June 2010

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Articles in this Issue

  1. A Double Win for Indigent Defense (Inside NACDL)

    A Double Win for Indigent Defense

  2. A Win-Win-Win Situation: Alternatives to Sentencing

    A Win-Win-Win Situation: Alternatives to Sentencing

  3. Affiliate News

    Affiliate News

  4. Capital Cases: Rethinking Change of Venue in High-Profile Capital Cases

    Staying Put by Using Pretrial Publicity and Morgan v. Illinois to Remove Pro-Death Jurors

    In high-profile capital cases, it is standard procedure for the defense to file a Motion to Change Venue as a result of extensive negative pretrial publicity. The assumption underlying a venue-change request is that a jury pool repeatedly exposed to negative facts about the case, or the defendant, will be unable to render a fair and impartial verdict and follow the presumption of innocence, thus being more conviction-prone and more likely to recommend the death penalty.

  5. Capital Defense Counsel’s Independent Duty to Inspect and Ensure That The Official Record of The Cas

    Capital Defense Counsel’s Independent Duty to Inspect and Ensure That The Official Record of The Case Is Complete

  6. Compassion and the Criminal Defense Attorney

    Compassion and the Criminal Defense Attorney

  7. Defense Bar Lauds Supreme Court For Abolishing ‘Life Without Parole’ for Children and Teens

    Defense Bar Lauds Supreme Court For Abolishing ‘Life Without Parole’ for Children and Teens

  8. Diverse Coalition Urges Attorney General Holder to Reconsider His Call to Weaken Miranda Rights

    Diverse Coalition Urges Attorney General Holder to Reconsider His Call to Weaken Miranda Rights

  9. Flawed Conclusions Based on the Blood/Breath Ratio: A Critical Commentary

    Flawed Conclusions Based on the Blood/Breath Ratio: A Critical Commentary

  10. NACDL News: NACDL Launches Minority Law Fellowships

    NACDL Launches Minority Law Fellowships

  11. Should Medical Professionals Participate in Executions?

    Should Medical Professionals Participate in Executions?

  12. Should Medical Professionals Participate in Executions?(2)

    Should Medical Professionals Participate in Executions?

  13. The Mitigation Specialist

    The Mitigation Specialist

  14. The War Against Capital Punishment

    The War Against Capital Punishment