19218 ABA Journal Criminal Justice articles.
The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended the removal of a Sullivan County judge accused of ordering the jailing and handcuffing of litigants for contempt without following procedural safeguards.
Mar 27, 2020 3:33 PM CDT
The foster care system, built on frequent movements of children from one home to another
and regular in-person supervision, has been especially wracked with confusion and dread by the coronavirus crisis.
Mar 27, 2020 9:52 AM CDT
General counsels are overloaded with COVID-19 emails and webinar invites
Corporate clients are inundated with emails and webinar invitations from law firms offering information on the novel coronavirus, according to…
Mar 26, 2020 4:36 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a jailed protester in Oregon who turned over nearly $31 to her jailers and was repaid upon release with a fee-laden debit card.
Mar 26, 2020 12:44 PM CDT
The $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill
passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes more than $1 billion for criminal justice needs, including protective gear for prisons and teleconferencing equipment for the federal judiciary.
Mar 26, 2020 11:43 AM CDT
I’ve talked with many disappointed individuals following a “ride-along” with law enforcement. The most common complaint is the lack of “action” during the experience. I’m sure there are plenty of…
Mar 26, 2020 9:33 AM CDT
ABA: Exempt legal services from any US stay-home order
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez says legal services should be deemed essential and exempted from any national stay-home order. “The American…
Mar 25, 2020 4:05 PM CDT
Ophelia Davis, of Columbia, South Carolina, says she doesn't know if she'll see her grandson again. That's not just because she's in the demographic most vulnerable to the coronavirus—she's 67, has an autoimmune disease and is currently struggling with a cough that she thinks is just the pollen. It's also that her grandson is in juvenile detention, and as has been happening across the country
, the jail where he's confined has indefinitely ended all visits between families and their children.
Mar 25, 2020 9:50 AM CDT
US News’ ranking methodology is the cheese for law school rat race, report says
The U.S. News & World Report’s annual law school rankings rely on categories including law school…
Mar 24, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
As coronavirus spreads through Florida, Jack McFarland is urging officials at Madison Correctional Facility to prepare a separate dorm for himself and other older prisoners. At 64, McFarland has spent the last 28 years in prison, and his age puts him at a higher risk of serious complications should he become infected.
Mar 24, 2020 3:25 PM CDT
Judges must take steps to ensure individuals have the ability to pay before threatening incarceration, revoking probation, exercising contempt powers and similar conduct, says a recent ethics opinion from the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Mar 24, 2020 12:16 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the due process clause doesn’t require states to offer a traditional insanity defense based on a defendant’s inability to distinguish right from wrong.
Mar 23, 2020 11:45 AM CDT
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Sunday evening ordered the temporary release of inmates in county jails in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 23, 2020 11:20 AM CDT
ABA president says LSC needs extra money for COVID-19 issues
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez is asking Congress to provide a supplemental appropriation for the Legal Services Corp. The cash…
Mar 20, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
Three prosecutors in Utah recently resigned amid an internal investigation into free Utah Jazz tickets they received from a defense lawyer who had appeared opposite them.
Mar 20, 2020 12:10 PM CDT
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