The petition of the day is:


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.

Posted in Seepersad v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 3, 2017, 10:40 PM),