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Cassell featured in Washington Post, ABC News and other media outlets on Weldon Angelos case

National media on Tuesday covered University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell‘s request to President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2004 in connection with selling marijuana. In a letter sent to Obama on Feb.9, Cassell, a […]

Cassell asks Obama to commute 55-year sentence of Weldon Angelos

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2004 in connection with selling marijuana. In a letter sent to Obama today, Cassell, a former federal judge who […]

Cassell elected to American Law Institute

Professor Paul Cassell today was elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. “I’m very excited to be able to play a small part in the ALI’s law reform efforts, including the model penal code and related efforts,” […]

Cassell comments on POTUS Executive Order on background checks for gun purchases

Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in the Deseret News in a January 5, 2016 story titled, “Gun show owners unclear what Obama orders mean for buyers, sellers.” University of Utah law professor Paul Cassell said at least a couple of Obama’s executive orders on guns appear “extremely problematic” and that he expects lawsuits over them. […]

Cassell Appears on C-SPAN’s Show, Landmark Cases Miranda v. Arizona

Professor Cassell was on C-SPAN 3 in the series Landmark Cases Miranda v. Arizona Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. Cassell and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discussed the 1966 Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, in which the Court ruled that suspects must be informed of their right against self-incrimination and their right to consult with an […]

Cassell comments in New York Post on controversial Scalia remarks

Professor Paul Cassell commented in a New York Post story titled, “Justice Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students.” “I just think he’s a pull-no-punches kind of guy,” said Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and former Scalia clerk who also served as a federal judge. “He’s also got a very sharp mind […]

Cassell Authors Washington Times Op-Ed, “Fairness for All”

December 2, 2015 – S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell authored an op-ed with Brett Tolman and Eric Benson in the Washington Times. The commentary, titled “Fairness for All,” addresses the need for criminal justice reform to improve law enforcement and public safety. As Congress gets closer to passing federal criminal justice reforms, […]

Cassell Publishes SL Trib Op-Ed Praising Shooting Victim Rusty Jacobs

On November 2, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about East Millcreek homeowner Rusty Jacobs, who was shot and killed last week in an confrontation with Jesse Bruner, who allegedly had been trying to break into Jacobs’ home. Cassell praises Jacobs, writing, “The dictionary definition of a ‘hero’ is ‘one who […]

Cassell Files Brief Urging Reinstatement of Assault Charges Against Soccer Star Hope Solo

Professor Paul Cassell joined attorney Rebecca Roe and Meg Garvin in filing a brief urging that domestic violence charges against U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo be reinstated.  In the brief filed Friday in King County Superior Court, Cassell and the other lawyers argued that a lower court decision dismissing the charges was “unsupported” […]

Cassell Quoted on KUTV about Recusal of Federal Judges

On Monday, September 14, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell was quoted on the recusal of judges in the Recapture Canyon ATV ride case. “It’s unusual to have this many recusals,” said former federal judge Paul Cassell, now a professor at the University of Utah Law School. “I think basically what the judges are trying to do […]