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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued what will be viewed historically as a seminal decision in the fields of immigration law and criminal defense.
In a 7-2 decision, the Court ruled that an immigrant who is not advised by his attorney that a guilty plea would likely result in deportation from the United States could be subjected to an ineffective assistance of counsel violation of the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
In Padilla v. Kentucky, the... Read More