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High court sets new standard for legal advice in criminal cases

April 08, 2010

By Paul Hastings Professional

In a decision that one justice called a major upheaval in Sixth Amendment law, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that lawyers have a constitutional obligation to advise clients of the collateral deportation consequences of a guilty plea in a criminal case.

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