Public Defenders

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Criminal Justice

ACLU says it is representing bombing suspect Rahami after he was denied right to lawyer

Criminal Justice

Bombing suspect is charged in two federal courts; he was questioned without lawyer, PD says

First Amendment

Deputy PD refuses judge’s request to remove Black Lives Matter pin; her boss supports her

Public Defenders

Louisiana courts are so strapped for public defenders, civil attorneys are used for criminal cases

Legal Rebels Profile

David Colarusso: The data scientist at law

Criminal Justice

Louisiana’s PD system is so underfunded that tax lawyers and even a prosecutor handle defense work

National Pulse

New York program provides public defenders in deportation cases

Public Defenders

Governor appointed to represent poor defendant wins reprieve, appoints new members of PD commission

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Public Defenders

Governor who blocked public-defender budget increases is ordered to represent indigent defendant

Judiciary

Judge tosses contempt finding against public defender who was handcuffed for ‘insolent behavior’

Public Defenders

Public defender talks armed suspect down from tree

Public Defenders

Missouri public defenders sue governor over withholding of funds

Public Defenders

Louisiana governor signs law reallocating money from death penalty appeals to local public defenders

Public Defenders

Utah’s indigent defense system is underfunded and unconstitutional, ACLU suit alleges

Public Defenders

Flat fees for contract public defenders are not unconstitutional, New Mexico Supreme Court says

Legal Ethics

Defense bar group blasts judge who had public defender cuffed in court

President's Message

Equal Justice for All: The time is now; the rule of law also applies to the poor

Your ABA

Veterans Village of San Diego provides holistic services, including homeless court and legal aid

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job
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