Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Life Technologies Corporation v. Promega Corporation. John Duffy has our preview.

Knowles v. Mirzayance

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1315 9th Cir. Jan 13, 2009
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Mar 24, 2009 9-0 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether the defendant’s lawyer’s recommendation to withdraw an insanity plea constituted ineffective assistance of counsel for purposes of federal habeas law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 24, 2009.

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