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Judge: No free lawyer for Philly abortion doctor

A doctor accused of running a filthy abortion clinic and using scissors to kill babies should sell assets if necessary to hire a lawyer for his murder trial because he doesn't qualify for a public defender, a judge ruled Friday. Full story

Defending Bradley Manning

   David House, a friend of PFC Bradley Manning, and federal public defender Brian Mizer talk about the treatment of the man accused of sending top secret documents to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Correction: Congresswoman Shot stories

In stories Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 about a congresswoman shot in Tucson, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the attorney for the shooting suspect previously represented Timothy McVeigh. The federal public defender's office in Arizona originally said Judy Clarke represented McVeigh but said Mo Full story

NYT: Loughner's lawyer a capital case specialist

The defense lawyer who will represent Jared Loughner in the shootings in Tucson, Judy Clarke, is well-known for getting life sentences in place of the death penalty. Full story

Judge declares Kan. nurse indigent for her appeal

A federal judge has cleared the way for the wife of a Kansas doctor whose pain clinic was linked to 68 overdose deaths to have a public defender for her appeal. Full story

Death penalty a factor Ariz. suspect lawyer search

A public defender says a possibility of the death penalty in the Arizona shooting rampage complicates the search for lawyers to represent the suspect. Full story

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