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...Alaska public defenders do, pointed out that they've been working more cases without getting more money for years. Barbara Brink, director of the Public Defender Agency, said it looks like her budget will stay the same in the coming budget year...
Woman charged in deaths of 3 sons

...what happened. They were loyal to their mom to the very end." Lord, who doesn't have a lawyer yet, would not enter a plea in District Court, which doesn't have jurisdiction over felony charges, said Public Defender Barbara Brink.
Money for meds back in budget

...defenders must take cases assigned to them by the court and caseloads increased more this year than recent years, said Barbara Brink, the agency's director. ``We don't control our workload,'' she said. ``We cannot control our priorities...
Sen. French: DNA bill should mimic federal law

...the state's status quo. "The bill makes it more likely to keep the innocent in jail than no bill at all," said Barbara Brink, a former Alaska public defender. "Bad lawyering" was of particular concern, critics told the committee. Under...
Court puts brakes on police stops

...decision stands out for what it says won't be allowed in Alaska even given the increased need for public safety, said Barbara Brink, an Anchorage lawyer. "We are entitled to be free of government hassle in Alaska, thank goodness," Brink said...
Bill would change sentencing to comply with high court

...sentencing and gives police the authority to arrest those violating parole or probation. But Alaska Public Defender Barbara Brink argued that the proposal will result in larger sentences. Brink said sentences were made uniform in Alaska law in...


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