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Old 08-04-2016, 04:38 PM
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Overworked, Underfunded Missouri Public Defender Office Assigns Case ? To The Governor : The Two-Way : NPR

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The public defenders office in Missouri says it's been overloaded for years: too many cases, too few attorneys, too little funding.

But Gov. Jay Nixon, who was previously the state's attorney general, has vetoed potential caseload caps and repeatedly blocked funding.

The director of the public defender system is frustrated so frustrated he's implementing a state provision allowing him to draft any lawyer in Missouri to take over a case.

And he has one lawyer in mind: Jay Nixon.
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Michael Barrett notified the governor in a letter Tuesday, opening with a walk down memory lane:

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"Seven years ago, your office vetoed Senate Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 37, which would have provided caseload relief to an overburdened public defender system. In denying that relief, you acknowledged that MSPD was operating 'under significant stresses' and committed to working with the General Assembly to fix the problem, but never did.
"Instead, you have repeatedly cut funding for an indigent defense system that continues to rank 49th in the U.S. [in terms of funding]."
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A great AG, however, Nixon has been a disappointment as governor
Assign him to defend Officer Darren Wilson.
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A great AG, however, Nixon has been a disappointment as governor
Assign him to defend Officer Darren Wilson.
Despite his desperatetism for authority and acceptance via popularity he was a fairly great President. Following in his Quakerism he did bring us great things like the EPA. And bringing us out of terrible things like the Red Scare with Viet Nam. Also opening doors to China so much so many on this side would call China capitalist.
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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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Despite his desperatetism for authority and acceptance via popularity he was a fairly great President. Following in his Quakerism he did bring us great things like the EPA. And bringing us out of terrible things like the Red Scare with Viet Nam. Also opening doors to China so much so many on this side would call China capitalist.
Jay Nixon was President!?! WHO KNEW!

While I agree with you about President Nixon, I was referring to Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri.

BTW I did vote for both of them. But not at the same time or for the same office.

Salty's reference was to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri who has been less than acceptable as a democratic governor is a purple state which is turning red. His actions during the Ferguson riots were almost criminal.
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Jay Nixon was President!?! WHO KNEW!

While I agree with you about President Nixon, I was referring to Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri.

BTW I did vote for both of them. But not at the same time or for the same office.

Salty's reference was to Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri who has been less than acceptable as a democratic governor is a purple state which is turning red. His actions during the Ferguson riots were almost criminal.

my bad

I might be a little high right now. All prescribed stuff though. Have to be at hospital in a few.
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my bad

I might be a little high right now. All prescribed stuff though. Have to be at hospital in a few.
Good luck with that
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