598 ABA Journal Public Defenders articles.
Apr 29, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
Apr 25, 2019 3:44 PM CDT
A Houston criminal defense attorney who recorded a Galveston County judge saying he “overworks” cases and lacks experience has settled his lawsuit against the judge.
In March 2018, Andrew Willey…
Apr 23, 2019 4:09 PM CDT
Updated: The U.S. Justice Department said Sunday it will work with the Bureau of Prisons to investigate why a federal prison in Brooklyn had limited power and heat for the…
Feb 5, 2019 9:15 AM CST
Back in April 2017, Jack Talaska was working as a public defender in Lafayette, Louisiana, assigned to handle 194 felony cases. Workload studies indicate he needed to do the work…
Feb 1, 2019 2:45 PM CSTpress release.
Jan 23, 2019 8:55 AM CST
Updated: The federal judiciary will be able to keep paying its employees until about Jan. 25, thanks to efforts to defer and delay expenses for noncritical functions.
Courts and federal…
Jan 16, 2019 9:08 AM CST
Missouri and its governor have immunity in a suit claiming indigent defendants in the state aren’t receiving meaningful representation in violation of the Sixth Amendment, a federal appeals court has…
Jan 15, 2019 1:45 PM CST
A Louisville, Kentucky, lawyer who won a murder acquittal for a client earlier this month has been arrested in connection with alleged threats against two lawyers in his own child…
Nov 29, 2018 12:50 PM CST
Public defender Amalia Beckner saw need at the Harris County Jail in Houston, and worked for change on social media.
Nov 1, 2018 2:05 AM CDT
A Wisconsin judge ordered a short detention for an assistant public defender last Friday, saying he was in contempt for “acting like I’m some kind of idiot.”
Judge David Borowski…
Oct 30, 2018 4:11 PM CDTan amicus brief Tuesday asking the California Supreme Court to affirm a decision critical of that state's bail schedule.
Oct 10, 2018 11:55 AM CDT
A federal law clerk in Wilmington, North Carolina, has won the 2018 ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction for her story about an overworked federal public defender who…
Aug 3, 2018 12:08 PM CDT
Aug 1, 2018 12:35 AM CDT
Jul 17, 2018 7:10 AM CDT