Details on today’s orders
on Apr 30, 2012 at 10:35 am
The Court granted one case today, Chaidez v. United States. The Court will consider whether Padilla v. Kentucky, in which the Court held that criminal defendants receive ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment when their attorneys fail to advise them that pleading guilty to an offense will subject them to deportation, applies to individuals whose convictions became final before its announcement. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case.] The Court did not call for the views of the Solicitor General in any new cases. The full order list is here.