634 ABA Journal Public Defenders articles.
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The Defender Association of Philadelphia has withdrawn all its petitions for inmate release before Judge Anne Marie Coyle, after she…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The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has a weekly mailing list that sends out the court’s published and unpublished cases.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
Judges across Missouri have turned a blind eye to problems faced by overburdened public defenders by ignoring their pleas for help, forcing assembly-line justice and even requiring violation of ethics rules, critics say.
Nov 22, 2019 10:39 AM CST
Modeled after a fund started by public defenders more than a decade ago, the Bail Project not only pays defendants’ bail but connects them to social services and makes sure they show up to court.
Nov 1, 2019 2:40 AM CDT
A New Hampshire public defender was in intensive care after an alleged attack by a client during a jailhouse meeting.
Oct 23, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
The chief public defender of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, is facing charges for allegedly giving compensation time to employees for election day campaign work.
Oct 8, 2019 1:49 PM CDT
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