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The problem isn't L.A. County public defenders, it's how the Board of Supervisors treats them

To the editor: As a retired 36-year veteran public defender, trial attorney and attorney manager, I was sad to read your editorial on the current state of the Los Angeles County office. (“Is the new public defender ending or stoking office turmoil?” editorial, Feb. 9) I was disappointed in your...
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