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Getting Scholarship Into Court Project

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Editor’s Note: The “Getting Scholarship Into Court Project” brings helpful law review articles and other writings to the attention of criminal defense attorneys. The project’s purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. Summarized on this page are articles the project’s advisory board recommends that practicing lawyers take the time to read. 

Brandon Buskey and Lauren Sudeall
Keeping Gideon’s Promise: Using Equal Protection to Address the Denial of Counsel in Misdemeanor Cases
85 Fordham L. Rev. 2299 (2017)
https://ssrn.com/abstract=2943412 

The Sixth Amendment right to counsel applies to all felony defendants, even those unable to afford a lawyer. Yet for defendants facing misdemeanor charges, only those whose convictions result in incarceration are entitled to counsel. The number of misdemeanor prosecutions has increased dramatically in recent years, as have the volume and severity of collateral consequences attached to such convictions,

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