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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: 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
From the President: Self-Representation and the Role of Standby Counsel

When the court appoints standby counsel, should the court limit the role of standby counsel to a consultative one, as the court did in the Dylann Roof case?

By Barry J. Pollack in January-February 2017
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
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