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July 7, 2013

Yale Law Journal provides 500+ pages of summer Gideon reading

I am already way behind on my summer reading, and the June 2013 Yale Law Journal issue all but ensures I will never catch up. This issue, which can be accessed in full via this link, includes this extraordinary collection of Gideon-related essays:
  • Why Civil Gideon Won’t Fix Family Law by Rebecca Aviel
  • Gideon Exceptionalism? by John H. Blume & Sheri Lynn Johnson

  • Fifty Years of Defiance and Resistance After Gideon v. Wainwright by Stephen B. Bright & Sia M. Sanneh

  • Poor People Lose: Gideon and the Critique of Rights by Paul D. Butler

  • Celebrating the “Null” Finding: Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Access to Legal Services by Jeanne Charn

  • Race and the Disappointing Right to Counsel by Gabriel J. Chin

  • Participation, Equality, and the Civil Right to Counsel: Lessons from Domestic and International Law by Martha F. Davis

  • Gideon’s Migration by Ingrid V. Eagly

  • Searching for Solutions to the Indigent Defense Crisis in the Broader Criminal Justice Reform Agenda by Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.

  • Gideon’s Amici: Why Do Prosecutors So Rarely Defend the Rights of the Accused? by Bruce A. Green

  • Valuing Gideon’s Gold: How Much Justice Can We Afford? by M. Clara Garcia Hernandez & Carole J. Powell

  • Investigating Gideon’s Legacy in the U.S. Courts of Appeals by Emily Hughes

  • Gideon at Guantánamo by Neal Kumar Katyal

  • Enforcing Effective Assistance After Martinez by Nancy J. King

  • Gideon’s Law-Protective Function by Nancy Leong

  • Gideon’s Shadow by Justin F. Marceau

  • Gideon at Guantánamo: Democratic and Despotic Detention by Hope Metcalf & Judith Resnik

  • Fear of Adversariness: Using Gideon To Restrict Defendants’ Invocation of Adversary Procedures by Pamela R. Metzger

  • Federal Public Defense in an Age of Inquisition by David E. Patton

  • Effective Trial Counsel After Martinez v. Ryan: Focusing on the Adequacy of State Procedures by Eve Brensike Primus

  • Implicit Racial Bias in Public Defender Triage by L. Song Richardson & Phillip Atiba Goff

  • Effective Plea Bargaining Counsel by Jenny Roberts

  • Lessons from Gideon by Erwin Chemerinsky

  • Gideon at Fifty: A Problem of Political Will by Carol S. Steiker

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Without reading this false lawyer propaganda, with the credibility of 9/11 Truthers, I am going to guess the following:

None said that Gideon was guilty, was found guilty by a common sense jury, and was found not guilty only after hiring the best criminal defense lawyer of the county, a slick, liar who persuaded a second jury to just ignore the massive evidence.

None said Gideon is not about seeking truth, because the majority of defendants are guilty. The purpose is to generate lawyer jobs, for procedure that neither serves the defendant nor the public safety.

None mentioned the rent seeking theory. And that rent seeking is a gigantic crime.

None mentioned that trial outcomes have the same fractions whether criminal defendant defends pro se or with a public defender. When no value is added, the spending of tax money is called rent seeking.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2013 7:25:02 PM

I have to take back the Denier accusation. Deniers know they are liars.

The better analogy is fish in the sewer, with no awareness of the air above, let alone the land farther away. The lawyer has been made into a mental cripple where the self evident is beyond grasp.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2013 7:36:24 PM

On recommendation, I read the Butler article. It totally confirmed my denier analysis. No mention of the all out assault on the black family by the vile feminist lawyer and its male running dogs. The rate of bastardy among blacks explains all disparities in social pathologies. Not a word about bastardy in the article. In the 50's, blacks had slightly higher than white unemployment, slightly higher bastardy rates slightly higher crime victimization rates. After the lawyer was done with the black family, these rates soared. And the reason that there are so many black prisoners is that there are ten times more black criminals than others, especially violent crime, that increases the risk of prison, most of all. Blacks do not have different rates of antisocial personality disorder. They actually have lower rates of substance abuse than whites. So the sole explanation is their bastardy rate, caused solely by the vile feminist lawyer.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 7, 2013 9:32:40 PM

Amazing that a top law school publication should put out such garbage propaganda. Only explanation is to further rent seeking, more hiring of lawyers at higher salaries to improve the quality of representation. This is not just total garbage, it is in bad faith advocacy to squeeze more money out of the taxpayer. Nor is there a single utterance on behalf of the V word. Morally reprehensible false propaganda.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 8, 2013 4:53:14 AM

S.C, I've told you a thousand times: on Monday you take the blue pill, not the red one!

Posted by: 0nlooker | Jul 8, 2013 8:37:27 AM

Onlooker: Oh come on. You can do better than repeat yourself. Try to be witty. I admire and love excellence in personal attacks.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jul 9, 2013 2:25:21 AM

YLJ probably could have found a more one-sided list of authors, but it would have taken some doing.

Posted by: Bill Otis | Jul 9, 2013 8:45:18 AM

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