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Louisiana’s right to counsel problems explained

Pleading the Sixth: The aims of public safety are in conflict with the need for law enforcement to generate indigent defense revenue in Louisiana. But as Louisiana’s problems have become a major focal point of America’s broader right to counsel

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Last Week Tonight tackles indigent defense crisis

The 6AC was proud to help the folks at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver over the past couple of weeks as they developed an in-depth segment on the nationwide indigent defense crisis. Watch it here.

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Indigent defense progress stunted by outdated funding mechanism in Louisiana

Pleading the Sixth: The chairman of the Louisiana Public Defender Board (LPDB) warns that the state’s reliance on unpredictable revenue streams to fund the right to counsel makes public defense service restrictions “inevitable” in the coming months.  A new report

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