The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was formed twenty-five years ago to improve the quality and administration of justice. WACDL has over 1000 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.
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- Seattle v. Fisher Broadcasting
- On June 12, 2014, the Washington State Court ruled in our favor in Seattle v. Fisher Broadcasting, a case where WACDL filed an amicus brief.
- Prison until death is cruel, unusual for 13-year-old
- News Tribune: The case of Barry Massey — the notorious 13-year-old killer — gets right down to the bedrock concerns of justice. It’s all about the border between retribution and redemption.
- Court Extends Curbs on the Death Penalty in a Florida Ruling
- New York Times: The Supreme Court on Tuesday continued a trend to limit capital punishment, ruling that Florida’s I.Q. score cutoff was too rigid to decide which mentally disabled individuals must be spared the death penalty.
- In Re PRP of Maribel Gomez, No. 86711-9,
- In May of 2014, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in this case, where WACDL had filed an amicus brief.