by Michelle Holland, Editor-in-Chief
The Supreme Court has taken on many groundbreaking cases this term, daring to clarify issues regarding same-sex marriage, immigrant rights, and habeas corpus petitions. Of particular interest is the case Chaidez v. United States. This case deals with non-citizen rights following a criminal conviction or guilty plea. This is of particular importance because once non-citizens are convicted or plead guilty to a crime, they can be deported. In 2003, Chaidez plead guilty to mail fraud and was subsequently deported. In 2010, she filed a motion for a writ of coram nobis, asserting that her attorney was ineffective for not alerting her that she would be deported if she plead guilty.