19816 ABA Journal Criminal Justice articles.
Mar 30, 2021 12:26 PM CDT
It’s been nearly nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life without parole for juveniles violates the Eighth Amendment. It’s been five years since it held in Montgomery v. Louisiana that its 2012 decision was retroactive. In that time, Amy Breihan has helped seek second chances for prisoners in Missouri who were younger than age 18 when they were sentenced to life behind bars.
Mar 30, 2021 8:56 AM CDT
Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask
Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…
Mar 29, 2021 4:39 PM CDT
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President Joe Biden promised criminal justice reforms but has had to balance competing interests between progressives and moderates as he finalizes his Cabinet.
Mar 29, 2021 10:18 AM CDT
Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, after ProPublica investigated the practice, some legislators want to revoke the statute.
Mar 29, 2021 9:50 AM CDT
California judges must consider defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail, ruling says
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to keep criminal defendants behind bars simply…
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Because of a Tennessee court fight regarding ‘armed career criminals,’ men who had been released from prison were sent back
Mar 26, 2021 9:19 AM CDT
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Real people suffered as a result of web detectives’ resolve in their “investigation” in the Elisa Lam case.
Mar 25, 2021 11:04 AM CDT
Federal judge warns of trying Capitol riot case in media
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia on Tuesday warned prosecutors about trying a U.S. Capitol riot…
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