Sentencing/Post Conviction

Evidence

Top state court vacates murder conviction, based on now-discredited bite-mark evidence and new law

Criminal Justice

Woman who faced 6-year term for court lockup kick that caused no injury gets 1 year after plea deal

Trials & Litigation

Public defender handcuffed in court at judge’s order says she was just doing her job

Sentencing/Post Conviction

‘Untimely releases’ affected more than 4,300 federal prisoners; 157 were due to staff errors

Law in Popular Culture

Documentary featuring undercover prisoners leads to firings for alleged excessive force, negligence

Criminal Justice

Lawyer for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle asks 7th Circuit for reduced sentence

White-Collar Crime

Former BigLaw associate gets 5 years in $5M Ponzi scheme that bilked friends and relatives

Trials & Litigation

No liability for movie theater owner in Colorado movie massacre, jury decides

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred securities lawyer gets 30 months, must pay $1.95M to IRS in tax case

Criminal Justice

Suburban Chicago mom gets 4 years for killing disabled daughter

Criminal Justice

Man gets 37 months in federal prison for intimidating witness on Facebook

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Clemency Project 2014 has submitted more than 1,000 petitions to the White House

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

‘Grim Sleeper’ killed 5 more women, jury is told by prosecutor in penalty phase of his trial

White-Collar Crime

Former New York Senate leader Dean Skelos gets 5 years in corruption case

Criminal Justice

Ex-Bryan Cave associate gets probation in partner death threat

Criminal Justice

Former federal prosecutor gets 30-day sentence for $600K client theft

Juries

Juror asks judge to reduce his six-month sentence for misconduct

Trials & Litigation

Rebuked after muttered remarks at federal sentencing, defense lawyer says cursing is commonplace

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer who fraudulently inserted client names in asbestos cases gets two years in federal prison

Criminal Justice

White House announces another 58 sentence commutations