Price v. Turner

Amicus curiae brief of the ACLU Foundation, South Carolina National Office, the Brennan Center for Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of appellant Michael Turner.

Brief filed: 10/29/2009


Price v. Turner

Supreme Court of South Carolina; Case No. 03-DR-37-472


Because the Sixth Amendment requires that courts appoint counsel for indigent defendants where imprisonment is a possibility, South Carolina family court are required to appoint counsel to represent indigent defendants in family court child support nonpayment proceedings where imprisonment is a possibility.

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Stephen J. McConnell and Meghan Rohling Kelly, Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA.