Yevgeny Shrago A few months ago, the New York State judiciary recognized that the rising costs and complexity of litigation made denying counsel to civil defendants increasingly tantamount to entering a default judgment against them. Recently, the US Supreme Court began to inch its way back from the post-Lassiter ledge, picking out a civil situation where right to counsel (or … [Read more...] about The tide turns toward a civil Gideon?
Archives for July 5, 2011
Jessica Jackson Last Monday I opened the paper and discovered that I might soon be out of a job. Unlike the hundreds of teachers who received pink slips this year, I was filled with delight. As an employee of a California state entity that represents death row inmates in their appeals, I am excited to see abolishing the death penalty being introduced onto the ballot. Setting … [Read more...] about California Introduces Bill to Abolish Capital Punishment