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New Orleans Judge Criticizes Criminal Defense for the Poor

A New Orleans judge is ordering the release of 42 criminals because he says they are not being properly represented.

Judge Arthur Hunter says the system of providing criminal defense lawyers for the poor has become a "mockery of what a criminal justice system should be in a western civilized nation."

The district attorney's office may appeal the judge's decision.
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