Sentencing/Post Conviction

Criminal Justice

Parents of man charged with slaying 12 at Batman movie premiere plead for life-sentence plea bargain

Court Security

Sheriff: Murderer’s claimed contact with 2 jurors in court elevator didn’t happen exactly as he says

Criminal Justice

Woman who stopped car to help ducks gets jail time for causing fatal accident

Criminal Justice

Former top drug prosecutor is sentenced for child porn, fleeing

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes lengthy sentences in eight drug cases, pardons 12 others

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer gets death in murder of DA’s wife; judge compares him to Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer

Constitutional Law

En banc 1st Circuit ruling nixes state-funded sex-change surgery for prison inmate

American Bar Association

New database created by ABA Criminal Justice Section charts state-by-state conviction restrictions

White-Collar Crime

Ex-administrator helped convict 6 lawyers, feds say, asking that judge cut her prison time in half

Law in Popular Culture

Acclaimed film on ‘Dinosaur 13’ legal battle airs on CNN

Trials & Litigation

Will convicted judge serve 6-month jail term before her appeal is heard?

Securities Law

2nd Circuit reverses 2 insider-trading convictions, narrowing scope of future prosecutions

Criminal Justice

Man who pleaded no contest in lawyer’s shooting is sentenced along with two co-defendants

Legal History

Woman who won landmark Mapp case on exclusionary rule has died

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS denies stay; lawyers cited mental disability, alcoholic trial lawyer

Criminal Justice

Dad and stepmom get 35 years in water-intoxication death of girl, 5


ABA task force report addresses harsh penalties for economic crimes

White-Collar Crime

Madoff operations chief gets 10 years in $20B swindle; judge says he was not ‘evil at heart’

U.S. Supreme Court

Death-row inmate’s mental disability claim gets SCOTUS review

Criminal Justice

Man who falsely claimed to have Ebola gets 10-year suspended sentence