U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said if more Americans knew how poorly the public defender system worked in many cases, "they would be shocked and angered." Legal representation of the poor in Minnesota, according to the legislative auditor, is hampered by caseloads that are too high. Two public defenders talk about what they see as a long overdue look at the system from the feds.
Indigent defense gets a new look from Attorney General Eric Holder
Issues St. Paul, Minn. ·