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Indigent Defense News

NACDL is committed to ensuring quality representation for all accused individuals and has set out to help reform inadequate state and local indigent defense systems through technical assistance, public education, advocacy, and litigation. This page contains breaking news and cutting edge developments from 2013. News Archive 

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"Life as a Public Defender," by Kim Segal, CBS News, November 25, 2015.

"New Orleans public defenders to judge: Stop assigning us new cases," by Della Hasselle, Al Jazeera America, November 24, 2015.

"New Orleans judge defers decision on public defenders' plea for no new cases," by Ken Daley, The Times-Picayune, November 23, 2015.

"New trial ordered in Maryland murder case with overburdened public defender," by Dan Morse, Washington Post, November 23, 2015.

"Ky public defenders: Thin ranks, high risks," by Kristina Goetz, Louisville Courier-Journal, November 19, 2015.

"Life as a Public Defender," by Kim Segal, CBS News, November 18, 2015.

"Competency delays threaten defendants' legal rights," by Mark Walker, Argus Leader, November 16, 2015.

"Suspect's Right to Counsel Was Violated, Panel Finds," by Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal, November 13, 2015.

"Raid of Saratoga County public defender's office alarms lawyers," by Dennis Yusko, Albany Times Union, November 13, 2015.

"New Hampshire judicial nominee rejected because she did her job," by Jonathan H. Adler, Volokh Conspiracy Blog, November 13, 2015.

"Need Cash to Hire a Lawyer? Try Crowdfunding," by Caroline Grueskin, Marshall Project, November 13, 2015.

"Kentucky’s Protracted Struggle to Get Rid of Bail," by Alysia Santo, Marshall Project, November 12, 2015.

"If You're A Poor Defendant In Utah, Good Luck: You'll Need It.," by Kim Bellware, Huffington Post, November 9, 2015.

"Opinion: When states charge for public defenders, poor defendants are doomed," by Chandra Bozelko, The Guardian, November 9, 2015.

"County ordered to justify public defender funding," by Bill Wellock, Citizens' Voice, November 9, 2015.

"Court of Criminal Appeals Orders Judge to Reinstate Attorney Who Asked for More Money," by John Council, Texas Lawyer, November 6, 2015.

"Life as a Public Defender," by Kim Segal, CBS News, November 4, 2015.

"Ohio Supreme Court subcommittee says assigned counsel process isn't broken," by Cory Shaffer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 30, 2015.

"Lawsuit Aims To End San Francisco’s Money-Based Bail System," CBS SF Bay Area, October 29, 2015.

"Supreme Court Appoints Panel To Review Indigent Defense," Associated Press, October 27, 2015.

"Fixes Urged to Help Poor Defendants in Utah," by John R. Emshwiller and Gary Fields, Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2015.

"So Many Defendants, So Little Time," by Alysia Santo, Marshall Project, October 26, 2015.

"Court by Court, Lawyers Fight Policies That Fall Heavily on the Poor," by Shaila Dewan, New York Times, October 23, 2015.

"Life as a Public Defender," by Kim Segal, CBS News, October 21, 2015.

"Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To Jail," by Eyder Peralta, NPR, October 20, 2015.

"NC public defenders face budget change," by Corey Risinger, Daily Tarheel, October 19, 2015.

"In Missouri, public defenders describe mountains of work, low pay," by Alex Stuckey, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 19, 2015.

"Mississippi judge: 'People charged with crimes, they are criminals'," by The Fault Lines Digital Team, Al Jazeera America, October 17, 2015.

"Are states protecting poor defendants' rights?," by Nikhil Swaminathan and Nicole Salazar, Al Jazeera America, October 12, 2015.

"Poor Judgment," by Emily DePrang, Texas Observer, October 12, 2015.

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