Public defender lawsuit, Biden administration action

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A law professor helps us better understand the criminal case backlog in Wisconsin and the lawsuit against the state public defenders office. Then, we talk to a political science professor about how recent action from the Biden administration could influence the upcoming midterms.

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    A lawsuit filed last Tuesday claims a backlog of 35,000 pending criminal cases in Wisconsin is due to the lack of public defenders. The lawsuit is being filed against Governor Tony Evers and members of the Wisconsin Public Defender Board. A Wisconsin assistant professor of law talks with us about the lawsuit.

  • How action from Biden administration could influence upcoming midterms

    The Biden administration canceled portion of student loan debt and enacted the Inflation Reduction Act in recent week. We explore what impact these actions could have on the upcoming midterm elections.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Ion Meyn Guest
  • Steven Smith Guest