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NACDL's renowned journal, The Champion magazine, offers timely, informative articles written for and by criminal defense lawyers, featuring the latest developments in search and seizure laws, DUI/DWI, grand jury proceedings, habeas, the exclusionary rule, death penalty, RICO, federal sentencing guidelines, forfeiture, white collar crime, and more. The Champion is published ten times per year.

Submission Guidelines 

January/February 2015

Discover strategies to overcome the jury’s assumption that if there is DNA evidence, the defendant is guilty.


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Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: The Intersection of Grand Jury Reform and Disparate JusticeTheodore Simon
Overcriminalization and the Trial Penalty: Gaining Traction One Case — And One Justice — at a Time (Inside NACDL)Norman L. Reimer
NACDL News: NACDL Announces New Initiatives in the Aftermath Of Recent Police KillingsIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: NACDL Supports ‘90 Million Strong Campaign’ Against the Death PenaltyIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: Report Underscores Why America Must Never Again Engage in TortureIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
‘If DNA, Then Guilty’: Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence In Criminal TrialsChristina T. Kline, Demosthenes Lorandos, and Michael Spence
Using Checklists To Improve Case OutcomesJeff Adachi
The Death of Criminal LawDavid Gerger
Evidence Forensics — Exposing Tampered RecordingsDoug Carner
Indigent DefenseDonna Lee Elm
Book Review: Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … And Sometimes Doesn’tLisa B. Kauffman
Book Review: The Executioner’s Toll, 2010: The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words And Executions of 46 Persons in The United StatesGregory M. Rosatelli
Book Review: The Science of Perception And Memory: A Pragmatic Guide forThe Justice SystemSusan Elizabeth Reese

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