August 15, 2017

ABA urges congressional legislation to ensure compliance with right to effective assistance of counsel

The House of Delegates approves Resolution 106 urging Congress to enact legislation to enable the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure compliance with the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance to counsel to: pursue civil actions to obtain equitable relief where violations of that right occur; and recognize a cause of action for equitable relief in federal court from systemic violations of the right to counsel.