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Legal Representation for Indigent Defendants


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Abstract:
Traditionally representation for criminals unable to afford counsel applied only to capital cases. The Gideon vs. Gault case prompted the U.S. Supreme Court to revise this precedent and also how the state's responded to the court's ruling. The Courts Commission recommended the state extend the right of representation for impoverished clients to post-conviction and appeals but not to revocation-of-parole and civil cases.
Source:
Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 35 Issue 6, Mar 1969, p7-11
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18206