Pennsylvania v. Finley

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Pennsylvania v. Finley
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Argued March 2, 1987
Decided May 18, 1987
Full case name Pennsylvania v. Finley
Citations 481 U.S. 551 (more)
Prior history Cert. to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Holding
The court below improperly relied on the Federal Constitution to extend the Anders procedures to these collateral postconviction proceedings. Denial of counsel to indigents on first appeal as of right amounts to discrimination against the poor in violation of the Fourteenth Amdnement.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Rehnquist, joined by White, Powell, O'Connor, Scalia
Concurrence Blackmun
Dissent Brennan, joined by Marshall
Dissent Stevens
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. XIV

Pennsylvania v. Finley, 481 U.S. 551 (1987) was a United States Supreme Court case involving the right to counsel.

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