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Criminal Justice

Former DA heads to prison Monday for obstruction of justice

Criminal Justice

Law exempts homeless, disabled woman from paying $15 a month in court costs, state high court rules

Criminal Justice

Identical twin testifies he committed murder and brother was wrongly convicted

Evidence

‘Voodoo science’ is sending people to prison, Kozinski says

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Military OKs gender reassignment surgery for Chelsea Manning; unclear whether it will cover costs

Criminal Justice

Judge tosses charges against pharmacy chain owner, says prosecutors’ actions ‘shock the conscience’

White-Collar Crime

Federal prosecutors will drop case against former Virginia governor after SCOTUS loss

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Louisiana juveniles got longer sentences after unexpected LSU football losses, study finds

Criminal Justice

This Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco

Juvenile Justice

Court fines and fees trap juvenile defendants in cycle of debt, new study finds

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Obama commutes 111 federal sentences and sets a one-month record

Criminal Justice

Judge cites ‘callous’ crime in sentencing ex-lawyer to life for attack on law firm partner, wife

Criminal Justice

Appellate lawyer remembers a 1992 client and wins new trial for woman convicted in lawyer’s murder

Evidence

Bite-mark expert stands by his testimony, though he can’t recall much about it

Criminal Justice

Another judge is in the spotlight after athlete avoids prison in indecent assault case

Pro Bono

ABA backs adequate legal fees for lawyers awarded $10K out of $160K budget for capital filing

The Modern Law Library

Freedom isn’t the end of the story for exonerees (podcast)

Criminal Justice

Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings at private-run federal prison

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Most recent sentence commutations include subject of ABA Journal story

Criminal Justice

Federal judge has no power to expunge valid conviction, 2nd Circuit rules
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