Public Defender - ineffective assistance of counsel Bernard Hibbitts at 9:47 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the head of a county public defenders office, as the administrative head of an organization formed to represent criminal defendants, may be held accountable for a policy that leads to a denial of an individuals right to effective representation of counsel. Read Miranda v. Clark County, Nevada [opinion, PDF].
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