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NACDL News: NACDL Supports Bicameral Introduction of Forfeiture Reform Legislation in Congress
On Jan. 27, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the “Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act of 2015” in both the House and the Senate, respectively. NACDL supports this legislation as it would bring much-needed improvements to federal civil asset forfeiture laws.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Praises Pennsylvania Moratorium on the Death Penalty
On Feb. 13, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf suspended the death penalty in his state. While it is reported that Pennsylvania has not executed any prisoners since 1999, the state does have approximately 186 people currently on death row.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Past President and Foundation for Criminal Justice Secretary Bruce M. Lyons Receives Harry Gulkin Award
On Feb. 5, NACDL Past President Bruce M. Lyons received the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (BACDL) Harry Gulkin Award. Lyons has been a member of BACDL since its founding.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in April 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: First Guantánamo Conviction Vacated; Further Evidence Military Commissions Are a Failure of Justice
On Feb. 18, a military appeals court overruled the conviction of David Hicks, the first person to be convicted of a war crime by a military commission at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Hicks, an Australian, pleaded guilty in 2007 to a single charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization. His conviction was overturned because the offense he was charged with was not considered a war crime at the time.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in April 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: DOJ Submits Landmark Filing On Unconstitutional Bail Practices and the Indigent
The Department of Justice filed a landmark Statement of Interest on Feb. 13 on behalf of the United States in Varden v. City of Clanton, which is pending in the U.S. District Court for in the Middle District of Alabama. In that filing, the DOJ is clear — “Incarcerating individuals solely because of their inability to pay for their release, whether through the payment of fines, fees, or a cash bond, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Detention of Public Defender ‘Unconscionable’; NACDL Stands With San Francisco Public Defenders
In a video posted online on Jan. 27, it appears that San Francisco Deputy Public Defender Jami Tillotson was arrested and detained, in the courthouse and in front of her client, for doing her job.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in April 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: New Orleans Midwinter Meeting
Pictures from New Orleans Midwinter Meeting.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sponsors Supreme Court Group Admissions Ceremony
NACDL members traveled to Washington, D.C., to be sworn in to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
By Ivan Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in March 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Applauds Adoption of House Rule Providing for Judiciary Committee Review of All Criminalization Legislation

On Jan. 6, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a rules change that will afford the House Judiciary Committee the opportunity to exercise its jurisdiction over any bill that proposes or modifies a new or existing criminal law or penalty.

By Ivan Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in March 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Amicus Brief: Congress Violated the Equal Protection Clause and Exacerbated Racial Disparity in Reaffirming the Sentencing Disparity for Powder to Crack Cocaine

In an amicus curiae brief filed on Dec. 18, 2014, in Davis v. United States Sentencing Commission, an appeal of a dismissal of a petition for writ of mandamus now pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, NACDL forcefully and methodically demonstrates that Congress’s 1995 reaffirmation of the 100:1 federal sentencing ratio for powder to crack cocaine violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

By Ivan Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in March 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
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