March 10, 2009

Walter Mondale ♥s p.d.s

For indigent defense, the former Vice-President wants to know, where's the beef? From the Washington Post:

A Key Legal Right at Risk

It is crucial that the states rededicate themselves to providing competent defense counsel to all people facing criminal charges who cannot afford to pay... We cannot move forward until we stop the erosion of Gideon's promise to criminal defendants.

(I prefer the on-line headline: "Overturning Gideon v Wainwright by Stealth")

1 Comment:

kathy a. said...

right on.