Friday, July 2, 2010

Indigent defense system info

Issues involved in the indigent defense systems share many features with Atkins cases.  Earlier this year the  U of Missouri Law School held a symposium on the issue.  Information regarding the symposium, with links to videos of panel presentations, can be found by clicking here

In a related story,  a criminal defense lawyer in Miami recently posted a story about Stephen Bright's (head of Southern Center for Human Rights) recent speech at the Florida Bar's annual meeting. According to Kevin Foley, who gave me the heads up on these two stories, Bright is apparently one of the best known critics of the indigent defense system.  Click here for more info.