Supreme Court: No Right to an Ethical Lawyer
The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in a prominent Michigan murder case, Burt v. Titlow. Details here. Shorter version: There is no constitutional right to an ethical lawyer. If your lawyer violates ethics rules in advising you or preparing your case, tough luck. Andrew Cohen has more.
The opinion is here. No surprise it was written by Justice Alito. Andrew says: [More...]
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