• High Court Should Hold Strong on Sixth Amendment
  • November 28, 2017 | Author: Timothy K. Lewis
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • A basic tenet of our system of justice is that every person facing criminal prosecution in America-whether rich or poor-deserves competent legal representation. That tradition is especially important for those facing the ultimate punishment when the quality of one’s lawyer and the availability of resources for that representation can determine who lives and who dies. In a case before the U.S. Supreme Court this month, the State of Texas asks the high court to reject this fundamental norm of our legal system.