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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
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
NACDL News: President Obama Announces Third Set of Clemency Grants in Two Months
In his third set of clemency grants in just over two months, on June 3, 2016, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 42 prisoners, 25 of whom were applicants whose petitions were supported by Clemency Project 2014. Of the 25 petitions that came through the Project, 14 of the prisoners were serving life sentences.
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier, Katherine Holden, and Ivan J. Dominguez in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Foster v. Chatman, and Thoughts on the Continued Discriminatory Application of the Death Penalty

The legal system makes it extremely difficult to remedy even patently obvious violations of Batson v. Kentucky.

By E.G. Morris in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
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
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