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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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January-February 2017

How can the defense team insulate and isolate favorable jurors in a death penalty case?

Cover Illustration: © San Francisco-based artist Matt J. Carter



Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: Self-Representation and the Role of Standby CounselBarry J. Pollack
Inside NACDL: The Synergy Between Policy Advocacy and Litigation - A Dismissed Traffic Ticket Can Be a Ticket to Systemic ReformNorman L. Reimer
NACDL® 2017 Election ProceduresNACDL
NACDL News: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing and En Banc Review, Modifies Opinion and Remands in NACDL Suit Seeking Disclosure of Federal Criminal Discovery Blue BookIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: Just in Time for the Holidays, President Obama Announces 153 Commutations; Total Grants Near 1,200Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: NACDL Releases Pretrial Justice Manual for New Jersey Practitioners; Additional States ForthcomingIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: At the Supreme Court: A Swearing-In Ceremony for NACDL MembersIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: NACDL Welcomes Inaugural Tiffany May Joslyn White Collar Crime Policy InternMario Meeks
NACDL News: Past President John Wesley Hall Receives Al Horn Memorial Award From NORMLIvan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier
NACDL News: Department of Justice Files Yet Another Important Statement of InterestDiane Price
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
Capital Jury Selection: The Minimum Standards for Effective CounselNatman Schaye
State Assessments of the Death Penalty: Effective Tools for Reform and for Capital DefendersMisty C. Thomas
How Foster Can Be Useful to Defense AttorneysNina W. Chernoff
Legally Indefensible: Requiring Death Row Prisoners to Prove Available Execution AlternativesMegan McCracken
State Criminal Justice Network - Legislative UpdateMonica L. reid and Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles
Getting Scholarship Into Court ProjectGetting Scholarship Into Court Project
Movie Review: MoonlightSejal H. Patel

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