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

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper Series

22 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2011

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Wayne A. Logan

Florida State University - College of Law

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Logan, Wayne A., 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, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1907322

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