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Federal Public Defenders

Ryan J. Reilly

Shutdown Hits Criminal Justice System

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shutdown extends into next week, public defenders representing poor clients charged with federal crimes will start ask...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Forces Cuts For Federal Court Appointed Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Private attorneys appointed by federal courts to represent poor clients will be paid $15 less per hour next year thanks to sequestration...

Federal Public Defender Sequester Cuts Slammed As 'Ill-Conceived'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Forty former federal judges and prosecutors are urging Congress to fully fund the federal public defenders program that has been decimated by sequestr...

Sam Stein

How Sequestration Is Gutting The Public Defender System

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

It's roughly 164 miles from Lubbock, Texas, to Abilene; not the furthest drive you can do in the Lone Star State but still a bit of a haul. On a good ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Hits Nazi Jihadist's Sentencing

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The harsh furloughs being faced by federal public defenders because of sequestration are having an impact on the bizarre case of a 20-so...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Could Force Federal Courts To Use More Expensive Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration is having such a harsh effect on federal public defenders that it’s forcing them to examine whether they have the resour...