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Supreme Court Review

Cases tagged as: due process clause

Boyer v. Louisiana

No. 11-9953, 2013 BL 112151 (U.S. Apr. 29, 2013) (PDF)

The Court initially granted cert to examine the defendant's right to a speedy trial where the indigent defendant required state counsel and where the court believed only issues of a lack of state funding for death penalty-qualified attorneys fees caused an almost seven year delay for trial. The court, however, dismissed 5-4 the writ of cert as improvidently granted (DIG) because of discovered other events that delayed trial, including defense continuance requests, Hurricane Rita, and pre-trial motions among others.

Related tag(s): 2012 Term, attorneys fees, due process clause, sixth amendment,

Kaley v. U.S.

134 S. Ct. 1090 (2014) (PDF)

Defendants were not entitled to challenge grand jury’s probably cause determination, even when they claimed that protective order restraining their assets interfered with their ability to retain criminal defense counsel of their choice.

Related tag(s): 2013 Term, due process clause, right to counsel, sixth amendment,

Turner v. Rogers

131 S. Ct. 2507 (2011) (PDF)

The Court held that indigent, noncustodial parents subject to a child support order are not constitutionally entitled to counsel at a civil contempt proceeding, even if the parent faces jail time.

Related tag(s): 2010 Term, ABA amicus brief filed, academic amicus brief filed, decision against ABA amicus brief, decision in favor of academic amicus brief, due process clause, right to counsel,