U.S. SUPREME COURT

Trevino v. Thaler

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW — Criminal Law — Assistance of Counsel

New Jersey Law Journal

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Where, as here, a state's procedural framework, by reason of its design and operation, makes it highly unlikely in a typical case that a defendant will have a meaningful opportunity to raise an ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel claim on direct appeal, procedural default will not bar a federal habeas court from hearing it.

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