The War on Defense Lawyers

NEW FRONTIERS IN DRUG POLICY, Arnold S. Trebach and Zevin B. Zeese, eds., pp. 113-120, Drug Policy Foundation, 1991

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Paul Finkelman

University of Pittsburgh, School of Law; Albany Law School - Government Law Center

Date Written: 1991

Abstract

In this article, Professor Finkelman argues that the war on drugs has done a great deal of damage to the Bill of Rights. He discusses how the regulations which have come along with the war on drugs have compromised the American justice system and undermined the work of defense attorneys. Instead of “innocent until proven guilty,” Professor Finkelman suggests that those brought up on drug charges are “guilty until proven innocent.”

Keywords: war on drugs, Bill of Rights

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, The War on Defense Lawyers (1991). NEW FRONTIERS IN DRUG POLICY, Arnold S. Trebach and Zevin B. Zeese, eds., pp. 113-120, Drug Policy Foundation, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1507102

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

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