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Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Friday, February 1, 2019

One Lawyer, One Day, 194 Felony Cases - The New York Times

It is even harder to make the argument that the sheer size of lawyers’ caseloads makes it impossible for them to provide what the Constitution requires: a reasonably effective defense. That is partly because there has never been a reliable standard for how much time is enough.

Now, reformers are using data in a novel attempt to create such a standard. The studies they have produced so far, in four states, say that public defenders have two to almost five times as many cases as they should.

via www.nytimes.com

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