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Free 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/9781469661650.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes Progressive Era debates within the legal profession over proposals to establish a “public defender” in the criminal courts—a public official who would represent criminal ... 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


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


From Charity to Right

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/9781469661650.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Using a case study of Massachusetts, this chapter traces a shift between the 1930s and the 1950s in how elite lawyers framed the problem of indigent defense—from a problem for private charity to a ... 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


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


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


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


Helping Adolescents Succeed: Assuring a Meaningful Right to Counsel

Carlos J. Martinez

in A New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken System

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898800
eISBN:
9781479800308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898800.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter argues for a robust, well-supported, highly trained public defender as critical to the successful youth rehabilitation. Indeed, defense counsel plays a critical role in ensuring that ... More


Ancillary Financial Matters

John Sprack and Michael Engelhardt–Sprack

in A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198843566
eISBN:
9780191932403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843566.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This Chapter deals with two ancillary financial matters which are of relevance to criminal proceedings: public funding and costs. Public funding is now governed principally by the relevant ... More


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