608 ABA Journal Public Defenders articles.
A California district attorney has vowed to file a whistleblower complaint against a public defender who criticized prosecutors’ role in perpetuating racial bias.
Jun 23, 2020 3:26 PM CDT
A study of lawyer appointments has found that judges were more likely to appoint lawyers who had contributed to their election campaigns to represent indigent defendants than they were to appoint nondonors.
Jun 2, 2020 1:31 PM CDT
An Iowa lawyer described as a “superb advocate” has been suspended for overbilling the state public defender for her legal services and car mileage.
May 19, 2020 3:31 PM CDT
A 71-year-old criminal defense lawyer in Melbourne, Florida, was arrested Saturday for allegedly using his legal practice to recruit clients into a prostitution ring that he ran out of his home.
Apr 21, 2020 12:40 PM CDT
Public defender group bypasses judge who rejected all release bids
The Defender Association of Philadelphia has withdrawn all its petitions for inmate release before Judge Anne Marie Coyle, after she…
Apr 16, 2020 4:33 PM CDT
Homeless people housed in two Woodland, California, motels during the COVID-19 pandemic were treated to hot Easter lunches, thanks to the Yolo County public defender’s office.
Apr 14, 2020 4:18 PM CDT
Public defenders in Louisiana face uncertainty over the future of their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts a big source of their funding: traffic tickets.
Apr 9, 2020 2:53 PM CDT
A deputy public defender in California has alleged that a judge at a 2019 Memorial Day outing called him a “Jew boy” and pushed him off a boat.
Apr 8, 2020 1:34 PM CDT
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez commended on Thursday two federal lawmakers who introduced legislation that would boost support for public defenders with a $250 million grant program.
Feb 28, 2020 12:19 PM CST
Trump says Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg should recuse in his cases
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves…
Feb 25, 2020 4:24 PM CST
A grand jury declined Monday to indict a defense lawyer in Kentucky accused of digging up shell casings linked to a murder case and keeping them in a safe for more than six years.
Feb 18, 2020 11:52 AM CST
Empirical studies show that discussion of race during trials and pretrial hearings reduces reliance on stereotypes, according to a paper published in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice
Feb 11, 2020 12:41 PM CST
A federal judge in Missouri has refused to approve a consent decree that would have limited state public defenders to no more than 173.3 hours worth of cases each month, a standard that is based on a 40-hour workweek.
Jan 30, 2020 2:30 PM CST
Biden would consider Obama as Supreme Court nominee
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said Dec. 28 he would appoint former President Barack Obama to the U.S.…
Jan 6, 2020 4:32 PM CST
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has a weekly mailing list that sends out the court’s published and unpublished cases. They arrive in quick succession every Thursday morning. It’s a…
Nov 25, 2019 10:45 AM CST
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