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).
Legislation, Sexually Dangerous Persons - Commitment
Wis. Stat. Ann. § 980.03(2)(a) provides a right to counsel for “any hearing” related to commitment of sexually violent persons, “[e]xcept as provided in §§ 980.038(2) [refusal to participate in examination] and 980.09 [petition for discharge].” If the person “claims or appears to be indigent,” the court must “refer the person to the authority for indigency determinations under § 977.07(1) and, if applicable, the appointment of counsel.” Wis. Stat. Ann. § 980.03(2)(a).
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: no