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Article • December 7, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
Missouri Governor Doesn’t Have to Serve as Public Defender by In a letter dated August 2, 2016, the director of Missouri’s Public Defender System called for Governor Jay Nixon – a licensed lawyer who was a four-term Attorney General before being elected governor – to represent an indigent defendant in ...
New York Settles Indigent Defense Suit; $5.5 Million in Attorney Fees by Plaintiffs filed a state court class-action suit alleging the system of indigent legal services for defendants in New York criminal cases was unconstitutionally deficient. On October 22, 2014, the state and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Seventh Circuit: Jailhouse Lawyer’s Help No Reason to Deny Appointment of Counsel by Gary Hunter The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that denied appointment of counsel to a prisoner because he received legal help from another prisoner. Ladell Henderson had a fifth grade ...
More Lawyers, Same Injustice by By Oren Nimni & Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs A case in Georgia has become notorious for its profanity. But it also says something about our public defender system… Last month, in a Georgia courtroom, defendant Denver Fenton Allen appeared in front of Judge Bryant Durham, ...
Fifth Circuit Reverses District Court's Denial of Appointment of Counsel by On March 6, 2009, Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of appointment of counsel and upheld the dismissal of free exercise, equal protection and retaliation claims. Texas prisoner Willie Lee Garner filed a pro se lawsuit pursuant to ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
State of Injustice - How New York State Turns its Back on the Right to Counsel for the Poor, NYCLU, 2014 STATE OF INJUSTICE: How New York State Turns its Back on the Right to Counsel for the Poor “The amount of money someone makes should not determine how justice ...
Criminal Defendants Shortchanged by Justice System that Favors Prosecutors by Derek Gilna Since the landmark Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright in 1963, criminal defendants who face incarceration have been guaranteed representation by an attorney if they cannot afford one. Gideon spurred most states and the federal government to ...
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Amended Complaint, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2015
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Order, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2016
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Settlement Agreement, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2015
Fabian et al v. Dunn et al, TX, Complaint, juvenile immigrant guard brutality denial of counsel, 2008
Fabian et al v. Dunn et al, TX, Order, juvenile immigrant detainees guard brutality denial of counsel, 2009 Fabian et al v. Dunn et al Doc. 189 In the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Emerson Gaitan Fabian v. Maureen Dunn, et. al. § § § ...
Publication • April 29, 2016
Joint letter to U.S. Attorney General re deporting children without counsel, April 2016 April 29, 2016 The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 Dear Attorney General Lynch: We, the undersigned 177 children’s rights, civil rights, ...
Galloway v TYC, TX, 3rd Amended Complaint, juveniles disabilities legal aid assault, 2007 EXHIBIT “A” UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS JOSEPH GALLOWAY, individually, § § DANA BROCKWAY, as next friend of her § minor child, A.B., on behalf of all those similarly § situated, § § GLORIA ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Filed under: Appointment of Counsel
Carter v Wilkinson, LA, Order, court ordered appt of counsel, 2010 Case 1:06-cv-02150-DDD-JDK Document 32 Filed 01/22/10 Page 1 of 2 Case 1:06-cv-02150-DDD-JDK Document 32 Filed 01/22/10 Page 2 of 2
Publication • February 11, 2016
Meaningful Access to Legal Representation, Human Rights Policy Seminar, 2015 The Human Rights Policy Seminar University of North Carolina School of Law A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT: MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION Authors Howard Lintz Yallana McGee Ola Mohamed Safa Sajadi Sarah Sawyer Melanie Stratton Jordan Wolfe Deborah M. Weissman-Faculty Advisor ...
Article • October 15, 2015
No Risk of Self-Representation Colloquy Invalidates Oregon Conviction by No Risk of Self-Representation Colloquy Invalidates Oregon Conviction On July 23, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed an Oregon woman’s convictions, finding that she did not understand the risks of self-representation. Christina Todd was charged with twelve prostitution-related offenses. By ...
Article • August 7, 2015
This Man Sat in Jail for 110 Days—After He Already Did His Time by Marc Bookman This Man Sat in Jail for 110 Days—After He Already Did His Time The case of Eric Wyatt, Georgia's Cordele circuit, and why America's public defense system is disintegrating. By Marc Bookman Eric Wyatt ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Failure to State Rationale in Denying Appointment of Counsel was Abuse of Discretion by Failure to State Rationale in Denying Appointment of Counsel was Abuse of Discretion The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in July 2014 that the denial of a prisoner’s motions for appointment of counsel in a ...
Article • June 11, 2015
Disruptive Oregon Criminal Defendant Properly Denied Self-Representation by Disruptive Oregon Criminal Defendant Properly Denied Self-Representation On August 13, 2014, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that a trial court properly refused to allow a disruptive criminal defendant to represent himself at trial. The court erred, however, in doubling its twelve ...
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