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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 […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of victims’ rights in death penalty case

A new amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court this week by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and Allyson Ho of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP outlines the harmful effects for victims’ family members that occur when there are delays in death […]

Cassell interviewed by New Yorker about victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell recently appeared in an article by The New Yorker addressing victims’ rights. The article, “The Rise of the Victims’-Rights Movement,” can be read in its entirely here.

Study on Chicago homicide spike by Cassell and Fowles cited in speech by U.S. Attorney General

Research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell  was cited in a recent speech by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which has led to renewed national media attention about the study in recent days. Cassell and University of Utah economics professor Richard Fowles used an econometric analysis to conclude that the 2016 spike […]

Cassell publishes op-ed in Salt Lake Tribune exploring lessons on legislating from Justice Scalia and Dr. Seuss

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled “Lessons on legislating from Justice Scalia and Dr. Seuss.” Read the full commentary here.  Cassell also was quoted in an unrelated Salt Lake Tribune story related to victim’s rights titled “A woman was shocked to […]

New study by Cassell on cause of Chicago homicide spike attracts national attention

New research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has attracted national media attention in recent days. Cassell will present his new research on April 4 at the University of Illinois College of Law . In the study, Cassell and University of Utah economics professor Richard Fowles used an econometric analysis to conclude that […]

University of Utah researchers identify link between Chicago homicide spike and decline in stop-and-frisk policing

A crushing wave of homicides swept through Chicago in 2016, leading to intense discussion over how to stop the bloodshed. As broader discussion over how to curb gun violence continues across the nation, a pair of University of Utah researchers have found a link between the 2016 spike in Chicago homicides and a decline in […]

Cassell speaks out against bill to overturn decision in State v. Strief in Utah state courts

University of Utah. S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified before the Utah House Judiciary on Feb. 27  in opposition to H.B. 392, which would have overturned the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Strief, as applied in Utah state courts.  S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate alumnus Tyler Green successfully argued […]

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 […]