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Alabama legislators move to exonerate the Scottsboro Boys

Pleading the Sixth:  In March 1931, a fight broke out between a group of seven white boys and a larger group of black teenagers aboard a train.  When almost all of the white teenagers were thrown off of the slow-moving

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Alabama reforms spark expanded use of public defender model

Pleading the Sixth:  The indigent defense reforms enacted in 2011 are starting to take root in Alabama.  Rather than leading to a proliferation of flat-fee contracting, as some have feared, state funding has steadily increased under the reforms, prompting both

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