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Public Defenders

Trials & Litigation

Defense lawyers ask judge to OK seat upgrade for Africa trip; federal prosecutors are flying coach

Criminal Justice

Furloughed for lawyer meeting, alleged art scammer escapes from custody

Constitutional Law

Assistant public defender handcuffed in court hallway files complaint against police officers

Constitutional Law

Case dropped against PD handcuffed in court hall on viral video; ACLU calls for policy review

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers resign from Bronx Defenders after appearance in video advocating cop-killing

Criminal Justice

Defendant blurts out murder confession in court and asks for execution

Public Defenders

Video advocating cop-killing includes appearances by two lawyers with Bronx Defenders

Public Defenders

See the video: PD is handcuffed in court hall for refusing to step aside for police photo of client

Criminal Justice

Public defender is arrested, accused of lying to court staff about his client

Criminal Justice

Utah inmate forfeited right to counsel after threatening several lawyers, state’s top court says

White-Collar Crime

Ohio attorney pleads guilty to UPL and grand larceny after practicing in New York for over 10 years

Court Security

Jailhouse attack by handcuffed client sends public defender to hospital

Criminal Justice

Justice is dispensed quickly in misdemeanor courts; is there an ‘assembly-line mentality’?

Trials & Litigation

Senior prosecutor is fired one day after courtroom outburst

Public Defenders

New York will beef up indigent defense in five counties in ‘groundbreaking’ lawsuit settlement

Constitutional Law

Once on death row for murder committed when he was 1,000 miles away, Texas man is free after plea

Death Penalty

Judge threatens to remove capital defense lawyer, cites missed deadlines and overzealous motions

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer fights judge’s order calling her ineffective and removing her from murder case defense

Legal Rebels

Emma Greenwood helps the defense bar integrate tech—and levels the criminal justice playing field

Court Security

Judge who ordered deputy to shock ‘rude’ pro se defendant has been taken off bench