Tag Archives: capital

The Daily Digest, 4/7/11

The case today presents a now-classic (and failed) attempt to use evidence of drug use and past head injuries as mitigating evidence in a capital case. In both of the defendant’s two retrials for sentencing, the jury sentenced the defendant … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 4/5/11

After the major decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court yesterday, all bets are off on the likely success of claims for ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to introduce mitigating brain evidence at trial. The case may … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest – 2/9/11

Those following the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and law know that, to date, it has been used most frequently as mitigating evidence in capital sentencing. Like socioeconomic background or abusive childhood evidence, criminal defendants are now using cognitive neuroscience to … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 2/8/11

Brain Dysfunction and Disability Benefits Strommer v. N.Y. State & Local Police And Fire Ret. Sys., 2011 WL 240153 (N.Y. App. 2011) A popular area for introducing cognitive neuroscience is to substantiate “invisible injuries” and claims in disability cases. In … Continue reading

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