November 2010

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Articles in this Issue

  1. Affiliate News

    Affiliate News Gerald Lippert November 2010 47 TACDL Announces New Leaders The Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL) has elected its officers for the 2010-2011 year. Laura C. Dykes, of the Davidson County Public Defenders Office in Nashville, will serve as president; St

  2. Book Review: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 10th Ed.

    Book Review Gil Sapir November 2010 35 Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 10th Ed. By Richard Saferstein, Ph.D. Pearson Prentice-Hall (2011) Reviewed by Gil Sapir   The Tenth Edition of Criminalistics is a very good educational textbook. It is an enduring stateme

  3. Congress Focuses on The Problem of Overcriminalization

    Congress Focuses on The Problem of Overcriminalization Ivan J. Dominguez November 2010 60 On Sept. 28, 2010, Congress held a hearing titled “Reining in Overcriminalization: Assessing the Problems, Proposing Solutions” before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, a

  4. Correcting Juror Bias: A Case Study on Internet Entrapment

    Correcting Juror Bias: A Case Study on Internet Entrapment Julie Blackman; Corinne Brenner; Ellen Brickman November 2010 30 Lead us not into temptation But deliver us from evil From “The Lord’s Prayer” Matthew 6:13 (King James Version) To borrow a variation of the title from Steven

  5. From a Prison Law Library to the New York Times

    From a Prison Law Library to the New York Times Shon R. Hopwood November 2010 62 I am proof that defense lawyers do make a difference. In 1998, I was sentenced to 12 years and 3 months in federal prison for five armed bank robberies. I was fortunate to have competent counsel and to receive a

  6. From the President: Faces of Overcriminalization

    Faces of Overcriminalization Jim E. Lavine November 2010 5 Krister Evertson never had so much as a parking ticket prior to his arrest on May 27, 2004. 1 A National Honor Society member, science whiz, clean energy inventor, and small business entrepreneur, Krister is now a felon. The nightmare

  7. Inside NACDL: Fear Unleashed: Money, Power and The Threat to Judicial Independence

    Fear Unleashed: Money, Power and The Threat to Judicial Independence Norman L. Reimer November 2010 9 Menacing Male Voice: I was convicted of sexual assaulting three different children. Second Menacing Male Voice: I was convicted of shooting my ex-girlfriend in the face and murdering her si

  8. NACDL News

    NACDL News Ivan J. Dominguez November 2010 8 State Criminal Justice Network Convenes In the Capital NACDL, in conjunction with the American University Washington College of Law and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA), presented the

  9. Overview of the Colorado Method of Capital Voir Dire

    Overview of the Colorado Method of Capital Voir Dire

  10. Taint Hearing: Scientific And Legal Underpinnings

    Taint Hearing: Scientific And Legal Underpinnings Ashish S. Joshi November 2010 37 Federal Rule of Evidence 602 and the corresponding state rules require that a witness must testify from personal knowledge. If witnesses are unable to testify from personal knowledge because their memories have

  11. Ten Tips for New Lawyers

    Ten Tips for New Lawyers Brian G. Jones; Edited by Elizabeth Kelley November 2010 43 Ten Tips for New Lawyers In late 2007, I entered private practice. I had other options, but in light of my ultimate career goals and encouragement from several attorneys I admired, I decided to take the

  12. The Criminalization of End-of-Life Care and the Emergence of ‘Clinical Forensic Medicine’

    The Criminalization of End-of-Life Care and the Emergence of ‘Clinical Forensic Medicine’ James Farragher Campbell; John H. Fullerton November 2010 12 A disturbing trend has emerged involving criminal charges being levied against family caregivers treating end-of-life (EOL) elders with dementi

  13. Trial by Numbers

    Trial by Numbers Ted Vosk November 2010 48 Uncertainty in the Quest For Truth and Justice “All results for every forensic science method should indicate the uncertainty in the measurements that are made, and studies must be conducted that enable the estimation of those values.”1 On A