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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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Gideon’s Legacy

In his article published in the Albany Times Union, NYSACDL past-president Ray Kelly reminds us of the importance of the Gideon decision and the urgent need to address inequities and lack of funding for indigent defense in New York State.   In the article, A Disgrace to Gideon, we are reminded that the lack of fair access to representation by the poor remains systemic and must be corrected before true meaning can be given to the Constitutional right to counsel.