1999 Board of Directors Resolutions

Resolutions adopted by NACDL's Board of Directors or Membership are posted online. Resolutions adopted prior to the year 2000 are posted as they are available. For more information on resolutions adopted prior to 2000, please contact NACDL.

On Federal Hate Crimes Legislation

National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers takes the position that it cannot support HCPA as focused; and,

NACDL call upon the federal government to draft legislation which would empower federal authorities to investigate the bias of state and federal law enforcement, to ensure fairness in decisions about what crimes to prosecute and to guarantee the unbiased treatment of the accused.

Approving Sending of a Letter to Janet Reno Regarding the Soriano Ruling

NACDL send the following letter to the Attorney General, urging her to

(1) Immediately adopt the Second Circuit standard nationwide by allowing otherwise eligible immigrants whose immigration cases were pending when AEDPA was enacted on April 24, 1996 to be considered for Section 212(c) relief; and

(2) Withdraw the Soriano ruling and reissue a decision that rejects retroactive elimination of Section 212(c) and preserves waiver eligibility in cases where the underlying criminal offense occurred before AEDPA was signed into law on April 24, 1996.

Concerning Execution of Manny Babbitt

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers decries Gov. Davis' denial of clemency for Manny Babbitt.

On Authorizing and Directing NACDL's Executive Leadership

Make It a Priority to Seek Inclusion of NACDL Representation on the Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules

Earmarking Jeralyn Merritt's Contribution for Death Penalty CLE Scholarships

The $6,250 be deposited in the NACDL Foundation bank account to be used exclusively to award need-based scholarships for NACDL Members to attend approved death penalty CLEs.

Stating NACDL's Intent to Ensure Representation on the Federal Courts Rules Committee

NACDL through its liaison committee with the Department of Justice and its liaison with the federal courts, make every effort to insure that the NACDL is represented on this important body.

Creating the Indigent Defense Coordinator Position

The Indigent Defense Committee accepts its responsibility for defining and shaping the particular duties of the Indigent Defense Coordinator, regularly evaluating performance of the Indigent Defense Coordinator and having a close working relationship.