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Professor Robert Rigg's scholarship cited in Iowa Supreme Court ruling

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Professor Robert Rigg's scholarship cited in Iowa Supreme Court ruling in Simmons v. State Public Defender.

Footnote on page 16:

"Indigent defense in Iowa, however, has not been free from professional criticism. In 1999, Professor Robert Rigg published a study that focused in part on the provision of criminal defense services in Iowa. Among other things, Rigg noted the low rates of criminal counsel compared to counsel retained by the state for other matters and the high caseload carried by at least some public defenders in Iowa. See Robert Rigg, The Constitution, Compensation, and Competence: A Case Study, 27 Am. J. Crim. L. 1, 27–34 (1999). Rigg declared that the controlling factor in the Iowa system is ―cost containment rather than client representation.‖ Id. At 35."

And at page 24:
"see generally Robert Rigg, The Constitution, Compensation, and Competence: A Case Study, 27 Am. J. Crim. L. 1, 47–48 (1999) (concluding that ―[u]nderfunding abandons the Sixth Amendment‘s mandate that every citizen charged with a crime deserves effective assistance of counsel)."
 
Date Posted: 11/24/2010
Last Modified: 11/24/2010 12:05:00 PM by Megan Flynn