Monday, November 24, 2008
New York Times editorial on lack of funding for public defenders
On November 21, The New York Times published an editorial how the lack of funding for public defender offices around the country jeopardizes the right to counsel. It states, in part: "Public defenders’ offices always have been underfinanced and overburdened. With state revenues in free fall, the problem is reaching crisis proportions and creating a legal and moral challenge for the criminal justice system, state legislatures and the legal profession." The full text is available here.