Following the Public Defender of Missouri assigning Governor Jay Nixon to a case, what are his options?

  • Act as lawyer for the defendant?
    – Dale M
    Aug 4 '16 at 6:52

Some options:

  • Act as directed
  • Find a replacement
  • Leave the Bar
  • Claim a conflict of interest

In addition to the options in Dawn's answer he can also claim a violation of his due process rights. He could also try to argue the government is violating his 13th amendments right to be free from involuntary servitude.

  • What's the down vote for?
    – Viktor
    Aug 12 '16 at 17:54

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