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Cassell speaks at Utah State Legislature on bill that would include protection against electronic data searches in the Utah Constitution

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified at the Utah State Legislature earlier this week about a resolution that would ask voters to amend the state constitution to include electronic data such as emails, text messages and cloud storage in the section forbidding unreasonable searches.  The resolution, HCR9, was proposed by Rep. […]

Cassell testifies before Iowa Legislature in support of crime victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified on Jan. 31 before both the House and Senate Judiciary Subcommittees of the Iowa Legislature in support of a Crime Victims’ Constitutional Amendment.  Cassell, an expert on crime victims’ rights, explained how the proposal would help protect crime victims during the criminal justice […]

Cassell interviewed by Washington Post, National Public Radio about Larry Nassar case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed by the Washington Post and a National Public Radio affiliate in southern California about the Larry Nassar case.  Nassar, a doctor with USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to 40- to 175-year prison sentence for sexually abusing dozens of athletes.  Cassell, a victim’s rights advocate, […]

Cassell testifies on behalf of Marsy’s Law proposal in Florida

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified before a subcommittee of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission on Jan. 19 in support of a proposal to create a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights in the Florida Constitution.  The proposal, known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, would provide a set of enforceable rights […]

Cassell speaks on state constitutional protections for crime victims

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell recently spoke to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission about passing state constitutional protections for crime victims. Cassell’s research on the subject is available here:

U law professor: Child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify in preliminary hearings

A new amicus brief filed in the Utah Supreme Court today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell argues that child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify during preliminary hearings. In addition to Cassell, the brief was filed by Spencer Banks of the Utah Crime Victim’s […]

Cassell travels to Poland to present on legal practice in the U.S.

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell recently presented on legal practice in the U.S. and criminal law education at Kaminsky University in Warsaw, Poland.

Cassell presents on crime victims’ rights in Australia

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell recently traveled to Brisbane, Australia, where he presented to the National Victims of Crime Conference. The conference was sponsored by Griffith University.  Cassell spoke on the topic of “The Expansion of Crime Victims’ Rights in American Criminal Procedure.”

Cassell publishes op-ed on implied consent in aftermath of nurse arrest

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune recently exploring the legal issues behind the arrest of Alex Wubbels,  a Utah nurse arrested for refusing to draw blood on an unconscious patient at University Hospital.  Read the full op-ed here.  Cassell’s opinion piece was referenced […]

New research by Cassell featured in The Salt Lake Tribune

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was featured in The Salt Lake Tribune about his new research in the Boston University Law Review, “Still Handcuffing the Cops.”   Read The Salt Lake Tribune story here.   Cassell’s research was also featured in Utah Policy and in Newsmax.