SCJN News - May 29, 2012

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Register for SCJN online 

Register online for “Gideon and Beyond: Securing Constitutional Rights Through Policy Advocacy”-SCJN 11th Annual State Criminal Justice Network ConferencePlease visit the website at to view the agenda, register online, and download the registration PDF for the 11th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference. I am also attaching the agenda and registration form. Please note that early bird registration before June 29 is $75 for NACDL members and $100 for the general public.

Scholarships to attend SCJN

Scholarships are available to assist advocates who would like to attend the conference in San Francisco, but need funds to supplement their travel or hotel. Please send your contact information, issue areas you promote and a one paragraph statement of why you would like to attend the conference, as well as, the amount you are requesting, to Mr. Jin Niu at We will review all requests received by June 15 and inform you soon thereafter.

Nomination Deadline Extended for State Criminal Justice Reform Award

The deadline to submit nominations for the State Criminal Justice Reform Award has been extended to Friday June 1, 2012. Please see criteria for award attached and take time to nominate an individual or group for this prestigious award. You can also find the information on our website at

NACDL Podcast on the Execution of Carlos DeLuna

This week, we explore the 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna by the State of Texas with Columbia University Law School Professor James S. Liebman, a 2002 recipient of NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award who last week released a groundbreaking investigative report about the Carlos DeLuna case, more than five years in the making by his research team, entitled Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution. Professor Liebman, who clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens and spent many years practicing at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, has focused for decades on a research agenda alternating between capital punishment and public education reform. Among his work, Liebman co-authored treatises on both Habeas Corpus and Evidence as well as a statistical study of error rates in capital cases entitled A Broken System, released in two parts in 2000 & 2002. Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 24m 10s. 
Click here to listen to this episode and all previous episodes.

Children’s Defense Fund Hosts National Conference

July 22- 25, CDF will convene 3,000 leading child advocates, including 1,500 young adult leaders, in Cincinnati, Ohio to focus our energy and efforts on Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence. America’s top experts, leading practitioners, and most committed activists will help shape a national conversation on economic inequity and catalyze systematic action for children and the poor in 2012 and beyond as we continue the critical work of helping build a transforming movement to change America’s priorities and create a just playing field for every child to survive and thrive. (Learn more about the conference program at 


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