Wittliff Cutter filed an amicus brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in support of Terence Tremaine Andrus. The brief, filed on behalf of law professors from various universities across Texas, follows the remand by the Supreme Court of the United States after it found, per curiam, that Mr. Andrus’s trial counsel’s performance was deficient. In this brief, amici advocate for the importance of the proper application of the prejudice standard under Strickland in ensuring constitutional protections in capital cases. Wittliff Cutter’s team, including Erin Eckhoff, Kayna Levy and Brent Newton working with partner María Amelia Calaf, is proud to have joined other amici in support of Mr. Andrus and to build on the firm’s commitment to pro bono work.

The brief is available here.