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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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‘The illusion of a lawyer’

Underfunded by the Legislature and rebuffed by the governor, public defenders take their caseload crisis to the last branch of government, the Missouri Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Missouri State Public Defender system is prepared to tell the Missouri Supreme Court about the dangers of illusory lawyers.

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Defenders study guarantees failure

The latest independent study of Missouri’s public defender system reaffirmed its overloaded status and declared Missouri’s indigent defense options are “headed for disaster.” The report, released Friday morning, also suggested defenders are using stricter standards for indigent defense as a ...

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New study of public defenders says they’re ‘guaranteed to fail’

The latest independent study of Missouri’s public defender system reaffirmed its overloaded status and declared Missouri’s indigent defense options are “headed for disaster.” The report, released Friday morning, also highlighted a “backdoor method of case disposal,” where defenders decide a ...

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