Criminal Procedure

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

Public Defenders

Public defender asks private lawyers to help represent hundreds arrested in Baltimore

White-Collar Crime

2 lawyers convicted in scheme to get film-industry tax credits without paying required expenses

Criminal Justice

3 Florida prison guards linked to KKK are charged with plotting to kill inmate

Features

Indian tribes are retaking jurisdiction over domestic violence on their own land

National Pulse

Kentucky tests new assessment tool to determine whether to keep defendants behind bars

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal