Should Indigent Defense Go To the Lowest Bidder?
Over at Have Opinion, Will Travel, the question above is raised because the Brits seem about to put there indigent defense up for bids. This is not the way it works in Virginia but I have some recollection of reading that it already happens in some States. I have vague memories that Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri have this sort of system.
Anyone out there from a State which contracts out indigent defense? Feel free to enlighten us as to how it works.