What is HAT?
The Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel (HAT) are contractors
funded pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act to provide consultation and litigation
support services to Federal Defenders, courts, and private defense counsel appointed
in capital federal habeas corpus proceedings. HAT counsel -- John H. Blume, Mark
E. Olive, and Denise Young – are experts in capital habeas corpus proceedings,
seasoned advocates before the United States Supreme Court in death penalty and
habeas corpus cases, and nationally recognized as advisors to capital defense
and habeas corpus lawyers.
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