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Robert R. Rigg

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The Postville Raid: A Postmortem, Robert R. Rigg Aug 2010

The Postville Raid: A Postmortem, Robert R. Rigg

Robert R. Rigg

In 2008, the largest immigration raid to date took place in Postville, Iowa. The target of the raid was Agriprocessors Inc., where an estimated 75% of its 968 employees were in the country illegally. In addition to the deportation of those taken into custody, the decision was made to criminally prosecute the seized individuals en masse. This represented a departure from the selected and targeted criminal prosecutions of prior immigration raids. The raid was scheduled for Monday, May 12, 2008.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, the United States Department …


The T-Rex Without Teeth: Evolving Strickland V. Washington And The Test For Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel, Robert R. Rigg Apr 2007

The T-Rex Without Teeth: Evolving Strickland V. Washington And The Test For Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel, Robert R. Rigg

Robert R. Rigg

When the United States Supreme Court decided Strickland v. Washington it created a doctrine of immense importance but having little impact. This has changed in the last several years as the Court used America Bar Association standards to review counsels performance. This article explores Strickland and three cases decided by the Court that will change how courts apply the Strickland test and how lawyers should alter their approach to representation.