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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 […]

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 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, […]