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Public defenders prevail in right to counsel cases

In March of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court extended the right to effective counsel to the plea stage of criminal proceedings in a pair of cases, Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye. In both cases, appellate public defenders ...

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Nationwide, public defender offices are in crisis

Indigent criminal defendants often tumble headlong into the Alice-in-Wonderland chaos of court-appointed lawyers, where even those lawyers say there is little time for clients. There are simply too many and not enough hours in the day. Click here for the ...

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