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Court: Is ‘Padilla’ duty retroactive?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether its 2010 ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky, holding that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk of deportation, applies retroactively, Chaidez v. U.S. (no. 11-820, certiorari granted April 30). The case involves a permanent resident from ...