Public Defenders Fight Back Against Budget Cuts, Growing Caseloads
November 21, 2017

“Public defenders have complained for decades they’ve got too many cases and not enough money — or time — to do their clients justice.

“Now, more public defense advocates are suing states for more funding. Overwhelmed public defenders also are increasingly trying other tactics: refusing to take on new cases, raising money through crowdfunding, even trying to assign a case to a sitting governor.”

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