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Ensure adequate legal counsel for the poor

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“The poor man accused of crime has no lobby,” Robert F. Kennedy once said, which helps explain why they often have no adequate legal representation. This could soon change in New York state thanks to a class-action lawsuit that, according to a Sunday Times Union story, appears headed for a settlement. The lawsuit was filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and a New York City law firm working pro bono, on behalf of ...


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