Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: (1) Whether, when counsel error causes the lapse of plea agreement more favorable to a criminal defendant than the outcome of the subsequent disposition, constitutional prejudice can be shown if the later disposition was nonetheless fitting in light of the defendant's crime and criminal background; and (2) whether, if constitutional prejudice can be shown by the loss of a more favorable plea agreement even if the ultimate decision was commensurate with the defendant's crime and background, the state's interest in punishment that fits the defendant's crime and character is a competing interest that should be taken into account in determining a remedy, pursuant to United States v. Morrison.
Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Mar. 28, 2013, 11:13 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/03/petition-of-the-day-426/