Sentencing/Post Conviction

4093 ABA Journal Sentencing/Post Conviction articles.

Convicted Governor Blames Karl Rove for Recommended 30-Year Prison Term

The controversy over alleged White House politicization of the federal prosecution process has moved beyond concern about the perhaps politically motivated dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys to a new issue–the…

Mandatory Sentence Laws Harsh, Unfair, Federal Judge Tells Congress

Federal laws requiring federal judges to impose mandatory minimum sentences can be unfair and unduly harsh, and certain individual laws are especially objectionable, the chair of the Judicial Conference Committee…

Strangers Offer $1 M Bond to GA Teen

Eleven entrepreneurs have offered to pay a $1 million cash bond to free a Georgia teen who has been serving a 10-year sentence in a controversial child sex case.

Due…

Crime to Pay for Paris Hilton? Hotel Heiress Offered $1 M for Interview

At least for the moment, it looks like crime may not pay for Paris Hilton. Reportedly offered between $750,000 and $1 million for her first post-incarceration interview after she is…

Sentencing Guidelines ‘Here to Stay’

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday reinforces the impact of sentencing guidelines, deemed to be advisory in an opinion two years ago.

The court held that appeals courts…

Court Supports Guidelines Sentences

Appeals courts may presume that a sentence within federal guidelines is reasonable, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

Such a presumption does not violate the Sixth Amendment right to a…

No Apology by Convicted Fashion Writer

A former fashion writer has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison for raping a colleague.

Peter Braunstein made his first public statement about the crime before…

White Lawyer Takes Misdemeanor Plea; Black Youth Faces 20-Year Prison Term

Their crimes, arguably, are quite similar. Both were accused of shooting at another person. Both say they didn’t. And, fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in either case.

But the resulting…

Ex-Enron Executive Sentenced

The former CEO of Enron’s broadband unit was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for misleading investors.

Kenneth Rice will also pay a $50,000 fine and forfeit more than…

Activist Backs Plea in Teen-Sex Case

The attorney for a youth sentenced to 10 years in prison for consensual teen sex is battling with a community activist over defense tactics.

The Rev. Markel Hutchins told reporters…

Defendant Freed With Help of Ex-Wife

The ex-wife of a convicted murderer worked for 15 years to overturn his conviction, saying she took action because she knew he was innocent.

The Wall…

Georgia Supremes Accept Teen-Sex Case

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear prosecutors’ appeal of a tossed sentence in a teen-sex case.

On June 11, a state judge overturned a…

Judge Refuses Stay of Libby Sentence

A federal judge says he will not delay a prison sentence for former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby while he appeals his conviction for lying to investigators.

U.S.…

No Girlfriend Allowed, Defendant Told

A Canadian judge has ordered a 24-year-old man to stay away from intimate relationships for the next three years.

Justice Rhys Morgan said he issued the order to protect the…

Libby Judge Threatened

A federal judge says he received threats of harm after sentencing former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to 30 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton…

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