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News November 28, 2017
A budget crunch in Louisiana leads to an unusual wait list.
Feature September 24, 2017
By reframing the issue around the evils of big government, Republicans are notching victories that have eluded more liberal legislatures.
Commentary April 17, 2017
A prosecutor on what his wife, a defense attorney, taught him about justice.
Feature September 9, 2016
Meet Rhonda Covington, the one-woman office.
Feature September 8, 2016
Louisiana judges are finding some unexpected substitutes for underfunded defenders.
Feature September 7, 2016
Massive caseloads, long wait lists, group plea deals, and other realities of a funding crisis.
Life Inside July 21, 2016
“I’ve been called a persecutor and a sellout.”
Commentary July 17, 2016
While the feds fiddle, some locals are innovating.
News May 2, 2016
Some suspect “implicit bias” is not just a problem for police, prosecutors, and judges.
News January 28, 2016
The ACLU takes the cash-poor agency to court to force the cash-poor legislature to pay.
Commentary November 18, 2015
On the eve of the next execution, a look at the state’s history of bad lawyering and faulty evidence.
News November 12, 2015
‘Is there any better way than money’?
News October 26, 2015
Inside Utah’s troubled indigent defense system.
News June 16, 2015
As states loosen marijuana laws, the consequences for noncitizens remain as strict as ever.
Commentary March 30, 2015
What a battle between a Mississippi judge and a group of public defenders tells us about the state of indigent defense.
News March 10, 2015
Louisiana tried to sentence five men to death for the murder of a prison guard. It wasn’t cheap.