Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Even more comments on the right to counsel

 A few days ago I posted a few links to articles commenting on the 50th anniversary of the case that recognized the right to counsel in criminal cases and the state of access to counsel by indigent defendants.  Unfortunately, as I said in my previous post, much coverage focuses on the unfulfilled promise of access to representation.  Here are a few more links: 

ReligiousLeftLaw:  The 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

The PopTort:  Gideon, Legal Aid and Contingency Fees

Blog of the Legal Times:  Kagan, Holder Address the Five Decades Since Historic Gideon Decision

The Huffington Post: Gideon v. Wainright 50th Anniversary: Serious Problems Persist In Indigent Legal Defense