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NACDL opposed Marsy's Law, a sweeping victims' rights constitutional amendment, in North Carolina.
See the various issues on which NACDL has conducted criminal justice advocacy in North Carolina. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see active legislation in North Carolina that NACDL is tracking.
NACDL's 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference
August 17-19, 2020 | Held Virtually
NACDL hosted a National Advocacy Call on Developing Legislation on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 focused on how state advocates can help stave off the aggressive proponents of Marsy's Law legislation.
Policies and rulings on lengthy imprisonment terms in North Carolina.
Information on the policy and history of recording custodial interrogations in North Carolina.
Attorney-client communications federal caselaw and state-specific anecdotal data in North Carolina
Summary of recent discovery reforms adopted by states
North Carolina Criminal Discovery Statute
North Carolina Wake County, In The General Court of Justice Superior Court Division: State of North Carolina v. Taylor
Evidentiary Hearing Volume IV to VI
US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina Western Division: United States of America v. MacDonald
[Affidavit of Joseph A. Dizinno]
In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division: State of North Carolina v. Bridges
In The General Court of Justice Superior Court Division: State of North Carolina v. Farrar;
Memorandum of law in support of defendants motion to suppres evidence (wiretap)