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When New Supreme Court Rulings Do Not Apply Retroactively

In Padilla v. Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an ineffective assistance of counsel claim under the Sixth Amendment could be based on a defense attorney’s failure to apprise a criminal defendant of the immigration...more

Holding of Padilla v. Kentucky to be Incorporated Into Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

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

U.S. Supreme Court: “The Social Sharing of A Small Amount of Marijuana” By Immigrants Lawfully In The U.S. Does Not Require Their...

U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Moncrieffe v. Holder, holding that a state drug conviction is not an aggravated felony when the statute of conviction extends to the social sharing of a small amount of marijuana. The...more

FOSTERQUAN WINS U.S. SUPREME COURT VICTORY

We are pleased to announce our recent U.S. Supreme Court victory in the deportation case of Umer v. Holder. Members of FosterQuan’s litigation team successfully argued that Khalid Umer, a legal U.S. resident originally from...more

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