Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

United States v. Denedo

129 S. Ct. 2213 (2009)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...

United States v. Denedo

United States Supreme Court

129 S. Ct. 2213 (2009)

Facts

In 1998, Jacob Denedo (defendant), a Nigerian citizen and a lawful permanent resident of the United States, was charged with conspiracy, larceny, and forgery. On the advice of counsel, Denedo, a member of the navy, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in exchange for a referral to a special court-martial. Denedo appealed the sentence imposed by the special court-martial as too harsh. The Navy-Marine Court of Criminal Appeals (NMCCA) affirmed the sentence, and Denedo did not appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security began deportation proceedings against Denedo because of his court-martial conviction. Denedo filed a petition for a writ of coram nobis with the NMCCA, arguing that his guilty plea was the result of ineffective assistance of counsel. The NMCCA ruled that it had jurisdiction to consider Denedo’s petition but denied the petition on its merits. Denedo appealed, and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed that the NMCCA had jurisdiction to issue the writ and remanded the case for further proceedings on the merits. The government appealed, arguing that the military courts do not have jurisdiction to consider a writ of coram nobis concerning a final judgment of conviction.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Kennedy, J.)

Concurrence/Dissent (Roberts, C.J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 619,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 619,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 619,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership