First Circuit Cites Professor Chin in Weapons Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently cited Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin’s 2002 Cornell Law Review article  Effective Assistance of Counsel and the Consequences of Guilty Pleas.  

United States v. Minor overturned the conviction of a person convicted of illegally possessing a weapon, but who may not have known the facts which made them ineligible to possess a weapon.

Chin's article, which was co-authored with a student, Richard W. Holmes Jr., has been cited by many other courts, including several opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett Jr. Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law.  He is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.

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