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Cassell quoted in The New York Times on Colombia/U.S war on drugs

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in The New York Times in a story titled, “The Secret History of Colombia’s Paramilitaries and the U.S. War on Drugs.” From a broader perspective, Paul G. Cassell, a former federal judge and an expert on victims’ rights, said international drug smuggling cases were generally treated […]

Cassell comments on 214 commuted federal inmates for RadioWest and others

On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates as part of an ongoing effort to release federal inmates serving prison terms deemed to be unduly harsh. S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, who sentenced some the convicted to mandatory life terms while serving as a U.S. District Judge, […]

Cassell issues statement on early prison release of Joe Alvarado

President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, setting a new record for the largest single-day grant of commutations in U.S. history. The move sets Obama apart as the president who has most used his constitutional clemency power to shorten the sentences of more federal inmates than any president in history since Calvin Coolidge. Many […]

Cassell featured in ABA Journal story 50 years of Miranda

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was featured in the August 2, 2016 edition of the ABA Journal. The story, titled “50-year story of the Miranda warning has the twists of a cop show,” details the history and impact of Miranda v. Arizona. Reflecting back on Dickerson after 16 years, Cassell believes Rehnquist’s line about Miranda being […]

Cassell quoted in National Law Journal on John Hinckley release

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in a July 28, 2016 story in the National Law Journal titled, “A Look at 30 Years of Lawyering That Helped Free John Hinckley.” “People had a hard time accepting the idea the someone who could pull off an assassination attempt as sophisticated as Hinckley’s […]

Nightline features S.J. Quinney’s Paul Cassell in segment on Weldon Angelos case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell appeared on ABC’s Nightline in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. The segment is available to view here. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 […]

Cassell presents “The Expansion of Victims’ Rights in American Criminal Procedure” at Tel Aviv conference

In June 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell presented his work at the Columbia Law School 10th annual criminal law conference at Ono Academic College, Tel Aviv. Cassell’s lecture was titled, “The Expansion of Victims’ Rights in American Criminal Procedure.” Read Cassel’s related paper titled “The Victim’s Rights Amendment: A Sympathetic, Clause-By-Clause Analysis” »

Cassell publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune on Angelos release and sentencing reform

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend about sentencing reform in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was […]

Cassell publishes in Washington Post on Brock Turner rape case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell published an op-ed online in the Washington Post addressing the sentencing of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who recently was ordered to serve just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a house party. “Something is amiss in California […]

Cassell quoted in media on release of Weldon Angelos from prison

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell fielded several media interviews over the weekend in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison […]