NYT Editorial: The Right to Counsel, WeakenedQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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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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