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Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) will today roll out the EQUAL Defense Act, a bill aimed at boosting resources for public defenders to provide more effective counsel to their clients. The 2020 presidential candidate, who has been sharply criticized for her record as California’s top …

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Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent her entire legal career as a prosecutor, will introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at helping the other side of the legal scale — publicly funded defense attorneys. Harris’ bill seeks to level the playing field between …

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) unveiled Wednesday a new plan to assist public defenders financially and prevent burnout. The legislation, which has the backing of civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, …

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WASHINGTON — California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris is known as an effective prosecutor. Now she’s unveiling legislation to help public defenders in an attempt to counter criticism she’s received as being overly aggressive in her previous job. Read …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California is introducing legislation, including a $250 million grant program, to ease the burden on public defenders around the country. Read Full Article …

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Sen. Kamala Harris is set to introduce her new legislation plan to help aid publicly funded defense attorneys. The California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, who spent the entirety of her own legal career as a district attorney in San …

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Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential candidate who was once a powerful California prosecutor, is introducing legislation to help the other side—the public defenders. Her legislation is intended to make sure publicly funded defense attorneys have a level playing field …

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As public defenders around the country face steep workloads and decreasing resources, a new bill introduced by California Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris would help boost their funding. Harris’ bill would give $250 million in federal funds each year …

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California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, will unveil a new bill Wednesday that promises to provide hundreds of millions in new funding for public defenders. Harris’ EQUAL Defense Act would allocate $250 million to establish workload limits for public …

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“As a profession we’ve fallen short on providing equal justice in America, but a small group of us are inching justice forward—and it’s the people here in this room,” said Gideon’s Promise founder Jon Rapping at the Atlanta Bar Association’s …

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