The Criminal Docket

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.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode007.mp3
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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.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode006.mp3
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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.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode005.mp3
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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.

Direct download: CriminalDocketEpisode004.mp3
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