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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. 106 more words


Former military medic sentenced to 9 months in jail for sexual assault, breach of trust

A former military medic will spend nine months behind bars after being found guilty of touching and looking at women’s breasts unnecessarily during enrolment exams at recruitment centres. 433 more words


We first exposed Kenny Chatman. He tried to sue us for it.

When The Palm Beach Post first wrote about corrupt drug treatment center owner Kenny Chatman – a year before his arrest – the story exposed Chatman as a liar, fraud and potential sex trafficker. 486 more words


Sentencing is Where it's at in Federal Court

I had a sentencing in federal court today. My client was charged with obtaining cough medicine with fraudulent prescriptions and received  a “middle of the Guideline sentence” of nine months in prison. 251 more words

From The Trenches

Supreme Court will ask the CJEU to define "trial" within the Framework Decision on European Arrest Warrants

In this judgment, Minister for Justice & Equality v Lipinski, the Supreme Court held it necessary to make a reference to the Courts of Justice of the European Union on the scope of “trial” within Article 4a of the Framework Decision on European Arrest Warrants. 522 more words

European Arrest Warrant

On release why does punishment continue?

Sentencing removes many from society and places them in Prison.

But what happens when they are released back?

With their belongings in a bag and a small grant off they go back to the society that removed them in the first place. 404 more words

Criminal Justice System

States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough

Louisiana has the nation’s highest incarceration rate. But this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a deal to reduce sentences and the prison population, saving millions annually. 58 more words

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