Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Surrendering collateral does not offset restitution

Recent news and comment on criminal law and procedure:

SCOTUS: Surrendering collateral to fraudulently obtained loan is not a return of property entitling defendant to offset of restitution under MVRA, On Point;
Supreme Court Affirms 7th Cir. in Mortgage Value Restitution Case, by Gabriella Khorasanee, 7th Circuit News and Information Blog
on Robers v. United States, USSC No. 12-9012 (May 5, 2014)

Appeals court tosses homicide conviction by Associated Press, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Kucharski, 2013AP557-CR

Court rejects 1st Amendment protection for convict's letters to jurors, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on State v. Maier 2013AP1391-CR

Seventh Circuit Upholds Conviction Against Hare Krishna Temple Leader, by Joe Forward, WisBar News, on U.S. V. Haldar, No. 13-1238 (April 30, 2014)

Which States Have Reduced Their Prison Populations in the Past Decade? by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

Court rejects traffic stop over air freshener, reverses drug conviction, by Bruce Vielmetti, Proof and Hearsay, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on State v. Houghton, 2013AP1581-CR

Appeals court takes the wheel on unique drunken driving case, by Eric Heisig, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Hill 2013AP2549-CR

Justices provide much-needed clarification, by Jean DiMotto, Bench Blog, Wisconsin Law Journal, on State v. Johnson, 2011AP2864-CRAC

Drunken driving an afterthought for spineless Wisconsin lawmakers, by Associated Press, View from around the state – From the Janesville Gazette, Wisconsin Law Journal on 2013 Assembly Bill 180

Localization and Transparency in Sentencing: Reflections on the New Early Disposition Departure, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School, Hamline Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, p. 357, 2004, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-13

Blue-Collar Crimes/White-Collar Criminals: Sentencing Elite Athletes Who Commit Violent Crimes, by Michael M. O'Hear, Marquette University Law School, Marquette Sports Law Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2001, Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 14-14