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Petition of the day

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.

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