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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

EXCERPT:

“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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