Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field

Cash-Strapped Maryland Public Defender Office Ends Contracts With Private Attorneys

The public defender office recently announced it no longer will be contracting with private attorneys for the estimated 10,000 cases in which it has conflicts because the office is out of money. One of the reasons it made this choice because it is one of the few areas it still has discretion to cut funding and still fulfill its constitutional mandate.



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