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NACDL News: Volunteer for Clemency Project 2014
Clemency Project 2014 (CP 2014) is seeking volunteers in the national pro bono effort to secure freedom for many federal inmates who are serving unnecessarily harsh sentences for nonviolent offenses.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Sen. Ted Stevens’ Defense Attorney Releases Behind-the-Scenes Account of 2008 Trial and Unlawful Prosecution

Rob Cary, a defense attorney for Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, released a new book on Sept. 16 — Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (NACDL Press/Thomson Reuters) — recounting the trial six years ago of a powerful senator.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL President Discusses Indigent Defense, Concern About Restrictions On the Participation of Federal Defenders in Historic Clemency Project
On Aug. 22, NACDL President Theodore Simon delivered an important address to a conference of federal defenders and panel attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, in which he expressed concern about the state of federal indigent defense.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Kentucky Supreme Court Upholds Ethics Opinion Barring Plea Agreements Containing Waivers of IAC Claims

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Kentucky unanimously rejected a challenge by the federal government, by and through its federal prosecutors in that jurisdiction, to Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion E-435, which states that the use of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) waivers in plea agreements violates Kentucky’s Rules of Professional Conduct. The case, United States v. Kentucky Bar Association., was decided on Aug. 21.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Experts Offer Recantation Evidence Tips
On September 26, 2014, NACDL presented the live streaming webcast “Recantation Evidence: How to Investigate & Use It Effectively in Innocence Claims.”
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: DOJ Acts Boldly in Case to Expose Indigent Defense Deficiencies

With the nation’s indigent defense system mired in a persistent crisis of underfunding as a result of the failure of the states to enforce the Supreme Court’s landmark Sixth Amendment right to counsel decision in Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), the Department of Justice has acted boldly in a case that seeks to expose the resulting deficiencies. In the case of Hurrell-Harring et al. v. New York, a class action brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union challenging systemic deficiencies in the indigent defense services in several New York counties, the Department of Justice, on behalf of the federal government, filed a Statement of Interest in the pending litigation on Sept. 25.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Diane DePietropaolo Price Appointed Indigent Defense Training Manager

On Sept. 3, NACDL announced the appointment of Diane DePietropaolo Price as indigent defense training manager. In this role, she supports NACDL’s Indigent Defense Department and its broad efforts to support indigent defense providers across America. She also develops live and recorded trainings for public and private defenders who represent the indigent accused and will coordinate trainings in consultation with a national working group of public defense leaders and training experts.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Community Discussion in Arlington, Virginia: Alleviating the Collateral Damages of Arrest and Conviction
On Sept. 18, NACDL in conjunction with Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) and George Mason University presented a community discussion regarding the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction in Virginia and the United States.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Grotesque Spectacle in Arizona Demands Immediate End to The Death Penalty in America

On July 23, the state of Arizona executed Joseph Rudolph Wood. Later, it was reported that the execution of Wood took nearly two hours, with Wood gasping for more than an hour and a half after the lethal drugs were injected into him.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in July/August 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Cynthia Orr Receives 2014 Heeney Award
NACDL Past President Jerry J. Cox presented attorney Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr with one of the Association’s most prestigious honors, the Robert C. Heeney Award.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in July/August 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
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