Criminal Procedure

Criminal Justice

Top state court declines to intervene in dispute between DA and police department

Criminal Justice

Utah inmate forfeited right to counsel after threatening several lawyers, state’s top court says

U.S. Supreme Court

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

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate is entitled to new lawyers after counsel blew habeas deadline by 117 days, SCOTUS says

U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer’s capital concession can be raised by death row inmate, SCOTUS says in procedural case

Evidence

Should 40,000 cases be tossed over drug-lab issues? Top state court to decide

Criminal Justice

$5.4M in legal fees awarded by judge to inmates’ attorneys in jail-brutality case

International Law

US seeks fugitive director Roman Polanski’s extradition from Poland over 1977 conviction

Criminal Justice

US Rep. Grimm resigns seat after tax evasion plea

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Brooklyn DA seeks to have murder conviction vacated for man who served 20 years

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