Public Defenders

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Legal Ethics

Sanction is upheld for unpaid lawyer’s refusal to represent indigent defendant

Features

When public defenders become plaintiffs

Legal Technology

Courthouse software issues have led to wrongful arrests, public defender says

Criminal Justice

DOJ will investigate Orange County prosecutors’ and sheriffs’ use of jail informants

Public Defenders

Public defender is found in contempt for refusing cases; DA asks state supreme court to intervene

Personal Lives

Two federal defenders in Omaha discover they are half sisters

Criminal Justice

In ‘blistering’ ruling, court upholds recusal of entire Orange County DA’s office from murder case

Criminal Justice

Invoices of court-appointed lawyers in Michigan reveal few motions filed and few experts hired

Evidence

Judge chides sheriff, turns over more documents in Orange County jailhouse informant case

Public Defenders

Pennsylvania supremes allow suit alleging inadequate funding for public defender office

Labor & Employment Law

Former appellate defender employee is entitled to $1M in retaliation suit, federal judge rules

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
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