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Supreme Court Allows States to Use Lethal Injection Drugs Not Made in the US

The Supreme Court ruled that states can now use the a previously approved lethal injection drug even if the drug is not manufactured in the United States. The Court had previously approved the use of a certain drug that was…

Appeal Denied—OJ Simpson to Remain Behind Bars

OJ Simpson will remain behind bars for the foreseeable future after the Nevada Supreme Court declined to overturn his 2008 conviction. Simpson was convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced to 9-33 years at a state prison. He appealed…

Should Judges Know What Sentences Cost a State?

Post by Randall Ryder In most criminal cases, the case can be divided into two parts: deciding liability and deciding the penalty. Sentencing guidelines provide judges with recommend guidelines (or some cases, mandatory sentences). The guidelines also give judges discretion in…

Should Judges Know What Sentences Cost?

 Post by Randall Ryder In most criminal cases, the case can be divided into two parts: deciding liability and deciding the penalty. Sentencing guidelines provide judges with recommend guidelines (or some cases, mandatory sentences). The guidelines also give judges discretion in…

Judge Questions Defendant’s Mental State in High Profile Child Abduction Case

A California judge has temporarily stopped criminal proceedings against Phillip Garrido. Garrido and his wife face a variety of charges related to kidnapping a child and raising her under captivity for almost two decades. The judge based his decision on…

Irrelevant? Judge Reprimanded for Extraneous Comments During Sentencing

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reprimanded a United State District Court judge for comments he made during a sentencing hearing and ordered a new sentencing hearing for the defendant. The judge was sentencing a drug dealer and during…

Explicit Lyrics? Defendant Jailed for Making YouTube Video About Judge

US Army Sergeant Franklin Delano Jeffries II grew weary and frustrated with a custody battle for his daughter and took to YouTube to voice his frustrations. That video, however, has landed him in hot water and resulted in a new…