Tuesday, March 7, 2006
DePaul CrimProf Leonard Cavise is quoted in this article from the LA Times about the federal government's likelihood of sucessfully prosecuting former Illinois Governor George Ryan under federal bribery and fraud laws, including RICO.
Loyola CrimProf Laurie Levenson is quoted in this article from the Chicago Tribune and this article from Columbian.com about the increased number of federal criminal prosecutions involving sealed records. The percentage of defendants whose cases have reached verdicts and sentencing, but whose records remain sealed, has gone from 1.1 percent in 2003 to 2.7 percent last year, according to the Office of U.S. Courts.
University of Pennsylvania CrimProf Paul Robinson and Santa Clara CrimProf Michelle Oberman are quoted in this article from NewJersey.com about New Jersey's statutory rape laws, which allow girls ages 13-16 to consent to sex with males less than four years older than them. 16 is the age of consent. [Mark Godsey]