1784 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.
Disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Thursday to 22 federal charges for stealing millions of dollars from clients and the estate of his late housekeeper.
Sep 22, 2023 10:09 AM CDT
After his acquittal at an impeachment trial Saturday, Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton alleged that the “sham” proceeding was coordinated by the Biden administration along with the “liberal” speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican Dade Phelan.
Sep 18, 2023 10:03 AM CDT
A prosecutor in Los Angeles claimed that an outburst by ex-lawyer Tom Girardi during a competency hearing
Wednesday shows that the disbarred lawyer understands the criminal proceedings against him.
Sep 15, 2023 8:41 AM CDT
Lawyer Robert S. Bennett, known for his representation of high-profile clients enmeshed in scandal, has died at age 84.
Sep 14, 2023 9:33 AM CDT
“Lawyers take an oath, and they have a responsibility that’s not just to their client but to the larger legal community, to the profession and to democracy. When you have lawyers who are working against the rule of law [it’s important] to bring a comprehensive system of accountability,” says Michael J. Teter, the managing director of the 65 Project.
Sep 14, 2023 8:55 AM CDT
A Houston lawyer hired by suspended Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate conspiracy claims by Paxton’s developer friend has said he was misled and never paid for his work.
Sep 13, 2023 11:16 AM CDT
A jury considering a second defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll can skip the liability issue and decide on damages, a federal judge in New York City has ruled.
Sep 7, 2023 8:59 AM CDT
The elected court clerk in the murder trial of disbarred South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh warned jurors about defense testimony, met privately with a jury foreperson, and “invented a story” about a Facebook post that got a juror removed, according to allegations in a motion for a new trial.
Sep 6, 2023 12:49 PM CDT
Many installments of this column have focused on true-crime
documentaries examining murder convictions and the legal process and “evidence” that led to them. While those series or stand-alone shows are undoubtedly intriguing, we always seem to be left with the same conclusion: Even if the defendant didn’t kill the person, the person is still dead. But what if we were presented with a situation in which someone was convicted for the murder of a person who was subsequently found alive and well?
Sep 6, 2023 9:42 AM CDT
Suspended Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is “not fit to be the attorney general for the state of Texas," according to Texas State Rep. Andrew Murr, who is serving as an impeachment prosecutor.
Sep 6, 2023 8:13 AM CDT
Delaware’s constitutional right to bail does not mean that it must be affordable for dangerous defendants, the state’s top court has ruled.
Sep 1, 2023 11:29 AM CDT
I subscribe to quite a few news apps on my iPhone. I like to get my information regarding U.S. and world events from multiple sources, and feel that if I vary the input sources, there is less chance I’ll fall victim to the self-imposed echo chambers so many of us live in these days.
Aug 29, 2023 10:08 AM CDT
The investigation of federal judges falls under the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act, and it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it should, says the president and founder of the Legal Accountability Project.
Aug 28, 2023 8:16 AM CDT
From May through July, the U.S. Department of Justice led enforcement actions against 718 individuals for offenses involving more than $836 million in alleged COVID-19 fraud.
Aug 25, 2023 11:42 AM CDT
A former East Texas judge has received a public reprimand after speaking to a murder suspect about his alleged affiliation with satanism without his attorney’s permission.
Aug 21, 2023 10:08 AM CDT
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