Bob Bartels, faculty advisor for the Arizona Justice Project, takes the important issue of post-conviction review to the United States Supreme Court.

– Question Presented: Whether a defendant in a state criminal case – who cannot raise an ineffective assistance of trial counsel claim (IATC) on direct appeal but must wait to raise it on the first state post-conviction review proceeding – has a federal constitutional right to effective assistance of 1st PCR counsel, specifically with respect to the IATC claim?

Briefs on this case can be found here:
http://www.americanbar.org/publications/preview_home/10-1001.html