Cassell to Testify Before House Subcommittee

On Thursday March 19, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell will testify before the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee regarding restitution for victims of federal child pornography crimes. Cassell will testify in support of the Amy and Vicky Act, recently introduced in the Senate by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  The Act makes […]

Cassell Quoted in LA Times on Utah’s Return to Execution by Firing Squad

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a March 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times article, “Q&A: Why Utah wants to revive execution by firing squad.” Cassell described Utah’s proposed legislation as “a common-sense backup plan.” “The first choice for an execution is lethal injection, in […]

Cassell on ABC News Nightline. Discusses Weldon Angelos and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Weldon Angelos was just 24 years old when he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for three marijuana sales. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of federal prisoners serving decades-long sentences for non-violent crimes, thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing laws created in the 1980s during America’s war on drugs. “I do think […]

Cassell Cited by U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. Dunn United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. February 10, 2015 — F.3d —- 2015 WL 525698 Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, possession of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography, and was ordered to pay restitution, 2013 WL 5572732. […]

Cassell Quoted in Washington Times Story on AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

Professor Paul Cassell is quoted in a January 4, 2015, Washington Times story, “Loretta Lynch questioned over secret deal depriving fraud victims of $40m.” In a 2013 letter to the House Judiciary Committee, Cassell said that Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, had failed to notify victims in a major […]

Cassell Quoted in Int’l Business Times on Eric Garner Matter

On December 4, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an article published in the International Business Times, “Eric Garner Death: How Will The Department of Justice Expedite Staten Island Police Killing Investigation?” Referring to the Garner case, as well as the recent […]

Cassell: “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible”

On December 2, 2014, the Washington Post published a blog post by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell titled, “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible.” “Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, so Brown never had the chance to tell his side of what happened. But standing next to Brown for much […]

Cassell Comments on Michael Brown Matter in NY Times, New Blog Post

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a November 30, 2014 article in The New York Times, “Raised Hands, and the Doubts of a Grand Jury,” about the Michael Brown matter and the events in Ferguson, Missouri. In the last two weeks, Cassell has […]

Cassell Quoted in Reason Magazine Column

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a recent Reason magazine column by Jacob Sullum, “Why Michael Brown’s Killer Would Have Been Acquitted.” Cassell is quoted about Tennessee v. Garner, the 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that established the permissive levels of deadly force […]

Cassell Publishes NY Times Op-Ed on Wrongful Convictions

On November 13, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the online forum of The New York Times. Cassell’s editorial, “The System Needs a Small Safety Valve for the Innocent,” is available here.