Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jeffrey L. Fisher , Menlo Park, CA, for the petitioner,
Gina Mignola , New York, NY, for the respondent.
Claudia Trapp , Matthew Bova , Center for Appellate Litigation, New York, NY, Yaira Dubin , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, NY, Jeffrey L. Fisher , Counsel of Record, Edward C. DuMont , Stanford Law School, Supreme Court, Litigation Clinic, Stanford, CA, Kendall Turner , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, DC, for petitioner.
Gina Mignola , Counsel of Record, Deputy General Counsel, Nancy D. Killian , Chief of Appeals, Noah J. Chamoy , Robert C. McIver , Paul A. Andersen , Morgan Namian , Assistant District Attorneys, Darcel D. Clark , Bronx County District, Attorney's Office, New York, NY, for respondent.
Justice SOTOMAYOR delivered the opinion of the Court.
In 2006, a stray 9-millimeter bullet killed a 2-year-old child in the Bronx. The State charged Nicholas Morris with the murder, but after trial commenced, it offered him a plea deal for a lesser charge. The State specifically required Morris to admit to a new charge of possession of a .357-magnum...
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