Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Packingham v. North Carolina. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions. Kevin Johnson has our preview.

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

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

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