Pickering v. Colorado

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petition for certiorari.

Brief filed: 02/13/2012


Pickering v. Colorado

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 11-870


Element-negating defenses, such as self-defense, often negate the mens rea needed to sustain a conviction, and due process should require the prosecution to disprove the defense beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Timothy O’Toole and Jeffrey Hahn, Miller & Chevalier Chtd, Washington, DC.