The sixth amendment to the U.S. Constitution stipulates that we have a right to legal counsel in our defense. What good is having legal counsel if your court-appointed lawyer is an incompetent, bumbling moron? This is by design. We call it capital punishment because those who don't have the capital get the punishment. To say that the quality of your defense is dependent on the size of your wallet is a slap in the face of the Constitution. Such a case should never be.