United States Fifth Circuit

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Yarls v. Bunton, 17-30779

Dismissed as moot a constitutional challenge to Louisiana public defenders' practice of placing indigent, non-capital defendants on waitlists for appointed counsel, which allegedly violated their right to a speedy trial and to assistance of counsel. Held that the case was moot because the waitlists in question were eliminated when the Louisiana Legislature recently allocated $5 million for indigent-defense funding.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/10/04


  • Willett


  • United States Fifth Circuit


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