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NACDL News: Public Defense Lawsuit in Kuren v. Luzerne County Allowed to Move Forward
On Sept. 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision in Kuren v. Luzerne County, a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of indigent criminal defendants in Luzerne County, Pa. The lawsuit alleges that Luzerne County’s failure to adequately fund the Office of the Public Defender (OPD), despite repeated requests for additional funding and implementation of reasonable cost-cutting measures, has led to a system in which OPD is unable to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide adequate representation for indigent criminal defendants.
By Diane Price in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Submits Comments on DOJ’s Proposed Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports
On Aug. 25, 2016, NACDL President Barry J. Pollack submitted comments on behalf of NACDL on the Department of Justice’s proposed standards for testimony and lab reports generated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Based upon its extensive experience reviewing testimony and lab reports in the Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis (MHCA) Review in partnership with the DOJ, FBI, and the Innocence Project, NACDL offered specific comments on the Proposed Uniform Language for Testimony and Reports (ULTR) for the Forensic Hair Examination Discipline.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Sr. Privacy and National Security Counsel Jumana Musa Receives Major Civil Rights Award
Jumana Musa, senior privacy and national security counsel at NACDL, received the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Ralph Johns Civil Rights Award on October 1. She received the award at ADC’s civil rights luncheon during its 2016 National Convention in Washington, D.C.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Represented at First-Ever White House Briefing on LGBT and HIV-related Criminal Justice Issues
The White House hosted dozens of formerly incarcerated LGBT people, policymakers, and advocates on Sept. 20, 2016, to discuss the unique challenges faced by LGBT people and people living with HIV in the criminal legal system.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: NACDL Presents on the Defense Function to China Law Society Delegation
By invitation from the International Law Institute, NACDL President Barry J. Pollack and NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer delivered a half-day presentation to a visiting delegation from the China Law Society on Sept. 14, 2016.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
NACDL News: AJA Panel Looks at Right to Counsel
AJA Panel Looks at Right to Counsel.
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier in November 2016
Category: The Champion Magazine
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
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