SADO Celebrates National Public Defender Day

Today, March 18, 2022, marks the 59th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Gideon v Wainwright, recognizing the right to counsel for people facing criminal charges. Both the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution and parallel provisions in the Michigan Constitution guarantee the right to counsel for the most marginalized members of society at the most desperate times of their lives – poor people who face criminal charges and the loss of their liberty.

Read SADO's full statement here.