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NACDL's renowned journal, The Champion magazine, offers timely, informative articles written for and by criminal defense lawyers, featuring the latest developments in search and seizure laws, DUI/DWI, grand jury proceedings, habeas, the exclusionary rule, death penalty, RICO, federal sentencing guidelines, forfeiture, white collar crime, and more. The Champion is published ten times per year.

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April 2014

Sejal Patel describes the persistence and patience she needed to find evidence to prove that her client had been wrongfully convicted of molesting a child.


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Issue Contents
Title  Author  
From the President: A Lifetime of AchievementJerry J. Cox
‘Criminal Justice and the Media’ Elevates Public Understanding of the Criminal Justice System (Inside NACDL)Norman L. Reimer
NACDL News: Manny Vargas Lauded at New Orleans MeetingIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: NACDL Participates in Career Day FairIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: NACDL Report Reveals How States Decide Who Is ‘Too Poor’ to Hire a LawyerIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: NACDL Releases Video Series for Journalists Covering Criminal JusticeIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: New Orleans Midwinter Meeting Boosts the Defense-Immigration Rights PartnershipIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News: Reauthorized Congressional Task Force on Overcriminalization Holds Hearing on Criminal Code ReformIvan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
Memoir of an Exoneration: Who Really Is Innocent After We Correct a Wrongful Conviction?Sejal H. Patel
Exalting Lawyer Self-Protection Over Client Confidentiality and Loyalty: D.C. Bar Ethics Committee Opinion 364The Ethics Bureau at Yale
Victim Outreach: An Ethical and Strategic Tool for the DefenseStephanie Frogge and Michelle Cruz
Federal Sentence Computation Applied to The Interaction of Federal And State SentencesHenry J. Sadowski
Compendium Shows More Jurisdictions Recording Custodial InterrogationsThomas P. Sullivan
DWI: ‘Auditioning’ for Your Freedom: Combating The Use of Field Sobriety Exercises in The DUI ProsecutionRobert s. Reiff
Book Review: The Wire: Crime, Law, and PolicyAllan F. Brooke II
Book Review: Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human PersonMatthew T. Mangino
Book Review: Snow-Storm in August: The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington’s Race Riot of 1835Maureen L. Rowland
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