Reforming Rowbotham: Towards Fairer Financial Eligibility Standards for State-Funded Counsel in Criminal Trials

Manasvin Goswami (Veenu)


My argument proceeds in three parts. First, I provide background on Rowbotham orders and the circumstances in which they are granted. I then critique one prevailing approach to interpreting the Financial Branch before outlining and justifying my proposed changes to that approach. Finally, I address possible objections to my position.

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