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Knowles v. Mirzayance

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1315 9th Cir. Jan 13, 2009
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Mar 24, 2009 9-0 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether the defendant’s lawyer’s recommendation to withdraw an insanity plea constituted ineffective assistance of counsel for purposes of federal habeas law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 24, 2009.

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