University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "BURKS, ET AL. V. SCOTT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI"
Date Jun 27, 2017
Author American Civil Liberties Union
External Link https://www.aclu.org/cases/burks-et-al-v-scott-county-mississippi
Abstract After learning that the Scott County Detention Center in Mississippi has held people for as long as a year without indicting them or appointing counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Mississippi, and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a class action suit against the county’s sheriff, district attorney, and judges. The county’s practices violate the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments’ rights to counsel, to a speedy trial, and to a fair bail hearing.
Source aclu.org


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case Burks v. Scott County (CJ-MS-0003)

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