April 16, 2008

KY: top public defender calling it quits

From Kentucky.com:

Public advocate Lewis to retire

Public advocate Ernie Lewis plans to retire Sept. 1, leaving behind a department that he says “will be significantly under funded” because of recent budget cuts. The Department of Public Advocacy announced Lewis’ retirement on Wednesday. He has been with the department for 31 years, and served as a public advocate for 12 years...

Update: Jon Katz, In praise of Ernie Lewis