Media Pieces

NAPD submitted or supported the following published media pieces:

October 12, 2016: Article "Missouri Sets Execution Date" by Jim Suhr, ABC News 

September 7, 2016: Article "The Human Toll of America's Public Defender Crisis" by Oliver Laughland, The Gaurdian and The Marshall Project

September 5, 2016: Article "The Problem with Double Jeopardy" by Garrett Epps, The Atlantic

August 19, 2016: Christeson v. Roper Amicus Filing Press Release

July 21, 2016: NAPD Letter to the Editor by Stephen F. Hanlon, General Counsel and Mark Stephens, Steering Committee ChairLitigation Journal, Fall 2016

April 25, 2016: Op-Ed "Expanding the Role of Public Defenders" by Ernie Lewis and Alex Bassos (with support from AU) in the Huffington Post

March 6, 2016: NAPD 2016 Managers' & Supervisors' Leadership Institute Press Release

May 13, 2015: Fines and Fees Press Release and Fines and Fees Press Release with Pretrial Justice Institute

January 21, 2015: 
Reviled Clients and our Constitution by Tim Young and Sarah E. Tuberville in the Denver Post
The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the death penalty? by Xavier Amador in the Huffington Post

November 6, 2014: Article "Debtor's Prisons Entrench Proverty" by Janene McCabe in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


NAPD News

On December 28, 2016, NAPD published its Open Letter to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for his prosecution of Orleans Public Defender investigator Taryn Blume. A bedrock principle of our criminal justice system is that every citizen accused by the government of a crime starts with the benefit of the doubt – with a presumption that they are in fact innocent.  That right becomes meaningless if we do not uphold the equally important right of every citizen-accused defense team who fights for her cause; who digs for evidence of her innocence; who exposes the government when it hides that evidence.  The legitimacy of our criminal justice system depends upon defense lawyers and defense investigators doing their jobs, and doing them well, without fear of reprisal from a prosecutor acting more like a bully than the champion of truth and justice he is supposed to be.

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