Resources on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
Indigent Defense Reforms in Brooklyn, New York: An Analysis of Mandatory Case Caps and Attorney Workloads (Center for Court Innovations, 2015).
Right to Counsel
Rothgery v. Gillespie County, 554 U.S. 191 (2008)
Halbert v. Michigan, 545 U.S. 605 (2005)
Alabama v. Shelton, 535 U.S. 654 (2002)
Texas v. Cobb, 532 U.S. 162 (2001)
United States v. Cronic, 466 U.S. 648 (1984)
Scott v. Illinois, 440 U.S. 367 (1979)
United States v. Ash, 413 U.S. 300 (1973)
Argersinger v. Hamlin,407 U.S. 25 (1972)
Coleman v. Alabama, 399 U.S. 1 (1970)
Gilbert v. California, 388 U.S. 263 (1967)
In Re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967)
United States v. Wade, 388 U.S. 218 (1967)
Massiah v. United States, 377 U.S. 201 (1964)
Douglas v. California, 372 U.S. 353 (1963)
Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)
Effective Assistance of Counsel
Indiana v. Edwards, 554 U.S. 164 (2008)
Iowa v. Tovar, 541 U.S. 77 (2004)
Faretta v. California, 422 U.S. 806 (1975)
Johnson v. Zerbst, 304 U.S. 458 (1938)
REPORTS AND STUDIES
Public Defense System Reports
What is the State of Empirical Research on Indigent Defense Nationwide? A Brief Overview and Suggestions for Future Research (Nadine Frederique, Patricia Joseph, & R. Christopher C. Hild, 2015).
The Trials of Indigent Defense: Type of Counsel and Case Outcomes in Felony Jury (Erin York Cornwell, 2015).
What Makes Lawyers Happy? Transcending the Anecdotes with Data from 6200 Lawyers (Lawrence S. Krieger & Kennon M. Sheldon, 2015).
How Do We "Do Data" in Public Defense? (Andrew Lucas Blaize Davies, 2015).
Indigent Defense Services in the United States (US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2014).
State Government Indigent Defense Expenditures (US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2014).
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Hoag, Alexis, Black on Black Representation (February 13, 2021). New York University Law Review, Vol. 96, 2021.
The Sixth Amendment Façade: The Racial Evolution of the Right to Counsel, Shaun Ossei-Owuwu, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 2019.
Sixth Amendment Center and The Defender Initiative, "The Right to Counsel in Mississippi: Evaluation of Adult Felony Trial Level Indigent Defense Services" (2018). Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. 90.
The Right To Counsel But Not The Presence of Counsel: A Survey of State Criminal Procedures For Pre-Trial Release, John P. Gross, Fla. L. Rev., 69 Fla. L. Rev. 831 (2017).
Steven J. Mulroy, The Bright Line's Dark Side: Pre-Charge Attachment of the Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel, 92 Wash. L. Rev. 213 (2017).
Race, Paternalism, and the Right to Counsel, Kristin Henning, 54 AM. Crim. L. Rev, 2017.
Veronica J. Finkelstein, Better Not Call Saul: The Impact of Criminal Attorneys on their Clients' Sixth Amendment Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel, 83 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1215 (2015).
Gideon Skepticism, Alexandra Natapoff, Washington and Lee Law Review, 2013.
John D. King, Beyond "Life and Liberty": The Evolving Right to Counsel, 48 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (2013).
Michael C. Mims, A Trap for the Unwary: The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel After Montejo v. Louisiana, 71 La. L. Rev. (2010)
Melissa Minas, Blurring the Line: Impact of Offense-Specific Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel, 93 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 195 (2002-2003).
This is not Justice, By Jake Tapper, The Atlantic, October 12, 2022.
Unequal Before the Law, By Matt Clair, The Nation, December 14, 2020.
The Sixth Amendment Doesn't Shut Down When The Government Does, By Kira Lerner, The Appeal, January 24, 2019.
When the Money Runs out for Public Defense, What Happens Next?, By Oliver Laughland, The Marshall Project, September 7, 2016.
OTHER LEGAL SOURCES
VIDEOS, WEBINARS, PODCASTS
Introduction to the Right to Counsel
Introduction to the Sixth Amendment's Right to Counsel
Presented by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
OPEN MIKE: Right to Fair Trial?
Right to Fair Trial? National Expert Exposes Serious Concerns in Courts All Across America
David Carroll is a nationally recognized expert in court system reform and the delivery of good counsel services. He works with the Sixth Amendment Center to ensure that people accused of crimes have access to adequate legal representation. In this episode of Open Mike, David tells Mike about the Michigan Justice system’s recent improvements after a report that his organization made on the state. They also discuss the inherent problem of bail and how court-appointed lawyers are too overworked to provide good counsel. Tune in to this insightful episode to learn about the problems with our criminal justice system and what needs to be done to fix it.
A selected lecture from "Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases" with University of Pennsylvania law professor Kermit Roosevelt III.
Check out this episode of "In Practice" with host Rob Wolf and members of the Center for Court Innovation's Criminal Defense Initiatives team, Lisa Vavonese, deputy director, and Liz Ling, coordinator in which they discuss the use of video conferencing at initial appearances.
COVID-19 Issue Spotting and Record Preservation
The Michigan State Appellate Defender Office and the staff to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission developed this important training for Michigan criminal defense attorneys during the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-Presenters for this session: Katherine Marcuz, Assistant Defender, State Appellate Defender Office Marla McCowan, Director of Training, Outreach & Support, Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Michael Mittlestat, Deputy Director, State Appellate Defender Office