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From the President: Questions, but Few Answers, Surround Police Body-Worn Cameras
NACDL formed a task force to study policy body-worn cameras and their related issues. How does one balance and address the public’s interest in seeing video footage recorded by police, a target or criminal defendant’s right to access the footage, and a subject or crime victim’s interest in maintaining privacy?
By Theodore Simon in May 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Past President and Foundation for Criminal Justice Secretary Bruce M. Lyons Receives Harry Gulkin Award
On Feb. 5, NACDL Past President Bruce M. Lyons received the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (BACDL) Harry Gulkin Award. Lyons has been a member of BACDL since its founding.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in April 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: The Time Has Come for Forfeiture Reform
Forfeiture reform is long overdue. The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act would raise the level of proof required to seize property to the more reasonable standard of “clear and convincing evidence,” which would help protect property owners.
By Theodore Simon in April 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014TM Commends President Obama for Granting Eight Commutations

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal prisoners and pardoned 12 others on Dec. 17, 2014. These mark the first commutations the president has granted since the U.S. Department of Justice announced its clemency initiative in April 2014.

By Ivan Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in March 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Edward Greenspan, Q.C.
Edward Greenspan was a great criminal defense lawyer, a prolific writer, and a compassionate advocate for fundamental rights.
By Theodore Simon in March 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: The Intersection of Grand Jury Reform and Disparate Justice

The grand jury system is broken and in need of reform. The grand jury is a tool of the prosecution, whether that means to indict without evidence or to fail to indict in the face of arguable evidence.

By Theodore Simon in January/February 2015
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: Francois Holloway’s Second Chance

State legislatures and lawmakers in Washington, D.C., should consider passing statutes giving the right to defendants who have served 10 years to request a reconsideration of their sentences in light of their performance in prison and their achievements after being sentenced.

By Theodore Simon in November/December 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: The Best Thing a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Ever Hear

After a defense lawyer explains to colleagues the challenging and hopeless circumstances of a case, and then reveals a surprising, wondrous outcome – what is the best response the lawyer can hear? “How the hell did that happen?” is the best response.

By Theodore Simon in October 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
From the President: NACDL’s Voice Is Being Heard Loud and Clear

In October 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will no longer ask criminal defendants who plead guilty to waive their right to bring future claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. In 2012, NACDL authored and adopted an ethics opinion determining that it is unethical for a prosecutor to suggest or a defense lawyer to agree that a defendant may waive IAC claims in plea agreements.

By Theodore Simon in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL President Discusses Indigent Defense, Concern About Restrictions On the Participation of Federal Defenders in Historic Clemency Project
On Aug. 22, NACDL President Theodore Simon delivered an important address to a conference of federal defenders and panel attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, in which he expressed concern about the state of federal indigent defense.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer in September 2014
Category: The Champion Magazine
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