Category: Criminal Law

Criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes. Their public counterparts are the prosecutors and district attorneys who represent the interests of the state in the prosecution of those accused of crimes. Both types of criminal lawyers deal with fundamental issues of the law and personal liberty. They defend many of the basic rights considered crucial to the preservation of a free and just society.

As part of the "throw everything against the wall and see if anything sticks" strategy of attacking capital punishment, two notorious California murderers ...

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Murderer Seeks to End Appeals:  A Mississippi man sentenced to death for the murder of his estranged wife has asked that his appeals be halted and his ...

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The California Supreme Court decided today in People v. Superior Court (Smith), No. S225562 that the District Attorney may obtain otherwise confidential ...

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Murder/Rapist Executed:  A Texas criminal who murdered a man and raped his wife in 1993, was put to death Tuesday without incident.  Hanna Wiley of ...

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Trudy Jean Darby Find-A-Grave: Trudy Jean DarbyMan Convicted of 1991 Killing of Missouri Convenience Store Clerk Dies in PrisonState of New Jersey v Jess Rush ...

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Paul Cassell has this post at the Volokh Conspiracy: On Friday, President Trump signed into law the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance ...

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The bill titled the First Step Act is coming up for a vote in the Senate as early as the end of this week, Natalie Andrews reports for the WSJ. As I explained ...

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This morning in United States v. Stitt, No. 17-765, the U.S. Supreme Court returned once again to the perennial problem of sentencing repeating criminals based ...

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Grover Cleveland was President twice. Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense twice. Now William Barr is poised to be Attorney General for a second time.The ...

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Victims Walter Harvey Shrout, 43 Becky Shrout, 44 Kristen Shrout, 14 Lauren Shrout, 12 Find-A-Grave: Walter Harvey ShroutFind-A-Grave: Rebecca Johnson ...

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