Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Fredrick E. Vars (University of Alabama - School of Law) has posted An Indigent Criminal Defendant is Entitled to 'An Expert of His Own' (Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The Supreme Court yesterday (April 24, 2017) heard the case of an Alabama death row inmate, James McWilliams. A thus far overlooked argument could save his life and help level the playing field in other capital cases. The Court in 1985 promised independent expertise. Now is its chance to make good on that promise.