No wonder we get a bad name sometimes.
This from Law.Com
A New York City bodega worker who was denied a public defender even though his attorney did not inform him of a potential conflict of interest, repeatedly failed to appear in court and suggested he "wasn't going to do a very good job at trial" has been given a second chance to argue a motion to vacate his guilty plea on a charge of possession of crack cocaine.
What judge denied the bodega worker a public defender?
Micki Scherer .
Now I used to think, (back when I practiced in front of her in Brooklyn), that Scherer was a decent judge, but the intervening years have changed my opinion substantially, and this does nothing to rehabilitate her.