Amy Fite http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Supreme Court rules on public defender case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-rules-public-defender-case <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a judge should not have appointed a public defender to a client after the public defenders alerted the courts they had too many cases.</p><p>The court handed down the 4-3 decision Tuesday.</p><p>The case goes back to July 2010 when a Christian County judge appointed a public defender despite their &quot;limited availability&quot; status.</p><p>Christian County prosecutor Amy Fite says it&rsquo;s hard on victims and defendants when cases are held up.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:07:24 +0000 Maria Altman 4220 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court rules on public defender case