Record No. 151022.

789 S.E.2d 106 (2016)

Harold CLARKE, Director, Virginia Department of Corrections v. Daniel GALDAMEZ.

Supreme Court of Virginia.

June 9, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Elizabeth C. Kiernan , Assistant Attorney General ( Mark R. Herring , Attorney General, on briefs), for appellant.

Scott C. Sequin ( Calderón Seguin , on brief), for appellee.

PRESENT: Lemons, C.J., Goodwyn, Mims, McClanahan, Powell, and Kelsey, JJ., and Lacy, S.J.

In this appeal, the Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections asks us to reverse the judgment of the habeas court granting a petition for a writ of habeas corpus because a decision by Daniel Galdamez to reject a plea agreement and proceed to trial could not be rational as a matter of law and, therefore...

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