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Miami-Dade public defender allowed to pull out of cases because of workload

May 23rd, 2013

Describing what it called a “damning indictment” of representation for poor criminal defendants, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Miami-Dade County public defender’s office could withdraw from a large chunk of felony cases because of excessive workloads. Read more..

50 Years After Gideon, Some Criminal Courts Still Resemble Fast-Food Restaurants

March 19th, 2013

A half century after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that every defendant in a serious criminal case should have a lawyer, “only a few states have comprehensive public defender systems” to ensure that right, says Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights. Some state criminal justice systems rush through guilty pleas like [...]

Top judge cites Gideon case, says lack of Calif. court funding threatens loss of civil rights

March 13th, 2013

Citing the famous Gideon v. Wainright case, in which a prison inmate’s pro se petition, handwritten in pencil, resulted in U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing a defendant’s constitutional right to counsel, the top judge in California said a lack of public funding for the state’s courts threatens to turn back? Read more..