CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

Issue summary from ScotusBlog, which also links to cert papers and opinions below:

  • Martinez v. Ryan: Whether a defendant in a state criminal case who is prohibited by state law from raising on direct appeal any claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel, but who has a state-law right to raise such a claim in a first post-conviction proceeding, has a federal constitutional right to effective assistance of first post-conviction counsel specifically with respect to his ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel claim

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