Playing Politics at the New Orleans Public Defenders Office

By Robert Flanagan
Orleans Parish Chief Public Defender Derwyn Bunton has announced that his office could soon stop accepting rape and murder cases due to budget cuts. An article by Laura Maggi in the Times-Picayune outlines the situation. The New Orleans City Council has voted to eliminate a $500,000 appropriation to the Public Defenders Office in the 2010...

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