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Criminal Procedure

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The Extension Of The Sixth Amendment Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel, David Fountain Apr 2014

The Extension Of The Sixth Amendment Right To Effective Assistance Of Counsel, David Fountain

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of a defendant to be represented by counsel, most importantly to have effective assistance of counsel. Evolving for nearly a century, the current state of the Sixth Amendment is a result of a historic and longstanding relationship that the Court has maintained with the Sixth Amendment resembling a tug-of-war of sorts, a back and forth that is arguably still going strong. Throughout this history the Court has refined what rights the Sixth Amendment entails as well as to what extent these rights should be provided. In accordance with Argersinger v. Hamlin, regarding the deprivation ...