There is another San Diego connection to the horrific tragedy that occurred in Arizona. TPM reported earlier today that Reuben Cahn, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. (FDSDI), has agreed to be appointed to represent Jared Lee Loughner.
According to the FDSDI website, they are a “private, non-profit corporation based in San Diego with a branch office in El Centro, California, representing indigent persons accused of federal criminal offenses. A thirteen-member Board of Directors oversees our daily operation. We are independent from the local federal judiciary and funded by a sustaining grant awarded by Congress under the Criminal Justice Act.”
You can read Mr. Cahn’s biography here: http://www.fdsdi.com/management_cahn.php