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Padilla Rule Not Retroactive (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies a defendant’s motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 alleging he received ineffective assistance of counsel from a lawyer who failed to advise that his guilty plea to criminal charges could lead to deportation; the court declines to apply Padilla v. Kentucky’s rule retroactively. With this matter the court addresses ...