Gideon’s Army

Everyone deserves the best defense. They fight for it.

Three young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justice is served for the people society would rather forget. 

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

 

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