Sentencing/Post Conviction

3713 ABA Journal articles on Sentencing/Post Conviction.

Former BigLaw partner gets prison time in insider trading scheme

A former partner at Foley & Lardner has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison for making stock trades based on confidential information from his law firm’s…

Juror tells judge he didn’t want to convict Martin Shkreli’s BigLaw lawyer

Jury deliberations in the trial of former BigLaw lawyer Evan Greebel were “a complete mess,” according to a juror affidavit.

The jury was unanimous when it convicted Greebel on…

Supreme Court holds guilty plea doesn’t bar Second Amendment challenge; Gorsuch joins Breyer opinion
A criminal defendant who pleads guilty doesn’t inherently waive the right to challenge the constitutionality of the statute under which he was convicted, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Embattled attorney general is embroiled in Republican battles amid uneasy relationship with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bearing the brunt of Republican anger as he clashes with the legislative and executive branches of government.

President Donald Trump has long expressed his dismay…

Retired judge who told teen he would die in prison urges SCOTUS to review and reverse her sentence
A retired Missouri judge says she “deeply regrets” sentencing a youth to 241 years in prison for his role in two armed robberies committed at age 16, and she hopes her decision will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Woman pleads guilty to using judicial ruse to steal $116K from state supreme court

A Louisiana woman received a suspended sentence on Monday after pleading guilty to stealing $116,000 from the state supreme court while working as a payroll supervisor.

Misty Corb, 38, of…

Former BigLaw partner, an alleged ‘prolific money launderer,’ sentenced to 7 years in prison

A former BigLaw partner has been sentenced to seven years in prison for laundering $2.1 million through multiple accounts, including his attorney trust accounts.

Raymond Juiwen Ho, a 48-year-old Washington,…

DOJ should consider whether new charging policy is likely to achieve justice, ABA House says

In accordance with the ABA’s long-standing support for prosecutorial discretion and sentencing reform, Resolution 108C asks the Department of Justice to reconsider the guidelines laid out in a…

ABA House passes measure urging curbs on solitary confinement: ‘This is inhumane’

The ABA House of Delegates approved a call to curtail the use of solitary confinement.

Legislatures were urged to draw up laws allowing solitary confinement “only in exceptional cases as…

Discovery of chemical on legal papers leads to inmate strip searches after lawyer visits

The discovery of chemical-soaked legal paperwork has led jailers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to order strip searches of inmates after they meet with attorneys.

Jail officials discovered the soaked papers…

Larry Nassar is sentenced in second Michigan case; judge says he is in denial
Sports doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday in a second Michigan case to 40 to 125 years in prison for sexually molesting young gymnasts during medical treatments.
Judge won’t punish victims’ dad for charging at Larry Nassar; lawyer blocked the attack

A judge in Eaton County, Michigan, said Friday there is “no way” she would use her contempt power to punish a father who charged at former sports doctor Larry Nassar…

Teen in Slender Man case is sentenced to 40 years in psychiatric hospital

A Wisconsin teen who pleaded guilty to trying to kill a friend to curry favor with the fictional Slender Man character was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital…

ABA-supported criminal justice efforts considered by Congress
Since the Second Chance Act was signed into law in 2008, more than 700 grants have provided employment training, education, housing and other support for over 137,000 former inmates transitioning back to community life after completing their sentences.
Supreme Court stays execution of Alabama man in judicial override case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday granted a stay of execution to an Alabama inmate who contended a judge’s override of jurors’ life-in-prison recommendation is unconstitutional.

The stay of…

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