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Oregonians deprived of court-appointed lawyers sue state over their constitutional rights

Four Oregonians who face criminal charges are suing over their constitutional right to have legal representation in a criminal proceeding.  Though they can’t pay for a lawyer and qualify for court-appointed counsel, they’ve not been assigned a public defender, according to the nonprofit Oregon Justice Resource Center. One has waited 53 days for representation, according […]