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Clarity, but no relief, for immigration defendants

A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants. In 2010, the justices held that criminal defense attorneys are required under the Sixth Amendment to warn non-citizen clients if a guilty plea carries a risk ...