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Public Defender Calls For Review Of Parole Act

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Acting Public Defender, Matonda Mukulu, is calling for a review of the country’s Parole Act, noting that much has changed since the law was passed almost 40 years ago.Mr. Mukulu, who was addressing members of the Jamaica Employers’ Federation ... [Published CaribSeek - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Lawyer fights judge’s order calling her ineffective and removing her from murder case defense

Home Daily News Lawyer fights judge's order calling her ineffective…Trials & LitigationPosted Sep 18, 2014 02:35 pm CDTBy Martha NeilCalling a Georgia lawyer ineffective, a trial court has removed her from a murder case and brought in the public defender’s ... [Published ABA Journal - 5 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.Mark Alan Fyfe, 53, was indicted on Aug. 26 in the death of his brother ... [Published Gainesville Times - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Set public defender standards

Public defense attorneys are often the only thing standing between poor, vulnerable New Yorkers facing criminal charges and the series of misfortunes they suffer if they're wrongfully stuck in jail — unemployment, homelessness, losing their kids, not ... [Published Times Union - 22 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

County officials push for statewide public defender system in Idaho

The Idaho Association of Counties will move forward with its resolution to advise the Idaho Legislature to adopt a system for statewide control of public defense attorneys.The resolution, approved for presentation to the Legislature during a previous ... [Published Moscow-Pullman Daily News - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

DA: Public defender delivered defendant’s letter to victim

District Judge Todd Russell has ordered the public defender’s office to show cause why it should not be held in contempt of court for violating a restraining order. Jeremy Ryan Wilson, 29, the defendant in a strong-arm robbery case, was ordered by Justice ... [Published Nevada Appeal - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

'Genius Grant' to Rapping Rewards Public Defender Vision

Jonathan Rapping wins MacArthur grant for his effort to change the culture of indigent defense.John Disney/Daily ReportRELATED ARTICLE:» Before He Was a 'Genius': Our 2007 Interview With Jon RappingAtlanta lawyer Jonathan Rapping, who has launched a movement ... [Published Atlanta Daily Report - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

County to start public defender office

A public defender office is the only new program included in a draft 2015 budget that tightens spending limits for most Lenawee County government services. There is no line item amount for the program. How it would be staffed and where it would be housed ... [Published Adrian Daily Telegram - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lawsuit Challenges the State's Public Defender System

Poor New Yorkers facing criminal charges across the state are appearing in arraignments without attorneys in violation of their constitutional rights, according to a new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.The group is suing New York State ... [Published WNYC - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Judge files order appointing public defender in Bibb murder case, current lawyer says shes still on the case

A Bibb County Superior Court judge has filed an order appointing a public defender to represent the man confined to a wheelchair who is accused of fatally shooting a woman…Click to Continue » ... [Published Macon Telegraph - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Public defender calls for review of Parole Act

ACTING Public Defender Matonda Mukulu has called for a review of the country's Parole Act, noting that much has changed since the law was passed almost 40 years ago. ... [Published Jamaica Observer - Sep 17 2014]
Entities: Public Defender, Parole
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Judge in Tracie Hunter Trial Decides Against Recusing Himself

In her filing, Hunter says the court was biased in jury selection by allowing the state to strike all African-Americans. The jury process took two days, and was approved by her attorney Clyde Bennett before witnesses took the stand.Hunter previously requested ... [Published 700 WLW - Sep 17 2014]


...Judge Karen L Parsons eliminated all district judges of the Twelfth Judicial District from presiding over the case, in a notice of recusal, "for the reason of a Twelfth Judicial District Judge and (juvenile identification withheld) are the alleged victims on the cause." A demand for speedy trial was filed by public defender attorney Peter Giovanni, but in July, the judge who was assigned to the case, Edmund Kase III...
"Sir, by indictment, you have been charged with aggravated child abuse, obstructing a criminal investigation, and first degree murder" the judge explained
...more attention to the amount being charged for GAL services, she believes proceedings involving GALs will take even longer than they did before. "I think there may be an unintended consequence of this" she said

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