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NACDL's renowned journal, The Champion magazine, offers timely, informative articles written for and by criminal defense lawyers, featuring the latest developments in search and seizure laws, DUI/DWI, grand jury proceedings, habeas, the exclusionary rule, death penalty, RICO, federal sentencing guidelines, forfeiture, white collar crime, and more. The Champion is published ten times per year.

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December 2016

This month Norman Reimer reflects on President Obama’s commutations and the lawyers who volunteered for Clemency Project 2014.



Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: Second ActsBarry J. Pollack
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
NACDL News: Sixth Amendment Center Releases Study of Public Defense in Indiana; Report Commissioned by NACDLIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: States Have Long Road Ahead to Ensure the Right to Counsel, New NACDL Report FindsIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: NACDL Attends Second Annual Convening of the Right to Counsel National ConsortiumIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: NACDL Receives Outstanding Alliance Award from U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal ReformIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: President Obama Commutes 351 Sentences in October and November; Clemency Project 2014 Surpasses 2,400 Submitted PetitionsIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: NACDL Staff Recognized for Outstanding ServiceIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
The Commutation Legacy of President Barack Obama: Reflections on Clemency Project 2014 —The Legal Profession’s Response to a Call for HelpNorman L. Reimer
Cloud Computing for Criminal Lawyers: It’s Not the Future AnymoreDane S. Ciolino
Understanding SEO, Websites and How to Establish an Online PresenceJay Ruane, Brendan Ruane, Seth Price, and David Brenton
Analyzing Videotaped Interrogations and ConfessionsBrian L. Cutler and Richard A. Leo
State Criminal Justice Network - Legislative UpdateMonica L. Reid and Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles
Getting Scholarship Into Court ProjectGetting Scholarship Into Court Project
Book Review: Suppressing Criminal EvidenceTony Bornstein
Book Review: Forensics - What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNAand More Tell Us About CrimeAllan F. Brooke II
Book Review: John Paul Stevens - Defender of Rights in Criminal JusticeCheryl D. Stein
Book Review: Math on Trial - How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the CourtroomSusan Elizabeth Reese

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