Sentencing/Post Conviction

White-Collar Crime

11th Circuit OKs wire-fraud conviction of lawyer who impersonated state bar official

Corporate Law

Judge nixes jury conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs programmer, calls law a bad fit in source-code case

Criminal Justice

2 lawyers who helped 1 client break the law are convicted in unrelated cases

Criminal Justice

Freed from jail Thursday, accused airline stowaway attempter is arrested again Friday and Saturday

Criminal Justice

Inmate held in solitary for 20 years may sue, 4th Circuit rules; Kennedy raised issue in June

Criminal Justice

Judge accused of stealing cocaine from evidence likely impaired, says lawyer in conviction challenge

Court Security

Man punches his lawyer in court melee after being found not guilty of murder at trial

Features

Clemency Project 2014 is out to help prisoners doing excessive time due to inflexible sentencing

National Pulse

Courts are reconsidering residency restrictions for sex offenders

Constitutional Law

Over 100 convictions reversed over faulty jury instructions on manslaughter

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

Trials & Litigation

Deaf man who pleaded guilty to iPad theft that didn’t occur moves ahead in civil case

Criminal Justice

Jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court strikes down portion of federal law enhancing sentences for ‘career criminals’

Trials & Litigation

Judge grants drug-ring chief a plea deal to free up courtroom for other trials

Evidence

State bar accuses DA and chief drug prosecutor of not doing enough to address drug-test issue

Death Penalty

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death by federal judge

Juries

Judge cites ‘tainted juror,’ grants mistrial to former football players in rape case

Constitutional Law

NYC to pay $6.25M to man jailed almost 25 years despite out-of-state alibi

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Can prison nurseries help provide children with healthy foundations?