TITLE

ELEVATING CHOICE OVER QUALITY OF REPRESENTATION: United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 126 S. Ct. 2557 (2006)

AUTHOR(S)
Mezzina, Paul Alessio
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Fall2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p451
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court case United States versus Gonzalez-Lopez which demonstrates elevating choice over quality of representation. It states that the Supreme Court ruled that counsel of choice or the freedom to choose one's lawyer was the central meaning of the Counsel Clause. The defendant proceeded to trial with a local attorney after his lawyer Joseph Low's application for admission pro hac vice to the California district court was twice denied. The outcome of the trial is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
24524177

 

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