Public Defenders

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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

Trials & Litigation

Judge says handcuffing public defender taught her a lesson about ‘proper decorum’ in court

Evidence

Feds drop gun case and judge blasts police after security camera contradicts officers’ testimony

Legal Ethics

Reprimand and apology sought from judge who emailed public defenders, insulted prosecutor

Criminal Justice

Man accused of killing longtime public defender is privately arraigned on psych ward

Constitutional Law

Lawsuit against New York state says Bronx misdemeanor delays ‘fatally undermined the right to trial’

Criminal Justice

DA admits ‘distressing’ lack of disclosure to defense counsel about jail informants

Constitutional Law

Lawyers, judges and bar groups celebrate Law Day 2016 around the country

Careers

Off-duty time with Legal Eagles recreational hockey team set lawyer on path to become an NHL coach
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