51 Cited authorities

  1. Strickland v. Washington

    466 U.S. 668 (1984)   Cited 132,898 times   173 Legal Analyses
    Holding that prejudice for IAC claims requires showing "that there is a reasonable probability that, but for counsel's unprofessional errors, the result of the proceeding would have been different"
  2. Jones v. Barnes

    463 U.S. 745 (1983)   Cited 9,936 times   21 Legal Analyses
    Holding that it was not ineffective assistance for appellate counsel to decline to make every nonfrivolous argument requested by the defendant
  3. Faretta v. California

    422 U.S. 806 (1975)   Cited 10,337 times   23 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Sixth and Fourteenth amendments include the "right to proceed without counsel" when a criminal defendant "voluntarily and intelligently elects to do so"
  4. United States v. Cronic

    466 U.S. 648 (1984)   Cited 6,288 times   30 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a finding of ineffective assistance of trial counsel must be based on actual specified errors and not merely the circumstances surrounding the representation
  5. McMann v. Richardson

    397 U.S. 759 (1970)   Cited 6,429 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that even a possible misjudgment about admissibility of evidence is not ineffective assistance.
  6. Sandstrom v. Montana

    442 U.S. 510 (1979)   Cited 2,978 times   8 Legal Analyses
    Holding unconstitutional jury instructions that might reasonably have been understood as creating a conclusive presumption
  7. Florida v. Nixon

    543 U.S. 175 (2004)   Cited 898 times   8 Legal Analyses
    Holding that it was not ineffective assistance for defense counsel to decide, without defendant's approval, to concede guilt during liability phase of first-degree murder trial
  8. People v. Benevento

    91 N.Y.2d 708 (N.Y. 1998)   Cited 3,712 times   2 Legal Analyses
    In People v Benevento, 91 NY2d 708, 713-14 (1998), the New York Court of Appeals held that "meaningful representation" included a prejudice component which focuses on the "fairness of the process as a whole rather than [any] particular impact on the outcome of the case."
  9. People v. Baldi

    54 N.Y.2d 137 (N.Y. 1981)   Cited 5,510 times   6 Legal Analyses
    In Baldi, the New York State Court of Appeals expressly applied the right to effective assistance of counsel guaranteed by the federal Constitution. 54 N.Y.2d at 146.
  10. People v. Caban

    5 N.Y.3d 143 (N.Y. 2005)   Cited 1,303 times
    Holding conspirators' statements admissible as verbal acts to prove existence of conspiracy but not, absent independent evidence of the conspiracy, for their truth