This case involves a district court’s patent disregard for a deeply mentally impaired defendant’s right to meaningful representation in capital federal habeas proceedings. By funding only 6% of defense counsel’s request for necessary expert and other resources, the District Court violated the constitution, ignored federal statutory mandates, flouted the Supreme Court’s remand order, blocked counsel’s ability to satisfy professional and ethical obligations, publicly disclosed contents of previously protected information about defense strategy, and set a very dangerous precedent for our justice system.
Moore, Janet, "Brief of the Roderick & Solange Macarthur Justice Center, et al as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Christeson v. Roper (8th Cir. August 19, 2016) (No. 16- 02730)." (2016). Faculty Articles and Other Publications. 356.