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(276) The NACDL has targeted prosecutorial conduct as an aspect of broader litigation, legislative, and grassroots strategies for reform of state and federal sentencing, over-criminalization, grand juries, misdemeanor prosecutions, forensics, forfeiture, and problem-solving courts. State>; see also Babcock, 'The Duty To Defend', above n 12, 1520.
A roster of distinguished individuals and legal organizations - including the ACLU, the NACDL and the AAJLJ - have submitted a "friend of the court" brief in support of Pollard's claim.
In a joint response to the commission's request for comments, several legal defense and civil rights groups assert that those "convicted of computer crimes are already punished more harshly compared to similar crimes." The joint respondents, who include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), civil-liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit group that promotes alternatives to incarceration, instead call for revising sentences downward.
As Irwin Schwartz, President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has pointed out, under the Model Code of Professional Responsibility (158) a lawyer "may not talk to [his] client at all about something confidential if there's a third party listening.
As Kate Jones, a coordinator of indigent defense efforts for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), suggests,
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) recently drafted a list of ethical considerations that members are being urged to follow when addressing the public.
(107) NYCDL and NACDL Letter, supra note 104; see also Anello &
Baker, supra note 135 (providing a critique of over-criminalization from the Heritage Foundation); Orin Kerr, Koch Industries Gives Grant to NACDL "To Address the Nation's Profound Indigent Defense Crisis," WASH.
The FACDL, NACDL, and ACLU argued that the Duval County courts, in streamlining the way they handle first appearances, have reduced or eliminated the right to counsel for misdemeanor defendants.