Amicus Brief in Jae Lee V. United States

US Supreme Court, No. 16-327

43 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2018

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Jenny Roberts

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: February 7, 2017


This amicus brief was filed on behalf of the Immigrant Defense Project, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild in support of the petitioner in Jae Lee v United States, No. 16-327. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Mr. Lee, holding that Lee met his burden of showing that his attorney's erroneous advice about deportation prejudiced him. The Court found that it would not have been irrational for Lee to reject the plea he accepted and go to trial, despite the fact that he was "almost certain" to lose at trial. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the 6-2 opinion.

Keywords: Amicus

Suggested Citation

Roberts, Jenny, Amicus Brief in Jae Lee V. United States (February 7, 2017). US Supreme Court, No. 16-327. Available at SSRN:

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