Sentencing/Post Conviction

Obituaries

Once America’s youngest death row inmate, released convict dies in apparent suicide

Civil Rights

‘Jail 101’ report: Denver sheriff’s dept. needs systemic improvement to protect inmates and deputies

Internet Law

Sentencing judge should consider positive benefits of Silk Road’s drug marketplace, lawyers assert

Criminal Justice

Convictions are tossed in satanic day-care case; concurrence decries ‘witch hunt’ prosecution

Legislation & Lobbying

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Criminal Justice

Post-conviction consequences make it difficult for ex-offenders to find jobs

Law Students

Former inmate graduates from law school

Evidence

Top Massachusetts court refuses to dismiss 40,323 cases linked to rogue state evidence lab chemist

U.S. Supreme Court

Felons who are barred from possessing guns can sell them with court approval, Supreme Court says

Criminal Justice

Woman who left kids in hot car during job interview is sentenced after trust fund agreement fails

Criminal Justice

Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombings

Criminal Justice

Appeals judge who held home invader at gunpoint: ‘I almost shot him’

Judiciary

Judge facing recall effort says it’s a waste of taxpayer money and a threat to judicial independence

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Legal Ethics

Surreptitious collection of DNA from water bottle lands lawyer for exonerated inmate in hot water

Securities Law

2nd Circuit appears sympathetic to Litvak’s argument that Wall Street traders often lie

Trials & Litigation

Insurers seek $47M from 2 men convicted in airline billing-fraud scheme

Criminal Justice

Woman gets life without parole for running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death

White-Collar Crime

Suspended lawyer gets 12 months in federal prison for his role in $3.5M mortgage fraud

Death Penalty

‘Dead Man Walking’ nun testifies Boston bomber appeared to regret his actions