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IEMI Calls on Senators to end biased questioning of public defenders nominated to the bench

A coalition of over 50 national, state, and local groups sent a joint letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

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Public defenders are being singled out for extra criticism compared to lawyers with backgrounds as former prosecutors or corporate lawyers.

The Institute to End Mass Incarceration joined over 50 national, state, and local organizations calling on members of the Senate Judiciary committee to stop treating public defenders as “less well-prepared for the bench than lawyers from prosecutor and civil practice backgrounds.”

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