McCoy v. Louisiana Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCoy v. Louisiana. The case concerns whether a death row inmate’s Sixth Amendment rights were violated… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCoy v. Louisiana. The case concerns whether a death row inmate’s Sixth Amendment rights were violated after his lawyer admitted his guilt during trial as part of a defense strategy even though the inmate objected. Robert McCoy in 2008 was accused of killing his estranged wife’s three family members. He pleaded not guilty and went to trial in July 2011. The jury convicted him on three counts of first-degree murder. Mr. McCoy, represented by a new attorney, filed suit for a new trial. He was denied, and then appealed to the Louisiana Supreme Court where they, too, ruled against him.

The Court on May 14, 2018, ruled 6-3 in favor or Robert McCoy and ordered a new trial for him. close

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McCoy v. Louisiana Oral Argument

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Program ID:
439372-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 26, 2018 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 15, 2018 | 6:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jan 26, 2018 | 11:47am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 26, 2018 | 4:39pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 27, 2018 | 1:28am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2018 | 6:07pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2018 | 8:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2018 | 2:26am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2018 | 6:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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