No. 20-637.

142 S.Ct. 681 (2022)

Darrell HEMPHILL, Petitioner v. NEW YORK.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 20, 2022.

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.

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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