1679 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.
The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to support the argument that federal criminal statutes do not require a New York defendant who was convicted for his role in a murder related to drug trafficking to be sentenced to mandatory consecutive sentences.
Jan 30, 2023 12:58 PM CST
A former associate at Pryor Cashman was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for helping a friend who tossed a Molotov cocktail into a vacant police car during 2020 protests in New York.
Jan 30, 2023 8:33 AM CST
In Anne Bremner’s work as a Seattle-based trial attorney, she saw a disturbing pattern—that high-profile cases often trending on Twitter challenge the concept “innocent until proven guilty,” as cases are tried online, as well as in courtroom proceedings.
Jan 25, 2023 9:04 AM CST
New Mexico’s involuntary manslaughter caselaw could raise obstacles for prosecutors who plan to charge actor Alec Baldwin and his armorer for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Jan 23, 2023 9:34 AM CST
Tulsa King stars Sylvester Stallone as a New York mafia capo recently released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence. Finally free, he is caught from left field with news that he’s being sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jan 23, 2023 8:43 AM CST
A juror who skipped a return court appearance to be considered as a juror in the trial of rapper Young Thug has been ordered to write a 30-page essay focusing on the history of jury service in Georgia.
Jan 18, 2023 9:11 AM CST
A suspended lawyer in Renton, Washington, who once sued two other attorneys for defamation is accused of stabbing one of the lawsuit defendants in the back last month.
Jan 17, 2023 3:31 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider what kind of mental state a speaker must have to be convicted for “true threats” that aren’t protected by the First Amendment.
Jan 17, 2023 2:24 PM CST
The Georgia prosecutor who will make the decision on whether to seek charges against former President Donald Trump or his allies is 51-year-old Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis, a former homicide prosecutor who now has a penchant for using the state’s broad racketeering law.
Jan 10, 2023 12:50 PM CST
A Mississippi inmate’s habeas appeal is doomed because of U.S. Supreme Court decisions remarking that federal courts have discretion to deny relief as “law and justice require,” a federal appeals court ruled last month.
Jan 5, 2023 8:54 AM CST
A good way for lawyers to build trust with incarcerated clients is recognizing that for some case details, clients probably have a better sense of things than the counsel.
Dec 26, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Feel like curling up next to the fireplace with a good read? ABA Journal Managing Editor Kevin Davis has curated a selection of our favorite feature stories that ran in the magazine and online in 2022.
Dec 23, 2022 8:40 AM CST
A New York lawyer was convicted Friday in a scheme
to recruit people to participate in staged slip-and-fall accidents and then to undergo unnecessary surgeries to increase the value of their claims.
Dec 20, 2022 9:05 AM CST
Updated: Three lawyers and a law professor figure prominently in criminal referrals of former President Donald Trump issued Monday by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack.
Dec 19, 2022 4:06 PM CST
Rudy Giuliani committed ethics violation in election suit, committee says
A hearing committee in Washington, D.C., made a preliminary finding Thursday that lawyer Rudy Giuliani committed at least one ethics…
Dec 16, 2022 3:00 PM CST
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