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Committee OKs defender bill

A House committee passed without opposition measures meant to combat a heavy caseload in the state’s public defender system. Sen. Jack Goodman’s legislation, among other things, would allow the Missouri Public Defender Commission to seek out methods of controlling their ...

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Defender caseload rule struck down

An appeals court has struck down a rule allowing the Missouri Public Defender Commission to stop taking certain cases to reduce its offices’ workloads. The demise of the rule places additional importance on a bill pending in the Missouri Legislature ...

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Caps more likely than money for public defenders

Without additional funding to hire more personnel, leadership within the state’s public defender system is pushing for legislation capping the number of cases that can be accepted. Providing money for public defenders has been a recurring issue in the state, ...

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