National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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  • Eyewitness identification — evidence is the leading cause of wrongful conviction in the United States. Of the more than 200 people exonerated by way of DNA evidence in the US, over 75% were wrongfully convicted on the basis of erroneous eyewitness identification evidence. [ …   Wikipedia

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers — The logo of the organization Abbreviation NACDL Formation 1958 Type Professional group …   Wikipedia

  • Jeralyn Merritt — Infobox Law Firm firm name = Jeralyn E. Merritt, Attorney at Law firm headquarters = Denver, Colorado num offices = one num attorneys = one practice areas = criminal defense and related forfeitures, with an emphasis on complex federal drug and… …   Wikipedia

  • William Weld — Infobox Governor name= William Floyd Weld caption= order=68th office= Governor of Massachusetts term start= January 3, 1991 term end= July 29, 1997 lieutenant= Paul Cellucci predecessor= Michael Dukakis successor= Paul Cellucci birth date= birth… …   Wikipedia

  • Massad Ayoob — Born Massad Ayoob July 20, 1948 (1948 07 20) (age 63) Occupation Law Enforcement Officer, firearms instructor, self defense instructor, writer Website …   Wikipedia

  • Barry Scheck — Infobox Person image size = 150px name= Barry Scheck caption= birth date= birth date and age|1949|09|19 birth place= Queens, New York, U.S.Barry C. Scheck (b. September 19, 1949 in Queens, NY) is an American lawyer. Although he received national… …   Wikipedia

  • Sex offender — A sex offender is a person who has been criminally charged and convicted of, or has pled guilty to, or pled Nolo contendere to a sex crime. Crimes requiring mandatory sex offender registration may include child sexual abuse, downloading… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Stimson — Charles Douglas Cully Stimson (born June 13, 1963) is a former American political appointee at the Pentagon. Stimson was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs. He resigned February 2, 2007,[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Bronston v. United States — Infobox SCOTUS case Litigants=Bronston v. United States ArgueDate=November 15 ArgueYear=1972 DecideDate=January 10 DecideYear=1973 FullName=Samuel Bronston v. United States USVol=409 USPage=352 Citation= Prior=Defendant convicted, U.S. District… …   Wikipedia

  • Hyde Amendment (1997) — For the 1976 abortion funding amendment, see Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment (USC Title 18,3006A) is a federal statute introduced by Representative Henry Hyde (Republican Illinois) as a rider to an appropriation bill and worked into the final… …   Wikipedia

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