August 15, 2019

Public Defense News

Here is the public defense news August 9-15:

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National:

How cash bail hurts poor women – and what we can do about it

Juvenile defender wants to teach teachers to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

Why lawyer well-being can impact access to justice

Utah:

With 3 death penalty cases, Weber County is paying hundreds of thousands for defense lawyers

Governor appoints former public defender to 3rd District Court

Kansas:

Federal judge holds Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. Attorney’s Office in contempt of court

Missouri:

Pilot program aims to keep people out of jail for failing to appear in court

Wyoming:

Wyoming eyes legal defense offices for children and parents

Maryland:

Public defender’s office ‘struggling’ to find attorney for accused murderer

Louisiana:

Letter: Taping defendant’s mouth shut violated judicial norms

Illinois:

Judge allows class action over inmate ‘masturbation attacks’ against public defenders and jail workers

Pentuic selected chief public defender (Kankakee County)

Tennessee:

Mayor David Briley (Nashville) backs law change to resolve dispute between police, prosecutors

Knox County public defender Mark Stephens stepping down after 29 years of service

Ohio:

Washington County, Marietta agencies already working as a team (DL reinstatement)

Florida:

Miami-Dade won’t prosecute minor pot cases. And cops can’t act on a sniff test alone.

Editorial: Matt Shirk’s actions warrant another grand jury

New Hampshire:

NH transitions to e-courts: what it means

New York:

Oswego County may again look at having a public defender’s office

Indiana:

County will not take part in shared public defender program (Greene County)

Arizona:

New public defender to take office (Mohave County)

Michigan:

Governor Whitmer appoints Sara Spencer-Noggle to the 21st Circuit Court

Of Interest:

The complicated legacy of ‘broken windows’ policing

Attorney General Barr does not approve of your kinder, gentler elected district attorneys

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