The Criminal Docket

Criminal Docket Podcast ArtworkWelcome to NACDL's new podcast series, "The Criminal Docket," hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL's director of public affairs & communications. NACDL is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is well-known to many as "Liberty's Last Champion."

"The Criminal Docket" provides a rundown of the highlights in criminal justice news from the prior week, and previews what's coming up on the criminal docket in state and federal agencies, legislatures and the courts. In addition, every episode explores important items on the criminal justice agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the criminal justice system.

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04/04/14 Episode Forty-Two – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Appellate Decisions

This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society. Some of the finest journalists in the country joined with NACDL to create this exciting series. This episode of The Criminal Docket is the audio of part three of the series. In it, NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez moderates a discussion on the topic of covering appellate decisions with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent at the New York Times and David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. NACDL gratefully acknowledges the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 1h11m51s. 

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04/04/14 Episode Forty-One – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Trials

This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society. Some of the finest journalists in the country joined with NACDL to create this exciting series. This episode of The Criminal Docket is the audio of part two of the series. In it, NACDL member and prominent New York criminal trial lawyer Susan J. Walsh, partner at the law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., has an in-depth discussion on covering criminal trials with Linda Deutsch, who has covered trials for nearly 50 years for the Associated Press and is co-author of Covering the Courts: An Associated Press Manual for Reporters. NACDL gratefully acknowledges the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 1h15m30s. 

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04/04/14 Episode Forty – Criminal Justice and the Media: Covering Criminal Justice Policy

This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society. Some of the finest journalists in the country joined with NACDL to create this exciting series. This episode of The Criminal Docket is the audio of part one of the series. In it, NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer moderates a discussion on the topic of covering criminal justice policy with Gary Fields, criminal justice reporter at the Wall Street Journal, and Carrie Johnson, justice correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR). NACDL gratefully acknowledges the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 1h24m33s. 

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04/04/14 Episode Thirty-Nine – Criminal Justice and the Media: Introduction

This is a Special Edition of The Criminal Docket. NACDL recently produced Criminal Justice and the Media, a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society. Some of the finest journalists in the country joined with NACDL to create this exciting series. This episode of The Criminal Docket is the audio of NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer’s Introduction to the series. NACDL gratefully acknowledges the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 11m45s. 

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02/28/14 Episode Thirty-Eight – Investigator Marty Bugbee on Your Digital Trail

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we learn about mobile devices, social media, and digital evidence – what’s there and how is it accessible to investigators. We sat down with Marty Bugbee, President of Infrarisk Assessments LLC, a professional investigations agency located in Grosse pointe, MI. Marty presented on this topic at NACDL’s fall meeting and seminar – Zealous Advocacy in sexual assault and child victim cases. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 14m30s. 

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01/09/14 Episode Thirty-Seven – Human Rights Watch Report on The Trial Penalty in Federal Drug Cases

Last month, Human Rights Watch released an important new report – An Offer You Can’t Refuse: How US Federal Prosecutors Force Drug Defendants to Plead Guilty. In the report, Human Rights Watch research reveals, among other things, that (based on raw federal sentencing data for 2012) the average sentence for those who pled guilty to a federal drug offense was five years, four months, while for those convicted after trial the average sentence was 16 years. In this episode of NACDL’s The Criminal Docket, we sat down with the report’s author Jamie Fellner, Senior Advisor with the US Program at Human Rights Watch. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer and Elsa-Maria Ohman, production assistants; 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: 23m16s. 

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12/12/13 Episode Thirty-Six – Congress’s Overcriminalization Task Force

The Congressional Task Force on Overcriminalization held its fourth hearing in November. Composed of five Democrats and five Republicans, the Task Force, which awaits reauthorization after its November 30 expiration, was first created on May 7, 2013, by a unanimous vote of the House Committee on the Judiciary. The Task Force was charged to "conduct hearings and investigations and issue a report on overcriminalization in the federal code, as well as possible solutions." In this podcast, we hear from Shana-Tara Regon, NACDL’s Director of White Collar Crime Policy, about this groundbreaking task force, the work it has done, and the critically important work that lies ahead. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer and Elsa-Maria Ohman, production assistants; 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: 13m17s 

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11/15/13 Episode Thirty-Five – Professor Norman Lefstein on the Federal Indigent Defense Crisis

On Constitution Day 2013, NACDL organized a briefing on Capitol Hill as part of its efforts to address the crisis in Federal Indigent Defense. Among the nation’s leading experts in this field who presented at that briefing was Professor Norman Lefstein, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. A few weeks after the event, we caught up with Professor Lefstein by phone and asked that he share with our audience the important messages that he delivered on Capitol Hill that day. He graciously agreed. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer and Elsa-Maria Ohman, production assistants; 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 22s.   

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11/01/13 Episode Thirty-Four ~ Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System – Part III

On July 17, 2013, The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association released Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them. This conference report prepared by Professor Tanya E. Coke is based upon a multi-day, open and frank discussion among a distinguished group of criminal justice experts – prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates.

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from David LaBahn, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and Nicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Washington, D.C. office of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Both the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Brennan Center were co-sponsors of this important conference and report. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer and Elsa-Maria Ohman, 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: 30m 04s. 

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10/15/13 Episode Thirty-Three ~ Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System – Part II

On July 17, 2013, The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association released Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them. This conference report prepared by Professor Tanya E. Coke is based upon a multi-day, open and frank discussion among a distinguished group of criminal justice experts – prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates.

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear from Barbara Moses, President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, which hosted the conference, and Professor Tanya E. Coke, who prepared the report. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 14m 53s

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9/12/13 Episode Thirty-Two ~ Stingrays, Pings and Triangulation – Oh my!

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we’ll learn about several tools being used by law enforcement to gather information from our cell phones, and why they may not be as reliable as law enforcement suggests. I sat down with Nicole Hardin, an assistant public defender in the State of Florida. She works out of Ocala in the Fifth District and handles mainly felony cases and is also co-counsel on several death penalty cases. Nicole was a presenter at NACDL’s Spring Meeting & Seminar, “Suppress It! – Litigating Fourth Amendment Issues.” Her portion of the program was on Search, Seizure and Cell Phones, and how to take on the state’s so-called 'irrefutable' evidence. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, 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: 15m 10s  

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7/17/13 Episode Thirty-One ~ Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

On July 17, 2013, The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association released Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them. This conference report prepared by Consultant Tanya E. Coke is based upon a multi-day, open and frank discussion among a distinguished group of criminal justice experts – prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, scholars, community leaders, and formerly incarcerated advocates.

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we hear about this important new report, its findings and recommendations, as well as the conference that led to it, from NACDL’s State Legislative Affairs Director Angelyn Frazer, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Executive Director Rick Jones, and Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions Dr. Divine Pryor. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Isaac Kramer, production assistant; Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 25m 36s 

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6/13/13 Episode Thirty ~ NACDL’s Domestic Drone Information Center

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we explore NACDL’s recently launched Domestic Drone Information Center. We’ll hear from NACDL’s Executive Director Norman Reimer, National Security and Privacy Counsel Mason Clutter, and Manager for Grassroots Advocacy Chris Glen about why NACDL launched the Domestic Drone Information Center and what the center offers the public and the criminal defense bar. Link to NACDL's Domestic Drone Information Center here. Learn more about NACDL. Isaac Kramer, production assistant and guest host; Steven Logan, production supervisor. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 10m 52s.

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5/9/13 Episode Twenty-Nine ~ Issues in Child Pornography Law & Sentencing

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we explore law and sentencing issues in the child pornography context. We are privileged to speak with two of the nation's leading experts in this area -- Michael Iacopino, co-chair of NACDL's Sex Offender Policy Committee and an attorney in private practice based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Iacopino is also the immediate past president of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We also hear from Mark Allenbaugh, former staff attorney to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, who is the co-chair of NACDL's Sentencing Committee and an attorney in private practice with offices in the D.C. area, Ohio and California. The discussion also covers the recent U.S. Sentencing Commission Report to Congress on Federal Child Pornography Offenses. Learn more about NACDL.Steven Logan, production supervisor; Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0Running time: 26m 37s.

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3/18/13 Episode Twenty-Eight ~ Gideon at 50: New Indigent Defense System Research

In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we'll hear about two important indigent defense reports recently issued by NACDL. First, we hear from NACDL's Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross about the report he authored entitled Rationing Justice: The Underfunding of Assigned Counsel Systems. This report was released to coincide with today's 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. We also hear from NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer and Indiana Law Professor Joel Schumm about a report released jointly with the ABA/SCLAID earlier this year -- National Indigent Defense Reform: The Solution is Multifaceted. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan Dominguez, host. Steven Logan, production supervisor. Isaac Kramer, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 13m 30s

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01/17/13 Episode Twenty-Seven ~ NACDL's "Getting Scholarship Into Court Project"

In this episode of The Criminal Docket you'll hear about an incredible new NACDL initiative, the "Getting Scholarship into Court Project," which is being led by an academic advisory board comprised of some 18 leading scholar practitioners in the criminal justice field. We speak with a few of those leaders in this episode. The project's purpose is to identify scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners. NACDL will post the "must-read" lists in TheChampion magazine and elsewhere, with abstracts specifically tailored by the articles' authors to speak to the needs of criminal defense practitioners. 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: 12m 58s.

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11/13/12 Episode Twenty-Six ~ A Representative NACDL CLE Program

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. 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: 11m 24s.

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10/24/12 Episode Twenty-Five ~ NACDL's Restoration of Rights Database

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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10/15/12 Episode Twenty-Four ~ Bail and the Presumption of Innocence

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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09/28/12 Episode Twenty-Three ~ Eugene Jarecki's "The House I Live In"

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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09/21/12 Episode Twenty-Two ~ Dog Sniffs at the Supreme Court - Part Two

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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09/14/12 Episode Twenty-One ~ Dog Sniffs at the Supreme Court - Part One

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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08/17/12 Episode Twenty ~ 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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08/07/12 Episode Nineteen ~ NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin

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 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 22s.

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07/27/12 Episode Eighteen ~ NACDL President Lisa Wayne Reflects on Her Term

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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07/20/12 Episode Seventeen ~ SCOTUS Review with Stanford Law Professor Pamela S. Karlan

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. 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: 24m 21s.

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07/16/12 Episode Sixteen ~ Disrobed, a new book by Judge Frederic Block

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 JudgeLearn 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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07/06/12 Episode Fifteen ~ Weekly News Roundup

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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06/29/12 Episode Fourteen ~ Miller and Alvarez

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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06/22/12 Episode Thirteen ~ Historic Senate Hearing on Solitary Confinement

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 3.0. Running time: 20m 40s.

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06/14/12 Episode Twelve ~ State Legislative Affairs Update

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 SCJNLearn 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: 11m 11s.

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05/31/12 Episode Eleven ~ The Benefits of NACDL Membership

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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05/23/12 Episode Ten ~ The Execution of Carlos DeLuna

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. 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: 24m 10s.

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05/15/12 Episode Nine ~ The Crisis of Overcriminalization in America

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. 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: 27m 04s.

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05/03/12 Episode Eight ~ Guantanamo Update with Mason Clutter

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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04/27/12 Episode Seven ~ When Lying is a Crime

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. Running time: 18m 58s.

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04/20/12 Episode Six ~ The Failed Drug War

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 3.0Running time: 23m 36s.

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04/13/12 Episode Five ~ Criminal Defense in Denmark and New Zealand

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 3.0Running time: 18m 53s.

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04/06/12 Episode Four ~ Strip Searching the Arrested

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 3.0Running time: 13m 18s.

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03/30/12 Episode Three ~ Juvenile Life Without Parole

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. Running time: 15m 43s.

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03/23/12 Episode Two ~ Right to Counsel in Maryland

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. In this podcast, we hear from Maryland's Public Defender and NACDL Board Member Paul DeWolfe, Maryland School of Law Professor and co-Chair of NACDL's Task Force on Pre-Trial Justice Douglas Colbert, and NACDL President Lisa Monet Wayne. 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. Running time: 14m 09s.

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03/16/12 Episode One ~ Norman Reimer

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. Running time: 21m 09s.

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03/02/12 Introductory Episode

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. Running time: 2m 12s.

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