Criminal Procedure

Death Penalty

Murder conviction of boy, 14, is tossed 70 years after his execution; judge cites bad lawyering

Criminal Procedure

Kozinski dissent: ‘Tribunal run by marsupials’ would have been fairer to tribal defendant

Trials & Litigation

Judge denies mistrial after man decks his attorney, says that would put ‘target’ on lawyers’ backs

U.S. Supreme Court

Death-row inmate’s mental disability claim gets SCOTUS review

Criminal Justice

98-year-old woman loses bid to reverse conviction in 1950 spy case

Criminal Justice

Disbarred lawyer wins appeal, has client-fraud conviction reversed after serving his prison time

National Pulse

Prosecutors are using rap music to convince jurors of gang ties

Trials & Litigation

Defense asks judge to require prosecution to try all 54 charges against immigration lawyer

Criminal Justice

5th Circuit ruling could mean freedom for ‘Angola 3’ inmate held in solitary for 40-plus years

Death Penalty

Dozens of lawyers have missed habeas deadlines, resulting in just one sanction

Trials & Litigation

Lawmaker wins election, is convicted of lesser counts in barratry case, then wins a mistrial

White-Collar Crime

Judge calls former state supreme court judge’s apology letters ‘unsatisfactory,’ orders a do-over

Cover Story

Unwanted Guests

Celebrities

OJ Simpson asks Nevada Supreme Court for new trial

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors will appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence

Criminal Justice

DOJ denounces ‘irresponsible’ leaks in Ferguson police-shooting case

Juvenile Justice

Boy, 10, is charged as an adult with homicide in death of woman, 90

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses murder case against 3 men over prosecutorial misconduct, says they can’t be retried

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

7th Circuit explains how acquitted murder defendant can still be punished by sentencing judge

Immigration Law

Local jails are increasingly refusing to hold inmates longer for possible deportations