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Autonomy Isn't Everything: Some Cautionary Notes On Mccoy V. Louisiana, W. Bradley Wendel Jan 2018

Autonomy Isn't Everything: Some Cautionary Notes On Mccoy V. Louisiana, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

The Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision in McCoy v. Louisiana has been hailed as a decisive statement of the priority of the value of a criminal defendant’s autonomy over the fairness and reliability interests that also inform both the Sixth Amendment and the ethical obligations of defense counsel. It also appears to be a victory for the vision of client-centered representation and the humanistic value of the inherent dignity of the accused. However the decision is susceptible to being read too broadly in ways that harm certain categories of defendants. This paper offers a couple of cautionary notes ...


Scottsboro Boys In 1991: The Promise Of Adequate Criminal Representation Through The Years, Charles W. Wolfram Apr 1992

Scottsboro Boys In 1991: The Promise Of Adequate Criminal Representation Through The Years, Charles W. Wolfram

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

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Achieving Prompt Criminal Trials In New York, W. David Curtiss Dec 1972

Achieving Prompt Criminal Trials In New York, W. David Curtiss

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

During the past two years there have been several significant developments in New York related to achieving prompt trials in criminal prosecutions. These developments, which include judicial decisions, administrative rules and legislative enactments, come into special focus when delay in the trial of criminal cases is attributable to calendar congestion and the need for additional personnel and facilities. This article will examine these decisions, rules and statutes, with particular reference to their relationship to basic principles of judicial administration.