Caren Harp, a former prosecutor and public defender in Arkansas and a law professor at Liberty University, speaks about her role as Administrator of the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention in a recent LA Times interview.
New Hampshire is now the 21st U.S. state to have abolished capital punishment. State legislature voted to override a veto by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday, May 30.
Criminal trials have virtually disappeared in many federal courtrooms. According to a recent U.S. Sentencing Commission report, “[i]n recent years, 97 percent of federal defendants convicted of a felony or Class A misdemeanor offense are adjudicated guilty based on a guilty plea rather than on a verdict at a trial.”
In a recent episode from Consumer Finance Monitor Podcast, host Alan Kaplinsky interviews ALI Council member Steven O. Weise of Proskuer Rose about the criticism of the Restatement from businesses and consumer advocates.
On May 22nd at the 96th Annual Meeting, members of The American Law Institute voted to approve the Tentative Draft of Principles of the Law, Data Privacy. Wednesday’s vote marks the completion of this project.
At this year’s Annual Meeting on May 20, members of The American Law Institute voted to approve the Proposed Final Draft of Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor–State Arbitration. Yesterday’s vote marks the completion of this project.