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NACDL News: NACDL President E.G. ‘Gerry’ Morris Testifies Before Criminal Justice Act Review Committee
On Nov. 17, 2015, NACDL President E.G. “Gerry” Morris testified on behalf of the Association at a public hearing of the Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program of the Judicial Conference of the United States in Santa Fe, N.M.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in December 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Asset Forfeiture — Will the Government Be Given the Power to Deny an Accused the Right to Counsel of Choice?

In Luis v. United States, the government argued that both Caplin & Drysdale and Monsanto should be extended to authorize the pretrial restraint of untainted assets even if this leaves the defendant unable to hire a defense attorney, unless the defendant has assets over and above the amount of the potential fines and restitution that may result from a criminal conviction. However, the pretrial restraint of assets not traceable to criminal wrongdoing simply goes too far.

By E.G. Morris in December 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Flawed Science in the Courtroom. Is Excluding It Really That Difficult?

The testimony and evidence from forensic experts often fall short of “science” as that term is understood in the broader scientific community.

By E.G. Morris in November 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Pretrial Incarceration — Punishment or Regulatory? Ask Alice.

E.G. Morris discusses the current state of the bail system. He believes that pretrial release conditions requiring financial conditions must be used as a last resort. An accused should be released on personal recognizance unless an evidence-based determination is made that the individual presents a flight risk or imminent physical harm to others.

By E.G. Morris in September/October 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: E.G. ‘Gerry’ Morris Sworn In as NACDL President

Austin, Texas, criminal defense attorney E.G. “Gerry” Morris was sworn in as president of NACDL at the Association’s 58th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., on July 26. Morris has served on NACDL’s Board of Directors since 2001. He has served as co-chair of NACDL’s Indigent Defense and Fourth Amendment Committees, as chair of NACDL’s Familial DNA Task Force, and as vice chair of NACDL’s Audit Committee. Last year, Morris served as president-elect of NACDL.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Is Gideon on Life Support? There Are Signs of Life.

NACDL has started an initiative aimed at securing the fundamental right of effective representation of counsel for the 80 percent of defendants in the criminal justice system who rely on representation provided by a government entity.

By E.G. Morris in August 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Past President Barbara Bergman Receives New Mexico Criminal Defense Bar’s Highest Honor
University of New Mexico School of Law Professor and NACDL Past President Barbara Bergman was honored on June 5 with the 2015 Charles Driscoll Award, the highest award bestowed by the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NMCDLA). The award is named for New Mexico legal advocate and human rights activist Charles Driscoll and is given annually to a person who has fought not only for his or her own clients, but also made an important contribution to improve the criminal defense profession in New Mexico.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in July 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: NACDL — The Engine for Justice

NACDL is the engine for criminal justice. Members of this organization are on a never-ending mission to ensure individual and institutional due process, equality, and fundamental fairness.

By Theodore Simon in July 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Exaggerated Evidence Yields New Opportunities for Cooperation and Collaboration

NACDL is committed to alerting the defense bar to the errors made in statements by FBI examiners concerning microscopic hair analysis. It is crucial to identify cases and gather transcripts so that adversely affected defendants have an opportunity to complain and have the assistance of counsel.

By Theodore Simon in June 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Questions, but Few Answers, Surround Police Body-Worn Cameras
NACDL formed a task force to study policy body-worn cameras and their related issues. How does one balance and address the public’s interest in seeing video footage recorded by police, a target or criminal defendant’s right to access the footage, and a subject or crime victim’s interest in maintaining privacy?
By Theodore Simon in May 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
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