Saturday, May 1, 2010

Second Circuit Applies Padilla v. Kentucky

George Conk reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Robert Katzmann, has vacated a criminal conviction because of ineffective assistance of counsel in deportation proceedings.  The case is  Cerna v. United States.  A little over a month ago, Justice John Paul Stevens in Padilla v. United States held that a noncitizen could base an ineffective assistance claim on the failure to inform him of the immigration consequences of a plea bargain.

KJ

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