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St. Louis County implements public defender waitlist

Private attorneys in St. Louis County soon may find themselves assigned to represent indigent clients in certain types of low-level felony cases. On Dec. 5, following a prolonged effort by public defenders from the St. Louis County Trial Office to ...

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Scholars debate federal ‘bailout’ of defender systems

States like Missouri that are struggling to maintain or improve indigent defense may get help from an unlikely source: the federal government. Within the next few months, the White House or U.S. Department of Justice may float a proposal to ...

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