Annual Fall Conference
September 7-9, 2014
WHO WILL GUARD THE GUARDIANS?
Protecting Children and Adults From Prosecutorial Abuses Of Power.
Please join us in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado for our annual Conference, which will focus on protecting children and adults from prosecutorial misconduct at all stages of criminal proceedings. Conference this year will be September 7-9, 2014 at the Beaver Run Resort. Please check back for further information on speakers, schedules and workshop topics, as well as registration and lodging information as they become available.
Gerry Goldstein & Barry Sheck
Gerry Goldstein is a renowned Texas criminal defense lawyer. Together with Barry Sheck, director of the Innocence Project, he worked to exonerate Michael Morton after Morton spent 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Goldstein and Sheck showed that Morton's prosecutor withheld evidence in that trial that if properly presented not only would have cleared Morton, but may have prevented a second murder. As a result of the work by Goldstein, Sheck and other lawyers involved in Morton's case, that prosecutor-who went on to become a judge after Morton went to prison-was stripped of his license to practice law and thrown in jail for his misconduct in Morton's case, a first in U.S. history.
A leading authority on Supreme Court practice and nationally recognized expert on criminal procedure, Jeffrey L. Fisher's work as a professor at Stanford Law School revolves around handling cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued 22 cases in the Court, on issues ranging from criminal justice to maritime law to telecommunications and administrative law. His successes include bringing and winning the landmark cases of Crawford v. Washington and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, in which he persuaded the Court to adopt a new approach to the Constitution's Confrontation Clause; Blakely v. Washington, in which the Court held that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial applies to sentencing guidelines; and Kennedy v. Louisiana, in which the Court held that the Eighth Amendment prohibits states from imposing capital punishment for crimes against individuals that do not result in death. In 2006, The National Law Journal named Professor Fisher one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America-the youngest person on the list.