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Mar 03, 2022

Federal Court Grants New Trial to Nevada Death-Row Prisoner, Blasts State for Providing Inexperienced, Inadequately Resourced Defense Counsel

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a Nevada dis­trict court’s grant of a new tri­al to death-row pris­on­er Mark Rogers, blast­ing the state for pro­vid­ing him with inex­pe­ri­enced coun­sel who lacked the knowl­edge and resources to com­pe­tent­ly defend a cap­i­tal tri­al. In a 2 – 1 deci­sion issued on February 14, 2022, the appeals pan­el upheld a September 23, 2019 rul­ing by District Court Judge Gloria M. Navarro hold­ing that the pub­lic defend­er assigned to rep­re­sent Rogers pro­vid­ed inef­fec­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tion while attempt­ing to present an insan­i­ty defense…