Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Class action alleges public defender caseloads result in violation of right to counsel
The ABA Journal.com is reporting today that three inmates have filed a class action suit against two cities in Washington state, contending that excessive public defender caseloads in municipal court have deprived them and other defendants of their constitutional right to counsel. Go here for the story in the Seattle Times.