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Cassell quoted in Salt Lake Tribune on Gilmore execution documentary

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed in the REELZ documentary, “Dead Man Talking: The Execution of Gary Gilmore.” The documentary aired Jan. 15, two days before the 40th anniversary of his execution. The Salt Lake Tribune covered the documentary with the following story, “40th anniversary: Gary Gilmore’s death a […]

Cassell appears on Fox 13 to discuss potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell recently appeared on Fox 13 to discuss the possibility of Sen. Mike Lee as a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee.  View the segment here.

Cassell publishes op-ed in Fox News on Jeff Sessions as a crime victims’ rights advocate

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell published an op-ed in Fox News about why Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions will make a strong U.S. attorney general from a crime victims’ rights perspective. “We welcome the announcement that President-elect Trump will nominate Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general of […]

Cassell authors commentary in Washington Post on passage of crime victims’ rights amendments

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell published commentary in The Washington Post related to the passage of crime victims’ rights amendments passing on Election Day.  “Voters in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota on Tuesday each approved amendments to their state constitutions adding rights for crime victims. More than 30 […]

Cassell discusses legal issues related in Trump presidency in media

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell appeared on Fox 13 recently in a story about what President-elect Donald Trump can and cannot legally do as president.  View the segment here.     

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 […]