Litigating the Ghost of Gideon in Florida: Separation of Powers as a Tool to Achieve Indigent Defense Reform
Missouri Law Review, Vol. 75, p. 885, 2010
22 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2011
This paper, part of a symposium addressing indigent defense-related issues, examines litigation challenging a Florida law that expressly prohibits courts from granting public defender motions to withdraw on the basis of an alleged conflict of interest caused by excessive caseload or underfunding.
Keywords: Indigent defense, Gideon, right to counsel, excessive caseload
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