Published on November 10, 2009 | by LawNews

Prof. Eric Freedman in Legal Times

Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, was quoted on The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.

A Justice’s Curious Comment About ABA Guidelines For Death Penalty Lawyers 
November 10, 2009


“The law has always been that the ABA guidelines are only guides to putting content on the very vague Strickland standard,” said Eric Freedman of Hofstra University School of Law, a member of the steering committee of the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project. The original guidelines were approved in 1989 and revised and adopted without dissent in 2003.

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