Criminal Justice

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U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Department discloses ‘several significant errors’ in information provided for SCOTUS case

Law Firms

Fourth person pleads guilty in scam that allegedly cost BigLaw firm $7M

Juries

Judge refuses for-cause challenge to potential juror wearing Confederate flag T-shirt

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Obama commutes 111 federal sentences and sets a one-month record

Real Estate & Property Law

Did one marijuana joint make legal assistant’s home a ‘drug-related nuisance’? This AG thought so

Legal Ethics

ABA brief urges 10th Circuit to apply ethics rule on grand jury subpoenas to federal prosecutors

Tort Law

Jaycee Dugard can’t sue US parole officials for poor supervision of her kidnapper, 9th Circuit says

Criminal Justice

Judge cites ‘callous’ crime in sentencing ex-lawyer to life for attack on law firm partner, wife

Criminal Justice

Appellate lawyer remembers a 1992 client and wins new trial for woman convicted in lawyer’s murder

Evidence

Bite-mark expert stands by his testimony, though he can’t recall much about it

Criminal Justice

Police video shows ex-wife of slain law prof Dan Markel reacting to news of his shooting

Criminal Justice

Chicago police have shot 262 people in 6 years; about 80% were black men, newspaper reports

Criminal Justice

Lawyer snagged in FBI sting pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy

Criminal Justice

Ryan Lochte is indicted in Brazil

Criminal Justice

Another judge is in the spotlight after athlete avoids prison in indecent assault case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s death is ruled a homicide; he died from fire and blunt force

Criminal Justice

Lawyers recruited on Craigslist were unwitting ‘front men’ in phony law firms, Florida AG says

ABA

ABA expresses concern about assassination of bar president in Pakistan, suicide attack on lawyers

Evidence

Judge in Dan Markel murder case approves subpoena for breast implant payment records

Criminal Justice

Bail schedules are unconstitutional and bad public policy, DOJ says
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