Has Gideon’s Promise Been Fulfilled?
This column discusses the current crisis in defense systems serving indigent clients and efforts to improve those systems. It also analyzes the legal standard for adequate assistance of counsel in light of the ethical duties of defense counsel, whether appointed counsel, public defenders, or private attorneys. It examines whether Gideon's promise is being fulfilled by counsel and protected by the courts.
Gideon v. Wainwright
Place of Original Publication
18 (2) Criminal Justice 47 (2003)
Joy, Peter A. and McMunigal, Kevin C., "Has Gideon’s Promise Been Fulfilled?" (2003). Faculty Publications. 822.