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The Rights of the Accused

Amy E. Lerman

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In determining what protections to accord those accused of criminal activity, the Supreme Court has tried to balance the Constitution's protection of individual liberties and the state's need to ... More


What Led Up to the Miranda Decision?

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Mary L. Pitman

in The Miranda Ruling: Its Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730902
eISBN:
9780199776986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730902.003.002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The chapter summarizes the nature of interrogations prior to the Miranda v. Arizona decision in 1966, as well as those Supreme Court decisions that preceded it. Special emphasis is given to Warren ... More


Democratic Justice

Sara Mayeux

in Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In contrast to earlier periods when elite lawyers expressed skepticism of the public defender, this chapter describes the Cold War moment when elite lawyers, like the New York lawyer Harrison Tweed, ... More


A Permanent Crisis

Sara Mayeux

in Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the rocky implementation of Gideon v. Wainwright between 1963 and 1973, continuing the Massachusetts case study begun in chapter 2 and also addressing developments in Philadelphia ... More


Introduction

Sara Mayeux

in Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Today, thousands of public defenders around the United States represent indigent defendants in criminal proceedings. At a moment of widespread concern about mass incarceration and racial and class ... More


Local Injustice

Sara Mayeux

in Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

With snapshots of Massachusetts and Mississippi, among other examples, this chapter continues to trace how the implementation of Gideon v. Wainwright fell short of expectations in local communities. ... More


Epilogue

Sara Mayeux

in Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a brief overview of post-1970s developments in indigent defense. The crisis of overwhelming caseloads and inadequate funding for public defenders has continued to the present ... More


Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America

Sara Mayeux

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469661650
eISBN:
9781469656045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661650.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Every day, in courtrooms around the United States, thousands of criminal defendants are represented by public defenders--lawyers provided by the government for those who cannot afford private ... More


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