Thanks to those who visited Invisible Man in 2011. I hope this blog has been of use to some. The issue of Padila retroactivity, to which I have devoted a lot of my blogging, is still percolating throughout the courts and remains very much a hot topic among criminal defense and immigration law attorneys, especially those who toil in the trenches of postconviction litigation. For 2012, I predict that the U.S. Supreme Court will finally step in to decide the issue of Padilla retroactivity, with a decision due in late 2012 or early 2013. I believe the Court will find Padilla retroactively applicable (how could I predict otherwise?!) and Justice Kennedy will write the decision for the majority, although Justice Alito will, in one way or another, be key in shaping the contours of the Court’s ruling on Padilla retroactivity.
WordPress.com has provided me with a year end report for 2011, which I have posted below for everyone’s reference.
Thank you all again for taking time out to visit the Invisible Man. I look forward to another year of blogging on Padilla and other issues.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.