NACDL News: Urban League Capitol Hill Event Features Discussion of Right to Counsel

NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer (pictured) participates in a panel discussion on March 22, 2017, sponsored by the National Urban League — Washington Bureau, that focused on the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright and the right to counsel crisis in the United States. Held in Washington, D.C., the event, titled Fulfilling Gideon’s Legacy: Exploring the Sixth Amendment & America’s Unmet Promise of the Right to Counsel, gave legal and civil rights advocates an opportunity to examine the scope of the problem and offer solutions. Reimer used examples from Indiana, Louisiana, and South Carolina to explain the failure of states to implement the right to counsel.