FINDLAW: Daily Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court – 03/24/09


Knowles v. Mirzayance, No. 07-1315
The District Court’s grant of Petitioner’s habeas petition is reversed, where, whether the state court’s denial of his ineffective assistance claim is reviewed under 28 U.S.C. section 2254(d)(1)’s standard or de novo, Petitioner failed to establish that his counsel’s performance was ineffective.

“Our Changing Families” Symposium – April 17th; 5 CLE credits available

Albany Law School’s Student Bar Association is hosting the Justice Robert H. Jackson Symposium “Our Changing Families” on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Albany Law School.

The symposium is dedicated to the innovative changes Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye instituted for families in New York State. National experts will examine the following topics: Emerging Trends in Family Law, Children and the Law, and Reforming the Courts to Better Serve Families. For more information please visit:

5 CLE credits available (please see website for information on registering). The program is free of charge; but registration is preferred.

We hope to see you on April 17th as we examine families, the cornerstones of our society, and what we can do to better protect them, and the persons who comprise them.


Lauren L. Hunt
SBA Executive President