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Court’s Confrontation Clause ruling gives scant guidance

WASHINGTON – The latest in a series of divided Confrontation Clause rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court has left attorneys and legal experts scratching their heads, unclear as to exactly when DNA reports and similar evidence can be admitted without ...

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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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