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NACDLPress is the publishing arm of NACDL. It originated as a co-publishing initiative between Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers which seeks to develop high-quality legal materials designed for criminal defense lawyers. NACDLPress offerings provide legal professionals with insightful analysis of the ever-changing issues within the criminal defense practice area from distinguished NACDL authors and experts with superior legal publications and training guides.

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Collat_Consequences_Final_CoverCollateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Law, Policy and Practice (2019 Edition)
By Margaret Colgate Love, Jenny Roberts & Wayne Logan
This volume is a comprehensive resource for practicing lawyers, judges and policymakers on the legal restrictions and penalties that result from a criminal conviction over and above the court-imposed sentence. This book covers general types of collateral consequences, attorney's duties regarding consequences, constitutional challenges to consequences, access to and the use of criminal records, regulation of employment and occupational licensing, and restoration of rights after a conviction. Historical background and future trends are discussed. Guidance is provided for defense counsel, prosecutors and judges in charging, counseling, plea negotiation and sentencing.

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The Feminine SixthThe Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense 
By Andrea D. Lyon
The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense probes the non-fiction accounts of being a woman criminal defense lawyer. Set at a fictional symposium held during Women’s History Month, nine accomplished lawyers reveal the unique ways in which they experience the criminal defense office, the courtroom, and their relationships with clients. With detailed insight into their personal and professional lives, this book illuminates the vital role and immense contributions of women in the profession. Each page invites the reader to travel through moments of justice and injustice, sorrow and joy, and failure and success. The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense offers an intimate story of those who tirelessly represent people accused of crime.

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Ted Stevens Not GuiltyNot Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens
By Rob Cary
Written by one of the lead attorneys for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens describes the litigation before, during, and after the trial charging Stevens with corruption. Stevens was found guilty by a jury, but the judgment was immediately overturned following revelations of gross violations of Brady and other misconduct by the prosecution team of the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice. The verdict, however, led to Stevens' loss of his seat in the Senate. The book is instructive in its intricate detailing of defense strategies and prosecutorial missteps, particularly in regards to Brady discovery, and author Rob Cary notes that less-privileged defendants commonly face challenges similar to those in the Stevens trial. Cary also comments on the Schuelke Report, a special investigation of the Public Integrity Section ordered by the trial court and released in 2012. As a result of his experience during the trial, Cary prescribes a number of initiatives to level the playing field between criminal defendants and the government, particularly with respect to discovery, handling of witnesses, and ways to address prosecutorial misconduct.

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DisrobedDisrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge
By Frederic Block
Written for the legal community and the general public, this book explains in practical terms, the perspective behind some of the most newsworthy and sensational cases of the last 20 years. Few, if any, judges have commented on the cases that have appeared before them. Judge Block critiques some of the historical practices of the legislature and the bench; educates readers about the death penalty, racketeering, gun laws, drug laws, discrimination laws, race riots, terrorism, and foreign affairs; and intimates the more humble aspects of being on the bench, e.g. the choice to use humor, death threats against members of the bench, brushes with celebrities, witnessing how popular sentiment can override the facts of a case, racist underpinnings of the drug laws, and more.

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