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Public Defense news and analysis from The Nation
November 12, 2021
There’s No Second Amendment on the South Side of Chicago
Why public defenders are standing with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association in the Supreme Court.
Sharone Mitchell Jr.
March 14, 2019
The TV Series Derailing Bail Reform in New Orleans
The tough-on-crime spin is undercutting the hard work of activists and criminal justice experts in the city.
March 22, 2018
Legal-Aid Services Are Being Starved
Law schools are trying to address this chronic underfunding, but there needs to be a broader rallying cry.
June 29, 2016
In Some States, Defendants Can Be Charged Hundreds of Dollars Just to Face a Jury
And other ways our judicial system bleeds the poor with debt.
May 9, 2016
Our Rickety Public Defense System Has Finally Collapsed. Here’s How to Fix It.
The right to counsel is unique in American law, and there is no clear blueprint for how such a right is supposed to be enforced.
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