Thursday, February 9th, 2017

An Unapologetic Con-Law Nerd Reports from the Supreme Court

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"So I went up to the Supreme Court yesterday to hear argument in Chaidez v. United States, No. 11-820.  Chaidez concerns the straightforward question whether the Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), applies retroactively – i.e., to defendants whose convictions became final prior to its issuance two years ago.  Jeffrey Fisher from Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic argued on behalf of Ms. Chaidez, and Michael Dreeben from the Solicitor General’s office on behalf of the government.  Spirited arguments from both sides.  Shout out to