Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

SCOTUS to Consider Padilla Retroactivity: Chaidez v. U.S.


"The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to settle a dispute among lower courts on whether to give more immigrants the benefit of a ruling that requires their lawyers to advise them more clearly on what can happen if they plead guilty to a crime.  At issue in the new case of Chaidez v. United States (11-820) is the potential retroactivity of the Court’s 2010 ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky." - SCOTUSblog, Apr. 30, 2012.