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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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"A Big Victory for Public Defense in New York," by The Editorial Board, The New York Times, June 24, 2016.

"Bexar County Asks State to Pay for Indigent Defense," by Mark Reagan, San Antonio Current, June 23, 2016.

"Philadelphia Attorneys Balk at Post-Conviction Appointments," by Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer, June 22, 2016.

"Lawsuit charges that Louisiana judge runs a debtors' prison," by Rebecca Santana, Associated Press, June 21, 2016.

"John Bel Edwards signs funding overhaul for indigent defense," by The Associated Press,, June 21, 2016.

"ACLU lawsuit: Utah public defender system unconstitutional," by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press,, June 21, 2016.

"Little help available for rising caseloads," by Brandon Mulder, Arkansas Online, June 19, 2016.

"Federally fund public defenders," by Will Isenberg and Tom Emswiler, The Boston Globe, June 19, 2016.

"Why free lawyers shouldn't come cheap," by Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor , June 18, 2016.

" Attorneys Look to Sue Phila. Over Indigent Defense Fees," by Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer, June 17, 2016.

"Senate passes bill to relieve counties of paying for indigent defense," by David Sommerstein, North Country Public Radio, June 17, 2016.

"Kids and Justice: The Legal Battles Ahead," by Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report, June 15, 2016.

"Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man," by Joseph Shapiro, NPR, June 14, 2016.

"Supreme Court reinstates conviction of domestic abuser in Indian country," by Robert Barnes, The Washington Post, June 13, 2016.

"Poor on a Native American Reservation? Good Luck Getting a Lawyer.," by Dominique Alan Fenton, The Marshall Project, June 13, 2016.

"Our Views: The high costs of court system," The Advocate, June 12, 2016.

"Bailing out the bail system in Cuyahoga County is overdue: Terry H. Gilbert (Opinion)," by Terry H. Gilbert,, June 12, 2016.

"The Oklahoma Indigent Defense System- woman says "Without them I wouldn't be free"," by Maureen Wurtz, KTUL, June 11, 2016.

"Oklahoma 'guilty' of cutting public defender funding," by Maureen Wurtz, KTUL, June 10, 2016.

"Las Vegas jail inmate appeals sentence imposed while lawyer was handcuffed," by David Ferrara, Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 10, 2016.

"One in 10 Dallas inmates locked up solely because they’re mentally ill. Can officials change that?," by Naomi Martin, The Dallas Morning News, June 9, 2016.

"Opinion: Public defenders can be biased, too, and it hurts their non-white clients," by Jeff Adachi, The Washington Post, June 7, 2016.

"Missouri budget could help ease pressure on public defender system," by Kurt Erickson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 7, 2016.

"Judge who handcuffed public defender to teach a ‘lesson’ gets own chastising," by Dan Hernandez, The Guardian, June 3, 2016.

"Bill to guarantee public defender funding sent to governor," by Megan Trimble, Associated Press, June 2, 2016.

"On the Defensive," by Dylan Walsh, The Atlantic, June 2, 2016.

"Public defender law needs fixes, court says," by Justin A. Hinkley, Lansing State Journal, June 1, 2016.

"Happy Sunday, Welcome To Rikers," by Alice Speri, The Intercept, June 1, 2016.

"In Chicago, less than 1% saw a lawyer after arrest," by Rosa Flores, CNN, May 25, 2016.

"Is Bail Causing Convictions?," by Bourree Lam, The Atlantic, May 24, 2016.

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