Conflict of interest–at The Supremes

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.

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