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Pandemic has laid bare inequities in legal system

ON MARCH 18, 1963, in the landmark case of Gideon v. Wainwright, the United States Supreme Court established the right to counsel across the nation. Since that moment there has been an ongoing conversation about what that right means, who public defenders are, and how we can all make the legal system better.   Every year, public defenders use the anniversary of […]