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Hofstra Law Review

Abstract

The article discusses trends in the U.S. federal courts with respect to how those judicial bodies are applying the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings in the case Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler which deal with ineffective assistance of counsel claims and the quality of the legal assistance that prisoners receive during their state collateral-review (post-conviction) proceedings. An equitable exception is addressed in relation to U.S. federal habeas corpus cases and procedural defaults.

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