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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 […]

Cassell interviewed by Washington Post, National Public Radio about Larry Nassar case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed by the Washington Post and a National Public Radio affiliate in southern California about the Larry Nassar case.  Nassar, a doctor with USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to 40- to 175-year prison sentence for sexually abusing dozens of athletes.  Cassell, a victim’s rights advocate, […]

Cassell testifies on behalf of Marsy’s Law proposal in Florida

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified before a subcommittee of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission on Jan. 19 in support of a proposal to create a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights in the Florida Constitution.  The proposal, known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, would provide a set of enforceable rights […]

Cassell speaks on state constitutional protections for crime victims

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell recently spoke to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission about passing state constitutional protections for crime victims. Cassell’s research on the subject is available here:

U law professor: Child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify in preliminary hearings

A new amicus brief filed in the Utah Supreme Court today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell argues that child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify during preliminary hearings. In addition to Cassell, the brief was filed by Spencer Banks of the Utah Crime Victim’s […]