The L.A. Times is running a week-long series in which a reporter follows around a public defender in Norwalk. Part One is here, as are links to the other installments. So far, as you would expect, the series is extremely sympathetic to the public defender — whom I don’t know, and who sounds like a very competent lawyer.
It’s an interesting series. And I have no problem with praising a good public defender. I have said before that public defenders are often some of the best and most effective lawyers I know.
If I have one quarrel with the series, it’s this:
The next time a reporter from the L.A. Times follows around a prosecutor and posts day after day of favorable articles about him — you let me know.