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NYT Editorial: The Right to Counsel, Weakened

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In a troubling 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has significantly weakened the Sixth Amendment's right to legal counsel. The decision came in the case of Jesse Montejo, a Louisiana man sentenced to death for murder based on incriminating statements that he made when the police questioned him without his lawyer present.

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....And you have the perfect makings of  POLI... by Bia Winter on Monday, Jun 1, 2009 at 10:02:32 AM
They're taking it one step at a time -- one relent... by Sheila Samples on Monday, Jun 1, 2009 at 12:28:17 PM