Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Former general counsel of notorious Rothstein law firm gets 18 months for fraud

Criminal Justice

Chicago US attorney drops most serious stash-house sting charges against 27 defendants

Trials & Litigation

Forcibly shaven, convicted Fort Hood shooter appears in court beardless

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer convicted in client theft seeks ‘shock’ probation months into 10-year prison term

Celebrities

Should Lindsay Lohan be able to call greeting fans community service? Prosecutor questions

Court Security

Cellphone spat at federal courthouse leads to 2-year prison term

Criminal Justice

Tight security at drug dealers’ sentencing extends to lawyers, whose names remain a secret

Criminal Justice

Man who drove others to home where lawyer was shot gets one year

Criminal Justice

Utah inmate forfeited right to counsel after threatening several lawyers, state’s top court says

Evidence

Prosecutor’s PowerPoint closing leads to overturned conviction

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California court rules ballot initiative means parolees can’t be jailed again for using drugs

Legislation & Lobbying

Virginia bill would require court hearing before sex offenders can visit schools

White Collar Crime

Lawyer who duped investors with fake Facebook stock gets 46 months

U.S. Supreme Court

Inmate is entitled to new lawyers after counsel blew habeas deadline by 117 days, SCOTUS says

U.S. Supreme Court

Prison beard ban violates Muslim inmate’s statutory religious rights, SCOTUS rules

Constitutional Law

Lawyer seeks reversal of rare voting conviction he shares with suffragist Susan B. Anthony

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer convicted of helping client launder proceeds from stolen equipment gets 2 years

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Ex-attorney who lost DA’s race and was convicted in November traffic case gets probation

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ podcasts downplayed info supporting murder conviction, prosecutor says; DNA testing sought

Death Penalty

Mom of murdered baby didn’t want killer executed; prior lethal injection in Okla. was botched