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Friday, October 9, 2009

Next Week's Oral Arguments

Brief description of the case is from ScotusWiki:

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky (08-651) — effect of defense lawyer’s wrong advice on consequences of a guilty plea

Smith v. Spisak (08-724) — unanimity of jury as an issue in finding mitigating evidence in a capital case

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Alvarez v. Smith (08-351) — right to court hearing to challenge forfeiture for a drug crime

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