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Nevada Rurals Lacking Defense Lawyers

There may be hundreds, if not thousands, of Nevadans in jail, waiting for an opportunity to talk with a defense attorney. A new study called Reclaiming Justice, commissioned by the Nevada Supreme Court’s Indigent Defense Commission, shows that many rural counties in the state don't have enough opportunities for indigents to receive their constitutional right to legal defense. But one state justice is asking for a change.
 
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Michael Cherry, Nevada Supreme Court Justice

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