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NACDL News: UACDL Executive Director Kent R. Hart Dies in Tragic Fall
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL) Executive Director and Past President Kent R. Hart slipped and fell into a waterfall while hiking in Hallingdal, Norway, on July 24.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: SC State Senator Gerald Malloy Receives Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award
Gerald Malloy, a private attorney and state senator from South Carolina, was honored on August 12 with NACDL’s Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award at NACDL’s 15th Annual State Criminal Justice Network conference in Palm Beach, Fla.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
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: New York City Attorney Rick Jones Receives Prestigious 2016 Heeney Award from Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar
New York City attorney Rick Jones is the 2016 recipient of NACDL’sRobert C. Heeney Memorial Award
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: DOJ Persuades DC Circuit to Keep Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book From Being Disclosed; NACDL to Seek Rehearing En Banc
On July 19, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — Circuit Judge Srinivasan and Senior Circuit Judges Sentelle and Edwards — issued its decision 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. The decision upheld the lower court’s and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) denial of NACDL’s Freedom of Information Act request that DOJ release to the public its Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book, finding that the Blue Book is attorney work product that was prepared to protect DOJ from litigation and therefore it is protected from disclosure.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Barry J. Pollack Sworn in as 2016-17 NACDL President
Barry J. Pollack of Washington, D.C., was sworn in as president of NACDL by U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta at the Association’s 59th Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 13.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: Alexander Bunin Receives Champion of Public Defense Award
Harris County, Texas, Chief Public Defender Alexander Bunin was presented with the Champion of Public Defense Award by NACDL at its 59th Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on August 11.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: 2016-17 Officers and Newly Elected Board of Directors Members
NACDL installed newly elected officers and directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 13, 2016.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in August 2016
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: 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
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