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Podcast for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. We'll talk current issues in criminal justice reform, policy and the Supreme Court. We'll discuss the work of the Criminal Justice Section including events, Task Forces, Standards, the ABA's ICC project and more. This is the Criminal Justice Section of the ABA’s podcast, and may not contain official ABA policy statements. For the ABA’s Code of Online Conduct visit here: https://www.americanbar.org/about_the_aba/codeofc ...
 
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Judge Tracie Todd joins us to lead us through a review of the Section's history with diversity and inclusion. We begin our discussion focused on diversity and inclusion reflected in our membership and leadership. We then discuss some of the many projects that have aimed to address issues for members of diverse communities within the criminal justic…
 
Ron Goldstock helps us review both US and CJS history with organized crime and the development of RICO. We discuss where the Section helped shape policy to address the pervasive problem of organized crime and more. Ron also shares his work in helping bring the Federal charges against the members of the Commission, the Mafia's ruling body. Want to g…
 
Elizabeth Kelley walks us through a review of the history of the Criminal Justice Section in the space of mental health and mental disabilities. The work of the Section in this space begins right alongside the Section in its first days. We discuss early collaborations with associations and the Wickersham Commission, amicus briefs and policy put for…
 
Outgoing Chair, Kim Parker and new Chair, April Frazier Camara, join us for a special episode in which we figuratively pass the gavel. Kim shares her thoughts on the unforgettable ABA year 2019-2020. Get to know April as she introduces herself and her objectives for this coming ABA year. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/events_cl…
 
Bruce Green, Jessica Roth and Ion Meyn from our Standards Project join us for a review of the history of the CJS Standards Project. We share the origin and evolution of the Standards and what impact they have had on the field of criminal justice since their inception in the 1960s. History of the CJS Standards Project Want to get involved with the C…
 
Former Supreme Court Clerk, Rory Little, joins us for a discussion of the October 2019 Supreme Court Term, criminal cases. We discuss the overall trends observed from the bench and the opinions delivered. We then discuss some cases of note like Bridgegate, DACA and more. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.a…
 
Ian Gershengorn, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States and Professor Barbara Creel speak to us about the recent Supreme Court case, McGirt v. Oklahoma. Gershengorn served as Jimcy McGirt's attorney and offers his experience in preparing and presenting the case. We discuss case strategy and the opinion delivered by Justice Gorsuch. Pr…
 
Melba Pearson joins us to revisit our discussion of prosecutorial discretion. Since our initial conversation, the book she mentioned has been released, "Can They Do That? Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion." We discuss the purpose of prosecutorial discretion, how it influences policy and the different voices needed to discuss the subject. Want …
 
Gabriel Russell joins us to discuss policing protests, and proposed police reforms. Russell weighs in on the potential impact of certification, choke hold bans, duty to intervene, qualified immunity and defunding or disbanding the police and more. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.americanbar.org/membershi…
 
We're joined by Victor Vieth to discuss tips for investigating child abuse during the COVID pandemic. We discuss educating adults and children on warning signs in addition to protective measures for practitioners. The stress and isolation of the pandemic is believed to increase the level of child abuse so please feel the urgency of this message. Wa…
 
Erika Gilliam-Booker, President of the National Black Prosecutor’s Association and Executive Board Member of the Black Public Defender Association, Byron Conway join us to discuss the prosecution of the police in the murder of George Floyd. We further discuss systemic racial injustice issues and how to address them. Conway is currently serving as a…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most organizations into a virtual world and that includes SCOTUS. Rory Little walks us through how SCOTUS is handling the pandemic and what we can expect for the remainder of the October 2019 Term. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.americanbar.org/membership/join-now…
 
Jack Donson leads us through a discussion of the designation and classification process for the Bureau of Prisons. He highlights classification score nuances that can make the difference between assignment to serve a sentence in a camp designation or a higher level facility. We cover best practices that every practitioner, parole officer and judge …
 
We are joined by Kevin Bethel who shares his experience as former deputy police commissioner for Philadelphia. Kevin shares his journey of reforming the way Philadelphia handled youth violations and introduced a pre-arrest diversion program that has been very successful. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.a…
 
Current Chair, Kim Parker joins us for an update on the Criminal Justice Section's recent and upcoming activity. We discuss Fall Institute highlights, the upcoming call for council nominations, our new Diversity and Inclusion Fellows and more. We also discuss the theme and plans for our centennial anniversary, "Perfecting Our Vision in 20/20". Want…
 
Recent reports have discovered a disproportionate level of substance abuse and depression among lawyers in comparison with the general public. Bree Buchanan discusses these reports and the work of the National Task Force on Attorney Well-Being and their recommendations to address it. Did your employer sign the pledge to commit to attorney well-bein…
 
Two constitutional law professors walk us through a comparison of a criminal case vs. the impeachment process. Rory Little and Steve Saltzburg explain differences between charges and articles of impeachment; conviction; trial proceedings and more. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.americanbar.org/membershi…
 
Chairman, Michael S. Greco and Director, Kristin Smith join us to provide an introduction to the ABA's ICC Project and the International Criminal Court. Learn more about the ABA's involvement with the International Criminal Court and the advocacy they are engaged in. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.ameri…
 
Robert Mikos, the reporter of the Marijuana, Federalism, and Separation of Powers Task Force, joins us to share the work of the Task Force. We discuss the tensions between state and federal law and some of the most prominent legal problems that result. Mikos walks us through their report and resolutions. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justi…
 
Jim Felman, chair of the First Step Act Implementation Task Force, joins us on the podcast to discuss the work of the Task Force. Their first objective is to gain more transparency around the risk assessment tool being used to implement the First Step Act. We discuss their experiences and concerns. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Sec…
 
Ken Goldsmith from the ABA Governmental Affairs Office informs listeners how to effect policy on the federal, state and agency level. We walk through recent examples where members of the Criminal Justice Section have done this successfully. Want to get involved with the Criminal Justice Section? Join us! https://www.americanbar.org/membership/join-…
 
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