The Kelley Institute
Law of Lawyering
Supreme Court Review
Cases tagged as: unprofessional conduct
Holland v. Florida
130 S. Ct. 2549 (2010) (PDF)
Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His counsel failed to file a habeas petition within the one year limit even though he urged him to. Limitations period under 28 U.S.C.S. § 2244(d)(1) for filing federal habeas corpus petition held subject to equitable tolling; further factual consideration held required to determine whether allegedly unprofessional conduct of accused's counsel warranted equitable tolling.
Maracich v. Spears
Court will consider whether lawyers violated drivers' privacy rights by gathering personal information from state motor vehicle records to recruit prospective plaintiffs for lawsuits.