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August 2012 , Page 10 

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By Jack King and Ivan J. Dominguez

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Young Heeney Award 

On July 27, 2012, in San Francisco, California attorney, NACDL Life Member and 2012-13 NACDL Parliamentarian Vicki Young (left) was awarded the 32nd annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award. The Heeney Award is given to the member who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession. Young is pictured with NACDL Past President Lisa Wayne. 


On July 27, 2012, the Foundation for Criminal Justice and NACDL honored the architect of the “John Adams Project” – Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU – with the Champion of Justice Award. Through the John Adams Project, a joint effort of the ACLU and NACDL, detainees accused of capital crimes at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, received appropriately qualified defense teams before the Bush administration’s military commissions. 

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