☰ In this section

The Champion

December 2017 , Page 55 

Search the Champion Looking for something specific?

Preview of Member Only Content

For full access: login or Become a Member Join Now

State Criminal Justice Network - Legislative Update

By Monica L. Reid

2017 State Legislative Victories Summary

Each year, NACDL affiliates, members of the State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) and other advocates work diligently at the state level to bring about reform of key criminal justice issues. At the end of each year, the goal is to highlight the various legislative victories in numerous jurisdictions. In addition, during the 2017 legislative session, NACDL tracked over 26 criminal justice issues ranging from asset forfeiture reform to surveillance reform. Many of the issues NACDL tracked around the country had successful outcomes.

In addition to the progressive reforms addressed below, state affiliates were successful in pushing back against regressive criminal justice legislation. For example, the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) was successful in defeating HB 178, which would have made it possible for the state to charge a dealer with murder for the death of someone who overdoes on heroin. Additionally, se

Want to read more?

The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.

NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.
login

Not a member? Join now.
Join Now
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.

See what NACDL members say about us.

To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.

  • Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org
  • Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.
Advertisement Advertise with Us
ad

In This Section

Advertisement Advertise with Us
ad