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Pro Bono Work 2010

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InnovationPadilla versus Kentucky
Originality7
Rationale7
Impact7
Total21
DescriptionThe case work for José Padilla is potentially an upheaval in the law relating to the US constitution’s sixth amendment. Mr Padilla was at risk of deportation to Honduras after poor legal advice from his attorney. The firm argued that he had been deprived of effective legal counsel and that the consequences of deportation outweighed the criminal risk