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Mary Cox

Feb 27, 2020

Lawsuit: 4,600 on Missouri public defender ‘waitlists’

Civil rights advocates filed a lawsuit to end Missouri’s use of public defender “waitlists,” a practice they contend deprives thousands of people of their right to court-appointed counsel. A petition filed Wednesday in the Circuit Court of Cole County seeks a court order forcing Missouri to immediately stop the practice by either appointing counsel or […]

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