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From the President: Collateral Consequences Are Too Often Unjust Consequences

Collateral consequences imposed without regard to whether they are justified by the individual’s conduct, and without an opportunity to ever terminate their effect even after an individual demonstrates rehabilitation, represent a system out of step with its purpose.

By E.G. Morris in June 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Miranda v. Arizona — Calculating Its Net Effect

While the Miranda decision is an important part of our legal structure that in many instances serves to enforce the mandate of the Fifth Amendment, it has not been effective in greatly diminishing the number of involuntary confessions.

By E.G. Morris in May 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Statutes of Limitations Are an Essential Safeguard to Preserve the Accused’s Ability to Defend

There is a wave of support to either greatly extend or do away with the statutes of limitations applicable to sexual assaults. Most proponents couch their arguments in terms of a struggle for the right of sexual assault survivors to achieve justice.

By E.G. Morris in April 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: First Convictions Vacated as a Result of the Hair Microscopy Review Project Show the Effectiveness of the Joint Effort

For decades, in the majority of cases involving microscopic hair comparison, FBI experts gave testimony that erroneously stated the significance of the hair comparison results. The fact that convictions have been vacated as a result of the Hair Microscopy Review Project shows the effectiveness of the joint effort among NACDL, the FBI, and the Innocence Project.

By E.G. Morris in March 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Want to Reduce Recidivism? Address the Mental Health Issues of Those Incarcerated.

If incarcerated individuals determined to have mental health issues were subjected to an individualized treatment plan prior to release and further were involved with a program utilizing an interdisciplinary, team approach to guide them through the re-entry process, recidivism would be dramatically reduced.

By E.G. Morris in January - February 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL President E.G. ‘Gerry’ Morris Testifies Before Criminal Justice Act Review Committee
On Nov. 17, 2015, NACDL President E.G. “Gerry” Morris testified on behalf of the Association at a public hearing of the Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program of the Judicial Conference of the United States in Santa Fe, N.M.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in December 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Asset Forfeiture — Will the Government Be Given the Power to Deny an Accused the Right to Counsel of Choice?

In Luis v. United States, the government argued that both Caplin & Drysdale and Monsanto should be extended to authorize the pretrial restraint of untainted assets even if this leaves the defendant unable to hire a defense attorney, unless the defendant has assets over and above the amount of the potential fines and restitution that may result from a criminal conviction. However, the pretrial restraint of assets not traceable to criminal wrongdoing simply goes too far.

By E.G. Morris in December 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Flawed Science in the Courtroom. Is Excluding It Really That Difficult?

The testimony and evidence from forensic experts often fall short of “science” as that term is understood in the broader scientific community.

By E.G. Morris in November 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Pretrial Incarceration — Punishment or Regulatory? Ask Alice.

E.G. Morris discusses the current state of the bail system. He believes that pretrial release conditions requiring financial conditions must be used as a last resort. An accused should be released on personal recognizance unless an evidence-based determination is made that the individual presents a flight risk or imminent physical harm to others.

By E.G. Morris in September/October 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: E.G. ‘Gerry’ Morris Sworn In as NACDL President

Austin, Texas, criminal defense attorney E.G. “Gerry” Morris was sworn in as president of NACDL at the Association’s 58th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., on July 26. Morris has served on NACDL’s Board of Directors since 2001. He has served as co-chair of NACDL’s Indigent Defense and Fourth Amendment Committees, as chair of NACDL’s Familial DNA Task Force, and as vice chair of NACDL’s Audit Committee. Last year, Morris served as president-elect of NACDL.

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
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