Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Worker who stole cash from federal magistrate’s purse and gun from court office gets prison time

Law Firms

Legal invoices in inmate suits are exempt from open records law, California court says

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

Court Security

Courtroom incident shows why 6 security officers are needed at sentencings, lawman says

Entertainment & Sports Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes Barry Bonds obstruction conviction

Evidence

Death-penalty arguments in Boston Marathon case include photo of Tsarnaev’s obscene gesture

Trials & Litigation

Pro se murder defendant found in contempt should be removed as his own counsel, DA says

Criminal Justice

Chicago prosecutor will dismiss misdemeanor marijuana cases

Criminal Justice

Utah mom gets up to life in slayings of 6 newborns found in garage

Evidence

Flawed FBI hair testimony was widespread in criminal cases before 2000, initial analysis finds

Legal Ethics

Ex-judge gives up law license after taking plea in federal bribery case over jury verdict

White-Collar Crime

Former state supreme court judge mails court-ordered apology letters

Criminal Justice

Egg executives get jail sentences, fines for salmonella outbreak

Constitutional Law

Tennessee halts all scheduled executions

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Trials & Litigation

Jodi Arias gets life without parole in brutal slaying of ex-boyfriend

Criminal Justice

Warned not to drive home after DWI conviction, man does and is charged with drunken driving

Law in Popular Culture

Defense lawyers follow popular Serial podcast’s lead, are publishing sequel to client’s online story

White-Collar Crime

Sentencing Commission changes fraud guidelines; minor players may benefit

Judiciary

10-year sentence for child sodomy leads to recall effort for judge who imposed it