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On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

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Premo v. Moore

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-658 9th Cir. Oct 12, 2010
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Jan 19, 2011 8-0 Kennedy OT 2010

Holding: The defense counsel was not ineffective and the habeas petitioner was not in any event prejudiced by his counsel's actions. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: The criminal defendant did not meet the high standard required by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act for obtaining federal habeas relief on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on January 19, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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