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Cooper v. Oklahoma

Docket No.: 95-5207
Argued: January 17, 1996
Decided: April 16, 1996

Topics:

Due Process, Due Process, Miscellaneous, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, murder, self-incrimination

PartyNames: COOPER v. OKLAHOMA Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.
Petitioner: Cooper
Respondent: Oklahoma

Court Below: THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF OKLAHOMA
Supreme Court Docket

Cooper
v.
Oklahoma
517 U.S. 348 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1373134 L.Ed.2d 498 (517 U.S.
Question:

May state law presume that defendants are competent to stand trial unless they prove their incompetence by clear and convincing evidence without violating the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

Cooper v. Oklahoma
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 17, 1996

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Cooper, 0 vote(s) against

Cooper v. Oklahoma
Case Documents

1Opinion in Cooper v. Oklahoma
2Opinion in Cooper v. Oklahoma
Additional documents for this case are pending review.