Sentencing/Post Conviction

U.S. Supreme Court

Make ruling that bans life-without-parole sentences for juveniles retroactive, ABA urges SCOTUS

Trials & Litigation

Judge blames ‘mindless digital interaction’ for juror texts during murder trial, OKs guilty verdict

Criminal Justice

Ferguson cops must face excessive force suit; plaintiff was charged for bleeding on their uniforms

Trials & Litigation

Man on probation in $2M Lego-focused theft faces new case after vacation near shopping centers

Careers

Former lawyer who served time in hit-and-run case now runs resource center for ex-prisoners

White-Collar Crime

‘Disgrace to the entire legal profession’ gets time in 2 federal fraud cases

Sentencing/Post Conviction

US seeks unprecedented life sentence for peanut executive in food safety case

Criminal Justice

Jury finds James Holmes eligible for death penalty in Batman movie-theater massacre

Trials & Litigation

Defendant jailed after ‘I defy you Satan’ comment to judge during contempt hearing

Sentencing

Federal judge’s order banning man from having unprotected sex is overturned

White-Collar Crime

7th Circuit nixes 5 counts in conviction of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, calls for new sentence

Criminal Justice

Transgender defendant stole nearly $250K in SSI benefits as a man while earning income as a woman

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s unsigned rulings favor law enforcement; Reinhardt sees link to racial issues

Death Penalty

Inmates are more likely to get the death penalty if their faces are deemed untrustworthy, study says

Criminal Justice

Obama allies with Koch brothers on criminal justice reform; his prison visit is presidential first

Evidence

After firestorm over claim in sex-abuse trial that 14-year-old consented, lawmakers ban the defense

Death Penalty

What’s next for convicted movie theater shooter James Holmes? Penalty phase begins Wednesday

ABA

ABA addresses ‘destabilizing loss of public confidence’ in criminal justice in joint statement

Court Security

Jury convicts ‘sovereign citizen’ of filing false liens against federal judge and prosecutor

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge gets 2 years in bribery case, lawyer gets 1 year