Sentencing/Post Conviction


Police award helped teen offender reinvent himself as a future law student


Sentencing for David Cassidy drunken-driving case is delayed again

Constitutional Law

California Supreme Court rules for parolees who challenged housing restrictions for sex offenders

Tort Law

‘Capturing the Friedmans’ defendant loses defamation suit against prosecutor

Criminal Justice

Homeless man gets job offers after he seeks maximum sentence for bank robbery

White-Collar Crime

Former judge gets 26 months in federal case over $2.9M investment scheme

Criminal Justice

SCOTUS fish case could free friend of Boston bombing suspect, lawyer says

Criminal Justice

Former Mississippi prison chief pleads guilty in private-prisons bribe case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 1-day suspended sentence in taxicab incident; civil rights suit by driver is ongoing

Criminal Justice

Jurors reject insanity defense, convict veteran in ‘American Sniper’ slaying

Criminal Justice

Convicted in wife slaying, profiled in book and TV miniseries, Robert Marshall dies in prison

White-Collar Crime

Woman who lost $500K calls ex-lawyer’s 5-year sentence for stealing $10M ‘a joke’

Criminal Justice

Angry at 10-year prison term, offender tries to arrange to kill judge and gets another 80 years


For a second time, one-day sentence in child-porn case is overturned

Trials & Litigation

Ex-inmate sues Northwestern University and journalism prof, says they coerced a false confession

Death Penalty

Pennsylvania governor temporarily halts all executions

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

White-Collar Crime

Former lawyer gets time after conviction in money-laundering sting

Trials & Litigation

Double-murder conviction is followed by brother’s arrest after courthouse elevator incident

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Captain guilty in Costa Concordia shipwreck that killed 32; gets 16 years