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Oregon’s Chief Justice demands plan to address public defender shortage as the state is sued over failing to provide attorneys to low-income defendants

On July 13 Oregon’s Public Defense Services Commission convened to take the first steps on plans to reform Oregon’s public defense system. As of July 8, there were 39 unrepresented people incarcerated in Oregon jails and 65 out-of-custody people who’ve been arraigned without representation.…

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