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Berks commissioners salute county's public defenders

Published On: Mar 13 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2013 06:49:48 PM EDT

Public defenders are being honored in Berks County.

READING, Pa. -

Public defenders are being honored in Berks County.

Some defenders were recognized at Thursday morning's county commissioners meeting.

March 18 will mark the 50th anniversary of the decision of Gideon v. Wainright. The decision required counsel be provided to defendants in need in criminal cases.