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Criminal Procedure

1661 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.

Senator Recants Restroom Plea

A U.S. senator who recently pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge that arose from a Minneapolis airport restroom sting operation is now recanting.

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) says…

8th Circuit: Resentence Wal-Mart Exec

A federal judge may have been too lenient in sentencing a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executive to five years of probation (including about two years of home confinement) in a…

Polygraph to Star in Reality TV Show

Get your remotes ready and TiVo set. America is about to see what has television viewers in Colombia and 23 other countries choosing their answers carefully.

Fox TV has announced…

Judge: Spector Lawyers Violated Rules

The judge in the ongoing Phil Spector murder trial has rebuked the music producer’s attorneys for a violation of discovery rules “so deliberate and so egregious” that it requires a…

Jurors Questioned re Masturbation Habits

Jurors were questioned about their own personal masturbation habits today at the outset of a Florida trial in which they must determine if a 20-year-old inmate is guilty of masturbating…

Judge: No Release from KPMG Defense

Lawyers for a defendant in the KPMG tax shelter fraud case signed on and can’t now sign off until the case reaches a final conclusion, a federal court judge says.

Interpreter Delay Spurs Dismissal

Prosecutors are appealing a Maryland judge’s decision to dismiss rape charges against a Liberian immigrant because of delays in finding an interpreter.

Judge Katherine Savage of Rockville dismissed the case…

Guyana Press Chat Breaks ‘Local’ Rule

A lawyer who spoke to reporters in Guyana about a New York case he was handling broke a local rule barring lawyers from making comments that could interfere with a…

Injunctions to Curtail Citizen Activities?

In a sign of the law enforcement times, two California judges were asked yesterday to issue injunctions that would prohibit 76 alleged gang members from hanging out in certain areas…

Milberg Lawyer: Charges Arbitrary

A former partner at the securities class-action firm Milberg, Weiss & Bershad contends in expanded court filings that government charges against him are arbitrary and vague.

Steven Schulman has been…

KPMG Judge Wavers on Dismissal

The federal judge overseeing the criminal prosecution of former KPMG partners appeared to waver on whether he would dismiss charges because of government conduct.

Judge Lewis Kaplan said on Monday…

Appeals Judge Seeks Secret Trials (Not)

A 7th Circuit judge reportedly created a stir amongst visitors from the Australian legal community at a recent Chicago conference, when he allegedly advocated secret trials for terrorists, among other…

Did Missouri Execute an Innocent Man?

A dozen years after Larry Griffin was executed, despite his continuing proclaimations of innocence, by the state of Missouri, there are major unanswered questions about whether he was actually guilty…

Cheney Pushed ‘Robust Interrogation’

Fare more so than has been realized until now, Vice President Dick Cheney was a key architect of the Bush administration’s plan to evade the Geneva conventions and at least…

Appeal of Contempt Ruling to No Avail; Will Phil Spector Lawyer Go to Jail?

A former defense lawyer for music producer and murder defendant Phil Spector may soon be headed for the slam.

Sara Caplan had been held in contempt by the trial judge…

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