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The Crime Report: “Stopping the Public Defender ‘Wheel'”

| January 23, 2014

In this article by The Crime Report, Marc Levin is interviewed about indigent defense.

The [system in which judges appoint attorneys for indigent clients from among a list of lawyers pre-approved to take such appointments] offers judges the “perverse” incentive to appoint defense attorneys who will keep the docket moving, or who grease the system in other ways, says Marc Levin, director of the Center for Effective Justice at the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, which has been vocal about its support for a program of client choice since 2012.


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