Seepersad v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on December 11, 2017
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Issue: Whether, in the context of a noncitizen defendant with legal resident status and extended familial and property ties to the United States, when establishing prejudice under Strickland v. Washington, it is always irrational for a defendant to reject a plea offer notwithstanding evidence of guilt when the plea would result in mandatory and permanent deportation.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 01 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 6, 2017)
Jun 12 2017Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Jun 14 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Jun 26 2017Response Requested. (Due July 26, 2017)
Aug 02 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 1, 2017.
Sep 01 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 2, 2017.
Sep 27 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 1, 2017.
Nov 01 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 16 2017Reply of petitioner Ashram Seepersad filed.
Nov 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.
Dec 11 2017Petition DENIED.

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