Public Defender Funding

This is a very interesting outcome in relation to the public defender crisis we are experiencing in Louisiana. We cannot function under the constitution of the United States and not grant indigent defendants a meaningful right to counsel – it is not who we are as a nation. I don’t know if this is a solution, but it sure will bring some focus on the problems in the system and hopefully lead to some solutions.

http://theadvocate.com/news/police/15325692-123/judge-halts-gang-trial-for-lack-of-funds-prosecutor-claims-state-public-defender-board-manipulating-

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