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"NACDL President Calls for Federal Defender System Independence, and Voices Concern about Restrictions on the Participation of Federal Defenders in Historic Clemency Project," NACDL News Release, August 22, 2014.

"Prince George’s County businessmen cry foul on council’s dance-hall policy," by Wesley Robinson, The Washington Post, August 21, 2014.

"In Landmark Decision, Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Ethics Opinion Barring Plea Agreements Containing Waivers of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims," NACDL News Release, August 21, 2014.

"Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Dates," by Joseph Goldstein, The New York Times, August 21, 2014.

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court declares $75K mandatory fine constitutionally excessive for $200 theft," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, August 20, 2014.

"Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back," by Nick Anderson, The Washington Post, August 20, 2014.

"Police cameras are important, but they’re useless without policies to ensure they’re used properly," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, August 19, 2014.

"Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year," by Reuben Fischer-Baum, August 19, 2014.

"Employer Concerns About Liability Loom As Push for Ban-the-Box Policies Spreads," by Rhonda Smith, Bloomberg BNA, August 18, 2014.

"As Arrest Records Rise, Americans Find Consequences Can Last a Lifetime," by Gary Fields and John R. Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014.

"Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show," by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz, The New York Times, August 17, 2014.

"After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'," NPR, August 15, 2014.

"Louisiana State Court Judge Orders Funding of Defense in Complex Case Involving Indigent Defendants In Order for Case to Proceed," NACDL News Release, August 14, 2014.

"Experts: Press, public allowed to film cops," by Byron Tau, Politico, August 14, 2014.

"Executive Order 12,333, Notice, and the Due Process Rights of Criminal Defendants," by Patrick C. Toomey, Just Security, August 14, 2014.

"Crime on the Internet: A difficult new question," by Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog, August 14, 2014.

"Violence by Rikers Guards Grew Under Bloomberg," by Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, August 13, 2014.

"Sentencing changes sought for business crimes," by Eric Tucker, the Associated Press, August 13, 2014.

"SC mom arrested for using 'F-word' in grocery store in front of her kids," WJBF South Carolina, August 13, 2014.

"Devil's in the details of Campus Accountability and Safety Act," by Wendy McElroy, The Hill, August 13, 2014.

"Feds to study illegal use of spy gear," by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post, August 11, 2014.

"Op-Ed: Sentencing, by the Numbers," by Sonja B. Starr, The New York Times, August 10, 2014.

"Pro-pot lawyer will defend for free," by Melissa Nann Burke, The Wilmington News Journal, August 10, 2014.

"Judge vacates conviction, life term in fatal 1989 fire," by Emilie Lounsberry, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 10, 2014.

"Exclusive: Houston cop who threatened, harassed grand jury witness served on at least nine other grand juries," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, August 8, 2014.

"Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, August 7, 2014.

"Broward Crime Lab Scandal Could Taint Many Cases," by Kyle Swenson, Miami New Times, August 7, 2014.

"D.C. voters to decide on marijuana use in November," by Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, August 6, 2014.

"254 Ways To Defend Poor People In Texas," by Callie Enlow, San Antonio Current, August 6, 2014.

"What's Behind the Arrests of Mothers for Leaving Their Children Unattended?," by Tierney Sneed, US News & World Report, July 31, 2014.

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