[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Chaidez v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to rule on an ineffective assistance of counsel claim. In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky [JURIST report] that the Sixth Amendment [text] guarantee of effective assistance of counsel requires a criminal defense lawyer to advise a non-citizen client that pleading guilty to an aggravated felony will trigger mandatory, automatic deportation. The question presented in Chaidez...

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