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Utah Legislature Approves White Collar Crime Registry

In an unprecedented move, the Utah Legislature has approved a measure to create the country’s first white-collar crime offender registry. Similar to convicted sex offenders registries, the measure calls for the publication of white-collar offenders’ names and aliases, a recent photograph, a physical description, and a list of their crimes. Pointing to the trusting nature … Continue Reading

Kentucky High Court Upholds Attorney Ethics Rule Prohibiting Plea Agreements with ‘Ineffective Assistance’ Waivers

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has unanimously rejected a challenge by the local U.S. Attorney’s Office to Kentucky Bar Association Ethics Opinion E-435, which states that the use of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC) waivers in plea agreements violated Kentucky’s Rules of Professional Conduct. U.S. v. Kentucky Bar Assn., 2013-SC-000270-KB (Aug. 21, 2014). It has become common practice in … Continue Reading
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