We have represented clients in several recent cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kennedy v. Louisiana
- A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that held that the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause prohibits imposing the death penalty for the rape of a child in cases where the victim did not die and death was not intended.
- Read the Kennedy v. Louisiana Supreme Court opinion (pdf) >>
Snyder v. Louisiana
- A United States Supreme Court case about racial issues in jury selection in death penalty cases. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the 7–2 majority, ruled that the prosecutor’s use of peremptory strikes to remove African American jurors violated the Court’s earlier holding in Batson v. Kentucky.
- Read the Snyder v. Louisiana Supreme Court opinion (pdf) >>