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Senate endorses case limit for public defenders

The Senate passed legislation Wednesday intended to lessen the pressure on Missouri's heavily burdened public defenders by establishing caseload limits and excusing them from representing some defendants. Some local public defender offices already are turning away clients because their caseloads are so high. Sponsoring Sen. Jack Goodman said the current backlog of cases puts the public defender ...