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Criminal Law: Effectiveness of Counsel-Mitigating Evidence-Capital Case

Where a defendant in a death-penalty case argued that his counsel was ineffective for failing to adequately investigate and present mitigating evidence, counsel’s investigation satisfied his obligation, and his decision to investigate by himself was reasonable, as was the decision not to interview distant family members and to hire a psychologist to investigate the effects ...
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