Sentencing/Post Conviction

Sentencing/Post Conviction

6th Circuit upholds minimum child-porn sentence imposed after judge asks jurors for their opinion

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Legality of using predictive data to determine sentences challenged in Wisconsin Supreme Court case

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court tosses conviction of former Virginia governor, clarifies reach of bribery law

Criminal Justice

Jury recommends life sentence for lawyer in home-invasion attack; victimized partner makes statement

Tort Law

Man pleads guilty in auto crash, then sues city alleging police siren and lights distracted him

Evidence

Star of reality TV fishing program ‘Wicked Tuna’ gets probation for disability fraud

Criminal Justice

Law firm bookkeeper got job despite prior criminal record, is now convicted in new $100K theft

U.S. Supreme Court

DA-turned-justice violated due process by refusing to recuse in inmate’s appeal, Supreme Court rules

Constitutional Law

7th Circuit: Judge should have appointed lawyer for mentally ill woman who missed appeal deadline

Criminal Justice

Suspect acquitted in shooting of federal judge gets stiff sentence on related charges

Animal Law

Lawyer is fined $75K in hawk-trapping case

Court Security

Man gets 15- to 19-year prison term in nonfatal shooting on courthouse steps

Labor & Employment

Court awards over $500K in wrongful dismissal case to rogue trader who cost bank nearly $7B

Criminal Justice

Law prof backs recall of judge who sentenced Stanford swimming champ to six months for sex assault

Constitutional Law

Man should not have been shackled at trial, top state court says, but his conviction still stands

Constitutional Law

Tennessee Supreme Court considers whether inmates with unpaid fees should be barred from suing

Court Security

Angry at killer’s lack of remorse, dad sprints across courtroom and makes flying leap, video shows

International Law

8 years after landmark international manhunt, ex-teacher gets time for Cambodia child-sex crimes

White-Collar Crime

Ex-lawyer at first avoided prison in $700K client thefts, but gets time for not paying restitution

Criminal Justice

Creative sentence sends Catholic man convicted in assault case to Baptist church