The U.S. Department of Justice sometimes conditions plea bargains on waiver by the defendant of any later claim that he/she did not have effective counsel. An Ethics Opinion in Kentucky found that created an intolerable conflict of interest between attorney and client. The Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed. We await the U.S. next move. - gwc
Legal Ethics Forum: Kentucky Supremes strike down pleas with waivers of IAC claims:
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So is the Supreme Court majority a tool of the Republican Party? If so we have much to fear because that means a court whose members do not make up their own minds. We discussed the issues recently on the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Law Journal. We concluded that Chief Justice John Roberts bland affirmations are inadequate, and that Greenhouse, to whose views we are generally close, did not hit the nail on the head. We wrote that