Rosario v. Griffin

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petition for certiorari.

Brief filed: 03/16/2011


Rosario v. Griffin

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 10-854

Prior Decision

Case below 601 F.3d 118, reh’g denied 617 F.3d 683 (2nd Cir. 2010).


New York's state constitutional “meaningful representation” standard to evaluate Sixth Amendment claims of ineffective assistance of counsel results in decisions that are "contrary to, or involve an unreasonable application of, clearly established federal law" as required by the federal habeas statute.

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Jonathan Marcus, et al., Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C. The associations’ amicus curiae brief in the court below is here.