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Cassell’s work for victims in Epstein case highlighted on national stage

A case that University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point this week, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. Cassell, a nationally-renown crime […]

Cassell’s research cited in SCOTUS double jeopardy case

Earlier this month, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cited research by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell in his dissenting opinion in Gamble v. United States. Gorsuch called Cassell work part of “persuasive academic support” for the conclusion that the Double Jeopardy Clause forbids both the federal and state governments from prosecuting […]

Cassell quoted in The Atlantic about death row inmates

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in The Atlantic  in a story that examines whether capital-defense lawyers are making up claims at the last minute to protect their clients on death row. Read the full article here. 

Women’s Law Caucus hosts panel in conjunction with Start By Believing Day

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, a team of advocates and attorneys and several law students hosted a panel on April 3 titled “Protecting Victims from Systemic Under-Prosecution of Sexual Assault Crimes” in conjunction with  the 4th Annual Start By Believing Day – a day which aims to change the way […]

Guiora and Cassell testify at Utah State Legislature in support of proposed bystanders bill

Amos Guiora and Paul Cassell, both professors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, this week appeared at the Utah State Legislature to testify in support of H.B. 170, “911 Responsibilities in an Emergency.”  The bill would require bystanders to dial 911 when they have knowledge that another individual is in peril […]

Cassell quoted in Miami Herald on Marsy’s Law and withholding victim names in Florida bank shooting

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in The Miami Herald recently about a Florida police chief’s decision to withhold the names of some of the five victims killed in a bank shooting. Cassell spoke to the media about Marsy’s Law, which has been enacted in several states and […]

Cassell publishes new research on prevalence of wrongful convictions, concluding rate is lower than estimates

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell  in the Arizona Law Review explores the prevalence of wrongful convictions in America’s criminal justice system, concluding that it is much lower than previously estimated. Cassell’s first article – Overstating America’s Wrongful Conviction Rate? Reassessing the Conventional Wisdom About the […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. Goodman case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a closely watched case involving the circumstances under which the Constitution permits an accused sex offender to be denied bail pending trial.  The case, Arizona v. Goodman, involves a divided decision by the Arizona Supreme Court, […]

Cassell files petition in Utah Supreme Court alleging under-prosecution of sexual assault cases in Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court on Oct. 16 alleging four sexual assault cases in Utah were not prosecuted and should be prosecuted through the appointment of a prosecutor by the Utah Supreme Court. Cassell along with a team of attorneys filed […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in high-profile double jeopardy case of Terance Gamble

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the high-profile Terance Gamble case, in which he urges the high court  to reconsider the “dual sovereign” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. Cassell filed the brief with Stuart Banner of the UCLA Law […]