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Cassell presents “The Expansion of Victims’ Rights in American Criminal Procedure” at Tel Aviv conference

In June 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell presented his work at the Columbia Law School 10th annual criminal law conference at Ono Academic College, Tel Aviv. Cassell’s lecture was titled, “The Expansion of Victims’ Rights in American Criminal Procedure.” Read Cassel’s related paper titled “The Victim’s Rights Amendment: A Sympathetic, Clause-By-Clause Analysis” »

Cassell publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune on Angelos release and sentencing reform

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend about sentencing reform in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was […]

Cassell publishes in Washington Post on Brock Turner rape case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell published an op-ed online in the Washington Post addressing the sentencing of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who recently was ordered to serve just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a house party. “Something is amiss in California […]

Cassell quoted in media on release of Weldon Angelos from prison

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell fielded several media interviews over the weekend in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison […]

Cassell on Weldon Angelos’ release: ‘We shouldn’t rely on serendipity in a federal criminal justice system that prides itself on rationality and justice.’

Weldon Angelos, whose name in the past decade has often been at the center of national public policy discussions related to mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenders, has been released from prison and has returned home to Salt Lake City. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell in February asked […]

Child pornography law and its consequences subject of new book by Hessick

A new book by University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick hits the shelves this week. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences examines child pornography law and its consequences in an effort to clarify the questions and begin to formulate answers. In the book, experts in law, sociology and social work focus […]

Cassell to present oral argument on victims rights in murder case of five-year-old victim

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release from Paul Cassell Today Professor Paul Cassell will present oral argument through the University of Utah Appellate Clinic to the Arizona Court of Appeals in a crime victims’ rights case.   Cassell will represent Kris Eberle, whose five-year-old son Josh Eberle-Martinson was (according to criminal charges filed) murdered by […]

Cassell and top prosecutors advocate sentencing and corrections reform

On Friday, April 8, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell presented minimum mandatory sentencing reform ideas to U.S. Senate staff. ### Press Release from U.S. Justice Action Network Top Prosecutors Advocate Sentencing and Corrections Reform as Good Conservative Policy Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Justice Action Network with partner organizations Right […]

Cassell, ’84-’85 clerk for Scalia, praises his interpretation of constitution

Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune in a story titled, “Utah lawyers, politicians praise Scalia for upholding original meaning of Constitution.” Cassell clerked for Justice Scalia in 1984-1985. “He was one of the most brilliant jurists that has ever served on the Supreme Court,” said Cassell, who clerked for Scalia in […]

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 […]