S.D.N.Y.: Def counsel’s strategic decisions about how to argue a suppress issue is entitled to deference

Defense counsel’s strategic decisions about to argue a suppression motion is entitled to nearly total deference. Brown v. United States, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 63948 (S.D. N.Y. Apr. 1, 2021).

Petitioner’s 2255 claim is based on defense counsel’s not raising an argument what was rejected two years later by the court of appeals. Therefore, defense counsel wouldn’t be ineffective or the good faith exception would apply. Yang v. United States, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64126 (M.D. N.C. Apr. 1, 2021).*

The officer had reasonable suspicion defendant was a material witness to a crime to be stopped to inquire. State v. Lira, 310 Ore. App. 237, 2021 Ore. App. LEXIS 433 (Mar. 31, 2021).*

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