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In this episode, NACDL Public Affairs and Communications Associate Madeline Sklar sits down (virtually) with Alabama criminal defense attorney Richard S. Jaffe to discuss his NACDLPress publication, Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned 2nd E
In this episode, NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer sits down (virtually) with Founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps Alec Karakatsanis to discuss his book Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer recently interviewed NYU School of Law Professor Rachel E. Barkow, author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration, published earlier this year. Professor Barkow’s outstanding
In this episode, we learn about two very interesting and innovative organizations opening the doors of rehabilitation, skills development, and successful re-entry for women in and coming out of the prison system – Televerde and the Arouet Found
In this episode, we hear from Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Sutton recently released a terrific book, 51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutiona
In this episode, we explore the ongoing, multi-year effort to bring criminal discovery reform to the Commonwealth of Virginia, an effort in which NACDL has been a leader. First, I spoke with Doug Ramseur, the capital defender for central Virgin
In this episode, we hear from Derrick Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. I caught up with Mr. Johnson after a meeting he had in New York concerning the NACDL/FAMM State C
As part of NACDL’s Public Defense Training Program, NACDL visited Utah to provide a free training to defense lawyers. While in Utah, NACDL Public Affairs & Communications Assistant Allie Funk had the opportunity to sit down with Judge Michael W
In this episode, we hear from American University School of Communication Professor Rick Stack about a forthcoming, very important documentary concerning the death penalty in America, entitled In The Executioner’s Shadow. This documentary is co
Tomorrow is March 1, the start of Women’s History Month, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, through its publishing unit NACDL Press, is releasing The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense, a groundbreaking book on women i
In this podcast, we hear from Professor Cara Drinan about her new book released today by Oxford University Press, The War on Kids: How American Juvenile Justice Lost Its Way. This is a must read. Professor Drinan’s masterful and accessible boo
Last year, NACDL released its first report on South Carolina’s summary courts, Summary Injustice: A Look at Constitutional Deficiencies in South Carolina's Summary Courts. This first report was a joint project with the American Civil Liberties
The Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ) and NACDL have established the First Amendment Strike Force and Mass Defense Unit. The goal of this project is to provide qualified counsel to represent protesters when the exercise of First Amendment r
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to speak with attorneys Jonathan Hacker and Deanna Rice from the Washington, D.C. office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Jon and Deanna, together with th
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to speak with University of Illinois College of Law Professor Suja A. Thomas about her new book: The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundament
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to speak with NACDL member and attorney Cristina C. Arguedas and her colleagues Ted W. Cassman and Raphael M. Goldman, all from the law firm of Arg
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to sit down with attorney Matt Kaiser, a partner at the firm of Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC in Washington, DC. Mr. Kaiser was lead counsel on an
I recently had the honor to sit down with Harry C. Alford, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce in his offices here in Washington, DC. Mr. Alford spoke about the need for criminal justice reform, his concerns about overcr
On January 20, Little, Brown and Company released a new book about the detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But this book is like no other on the subject that has been published to date. This book, entitled Guan
Yates v. United States is a case highlighting the dangerous consequences stemming from the unconstitutional executive expansion of the federal law. In Yates v. United States, the government used a post-Enron anti-shredding statute to prosecut
  Today, Rob Cary, a defense attorney for Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, released a new book – Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (NACDL Press/Thomson Reuters) – recounting the trial six years ago of a powerful s
This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. On August 1, 2014, at the 57th Annual Meeting and Seminar of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and 13th Annual Conference of NACDL’s State Criminal Justice Network,
This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipres
  This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipr
  This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipr
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