Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Douglas Colbert (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted When the Cheering (for Gideon) Stops: The Defense Bar and Representation at Initial Bail Hearings (The Champion, June 2012, p. 10-14) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
suggests that the absence of representation at the beginning of a State criminal
prosecution must come to a screeching halt. The criminal defense bar should take
a leadership role and dedicate Gideon's anniversary to making certain that an
accused's right to the effective assistance of counsel begins at the initial
bail hearing. Indeed, guaranteeing vigorous representation should be the defense
bar's number one priority.