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Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Attorneys with Disciplinary Records Part of Flaw in Pennsylvania’s Death Penalty System by David Reutter In February 2015, just a month into his term as Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on capital punishment in the state, calling it “error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.” [See: PLN, Feb. ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion 1062 (62915), New York State Bar Association, 2015 ETHICS OPINION 1062 New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion 1062 (6/29/15) Topic: Financing a law practice; crowdfunding websites. Digest: A law firm may engage in certain types of crowdfunding but not others. Any ...
Prominent Texas Capital Defense Attorney Suspended for a Year by David Dow has near-legendary status among death penalty attorneys in Texas. He works pro bono for clients whose lives literally depend on him; he takes their cases after they arrive on death row, often seeking to right the wrongs committed ...
Brief • July 12, 2016
Filed under: Attorney, First Amendment
Cruz et al v. English Nanny and Governess School et al, OH, Amicus Brief - ACLU OH, extrajudicial attorney speech sanctions, 2016 NAILAH K. BYRD CUYAHOGA COUNTY CUERK OF COURTS 1200 Ontario Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Court of Appeals MOTION Electronically Filed: May 13, 2016 17:00 By: RAYMOND VASVARI 0055538 ...
Publication • May 26, 2016
Filed under: Attorney, Pardons/Clemency
Pardon Attorney Leff Letter of Resignation, Office of the Pardon Attorney, January 31, 2016 A Y u.s. Department of Justice Office of the Pardon Attorney D Washingtoll, D.G. 20530 U SA The Honorable Sally Quillian Yates Deputy Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Wash ington, D.C. ...
Article • March 31, 2016
Holder Orders U.S. Attorneys Not to Use Appeal Waivers by Derek Gilna Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder followed up his announcement restricting the usage of 851’s to coerce plea bargains with an announcement directing, not suggesting, that all U.S. Attorneys refrain from asking for appeal and habeas waivers in ...
Publication • February 15, 2016
A Primer on the Law of Attorneys Fees, Urban Lawyer (Brown), 2005 663 A Primer on the Law of Attorney’s Fees Under § 1988 Mark R. Brown* MODERN CIVIL LITIGATION IN AMERICA generally proceeds under the assumption that plaintiffs and defendants must choose and pay their own lawyers. This “American ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Representing Police Office & Municipalities - A Conflict of Interest for Municipal Attorneys, Tell, 1997 65 Fordham L. Rev. 2825 Fordham Law Review May, 1997 Note *2825 REPRESENTING POLICE OFFICERS AND MUNICIPALITIES: A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FOR A MUNICIPAL ATTORNEY IN A § 1983 POLICE MISCONDUCT SUIT Nicole G. Tell ...
Article • October 19, 2015
CDCR Violates State Law by Outsourcing Prisoner Lawsuits to Private Attorneys by Joe Watson CDCR Violates State Law by Outsourcing Prisoner Lawsuits to Private Attorneys by Joe Watson The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has again lost a fight with the State Attorneys' Union over outsourcing prison litigation ...
Article • November 15, 2013 • from PLN November, 2013
Best Criminal Defense Pleading Ever! by Alex Friedmann PLN primarily reports on civil litigation involving prisons and jails rather than criminal cases. There are other resources that address criminal law; for example, Punch & Jurists (www.fedcrimlaw.com), which covers issues related to federal criminal cases. However, when we ran across a ...
Article • February 15, 2013 • from PLN February, 2013
New York Jail Profits from TV Ads by Joe Watson How does a small business like Chico’s Bail Bonds increase its odds of reaching its target demographic? By advertising to people who have just been arrested and jailed, of course. While being booked and photographed within hours of their arrest, ...
Article • March 15, 2011 • from PLN March, 2011
Safety Concerns of a Prisoner Rights Lawyer by by Jane Kahn As part of the small talk that happens during holiday gatherings and at other events during the year, people ask me what I do. My work involves representing California prisoners with severe mental illness. I am frequently asked whether ...
Article • July 15, 2010 • from PLN July, 2010
Convictions Upheld in Appeal of Lynne Stewart, Attorney to Blind Sheikh, but Case Remanded for Resentencing by Justin Miller On December 23, 2009, a federal appeals court upheld the convictions of disbarred defense attorney Lynne Stewart and criticized what it called a “strikingly low sentence” for her offenses, which were ...
Article • September 15, 2009
Behind Coleman v. Schwarzenegger - Profile of Prison Law Office attorney Donald Specter by Michael Hamden Behind Coleman v. Schwarzenegger September 30, 2009 Corrections Policy Examiner Michael Hamden (www.HamdenConsulting.com) Donald Specter: attorney in the public interest As many know, California’s prison system is grossly overcrowded and there have been repeated ...
Article • September 15, 2009
$20,000 Settlement to Attorney Attacked/Arrested by Guard in Courtroom by Washington State’s King County has paid $20,000 to settle the claim of attorney Nicholas George, who was attacked and arrested on August 22, 2002 by jail guards Floyd Drane and Bruce Lockhart. Despite not asking any other attorneys and knowing ...
Settlements You Can't Sign: Ethical Implications of Chicago's Machinery of Denial by Craig Futterman By Craig B. Futterman, Jason E. Huber, and Pier Petersen1 Introduction On February 28, 2006, Carlos Salazar,2 a Latino construction worker in his early 40s, had just picked up his mother from a health clinic on ...
Article • April 15, 2009
Florida Supreme Court Rules Secondary Public Defenders Office Constitutional by The Supreme Court of Florida has ruled constitutional the creation of a back-up to the public defenders office. The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc. filed suit, alleging that the state had violated article V, section 18 of the ...
$3 Million Jury Award in Wrongful Termination of Washington Prosecutor by A jury in Washington’s King County awarded a fired prosecutor $3,075,170. The lawsuit by Barbara Corey charged that she was wrongfully terminated by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office in 2004. At the time of her firing, Corey was number ...
Nassau County Attorney's Representation Of Assistant D.A. Terminated For Suspicion by Nassau County (New York) and District Attorney Dennis Dillon appealed an order granting reimbursement for private counsel obtained by Assistant District Attorney Marie Salem in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 defamation suit. The County also appealed a protective order ...
Article • February 15, 2009
Nevada Seeks Non Judicial, Independent Appointment of Public Defenders by The Nevada Supreme Court ordered the creation of an Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) in 2007 to study and make suggestions regarding concerns for the selection, appointment, compensation, qualifications, performance standards and caseloads of public defenders. The Public Defender's Office was ...
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