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NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.
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A graphic crime scene: Daubert and the evolving standards for forensic evidence Jon M. Sands, Robyn Greenberg Varcoe
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Don't do that! How to avoid the most common mistakes made by defense lawyers Cheryl D. Stein
Annual meeting highlights include resolution on military tribunal ethics and innovative CLE; new leadership sworn-in Daniel Dodson
New Jersey's statute held unconstitutional: Prosecutors may not benefit from forfeiture cases David B. Smith
Part 2: Essential cases to know in handling challenges to scientific evidence Leonard R. Stamm
The criminal justice system needs mending E. E. (Bo) Edwards
Pretrial Release: Community Ties in the 21st Century Douglas Trant
Bail; Changing laws through violence and subversion Ellen Podgor
Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' Barry Tarlow
Seized Opportunity Scott Miles
The myth of fingerprints Edward J. Imwinkelried
The president's power to seize property in the post-september 11 world: The International Emergency Economic Act John D. Cline
Third party guilt: The crucial role of defense theory instructions Thomas Lundy
Using new evidence of a constitutional violation to get a new trial Paul Mogin
What's on the menu? Chris Adams
When the accused faces loss of family and property, as well as liberty Miriam Gohara