Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Chaidez v. United States (Granted )
Note: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issue(s): Whether the Court’s decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that criminal defendants receive ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment when their attorneys fail to advise them that pleading guilty to an offense will subject them to deportation, applies to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 9, 2012, 4:18 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/02/petition-of-the-day-242/