indigent defense http://wkar.org en Legislation will overhaul Michigan's flawed indigent defense system http://wkar.org/post/legislation-will-overhaul-michigans-flawed-indigent-defense-system <p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:06:33 +0000 Current State 37971 at http://wkar.org Bills To Create Public Defender Commission Re-Introduced http://wkar.org/post/bills-create-public-defender-commission-re-introduced <p>A set of bills was just introduced in the Legislature to begin the process of overhauling Michigan’s public defender system.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:04:28 +0000 Rick Pluta 34089 at http://wkar.org Bills To Create Public Defender Commission Re-Introduced State House Passes Overhaul To Michigan’s Criminal Defense System http://wkar.org/post/state-house-passes-overhaul-michigan-s-criminal-defense-system <p>A plan to change the way Michigan counties appoint public defenders is headed to the state Senate. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:45:34 +0000 Jake Neher 26655 at http://wkar.org Public Defense Bill Stalled in Committee http://wkar.org/post/public-defense-bill-stalled-committee <p>The state Attorney General has stalled a plan to overhaul Michigan’s public defense system.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:13:45 +0000 Jake Neher 23890 at http://wkar.org Public Defense Bill Stalled in Committee Senator: Representing Children, Mentally Ill Should Be Public Defense Specialty http://wkar.org/post/senator-representing-children-mentally-ill-should-be-public-defense-specialty <p>Hearings are supposed to begin this summer on plans to ensure poor defendants get a fair shake in the legal system.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 22:19:37 +0000 Rick Pluta 19949 at http://wkar.org Senator: Representing Children, Mentally Ill Should Be Public Defense Specialty Commission Recommends Agency to Oversee Indigent Defense http://wkar.org/post/commission-recommends-agency-oversee-indigent-defense <p>A commission appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to look at how Michigan ensures everyone accused of a crime gets a decent legal defense has made its recommendations.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:27:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 19426 at http://wkar.org Commission Recommends Agency to Oversee Indigent Defense