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Case Name Tucker v. State of Idaho PD-ID-0001
Docket / Court CV-OC-2015-10240 ( State Court )
State/Territory Idaho
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
Special Collection DOJ Civil Rights Division Statements of Interest
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Due Process
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Conflict of interest
Quality of representation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Idaho State Public Defense Commission
State of Idaho
Plaintiff Description Class Certified as: all indigent persons who are now or who will be under formal charge before a state court in Idaho of having committed any offense, the penalty for which includes the possibility of confinement, incarceration, imprisonment, or detention in a correction facility (regardless of whether actually imposed) and who are unable to provide for the full payment of an attorney and all other necessary expenses of representation in defending against the charge.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Securing Reasonable Caseloads: Ethics and Law in Public Defense
Date: 2011
By: Norman Lefstein (Indiana University--Indianapolis Faculty)
Citation: (ABA 2011)
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  Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel.
Date: Apr. 14, 2009
By: National Right to Counsel Committee (The Constitution Project)
Citation: National Right to Counsel Committee, Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel (2009)
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  The Third Generation of Indigent Defense Litigation
New York University Review of Law and Social Change
Date: 2009
By: Cara Drinan (Columbus School of Law, Catholic University Faculty)
Citation: 33 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 427 (2009)
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  Indigent Defense Reform: The Role of Systemic Litigation in Operationalizing the Gideon Right to Counsel
Date: May 7, 2007
By: Vidhya K. Reddy (Washington University in St. Louis Law Student)
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CV-OC-2015-10240 (State Trial Court)
PD-ID-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2016
Source: State Court Website
General Documents
Class Action Complaint
PD-ID-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2015
Order Granting Motion to Dismiss
PD-ID-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/20/2016
Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants
PD-ID-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/12/2016
Source: ACLU
Opinion (394 P.3d 54)
PD-ID-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/28/2017
Source: State Court Website
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Ali, Kathryn M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Calderon, Tovah R. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Eppink, Richard Allen (Idaho) show/hide docs
PD-ID-0001-0001 | PD-ID-0001-9000
Ladine, Bret H. (California) show/hide docs
Lillie, Andrew C. (Colorado) show/hide docs
Monta, Christine A. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Shen, Jenny Q. (California) show/hide docs
Stoughton, Corey L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Williamson, Jason D. (New York) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Cantrill, David William (Idaho) show/hide docs
Olson, Wendy J. (Idaho) show/hide docs
Skinner, Daniel Joseph (Idaho) show/hide docs

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