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On This Date in Legal History

On April 13, 1942, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Betts v. Brady. The question presented was– did the State of Maryland have a constitutional duty to appoint legal counsel to assist an indigent defendant indicted … Continue reading

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Happy Law Day!

This year we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona.  If you’d like to learn more about the case go to http://goo.gl/bzfbqF.

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On This Date in Legal History

On April 13, 1942, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Betts v. Brady. The question presented was– did the State of Maryland have a constitutional duty to appoint legal counsel to assist an indigent defendant indicted … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale From The Documentary “Kids for Cash”

From 2003-2008 children arrested in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, were routinely encouraged to waive their rights to counsel.  Hundreds of young kids not represented by lawyers were ordered to go to detention centers for minor offenses.  The documentary Kids for Cash … Continue reading

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