Cassell featured in Washington Post, ABC News and other media outlets on Weldon Angelos case

National media on Tuesday covered University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell‘s request to President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2004 in connection with selling marijuana.

In a letter sent to Obama on Feb.9, Cassell, a former federal judge who handed down the sentence to Angelos in Salt Lake City’s U.S. District Court, called the case “one of the most troubling that I ever faced in my five years on the federal bench.” He has used the case to discuss criminal sentencing and potential criminal justice reform in his courses at the law school, which include  criminal procedure, crime victims’ rights, and criminal law.


Read the Washington Post story here: Former federal judge to President Obama: Free the man I sentenced to 55 years in prison 

Other news coverage included: ABC News Associated Press  Yahoo News!  Seattle Times Washington Times Boston Herald Richmond Times-Dispatch Deseret News KUTV KSL KSL Radio Fox 13 Columbus Telegram Yahoo Singapore News WAOW North Central Wisconsin  KWWL Iowa Sun Times Salt Lake Tribune 12 News West Texas KHGI Nebraska Vox  NBC Yakima, Wash. TPM Fox Memphis Bristol Herald Courier Hawaii News Now KSWO 7 News Kansas