Federal budget cuts come down hard on court-appointed attorneys.
Steven Wax has become famous for taking on some of the toughest court cases in the nation.
As the state’s top
federal public defender, Wax represented the so-called “Christmas Tree
A summertime effort to curb Portland’s gang violence managed to level off shootings and increase prosecution of gang-related crimes, officials reported today.After a high violence spring that saw 57 shootings between January and early June (compared with 36 shootings for the same time last year), police, the U.S. attorney and nonprofits announced Operation Safe Summer.Pitched as a combination of ...