Supreme Court DecisionsSupreme Court of US – Right To Counsel Is Reasonable Competence

November 30, 20150

Supreme Court of United States held that Right to counsel guarantees is reasonable competence and not perfect advocacy”

Reversing the judgment of the Court of Appeals for Maryland that the defense attorney of the respondent were unconstitutionally ineffective, the SC of US while granting the writ of certiorari held that

the defense attorney of the respondent did not provide deficient performance when they failed to uncover the 1991 report and also failed to use the report methodological flaw against the FBI agent on cross-examination.

[Maryland v.James kulbicki, 577 U. S. ____ (2015), decided on 5.10.2015]

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