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Federal Defenders Cuts

Federal Defenders Slashed As Part Of Cuts

AP | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal courts say that private lawyers paid to act as federal public defenders will have their salaries slashed as part of an attem...

Severe Cuts Pose Threat To Criminal Justice System

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will de...