Tough MO Defender Choice: Lose License, Go to Jail, Quit

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Kansas City public defenders, like overburdened colleagues across Missouri, say they are facing a tough choice: Lose their law licenses, go to jail, or quit. Some 25 public defenders filled a courtroom Thursday to support Ruth Petsch, the head of the public defender’s Kansas City office, as she argued to a judge that her office couldn’t take any more cases, the Kansas City Star reports. Since . . .

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