This week’s edition of The Texas Lawyer (8/20/07 – Vol. 23, No. 24) has a front-page article titled “West Texas Plans Public Defender Office for Capital Cases.” An excellent article, it features quotes from veteran LCDLA members Philip Wischkaemper, Jack Stoffregen, Rick Wardroup, and Brian Murray.  There’s also an outstanding color photo of Phil on page 19, in the Lubbock County Courthouse gazebo, sporting a very appropriate stern, hand-on-hip attitude — it ain’t quite like getting your “picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone” but pretty good, anyway.

It looks like the Capital Public Defender’s Office will be off and running pretty soon. Â We need to lend every support to these guys and gals.

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