A Vociferous No Means No: How McCoy Mastered His Own Defense and Reestablished the Right to Autonomy

Note by Samantha I. Astrich

In this Note, Samantha I. Astrich explores the United States Supreme Court's decision in McCoy v. Louisiana, 138 S. Ct. 1500, 1506-07 (2018), holding that that it is a violation of the Sixth Amendment for an attorney to admit guilt to the jury during the guilt phase of a capital trial against the client’s voiced objection.

About the Author

Samantha I. Astrich: J.D. candidate 2020, Tulane University Law School; B.S. 2015, Texas A&M University.


93 Tul. L. Rev. 1005 (2019)