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Stephen B. Kinnaird: A sixth sense about the Sixth Amendment

When Stephen B. Kinnaird stood before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court urging them to hold that bad advice from a defense attorney about the deportation risks of a guilty plea can amount to a Sixth Amendment violation, he knew ...

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Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything?

WASHINGTON - Last term's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling's Sixth Amendment duty to warn to a host of other collateral areas outside the immigration context.

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