Is the Right to Counsel for Criminal Defendants a Myth?
"I had personal experience with this standard in a murder case and
reluctantly denied a writ initially and then granted it nonetheless
afterwards. The defendant was retried and acquitted of all charges. (James Landano).
The article concludes with stating the obvious: there is no real
constituency for criminals or persons charged with crimes. The authors'
plea is -- not for a bargain -- but for fulfillment of the promise of Gideon -- a promise the nation has failed to keep." Read More