Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Jury recommends life sentence for woman convicted in granddaughter’s running death

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor seeks judge’s recusal in all pending cases, cites ‘legal advice’ email to public defender

Criminal Justice

California relaxes residency rules for sex offenders, will apply restrictions on case-by-case basis

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer gets 10-year sentence for role in stealing $3.8M from elderly victims

Criminal Justice

Inmates respond to philosophy prof’s moral exploration of ancient play

Evidence

Botched child-murder case gets tossed; mother jailed for 2 decades speaks out

Criminal Procedure

Defense objected to twin-jury murder trial of 2 men, but wants cases consolidated for appeal

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court says magistrate had power to hold former TV judge Joe Brown in contempt and jail him

Trials & Litigation

Man dodges jury duty 11 times but is arrested when he comes to court to contest child-support ruling

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ subject Syed appeals, says lawyer never interviewed alibi and didn’t seek plea deal

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS won’t hear case of inmate on death row for 30 years; dissenters see ‘glaring’ legal error

Evidence

Freed after 20 years, man gets $20M; another whose DNA doesn’t match linked murder is still jailed

Trials & Litigation

Once on death row, man released after 39 years behind bars gets $1M for wrongful imprisonment

Disability Law

Deaf man took plea in theft case over iPad that wasn’t stolen, due to lack of communication

Criminal Justice

Nude sunbather, 77, agrees to plea deal in case over his backyard practice

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Want to tackle mass incarceration? Cap most sentences at 20 years, expert suggests

White-Collar Crime

Convicted judge is indicted again

Constitutional Law

California judge boots Orange County DA’s office from murder case because of withheld evidence

Court Security

Fatal courthouse shooting and violent spree still reverberate 10 years later

Legislation & Lobbying

Utah to list white-collar criminals in first Internet registry for those convicted of fraud