The Craig Fahle Show

Michigan House Bill To Reform Indigent Defense

Tuesday November 27, 2012

The Michigan House of Representatives recently passed an indigent defense reform bill that would create a 14-member Michigan Indigent Defense Commission to monitor the performance of lawyers who represent low-income defendants. Craig speaks with the bills primary sponsor Rep. Tom McMillin(R-District 45) about how the bill came to be and how it will affect indigent defense in Michigan. Also, Craig is joined by Susan Reed, President of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, James Samuels, President of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and David Moran, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Michigan's Michigan Innocence Clinic, to discuss the pros and cons of the bill. The bill still has to pass through the Senate.

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