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Michigan Indigent Defense Challenge Reinstated
On November 30, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that a systemic
challenge to Michigan’s indigent defense system can proceed. The
decision reinstates the Michigan Supreme Court’s original order,
affirming the lower court’s decision to grant class certification in
Duncan, et al. v. State of Michigan, Nos. 139345, etc. The eight
plaintiffs in Duncan claim they were denied their constitutional right
to counsel because the state failed to adequately fund its public
defense system. NACDL filed a joint amicus curiae brief in the case with
the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law,
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and The Constitution Project.
The brief is available at www.nacdl.org.
NACDL Hosts Members of Kazakhstan’s Legal System
On December 15, 2010, NACDL hosted a meeting with a group of judges,
prosecutors, and criminal defense lawyers during their visit to the
United States from
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