September 08, 2007

TN: chief p.d. moves to withdraw office from misdemeanors

From the Knoxville News Sentinel:

Novel legal move advances - Public defender gets counsel following bid to remove staff from misdemeanor court

The last time Knox County Public Defender Mark Stephens faced a room full of officials over his bid to bow out of misdemeanor court, he came armed with a notepad. On Thursday, he came armed with two of Chattanooga’s top attorneys.

Without saying a word, Stephens conveyed a clear message: He’s prepared to wage a legal war if necessary to prove his case that his office is desperately understaffed...

1 Comment:

Scott C said...

Knox County filed their petition today.