Criminal Procedure

1438 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.

Lawyer is arrested in Capitol assault after Facebook bragging
A Georgia lawyer who was arrested Friday for alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6 had bragged on Facebook about taking control of the Capitol “in a hand to hand hostile takeover," prosecutors say.
Afternoon Briefs: Execution carried out despite COVID-19 claim; 9 charged in Flint water crisis

COVID-19 claim doesn’t stop execution of drug trafficker

Drug trafficker Cory Johnson was executed Thursday for his role in the slayings of seven people after the U.S. Supreme Court refused…

Who will defend Trump in second impeachment trial? ‘He’s not going to get the A team,’ one prof says
As President Donald Trump looks for lawyers to defend him in a second impeachment trial, some suggest that he might be struggling in the effort.
Illinois lawmakers pass sweeping overhaul to criminal justice system
The Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday passed sweeping criminal justice reforms that include the elimination of cash bail and a requirement that police officers in the state wear body cameras.
Former Michigan governor is charged in Flint water crisis; is conviction a longshot?
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect in decisions that caused lead to contaminate the water supply for Flint, Michigan.
House introduces article of impeachment accusing Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment that accuses President Donald Trump of “incitement of insurrection.”
Georgia lawyer in Capitol assault says mob was patriotic and heroic
Americus, Georgia, lawyer McCall Calhoun was among the first people to enter the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Afternoon Briefs: First female judge will head Cook County Criminal Court; 2 firms cancel merger

First female judge will preside over Illinois criminal court

Judge Erica Reddick was appointed as presiding judge of the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago on Monday, marking the first…

There will be blood: COVID-19, coup d’etat and capital punishment

As America is left reeling from the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the infamous last days of Donald J. Trump’s presidency will be remembered for lawlessness, incitement and a…

Study examines decline in civil and criminal jury trials and how to bring them back
While judges and lawyers view jury trials as slower, less predictable and less cost-effective than other forms of case resolution, they also view them as fair and prefer them over alternatives, according to a national study released in December by the ABA Commission on the American Jury.
State supreme court calls prosecutor’s courthouse campaigning an ‘exploitation of the judicial system’
The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a man's murder conviction Thursday after finding that the prosecutor improperly campaigned in the courthouse during the trial.
Serial killings are waning, leading to speculation about the cause
The number of serial killings surged in the 1980s and has been dropping ever since.
Tough calls: Innovative rap album recorded from prison helps sound the alarm about predatory phone charges

Global Tel Link is one of the biggest players in the prison telecommunications industry that connects calls between jail and prison inmates and the outside world. GTL is how Drakeo the Ruler was able to lay down the vocal tracks for his mixtape while he was being held in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail pending retrial.

Afternoon Briefs: At least 86 judges reject election claims; granddaughter of Biden joins BigLaw

At least 86 judges reject election claims

At least 86 judges have rejected claims by President Donald Trump or his supporters in election lawsuits, according to a count published Dec.…

Does CBS series ‘All Rise’ realistically portray the pandemic-plagued legal system?

“Every time I walk into a crowded area with a large number of masked individuals, I have to remind myself this isn’t some Orwellian dimension; this is reality,” writes Oklahoma lawyer Adam Banner.

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