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Court of Appeals rules Governor did not overstep by withholding funds from public defenders

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It seems the Missouri Public Defender System is subject to withholds from the Governor, despite being from a different branch. According to the Western District Court of Appeals ruling issued on Tuesday, the Governor’s Office did not violate separation of powers by withholding funds from Public Defender’s office. The case stems back to Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to restrict a $3.5 million increase from the office’s budget in 2016. The public […]