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Criminal Law: Death Penalty Case – Effectiveness Of Counsel – Attorney Misconduct

Wooten v. Norris (MLW No. 59596/Case No. 06-4068 - 32 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Melloy, J.) Even though an attorney, who represented a defendant convicted of murder in his post-conviction proceedings, failed to disclose his own convictions or disbarments to his clients and eventually abandoned the defendant after subsequent DWI convictions, the defendant's ...