Louisiana’s public defender system will stay in place
THE LOUISIANA WEEKLY - Several people with political connections put pressure on the committee members to support and oppose the controversial legislation. The bill’s sponsor, Speaker Pro Tempore Tanner Magee, R-Houma, is one of the most powerful members of the Louisiana Legislature. He was in conflict with attorney Frank Neuner, a Republican Party donor from Lafayette, over the bill. Neuner showed up to Tuesday’s Senate committee meeting to oppose Magee’s legislation in person.
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