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 […]

Cassell Cited by U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

U.S. Dunn United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. February 10, 2015 — F.3d —- 2015 WL 525698 Background: Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, possession of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography, and was ordered to pay restitution, 2013 WL 5572732. […]

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 […]

Cassell Quoted in Int’l Business Times on Eric Garner Matter

On December 4, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an article published in the International Business Times, “Eric Garner Death: How Will The Department of Justice Expedite Staten Island Police Killing Investigation?” Referring to the Garner case, as well as the recent […]

Cassell: “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible”

On December 2, 2014, the Washington Post published a blog post by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell titled, “Why Michael Brown’s best friend’s story isn’t credible.” “Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, so Brown never had the chance to tell his side of what happened. But standing next to Brown for much […]