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Posted by John Steele at 03:38 AM | Permalink
Harvey's point is that prosecutors sequester the funds of the defendants so that they can't hire expensive lawyers.
I have no sympathy for rich people who end up with public defenders, unless they had used some of their riches to help ensure that indigents would really have effective assistance of counsel. If indigent legal services are good enough for poor people, they're good enough for rich people who are rendered temporarily poor. Maybe if this happens frequently enough, people with influence will do something about the problem, now that we're in the fiftieth anniversary of the failure of Gideon v. Wainwright.
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January 05, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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