Criminal Justice

18029 ABA Journal articles on Criminal Justice.

Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson, convicted for transporting white woman across state lines

President Donald Trump granted a rare posthumous pardon to the first black heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, in a case in which he was convicted of transporting a white woman…

US intends to call Akin Gump lawyer in Manafort trial; lawyers seek to block storage unit evidence

Lawyers for Paul Manafort learned Wednesday that the government plans to call a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to testify in the trial of President Donald Trump’s…

Prosecutors say use of condoms manufactured outside state made sex crime a federal offense

A former Chicago police officer who pleaded guilty last week to the sex trafficking of a minor was charged with a federal crime partly because the condoms he used were…

FBI overestimated the number of encrypted phones while arguing for workarounds
The FBI has admitted that it overestimated—by potentially 550 percent, sources say—the number of cellphones investigators cannot access due to encryption.
Ex-Fisher & Phillips partner gets life sentence, says he spoke ‘telepathically’ with slain wife

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his wife from the back seat of the SUV…

Was this a gay panic defense? Legal experts weigh in on controversial verdict
That a Texas man avoided murder and manslaughter penalties in his conviction for killing a neighbor has spurred a debate: Did he get away with the controversial “gay panic” legal defense?
Business partner of Michael Cohen reportedly agrees to cooperate with prosecutors
A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government.
Judge orders teen to pay nearly $37M in restitution for starting wildfire

An Oregon judge has ordered a teen to pay $36.6 million in restitution for tossing fireworks in the Eagle Creek Canyon last September and sparking a wildfire that spread to…

Groundbreaking lawyer who won bus desegregation ruling dies at 104

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, a groundbreaking Washington, D.C., lawyer who persuaded the Interstate Commerce Commission to issue a ruling banning racial segregation on buses has died at 104.

Roundtree died Monday…

Apps used to stalk can endanger domestic violence victims, but may be hard for lawyers to access
There are hundreds of cell phone apps that can be used for stalking a current or former romantic partner—and they may be hard to access by attorneys who work with victims.
San Francisco district attorney to use algorithm to aid marijuana expungements

The San Francisco district attorney’s office announced it will use an algorithm to help determine expungement eligibility for those with some marijuana convictions going back to the mid-1970s.

“When the…

Justice Department to examine Trump’s claim of FBI surveillance of campaign
Updated: The Department of Justice says its inspector general will look into President Donald Trump's claim Sunday that his campaign was the target of infiltration or surveillance by the FBI.
Alleged owners of charged in extortion scheme, face extradition to California
The four alleged owners and operators of have been arrested and are pending extradition to California.
More police departments move to encrypt police scanner communications

Police communications can be monitored on scanners purchased from electronics stores and apps that broadcast police communications from across the country.

Some listeners are criminals or police enthusiasts who race…

Trump tweets about possible campaign informant, while Giuliani isn’t sure
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday about a possible FBI informant in his campaign, but his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said neither he nor the president knows for sure if it really happened.

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