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Pennsylvania v Finley

Type: CaseAuthority

Citation: (1987) 481 US 551

Summary: Respondent’s conviction affirmed on direct appeal — Postconviction proceedings dismissed after counsel appointed by trial court to assist respondent therein had advised court no arguable issues and had requested permission to withdraw — Right to appointed counsel extended to only first appeal of right and a defendant had no federal constitutional right to counsel for postconviction proceedings — Procedures followed by respondent’s counsel in postconviction proceedings comported with fundamental fairness mandated by due process clause and equal protection guarantee not violated


Court: Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania

Date: 1987

File location: G2

Start date: 1 January 1987

End date: 31 December 1987

Tags: Due Process, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, Legal Representation,