The Criminal Docket

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 Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries, published by Cambridge University Press. Today, we’ll hear from Professor Thomas about her research and this important new addition to the body of legal scholarship. You can read more about Professor Thomas and order her book at www.sujathomas.com. Learn more about NACDLIvan J. Dominguez, host; Ezra Dunkle-Polier, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 24m00s.

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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 Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP in Berkeley, California. Ms. Arguedas was lead defense counsel in one of the year’s most significant federal criminal cases – United States v. FedEx Corp. Messrs. Cassman and Goldman were co-lead counsel in the case, in which Allen Ruby of Skadden Arps in Palo Alto also served as co-counsel. Only shortly after the beginning of the trial, the criminal case against FedEx –- which included charges of criminal distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy and money laundering -- was dismissed with the court “conclud[ing] that the defendants are factually innocent.” In this podcast, you’ll hear from lead counsel representing FedEx about the charges, the defenses, and what should make this a cautionary tale for overreaching prosecutors and an inspirational one for those wrongly accused of criminal wrongdoing. Learn more about NACDLIvan J. Dominguez, host; Katherine Holden, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 32m10s.

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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 amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court, brief submitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of United States v. Clay. The brief was submitted on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, or NACDL, the Reason Foundation, and Five Criminal and Health Law Scholars. This podcast is about that case – United States v. Clay – and the very serious issues implicated by the federal prosecution of the defendants in this case. Selected briefs and related materials about this case are available at www.nacdl.org/USvClayLearn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 24m34s.

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