Indigent Defense Crisis in Texas: California Public Defender Tapped to Head New “Office of Capital Writs”


California attorney Brad Levenson, a federal public defender, was revealed this week to be the new head of a brand new agency over in Texas: the Office of Capital Writs.  Levenson starts work on September 1st.

Texas’ Office of Capital Writs is an Attempt to Solve the Indigent Defense Crisis - In Part

In 2009, the Texas Legislature created (and by that we mean, of course, set aside money in the budget) for the Office of Capital Writs after things became obvious that the indigent defense being provided appealing defendants convicted of capital crimes was ludicrous. 

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