Welcome to NACDL's podcast series, "The Criminal Docket," hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL's senior director of public affairs & communications. NACDL is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is well-known to many as "Liberty's Last Champion."
Each episode of "The Criminal Docket" explores important items on the criminal justice agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the criminal justice system.
#64: Interview with Alabama criminal defense attorney Richard S. Jaffe, author of the NACDLPress publication, “Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned” 2nd Ed.
In this episode, NACDL Public Affairs and Communications Associate Madeline Sklar sits down (virtually) with Alabama criminal defense attorney Richard S. Jaffe to discuss his NACDLPress publication, Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned 2nd Ed., his four decade-long legal career, and the case of Toforest Johnson. Learn more about NACDL. Madeline Sklar, guest host. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.
#63: Interview with Founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps Alec Karakatsanis, author of “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System”
In this episode, NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer sits down (virtually) with Founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps Alec Karakatsanis to discuss his book "Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System." Karakatsanis’ book offers a timely critique of the criminal “injustice system” and those who consciously or unconsciously uphold it.
#62: Interview with NYU School of Law Professor Rachel E. Barkow, Author of "Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration"
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer recently interviewed NYU School of Law Professor Rachel E. Barkow, author of "Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration," published earlier this year. Professor Barkow’s outstanding and well-researched book calls for an approach to criminal justice grounded in rational decision making rather than emotional fervor driven by political expedience.
#61: Televerde, the Arouet Foundation, and Second Chances for Women Coming Out of Incarceration
In this episode, we learn about two very interesting and innovative organizations opening the doors of rehabilitation, skills development, and successful re-entry for women in and coming out of the prison system – Televerde and the Arouet Foundation. We hear from Michelle Cirocco, Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Televerde, and Alison Rapping, Chief Executive Officer of Arouet, both based in Phoenix, Arizona, about the incredible opportunities they are providing for women coming out of incarceration
#60: Federal Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton’s Important New Book, "51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law"
In this episode, we hear from Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton who sits on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Sutton recently released a terrific book, "51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law." There is much to learn for criminal defense lawyers and others from Judge Sutton’s book and from this podcast. I spoke with Judge Sutton by phone last month while he was teaching state constitutional law in the January term at Harvard Law School.
#59: Criminal Discovery Reform Efforts in Virginia
In this episode, we explore the ongoing, multi-year effort to bring criminal discovery reform to the Commonwealth of Virginia, an effort in which NACDL has been a leader. First, I spoke with Doug Ramseur, the capital defender for central Virginia and past president and current board member of Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We then hear from Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley and NACDL’s Senior Manager for Advocacy Monica Reid.
An incredible resource for all who are interested in criminal justice and the important work NACDL does!
The Criminal Docket is a great review of important SCOTUS cases and happenings in criminal defense. The podcast is only around 20 minutes and perfect for any commute.
Great guests and very informative.
The Criminal Docket always brings important topics to light. I really enjoy each episode.