Wait list grows as public defenders refuse cases in New Orleans. Video PBS NewsHour

The right to counsel is a constitutional guarantee. Yet government spending on public defenders has fallen, leading 43 states to require indigent clients pay part of their legal fees. In Louisiana, budget cuts have created a backlog in the court system as public defenders have started to refuse cases. NewsHour special correspondent John Larson reports from New Orleans. PBS NewsHour video news

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