Even if the judiciary were willing to intervene in the manner suggested by the authors, which I seriously question, improvement in the delivery of defense services will not occur until the profession, through legal education and the process of certification,
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
How would you distinguish between overzealous representation, and collaboration with the court and the district attorney, which dilutes the quality of ethical representation?
However, when the resources provide dare not adequate to allow the system to fulfill its constitutional obligation to provide competent representation, the government's desire to economize, no matter how understandable, must be constrained.
A lawyer's ability to invoke discretion is one of the things she offers her client, as well as one of the sources of the problem we're talking about today.
Volume 14 Issue 2
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.
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.
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.
Replacing the constitutionally mandated requirement of probable cause with a reasonableness standard subject to wide interpretation is especially dangerous where aright as fundamental as privacy is at stake.
Volume 14 Issue 3
The tactic is unethical because it is not the product of a good faith interpretation of the law in the client's favor, but rather the exploitation of a disequilibrium in litigating posture not related to the relative merits of the
Avoiding both the due process and the cruel and unusual punishment analyses, the Court held that such action violates the fourth amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The Supreme Court's majority opinion in Garner, and to a lesser extent, the minority opinion, support our society's concept of civilization by more accurately establishing justice and promoting domestic tranquility.
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.
Volume 14 Issue 4
Radical, humanistic, and freedom-loving perspectives can and do become majoritarian, as dissenting opinions do, by consistent and tireless articulation, argumentation and struggle, and by refusal to retreat.
If the majorities in the United States and the United Kingdom refuse to value social connections over abstract moral theories, they will continue to splinter their respective societies and heap suffering upon lesbians and gay men.
Bowers v. Hardwick amicus curiae brief in support of respondents is submitted on behalf of the Lesbian Rights Project, Women's Legal Defense Fund, Equal