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NACDL News: U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Reduce Drug Trafficking Sentences
The U.S. Sentencing Commission on April 10 took another step toward making federal drug sentences more reasonable. The agency approved an amendment that would reduce the guidelines level for most drug offenses by two levels, amounting to an 11-month sentence reduction, on average. Unless Congress rejects the “drugs-minus-2” amendment, which was approved as part of a larger package of amendments, the change would go into effect Nov. 1, 2014.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Supreme Court Will Examine Use of Post-Enron Law in Prosecution of Fisherman

A case highlighting the dangerous consequences stemming from the unconstitutional executive expansion of the federal law will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 28, 2014, the Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari in Yates v. United States, a case in which the government used a post-Enron, anti-shredding statute to prosecute a fisherman for the disappearance of three fish from his shipping vessel.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Supporting Public Defenders in Liberia
NACDL received an invitation to provide training and technical assistance for the public defenders in Liberia.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Overcriminalization Task Force Holds Hearing on Overfederalization of Criminal Law

On March 27, the bipartisan House Judiciary Overcriminalization Task Force held its second hearing of 2014. The hearing focused on “overfederalization,” and the task force heard testimony from Professor James Strazzella of Temple University School of Law and Joseph I. Cassilly of the National District Attorneys Association.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Deplores Political Attacks on The Criminal Defense Function
While NACDL does not endorse or oppose any political candidates, NACDL does strongly deplore attacks on any attorney, including political candidates representing any political party or ideology, arising out of the attorney’s representation of clients in criminal matters.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Launches Compendium on Electronic Recording of Interrogations
On April 30, 2014, NACDL launched a new online compendium on electronic recording of custodial interrogations. This new resource aims to assist lawyers, advocates, and members of the public interested in the electronic recording of interrogations. The compendium was compiled by NACDL member Thomas Sullivan, a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block in Chicago, Ill.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: John Keker, Jan Nielsen Little Receive White Collar Criminal Defense Award
Jan Little receives the White Collar Criminal Defense Award on March 22, 2014.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Grotesque Spectacle in Oklahoma Demands Immediate End to The Death Penalty in America
On the evening of April 29, 2014, Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack some 43 minutes following the state of Oklahoma administering its first injection during the execution.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014: Breathing New Life Into Clemency Process
On April 23, 2014, Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced a new set of criteria the Justice Department and White House will use when considering clemency petitions from federal prisoners. The new criteria will help the Justice Department identify federal prisoners who, if sentenced today under current sentencing laws and policies, would likely have received a substantially lower sentence.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Cellphone Privacy and the Fourth Amendment at the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on April 29 in two important cases related to law enforcement searches of cellphones incident to arrest and the Fourth Amendment. The first case, United States v. Wurie, asks if police, without obtaining a warrant, should be allowed to review an arrestee’s cellphone call log. The second case, Riley v. California, focuses on the admissibility of evidence seized through the search of an arrestee’s Smartphone without a warrant.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in May 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
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