Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Wood v. Allen

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-9156 11th Cir. Nov 4, 2009
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Jan 20, 2010 7-2 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: The Court upheld a death sentence, rejecting the defendant's claim that his defense attorney had failed to properly investigate or introduce evidence that the defendant's IQ being well below average.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 20, 2010. Justices Stevens filed a dissenting opinion, joined by Justice Kennedy.

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