The Yale Law Journal

Nancy J. King


Enforcing Effective Assistance After Martinez

Nancy J. King

122 Yale L.J. 2428 (2013).

This Essay argues that the Court’s effort to expand habeas review of ineffective assistance of counsel claims in Martinez v. Ryan will make little difference in either the enforcement of the right to the effective assistance of counsel or the provision of competent represen…


Lafler v. Cooper and AEDPA

Nancy J. King

**This Essay is part of a Yale Law Journal Online series called "Summary Judgment," featuring short commentaries on recent Supreme Court cases.**

The Supreme Court in Missouri v. Frye1 and Lafler v. Cooper2 broke new ground by holding for the first time that a defendant’s right to the effective ass…