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23 Jul 2012, 1:42 pm by Elie Mystal
Will the punishment for suspected shooter James Holmes have more to do with the prosecutor than with his alleged crimes? Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Aurora Colorado Shootings, Carol Chambers, Crime, Death Penalty, James E. Holmes, James Eagan Holmes, James Holmes, Murder, Shootings [read post]
23 Jul 2012, 2:39 pm by Staci Zaretsky
* The easiest way to stop James Holmes from becoming a celebrity and inspiring copycats is to stop trying to monetize the Aurora killings to turn a profit with ad revenue, but Professor David Kopel says it in more elegant terms. [Volokh Conspiracy] * Of course there’s a law school death watch list. Now, it would be nice to think that these law schools would shut down, but there are still people willing to fill the seats. You should’ve known better than to assume a silly thing like employment… [read post]
24 Jul 2012, 3:30 pm by Staci Zaretsky
* Will consultation with victims’ families determine whether James Holmes deserves the death penalty? You could probably consult with a wall to make that determination and get the same result. [PrawfsBlawg] * Just like that, with incredible ninja-like speed, someone has already filed a negligence suit against the Aurora Century 16 Theater where the shootings took place. [Gawker] * And no, sorry to disappoint you, but notwithstanding his self-admitted teeny peeny, we don’t think that James Holmes… [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 6:05 am by Staci Zaretsky
* “I’ve been a restaurant waitress, a hotel hostess, a car parker, a nurse’s aide, a maid in a motel, a bookkeeper and a researcher.” This SCOTUS wife was well-prepared to give a graduation speech at New England Law. [Huffington Post] * Sniffling over lost profits is the best way to get a court to take your side. Biglaw firms have asked the Second Circuit to consider reversing a decision in the Coudert Brothers “unfinished business” clawback case. [Legal Intelligencer] * James Holmes,… [read post]
5 Jun 2013, 6:06 am by Staci Zaretsky
* Meow! An ethics complaint has been filed against Judge Edith Jones, the judicial diva herself, over insensitive comments about race and the death penalty that she made at Penn Law. [San Antonio Express-News] * In the pissing contest over judicial confirmations, it’s fair to say that Obama’s recent nominees to the D.C. Circuit won’t receive a hearing, much less be confirmed, any time soon. [WSJ Law Blog (sub. req.)] * Nobody likes patent trolls, not even the president. Obama went… [read post]
7 Jan 2013, 9:26 am by Shaun Kaufman
As a U.S. citizen, you have the right to observe public court proceedings There are dozens, if not hundreds of people who want to sit in the Arapahoe County Justice Center courtroom where the James Holmes preliminary hearing is taking place. So many people, in fact, that the overflow (well over 200) will be in two large rooms in the courthouse watching on video monitors. One of those overflow rooms is only for victims and their families. However, if you want seating in a public area,… [read post]
21 Jul 2012, 12:37 pm
The awful shooting in Aurora, Colorado has generated a predictable conversation regarding gun control. News articles, blog pages, and social media are buzzing about the perils of the US gun culture... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks. [read post]
1 Apr 2013, 12:48 pm by WSJ Staff
Ashby Jones talks about prosecutors’ decision to seek the death penalty against James Holmes, accused of killing 12 last year in an Aurora, Colo., movie-theater rampage. [read post]
20 Jul 2012, 10:17 am by Elie Mystal
As we process the Aurora, Colorado shootings, focusing on gun laws seems to miss the point… Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Aurora, Aurora Colorado Shootings, Barack Obama, Colorado, Colorado Shooting, Gun Violence, Guns, Guns / Firearms, James Holmes, Politics [read post]
3 Aug 2012, 2:45 pm by Christopher Danzig
Who could face liability in the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting? Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Aurora Colorado Shootings, Aurora Snow, Barry Pollack, Batman, Colorado, Dr. Lynne Fenton, Guns / Firearms, James Holmes, Miller & Chevalier, Murder, Professor John Banzhaf, Violence [read post]
21 Jul 2012, 12:37 pm by
The awful shooting in Aurora, Colorado has generated a predictable conversation regarding gun control. News articles, blog pages, and social media are buzzing about the perils of the US gun... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks. [read post]
20 Jul 2012, 1:57 pm by Christopher Danzig
A fashion company makes an embarrassing Twitter blunder. Basic research is important, people. Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Aurora, Aurora Colorado Shootings, Colorado, Colorado Shooting, Gun Violence, Guns, Guns / Firearms, James Holmes, Politics, Quote of the Day, Rank Stupidity, Social, Technology, Twitter, Twittering, Whoops [read post]
1 Apr 2013, 8:30 am by WSJ Staff
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against James Holmes, accused of 12 first degree murders and scores of other crimes in a mass shooting at a movie theater near Denver last July, they said in a court hearing in Centennial, Colo. Read the WSJ story here. “For, James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” District Attorney George Brauchler said. In March, Judge William Sylvester had entered a simple plea of not guilty for Mr. Holmes over objections from his lawyers, who said they… [read post]
20 Jul 2012, 10:52 pm by pgbarnes
 Some guy walks into a movie theater and shoots 71 people … It sounds like a joke waiting for a punch line. But the joke is America’s lack of credible gun control and the inane theory advanced by America’s gun lobby that the U.S. Constitution guarantees any American the right to own an AR-15 assault rifle. James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, burst into a Colorado movie theater’s screening of The Dark Knight Rises, set off tear gas canisters and… [read post]
31 Jul 2012, 5:58 am by Christopher Danzig
* Jason Cai, the software engineer convicted in the spring of murdering a young attorney, was sentenced today to life in prison without parole and ordered to pay more than $700,000 to the slain woman’s family. [Mercury News] * An appeals court revived a discrimination lawsuit filed by a woman against her employer. And nobody cares. Wait, hold on a sec. Her employer is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. What, what, whaaaat? [WSJ Law Blog] * James Holmes, the man accused of last week’s… [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 3:46 am by Arkady Bukh
James Holmes appearance in Arapahoe County Justice CenterEveryone seems to have an opinion about James Holmes, the now infamous Dark Night Rises gunman. Speculations made by “expert psychologists” are airing incessantly on nearly every news channel in the US. The general consensus is that Holmes is indeed suffering from some sort of mental health issue and will almost undoubtedly be pleading insanity. However, legal experts are saying James Holmes will probably get the death penalty of his… [read post]
19 Nov 2013, 6:00 am by smathur
There was recently an interesting development in the much-anticipated James Holmes case. Holmes is currently facing 152 criminal charges following the July, 2012 shooting spree at a Colorado cinema, that left 12 people dead and 70 injured, and his trial is due to begin in February, 2014. He had filed a motion to suppress records obtained from his pages on the sites AdultFriendFinder.com and match.com. On both profiles, Holmes had supposedly posed the question “Will you visit me in… [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 5:24 am by Benjamin Wittes
Carrie Cordero, Georgetown’s Director of National Security Studies and a former Justice Department official, writes in with the following ruminations concerning lone wolf terrorist offenders: No one really wants to talk about the lone offender. If the violent events and subsequent reactions to those events in recent years are any indication, the law and policy communities would much prefer to mourn the dead, look for missed signs and signals, and then quickly move on to… [read post]