Criminal Procedure

Trials & Litigation

Found not guilty, murder defendant wins only a mistrial after jury is polled

Constitutional Law

Midnight motion wins almost immediate court order allowing public defender to see client

Criminal Justice

Defendant charged with decking lawyer in court now faces 2 felony trials in same month

Criminal Procedure

Blistered by judge, ‘ineffective’ lawyer gets murder case against client dismissed

Criminal Justice

Unlike other suspects, Texas AG appears in his booking photo in a business suit

Criminal Justice

Jury in case over Batman movie-theater slayings quickly decides not to rule out death penalty

Features

An admitted murderer seeks justice in the death of his daughter

Criminal Procedure

Church-slayings suspect Dylann Roof wants to plead guilty in federal hate-crime case, lawyer says

Constitutional Law

Murder defendant had to choose between desired lawyer and speedy trial

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer asked court to detain client before suicide but judge said he lacked the authority

Criminal Justice

Obama allies with Koch brothers on criminal justice reform; his prison visit is presidential first

Trials & Litigation

Charleston shooting trial set for 2016; judge extends gag order despite media objections

Judiciary

Judge agrees to stop conditioning right to appointed counsel on community work

Criminal Procedure

Little-used Ohio law will be invoked by Cleveland community leaders seeking charges against cops

Constitutional Law

11th Circuit OKs in-cell trial of defendant who said he would come to court ‘kicking and screaming’

Constitutional Law

ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty

National Pulse

After Ferguson and North Charleston, more police are wearing body cams

Trials & Litigation

Man on trial in bail-jumping case exits courtroom as lawyers talk with judge in chambers

Constitutional Law

Judge dismisses entire 112-member jury pool over lack of racial diversity

Law Scribbler

Legal innovation summit attendees are long on ideas but short in data