SCOTUSBlog reports a petition of the day is:
Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to conflict-free counsel forbids multiple attorneys in a single public defender’s office from concurrently representing non-consenting, adverse co-defendants.
Keep this in mind because this is a potential problem for ALL military defense counsel offices. For some reason it’s OK in the military, which leads to this interesting conundrum.
Two co-accuseds a represented by a different lawyer from the same DSO, or ADC, or TDS office–according to the military not a problem.
Yes those same two accuseds cannot hire the same civilian attorney or two different civilian attorney’s from the same office because there’s a conflict of interest.
Why is this?
Doesn’t the conflict always exist.