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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:
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