The article discusses the role of insurers in advancing the principle of public defenders set out in the U.S. Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, specifically the role of the group the Washington Cities Insurance Association (WCIA) in working with municipalities such as Mount Vernon, Washington, and Burlington, Washington, to bring public defense contracts into compliance with the decision in the Washington Supreme Court case Wilbur v. City of Mount Vernon.
"Strange Bedfellows: Can Insurers Play a Role in Advancing Gideon's Promise,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 45
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol45/iss2/5