On television and in the movies, police officers read people their Miranda rights and tell them they will be provided a lawyer if they cannot afford one. But in reality, legal representation is rarely free. The Supreme Court has found the Constitution guarantees the right to counsel but allows states, in most cases, to try to recoup the cost. More than 40 do so, according to a 2022 report by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

Iowa takes these efforts to the extremes, an investigation by The Marshall Project found. Not only does Iowa impose some of the highest fees in the nation — affecting tens of thousands of people each year — it also charges poor people for legal aid even if they are acquitted or the cases against them are dropped.

Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20240212131540/https://www.themarshallproject.org/2024/02/12/miranda-rights-indigent-defense-iowa

  • @SpaceNoodle
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    3 months ago

    Your link is all fucked up

    Edit: downvoting me does not unfuck your link

    • @AdamEatsAss
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      3 months ago

      Looks correct to me. How do you format links? I do it the reddit way. “[Text] (link)”

      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        The link contains parentheses. It looks and works fine in jerboa:) I guess other clients aren’t as tolerant

        • @AdamEatsAss
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          23 months ago

          …again it looks right on my end. I am using jerboa. How should I be formatting links if not like that?

          • @SpaceNoodle
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            23 months ago

            Maybe Sync and possibly other clients interpret the markdown differently. You might check your URL for improperly escaped characters.