January/February 2011

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Articles in this Issue

  1. Affiliate News

    Affiliate News Gerald Lippert January/February 2011 22 2011 NACDL & AFFILIATE CLE CALENDAR March 1 Texas: Indigent Defense Summit Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas Contact: TCDLA Executive Director Joseph Martinez at 512-478-2514 or email jmartinez@tcdla.com March 3-4 Texas: T

  2. Book Reviews: The Other Wes Moore One Name, Two Fates and In the Place of Justice and Trial in Actio

    Book Reviews Various Authors January/February 2010 50 The Real Cost of Prisons Comix By Lois Ahrens PM Press (2008) Reviewed by Angelyn Frazer and Susana Inda According to the Bureau of Justice, the United States currently incarcerates 2. 3 million people. Of that number, close

  3. From the President: Is Mail Still Mail? And Will the Fourth Amendment Survive the 21st Century?

    Is Mail Still Mail? And Will the Fourth Amendment Survive the 21st Century? Jim E. Lavine President's Column January/February 2011 5 As communication technology outpaces the legal analyses of a bygone era, courts around the country must confront vitally important 21st century search and seizur

  4. Inside NACDL: Intentionally ‘Without Intent’ — Florida vs. Mens Rea

    Intentionally ‘Without Intent’ — Florida vs. Mens Rea Norman L. Reimer January/February 2011 7 It is one thing to unwittingly slide down a slippery slope, it is another to deliberately plunge headlong into the abyss. But when it comes to the increasing tendency to limit intent requirements in

  5. Justice Served — Sparing The Life of a Serial Killer, A Jury’s Life Verdict for Andre Crawford

    Justice Served — Sparing The Life of a Serial Killer, A Jury’s Life Verdict for Andre Crawford Debra A. Seaton January/February 2011 18 On December 18, 2009, family members of 11 women murdered in a small, impoverished African American community on Chicago’s Southside jumped up from their seat

  6. NACDL News

    NACDL News NACDL Staff January/February 2011 10 Michigan Indigent Defense Challenge Reinstated On November 30, 2010, the Michigan Supreme Court decided that a systemic challenge to Michigan’s indigent defense system can proceed. The decision reinstates the Michigan Supreme Court’s original or

  7. Obtaining Bail in International Extradition Cases

    Obtaining Bail in International Extradition Cases

  8. Protecting Justice: Heeney Award Winner Ellen S. Podgor

    Protecting Justice: Heeney Award Winner Ellen S. Podgor Quintin Chatman January/February 2011 44 Professor Ellen S. Podgor said she was “surprised and truly overwhelmed” when she won the Heeney Award in August 2010 at NACDL’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. The loud, sustained applause that greeted

  9. Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction

    Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction Louis L. Akin January/February 2011 12 In New Mexico v. Garcia, 1 criminal defense attorney Lelia “Lee” Hood was faced with the unnerving challenge of trying to save an innocent person from a zealous prosecutor — not a

  10. Saving Tonya Craft: An Integration of Science and Law

    Saving Tonya Craft: An Integration of Science and Law

  11. Voting Against Judicial Independence: The 2010 Elections and The Threat to the Judiciary

    Voting Against Judicial Independence: The 2010 Elections and The Threat to the Judiciary Patrick Veasy January/February 2011 47 Campaigns to secure or retain political office are a regular part of a career dedicated to public service. Raising money, debating issues, and responding to attack ad