Equal justice for the accused
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Equal justice for the accused

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Defense (Criminal procedure) -- United States.,
  • Legal aid -- United States.,
  • Public defenders -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby a special committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
LC ClassificationsKF9646.Z9 S6
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p.
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17334901M

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