PJI Amicus Brief: Brumfield v. Cain

PJI filed an amicus brief in Brumfield v. Cain, observing that Brumfield would be the only person in Louisiana who did not receive a full and fair hearing on his claim of intellectual disability on direct appeal or in state post-conviction.  When Brumfield received a hearing in federal court, the federal judge found that Mr. Brumfield was a person with intellectual disability.  The State of Louisiana successfully argued to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that Mr. Brumfield should be executed anyway.  The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case, which is scheduled to be argued this spring and decided this summer.

Download this file (1 - Brumfield - FINAL Opening Brief.pdf)Merits Brief231 kB
Download this file (13-1433 TSAC Calogero.pdf)Brumfield - Amicus Brief266 kB

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