Sentencing/Post Conviction

3753 ABA Journal articles on Sentencing/Post Conviction.

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…

Group to send lawyers to help incarcerated teens

Young men in custody at a youth correctional facility in southern Illinois may soon have private attorneys to represent them in court after officials said they were concerned about their…

Does forensic hypnosis produce reliable evidence? 2 death row inmates say it’s junk science
Two Texas death row inmates are contending forensic hypnosis was wrongly used to put them behind bars.
After jury convicts him, man punches his lawyer and a courtroom brawl breaks out

Courtroom deputies used Tasers on three men following guilty verdicts in a Florida murder trial on Friday and after one…

Former New York Assembly speaker is convicted in retrial based on law firm referral fees
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted on federal corruption charges in his retrial Friday in connection with schemes that involved referral fees from law firms.
Former managing clerk at Simpson Thacher gets sentence reduced in insider trading scheme

A former managing clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett had nine months shaved off his sentence for insider trading.

The former clerk, 44-year-old Steven Metro, was resentenced Wednesday to 37…

Former judge with too-perfect performance reviews admits faking anxiety to get pension
A former New Hampshire judge who blamed his faked performance reviews on panic attacks compounded the problem when he cited mental health issues to receive a disability pension.
Art behind bars: Creative programs for inmates help change the narrative
Creative expression programs in detention centers include a memoir-writing class for Cook County Jail detainees awaiting trial for violent offenses.
Appeals court stymies bid to regulate high cost of prison phone calls
After 14 years of pleas, the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 made a rule capping rates for in-state prison phone calls. But the affected telecommunications companies sued—and in June 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed them a victory. The court said the FCC overstepped its statutory authority when it regulated in-state calls, and that the way it set the rates was “hard to fathom.”
SCOTUS to hear inmate’s claim that rare medical condition would make execution particularly painful

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider the case of a Missouri inmate who contends a rare medical condition would make being put to death by lethal injection…

Lawyer gets 20 years over bizarre incident involving bolt cutters, a machete and hazmat suits

An Alabama lawyer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison based on allegations that he wore a hazmat suit while he threatened a man with bolt cutters and struck…

Justice of the peace pleads guilty to tampering in connection with faked petition signatures

A Texas justice of the peace has pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with government records after he was accused of faking voter signatures to get on the ballot.

Texas lawyer gets 10-year sentence for $26M workers’ comp conspiracy
A Texas lawyer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in a scheme to defraud the government out of $26 million by submitting phony claims for medical equipment in claims submitted to the Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation.
Inmate, 83, is executed in death of federal appeals judge

An 83-year-old inmate executed Thursday for a 1989 mail bombing that killed a federal appeals judge is the oldest person put to death in the modern era of capital punishment,…

9th Circuit to appoint special prosecutor to oppose pardoned Arpaio
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.

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