Reflection on Gideon v. Wainwright 50th Anniversary

BY JONATHAN GRADESS A half century has passed since the Supreme Court’s Gideon v. Wainwright decision directed states to provide counsel for the poor in criminal cases. New York continues to renege on this duty. Responding to Gideon, New York set up a patchwork system of county-based providers, a “system” without meaningful oversight, appropriate funding, […]