20089 ABA Journal Criminal Justice articles.
The median starting salary for public defenders is $63,638, according to information supplied by public defender offices in larger cities throughout the United States.
Oct 21, 2021 12:16 PM CDT
Federal prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for two lawyers who pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single charge in a Molotov cocktail attack on an empty New York City police car during racial justice protests.
Oct 21, 2021 11:28 AM CDT
The chief judge of Colorado’s 5th Judicial District has been charged with felony menacing in an incident allegedly involving an "AR-15 style rifle."
Oct 21, 2021 10:42 AM CDT
A public defender is a public official who must prove actual malice in his defamation lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union for a blog post calling him “crooked,” the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.
Oct 20, 2021 12:51 PM CDT
For the second year, the ABA is asking members to join in its efforts to address significant issues that affect their communities.
Oct 19, 2021 2:29 PM CDT
In two summary reversals Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for police officers who kneed a suspect with a knife and fatally shot another man wielding a hammer.
Oct 18, 2021 10:44 AM CDT
An app that connected traffic-ticket defendants with lawyers was engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 4-3 decision.
Oct 15, 2021 3:14 PM CDT
Lawyer censured for seeking no-show pay
Lawyer Laura Cail, of Rensselaer County, New York, has been censured for filing false time sheets to collect more than $12,000 for work that…
Oct 15, 2021 1:44 PM CDT
Troubles continue to mount for well-connected South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, who faces new charges alleging he stole settlement money intended for the sons of his late housekeeper.
Oct 15, 2021 10:38 AM CDT
A federal judge found Washington, D.C., jail officials in civil contempt Wednesday for failing to promptly forward medical records of a U.S. Capitol riot defendant with a broken hand to federal officials who would approve surgery.
Oct 14, 2021 1:03 PM CDT
A Dallas judge is recommending a new trial for a Jewish death row inmate after finding the judge who presided over his trial used offensive terms to describe Jewish people and the inmate in particular.
Oct 14, 2021 9:16 AM CDT
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, County Attorney John Coughlin told a judge Tuesday that prosecutors are overwhelmed with “crushing” caseloads of 150 cases per piece and a backlog of 1,000 cases in the Manchester, New Hampshire, office.
Oct 13, 2021 2:50 PM CDT
A tough-talking juvenile court judge in Rutherford County, Tennessee, established a policy requiring arrested elementary schoolchildren to be taken to the juvenile detention center for screening before charges were filed—even if the charges were minor.
Oct 13, 2021 1:36 PM CDT
A Massachusetts inmate showed his displeasure by mooning the judge last week after she ordered him held without bail.
Justin MacLean, 37, may face additional charges for dropping his pants…
Oct 12, 2021 4:27 PM CDT
A district clerk in Brazoria County, Texas, divided up potential jurors by region and race to assemble jury venires, an “idiosyncratic system” that could potentially lead to thousands of over overturned verdicts.
Oct 12, 2021 1:21 PM CDT
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