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Criminal Procedure

1682 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.

Deja Vu: Same Case, New Charge

A man who served 20 years for shooting a Philadelphia police officer has now been charged with homicide in the same 40-year-old case.

William J. Barnes, 71, was charged Sunday…

Moussaoui v. The United States

How due process thwarted a courtroom jihad

Disorderly Conduct is Hot Legal Topic

Legal experts are discussing the elements of a disorderly conduct conviction with the zeal one might expect of appellate attorneys conferring over a death penalty case, as the scandal over…

Fed’l Judge: Execute Inmates Efficiently

California’s death row is not only the biggest in the nation but perhaps the most backlogged. The average prisoner waits nearly 20 years to be executed, and, since capital punishment…

Judge Axes Confession, Pretrial, Under New IL Law

In a ruling hailed by defense advocates as proof that an unusual new law is working, an Illinois judge has made a pretrial ruling that a woman’s videotaped murder confession…

Craig Plea Issue Ended By Call to Resign?

Updated: Given the difficulty of withdrawing a guilty plea, Sen. Larry Craig is unlikely to succeed in his apparent effort to do so.

The Republican lawmaker from Idaho announced yesterday…

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…

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