NACDL - 1998 Board of Directors Resolutions

1998 Board of Directors Resolutions

Resolutions adopted by NACDL's Board of Directors or Membership are posted online. Resolutions adopted prior to the year 2000 are posted as they are available. For more information on resolutions adopted prior to 2000, please contact NACDL.

Condemning Those Who Leak Secret Information in Grand Jury Proceedings

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers condemns those who leak secret information and calls upon the United States Department of Justice and the appropriate judicial authorities to immediately investigate to determine those who have unlawfully leaked information, as well as those who have failed to adequately supervise and control them; and further urges that such persons be professionally disciplined for unethical conduct and criminally prosecuted for obstruction of justice and criminal contempt.

Denouncing Possible Ethical Violations by the Office of Independent Counsel

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers denounces any such violations of the ethical rules which govern the conduct of all lawyers, and calls upon the Office of the Independent Counsel and all other prosecutors to abide by those ethical rules and to respect the due process rights of all citizens.

Condemning the Office of the Independent Counsel for Compelling Susan McDougal

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers condemns the action of the Whitewater Office of the Independent Counsel, led by Kenneth W. Starr, compelling Susan McDougal to re-appear before a Little Rock, Arkansas, grand jury where it was clear that she was still determined not to give testimony.

Urging Congress to Fully Fund the Criminal Justice Act

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers respectfully urges the Congress of the United States to fully fund the Criminal Justice Act, including sufficient money to fund the statutory increase to $75 per hour and annual cost-of-living increases for CJA attorneys, so that the attorneys appointed under the Act receive full and fair compensation. ............

Approving an Exception to the Investment Policy for FY 99

The Board reaffirms that policy, but recognizing the Association's current financial position, it agrees to an exception for FY99 only. In FY99, interest income earned on the Association's checking account may be applied to current income, as shown in the budget for FY99. 

On the Intimidation and Targeting of Defense Counsel in Northern Ireland and Other Issues

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, whose proud mission it is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime, to foster the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense bar, and to promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice, endorses the recommendations and conclusions contained in the Report on the Mission of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and, in particular; .........

On Intimidation and Targeting of Defense Counsel in Northern Ireland

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, whose proud mission it is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime, to foster the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense bar, and to promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice, endorses the recommendations and conclusions contained in the Report on the Mission of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and, in particular; ..............