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San Diego County Public Defender Henry Coker says he'll retire in MarchProsecutors want to know why billionaire drug lord El Chapo needs a public defenderInterview With a Former Public Defender: Rio Attorney Alexandre Mendes Launches Book on Favela Removals ...Florida bills would make State Attorney and Public Defender races nonpartisanLA County's public defender quietly retires, praising staff as 'foot soldiers of the Constitution'Fla. Airport Shooting Suspect Appears In Court, Is Assigned A Public DefenderDA Cannizzaro drops impersonation charge against ex-public defenders investigator, for now

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San Diego County Public Defender Henry Coker says he'll retire in March
The San Diego Union-TribuneJanuary 31, 2017

San Diego County Public Defender Henry Coker will retire at the end of March, after more than a quarter century with the agency that represents indigent people accused of crimes. Coker told his staff in an email that he had submitted paperwork to ...more »

Prosecutors want to know why billionaire drug lord El Chapo needs a public defender
VICE NewsJanuary 31, 2017

Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is widely regarded as one of the world's richest drug lords, but he's currently enjoying a privilege generally reserved for America's poorest criminal defendants. Since the Mexican kingpin was extradited to ...more »

Interview With a Former Public Defender: Rio Attorney Alexandre Mendes Launches Book on Favela Removals ...
RioOnWatchJanuary 30, 2017

In parallel with this process, affected residents in various neighborhoods of the city set up a resistance movement in partnership with the State Public Defenders' Office's Housing and Land Nucleus (NUTH) in Rio de Janeiro. In order to maintain the ...more »

Florida bills would make State Attorney and Public Defender races nonpartisan
ActionNewsJax.comJanuary 13, 2017

Two Duval County legislators have introduced bills that would make the state attorney and public defender nonpartisan races. Both of those races caused an uproar in Northeast Florida last year.more »

LA County's public defender quietly retires, praising staff as 'foot soldiers of the Constitution'
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 13, 2017

Ronald L. Brown, a longtime attorney who led the Los Angeles County public defender's office for five years, has quietly retired. Brown submitted a letter notifying the Board of Supervisors in November about his decision to step down, effective Dec. 31.more »

Fla. Airport Shooting Suspect Appears In Court, Is Assigned A Public Defender
NPRJanuary 10, 2017

Before appointing a public defender to represent him, Valle questioned Santiago on his finances and job history. Santiago said he worked at a security company in Anchorage until November. That's around the time he walked into the FBI office there ...more »

DA Cannizzaro drops impersonation charge against ex-public defenders investigator, for now
NOLA.comJanuary 3, 2017

Former public defenders investigator Taryn Blume, shown at right in this 2015 file photo, faces up to two years in prison if convicted of impersonating an Orleans Parish District Attorney's office staffer. Blume's trial is set to begin Monday (Dec. 5 ...more »

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