Criminal Procedure

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

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court says magistrate had power to hold former TV judge Joe Brown in contempt and jail him

Legal Technology

Winning app at Hackcess to Justice New Orleans helps clients preserve evidence

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Criminal Procedure

Suspended judge loses round in state’s top court in fight to ax prosecutor in domestic violence case

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