Panetti v. Davis: The Judicial Plunge Into the Dark Forest of Insanity and Death

Note by Oliver Atticus Kaufman

This note examines the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in Panetti v. Davis, 863 F.3d 366 (5th Cir. 2017), where the court held that a petitioner must be granted appointed counsel and funds for expert assistance to prepare for a federal habeas petition under a theory of incompetency.

About the Author

J.D./M.B.A. candidate 2020, Tulane University Law School; A.B. Freeman School of Business; B.A. 2015, Tulane University.


92 Tul. L. Rev. Online 25 (2018)