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Moya v. Garcia, 887 F.3d 1161 (10th Cir. April 24, 2018).

The plaintiffs were arrested based on outstanding warrants and detained in a county jail for 30 days or more prior to their arraignments.  The arraignment delays violated New Mexico law requiring arraignment of a defendant within 15 days of arrest. …

State v. Peraza, 2018 UT App 68 (Apr. 18, 2018).

In this criminal case, the State attempted to offer an expert opinion without providing an expert report, as required by Utah Code § 77-17-13.  Reversing the convictions, the court of appeals held that the trial court abused its discretion by admitting the…

Berrett v. State, 2018 UT App 55 (Apr. 5, 2018).

In this post-conviction relief act appeal, the Court of Appeals held that the petitioner’s ineffective assistance of counsel challenges to his guilty plea were not procedurally barred even though he had not moved to withdraw his guilty plea in the criminal…

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Federal jurors and defense lawyers receive rate increases

By: Nathan A. Crane

The federal judiciary has received an increase in their yearly budget.  This extra funding will be used to increase daily pay for jurors to $50/day.  While this pay for jurors is a far cry from what they deserve for the important work they do, it is welcome news.  This is the first juror pay increase in over 28 years.