Right to counsel
While a state may have many statutes, court decisions, or court rules governing appointment of counsel for a particular subject area, a "Key Development" is a statute/decision/rule that prevails over the others (example: a state high court decision finding a categorical right to counsel in guardianships cases takes precedence over a statute saying appointment in guardianship cases is discretionary).
12/27/2020, Legislation, Sterilization
Ga. Code Ann. § 31-20-3(c)(7) provides that for sterilization proceedings, “The person alleged to be subject to this Code section shall have the right to counsel at all stages of the proceedings provided for in this Code section.” However, there is no mention of appointment of counsel, so the intent is unclear
If "yes", the established right to counsel or discretionary appointment of counsel is limited in some way, including any of: the only authority is a lower/intermediate court decision or a city council, not a high court or state legislature; there has been a subsequent case that has cast doubt; a statute is ambiguous; or the right or discretionary appointment is not for all types of individuals or proceedings within that category.
Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes