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NACDL News: Criminal Defense Bar Presents Radley Balko With Champion of Justice Journalism Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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Washington Post reporter Radley Balko holds the Champion of Justice Journalism Award presented on Feb. 19, 2016.

On Feb. 19, 2016, at its midwinter seminar and meeting in Austin, Texas, NACDL presented Washington Post journalist, investigative reporter, and blogger Radley Balko with its Champion of Justice Journalism Award.

NACDL bestows its Champion of Justice Award upon individuals who — through legal, legislative, journalistic, or humanitarian pursuits — have staunchly preserved or defended the constitutional rights of American citizens and have endeavored to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime. Past recipients of the journalism award include the late Anthony Lewis, author of Gideon’s Trumpet and columnist at the New York Times; Steve Kroft from CBS’s 60 Minutes; Ofra Bikel from PBS’s Frontline; and other leaders in the field of journalism.

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