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Is Punishment Dead in America?
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Prosecutors and often even judges do not appreciate the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, regardless of whether it results from a trial or a plea agreement. While the direct consequences of conviction are...more
In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), held that a defense attorney’s failure to advise the defendant concerning the risk of removal fell below the objective...more
Public servants with the utmost integrity also need to be aware of what is happening ethically around the state. In today’s climate, every public agency’s image is impacted by the missteps or misconduct of others. Below...more
In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, held that a defense attorney’s failure to advise the defendant concerning the risk of removal fell below the objective standard of...more
On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Arizona v. United States that several provisions of Arizona’s immigration law (S.B. 1070) could not be enforced because federal immigration law preempts state laws regarding...more
When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Arizona immigration law last week, public scrutiny of the decision was short-lived because it was eclipsed by the subsequent ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable...more
June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Careen Shannon, attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration...more
The key takeaway for employers from the Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on Arizona's controversial Senate Bill (SB) 1070 law is that states cannot make criminals out of those in their jurisdiction who work or seek employment...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:49 PM ET)
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that several portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law were preempted by federal law will likely stanch the...more
May 3 (Bloomberg Law) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in the case over the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration law known as SB 1070. While the design, implementation and enforcement of...more
On Friday, November 4, 2011, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and the Department of Public Safety issued a new policy for the Vermont State Police which impacts when the State Police are allowed to question a person's...more
As predicted in our prior Legal Alert on this topic on May 13, 2011, Indiana’s recently enacted immigration law has been challenged in court. On June 24, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana...more
Padilla v. Kentucky’s recognition of deportation consequences as a component of the Sixth Amendment effective assistance of counsel guarantee promised dramatic impact on criminal proceedings involving noncitizen...more
United States District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White granted a motion to suppress the search of a laptop, which was seized at a U.S. airport from someone returning on an international flight. This case signals what courts--...more
On July 6, 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit seeking to prohibit the enforcement of the controversial new anti-immigration law passed by the state of Arizona in April. See, for example, the helpful summary...more
Full text copy of The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, Arizona Senate Bill 1070, signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010.
From the law:
“The legislature finds that there is a...more
This press release was issued today by the American Immigration Council:
The American Immigration Council applauds today's Supreme Court decision on the right to counsel for noncitizens charged with committing a crime. The...more
Federal prosecution for immigration violations reached a record high of 169,612 in 2009. According to the study out of Syracuse University, this number represents more than ½ of all criminal cases brought by the federal...more
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