Washington, DC–A two-year investigation of the prosecution of late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens reveals that federal prosecutors and an FBI agent involved in the case deliberately and wrongfully attempted to convict a sitting U.S. senator on corruption charges they knew, or should have known, were unfounded.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) will hold a free, live webcast interview with Ted Stevens’ attorney Robert M. Cary, of Williams & Connolly LLP, who will discuss the case, the Schuelke prosecutorial misconduct report, and the future of federal discovery reform. Mr. Cary is a member of NACDL’s White Collar Crime Committee. This in-depth interview is an NACDL exclusive event.
TIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
There is no charge for this online event. No registration necessary. CLICK HERE or the button below to watch. (The webcast link goes live 3/16/12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.)
If you are unable to join the webcast live, the interview will be available for viewing and downloading within a half-hour of its conclusion.
NACDL NEWS RELEASE: “Misconduct Report on Ted Stevens Prosecution: ‘Systematic Concealment of Exculpatory Evidence’” (March 15, 2012)
NACDL NEWS RELEASE: “NACDL Applauds Sensible, Bipartisan Discovery Reform Legislation Introduced Today in the United States Senate” (March 15, 2012)
Report to Hon. Emmet G. Sullivan by Henry F. Schuelke III and William Shields (the misconduct report)
On Thursday, March 15, NACDL also released a short video describing similar problems arising over disclosure of evidence and the solutions to those problems. To view or download “American Needs Sensible Discovery Reform,” visit NACDL’s Discovery Reform web page at http://www.nacdl.org/discoveryreform.
Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
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Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.
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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal legal system.