Harbison v. Bell (U.S. Supreme Court)
Federal Law (18 U.S.C. § 3559) authorizes funding to provide counsel to indigent death row inmates, including state defendants pursuing federal habeas relief. In this case, the Supreme Court held that Section 3559 also authorizes funding for counsel in state law clemency proceedings where state law does not provide indigent inmates with counsel. As part of the Yale Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic, Andy Pincus (DC) and Charles Rothfeld (DC) served as co-counsel for petitioner.