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NACDL News: NACDL Presses Support for the Right to Counsel at First Appearance
On January 17, NACDL and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice filed a brief as Amici Curiae in the case of Farrow v. Lipetzky, which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
By John Gross in March 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Illegal NSA Program to End ‘As It Currently Exists’
President Obama made an historic speech on January 17 on the review of signals intelligence and the future of the bulk telephone metadata collection program.
By Mason Clutter in March 2014
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NACDL News: Defense Bar Applauds Reauthorization of Congressional Task Force on Overcriminalization
On February 5, the House Judiciary Committee adopted a resolution reauthorizing the bipartisan Overcriminalization Task Force for an additional six months, through August 5, 2014.
By Ivan J. Dominguez in March 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Task Force on Restoration Of Rights and Status After Conviction Seeks Stories
For nearly three years, NACDL’s Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction has examined how legal mechanisms for relief from the collateral consequences of conviction are actually working in state and federal systems.
By Isaac Kramer in March 2014
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NACDL News: Supreme Court Reverses Sentencing Enhancement in Drug Case

 A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court issued an important criminal law ruling on January 27 in the case of Burrage v. United States by applying the rule of lenity — a rule of statutory construction that resolves ambiguities in the language of a law in favor of the defendant. Reversing the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court held that to apply the 20-year minimum sentencing enhancement in § 841(b)(1)(C) to someone convicted of selling certain substances to a user who then dies, “at least where use of the drug distributed by the defendant is not an independently sufficient cause of the victim’s death or serious bodily injury[,]” the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that “but for” the use of that particular substance, the user of the drug would be alive.

By Ivan J. Dominguez in March 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NYU Journal Looks at Racial And Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
The NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy released a special issue in January, in collaboration with NACDL, featuring a series of articles examining the critical issue of racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system. This issue culminates more than a year of focused NACDL action aimed at addressing racial and ethnic disparities.
By Isaac Kramer in March 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sponsors Supreme Court Group Admissions Ceremony

NACDL News: NACDL Sponsors Supreme Court Group Admissions Ceremony Ivan J. Dominguez NACDL News March 2014 10 January 13, 2014 — NACDL members traveled to Washington, D.C., and were sworn in to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. NACDL Immediate Past President Steven D. Benjamin mad

By Ivan J. Dominguez in March 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Surveillance Discussion and Book Signing Are Part of White Collar Summer Series
On Sept. 12, NACDL joined with Miller & Chevalier Chartered to host “Who’s Watching the Watchers,” a well-attended reception and conversation about post-9/11 government surveillance tactics and wider constitutional, privacy, and national security issues.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September/October 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Staff and Members Speak at Gideon Symposium
NACDL Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross, NACDL Board Member Bonnie Hoffman, NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer, and NACDL members American University Law Professor Jenny M. Roberts and WilmerHale Partner Danielle Spinelli all spoke at “Gideon at 50: How Far We’ve Come, How Far to Go,” a symposium presented by the Charleston School of Law and the South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September/October 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sponsors Hill Briefing on Federal Indigent Defense Crisis
Panelists at the Capitol Hill briefing stressed how severe budget cuts are damaging the indigent defense system.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September/October 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
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