Criminal Justice News This Week (week of 09-21-20)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 "The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg’s pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom."
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in art and words "Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court Justice who died at age 87 on Friday, was a favorite for artists around the world to portray. Here’s several of her most famous quotes paired with modern portraits."
‘Discretion Is Not Unfettered’: 6th Circuit Pulls Trial Judge Off Case for Refusing to Follow Its Ruling "A panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ordered that a man be resentenced and his case reassigned to a different district judge after the trial court refused to give the man a new sentence in line with a prior ruling from the circuit."
Crackdown on PPP Fraud Is Precursor for More Charges and Investigations, Lawyers Say "Defense lawyers say they are getting calls from PPP loan recipients who have been contacted by investigators, or fear they may face charges."
Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal "Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction."
Florida man cleared of rape and murder convictions after 37 years in prison "After 37 years behind bars, a Florida man was formally cleared on Monday of a 1983 rape and murder which DNA evidence proved he did not commit. Robert DuBoise was convicted at a trial that relied on a testimony from an unreliable jailhouse informant and faulty bite-mark analysis. He was released from prison last month."
US Supreme Court Says October's Arguments Will Be Telephonic "The court said it would 'continue to closely monitor public health guidance in determining plans for the November and December argument sessions.'"
More than half of all wrongful criminal convictions are caused by government misconduct, study finds "Misconduct can be intentional or unintentional, but either way innocent people are found guilty"
Seventh Circuit Examines Lifetime GPS Tracking of Sex Offenders "The Seventh Circuit on Friday weighed the intrusiveness of a Wisconsin statute that institutes lifetime GPS monitoring of certain convicted sex offenders against the necessity of preventing further offenses from that particular class of criminals.”