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Alabama v. Shelton

Docket No.: 00-1214
Certiorari Granted: May 14 2001
Argued: February 19, 2002
Decided: May 20, 2002


Right to Counsel, Criminal Procedure, Right to Counsel, EPA, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Sentencing Guidelines, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, preliminary injunction, willfulness

PartyNames: Alabama v. LeReed Shelton
Petitioner: Alabama
Respondent: LeReed Shelton

Court Below: Supreme Court of Alabama
Supreme Court Docket

LeReed Shelton
535 U.S. 654 (2002)

Does the Sixth Amendment right to appointed counsel, as defined in Argersinger v. Hamlin, 407 U.S. 25, and Scott v. Illinois, 440 U.S. 367, apply to a defendant who was sentenced to a suspended sentence?

Alabama v. Shelton

February 19, 2002

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Shelton, 4 vote(s) against

Alabama v. Shelton
Case Documents

1Opinion in Alabama v. Shelton
2Opinion in Alabama v. Shelton
Additional documents for this case are pending review.