The Criminal Docket

This week, you’ll hear from program co-chairs Cynthia Roseberry and Chris Adams, as well as program attendees Jennifer Thompson and Chris Wellborn, at a recent NACDL continuing legal education program -- “Anything But the Big Easy: Defending Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Cases” – held at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Audio and video copies of this CLE program are available for purchase here.

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Today, NACDL launched a new, publicly available database – NACDL’s Restoration of Rights Project. This new section of NACDL’s online Resource Center houses NACDL member and former U.S. Pardon Attorney (1990-97) Margaret Colgate Love’s comprehensive work on this topic in a user-friendly format. It promises to be an indispensable guide for defense lawyers as well as members of the public affected by the collateral consequences of a conviction and those re-entering society or the workforce after a conviction. In this episode, we speak with Margy Love as well as NACDL Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun, and others, about this important new tool. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 15m 20s.

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This week, we speak with Dr. Melissa Neal, Senior Research Associate at the Justice Policy Institute and author of its recently released report Bail Fail: Why the U.S. Should End The Practice of Using Money for Bail. In this episode, you’ll also hear about the NACDL Board of Directors’ Resolution Concerning Pretrial Release and Limited Use of Financial Bond, adopted at NACDL’s annual board meeting this past July.Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 14m 30s.

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This soon-to-be-released, 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary about the so-called “War on Drugs” will be specially screened on November 1 at NACDL’s 5th Annual Defending the Drug Case seminar at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas. This week, we caught up with criminal defense attorney, former public defender, journalist, and Emmy-nominated director and producer David Kuhn at Charlotte Street Films. He is leading the outreach program to deploy Eugene Jarecki’s “The House I Live In” for social reform and will be presenting the film to attendees at NACDL’s Defending the Drug Case seminar. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 13m 44s.

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This week is the second in a two-part series covering the two dog sniff cases out of Florida being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 31. Today, we sit down with Wilmer Hale partner Danielle Spinelli, an NACDL member and principal author of NACDL’s joint amicus briefs in both Florida v. Jardines and Florida v. Harris. We also speak with Dr. Lawrence Myers, a leading dog sniff expert who teaches at Auburn University. Finally, we hear from NACDL’s National Security and Fourth Amendment Counsel Mason Clutter about the wider implications of the Harris case. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 21m 23s.

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This week is the first in a two-part series covering the two dog sniff cases out of Florida being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 31. Today, we sit down with Wilmer Hale partner Danielle Spinelli, an NACDL member and principal author of NACDL’s joint amicus briefs in both Florida v. Jardines and Florida v. Harris. Danielle talks to us about the case of Florida v. Jardines, a casein which the Florida Supreme Court below held that a narcotics detection dog sniff of a house is a search under the Fourth Amendment for which probable cause is required. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 21m 50s.

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#20: Missouri Public Defender Caseload Litigation

This week, NACDL Public Affairs & Communications Intern Denise Tugade sits down with Holland & Knight Pro Bono Partner Stephen Hanlon and NACDL’s Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross to discuss the recent, landmark decision by the Missouri Supreme Court in the Missouri Public Defender Commission caseload litigation.Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, host. Ivan Dominguez, production assistant. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 22m 03s.

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This week, we hear from Steven D. Benjamin, who was sworn in as President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on July 28 at NACDL’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Learn more about NACDLSteven Logan, production supervisor. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 17m 22s.

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Denver attorney Lisa Wayne's tenure as NACDL President comes to a close on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Lisa spoke with us this week about the past year, NACDL's accomplishments and the impact her service as President has had on her, both personally and professionally. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 17m 39s.

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Professor Pamela S. Karlan speaks with us about the recently completed U.S. Supreme Court term. Prof. Karlan teaches constitutional law and related subjects at Stanford Law School. And she co-directs Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, which regularly represents criminal defendants and habeas petitioners before the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn more about NACDLSteven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 17m 41s.

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Judge Frederic Block of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York speaks with us about his new book being released jointly by NACDL Press and Thomson Reuters Westlaw on Tuesday, July 17. The full title of the book is Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 17m 41s.

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This week's episode of "The Criminal Docket" provides a rundown of some of the shortened holiday week's criminal justice news. Learn more about NACDL. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 5m 39s.

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Episode Fourteen of NACDL's The Criminal Docket, Hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez

This week, we speak with George Washington University Law Professor Paul Butler about the Supreme Court’s decision on June 25 in Miller v. Alabama eliminating mandatory life without parole for juveniles. We also speak with Paul Larkin, senior legal research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, about the Court’s ruling on June 28 in U.S. v. Alvarez that the Stolen Valor Act, which made it a federal crime to lie about having received military decorations or medals, violates the First Amendment. Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 25m 09s.

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This week, NACDL Public Affairs & Communications Intern Denise Tugade reports on Tuesday’s historic, and long-overdue U.S. Senate hearing concerning solitary confinement. She also speaks with NACDL Associate Executive Director for Policy Kyle O’Dowd about the hearing, the future, and NACDL President Lisa Wayne’s letter on behalf of NACDL to Senator Dick Durbin, chair of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 20m 40s.

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This week, we sit down with NACDL's State Legislative Affairs Director Angelyn C. Frazer for an update on state criminal justice reform efforts and the activities of the NACDL's State Criminal Justice Network, or SCJN. Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 11m 11s.

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This week, we explore the benefits of NACDL membership with NACDL's Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun, Editor of The Champion magazine Quintin Chatman, Membership Director Michael Connor, and Membership Marketing Manager Linda Gill Anderson. Learn more about NACDL. Denise Tugade, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 16m 02s.

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Episode Ten of NACDL's The Criminal Docket, Hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez

This week, we explore the 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna by the State of Texas with Columbia University Law School Professor James S. Liebman, a 2002 recipient of NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award who last week released a groundbreaking investigative report about the Carlos DeLuna case, more than five years in the making by his research team, entitled Los Tocayos Carlos: An Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution. Professor Liebman, who clerked for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stevens and spent many years practicing at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, has focused for decades on a research agenda alternating between capital punishment and public education reform. Among his work, Liebman co-authored treatises on both Habeas Corpus and Evidence as well as a statistical study of error rates in capital cases entitled A Broken System, released in two parts in 2000 & 2002. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout(Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 24m 10s.

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This week, we explore the Crisis of Overcriminalization in America with Harvey Silverglate, a criminal defense and civil liberties litigator, an NACDL member, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and author of the book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. We also speak with Mary Price, an NACDL member who is the Vice President and General Counsel of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, or FAMM. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 27m 04s.

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Lately, much of the talk in Washington surrounds the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces. But down at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, folks have been gearing up for another start to proceedings for five 9/11 suspects, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Saturday, May 5, is the scheduled arraignment of these detainees. We caught up with NACDL's National Security Counsel Mason Clutter before she departed for what they call "Camp Justice" down at the Guantanamo Bay facility. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 15m 05s.

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This week’s podcast explores when lying is a crime. A challenge to a law that makes lying about military honors is currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. We’ll hear some of the Solicitor General’s defense of that law, and we speak with NACDL member, attorney Michael Schafler, an author of NACDL’s friend of the court brief in that case. We also speak with Richard Samp, Chief Counsel of the Washington Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C., and Tiffany Joslyn, NACDL White Collar Crime Policy Counsel and co-author of a groundbreaking report entitled, Without Intent: How Congress is Eroding the Criminal Intent Requirements in Federal Law. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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This week's podcast explores the failed war on drugs with Jasmine Tyler, who is the deputy director of national affairs at the drug policy alliance. We also speak with Major Neill Franklin, a 33-year veteran law enforcement official who has done undercover narcotics work and trained and led criminal drug enforcement task forces throughout the state of Maryland. He's now the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. And we hear from Rick Jones, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Rick is also NACDL's parliamentarian and a co-chair of NACDL problem-solving courts task force. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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This week’s podcast explores aspects of the criminal justice systems of both Denmark and New Zealand. First, we speak with Henrik Stagetorn, chair of Denmark’s National Association of Defense Lawyers. He recently led a delegation of nearly 40 Danish criminal defense attorneys who spent an afternoon at NACDL’s Washington, DC headquarters. Then, we hear from NACDL member Greg King, a New Zealand barrister and defense lawyer, who is in the United States on an Eisenhower Fellowship studying the American Criminal Justice system. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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This week’s podcast explores the April 2, 2012, Supreme Court decision in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders. We take you to the October 2011 Supreme Court argument in this case and we speak to Jones Day partner Meir Feder, who authored NACDL’s amicus brief in Florence. Then we have a discussion about the decision and its impact with John Wesley Hall, one of the nation’s leading Fourth Amendment experts and a past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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This week’s podcast takes you to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring special counsel Henry F. Schuelke testifying about his investigative report on the wrongful prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens. In this podcast, we also explore an important constitutional issue argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court – child sentences of life without the eligibility for parole. After hearing a bit of the argument before the Supreme Court, including Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative arguing on behalf of the petitioners, we speak with Kim Dvorchak, the Executive Director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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This week's podcast explores the recent decision concerning the right to counsel by Maryland's highest court in DeWolfe v. Richmond. We also examine the ruling's impact on the lawyers who represent the indigent in that state. Maryland Segment Transcript. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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In this week's news rundown, we take you to a news conference on Capitol Hill at which the introduction of significant, bipartisan discovery reform legislation was announced on March 15. Also, in this inaugural episode of NACDL's weekly podcast "The Criminal Docket," we sit down with NACDL's Executive Director Norman Reimer to learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and why all Americans should care about the criminal law. Norman also offers valuable insight into the priorities and critical work of NACDL, the nation's criminal bar association. Learn more about NACDL. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

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Welcome to NACDL’s new podcast series, “The Criminal Docket,” hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL’s deputy director of public affairs and communications. NACDL is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is well-known to many as “Liberty’s Last Champion.” Learn more about NACDL Music provided by West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.

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