Minnesota public defender: Access to counsel is at risk

  • by: John Stuart
  • Updated: March 17, 2013 - 9:22 PM

One of the most important Supreme Court cases in U.S. history, Gideon vs. Wainwright, was decided 50 years ago today. The court said if you are poor, if you are in trouble, if the government is trying to lock you up, the public has to give you a lawyer. This is one of America’s highest ideals: “Equal Justice Under Law.”

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT