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High court ponders problems with defenders’ refusing cases

Price says refusal could amount to ‘prosecutorial decision'

Karl Meyer, a Saint Louis University law student and intern with the St. Louis Public Defenders office, interviews a potential client to determine his indigency status last week. Interns help with this process to free up public defenders to work on their cases.

The burden of the public defenders' case load was the subject of a Missouri Supreme Court case heard Tuesday in Jefferson City.

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