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Cassell to present oral argument on victims rights in murder case of five-year-old victim

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – For Immediate Release from Paul Cassell Today Professor Paul Cassell will present oral argument through the University of Utah Appellate Clinic to the Arizona Court of Appeals in a crime victims’ rights case.   Cassell will represent Kris Eberle, whose five-year-old son Josh Eberle-Martinson was (according to criminal charges filed) murdered by […]

Migrant Women Project featured in local news

As part of International Women’s Week, the College of Law’s Migrant Women Project led by Professor Erika George was featured on local news. The project examines the problems faced by migrant woman in the United States with specific reference to Utah and the Wasatch Front region. The associated paper also offers recommendations to address gender-based violence on […]

Student event on human trafficking draws media and wide participation

On February 19, 2016, the Social Justice Student Initiative hosted the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium. The event focused on bringing to light the harsh reality of at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth who are recruited, forced, and coerced into sex trafficking. “It’s so important that we don’t stop talking about this. This is the fastest growing criminal enterprise […]

Cassell Publishes SL Trib Op-Ed Praising Shooting Victim Rusty Jacobs

On November 2, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune about East Millcreek homeowner Rusty Jacobs, who was shot and killed last week in an confrontation with Jesse Bruner, who allegedly had been trying to break into Jacobs’ home. Cassell praises Jacobs, writing, “The dictionary definition of a ‘hero’ is ‘one who […]

Cassell Files Brief Urging Reinstatement of Assault Charges Against Soccer Star Hope Solo

Professor Paul Cassell joined attorney Rebecca Roe and Meg Garvin in filing a brief urging that domestic violence charges against U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo be reinstated.  In the brief filed Friday in King County Superior Court, Cassell and the other lawyers argued that a lower court decision dismissing the charges was “unsupported” […]

Cassell Wins Victory for Child Pornography Victims

Today Professor Paul Cassell won an important court victory for child pornography victims seeking to prevent additional copies from being made of images depicting them during court proceedings.  Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the District of California held that the Adam Walsh Child and Protection Safety Act of 2006 permitted […]

Cassell Quoted in Washington Times Story on AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

Professor Paul Cassell is quoted in a January 4, 2015, Washington Times story, “Loretta Lynch questioned over secret deal depriving fraud victims of $40m.” In a 2013 letter to the House Judiciary Committee, Cassell said that Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, had failed to notify victims in a major […]

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 […]

The New York Times Magazine features work by Professor Cassell

A cover story article in the Sunday, January 29, 2013 edition of New York Times Magazine featured legal work by Professor Paul Cassell on behalf of child pornography victims referred to pseudonymously as “Amy” and “Vicky.”  The article describes Cassell’s pro bono work in pursuing restitution for these victims in federal appeals courts across the country through […]