As a follow-up to my post last week about Steve Bright, I wanted to draw your attention to this draft paper on the case by Fred Vars (at the University of Alabama Law School). Here is the Abstract:
The Supreme Court yesterday (April 24, 2017) heard the case of an Alabama death row inmate, James McWilliams. A thus far overlooked argument could save his life and help level the playing field in other capital cases. The Court in 1985 promised independent expertise. Now is its chance to make good on that promise.