1129 ABA Journal Criminal Procedure articles.
A group of defense lawyers in South Carolina has filed a motion to quash 904 indictments issued by a grand jury in one day in June.
Aug 8, 2018 2:29 PM CDT
With just a couple of dollars, courts and public defenders can keep people from being arrested.
Court date reminders sent to defendants via text message are an inexpensive, simple intervention being tested across the country.
Jul 17, 2018 7:10 AM CDT
I’m fascinated with the fascination over the true-crime genre. It allows audiences to see the unfairness of a system which, too often, keeps its secrets in the shadows.
Jul 9, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
A bill in the California legislature could curtail felony murder prosecutions in the state.
Jul 5, 2018 11:27 AM CDT
The Indiana Supreme Court has reinstated a voluntary manslaughter charge against a man whose attorney-client conversation was recorded during a break in police questioning, then transcribed and distributed to prosecutors.
Jul 3, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to dismiss a money laundering charge against Paul Manafort and refused to exclude evidence seized from his storage unit.
Jun 22, 2018 1:32 PM CDT
Federal prosecutors dismissed all charges against seven inauguration protesters and reduced charges against three others after a Washington, D.C., judge criticized the government for withholding undercover videos recorded by an activist group.
Jun 1, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
Advocates have dubbed New York’s discovery scheme the blindfold law, arguing that the lack of information requires defense counsel to prepare for trial, or advise clients about plea bargains, without ever seeing the evidence.
May 1, 2018 1:45 AM CDT
As violent crime in New York City peaked from 1988-1991, policy makers were desperate for ways to combat and prevent it. In 1994, a new theory was embraced by the…
Apr 25, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
For more than a decade, state court systems have been chronically underfunded
. The ABA’s Task Force on the Preservation of the Justice System has called it
“one of the most critical issues facing the legal profession.” But rather than support courts and the justice system through general tax revenue, states are increasingly relying on criminal fees and fines
charged to defendants.
Apr 19, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
A federal appeals court will appoint a special prosecutor to argue that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for criminal contempt should stand, despite his pardon by President Donald Trump.
Apr 17, 2018 12:19 PM CDT
Police in North Carolina are using search warrants to collect cellphone location data of individuals near a crime scene.
Mar 27, 2018 1:26 PM CDT
After her DUI charge was dropped, Julie Cantu thought her nightmare was over. Then, she went on a date.
Mar 27, 2018 9:23 AM CDT
Chicago’s chief federal judge ensured that spectators didn’t leave his courtroom while he announced Monday that he was “reluctantly” denying a motion to toss the charges against eight people charged in stash-house robbery stings.
Mar 12, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
For nearly two decades, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West were the go-to experts who Mississippi law enforcement and prosecutors relied on when there was a potential homicide. Hayne performed the bulk of the autopsies in the state, while West was a dentist who touted his skill in bite-mark analysis and his pioneering use of UV light on human skin to detect trace markings he claimed he could match to objects. But after years of investigations and countless testimonies from the men, their claims of expertise began to fall apart—and wrongful convictions began coming to light.
Mar 7, 2018 8:05 AM CST
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