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What does IAC stand for?

IAC stands for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (law)

This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Military and Government

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55) After Jenkins was appointed counsel and dropped all but his ineffective assistance of counsel claim, the district court denied his motion as untimely, finding that his ineffective assistance of counsel claim did not relate back to his original claims under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(c)(1)(B).
Accordingly, Padilla did not announce a new rule because (1) Williams suggested a categorical rule for ineffective assistance of counsel claims, (2) Padilla was based on "clearly established" law, (3) Padilla was dictated by precedent, (4) in the opinion, the Court indicated that it should be applied retroactively, and finally (5) both practical and policy concerns weigh in favor of Padilla's retroactivity.
5) For example, courts have rejected ineffective assistance of counsel claims in death penalty cases where defense counsel slept through portions of the trial, (6) or where counsel was under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or otherwise mentally impaired during trial.