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NACDL News: Seattle Defense Attorney Colette Tvedt Appointed NACDL Indigent Defense Director
On May 8, NACDL announced the appointment of Colette Tvedt as indigent defense training and reform director. Tvedt has devoted her career over the past 25 years to representing poor people accused of crimes. She spent 18 of those years as a public defender and the last seven in private practice with Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, where she continued to represent the indigent by court appointment in state and federal court, as well as serving without pay on the board of one of Seattle’s public defender providers.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Releases Report On Consequences of Arrest and Conviction; Focus Is Roadmap to the Restoration of Rights

At an event on May 29 at the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C., NACDL released a major new report — Collateral Damage: America’s Failure to Forgive or Forget in the War on Crime — A Roadmap to Restore Rights and Status After Arrest or Conviction. The report is a comprehensive exploration of the stigma and policies relegating tens of millions of people in America to second-class status because of an arrest or conviction. In addition, the report lays out 10 recommendations to ensure that the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are within reach of all, regardless of past mistakes.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Continues to Deplore Political Attacks on the Criminal Defense Function
While NACDL does not endorse or oppose any candidates for office in any branch of government, NACDL does strongly deplore attacks on any attorney, including candidates representing any political party or ideology, arising out of the attorney’s representation of clients in criminal matters. Most recently, this disgraceful line of attack reared its head in the Arkansas Supreme Court race.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Federal Defender Cynthia W. Roseberry Appointed Project Manager For Clemency Project 2014
Attorney Cynthia W. Roseberry was appointed on May 9 as the project manager for Clemency Project 2014. Prior to joining Clemency Project 2014, Roseberry served as executive director of the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, Inc.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Department of Justice Announces New Policy Concerning the Recording Of Custodial Interrogations

A new Department of Justice policy, announced May 12, 2014, and effective July 11, 2014, creates a presumption in favor of recording custodial interrogations. For far too long, the nation’s federal law enforcement agencies have been behind the curve in terms of implementing this simple but critical and enormously beneficial practice. As detailed on NACDL’s newly launched, Web-based resource on recording interrogations, hundreds of jurisdictions across the country currently record interrogations as a matter of law or local policy.

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