Consider this language from the majority opinion:
"[O]nce a lawyer has undertaken the representation of an accused, the duties and obligations are the same whether the lawyer is privately retained, appointed, or serving in a legal aid or defender program." Polk County v. Dodson, 454 U. S. 312, 318 (1981) (internal quotation marks omitted). "Except for the source of payment," the relationship between a defendant and the public defender representing him is "identical to that existing between any other lawyer and client." Ibid. Unlike a prosecutor or the court, assigned counsel ordinarily is not considered a state actor.This language suggests that the military can't put limitations on a military defense counsel's representation that it couldn't impose on a civilian providing representation. So, for example, a military defense counsel who provides information to the media isn't releasing information on behalf of the service any more than a civilian defense counsel who releases information is. What other restrictions limit military defense counsel that may be challenged using this language?