Third Circuit Rules that Padilla v. Kentucky is Retroactively Applicable on Habeas

2019-03-18T18:47:56-05:00June 29th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

The Third Circuit took the unusual step of declaring a Supreme Court opinion (Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010)) retroactively applicable to defedants filing habeas corpus motions. The case is United States v. Orocio and the opinion can be found here. For those who do not regularly follow post-conviction and habeas [...]