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 Quoted on KUTV about Recusal of Federal Judges

On Monday, September 14, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell was quoted on the recusal of judges in the Recapture Canyon ATV ride case. “It’s unusual to have this many recusals,” said former federal judge Paul Cassell, now a professor at the University of Utah Law School. “I think basically what the judges are trying to do […]

Utah Valley University to Honor Cassell for Public Service

On September 28, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell will be honored for his public service at Utah Valley University’s 4th Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration. Hosted by the the UVU Academic Counseling Center, the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club, and UVU’s University Prelaw Advisor Eileen Doyle Crane, the event “highlight[s] public service […]

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 […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]

Cassell Appears on HBO’s Last Week Tonight

On July 26, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell appeared on the John Oliver program Last Week on HBO. A clip (at 9:54 in the program) of Cassell’s earlier appearance on ABC News was reused and he was quoted about the Weldon Angelos case. Click here to view the program. *broadcast includes adult language*

Cassell to Testify on Victims’ Rights Before House Subcommittee

On Friday, May 1, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell will testify before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, in support of House Joint Resolution 45. Introduced by Rep. Trent Franks from Arizona, House Joint Resolution 45 is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would protect crime victims’ rights throughout the criminal justice […]

Cassell to Testify Before House Subcommittee

On Thursday March 19, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell will testify before the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee regarding restitution for victims of federal child pornography crimes. Cassell will testify in support of the Amy and Vicky Act, recently introduced in the Senate by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  The Act makes […]

Cassell Quoted in LA Times on Utah’s Return to Execution by Firing Squad

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a March 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times article, “Q&A: Why Utah wants to revive execution by firing squad.” Cassell described Utah’s proposed legislation as “a common-sense backup plan.” “The first choice for an execution is lethal injection, in […]

Cassell on ABC News Nightline. Discusses Weldon Angelos and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Weldon Angelos was just 24 years old when he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for three marijuana sales. He is one of the hundreds of thousands of federal prisoners serving decades-long sentences for non-violent crimes, thanks to mandatory minimum sentencing laws created in the 1980s during America’s war on drugs. “I do think […]