Tag: conflicts

MO prosecutors take issue with state court decision on PD caseload controls

Pleading the Sixth: (Part 2 of a two-part series.) On July 31, 2012, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the state public defender commission has the authority to declare unavailability due to case overload. In response, the Missouri Association of Prosecuting

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Florida institutes a “dangerous game of chance” in conflict representation

Pleading the Sixth: A new Florida statute allows judges to limit compensation for private attorneys handling conflict indigent defense cases.  A June 2012 Florida Innocence Commission report says the law “invites ineffective assistance of counsel and wrongful convictions.”  As some

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