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Bell v. Cone

Docket No.: 01-400
Certiorari Granted: Dec 10 2001
Argued: March 25, 2002
Decided: May 28, 2002

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, abuse of discretion, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, harmless error, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder, patent, sentencing guidelines

PartyNames: Ricky Bell, Warden v. Gary Bradford Cone
Petitioner: Ricky Bell, Warden
Respondent: Gary Bradford Cone

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 243 F.3d 961
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Ricky Bell, Warden
v.
Gary Bradford Cone
535 U.S. 685 (2002)
Question:

Does defense counsel render ineffective assistance during the sentencing phase of a murder trial by failing to present mitigating evidence and waiving final argument?

Bell v. Cone
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 25, 2002

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Bell, 1 vote(s) against
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