And justice for all?

CBS News - Sunday, 13 August 2017  (2 weeks ago)
The Constitution guarantees that those who stand trial for a crime must have the "assistance of counsel," and so those who cannot afford an attorney will have one appointed to them by the court. But as Lee Cowan discovered, for many facing charges, being represented by a public defender often means no defense at all.

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