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7.1.2010

Lane Powell Files Petition for Habeas Corpus in Pro Bono Case

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On July 1, a team of Lane Powell attorneys filed a petition for habeas relief on behalf of the Firm’s pro bono client, Louisiana State Penitentiary death row inmate Quincy Broaden. The petition argues that Mr. Broaden is ineligible for execution because he is “mentally retarded.” It also raises a multitude of other constitutional problems with his conviction and death sentence, including racial bias, police and prosecutorial misconduct, juror misconduct and severe ineffective assistance of counsel. A full copy of Mr. Broaden’s petition can be found here (PDF).