Sentencing/Post Conviction

Features

Prisoner exonerations are at an all-time high, and it’s not because of DNA testing

Constitutional Law

Federal gun ban applies even if domestic violence victim isn’t injured, state appeals court says

White-Collar Crime

Longtime law library director who gave workers unauthorized county-paid perks gets jail time

Constitutional Law

Judge nixes convicted murderer’s request for death penalty

Criminal Justice

Serial airline stowaway attempter is now in Arizona, where she has been arrested again

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Ohio lawyer is sentenced to 13 years for sex crimes; jury ‘got it wrong,’ he says

Court Security

Kidnapper charged in claimed plot to abduct judge, prison officials and others

Sentencing/Post Conviction

75-year-old woman gets life in prison for 1970s slaying of her then-husband

Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged with spray-painting garage of juror who convicted him in disorderly conduct case

First Amendment

Does press have First Amendment right to view entire execution? ACLU sues over closed blinds

Judiciary

‘Unorthodox gimmick’ in former justice’s sentence is voided

Court Security

Losing litigant who threw chair at defendant cop after verdict gets 5 years

White-Collar Crime

Ex-attorney put on probation in $500K client theft now gets 10 years for drinking, practicing law

Criminal Justice

Man beat murder charge in detective’s death, but feds seek life term in drug case, citing slaying

Criminal Justice

Driver takes misdemeanor plea after striking and killing judge on bicycle; should law be upgraded?

Criminal Justice

‘Best mug shot ever’: Man poses in T-shirt displaying booking photo as he begins DUI jail sentence

Trials & Litigation

Man exonerated by own research gets $13M for wrongful conviction in rabbi slaying

White-Collar Crime

Ex-lawyer gets 2 years for his role in stealing much of disabled client’s $500K settlement

White-Collar Crime

Sentencing Commission to consider penalties for economic crimes

Criminal Justice

Jailed for 48 hours for not paying $2K in truancy fines, woman suffers heart failure and dies