Public Defenders And The Sequester

Public Defenders And The Sequester

Kojo chats with the federal public defender for the District of Columbia about how budget challenges are affecting legal representation for the poor.

Legal representation for the poor is taking a hit as the sweeping federal budget sequester reduces funding for public defenders. The federal public defender for the District of Columbia joins Kojo to explore the challenges confronting attorneys who provide the only counsel available to poor defendants.

Guests

AJ Kramer

Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia

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