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Case Name In re: Justin Holcombe PD-VI-0001
Docket / Court Super. Ct. Crim. No. 448/2012 (STT) ( State Court )
Additional Docket(s) Super. Ct. Crim. No. 091/2014 (STT)  [ 14-91 ]
State/Territory Virgin Islands
Case Type(s) Indigent Defense
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action
Defendant(s) Superior Court of Virgin Islands
Plaintiff Description Two Virgin Island attorneys conscripted to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2012
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Will the Virgin Islands finally end the practice of conscripting non-qualified lawyers to represent the indigent accused?
Sixth Amendment Center
Date: May 18, 2017
By: David Carroll and Phyllis Mann (Sixth Amendment Center)
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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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