We talk to Ari Brown from Wisconsin Policy Forum to talk about the crisis our shortage of public defenders and district attorneys is causing and what to do about it.
Then we talk to Kristy Parker and Anne Tindall from Protect Democracy about their new paper “Investigating and prosecuting political leaders in a democracy: how to assess the difference between the rule of law and the abuses of power”
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We talk to Ari Brown, a senior research associate with the Wisconsin Policy Forum, about his report, “Low pay for public attorneys a growing concern as backlogs rise” and the Republicans’ proposal to address the problem that the Joint Finance Committee recently approved.
We talk to Kristy Parker, former federal prosecutor, and Anne Tindall, an expert on congressionally run investigations about the new resource published by Protect Democracy titled “Investigating and prosecuting political leaders in a democracy: how to assess the difference between the rule of law and the abuses of power”. Given the complicated politics, the report details the proper scope of criminal prosecutions and congressional oversight and tees up key questions to determine what’s appropriate and what’s an abuse (or weaponization) of power.