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Criminal Justice

Racial bias in New York state prisons is ‘fact of life,’ newspaper investigation concludes

Judiciary

Texas Supreme Court justice serves as juror in shoplifting case

Criminal Justice

Sons of Ethel Rosenberg make last-ditch plea for presidential exoneration

FEATURES

Jailhouse Warehouse: The nation’s jails are housing more mentally ill people than hospitals

U.S. Supreme Court

Double jeopardy doesn’t bar retrial in case of inconsistent verdicts, Supreme Court rules

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Are former offenders more likely to be fired for misconduct?

Criminal Justice

In ‘blistering’ ruling, court upholds recusal of entire Orange County DA’s office from murder case

Criminal Justice

Obama commutations pass 1,000 mark

Prosecutors

Prosecutor’s ‘racially coded references’ require reversal of death sentence, 4th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

State supreme court upholds prosecutor juror ratings that began with ‘gut reaction’ and ‘B’ label

Law in Popular Culture

7th Circuit bars release of nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Death Penalty

Inmate’s 43-minute execution didn’t violate clearly established law, 10th Circuit rules

Criminal Justice

Judge orders release of nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Disbarred lawyer is sentenced for hypnotizing clients for sexual gratification

Evidence

Defense lawyers say prosecutors have dragged their feet on redressing wrongs of faked lab evidence

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets prison time after guilty plea in FBI money laundering sting

Criminal Justice

Secret nude recordings weren’t ‘lascivious’ and didn’t violate child porn law, top state court says

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentences of another 72 federal inmates

U.S. Supreme Court

Roberts provides fifth vote to halt execution of Alabama inmate

Criminal Justice

After 63 years behind bars, inmate turns down parole offer
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