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Answering Gideon's Call Outside the Courtroom:Policy Reform Strategies to Protect the Right to Counsel
On March 18, 1963, the United States Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the right to counsel for those who could not afford to hire an attorney. The Supreme Court stated that counsel is critical ...
Don't I Need a Lawyer?
(Constitution Project, The, 2015)
For more than a decade, The Constitution Project National Right to Counsel Committee (“Committee”) has examined the state of indigent defense in our country, determined to assist governments in realizing the promise of ...
Gideon at 50 Part I - Rationing Justice: The Underfunding of Assigned Counsel Systems
(National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2013-03)
This report documents the unreasonably low rates of compensation paid to private attorneys who represent indigent defendants in state courts. The lack of adequate funding restricts the pool of attorneys willing to represent ...