Sunday, October 30, 2011


US SUPREME COURT MAY THROW RATCHET INTO PLEA BARGAINS

"On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the two cases, which ask how principles concerning bad legal work at trial should apply to plea bargains. The question is of surpassing importance, since a large majority of criminal cases are settled at the plea stage. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/us/supreme-court-to-hear-cases-involving-bad-advice-on-plea-deals.html

Depending how this ruling goes, this could help in reopening the Barry Horn murder case.  Personally  I believe the federal courts will eventually throw out the plea bargain in that case because Padilla was representing Villalobos and the defendant at the same time.

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