New Orleans public defenders' bombshell: No new cases for us, please
By Ken on November 20, 2015
Deputy District Defender Jee Park made the bombshell request before Judge Arthur Hunter, who convened a hearing to examine the public defenders' plight. Park said her office would request the moratorium on new cases not only in Hunter's Section K, but also throughout the other 11 sections of New Orleans' criminal district courthouse. The office estimates that its lawyers represent 85 percent of felony criminal defendants in Orleans Parish.