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& Board Meeting
NDAA’s National Victims’ Rights Summit 2016
Courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Committee & Board Meetings
July 16-17, 2016
July 17-19, 2016
Summit Registration (board meeting registration link to come) Summit Draft Agenda
The Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Women Prosecutors Section Dinner:
Building a Culture of Women Leaders
Monday, July 18, 2016 •
6 to 8:30 pm
Seaport Hotel • Boston Lighthouse Ballroom
NDAA's New Monograph is Now Available:
The Confrontation Clause
After Ohio v. Clark
Click here for a full analysis
Under the Bryant-Clark framework, the question to ask when determining the testimonial nature of a statement "is whether, in light of all of the circumstances, viewed objectively, ‘the primary purpose' of the conversation was to ‘creat[e] an out-of-court substitute for trial testimony.'”
 Ohio v. Clark, 135 S. Ct. 2180 (2015) (quoting Michigan v. Bryant, 562 U. S. 344, 358 (2011)).
Please note that the Office of Violence Against Women Grant # 2009-TA-AX-K012 funded the project,but you will be asked to submit an email address. The analysis is in the context of domestic violence but applies to all Confrontation Clause challenges. Points of views in the document are those by the author and does not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
NDAA issues support for S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act
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NDAA and IACP Join in Support of Legislation to Address Smartphone Encryption
On Thursday, April 14, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a joint letter in support of recently released draft legislation that would address the issue of smartphone encryption and the lack of compliance by companies when law enforcement obtains a valid court order for digital evidence. The two organizations applauded the sponsors of the bill, Senator Burr of North Carolina and Senator Feinstein of California, for their efforts to address a problem impacting investigations across this country.
Read it here
Call to Action
Take advantage of the opportunities to represent NDAA on the various American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section committees. Review the attached ABA committee list and get in touch with Kay Chopard Cohen email@example.com or Lynzie Adams firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. This is your chance to represent prosecutors nationally on these important topics. Sign up today.
February 23, 2016
For Immediate Release
NDAA Supports Judge’s Order to Compel Apple to Provide Access to Cell Phone
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) strongly supports the position of the U.S. Department of Justice that Apple assist in the search of the cellular telephone seized during the criminal investigation into the terrorist shooting incident in San Bernardino, CA. More particularly, NDAA encourages enforcement of U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym’s order directing Apple to work constructively to create a technological solution allowing the lawful search of the contents of the telephone in question by law enforcement.
Apple must put the public’s safety and the Nation’s security above their business interests.
Corporate image, amid promises of customer security, does not trump the rights of Americans to live in peace and security. While Apple’s encryption may be important to individual privacy, it cannot outweigh the fundamental obligation of our Nation's law enforcement community to fulfill their primary mission — to protect us from harm.
No house is permitted to be made impervious to search by a lawfully issued warrant reviewed by a neutral magistrate and based upon probable cause, and no technology company should be able to distribute telephones in America that cannot be legally accessed by law enforcement conducting a criminal investigation after judicial review and issuance of a lawful order.
• DOJ Application for Search of Apple iPhone
• Court Order Directing Apple to Assist in Access of iPhone in SB Terrorism Case
NDAA Training Needs
The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators (NAPC) are conducting a national training needs survey for prosecutors nationwide. We request you take a few minutes to respond. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your input will greatly help NDAA and NAPC determine prosecutor needs for training, technical assistance, and resources and provide valuable input for future planning and provision of services.
NDAA Needs Assessment Survey link