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Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit aimed at boosting Louisiana's indigent defense funding

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 19, 2017, 1:15pm

BATON ROUGE — A federal judge in Baton Rouge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against the office by the American Civil Liberties Union that attempted to force the state to change budget inadequacies for those who can’t afford lawyers under court order.

As inmates languish in jail without public defenders, lawsuits start rolling in

Carrie Salls May 11, 2016, 7:19pm

NEW ORLEANS –Two New Orleans attorneys recently filed lawsuits on behalf of four inmates who have been incarcerated for months following their arrests without representation, victims of a budget crisis that has resulted in a lengthy waiting list for public defender services.

DA association backs bill aimed at troubled Louisiana Public Defender Board

Karen Kidd Apr. 30, 2016, 12:11pm

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Public Defender Board is under fire for how it funds defendant representation in capital murder cases and is the target of a state House Bill that would winnow its membership as the state's public defenders crisis continues to deepen.