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Gideon Alert: Good news round-up

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Gideon Alerts is committed to not only highlighting the ongoing problems in indigent defense, but also to reporting advances in the improvement of indigent defense systems.  It has been a busy and successful past few days for the right to counsel in America.

Gideon Alert: litigation in New York and Michigan may have national effects on indigent defense representation

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:27 PM

The New York Times contains an excellent article about the upcoming oral arguments in a New York Civil Liberties Union class action lawsuit (Hurrell-Harring v.

Opinion of the federal district court granting a writ of habeas corpus "based on the egregious nature and number of the constitutional violations ranging from: no notice of charges, no notice of right to hearing, no hearing, no allowance of Petitioner's right to speak, abasence of meaningful counsel and ineffective assistance of counsel."  Petition for writ of habeas corpus was brough by federal public defender's on behalf of a defendant challenging the revocation of his probation for his conviction for unarmed robbery.

Author/Organization: United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
Publication Date: 02/26/2010

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NLADA evaluated indigent defense services in Michigan, based on a ten-county sample, under a concurrent resolution of the Michigan Legislature. This 2008 report finds that the state of Michigan fails to provide competent representation to those who cannot afford counsel in its criminal courts.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 06/2008

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Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelley keynote address at United States House Judiciary Committee event at Wayne State University (Detorit), December 14, 2009. Briefing on solutions to indigent defense crisis. Speech highlight findings of NLADA's 2008 report entitled “Race to the Bottom: Speed and Savings over Due Process”

Author/Organization: Michigan Supreme Court
Publication Date: 12/14/2009

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On December 14, 2009, the United States House Judiciary Committee sponsored an event in Detroit to focus attention on the national indigent defense crisis.  The Chief Justice of Michigan gave the keynote speech to start the day that was one of the strongest speeches by a sitting chief justice on the failur

Author/Organization: David Carroll
Publication Date: 02/09/2010

In March 2009, the US House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held hearings to investigate the failure of a state to uphold the right to counsel for those accused of a crime, a right promised by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This document is the written testimony of Dennis Archer, past president of the American Bar Association.

Author/Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Publication Date: 03/26/2009

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In March 2009, the US House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held hearings to investigate the failure of a state to uphold the right to counsel for those accused of a crime, a right promised by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Michigan Campaign for Justice submitted a packet written testimony. Includes testimony of MCJ, Michigan Judges Association, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and more.

Author/Organization: Michigan Campaign for Justice
Publication Date: 03/26/2009

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In March 2009, the US House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held hearings to investigate the failure of a state to uphold the right to counsel for those accused of a crime, a right promised by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This is David Carroll's oral testimony from that hearing.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 03/26/2009

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In March 2009, the US House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held hearings to investigate the failure of a state to uphold the right to counsel for those accused of a crime, a right promised by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This is David Carroll's written testimony from that hearing.

Author/Organization: National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
Publication Date: 03/26/2009

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