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Lee v. US

United States Supreme Court
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In a criminal case in which defendant was advised by counsel to plead guilty to possessing ecstasy with intent to distribute, an 'aggravated felony'...
06/23/2017 16-327

Maracich v. Spears

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In an action brought by plaintiffs, South Carolina residents, against defendant attorneys for violating the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act of...
06/17/2013 12-25

Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA

United States Supreme Court
Debt Collection, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In an action contending that, by sending a notice requiring her to dispute the debt in writing, defendant law firm violated section 1692g(a) of the...
04/21/2010 08-1200

Padilla v. Kentucky

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law
In postconviction proceedings arising from a drug distribution prosecution, after which petitioner faced deportation based on his guilty plea and...
03/31/2010 08-651

Bobby v. Van Hook

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, a circuit court of appeals' grant of the petition on the basis that petitioner's lawyers performed deficiently in...
11/09/2009 09-144

Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Government Law
In an appeal from the denial of a motion to recuse a state supreme court justice, where the justice had received campaign contributions in an...
06/08/2009 08-22

Vermont v. Brillon

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
The Vermont Supreme Court's reversal of Defendant's domestic violence conviction is reversed, where the Vermont Supreme Court held that delays...
03/09/2009 08-88

Bell v. Kelly

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a death-penalty case in which petitioner contended he was denied the effective assistance of counsel during the penalty phase, and sought de novo...
11/17/2008 07-1223

Rompilla v. Beard

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Sentencing
Even when a capital defendant and his family members have suggested that no mitigating evidence is available, his lawyer is bound to make reasonable...
06/20/2005 04-5462

BROWN v. LEGAL FOUND. OF WASHINGTON

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Property Law & Real Estate
A state law requiring client funds that could not otherwise generate net earnings for the client be deposited in an "interest on lawyers' trust...
03/26/2003 01-1325
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