If we really wish to ensure effective assistance of counsel, we must create rigorous advocacy-based standards of defense counsel competency, provide adequate teaching and support systems for the provision of criminal justice defense services, and depend less on after-the-fact judicial
- Bench Trials, Adversariness, and Plea Bargaining: A Comment on Schulhofers's Plan
- Personal Failure, Institutional Failure, and the Sixth Amendment
- Responses to Free Counsel: A Right, Not a Charity & Determining Client Eligibility for Appointed Counsel
- Systems for Providing Indigent Defense: An Introduction
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
The ultimate questions are who is going to be employed in these defender agencies and what is their commitment to the individuals and the necessary lawyering tasks.
Thus, even under conditions of assembly line justice, a system of public trials is bound to produce more accurate, better informed determinations of guilt than a system of plea bargaining.
Motivated by our concern about these problems, the Review of Law & Social Change sponsored a colloquium on March 23, 1985 to examine a variety of issues involving the effective assistance of counsel for the indigent criminal defendant.
Volume 14 Issue 2
Some feminist theorists and most judicial decisions obscure the duality between the law's treatment of the employment rights of the majority and the minority of women.
This policy of deterrence violates domestic and international law and it should be curtailed. Only by eliminating the detention policy will the human rights of refugees and other aliens be vindicated.
From society's standpoint it is important to preserve not only Native religious property, but also the irreplaceable Native beliefs and practices associated with that property.
Throughout the development of the public education system in this country, the Supreme Court, Congress, and the American majority have supported the power and right of the public schools to serve a socialization function.
Volume 14 Issue 3
It is reasonably clear that the data in these tables support the contention of the plaintiff's assertion in Garner of racial discrimination in the use of deadly force.
Evidence exists that mediation helps parents develop custody arrangements for their children with less hostility and trauma than traditional negotiation and litigation.
The judicial branch cannot command the legislative branch to enact a law penalizing those who violate the constitutional rights of others.
In civil rights injunctive suits such as this case, federal courts cannot con-done, much less enforce, defense efforts to coerce fee waivers by conditioning substantial merits relief for plaintiffs upon counsel's abandonment of statutory fee entitlement.
Volume 14 Issue 4
The ultimate evolution of American labor law cannot be adequately understood without an appreciation of the contribution of organized labor.
We must acknowledge that the world does not see us in the same way, and what is more important, that we do not see the world in exactly the same way.