Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions. Kevin Johnson has our preview.

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Missouri v. Frye

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-444 Mo. Ct. App. W.D. Oct 31, 2011
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Mar 21, 2012 5-4 Kennedy OT 2011
 
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Holding: The Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel ex­tends to the consideration of plea offers that lapse or are rejected, and that right applies to “all ‘critical’ stages of the criminal proceedings.”

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Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 21, 2012. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Thomas and Alito.

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