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Court of Appeals – Ineffective assistance of counsel: People v. Maffei

New York State Court of Appeals Ineffective assistance of counsel Challenge prospective juror – Juror bias – Pre-trial media coverage People v. Maffei No. 25 Judge DiFiore Background: The defendant argues he was denied the effective assistance of counsel based on a single procedural error—counsel’s failure to challenge a prospective juror. Ruling: The Court of Appeals held that the defendant failed to ...

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