Clara Foltz was the founder of the public defender movement, and she created the first published proposal for public defenders through the text of her 1893 speech at the Chicago World’s Fair. She envisioned the public defender as a powerful figure capable of challenging the
Unless the Supreme Court reverses his conviction, Mr. McCoy will face the death penalty because of the decisions his attorney made against his wishes.
By Nino Monea
This is a guest post by Nino Monea. Nino is a third-year student at Harvard Law School and is the 2016-2017 President of Student Government. He is also one of two Presidents of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
Many of the most cherished rights in