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High court hears ineffective assistance case (access required)

Advice on consequences of guilty plea is at issue

WASHINGTON—Having a bad lawyer can cost you time and money. But when relying on bad legal advice results in a deportation order, does that cost you your constitutional rights? That is the question the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered Oct. 13 during oral arguments in Padilla v. Kentucky. Jose Padilla, a permanent resident in this ...

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