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Chaidez v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-820 7th Cir. Nov 1, 2012
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Feb 20, 2013 7-2 Kagan OT 2012
 
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Holding: The Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires defense attorneys to inform criminal defendants of the deportation risks of guilty pleas, does not apply retroactively to cases already final on direct review.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 20, 2013. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined.

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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case.   Holding: The Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires defense attorneys to inform criminal defendants of the deportation risks of guilty pleas, does not apply retroactively to cases already final on direct review.   JudgmentAffirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Kagan on February 20, 2013. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Sotomayor filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg joined.
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