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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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November 2018

Although a prosecutor has a nondelegable duty to learn of Brady evidence in a case, a defense lawyer cannot count on the prosecutor to go out and look for evidence that will free the defendant.



Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: Defending the Press: The Importance of a Free and Open Press to the Criminal Justice SystemDrew Findling
Inside NACDL: Shattering Shackles and Inspiring a New GenerationNorman Reimer
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
A Brady Primer: John Leo Brady – The Defense Lawyer's Best FriendDenis deVlaming
Sentencing, Bureaucracy, and the Paradigm of DisillusionJudge John L. Kane
Determining RF Coverage in Criminal CasesRichard Miletic
Law, Child Abuse, and the RetinaEvan Matshes, M.D. and Randy Papetti, Esq.
Public Defense: Playing Games with Client Rights, Ethical Rules, and Attorneys’ LicensesMichael Barrett
Book Review: A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle Against the Death PenaltyRobin C. Konrad
Book Review: Prosecution StoriesGabriel Reyes
Book Review: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty: Current Issues and ControversiesRussell Stetler and John Philipsborn

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