20576 ABA Journal Criminal Justice articles.
A prosecutor described cellphone video and gun residue on a raincoat Wednesday to support his contention that once-prominent South Carolina lawyer
Alex Murdaugh killed his wife, Maggie, and son Paul.
Jan 26, 2023 11:13 AM CST
In Anne Bremner’s work as a Seattle-based trial attorney, she saw a disturbing pattern—that high-profile cases often trending on Twitter challenge the concept “innocent until proven guilty,” as cases are tried online, as well as in courtroom proceedings.
Jan 25, 2023 9:04 AM CST
A federal judge in Florida has ruled that the 11th Amendment prevents him from ordering the reinstatement of a reform prosecutor suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Jan 24, 2023 8:54 AM CST
New Mexico’s involuntary manslaughter caselaw could raise obstacles for prosecutors who plan to charge actor Alec Baldwin and his armorer for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Jan 23, 2023 9:34 AM CST
Tulsa King stars Sylvester Stallone as a New York mafia capo recently released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence. Finally free, he is caught from left field with news that he’s being sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jan 23, 2023 8:43 AM CST
A former judge in Chicago has been disbarred after he was accused of trying to kiss a police officer, asking a court reporter about the cost of sex, and making demeaning remarks about a prosecutor.
Jan 20, 2023 9:19 AM CST
A professor at the Emory University School of Law is under fire after he tweeted that the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was “basically a klansman.”
Jan 18, 2023 12:35 PM CST
A security officer shot and wounded a man who approached him with sharp objects outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Jan 18, 2023 11:23 AM CST
A juror who skipped a return court appearance to be considered as a juror in the trial of rapper Young Thug has been ordered to write a 30-page essay focusing on the history of jury service in Georgia.
Jan 18, 2023 9:11 AM CST
A suspended lawyer in Renton, Washington, who once sued two other attorneys for defamation is accused of stabbing one of the lawsuit defendants in the back last month.
Jan 17, 2023 3:31 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider what kind of mental state a speaker must have to be convicted for “true threats” that aren’t protected by the First Amendment.
Jan 17, 2023 2:24 PM CST
A man convicted as a minor in 1964 for killing and raping a teen girl in Germany has pleaded guilty to the 1973 murder of a Stanford law librarian.
Jan 13, 2023 1:30 PM CST
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives had no authority to issue articles of impeachment against progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner because his alleged wrongdoing didn’t satisfy constitutional requirements, a state appeals court has ruled.
Jan 13, 2023 11:45 AM CST
A St. Paul, Minnesota, man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl is free after an assistant prosecutor trying the case allegedly lied about the content of a note passed to her during trial.
Jan 10, 2023 3:21 PM CST
The Georgia prosecutor who will make the decision on whether to seek charges against former President Donald Trump or his allies is 51-year-old Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis, a former homicide prosecutor who now has a penchant for using the state’s broad racketeering law.
Jan 10, 2023 12:50 PM CST
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