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USDOJ: Department of Justice Files Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania Right to Counsel Case (PA)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Department of Justice has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Adam Kuren, et al. v. Luzerne County, et al.

The class action asserts that the public defense system in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is so underfunded and poorly staffed that the attorneys appointed to represent indigent adults accused of committing criminal acts are attorneys in name only.