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Cynthia Orr Discusses the Pandemic at the ABA House of Delegates on behalf of the NACDL

The Chair now recognizes Cynthia Orr to speak in opposition to the motion to amend. 10:25:36 You have five minutes. 10:25:42 >> Cynthia Orr:  Thank you, Chair Bay. 10:25:57 Delegates, and observers… the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, who I represent in the house, appreciates the temporary need to consider innovative solutions to navigate…
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Gerry Goldstein Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

On June 13, 2019, at its annual gala, the Texas Bar Foundation awarded Gerry Goldstein one of five coveted Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Awards. Gerry, with his wife Christine, his son Matthew, and his many colleagues and friends, seemed to relish the evening, before he flew home to San Antonio to be ready for his…
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A Founder Looks at 50: Attorney Gerry Goldstein and the Early Years of NORML

Attorney Gerry Goldstein and the Early Years: A Tour of the Texas Prisons, My Bust in Calgary, and “the Pierre Trudeau Defense” By Keith Stroup for NORML During the 1970s when I was first running NORML, in an effort to extend the impact NORML might have on public policy, I traveled from state to state,…
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As They March Peacefully, Protestors Should Remember They Have Rights

Protestors continue to march in the streets after unarmed black man George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police May 25, 2020. Video and reports from around the country say some demonstrations have unfortunately taken a violent turn, where police have physically engaged with dissenters, even here in San Antonio. According to the Express-News, protestors were…
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Cynthia Orr Featured on The JustPod episode “Prisoners of COVID-19”

Cynthia Orr is featured in “Prisoners of COVD-19,” the latest episode in The JustPod from the American Bar Criminal Justice Section. This episode focuses on the state of prisoners and their treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the episode here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/252350/984201-live-from-national-white-collar-crime-institute-with-ray-banoun  

Senior Associate Abasi Major Nominated to the NACDL Board of Directors

Goldstein and Hilley are excited to announce that Abasi Major, a senior associate, has been nominated to the NACDL Board of Directors on May 9, 2020 with the election to take place at the annual meeting. Mr. Major has also been invited to speak about the Fourth Amendment for public defenders at the Annual Texas…
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Criminal Murder Charges dropped in Schlitterbahn Waterslide Case where 10-year-old boy was decapitated during a ride at Kansas water park

It was shocking and tragic when Caleb Schwab, 10, was decapitated on August 17, 2016 on the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City.  The waterslide was the highest in the world, measuring 17 stories tall. Schwab’s death led the attorney general to convene a grand jury, which led to one count of…
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Gerry Goldstein Speaks at Federal Bar Association

Gerry Goldstein is a nationally renowned criminal defense trial attorney who has argued before the United States Supreme Court and testified before congress. It is no surprise then that Goldstein’s speech regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decisions at the September Luncheon of the Federal Bar Association would be to a packed house. Goldstein, is after…
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