2011 indigent defense legislation week

As was the case with bail/pre-trial release, Gavel to Gavel does not normally track indigent defense legislation. However, I’ve had numerous readers request information and in many cases indigent defense systems are under the direct control/jurisdiction of the courts, the supreme court, the administrative office of the courts, etc. Therefore, I am dedicating this week to indigent defense legislation legislation, starting today.

Have an idea for a court-related topic you’d like to see tracked? Just send an email!

In order to make this readable and usable, instead of using the 4 main US Census regions, I am dividing the Southern region into two along Census division lines.

Monday (Northeast): Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Tuesday (South Atlantic): Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
Wednesday (East South Central & West South Central): Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
Thursday (Midwest): Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Friday (West): Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming