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Comments with FAMM to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco regarding U.S. Attorney offices requiring waiver of the right to seek compassionate release during plea negotiations.
Written Statement of NACDL member John D. Cline, Esq. of San Francisco, CA before the House Committee on the Judiciary Over-Criminalization Task Force Re: Reform of the Federal Criminal Code
Written Statement of Steven D. Benjamin on behalf of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Before the House Committee on the Judiciary Over-Criminalization Task Force Re: “The Crimes on the Books and Committee Jurisdiction”
Brief for Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Cato Institute in Support of Appellee and Urging Affirmance.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner.
This month Lissa Griffin reviews The Mueller Investigation and Beyond by Ellen S. Podgor et al.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner (on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari).
NACDL Director of White Collar Crime Policy Shana-Tara Regon's letter to the House Judiciary Committee regarding proposed changes to the laws governing public corruption charges, as outlined in the Clean Up Government Act of 2011 (H.R.2572).
Frank Bowman and Stephen Sepinuck's written statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the history, interpretations, and limitations of presidential impeachment.
Board member and Legislative Committee co-chair Elisabeth Semel's written statement to the Senate Judiciary committee regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to protect and expand crime victims' rights (S.J.Res. 6, 1997) and its consequences for people accused of a crime.
This month Ivan J. Dominguez reviews 51 Imperfect Solutions by Jeffrey S. Sutton.
Brief of Amicus Curiae of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae Supporting Reversal (on petition for rehearing en banc)
Professor Pamela S. Karlan speaks with us about the recently completed U.S. Supreme Court term.
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent.