The Criminal Docket

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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