Sentencing/Post Conviction

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Pistorius gets five-year sentence; can he serve part of the time at home?

Criminal Justice

John Grisham says US ‘has gone nuts’ with child porn incarcerations, then issues apology

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 6 months for setting up school volunteer in faked drug case

Bankruptcy Law

Settlement saves convicted attorney from making lengthy handcuffed trip to testify about law firm

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer who stole from his own mother and others gets 44 months in federal prison

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who robbed 3 banks and shot state trooper gets 24 years

Criminal Justice

Ex-judge gets 60 days and 6 months of house arrest for prostitution and court records convictions

Criminal Justice

Ex-nurse gets jail time for ‘assisting’ suicide in comments made on Internet chat boards

Criminal Justice

Man imprisoned 29 years is exonerated; DA cites fake murder confession by teen ‘fed false facts’

Criminal Justice

Woman is declared innocent after spending 17 years in jail; witness was ‘habitual liar,’ judge says

White-Collar Crime

Duped by lawyer’s faked suits, attorney who operated litigation funding firm loaned her $400K

Constitutional Law

New DOJ policy bans waiver of potential ineffective-assistance claims against defense counsel

Criminal Justice

Woman gets 7 years for filing fake $100B liens against 4 judges, US attorney and others

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor’s ‘bizarre behavior’ is cited in overturned conviction

U.S. Supreme Court

Scalia, Thomas and Ginsburg dissent from cert denial in sentencing case

Appellate Practice

Woman who won new murder trial despite earlier manslaughter plea bargain won’t be retried

Criminal Justice

Inmate dies in custody after letter telling of threats by guard; lawyers seek DOJ probe

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

7th Circuit explains how acquitted murder defendant can still be punished by sentencing judge

Constitutional Law

Once on death row for murder committed when he was 1,000 miles away, Texas man is free after plea

Legislation & Lobbying

Big money is backing California voter initiative that would send fewer criminals to prison