Wednesday, January 30, 2013

'Tibbals v. Carter' and 'Ryan v. Gonzales' - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

At SCOTUScast, Ronald Eisenberg, Deputy District Attorney for the Law Division at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, discusses the January 8, 2013 decision by the United States Supreme Court in Tibbals v. Carter on "whether a capital prisoner possesses a 'right to competence in federal habeas proceedings under the Supreme Court’s 1966 decision in Rees v. Peyton", and in Ryan v. Gonzales on "whether a state inmate’s right to counsel in habeas proceedings (where the underlying offense was a capital offense) includes a right to a stay of habeas proceedings when the inmate is not competent to assist counsel"