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27 Jan 2015, 8:25 am
"Judging from known exonerations in 2014, the legal system is increasingly willing to act on innocence claims that have often been ignored: those without biological evidence or with no perpetrator who can be identified because in fact no crime was committed; cases with comparatively light sentences; and judgments based on guilty pleas by defendants who accepted plea bargains to avoid pre-trial detention and the risk of harsher punishment after trial," the report states.Read the… [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 7:55 am
"  I do not know why I qualified that sentence with the word "often," but the point is that there are better ways to recover from a crisis than to imagine that doing the exact opposite will achieve the exact opposite results, no matter how much circumstances have changed.At the time that I wrote that post, I would have imagined that depression-level unemployment and continued austerity in any country would have led to a near-term political explosion. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 7:50 am by Andrew Wetzler
As the value of wildlife products has skyrocketed, low fines and minimal prison sentences under federal law make it increasingly worth the risk for wildlife traffickers, who stand to gain millions in illegal profits. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 7:32 am
The second conviction bumps the limits to a fine between $1,000 and $2,000 with a maximum jail sentence of nine months in jail. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 6:56 am by Sarah Klein
Supreme Court has rejected a first appeal of the conviction of a Texas man against his verdict and death sentence over the killing of a grandmother. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 6:35 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Aging prisoners drive rising prison health budgetThanks to long sentences and unforgiving parole policies, expect this meme to become repetitive over the next few years: "Texas prison budget feels strain as age of prisoners keeps rising. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 4:00 am by Doug Jasinski
SERIAL is a 12-episode non-fiction investigative reporting series that explores a 15-year old teenage murder case in Baltimore, and questions whether or not the jilted boyfriend convicted in the case and now serving a life sentence was in fact wrongfully convicted. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 2:16 am by sally
‘Modern sentencing procedure is complex, and the law that governs it is unclear and difficult to understand. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 2:06 am by Scott Bomboy
It rejected automatic sentencing to death, and said death sentences can’t be characterized by “arbitrariness and capriciousness. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 10:03 pm by Joe O'Neill
 “I help witnesses insert short gaps of silence between phrases and sentences. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 9:05 pm by John Mesirow
As reported by The Guardian An Italian father who forced his teenage daughters to ski competitively and eat a macrobiotic diet because he was concerned they were too fat has been found guilty of abuse and sentenced to nine months in prison. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 5:20 pm by Michel-Adrien
It is not the aim of this project to interfere with mandatory minimum sentences or with sentencing tariffs in general. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 4:59 pm by Widrig Law PLLC
The Father subsequently filed contempt charges in Davidson County Tennessee due to the Mother non adherence to the parenting plan and the Mother was found guilty of two (2) counts of criminal contempt by the Davidson County Tennessee Circuit Court and she was sentenced to seven (7) days in jail with the court staying execution on all but two days. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 3:41 pm by Spring & Spring
The jury acquitted our client of negligent operation, which is a crime that carries a potential jail sentence and a driver’s license suspension. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 3:31 pm by Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.
Maiorino is facing two counts of sexual battery by a law enforcement officer with a firearm, armed kidnapping, and a bribery-type offense; if convicted he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 1:46 pm by Ronald Mann
[I suppose that contracts instructors will be horrified that the Court supported the last sentence with a citation to Williston as its preferred authority on contract law!] [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 1:05 pm by rexsecuritieslaw
. , 74, of California was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $17.4 million. [read post]
26 Jan 2015, 12:50 pm by R. Pepper Crutcher, Jr.
  Notwithstanding the preceding two sentences, no more than 501 hours of       service during employment break periods in a calendar year are required to be excluded (under the first sentence) or credited (under the second sentence) by an educational organization, provided that this 501-hour limit does not apply to . . . special unpaid leave. 26 CFR § 54.4980H-3(d)(6)(ii)(B). [read post]