Connecticut v. LenarzPetition for certiorari denied on January 17, 2012
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-451||Ct. S. Ct.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2011|
Issue: (1) Whether, when the defendant has raised a Sixth Amendment right to counsel claim under circumstances where the government inadvertently obtained privileged attorney-client defense strategy information, there is a presumption that the defendant has been prejudiced or should the defendant bear the burden of proving that he was prejudiced by the government’s access to such information; and (2) whether there is a presumption that dismissal of the charges is the appropriate sanction for a Sixth Amendment violation under circumstances where the government inadvertently acquired access to privileged attorney-client defense strategy information.