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BOYER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA

Docket No.: 11-9953
Argued: January 14, 2013
Decided: April 29, 2013

Topics:

Due Process, Sixth Amendment, death penalty, murder

PartyNames: Jonathan Edward Boyer v. Louisiana
Petitioner: Jonathan Edward Boyer
Respondent: Louisiana

Court Below: Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit
Citation: 56 So.3d 1119
Supreme Court Docket

Jonathan Edward Boyer
v.
Louisiana
Consideration Limited:

GRANTED LIMITED TO QUESTION 1 PRESENTED BY THE PETITION.

Question Presented:

1. Whether a state's failure to fund counsel for an indigent defendant for five years, particularly where failure was the direct result of the prosecution's choice to seek the death penalty, should be weighed against the state for speedy trial purposes? 2. Whether a defendant's due process right to present a complete defense, to compulsory process, and to confront the witnesses against him is violated where relevant and reliable expert testimony as to the psychology of interrogations and false confessions is excluded at trial by an arbitrary and disproportionate categorical ban?

BOYER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 14, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in BOYER v. STATE OF LOUISIANA
Holding: DISMISSED AS IMPROVIDENTLY GRANTED|: 77 (75)|: 77 (75.8)|: 77 (75.8)|Disposed of With Argument|:|By Signed Opinion/Judgment|76 (74.8) By
Vote: 9-0
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