Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Federal judge says she thinks convicted drug dealer killed police officer, gives defendant 35 years

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit OKs one late habeas filing, nixes another, says both inmates abandoned by same lawyer

Trials & Litigation

Man convicted in supermarket checkout line dispute files suit against shopper he shot and store

Criminal Justice

In prison for 30 years, Belgian inmate wins OK for assisted suicide

Trials & Litigation

Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax

Evidence

Bite-mark expert’s flip-flop is cited in death-row inmate’s new appeal

Criminal Justice

Guilty of grisly murder, Jodi Arias auctions ‘one-of-a-kind’ item—spectacles she wore at trial

Criminal Justice

Ex-judge once jailed for mailing live snake gets 40 years in drug case; feds say he killed witness

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

Criminal Justice

Ex-BigLaw partner gets 13 months in tax case, admits he owes $924K to US

Criminal Justice

Former White House lawyer gets 15-year sentence for attempted murder; wife tells of past abuse

Criminal Justice

Deputy arrests disbarred lawyer a decade after taking report in child-abuse case

Terrorism

Padilla gets new 21-year sentence after 11th Circuit says original 17-year term was too lenient

White-Collar Crime

Onetime law student Mathew Martoma gets 9 years in ‘most lucrative’ $275M insider-trading case

Entertainment & Sports Law

NCAA to end challenge of law giving state officials control of $60M Penn State fine in Sandusky case

Prosecutors

Retired prosecutor who convicted two men just exonerated after 30 years behind bars is unrepentant

Criminal Justice

Federal judge takes plea in domestic battery case, will not be convicted if he completes treatment

Criminal Justice

NYC will pay $41M to five men who served time in Central Park jogger case, but admits no liability

White-Collar Crime

Ex-partner gets 64 months in $2.7M client theft case

Criminal Justice

1 of 3 county judges charged with DUI pleads guilty against counsel’s advice, gets probation