Judicial Obligations after Padilla v. Kentucky

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Judicial Obligations After Padilla v. Kentucky: The Role of Judges in Upholding Defendants’ Rights to Advice About the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Dispositions (October 2011)

This 69-page report provides general background information and informed guidance to criminal court judges about the wide range of implications of the Padilla decision and to recommend best practices for judges to protect the rights of noncitizen defendants under that decision.

The report was prepared for the Immigrant Defense Project by Nikki Reisch and Sara Rosell of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law under the supervision of Alina Das, NYU Professor of Clinical Law, and with the guidance of Benita Jain and Manuel Vargas of IDP