Criminal Justice

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether sedative can be used in executions

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California court rules ballot initiative means parolees can’t be jailed again for using drugs

Criminal Justice

Pennsylvania supremes block any charges against state attorney general

Juries

Tsarnaev trial judge seals defense motion quoting juror questionnaires

Death Penalty

New justices might shift California death penalty rulings

Legislation & Lobbying

Virginia bill would require court hearing before sex offenders can visit schools

Criminal Justice

FBI arrests powerful NY politician, says he masked $4M in bribes as attorney referral fees

Criminal Justice

Puerto Rico judge convicted in bribe-taking case

White Collar Crime

Lawyer who duped investors with fake Facebook stock gets 46 months

Criminal Justice

Grand jury recommends perjury charge against Pennsylvania AG; she vows not to resign

Criminal Justice

Sheriff: Man arrested for tackling armed fellow Wal-Mart shopper who has a concealed-carry permit

Trials & Litigation

Was ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’ multiple people? Federal judge limits defense in $200M Silk Road case

Criminal Justice

County judge arrested on domestic violence charge; wife says he hit her until she blacked out

Privacy Law

Woman who sued US over imposter Facebook page gets $134K settlement

Privacy Law

Feds use radar that can detect movement in homes; appeals court raises privacy concerns

Attorney Fees

Pennsylvania county mails capital defense lawyer’s checks to another person with same name

U.S. Supreme Court

Pretrial detainee shocked with stun gun gets SCOTUS hearing on excessive-force proof

Death Penalty

Defense lawyers say prosecutor in theater massacre is seeking death penalty for political reasons

Death Penalty

Jury selection begins in movie theater massacre trial

Legal Ethics

Capital defense lawyer suspended 1 year for late filing in death row appeal