Sentencing/Post Conviction

4086 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

Irked Judge Upholds Libby Commutation

In what a well-known U.S. Supreme Court blog describes as “a 10-page opinion bristling with actual and implied criticism” of President George W. Bush’s commutation of the 30-month prison term…

21 Months for Hamas Lie

A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago grocer to 21 months in prison for lying about his ties to Hamas.

Muhammad Salah also received a $25,000 fine, 100 hours…

Defendants: No Jail for Libby; Why Me?

Updated: A former top aide to the vice president of the United States didn’t have to serve time for lying to a federal grand jury. So why should I?

That…

UK Bomb Plotters Sentenced

Four men convicted in an unsuccessful attempt to bomb the London mass transit system were sentenced today to life in prison.

Judge Adrian Fulford said the attacks were part of…

Celebrities Support Convicted Killer

The upcoming execution of a man who says he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer has drawn international attention.

Courts have refused to allow death-row inmate Troy Anthony…

Libby Probation OK, Briefs Say

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby may be sentenced to two years of supervised release in spite of President Bush’s commutation of his prison sentence, prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed in court…

Milberg Changes Name, Fights On

Milberg Weiss & Bershad has changed its name to simply Milberg Weiss following a guilty plea by ex-partner David Bershad.

Now Bershad will cooperate in the investigation of the embattled…

Case Over for NJ Man Jailed 22 Years

A New Jersey man jailed for 22 years after being convicted of murdering his former girlfriend’s two children has been freed and will not face new charges after a DNA…

Bush Breaks Routine in Libby Case

When he was governor of Texas, George W. Bush generally exercised his power to grant clemency only when actual innocence had been demonstrated.

Bush explained his philosophy in his 1999…

Atty to Get 33 Months for Steroids Leak

A San Francisco lawyer who disclosed grand jury testimony by professional baseball players about alleged steroids use has agreed to a plea bargain that involves 33 months in jail.

Troy…

UK Web Jihad Case Linked to US Fraud

Most Americans probably don’t think they have a personal link to a terrorism case that resulted in lengthy prison terms today for three London residents who ran Web sites promoting…

Jihadist Jailed for Internet Use in UK

Updated: A self-proclaimed jihadist has been jailed in Britain, along with two accomplices, based solely on his use of the Internet, in the first such terrorism case.

A 10-year prison…

‘Libby Motions’ Likely

President Bush sounded a lot like a criminal defense lawyer when he gave his reasons for commuting the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

They are typical complaints about the…

Commuted Sentence Within Guidelines

Updated: Sentencing experts note that President Bush’s decision to commute the 30-month sentence of former aide I. Lewis Libby Jr. is at odds with the Justice Department’s usual stance in…

Libby Loses Bid to Stay Sentence

Updated: A federal appeals court has refused to delay the prison sentence for former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, increasing pressure for a pardon.

The U.S. Court of…

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