PDC Rules: 61-0101-2101 and 61-0102-2101
Idaho's Public Defense Commission (PDC) has a duty to promulgate -rules related to the provision of indigent defense in Idaho, including establishing comprehensive caseload and reporting standards. The PDC's proposed rules fail to meet that duty. The proposed rules lack specificity and are often permissive rather than mandatory. This approach fails to ensure that indigent Idahoans receive the defense to which they are constitutionally entitled.