TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 31, 2019
The Nashville Scene has published an in-depth cover story on Martesha Johnson, the recently elected Chief Public Defender in Nashville. After working in the office as an attorney for 10 years, Johnson is the first African-American to hold the job and only the second woman to do so. She says a focus of her tenure will be wealth-based detention, and how disparities in the justice system unfairly targeted the poorest defendants.