Missouri v. Frye
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-444||Mo. Ct. App. W.D.||
Oct 31, 2011
|Mar 21, 2012||5-4||Kennedy||OT 2011|
Holding: The Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel extends to the consideration of plea offers that lapse or are rejected, and that right applies to “all ‘critical’ stages of the criminal proceedings.”
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on March 21, 2012. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by the Chief Justice and Justices Thomas and Alito.
- Opinion analysis: Expanding the right to effective counsel during the plea-bargaining process
- Argument recap: Court searches for a principled remedy
- Argument preview: Remedy for ineffective assistance of counsel during plea bargaining?
- Academic round-up
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for the Petitioner
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent
- Brief of the Constitution Project
- Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association et al.
- Brief for Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law
- Brief for the American Bar Association
- Opinion Below (Mo. Ct. App. W.D.)
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief for Connecticut and eleven other states