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Municipal courts did not provide required counsel for indigents (access required)

Federal judge declines to dismiss suit

  Two Lowcountry municipal courts are going to have to defend allegations that they unconstitutionally incarcerated numerous indigent defendants without providing counsel, a federal judge has ruled. In Bairefoot v. City of Beaufort, several plaintiffs state Section 1983 claims for violations of the Sixth Amendment and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. In his ...

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