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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 2017

When arguing a motion to suppress evidence, how can a defense attorney strip away the presumption of trustworthiness a police officer has?



Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: Coming and Going - Racial Disparity in the Punishment and Profit of MarijuanaRick Jones
Inside NACDL: Mercy on Death RowRick Stack
Affiliate NewsGerald Lippert
NACDL® 2018 Election ProceduresNACDL
Breaking Blue: Challenging Police Officer Credibility at Motions to SuppressJennifer Sellitti
An Introduction to Litigating the Loss Amount in Health Care Fraud CasesRonald W. Chapman II and Laura A. Perkovic
Competent on Competence - Understanding the Duties and Approaches to Effectively Address a Client’s Incompetence to Stand TrialJohn T. Philipsborn
Defending Sexual Assault Allegations by Children - Using Forensic Interview Protocols to Your AdvantageRandall Levine and Rachel Gruetzner
State Criminal Justice Network - Legislative UpdateMonica L. Reid
We, the Jury: The Sleeping JurorDavid Benowitz and Jay Ruane

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