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Case Name Wilson v. Allen County PD-IN-0002
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-00402 ( N.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Assistance of counsel (6th Amendment)
Due Process
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Funding
Quality of representation
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Allen County
Allen County Board of Commissioners
Allen County Council
Allen County Public Defender Board
Plaintiff Description All individuals who have or will have misdemeanor criminal cases pending in the courts of Allen County, Indiana, who have or will have an attorney assigned to them due to indigency and have not been convicted or entered into a plea agreement.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

  Remick v. Utah (2016)
By: ACLU of Utah
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:15-cv-402 (N.D. Ind.)
PD-IN-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/15/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PD-IN-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/31/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Third Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 45]
PD-IN-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 66] (N.D. Ind.)
PD-IN-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Springmann, Theresa Lazar (N.D. Ind.)
PD-IN-0002-0003 | PD-IN-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Frank, David W. (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-0001 | PD-IN-0002-0002 | PD-IN-0002-9000
Myers, Christopher C. (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-0002
Spurling-Newman, Skyler B. (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Feighner, John O (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000
Feighner, J Spencer (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000
Fishering, G William (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000
Maser, Laura L. (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000
Posey, James P (Indiana)
PD-IN-0002-9000

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