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Justices provide clarity — but no relief — for immigration defendants

A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants.

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‘Padilla’ duty to warn of deportation risk not retroactive

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky requiring defense attorneys to inform non-citizen clients of the deportation risks of guilty pleas does not apply retroactively to cases already final on direct review, the Court has ruled.

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Supreme Court questions if ‘Padilla’ ruling goes retro

WASHINGTON – The issue of whether criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to be warned of the immigration consequences of guilty pleas, as established by a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, is retroactive was front and center during oral arguments on ...

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Lawyers await ‘Padilla’ retroactivity ruling

WASHINGTON – Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, the justices are poised to decide just how ...

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Justices to decide whether ‘Padilla’ duty is retroactive

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether its 2010 ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, applies retroactively.

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