Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Sirhan denied parole in 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy, for 15th time

Criminal Justice

Former Bryan Cave lawyer takes plea, admits voicemail death threat to partner

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Former federal judge who sentenced pot dealer to 55 years asks Obama to commute the sentence

Constitutional Law

Appeals court OKs 111 years for teen who killed 4, shot 25; lawyer calls him ‘completely harmless’

White-Collar Crime

Former general counsel gets 18 months for stealing $2.6M from company account

Criminal Justice

Immigration lawyer gets 21 months for trying to help client disobey court order, flee US

Bar Associations

Former NC justice calls for outside review of state bar, says it’s divided into ‘two extreme camps’

Careers

Still on parole when admitted to practice, lawyer hopes to help others facing hefty prison terms

ABA Midyear Meeting

Prisons bureau needs to change policy on monitoring inmate emails, ABA House urges

Criminal Justice

Lawyer’s own view of ‘train wreck’ performance doesn’t justify resentencing, top state court says

Health Law

Doctor gets 30 years to life in landmark prosecution over patient OD deaths

Criminal Justice

Former law firm office manager gets 27 months for stealing $265K over 30 months

Criminal Justice

Driver gets 8 years in wrong-way crash that killed 1 law student and severely injured another

Legal Ethics

Prosecutor’s feigned sleep during defense closing didn’t create prejudicial error, court says

Criminal Justice

Inmate settles suit over ‘be sweet’ chair

Criminal Justice

2015 was a record year for exonerations, report says

Constitutional Law

Posner opinion upholds lifetime GPS bracelet for sex offender who isn’t ‘just a harmless old guy’

Constitutional Law

Delaware puts capital cases on hold while death-penalty issues are mulled by state supreme court

Trials & Litigation

Daughter of slain Aspen socialite sues spouse of convicted murderer

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Programmer gets probation in spam scheme instead of 2 years recommended by sentencing guidelines