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Wood v. Allen

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-9156 11th Cir. Nov 4, 2009
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Jan 20, 2010 7-2 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: The Court upheld a death sentence, rejecting the defendant's claim that his defense attorney had failed to properly investigate or introduce evidence that the defendant's IQ being well below average.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2010. Justices Stevens filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kennedy.

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