Sentencing/Post Conviction

4087 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

ABA Prez Seeks Ohio Death Penalty Halt

After a 30-month study, a group of legal experts associated with the American Bar Association called today for a temporary moratorium on enforcement of the death penalty in Ohio until…

Alleged Backdating Profit: $5 M for Ex-CEO

Prosecutors contend backdating of stock options by Brocade Communications ex-CEO Gregory Reyes cost investors $12 million and put an extra $5 million in his own pocket.

The government set out…

1000s Protest in Jena (and Elsewhere)

In a protest largely launched by bloggers that some are calling the dawn of a new 21st century civil rights movement, more than 15,000 people from around the country reportedly…

Indicted Milberg Founder Vows to Fight

Updated: Indicted today after years of investigation, the 72-year-old co-founder of what was once unquestionably the nation’s most prominent plaintiffs securities firm is vowing to fight the federal case that…

Time Served, Preacher’s Widow Gets Supervised Visitation

Although her request for custody was not granted, the Tennessee preacher’s widow who served less than a year in prison for killing her husband may have supervised visitation with her…

Pain-Patient Pardon Ends 25-Year Term

The wife of a disabled Florida man serving a 25-year sentence for trafficking in drugs–the medication he needs to suppress his pain–was stunned yesterday when the state pardoned him at…

Court to Parents: No Tough Love, No Cars

A lack of tough love has cost two Washington state parents their cars. Because they didn’t act quickly enough to snatch back their car keys from a son who apparently…

Judge’s Noise Punishment Fits Crime

When Judge Paul Sacco deals with violators of the Fort Lupton, Colo., noise ordinance, he fights fire with fire.

Those who transgress are required to listen for one hour to…

ACLU Backs Craig in Restroom Case

The ACLU has filed a supporting brief in Sen. Larry Craig’s effort to revoke his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge in a restroom sex sting.

The conviction violates…

Janet Reno, Music Mogul

The woman who became famous as the first female attorney general of the United States is now making a mark in an entirely different line of work: music production.

Janet…

Sen. Craig Gets Hearing on Plea Change

An embattled Republican Senator from Idaho will get a hearing later this month on his request to withdraw his guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge resulting from a Minnesota…

Prisons Tossing Religious Books

Prisons are dismantling collections of religious books as part of an effort to block access to materials that can be used by militant Islamic and other radical groups.

The Bureau…

Big-Name PI Lawyer Sentenced for Bribing Judges

A wealthy Biloxi lawyer and two former Mississippi judges were sentenced on Friday for taking part in a bribery scheme.

Lawyer Paul Minor was sentenced to serve 11 years in…

Ex-Enron CEO Files Appeal

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling has filed an appeal of his conviction and 24-year prison sentence for his role in the collapse of the former energy giant.

Defense lawyers are…

Court OKs Sleeping Judge at Jury Trial

Saying that a jury trial requires a judge’s physical presence rather than his attention, a divided Australian appeals court panel decided that a slumbering judge did not require retrial of…

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