As several helpful readers have pointed out, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert. today in Chaidez. According to the Court, the question for which cert. was granted in Chaidez is as follows:
In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), this Court held that criminal defendants receive ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment when their attorneys fail to advise them that pleading guilty to an offense will subject them to deportation. The question presented is whether Padilla applies to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement.