David E. Patton
Federal Public Defense in an Age of Inquisition
122 Yale L.J. 2578 (2013).
This Essay asks whether federal criminal defendants receive fairer process today than they did in 1963, when Gideon v. Wainwright was decided. It concludes that in many situations they do not; indeed, they often receive far worse. Although Gideon and the Criminal Justice Ac…