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An Ironic Corollary to the Proffer Problem: Dead-to-Rights is Better Off Lisa A. Matewson
Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Ray of Hope or Guilty Plea by Another Name? Joan McPhee
Getting to Reasonableness --Crafting an Effective Downward Departure Post-Booker Marc S. Raspanti,Jodeen M. Hobbs
Jurors Must Unanimously Reject Defenses Before Convicting Thomas Lundy
Knock and Announce Violations After Hudson v. Michigan Gerald F. Uelman
Lethal Incompetence Ty Alper
NACDL Awarded Grant for Capital Trial Trainings Terrica Redfield
NACDL News Jack King
Standing Up for Corporations Martin S. Pinales
Indigent Defense Malia Brink
Queen for a Day From Hell: How to Handle a Troubling Proffer Letter Jon May
State Legislative Affairs Update Scott Ehlers
The Continuing Struggle for Just, Effective and Constitutional Sentencing After United States v. Booker Amy Baron-Evans
Traps for the Unwary: Cross References and Guideline Sentencing