Renewed War on Drugs, harsher charging policies, stepped-up criminalization of immigrants — in the current climate, joining the NACDL is more important than ever. Members of NACDL help to support the only national organization working at all levels of government to ensure that the voice of the defense bar is heard.
Take a stand for a fair, rational, and humane criminal legal system
Contact members of congress, sign petitions, and more
Help us continue our fight by donating to NFCJ
Help shape the future of the association
Join the dedicated and passionate team at NACDL
Increase brand exposure while building trust and credibility
NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.
NACDL harnesses the unique perspectives of NACDL members to advocate for policy and practice improvements in the criminal legal system.
NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal legal system.
NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal legal system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.
Showing 1 - 15 of 909 results
"Alabama won't try lethal injection again on "execution survivor" Alan Eugene Miller, but it may try new method," CBS News, November 30, 2022
"Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection," by Jay Reeves, Associated Press, November 21, 2022
"Staring Down the Execution Chamber at 76, Murray Hooper Still Says He’s Innocent," by Liliana Segura, The Intercept, November 15, 2022
"Spiritual touch on death row is still taboo despite high court’s OK," by Kelsey Reichmann, Courthouse News Service, November 15, 2022
"Oklahoma Court Denies New Evidence Hearing for Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip," by Scott Shackford, Reason, November 10, 2022
"Man on Arizona death row has justices splitting hairs," by Kelsey Reichmann, Courthouse News Service, November 01, 2022
"A Prosecutor’s Change of Heart in a Capital Case at the Supreme Court," by Adam Liptak, New York Times, October 24, 2022
"Oklahoma executes diagnosed schizophrenic Benjamin Cole over attorneys’ protests," by Dylan Goforth, The Frontier, October 20, 2022
"Judge dismisses lawsuit over upcoming lethal injection," Associated Press, October 17, 2022
"Why does Florida require a unanimous jury decision to impose a death sentence?," by James C. McKinley Jr., New York Times, October 13, 2022
"Justices won’t hear Black death row inmate’s claims of racially biased jurors," by Megan Butler, Courthouse News Service, October 11, 2022
"Analysis: Justices wrestle with statute of limitations in Rodney Reed’s effort to revive DNA lawsuit," by Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, October 11, 2022
"Texas Claims It’s "Too Late" for DNA Testing That Could Get Rodney Reed off Death Row," by Jordan Smith, The Intercept, October 09, 2022
"Texas executes John Henry Ramirez, who won religious rights Supreme Court case," by María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, October 06, 2022
"An Innocent Man May Die Because of Illogical Deadlines," by Molly Greene, The Appeal, October 05, 2022