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  • Opinion
The state’s indigent defense system is funded primarily with traffic tickets. And after a stay-at-home order, traffic tickets are drying up.
  • Apr 8, 2020
  • Opinion
A public defender had argued for the release of nonviolent offenders to prevent the spread of covid-19.
  • Mar 26, 2020
  • Opinion
"Most of us feel like we’re not just fighting to keep our clients out of jail anymore, that we may be fighting for their lives,” an Oklahoma public defender says.
  • Mar 24, 2020
  • Opinion
The episode emphasizes why public defender offices should be free from political pressure.
  • Mar 2, 2020
  • Opinion
It should be the model for such opinions. But here’s why it probably won’t be.
  • Feb 28, 2020
  • Opinion
Law enforcement task forces straddle the line between state and federal, making them difficult to sue
  • Feb 14, 2020
  • Opinion
Justice only for the powerful is worse than injustice for all.
  • Feb 13, 2020
  • Opinion
A seemingly mundane bureaucratic decision could hurt indigent defendants for years to come.
  • Dec 12, 2019
  • Opinion
A Brooklyn man faced 10 years in prison for driving his car at a police officer — but it never happened.
  • Nov 20, 2019
  • Opinion
John DeRosier will let you out of your community service obligation — if you donate to his nonprofit
  • Nov 1, 2019
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