Friday, December 9, 2016

New Mexico public defender held in contempt for refusing to take cases arguing high caseloads impede proper representation

New Mexico’s chief public defender has been found in contempt of court and fined $5,000 for refusing to provide lawyers to represent criminal defendants in five cases because of his office’s high caseloads.  The ABA Journal has the story here.  Simple Justice has a good comment about it here.

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