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TURNER v. ROGERS

Docket No.: 10-10
Certiorari Granted: 11/01/10
Argued: March 23, 2011
Decided: 06/20/11

Topics:

Article I, Assistance of Counsel, Contempt of Court, Due Process, Fourteenth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Right to Counsel, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, immigration, probable cause, willful violation, willfulness

PartyNames: Michael D. Turner v. Rebecca L. Rogers, et al.
Petitioner: Michael D. Turner
Respondent: Rebecca L. Rogers, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of South Carolina
Citation: 691 S.E.2d 470

Michael D. Turner
v.
Rebecca L. Rogers, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Supreme Court of South Carolina erred in holding-in conflict with twenty-two federal courts of appeals and state courts of last resort-that an indigent defendant has no constitutional right to appointed counsel at a civil contempt proceeding that results in his incarceration.

Question:

Do poor people who face incarceration for civil contempt have a Sixth Amendment constitutional right to a court-appointed attorney as protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?

Note:

BY THE PETITION THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED TO BRIEF AND ARGUE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: "DOES THE COURT HAVE JURISDICTION TO REVIEW THE DECISION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT?" CERT. GRANTED 11/1/201010-10 TURNER V. ROGERS " CERT. GRANTED 11/1/2010

TURNER v. ROGERS
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/23/11

Listen to Oral Argument in TURNER v. ROGERS
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 7-2
Opinion By:

TURNER v. ROGERS
Case Documents

1TURNER v. ROGERS Oral Argument Audio (March 23, 2011)
2TURNER v. ROGERS Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Opinion in TURNER v. ROGERS
4TURNER v. ROGERS Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
5TURNER v. ROGERS Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
6TURNER v. ROGERS Oral Argument Audio
Additional documents for this case are pending review.