2 Crim. Just. 1 (1974)

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HIGHLIGHTS

Hawaii Annual Meeting Programs Set
                         See page 3


Comparison Reveals 'Substantial

Similarities' Between Two

Sets of Standards


Police  Foundation  Gran
Standards Program


New   Officers & Council
Nominated for Coming Yea


Do  you have the full set
proved ABA   Criminal Jus
ards?


t   Boosts     A comparative analysis released by
             the Criminal justice Section (CJS) in
 See page 6  mid-February has revealed substantial
             similarities between the ABA Crim-
  Members    inal justice Standards and the National
  r          Advisory Commission  Standards and
  See page 2 Goals (NACSG).
               The analysis was made to determine
 of 17 ap-   areas of similarity and difference be-
tice Stand-  tween the two  sets of standards and
             plan future steps, including joint im-
 See page 7  plementation and reconciliation of dif-


Houston Report:

House Actions
  The ABA  House of Delegates, acting
at the Feb. 4-5 Midyear Meeting in
Houston, approved the Criminal Jus-
tice Section (CJS) report opposing
legislatively or administratively im-
posed mandatory minimum  sentences,
including those for drug offenders.
  The House  deferred action on the
CJS  report supporting legislation in
the right to financial privacy area,
to allow more  study by other ABA
sections and committees.
  In other criminal justice-related ac-
tions, the House:
  * defeated a report supporting jour-
nalists' shield laws, which the CJS
Council, meeting Feb. 2-3, had urged
be deferred;
  * approved  the Section-supported
revised Uniform Abortion Act;
  * tabled the Law Student Division
  resolution urging initiation of impeach-
            continued  on  page 5


ferences.
  Section Staff Director H. Lynn Ed-
wards, project director for the anal-
ysis, said that only 16 black letter
ABA  Standards, of 476, are inconsis-
tent in principle with the NACSG.
These portions involve only 5 of the
17 ABA  Standards volumes.
  In 425 instances, Edwards said, the
NACSG   were either consistent in prin-
ciple or silent with the ABA version.
And  in 35, the two were found to be
harmonious in principle, but different


  The CJS Council, meeting Feb. 2-3
in Houston, has established two new
Section committees to study:
  * Professional and Ethical Rela-
tions: Chaired by New York attorney
Gilbert Rosenthal, this committee will
entertain and appraise complaints of
attorney misconduct brought by mem-
bers of the bar or citizens. Those it
feels valid will be referred to appro-
priate ABA   or state or local bar


in their implementation implications.
  The  594-page comparison, funded
by  LEAA,  also revealed many areas
covered by only one set of standards.
For example, three volumes of ABA
Standards - Fair Trial & Free Press,
Electronic Surveillance, Joinder & Sev-
erance - are areas not covered by the
NACSG.
  Justice Tom C. Clark, Chairman of
the CJS  Comm.   to Implement  the
ABA  Standards, noted in the analysis
foreword, The comparison has dem-
onstrated that these two separate stu-
dies, together spanning 10 years, have
produced  standards to improve our
criminal justice system which, by their
substantial similarities, fortify each
other. Neither asserts ... that one ver-
sion is 'right' and the other 'wrong.' 
  According to LEAA   Administrator
Donald E. Santarelli, .. . it is LEAA
policy to neither endorse the Com-
mission's specific recommendations nor
            continued  on  page  6


disciplinary committees. In line with
the CJS  umbrella philosophy, the
committee  is open  to  complaints
against any segment of the bar.
  0 Adequate Defense & Incentives in
the Military: The second committee
will focus on adequacy  of defense
representation in the military, in-
cluding provision for civilian counsel
in assigned military cases; and on
            continued  on  page  5


Copyright (1974 American Bar Association


Section Creates Committees on

Military, Professional Relations

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