The Criminal Docket

Welcome to NACDL's podcast series, "The Criminal Docket." NACDL is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is well-known to many as "Liberty's Last Champion."

Each episode of "The Criminal Docket" explores important items on the criminal legal agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the criminal legal system.

NACDL's National Advocacy Calls on Developing Legislation series is available here.


Current Episode

  • Ep.64 – Interview with Alabama criminal defense attorney Richard S. Jaffe...

Previous Episodes

  • Ep.63 – Interview with Founder & Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps Alec Karakatsanis...

  • Ep.62 – Interview: NYU Professor Rachel E. Barkow, Author of "Prisoners of Politics..."

  • Ep.61 – Televerde, the Arouet Foundation, and Second Chances for Women Coming Out of Incarceration

  • Ep.60 – Federal Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton’s Important New Book, "51 Imperfect Solutions..."

  • Ep.59 – Criminal Discovery Reform Efforts in Virginia

  • Ep.58 – NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson on Criminal Justice Reform

  • Ep.57 – The Right to Counsel: A Conversation with Utah Judge Michael W. Kwan

  • Ep.56 – Forthcoming Documentary: "In The Executioner’s Shadow"

  • Ep.55 – "The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense"

  • Ep.54 – "The War on Kids," an Essential New Book by Professor Cara Drinan

  • Ep.53 – South Carolina's Sixth Amendment-Free Zones

  • Ep.52 – NACDL's First Amendment Strike Force and Mass Defense Unit

  • Ep.51 – Packingham v. North Carolina: Collateral Consequences at the High Court

  • Ep.50 – Professor Suja A. Thomas on "The Missing American Jury"

  • Ep.49 – United States v. FedEx Corp.: The Billion Dollar-plus Criminal Case that Simply Wasn't

  • Ep.48 – United States v. Clay: A Case Study in Overcriminalization

  • Ep.47 – Harry C. Alford, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce

  • Ep.46 – Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s “Guantánamo Diary”

  • Ep.45 – The Fishy Case of Yates v. United States Now Before the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Ep.44 – "Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" By Rob Cary

  • Ep.43 – Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. Addresses NACDL Annual Meeting and Seminar

  • Ep.42 – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Appellate Decisions

  • Ep.41 – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Trials

  • Ep.40 – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Criminal Justice Policy

  • Ep.39 – Criminal Justice and the Media: Introduction

  • Ep.38 – Investigator Marty Bugbee on Your Digital Trail

  • Ep.37 – Human Rights Watch Report on The Trial Penalty in Federal Drug Cases

  • Ep.36 – Congress’s Overcriminalization Task Force

  • Ep.35 – Professor Norman Lefstein on the Federal Indigent Defense Crisis

  • Ep.34 - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities-Part III

  • Ep.33 - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities-Part II

  • Ep.32 - Stingrays, Pings and Triangulation – Oh my!

  • Ep.31 - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

  • Ep.30 - NACDL’s Domestic Drone Information Center

  • Ep.29 - Issues in Child Pornography Law & Sentencing

  • Ep.28 - Gideon at 50: New Indigent Defense System Research

  • Ep.27 - NACDL's "Getting Scholarship Into Court Project"

  • Ep.26 - A Representative NACDL CLE Program

  • Ep.25 - NACDL's Restoration of Rights Database

  • Ep.24 - Bail and the Presumption of Innocence

  • Ep.23 - Eugene Jarecki's "The House I Live In"

  • Ep.22 - Dog Sniffs at the Supreme Court - Part Two

  • Ep.21 - Dog Sniffs at the Supreme Court - Part One

  • Ep.20 - Missouri Public Defender Caseload Litigation

  • Ep.19 - NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin

  • Ep.18 - NACDL President Lisa Wayne Reflects on Her Term

  • Ep.17 - SCOTUS Review with Stanford Law Professor Pamela S. Karlan

  • Ep.16 - "Disrobed," a new book by Judge Frederic Block

  • Ep.15 - Weekly News Roundup

  • Ep.14 - Miller and Alvarez

  • Ep.13 - Historic Senate Hearing on Solitary Confinement

  • Ep.12 - State Legislative Affairs Update

  • Ep.11 - The Benefits of NACDL Membership

  • Ep.10 - The Execution of Carlos DeLuna

  • Ep.9 - The Crisis of Overcriminalization in America

  • Ep.8 - Guantanamo Update with Mason Clutter

  • Ep.7 - When Lying is a Crime

  • Ep.6 - The Failed Drug War

  • Ep.5 - Criminal Defense in Denmark and New Zealand

  • Ep.4 - Strip Searching the Arrested

  • Ep.3 - Juvenile Life Without Parole

  • Ep.2 - Right to Counsel in Maryland

  • Ep.1 - Norman Reimer

  • Introductory Episode

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