Missouri v. Frye

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Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Oct 31, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Kennedy
Term

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.”

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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