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INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL

Was a murder defendant denied the effective assistance of counsel when her second attorney advised her to withdraw from a favorable plea agreement negotiated by her first attorney? See “Court to reexamine right to counsel in plea bargaining” Burt v. Titlow, No. 12-414. Certiorari granted:  Feb. 25, 2013. Ruling below: 680 F.3d 577 (6th Cir. 2012).