Supreme Court Takes Up Another Inadequate-Defense Case

Law360, New York (February 25, 2013, 9:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from the state of Michigan challenging the Sixth Circuit’s reversal of a man’s murder conviction based on inadequate counsel, continuing the high court’s interest in questions surrounding ineffective assistance of counsel at the plea-bargaining stage.

The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether the Sixth Circuit erred in ruling that the trial counsel of respondent Vonlee Titlow was constitutionally ineffective because it advised Titlow to withdraw his guilty plea for the suffocation of his uncle....
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