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NACDL News: President Obama Caps Final Week in Office with 539 More Commutations
On Jan. 17, 2017, President Obama announced 209 grants of commutation, of which 100 were cases supported by Clemency Project 2014. Just two days later, on January 19, President Obama announced 330 more grants of commutation, of which 189 were supported by the Project. The 330 grants represented the largest single set of commutation grants of Obama’s tenure as president.
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier in March 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: President Obama Announces Single Largest Set of Clemency Grants Since Taking Office
On August 3, in his fourth set of clemency grants since March 30, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 214 prisoners, 118 of whom were applicants whose petitions were supported by Clemency Project 2014. This is more than double the number of commutations granted on any single day thus far during President Obama’s tenure. Indeed, these grants bring the total number of commutations granted by President Obama since taking office to 562, more than any president since Calvin Coolidge.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Urges Follow-Through On Guantánamo Closure

Following President Obama’s major foreign policy speech on May 23, NACDL is optimistic about the administration’s recommitment to closing the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Guantánamo and indefinite detention are failures on this country’s counterterrorism record and, as with all failed policies, they must come to an end. NACDL agrees with President Obama that Guantánamo is unnecessary and too costly. It also undermines the rule of law. NACDL will do whatever it can to assist the president in achieving this goal because closing the facility makes sound legal and economic sense.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in June 2013
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: What the Race to Death in Arkansas Says About the Death Penalty

Arkansas set out to execute eight men in 11 days in April 2017. Barry Pollack gives a brief description of the men and their cases.

By Barry J. Pollack in May 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Past President Judy Clarke Recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers
In March, the American College of Trial Lawyers presented its Griffin Bell Award for Courageous Advocacy to criminal defense attorney and NACDL Past President (1996-97) Judy Clarke. The award honors trial lawyers who have persevered in the pursuit of an important cause despite substantial personal danger, fear, unpopularity, opposition, or other extreme difficulties. The award is the highest honor conferred on a single individual by the College.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in April 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Betty Layne DesPortes Elected AAFS President
NACDL member Betty Layne DesPortes, the managing partner of Benjamin & DesPortes, P.C. in Richmond, Va., is the first criminal defense lawyer to be elected president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). She was sworn in on Feb. 18, 2017.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in April 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Criminalizing the Tradition of Protest

Several states are considering legislation that seems to be in response to citizens who engage in public protest. If prosecuted, protesters will need criminal defense lawyers to argue the First Amendment as a complete defense.

By Barry J. Pollack in April 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Sally Yates and the Integrity of the Department of Justice
What is the proper role of the attorney general?
By Barry J. Pollack in March 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Past President John Wesley Hall Receives Al Horn Memorial Award From NORML
John Wesley Hall, a past president of NACDL, received the Al Horn Memorial Award from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) National Legal Committee on Dec. 10, 2016. He was presented with the award at NORML’s annual dinner at the Pier House in Key West, Florida. The Al Horn Memorial Award is presented annually to a NORML Legal Committee member in recognition of his or her “lifetime of ceaseless work to advance the cause of justice and for their extraordinary support for NORML.”
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Just in Time for the Holidays, President Obama Announces 153 Commutations; Total Grants Near 1,200
On Dec. 19, 2016, President Obama announced 153 grants of commutation. Of those 153 grants, 82 were in cases supported by Clemency Project 2014. That brings the total number of commutations granted by President Obama to date to 1,176, of which 605 were supported by Clemency Project 2014.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
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