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Enforcing Effective Assistance After Martinez

dc.contributor.authorKing, Nancy J., 1958-
dc.identifier.citation122 Yale Law Journal 2428 (2013)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law journalen_US
dc.description.abstractThis Essay argues that the Court’s effort to expand habeas review of ineffective assistance of counsel claims in Martinez v. Ryan will make little difference in either the enforcement of the right to the effective assistance of counsel or the provision of competent representation in state criminal cases. Drawing upon statistics about habeas litigation and emerging case law, the Essay first explains why Martinez is not likely to lead to more federal habeas grants of relief. It then presents new empirical information about state postconviction review (cases filed, counsel, hearings, and relief rates), post-Martinez decisions, and anecdotal reports from the states to explain why, even if federal habeas grants increase, state courts and legislatures are unlikely to respond by invigorating state collateral review. The Essay concludes that alternative means, other than case-by-case postconviction review, will be needed to ensure the provision of effective assistance.en_US
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dc.publisherYale Law Journalen_US
dc.subject.lcshRight to counsel -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHabeas corpusen_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminal procedure -- United Statesen_US
dc.titleEnforcing Effective Assistance After Martinezen_US

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