Centerpieces

Due Process: The data void in Maine courts

An e-filing and case management system, scheduled for full installation by 2022, will provide access to data for judicial officials and state legislators seeking to determine where resources are needed.

Commission in the crosshairs

Commission in the crosshairs

Defense attorneys, criminal justice advocates and formerly incarcerated individuals share concerns about the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services during marathon public hearing.

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The high cost of poor defense

The high cost of poor defense

Potential over-billing by lawyers and a lack of visibility into the hours worked by those attorneys have sparked multiple investigations of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

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Failing to thrive?

Failing to thrive?

Maine charter school leaders see progress. Maine Democrats see lackluster graduation rates and ugly absenteeism numbers, which may cue up a tough legislative battle in 2020.

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Stuck in the stack

Stuck in the stack

Like many other Maine asylum seekers, Bereket Bairu has spent the last three years stuck in an immigration system that seems to have forgotten him.

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