The Yale Law Journal

Carol S. Steiker


Gideon at Fifty: A Problem of Political Will

Carol S. Steiker

122 Yale L.J. 2694 (2013).

Although it is fitting to celebrate Gideon’s promise of representation for indigent criminal defendants at this landmark anniversary, it is important also to note that part of Gideon’s legacy should be our recognition of the limits of law in the fulfillment of that promise.…