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No Post-Conviction Relief on Padilla Claim (access required)

A criminal defendant’s right to be advised that he could face deportation after a guilty plea is not a “watershed rule” that applies retroactively on collateral review, the 4th Circuit says. The issue here is whether the right recognized in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010), which held that the Sixth Amendment right to counsel ...

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