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Gideon Alert: Congressional summit offers federal recommendations to stem indigent defense crisis

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), chair of the United States House Judiciary Committee, and Rep.

In August 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union, The Brennan Center for Justice, The Constitution Project, The Innocence Project, NAACP-Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association filed a briefing paper with the United States House Judiciary, Sub-Committee on Crime, Terrorism & Homeland Security detailing a multifaceted approach to stemming our nation's indigent defense crisis.  The paper presents recommendations around four themes: accountability, adherence to standards; adequate resources; and fairness.

Author/Organization: ACLU, Brennan Center, Constitution Project, Innocence Project, NAACP- Legal Defense & Education Fund, NACDL, and NLADA
Publication Date: 09/31/2009

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This is the written statement of John Wesley Hall before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security during the hearing held June 4, 2009 on indigent defense. Mr. Hall is the President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Author/Organization: John Wesley Hall
Publication Date: 06/04/2009

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These are the prepared remarks of Alan Crotzer before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security during the hearing held June 4, 2009 on indigent defense. Mr. Crotzer is an innocent man who was wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit, served over 24 years in prison, and was finally exonerated on January 23, 2006.

Author/Organization: Alan Crotzer
Publication Date: 06/04/2009

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This is the statement of Rhoda Billings before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security during the hearing held June 4, 2009 on indigent defense. Ms. Billings is a professor emeritus at Wake Forest University School of Law and former Chief Justice of North Carolina.

Author/Organization: Rhoda Billings
Publication Date: 06/04/2009

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This is the testimony of Erik Luna before the U.S.  House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security during the hearing held June 4, 2009 on indigent defense. Mr. Luna is a law professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law and an adjunct scholar to the Cato Institute.

Author/Organization: Erik Luna
Publication Date: 06/04/2009

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This is the testimony of Robert Johnson before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security during the hearing held June 4, 2009 in indigent defense. Mr. Johnson served as a prosecutor for nearly forty years, president of the National District Attorneys Association, chair of the Criminal Justice Council, and co-chair of the Constitution Project's National Right to Counsel Committee.

Author/Organization: Robert M. A. Johnson
Publication Date: 06/04/2009

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The Department of Justice held its National Symposium on Indigent Defense: Looking Back, Looking Forward, 2000-2010, in Washington, D.C.

Author/Organization: Phyllis E. Mann
Publication Date: 02/18/2010

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelley keynote address at United States House Judiciary Committee event at Wayne State University (Detorit), December 14, 2009. Briefing on solutions to indigent defense crisis. Speech highlight findings of NLADA's 2008 report entitled “Race to the Bottom: Speed and Savings over Due Process”

Author/Organization: Michigan Supreme Court
Publication Date: 12/14/2009

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On December 14, 2009, the United States House Judiciary Committee sponsored an event in Detroit to focus attention on the national indigent defense crisis.  The Chief Justice of Michigan gave the keynote speech to start the day that was one of the strongest speeches by a sitting chief justice on the failur

Author/Organization: David Carroll
Publication Date: 02/09/2010