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On Monday, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill held two county public defenders in contempt when he appointed new attorneys to take over their cases, and the defenders refused to stand down. Photo courtesy Kenya Hudson

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Judge Jeff Weill vs. Public Defenders: The Next Ferguson?

A controversy brewing in the Hinds County courthouse has the potential to draw the attention of the United States Justice Department, which recently issued a scathing investigative report on the …


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