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Re: How Conservatives Learned to Love Free Lawyers for the Poor | The Marshall Project

From: domainremoved <Palo>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:36:35 -0600

Approximately 95 percent of criminal cases are plea-bargained, in part because public defenders are too overwhelmed to take them to trial. “That means the state never even has to prove you did anything,” Perry said. “They hold all the cards.”

Interesting correlation in Santa Clara - Brings shame and dishonor to:
Gideon v. Wainwright
Santa Clara County (County) ranks last in resolving felony cases among the 49 California’s counties reporting data. Only 47% of felonies reached disposition within 12 months in the County in 2013-14, according to the California Judicial Council1 (Judicial Council). The 12-month disposition rate for the same period averaged 88% statewide. The Judicial Council noted in the same report that 98% of felony cases in California were settled without a trial – 99% in the County. http://www.scscourt.org/court_divisions/civil/cgj/2017/Why_Does_It_Take_So_Long.pdf

Mark

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> On Sep 25, 2017, at 12:00 AM, Aram James <abjpd1_at_(domainremoved)
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> Hi Folks,
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> A very provocative piece on the 6th amendment right to counsel, includes a very interesting right wing conservative perspective on the issue.
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> Regards,
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> Aram
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> https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/09/24/how-conservatives-learned-to-love-free-lawyers-for-the-poor
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> Sent from my iPhone
Received on Mon Sep 25 2017 - 10:51:47 PDT

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