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indigent criminal defendants

Feb 3, 2020

Judge: Settlement ‘not the vehicle’ for reforms to public defender caseloads

A federal judge has refused to approve a settlement that would have set limits on Missouri public defender caseloads, saying it is “not the vehicle” to ensure the state meets its obligations to indigent criminal defendants. In a Jan. 27 ruling, Judge Nanette K. Laughrey denied a joint motion between a group of plaintiffs who […]

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