Busy week and sitting coming up at the Supreme Court for habeas cases. Two habeas cases and four front-end criminal cases. I'll provide a reminder of each as they come up.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in the habeas case of Lafler v. Cooper. The case will be heard in tandem with Missouri v. Frye. There are two issues in common to both cases. The first is, essentially, whether a defendant/petitioner can argue that he received IAC during the plea negotiation stage of a case even though he was convicted after a trial. The second issue, which is exactly the same in both cases, is, assuming that such a claim can be made, what's the appropriate relief, if any.
I had not originally not ranked these cases particularly high in my preview on the scale of how interesting they were. But after the recent habeas grant in Cardoza v. Rock on this very issue, the case has become a little more interesting to me.