Criminal Procedure

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Criminal Justice

Accusers won’t travel again for rape trial delayed by no-show defense lawyer; judge acquits

FEATURES

Jailhouse Warehouse: The nation’s jails are housing more mentally ill people than hospitals

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: Decision in SCOTUS immigration case could hinge on government’s admission of error

Civil Rights

San Francisco city attorney won’t defend city’s bail schedule from civil rights lawsuit

Criminal Justice

Facial recognition may be unreliable, and nearly half of US adults are in databases, study finds

Criminal Justice

Judge: My probable cause decision ‘had the most tragic result possible’

Prosecutors

Appeals court considers removal of Orange County DA’s office from case over misconduct allegations

Criminal Justice

Acting on citizen complaint, New Jersey judge finds probable cause to investigate Chris Christie

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS appears likely to rule for inmate whose expert said race could predict violence

National Pulse

New York considers ‘textalyzer’ bill to allow police to see if drivers were texting behind the wheel

Criminal Justice

ACLU says it is representing bombing suspect Rahami after he was denied right to lawyer

Legal Technology

Startup seeks to bring bail bond process online

Verdicts & Settlements

Sandra Bland’s family settles case for $1.9M; agreement includes policy changes for Texas jail

Criminal Justice

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

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has no power to expunge valid conviction, 2nd Circuit rules

Criminal Justice

‘I wasn’t a pedophile,’ Sandusky testifies in retrial bid

ABA Annual Meeting

Abolish private, for-profit probation that puts offenders deep in debt, ABA House urges

ABA Annual Meeting

Justice reform advocates offer a roadmap for reforming pretrial release

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors drop murder charges against man awaiting retrial in Chandra Levy’s slaying

Trials & Litigation

Actual innocence is needed for claim of sentencing malpractice, Washington Supreme Court says
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