No. 10-209.

132 S.Ct. 1376 (2012)

182 L.Ed.2d 398

Blaine LAFLER, Petitioner v. Anthony COOPER.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 21, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John J. Bursch , Solicitor General, for Petitioner.

William M. Jay , for the United States, as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the Petitioner.

Valerie R. Newman , Detroit, MI, appointed by this Court, for the Respondent.

Bill Schuette , Attorney General, John J. Bursch , Michigan Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Lansing, MI, B. Eric Restuccia , Michigan Deputy Solicitor General, Joel D. McGormley , Appellate Division Chief, for Petitioner.

Jeffrey T. Green , Karen S. Smith , Brian A. Fox , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC, Sarah O'Rourke Schrup , Chicago, IL, Valerie R. Newman , Jacqueline J. McCann , State Appellate Defender Office, Detroit, MI, for Respondent Anthony Cooper.

Justice KENNEDY delivered the opinion of the Court.

In this case, as in Missouri v. Frye, ___ U.S. ___, 132 S.Ct. 1399, ___ L.Ed.2d ___ (2012), also decided today, a criminal defendant seeks a remedy when inadequate assistance of counsel caused nonacceptance of a plea offer and further proceedings led to a less favorable outcome. In Frye, defense counsel did not inform the...

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