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Mickens v. Taylor

Docket No.: 00-9285
Certiorari Granted: Apr 16 2001
Argued: November 5, 2001
Decided: March 27, 2002

Topics:

Amendment 6: Other Sixth Amendment Provisions, Criminal Procedure, Right to Counsel, Assistance of Counsel, Equal Protection Clause, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fourteenth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, capital murder, court appointed counsel, habeas, habeas corpus, harmless error, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder, self-incrimination

PartyNames: Walter Mickens, Jr. v. John Taylor, Warden
Petitioner: Walter Mickens, Jr.
Respondent: John Taylor, Warden

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Citation: 240 F.3d 348
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Walter Mickens, Jr.
v.
John Taylor, Warden
535 U.S. 162 (2002)
Question:

Must a defendant show that a conflict of interest adversely affected his representation in order to demonstrate a Sixth Amendment violation when the trial court fails to inquire into a potential conflict of interest about which it knew or reasonably should have known?

Mickens v. Taylor
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 5, 2001

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Taylor, 4 vote(s) against
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