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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
The Commutation Legacy of President Barack Obama: Reflections on Clemency Project 2014 —The Legal Profession’s Response to a Call for Help

President Obama commuted the sentences of more inmates than the last 11 presidents combined. Many reformers expressed dismay at the president’s approach to clemency, but it cannot be denied that a little more than 1,000 people will be able to walk out of prison and start life anew. NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer expresses his gratitude to the benefactors and volunteer lawyers who participated in this project to help individuals regain their freedom.

By Norman L. Reimer in December 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: President Obama Commutes 351 Sentences in October and November; Clemency Project 2014 Surpasses 2,400 Submitted Petitions
After commuting the sentences of 200 prisoners in October, on November 4, President Obama commuted the sentences of 72 prisoners, and on November 22, another 79. That brings the total number of commutations granted by President Obama through November 2016 to 1,023, of which 523 were supported by Clemency Project 2014.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in December 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Second Acts

A person can be given an opportunity for a “second act” or second chance in life. How do we know if the person takes the opportunity? It is not truly a second act unless the person learned from the first act and has been transformed.

By Barry J. Pollack in December 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: A Civil Rights Battle for Our Times

One of the great civil rights battles of our time is to ensure that people who end up in the criminal justice system are adequately represented.

By Barry J. Pollack in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: How to Elevate Criminal Defense Before the Supreme Court

While NACDL cannot compel the Supreme Court to change its rules, it can and should advocate for changes that allow it and other groups like it to be heard in oral argument before the Court on behalf of criminal defendants.

By Barry J. Pollack in September - October 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Barry J. Pollack Sworn in as 2016-17 NACDL President
Barry J. Pollack of Washington, D.C., was sworn in as president of NACDL by U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta at the Association’s 59th Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 13.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Injustice on Our Streets

Criminal defense lawyers must be at the forefront of the fight to create a program for criminal justice that, at every stage, dispenses justice to our most powerless citizens.

By Barry J. Pollack in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: TCDLA Hall of Fame Inducts NACDL Past President Edward A. Mallett
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) inducted Edward A. Mallett into its Hall of Fame on June 17, 2016.
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier, Katherine Holden, and Ivan J. Dominguez in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
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