Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyers were incompetent

Two men on Arizona’s death row are not entitled to present new evidence in federal court to support their arguments that their trial lawyers bungled their cases, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-3 decision. The question in Shinn v. Ramirez and Jones was … Continue reading Divided court restricts prisoners’ ability to pursue claims that their lawyers were incompetent