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Latest Funding Problem for Louisiana’s Public Defenders: No Lawyers for Death Penalty Defendants

In its 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, indigent defendants facing serious criminal charges have a fundamental right to counsel, even if they are unable to pay. But the decision didn’t speak to where the funds for …

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