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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: NACDL Welcomes Inaugural Tiffany May Joslyn White Collar Crime Policy Intern
NACDL welcomes Kaitlin Bigger as the inaugural Tiffany May Joslyn White Collar Crime Policy intern.
By Mario Meeks in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Releases Pretrial Justice Manual for New Jersey Practitioners; Additional States Forthcoming
In partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ) and the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJ OPD), and with grant support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, on Dec. 13, 2016, NACDL released The New Jersey Pretrial Justice Manual in an effort to support New Jersey attorneys as they work to end pretrial injustice in the state.
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
NACDL News: Department of Justice Files Yet Another Important Statement of Interest
Stinnie v. Holcomb is a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia challenging the constitutionality of Virginia’s alleged practice of automatically suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay court debts.
By Diane Price in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing and En Banc Review, Modifies Opinion and Remands in NACDL Suit Seeking Disclosure of Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book
On Dec. 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied NACDL’s petition both for a rehearing and en banc review following the July 19, 2016, decision of a three-judge panel of that court in National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys and U.S. Department of Justice.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: At the Supreme Court: A Swearing-In Ceremony for NACDL Members
NACDL members gathered on Jan. 9, 2017, in the nation’s capital at the U.S. Supreme Court for NACDL’s group admissions ceremony.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in January-February 2017
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: States Have Long Road Ahead to Ensure the Right to Counsel, New NACDL Report Finds
On Oct. 26, 2016, NACDL released a report that surveys the standards set by each of the 50 states to provide counsel in criminal cases to those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution requires each state to ensure the right to counsel in any criminal prosecution. Prepared by John P. Gross,  assistant professor of clinical legal education and director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at the University of Alabama School of Law, Representation in All Criminal Prosecutions: The Right to Counsel in State Courts examines how states have designed their public defense policies in light of Gideon v. Wainwright and other Supreme Court cases interpreting the Sixth Amendment’s mandate. This is the third report in NACDL’s series Gideon at 50: A Three-Part Examination of Public Defense in America.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in December 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Sixth Amendment Center Releases Study of Public Defense in Indiana; Report Commissioned by NACDL
On Oct. 24, 2016, the Sixth Amendment Center released an important new study – The Right to Counsel in Indiana: Evaluation of Trial-Level Indigent Defense Services. As part of its public defense reform program, NACDL commissioned the Sixth Amendment Center to conduct an independent study of the state of public defense in Indiana and to produce this report. The report and recommendations were prepared primarily to aid in the work of the Indiana Indigent Defense Study Advisory Committee (IDSAC), which is composed of representatives from the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Legislature, State Bar Association, Public Defender Commission, Public Defender Council, Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Judges Association, and the Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier 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
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