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Low Pay Draining Public Defender Pool

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Low Pay Draining Public Defender Pool

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Low Pay Draining Public Defender Pool

Low Pay Draining Public Defender Pool

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A report from the American Bar Association says fewer recent law school grads will take jobs as public defenders because they can't earn enough to offset the cost of student loans. The gap between public and private sector pay is widening. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Frank Coffin.

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