SCJN Newsletter

June 10, 2013; Vol. 1 No. 5

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NACDLConnect: NACDL Launches New Member Community Platform

NACDL is delighted to announce the launch of a new platform for community discussion groups. NACDLConnect dramatically enhances the versatility and richness of member-to-member communications by providing an updated interface and myriad options for sharing information. NACDLConnect has replaced the general and topical listserves, and serves as the vehicle for the Daily Criminal Justice Briefing.

To read more about the change and information on how to get started, click here.

Supreme Court Rules DNA Collection on Arrest Constitutional, Under Certain Circumstances
On June 3, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Maryland v. King (12-207) that “When officers make an arrest supported by probable cause to hold for a serious offense and they bring the suspect to the station to be detained in custody, taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee’s DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.” (at 28) The 5-4 majority opinion of the Court was delivered by Justice Kennedy and joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Thomas, Alito and Breyer. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. Read more 
Registration open for the 12th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference and Updated Agenda

Registration is still open for the 12th Annual State Criminal Justice Network (SCNJ) Conference, Turning the Tide: Victories and Opportunities in Criminal Justice Reform. The conference takes places July 25-26, 2013 in San Francisco in conjunction with NACDL’s Annual Meeting. The conference will examine strategies and subsequent victories that have laid a framework to further criminal justice reform efforts.

We are pleased to have as co-sponsors the ACLU of California, ACLU National, the Innocence Project, and the Brennan Center.

The conference will feature panels on protecting the Fourth Amendment, indigent defense, social media, overincarceration, race in criminal justice system, juvenile justice post-Miller and Graham, and collateral consequences of a conviction.

The conference will also feature:
Susan Burton, CNN Hero and Executive Director of A New Way of Life; Matt Pillischer, Director of Film Broken on All Sides; and Nancy Mullane, Author of Life After Murder.

Please download the registration form here and find more information about the conference here. To view the most recent agenda, click here.

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