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BURT v. TITLOW

Docket No.: 12-414
Certiorari Granted: Feb 25 2013
Argued: October 8, 2013
Decided: November 5, 2013

Topics:

AEDPA, Sixth Amendment, Supremacy Clause, copyright, habeas, habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder, sentencing guidelines

PartyNames: Sherry L. Burt, Warden v. Vonlee Nicole Titlow
Petitioner: Sherry L. Burt, Warden
Respondent: Vonlee Nicole Titlow

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 680 F.3d 577
Supreme Court Docket

Sherry L. Burt, Warden
v.
Vonlee Nicole Titlow
Question Presented:

1. Whether the Sixth Circuit failed to give appropriate deference to a Michigan state court under AEDPA in holding that defense counsel was constitutionally ineffective for allowing Respondent to maintain his claim of innocence. 2. Whether a convicted defendant's subjective testimony that he would have accepted a plea but for ineffective assistance, is, standing alone, sufficient to demonstrate a reasonable probability that defendant would have accepted the plea. 3. Whether Lafler always requires a state trial court to resentence a defendant who shows a reasonable probability that he would have accepted a plea offer but for ineffective assistance, and to do so in such a way as to "remedy" the violation of the defendant's constitutional right.

BURT v. TITLOW
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 8, 2013

Listen to Oral Argument in BURT v. TITLOW
Holding: REVERSED
Vote: 9-0

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BURT v. TITLOW
Case Documents

1BURT v. TITLOW Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
2BURT v. TITLOW Oral Argument Audio
3Slip Opinion in BURT v. TITLOW (Opinion by Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.)