Tag: criminal justice

Ted Deutch, Kamala Harris Want More Federal Funds for Public Defenders During Coronavirus Pandemic

Back in May, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., brought out the “Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense (EQUAL Defense) Act” which, they insist, will “support public defenders in representing defendants unable to afford legal representation on their own.”

Byron Donalds: Time to Raise the Felony Threshold in Florida

“This threshold has not been changed in over 30 years,” said Donalds. “A lot has changed since then, and it’s past time for Florida to make this crucial reform that will save taxpayers millions of dollars and make our criminal justice system more effective.”