Tag: rural areas

Report released evaluating the right to counsel in rural Nevada

Pleading the Sixth: Remote population centers across great geographic expanses, a paucity of attorneys, limited social services, almost no public transportation, restricted tax bases, and non-lawyer judges in misdemeanor courts, are just some of the problems states often face while

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Nevada Chief Justice: “We must do better at providing representation to rural defendants.”

Pleading the Sixth: In his State of the Judiciary address, Nevada’s Chief Justice decried the growing justice gap in right to counsel services between urban and rural jurisdictions in his state. Announcing that rural counties simply cannot shoulder the state’s

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Podcast: A conversation about the 6AC report on the right to counsel in rural Nevada, Reclaiming Justice

Today, we recorded an 8-minute conversation with David Carroll, executive director with the Sixth Amendment Center, getting a little bit of the backstory on Reclaiming Justice, our report on the right to counsel in rural Nevada. Listen to the conversation here.

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Nevada Justice calls for state to fix rural right to counsel services

Pleading the Sixth:  “Nevada’s rural counties simply cannot shoulder the state’s obligations under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution any longer,” announced Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry in an official Court press release announcing the publication of the

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Putting the spotlight on small-town America: Putnam County, Indiana

Pleading the Sixth: In holding that the right to the assistance of counsel is a guarantee of our federal Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court in Gideon v. Wainwright made that right obligatory on state governments by virtue of the Fourteenth

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