Sentencing/Post Conviction

4094 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

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…

Funding Innocence

Get-out-of-jail-free cards come easily in the game of Monopoly, though by chance.

Ex-CEO Scrushy Sentenced

Former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy has been sentenced to almost seven years in prison for paying a bribe to obtain a spot on a state board that regulates hospitals.

U.S.…

Israel Prez Admits Sex Offenses, Resigns

In a controversial plea bargain denounced by women’s rights activists, the president of Israel has agreed to step down from office immediately and plead guilty to sexual harassment and abuse…

Is Libyan Innocent in Lockerbie Case?

A “miscarriage of justice” may have resulted in the conviction of a Libyan intelligence agent in the 1988 Lockerbie airliner bombing, requiring that he be granted a new appeal by…

No Bond for GA Youth in Child Sex Case

There will be no bond for a young Georgia man sentenced to a 10-year term in a controversial child sex case, despite an offer by 11 entrepreneurs to pay $1…

Law-and-Order Libby Judge Under Fire

The product of a strict childhood under an authoritarian father, U.S. Dist. Judge Reggie Walton expects those who do the crime to do the time.

And that includes Lewis “Scooter”…

Hotel Heiress: Jail Changed Me

Serving three weeks in jail for probation violation has changed her, making her more religious and encouraging her to turn over a new leaf after her release yesterday, Paris Hilton…

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