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NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.
NACDL harnesses the unique perspectives of NACDL members to advocate for policy and practice improvements in the criminal legal system.
NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal legal system.
NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal legal system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.
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2007 NACDL Affiliate Elections
A Nation of Suspects
A True Double Standard: A Defense Perspective on the Inherent Unfairness in the Administration of the Impaired Driver Laws
Border Shooting Provides Window of Opportuniy Regarding Mandatory Minimums
Can Jury Trial Innovations Improve Jurror Understanding of DNA Evidence
Federal Law Enforcement Should Record Custodial Interrogations
Friend of the Court
Sex Offender Laws Run Amok
Race and Crack Cocaine Offenses: Correcting a Troubling Injustice Post-Booker
Sentencing Commission Should Propose Changes to Crack Cocaine Guidelines
State Legislative Affairs
The Changing Face of Extraditions Between Mexico and the United States
The Claiborne Case and Crack-Powder Disparity Issues
The Threat to a Witness's Right to Counsel