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"What’s Missing Is Criminal Intent," by Lisa Wayne, New York Times, December 25, 2012.

"Dear Politifact: Your Analysis of Obama's Drug War Record Is Factually Wrong," by Mike Riggs, reason.com, December 13, 2012.

"Henderson v. US and the Plain Error Rule: Metaphysics, Unicorns and Injustice," by Norman Reimer, Jurist, December 11, 2012.

"Fordham professor speaks on lawyer independence," by Susan Maybury, Akron Legal News, December 10, 2012.

"How deeply can border agents search your laptop, smartphone?," by Susan Stellin, The Seattle Times, December 4, 2012.

"Laptop seizures by US government highlight 9/11-era climate of fear," by Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian, December 4, 2012.

"Border Agents' Power to Search Devices Is Facing Increasing Challenges in Court," by Susan Stellin, The New York Times, December 3, 2012.

"A Lobbyist's Appeal For Common Sense - The Case of Kevin Ring," by Walter Pavlo, Forbes, November 29, 2012.

"The Government Can Read Your Emails, But a New Law Might Stop Them," by Harlan Protass, Huffington Post, November 28, 2012.

"Groups call on Obama to veto NDAA over potential Guantanamo restrictions," by Tal Kopan, Politico, November 27, 2012.

"Supreme Court weighs limit on double jeopardy rule," by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, November 6, 2012.

"NM voters approve independent public defender agency," by Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press, November 6, 2012.

"Supreme Court weighs limit on double jeopardy rule," by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, November 6, 2012.

"Past crimes cost many their right to vote," by Todd South, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 4, 2012.

"Why a Sensitive Dog Is an Evidence-Impaired Cop's Best Friend," by Jacob Sullum, Reason, November 2, 2012.

"When can police dogs sniff at the door?," by Pete Williams, NBC News, October 31, 2012. 

"Question for Justices: Do Aldo and Franky's Noses Always Know?," by Adam Liptak, The New York Times, October 29, 2012.

"Feds probe Bal Harbour Police Department over seized millions," by Michael Sallah and Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald, October 27, 2012.

"N.M. Voters Face Five Proposals," by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal, October 24, 2012. 

"Family seeks pardon for executed man convicted on faulty science," by Mike Ward, Austin American-Statesman, October 24, 2012. 

"Criminal Justice, Civil Liberties Issues Missing From 2012 Campaign," by Radley Balko, Huffington Post, October 15, 2012.

"Bergman named interim dean of UNM's law school," by Damon Scott, New Mexico Business Weekly, October 10, 2012.

"Constitutional Amendment 5 would establish public defender department," by Milan Simonich, Las Cruces Sun-News, October 8, 2012.

"Letter: Federal Prosecutors, Guilty Pleas and Fair Outcomes," by Anthony D. Cotton, The Wall Street Journal, October 3, 2012.

"Supreme Court rejects kosher meat plant manager's appeal," by Terry Baynes and Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, October 1, 2012.

"ACLU, NACDL file brief in Pleau case supporting Chafee," by Dee DeQuattro, WPRO News, September 26, 2012.

"Defense lawyers give $10K to NM group backing independent public defender ballot proposal," Associated Press, September 14, 2012.

 "Kerry Kennedy hires new lawyers for drugged driving case," by Reuven Fenton and Dan Mangan, New York Post, September 11, 2012.

"Odds favor 26 years for ex-U.Va. lax player,Associated Press, August 27, 2012.

"Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind’s Lawyer Prevails as ‘Velvet Shiv,’Bloomberg, August 22, 2012.

"When The Lawyer Becomes The Object Of Prosecution," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, August 17, 2012.

"Police must honor ambiguous requests for a lawyer: 9th Circuit," Reuters, August 16, 2012.

"Obama's Drug Czar Is Lying to You About Drug Courts," by Mike Riggs, Reason, August 15, 2012.

"Judge denies Kilpatrick bid for new lawyer in corruption trial," by Tresa Baldas and Joe Swickard, Detroit Free Press, August 15, 2012.

"High Court Looking at Failures of Indigent Defense," by Kenneth Jost, Jost on Justice Blog, August 13, 2012.

"Coalition of Nearly 70 Former Judges, Prosecutors Urge High Court to Hear Gov’t Misconduct Dispute," by Molly McDonough, ABA Journal, August 13, 2012.

"Tough Legal Issues Converge in Colorado Shooting Case," by Ethan Bronner, The New York Times, August 1, 2012.

"Richmond attorney to lead national organization," Associated Press, July 30, 2012.

"Richmond lawyer sworn in as head of national defense lawyers group," Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 29, 2012.

"Indiana prosecutor accused of silencing Chinese woman on murder charge," by Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, July 15, 2012.

"Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, July 10, 2012.

"Hard Case: Criminal defense lawyer Steve Benjamin never rests," by Gary Robertson, Richmond Magazine, July 8, 2012.

"International court staff freed after detention in Libya," by Jomana Karadsheh, CNN, July 2, 2012.

"Assessing The Supreme Court's Recent Term," NPR, July 2, 2012.

"Va. DNA data supports innocence of 33 convicted of sex crimes, study concludes," by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 18, 2012.

"Jury Begins Deliberations in US Insider Trading Case," by Larry Freund, Voice of America, June 14, 2012.

"Freedom of information as a prophylactic against tyranny," by Robert Steinbuch and Brett Tolman, Law.com/National Law Journal, June 12, 2012.

"Sandusky jury's Penn State ties no guarantee of sympathy," by Ian Simpson, Reuters, June 9, 2012.

"Plea-bargaining cases: Form over substance," by Harlan Protass, The National Law Journal, May 21, 2012.

"Preying on the Poor," by Barbara Ehrenreich, Huffington Post, May 17, 2012.

"Amicus Curiae Urge Supreme Court To Hear Rubashkin Case," by Debbie Maimon, The Yeshiva World News, May 9, 2012.

"Restore the Law’s FOCUS," by Paul J. Larkin Jr., National Review, May 7, 2012.

"Taking DNA samples should be limited," by Lisa M. Wayne, The Washington Post, May 6, 2012.

"9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing," by Ben Fox, Associated Press, May 6, 2012.

"Opening the gate to criminal alien appeals," by Michael Kirkland, UPI, May 6, 2012.

"Rand Paul’s Strange Obsession With an Obscure, Century-Old Trading Act," by Thomas Stackpole, The New Republic, May 4, 2012.

"Cuccinelli: Va. law should help clear names of wrongly convicted," by Frank Green, Richmond Times Dispatch, May 4, 2012.

"Child porn viewers share guilt of creators, purveyors," Editorial, The News Tribune, May 1, 2012.

"Prosecutorial and judicial misconduct," by Alan Dershowitz and Ronald Rotunda, The National Law Journal, April 30, 2012.

"Debate rages over severity of child-porn sentences," Associated Press, April 29, 2012.

"US gives employers fresh advice on background checks," by Susan Heavey, Reuters, April 26, 2012.

"Hearings on Barriers to Social Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders And Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions"NACDL News Release, April 25, 2012.

"Walmart Bribery Scandal: Retailer Took Part In Lobbying Campaign To Amend Anti-Bribery Law," Huffington Post, April 24, 2012.

"Homeland Security Internet monitoring dropped from CISPA" Declan McCullagh, CNET, April 26, 2012.

"Why Misdemeanors Aren’t So Minor" Alexandra Natapoff, Slate, April 27, 2012.

"What the Wall Street Journal Missed about False Statements Made to the FBI," by Harvey Silverglate, Forbes, April 18, 2012.

"Why Won't Prosecutors Make Amends for Flawed Investigations?" by Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic, April 18, 2012.

"Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws found by Justice Dept.," by Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, April 16, 2012.

"Mother and son plead not guilty to killing dad," by Anthony R. Wood, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 12, 2012.

"House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty," by Daniela Altiimari, The Hartford Courant, April 12, 2012.

"SCOTUS: Strip Searches in Jail Okay," by Pete Williams, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, April 2, 2012.

"The Stevens Case and Discovery Reform (starts at 2:09:50)," Dan Fagan Show, FOX-4 KTBY, Anchorage, Alaska, March 30, 2012.

"Soldier charged in Afghan massacre," by Richard A. Serrano, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 24, 2012.

"Alaska's Murkowski proposes US Department of Justice reform," by Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch, March 19, 2012.

"Seeking justice at the Justice Department," by Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, March 19, 2012.

"Federal prosecutors need to play fair with evidence," by Editorial Board, The Washington Post, March 18, 2012.

"Making Prosecutors Share: Stevens' Case Prompts Bill," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, March 18, 2012.

"Report: Prosecutors Hid Evidence In Ted Stevens Case," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, March 19, 2012.

"Probe into Ted Stevens case finds vital evidence concealed," by Sean Cockerham, The Kansas City Star, March 15, 2012.

"Reactions to the report on Ted Stevens corruption trial," by Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch, March 15, 2012.

"Schuelke Report Released on Stevens Trial, Senator Murkowski Introduces Legislation," by GW Rastopsoff, Alaska Native News,  March 15, 2012. 

"Ted Stevens Report: Prosecutors Concealed Evidence," by Mike Scarcella, The Blog of Legal Times, March 15, 2012.

"STOCK Act’s Anti-Corruption Provisions Are Needed," by Meredith McGehee, Roll Call, March 14, 2012. 

"Doctors and Drugs: Is it murder when a patient ODs?" by Julia Dahl, CBS News, March 12, 2012.

"Not Everything Can Be a Federal Crime," by Ilya Shapiro, CATO At Liberty, March 8, 2012.

"As Jimmy Dimora's trial closes, prosecutors link City Council President Martin Sweeney to racketeering," by John Caniglia, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 29, 2012.

"Unusual elements in state's murder case against a mother and son," by Anthony R. Wood, The Inquirer, February 26, 2012.

"NACDL: Electronic Surveillance & Government Access to Third Party Records," Privacy Lives, February 24, 2012.

"U.S. Chamber Asks DOJ and SEC for Clear Guidance on FCPA Compliance," by Brian Glaser, Law.Com/Corporate Counsel, February 23, 2012.

"The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson announces inaugural White Collar Criminal Defense Award recipients," White Collar Crime Prof Blog, February 22, 2012.

"NACDL Ethics Advisory Committee Opinion on mail review," by Raffaela Wakeman, Lawfareblog.com, February 22, 2012.

"Special Court Puts Pet Owners on a Leash," by Nathan Koppel, The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2012.

"Jimmy Dimora on the witness stand? Defense lawyers, legal experts divided on wisdom of controversial move," by James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer, February 21, 2012. 

"STOCK Act's expansive jurisdiction could lead to abuse of power," by Shana-Tara Regon, The Hill, February 10, 2012.

"Virginia must let everyone know about wrongful convictions," by Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 7, 2012.

"Williamsburg DNA case raises question of effort," by Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 5, 2012.

"Ex-C.I.A. Officer Charged in Information Leak," by Charlie Savage, The New York Times, January 24, 2012.

"CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, January 23, 2012.

"Grand juries: A vital tool or in need of reform?" by L. L. Brasier, Detroit Free Press, January 3, 2012.

"Criminal Code Tough to Crack," by John Emshwiller and Gary Fields, The Wall Street Journal, December 29, 2011.

"Being Unfit to Stand Trial Lasts Forever in Handful of Cases," by Ann Woolner and Laurence Viele Davidson, Bloomberg Businessweek, December 21, 2011.

"Federal Police Ranks Swell to Enforce a Widening Array of Criminal Laws," by Louise Radnofsky, Gary Fields and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal, December 17, 2011. 

Convicted of a Crime He Didn't Know He Committed,” Neil Hickey interviewing NACDL Board Member Timothy O’Toole [Video], The Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2011.

"The State of the Right to Counsel at Arraignment in New York," by John P. Gross, New York Law Journal, December 12, 2011.

"A Sewage Blunder Earns Engineer a Criminal Record," by Gary Fields and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2011.

"Blago Sentenced: He Joins the Justice Department's Smoke-and-Mirrors Show," by Harvey Silverglate, Forbes, December 9, 2011.

"Anti-corruption act would ban innocuous gifts, wreak havoc on local governments, critics warn," by Steven Nelson, The Daily Caller, December 7, 2011.

"Retaliation In The Work Place? Allegations Within The Bureau of Prisons," by Walter Pavlo, Forbes, December 6, 2011.

"Stewart and Wayne: Broader DOJ Authority to Prosecute Public Officials is Wrong Priority,” Julie Stewart and Lisa Wayne, Roll Call, November 30, 2011.

"Could botched Ted Stevens prosecution prompt federal legal system reform?” by Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch, November 28, 2011.

"Judges saying 'no bond' to white-collar suspects,” by Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, November 28, 2011.

"Defending the Brady rule,” Editorial, Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2011.

"NACDL Releases Blueprint for Grand Jury Reform,” by Isaac Gorodetski, Point of Law, November 14, 2011.

"A Case for Reforming the Grand Jury System,” The Crime Report, November 11, 2011.

"Crack Offenders Get New Look for Lengthy Sentences,” by Jessica Dye, Thomson Reuters, November 1, 2011.

"No Holds Barred: Dancing With Injustice on My Mind,” by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, The Jersusalem Post, October 28, 2011.

"Expert Says DA's Office 'Invaded',” by John MacCormack, San Antonio Express-News, October 28, 2011.

"Brilliance and Humanity,” by Professor Andrea Lyon, Huffington Post, October 27, 2011.

"Accused Terror Plotter Pleads Not Guilty in US Court,” by Larry Freund, Voice of America, October 24, 2011.

"Can't Serve Justice in 3 Minutes, Alternative Programs Can Help,” by former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court Gerald Kogan, Orlando Sentinel, October 23, 2011.

"Legal Storm Growing Over Secret Use of GPS Units to Track Suspects," by L.L. Brasier, Detroit Free Press, October 16, 2011.

"The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Sets an Unusual Standard for Crime," by Gary Fields and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011. 

"As Federal Crime List Grows, Threshold of Guilt Declines," by Gary Fields and John Emshwiller, The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011. 

"'Brady' Obligations: Codification and Clarification,” by Elkan Abramowitz and Barry A. Bohrer, New York Law Journal, September 6, 2011. (Sub. Req’d.)

Palm Beach County joins clash over Florida's strict drug law,” by Jane Musgrave, Palm Beach Post, September 5, 2011.

NACDL Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief in Ian Norris Case,” by Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel, August 26, 2011.

Op-Ed: An illegal, misguided law,” By Mark Rankin, Tampa Tribune, August 25, 2011. 

How Will Strauss-Kahn's Case Affect Similar Suits?,” by Carrie Johnson, NPR, August 24, 2011.

Rare legal gambit succeeds in fraud case,” by John Shiffman, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 19, 2011.

"Federal judge rules Florida's drug law unconstitutional," by Susan Spencer-Wendel, Palm Beach Post, July 28, 2011.

"Florida Judge Declares State’s Drug Law Unconstitutional," by Nathan Koppel, Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2011.

"Florida: Drug Laws Ruled Unconstitutional," by John Schwartz, New York Times, July 27, 2011.


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