Public Defender System
The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote… read more
The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address. In his remarks he promised the Justice Department under his direction would not forget about the needs of the public defender system.
Panelists talked about the public defender system. In 1963 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the felony conviction of Clarence Earl Gideon after he was denied a request for free legal counsel. The Court ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford counsel. Jo-Ann Wallace moderated. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Buchanan, Avis Director District of Columbia->Public Defender Service
- Cherry, Michael Judge Nevada->Supreme Court
- Diehl, Nancy Attorney
- Holder, Eric H. Jr. Attorney General Department of Justice
- Jackson, Lydia Senator Louisiana->State Senate
- Lefstein, Norman Professor and Dean Emeritus Indiana University Maurer School of Law
- Ogletree, Charles J. Jr. Professor Harvard University->Law School
- Robinson, Laurie Assistant Attorney General Department of Justice
- Wallace, Jo-Ann President and CEO National Legal Aid and Defenders Assn.
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