U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses Boyer Case

April 30, 2012

Yesterday, by a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court dismissed Boyer v. State of Louisiana as improvidently granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari was granted on October 5, 2012 and arguments were heard by the Court on January 14, 2013. Richard Bourke, Director of the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center (New Orleans, LA), argued on behalf of Jonathan Boyer.

Frank Neuner, Chairman of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, said, “LPDB struggles to stretch its insufficient funds to deliver constitutional defense services to as many indigent defendants as possible, and we are extremely disappointed that the Court didn't take the opportunity to further define the role of the states to provide an effective indigent defense system for its citizens.”

The entire LPDB Press Release is available HERE

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