This post is from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center’s annual report findings on legislation enacted to restore certain rights to individuals who have gone through the criminal law system.
We highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the use of acquitted conduct in sentencing decisions, when a sentencing court must consider a defendant’s juvenile status as a mitigating factor, and compassionate release under the First Step Act.
Using the Corporate Prosecution and Sentencing Model for Individuals: The Case for a Unified Federal Approach
This essay explores the different approaches the Department of Justice and Sentencing Commission have taken to individual and corporate defendants and explain why aspects of the corporate model should apply to individual cases as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic is imposing typically rural practice constraints on the United States’ urban and suburban criminal court systems. This “ruralization” of criminal practice offers lawyers, policymakers, and researchers a window into the challenges and opportunities that inhere in rural systems.
The Death Penalty Information Center has released its year-end report on “The Death Penalty in 2020.”
The Marshall Project recently posted an article detailing what the future of criminal justice could look like under the Biden administration.
As criminal courts around the United States suspended in-person proceedings, virtual hearings, where parties appear through videoconference or teleconference technology, have allowed courts to remain in session while reducing the danger to public health. Courts at all levels, from small municipal courts to the U.S. Supreme Court, have been hearing arguments remotely.
Susan A. Bandes of DePaul University College of Law published “The Death Penalty and the Misleading Concept of ‘Closure’” on The Crime Report.
This Article critically evaluates responsibility for administering capital punishment through the lens of non-delegation. It analyzes state court decisions upholding broad legislative delegations to agencies and identifies common themes in this jurisprudence.
This new fact sheet examines (pre-COVID) female incarceration trends.