April 15, 2005

ABA Journal: no indigent defense? no trial

Other blawggers have been following the indigent defense funding story out of Louisiana; here is the ABA Journal E-Report's take:

No money for a criminal defense? No prosecution.

That’s how the Louisiana Supreme Court is reconciling a defendant’s constitutional right to an attorney with the state’s failure to fund indigent defense programs.

Read more here.

(thanks to regular reader Dennis K. for the tip)