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Friday, January 15, 2016

Suit filed in Louisiana over inadequate public defenders

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:35 AM

The ACLU has sued Orleans Parish and the Louisiana Public Defender Board over a shortage of public defenders there. Criminal defendants are entitled to counsel. They are not getting them. This isn't the first such suit.

I note thisbecause there's similar context in Arkansas, as we outlined in a cover story last year.

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