Bloom v. Calderon

Failure to Tell Psychiatric Expert About Psychiatric History Constitutes Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

In Bloom v. Calderon, 132 F.3d 1267 (9th Cir. 1997], the Ninth Circuit ruled that a death penaty defendant received ineffective assistance of counsel because of counsel's delay in obtaining a psychiatric expert witness and failure to provide the expert with necessary and available data. [J Am Acad Psychiatry Law, Vol 26, No 3, 1998: p.506]