Since Gideon v. Wainwright was decided, a major question has been: to what crimes does the indligent's constitutional right to trial counsel at public expense extend? The Washington and Oregon Supreme Courts recently considered the question and reached conflicting results.
Opinions—Criminal Procedure—Misdemeanant's Right to Counsel: Legislative Inaction Resolves Constitutional Doubts?—Hendrix v. Seattle, 76 Wn. 2d 142, 456 P.2d 696 (1969),
46 Wash. L. Rev.
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