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Sequester Cuts To Force Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers To Take 3 Unpaid Weeks Off

The lawyers defending Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are dealing with federal budget cuts that will force them to take three unpaid weeks off even as they prepare to defend one of the most complicated criminal cases in the nation.


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Md. Lawmakers Aim To Curb Requirement Of Public Defenders At Bail Hearings

Measures advanced Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.