Public Defenders

Opening Statements

Planned documentary will look at the shortcomings of the public defender system

ABA

ABA addresses ‘destabilizing loss of public confidence’ in criminal justice in joint statement

Public Defenders

ACLU sues California county and state over public defender caseload

Features

Clemency Project 2014 is out to help prisoners doing excessive time due to inflexible sentencing

Prosecutors

About one-third of prosecutor’s new hires are defense lawyers

Judiciary

Assistant PD accuses judge of refusing her request for nursing breaks during trial

Criminal Justice

ACLU suit claims Idaho’s public defender system violates Sixth Amendment

Trials & Litigation

Judge jails woman who refused to testify; prosecutors, 2 other judges help win her release

Judiciary

Mississippi high court orders judge and PD to ‘make nice’

Legal Ethics

$50K fine recommended for judge over scuffle with public defender

Evidence

Top Massachusetts court refuses to dismiss 40,323 cases linked to rogue state evidence lab chemist

Public Defenders

Public defender asks private lawyers to help represent hundreds arrested in Baltimore

Criminal Justice

Man who lied about assets to get free defense counsel is convicted of perjury in federal court

Legal Ethics

What is appropriate punishment for judge who punched assistant public defender?

Criminal Justice

Sterilization of defendants in connection with plea deals is unacceptable, says DA

Criminal Justice

Sheriff’s deputies forced inmates to perform ‘gladiator-style’ battles, says PD

Legal Technology

Winning app at Hackcess to Justice New Orleans helps clients preserve evidence

Trials & Litigation

Judge holds 2 public defenders in contempt in dispute over representation of client

Civil Rights

State AG is investigating prison searches of lawyers wearing underwire bras

Constitutional Law

California judge boots Orange County DA’s office from murder case because of withheld evidence