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Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 2/7/11

Immigration Retroactivity of law BOTTOM LINE: The Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky did not apply retroactively to defendant’s case and, therefore, defendant’s 1999 guilty plea was valid, even though he was not advised, prior to acceptance of his ...

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Court considers effect of Padilla ruling on alien defendant’s guilty plea

ANNAPOLIS — With his client facing potential deportation, a public defender urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to throw out the guilty plea that brought Mark Denisyuk, a Latvian national, to the attention of U.S. immigration officials. Brian L. Zavin blamed ...

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Defense counsel’s duty to warn about … everything?

WASHINGTON — Last term’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Padilla v. Kentucky placed a constitutional duty upon defense attorneys to advise clients if a plea carries a risk of deportation. But now, state and federal courts are applying the ruling’s ...

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