NACDL - Bell v. Thompson

Bell v. Thompson

NACDL amicus curiae brief.

Brief filed: 03/29/2005

Documents

Bell v. Thompson

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 04-514

Argument

Decision of the court of appeals to reopen a Tennessee capital defendant's federal habeas appeal on its own motion and remand to U.S. district court for evidentiary hearing, based upon newly discovered evidence that defendant was mentally ill at time of the offense, was reasonable and within the appeals court's authority.

Author(s)

Paul R.Q. Wolfson and Noah A. Levine, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP.