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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: Supreme Court Rejects Expansive Interpretation of ‘Official Act’; Vacates and Remands Former Virginia Governor’s Case
In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, on June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected the government’s expansive interpretation of what constitutes an impermissible “official act” under the federal bribery statute, the Hobbs Act, and the federal honest services statute.
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
NACDL News: NACDL Releases Symposium Report on The Fourth Amendment In the Digital Age
On June 8, 2016, NACDL re-leased its symposium report on “The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age.”
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier, Katherine Holden, and Ivan J. Dominguez in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Hosts Leaders of Public Defender Community
As part of the 2016 Executive Retreat, NACDL President-Elect Barry J. Pollack invited leaders of the public defense community and NACDL’s Public Defense Committee, as well as staff, to a day-long conversation about the needs and concerns of the public defense community.
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier, Katherine Holden, and Ivan J. Dominguez in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Condemns HIV Criminalization
On May 21, 2016, at NACDL’s Spring Meeting, the board of directors unanimously adopted a resolution opposing all laws that base criminal liability and/or penalty enhancements on one’s HIV status rather than on the intent to harm another individual.
By Ezra Dunkle-Polier, Katherine Holden, and Ivan J. Dominguez in July 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Welcomes House Passage of Email Privacy Act
The House Judiciary Committee passed out of committee the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) by a vote of 28-0 on April 13, 2016. This bill is a long overdue update of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a bill passed in 1986 that governs the treatment of electronic communications. The Email Privacy Act establishes that law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant to access the content of most electronic communications and cloud-stored content from third-party providers and eliminates the arbitrary rule that would allow the government to obtain emails older than 180 days with a subpoena. On April 27, the Email Privacy Act passed the full House by a unanimous vote of 419 to 0.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in June 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Welcomes Bipartisan Legislation to Block Proposed Rule 41 Changes
In mid-May NACDL welcomed the introduction of the Stopping Mass Hacking Act (S. 2952) by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), to prevent changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure from taking effect. Subsequently, on May 25, 2016, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers (D-MI) introduced H.R. 5321, the House version of the bill. They were joined by committee members Blake Farenthold (R-TX) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in June 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Kosovo Lawyers Visit NACDL
Attorneys from Kosovo, participating in a State Department International Visitor Leadership Program titled “Investigating Judicial and Prosecutorial Misconduct,” visited NACDL on May 25. The delegation included a prosecutor as well as the senior justice inspector and the director of the Office of the Disciplinary Counsel.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in June 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Clemency Project 2014 Surpasses 1,000 Submitted Clemency Petitions
In early May, the working group known as Clemency Project 2014, which was formed by NACDL, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Federal Public and Community Defenders, surpassed a major milestone, submitting its 1,000th petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney. The Project achieved this milestone on the heels of President Obama’s 58 grants on May 5, 2016 — the second group in fewer than six weeks to have their sentences commuted.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in June 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
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