The Yale Law Journal

Pamela R. Metzger


Fear of Adversariness: Using Gideon To Restrict Defendants’ Invocation of Adversary Procedures

Pamela R. Metzger

122 Yale L.J. 2550 (2013).

Fifty years ago Gideon promised that an attorney would vindicate the constitutional rights of any accused too poor to afford an attorney. But Gideon also promised more. Writ small, Gideon promised to protect individual defendants; writ large, Gideon promised to protect our …