Washington Law Review


These then are the focal tasks of the present inquiry: first, to examine the present status of the misdemeanant's right to counsel under the Constitution; second, to evaluate possible substitutes for the felony standard; and finally, to attempt to explain the longevity of the felony standard in the face of powerful doctrinal and social forces for change. The present status, of the misdemeanant's right to appointed counsel, both in law and in fact, is detailed in the Appendix.

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