Cassell Quoted in Reason Magazine Column

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a recent Reason magazine column by Jacob Sullum, “Why Michael Brown’s Killer Would Have Been Acquitted.” Cassell is quoted about Tennessee v. Garner, the 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that established the permissive levels of deadly force […]

Cassell Publishes NY Times Op-Ed on Wrongful Convictions

On November 13, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the online forum of The New York Times. Cassell’s editorial, “The System Needs a Small Safety Valve for the Innocent,” is available here.

Cassell Participates in International Criminal Law Forum in China

  From October 24 – 26, Paul Cassell participated in the Changbai International Forum on Criminal Law at Jilin University School of Law in Changchun, China. On October 24, Cassell first addressed students at Jilin University about the issue of crime victims’ rights in American law.  On October 25 and 26, Cassell participated in the forum […]

Cassell Comments on Michael Brown Shooting in Interview and Blog

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, comments on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in an Associated Press story and a recent blog post

Cassell Interviewed by KSL, SL Tribune

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by KSL 5 and The Salt Lake Tribune about his defense of a former West Valley City police detective who was charged with manslaughter after he shot and killed a woman during an undercover drug investigation. Cassell wrote […]

Cassell Interviewed About ‘Exigent Circumstances’ after Officer Shoots Dog

On July 21, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed on KSL 5 for a story about a June 18 incident in which a Salt Lake City police officer shot and killed a dog while searching for a missing child. “Law enforcement officers generally know they […]

Cassell, Utah Appellate Clinic Appeal Lower Court Decision on Environmental Crimes to Fifth Circuit

May 14, 2014 – University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, with help from students at the University of Utah Appellate Clinic, today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit asking the court to overturn a district court decision awarding no restitution to twenty environmental […]

Hatch Co-Sponsors Bill to Strengthen Restitution Process for Child Pornography Victims

May 8, 2014 – U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R – Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D – New York) today introduced the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Act. According to a release issued by Hatch’s office, the legislation is designed “to create an effective, balanced restitution process for victims of child pornography that also […]

Utah Appellate Clinic Gets a Mixed Ruling in Supreme Court Decision Involving Victims’ Rights

April 23, 2014 — The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a mixed verdict in a Utah Appellate Clinic case that was argued before the Court by Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The Utah Appellate Clinic represented “Amy,” a victim of child pornography. The case turned […]

Downtown CLE: Arguing Before the U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Crime Victims

Recently, Professor Paul Cassell had the opportunity to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in an important crime victims’ rights case, United States v. Paroline. In this presentation, Professor Cassell will talk about the legal issues in that case, which involves a claim for sizable restitution filed by “Amy,” a victim of child pornography. He […]