Today's first petition of the day is:

Lafler v. Cooper (Granted )

Docket: 10-209
Issue(s): (1) Whether a defendant seeking habeas is entitled to relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel where counsel’s deficient advice caused the defendant to reject a plea bargain in which the defendant had no vested right, and where the rejection did not deny the defendant a fair trial. (2) What remedy, if any, should be provided for ineffective assistance of counsel during plea bargain negotiations if the defendant was later convicted and sentenced pursuant to constitutionally adequate procedures.

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Today’s second petition of the day is:

Brown v. Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians

Docket: 10-330
Issue(s): (1) Whether a state demands direct taxation of an Indian tribe in compact negotiations under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, when it bargains for a share of tribal gaming revenue for the state's general fund; and (2) whether a court exceeds its jurisdiction to determine the state's good faith in compact negotiations under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, when it weighs the relative value of concessions offered by the parties in those negotiations.

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