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CHAIDEZ v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 11-820
Certiorari Granted: Apr 30 2012
Argued: October 30, 2012
Decided: February 20, 2013

Topics:

Assistance of Counsel, Death Penalty, Deportation, Fourth Amendment, IIRIRA, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, habeas, immigration, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder

PartyNames: Roselva Chaidez v. United States
Petitioner: Roselva Chaidez
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Citation: 655 F.3d 684
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket
Supreme Court Observer Blog Post for CHAIDEZ v. UNITED STATES

Roselva Chaidez
v.
United States
Background:

In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), the Supreme Court held 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.

Question Presented:

In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), this Court held 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. The question presented is whether Padilla applies to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement.

CHAIDEZ v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 30, 2012

Listen to Oral Argument in CHAIDEZ v. UNITED STATES
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 7-2
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