A set of bills was just introduced in the Legislature to begin the process of overhauling Michigan’s public defender system.
A plan to change the way Michigan counties appoint public defenders is headed to the state Senate.
The state Attorney General has stalled a plan to overhaul Michigan’s public defense system.
Hearings are supposed to begin this summer on plans to ensure poor defendants get a fair shake in the legal system.
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.