Sentencing/Post Conviction

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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

Criminal Justice

‘I wasn’t a pedophile,’ Sandusky testifies in retrial bid

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Sandusky will testify in new trial bid targeting his defense lawyers

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich apologizes, but his new sentence is the same as the old one

ABA Annual Meeting

Abolish private, for-profit probation that puts offenders deep in debt, ABA House urges

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentences of 214 inmates, including 67 people serving life sentences

Judiciary

7th Circuit judge has ‘penchant for confabulation,’ losing law prof alleges in law review article

Judiciary

7th Circuit orders new sentence after judge’s remarks on urban decay, riots and fatherhood

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Ex-BigLaw partner avoids long sentence for insider trading; judge notes otherwise ‘exemplary life’

Criminal Justice

Additional ‘Making a Murderer’ episodes to air; lawyer says new evidence will be revealed

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Lawyer making routine list discovered law-firm partner didn’t have law license; she gets prison time

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Convicted rapists in Massachusetts received no prison time about 14 percent of the time

Religious Law

7th Circuit grants injunction allowing Wiccan prisoner to wear pentacle medallion

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Judges can consider predictive data on risk of reoffending in limited circumstances, court rules

White-Collar Crime

11th Circuit references Vulcans and bourbon in tossing convictions in alleged ‘bar girls’ scheme
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