Capital Defendants Have No Constitutional Right to Postconviction Lawyer

In State v. Kilgore, 976 So. 2d 1066, 1068 (Fla. 2007), the court made clear that because capital defendants have no constitutional right to postconviction counsel, whether Capital Collateral Regional Counsel (CCRC) is authorized to represent a death-sentenced individual in a collateral postconviction proceeding attacking the validity of a prior violent felony conviction depends upon the construction and interpretation of the scope of responsibility and authority granted both to CCRC and private registry counsel in chapter 27, Florida Statutes.