College of Law


Quick Links


Student Resources


Home CRIMINAL LAW IN THE COURTS & LEGISLATURE
  • Professor Rosky drafted the original language of SB 103 (2019), Utah’s first law to explicitly prohibit hate crimes based on age, disability, homelessness, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other characteristics. He received an Equality Award from Equality Utah recognizing his work on this historic law.
  • Paul Cassell frequently provides advice to federal and state legislators on drafting legislation to protect crime victims’ rights.
  • Paul Cassell worked closely with Senators Hatch and Schumer in drafting the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018, which provides expansive restitution for victims of child sex abuse imagery crimes.

 

  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Wright v. State: Amicus in Support of Petition for Certiorari, Utah Supreme Court No. 20210191-SC
  • Sarah Schrup, Matthew B. Kugler, Christine S. Scott-Hayward, Lior Strahilevitz & Matthew Tokson, Brief of Amici Curiae Empirical Fourth Amendment Scholars in Support of Petitioner, Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402 (U.S. Supreme Court 2017), available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3019457
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Gertner, Nancy and Silverman, Andrew, United States of America v. Michael Andrew Gary: Brief of Former United States District Court Judges as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent (March 26, 2021). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No.434, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3813389or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3813389
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Marsh, James R., U.S. v. Clinesmith: Amicus Brief in Support of Motion for Relief Under The Crime Victims' Rights Act (December 21, 2020). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 409, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3752964or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3752964
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Ehrett, John and Ho, Allyson N. and Hubbard, Bradley and Scorcio, Matthew and Axt, Philip and Molloy, Thomas, Kansas v. Boettger: On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas (March 26, 2020). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 361, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3561883or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3561883
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Ho, Allyson N. and Hubbard, Bradley and Ehrett, John, James Kraig Kahler v. State of Kansas: On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas (August 19, 2019). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 323, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3439725or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3439725
  • Louisa M. A. Heiny, “Jury Nullification,” Testimony before Utah Legislature’s Judiciary Interim Committee (Aug. 23, 2017).
  • Amos N. Guiora, 2021, Victorian Parliament Legislative Council Social and Legal Committee Sexual Assault Enablers, Institutional Complicity, and the Crime of Omission, Sexual Assault Enablers, Institutional Complicity, and the Crime of Omission.
  • Amos N. Guiora, Woodgate et. al. v R.C.M.P., before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Tribunal File No.  20170222, 2022
  • Amos N. Guiora, Wyoming Federal Court, Doe v. TCSD, 20-CV-110-S, April 2021
  • Amos N. Guiora, Hearing before The Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence Against Children, appointment by Royal Decree on the recommendation of the Minister of Security and Justice, April, 2021
  • Amos N. Guiora, The Circuit Court in the State of Oregon, JANE COE, JANE POE and others vs. David Farley and others, March, 2021
  • Amos N. Guiora, Utah House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, House Bill 104, Bystander: Duty to Assist in an Emergency, February 4, 2020
  • Amos N. Guiora, United States v. Shalabi, (4:19-cv-13709), Eastern District of Michigan, 2019
  • Amos N. Guiora, Utah House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, House Bill 125, Bystander: Duty to Assist in an Emergency, February 9, 2019
  • Amos N. Guiora, Utah House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, House Bill 125, Bystander: Duty to Assist in an Emergency, January 31, 2018
  • Amos N. Guiora, Rechtbank Den Haag Minder Marokkanen uitspraken Geert Wilders,ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:15014. (Prosecutor against Dutch Member of Parliament, Geert Wilders), December 9, 2016
  • Amos N. Guiora, United States v Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, Case No. 13-cr-20772, Eastern District of Michigan, 2014
  • Amos N. Guiora, Pending Legislation Regarding Sexual Assaults in the Military: Hearing before  Comm. on Armed Services, 113th Cong. 320 (2013) (statement of Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law, The University of Utah)
  • Amos N. Guiora, Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes, Panel, U.S. District Court for the District Columbia, Washington, D.C., September 25, 2013
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Marsy’s Law for Tennessee,” Testimony Before the Tennessee House Subcomm. on Criminal Justice,” Apr. 7, 2021 (Nashville, Tennessee).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “In Support of Affirmative Consent Legislation,” Testimony Before the Utah House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee” (Feb. 22, 2021).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “A Marsy’s Law for Mississippi?,” Testimony Before the Mississippi Interim Constitutional Revision Committee (Dec. 3, 2020).   
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Proposed Affirmative Consent Legislation,” Presentation to the Utah Crime Code Revision Commission” (Oct. 26, 2020).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Amending Utah’s Rules of Evidence to Create Presumptive Admissibility of Similar Crimes Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases,” Testimony to the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence (Oct. 13, 2020).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Explaining the Nation's Homicide Spikes: The Minneapolis Effect and the Decline in Proactive Policing,” Testimony to the National Commission COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (Sept. 3, 2020).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Public Safety and Bail Reform,” Testimony Submitted to the Utah House Judiciary Comm., Feb. 25, 2020.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Need for Iowa to Adopt a Victims’ Rights Amendment,” Debate Before Rep. Steven Holt, Chair, Iowa House Judiciary Comm., Dec. 18, 2019 (Des Moines, Iowa).
  • “Reforming Utah’s Insanity Defense,” Testimony Before the Utah Interim Judiciary Comm, Aug. 1, 2019.
  •  Paul G. Cassell, “Updating Idaho’s Victims’ Rights Amendment,” Testimony Before the Idaho Senate State Affairs Comm., March 4, 2019 (Boise, Idaho).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Prosecution Review Amendments,” Written Testimony Before the Utah House Judiciary Committee, February 20, 2019.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Updating Idaho’s Victims’ Rights Amendment,” Written and Oral Testimony Before the Idaho Senate State Affairs Comm., Feb. 8, 2019 (Boise, Idaho).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “H.B. 170: Responsibilities in an Emergency,” Written and Oral Testimony Before the Utah House Judiciary Comm., Feb. 6, 2019.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Opposition to Overturning State v. Strief in Utah Statutory Law,” Written and Oral Testimony Before the Utah House Judiciary Comm., Feb. 27, 2018.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Marsy’s Law for New Hampshire,” Presentation to the Legislative Luncheon of the New Hampshire House of Representatives,” Feb. 22, 2018 (Concord, New Hampshire).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Concerns About Amending Utah’s Constitutional Search and Seizure Provision,” Written and Oral Testimony before the Utah House Judiciary Committee, Feb. 13, 2018.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Protecting Crime Victims in Iowa’s Constitution,” Testimony before the Iowa Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, Jan. 31, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa).
  • Paul G. Cassel,  “Protecting Crime Victims in Iowa’s Constitution,” Testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Subcommittee, Jan. 31, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Marsy’s Law for Florida,” Further Testimony before the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, Jan. 19, 2018 (Tallahassee, Florida).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Marsy’s Law for Florida,” Testimony before the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, Dec. 12, 2017 (Tallahassee, Florida).
  • Paul G. Cassell,  “S.J. Res. 53, H.J. Res. 47, Regarding Wisconsin’s Constitutional Amendment Protecting Crime Victims’ Rights,” Testimony before the Joint Committee of the Wisconsin Senate and House, June 15, 2017 (Madison, Wisconsin).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “S.J. Res. 17 Regarding Nevada’s Constitutional Amendment Protecting Crime Victims’ Rights,” Testimony before the Nevada Assembly Governmental Affairs Comm., May 9, 2017 (Carson City, Nevada).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “S.J. Res. 103 Regarding Idaho’s Constitutional Amendment Protecting Crime Victims’ Rights,” Testimony before the Idaho House State Affairs Comm., March 20, 2017 (Boise, Idaho).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Amending Utah Rule of Evidence 1102 to Protect Child Sexual Assault Victims,” Testimony before the Supreme Court’s Advisory Comm. on Utah Rules of Evidence, Feb. 21, 2017.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “H.B. 399 Regarding Victims’ Rights Advocates,” Testimony before the Utah House Judiciary Committee, March 1, 2016 (written testimony submitted).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Victim’s Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, May 1, 2015 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Need for a Congressional Response to the Supreme Court’s Paroline Decision,” Testimony before the Crime Subcomm. of the House Judiciary Committee, March 19, 2015 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Collecting DNA Evidence from Felony Arrestees,” Testimony before the Utah House Law Enforcement Comm., Feb. 10, 2014.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Victim’s Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, Apr. 27, 2013 (written testimony submitted).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Victim’s Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, Apr. 26, 2012 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Protecting Crime Victims’ Rights in the Federal Sentencing Process,” Testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Oct. 20, 2009 (Denver, CO).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Improving Restitution in Federal Criminal Cases,” Testimony before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, April 3, 2008 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Practices,” Testimony before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Comm., June 26, 2007 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Federal Sentencing Practices,” Testimony before the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Comm., Mar. 16, 2006 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Victims’ Rights under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines,” Testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Comm., Mar. 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Booker’s Impact on Federal Sentencing,” Testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Comm., Feb. 15, 2005 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Effects of Blakely v. Washington on the Federal Judicial System,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., July 12, 2004 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, Testimony before the ABA Kennedy Commission, on the Severity of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, November 13, 2003 (Washington, D.C.).
  •  “The Justice Department’s Failure to Enforce 18 U.S.C. § 3501,” Testimony before the Subcomm. on Criminal Justice Oversight of the Senate Judiciary Comm., May 13, 1999 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Right of Crime Victims to be Heard Throughout the Criminal Justice Process,” Testimony before the Subcomm. on the Constitution of the Senate Judiciary Comm., May 1, 1999 (St. Louis, Missouri).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “A Response to the Critics of the Victims’ Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Mar. 24, 1999 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Victims’ Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Apr. 28, 1998 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “A Constitutional Amendment Protecting the Rights of Crime Victims,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Apr. 16, 1997 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Victims Bill of Rights Amendment,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Apr. 23, 1996 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Admission of Sexual Assault Counselors During Trials,” Testimony before the House Judiciary Comm. of the Utah Legislature, Feb. 7 and 9, 1996.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Performance of the Solicitor General’s Office in Criminal Cases,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Nov. 14, 1995 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Reforming the Miranda Rules in Federal Courts,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm., Mar. 7, 1995 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Amending the Idaho Constitution to Provide for Consistent Interpretation of Search and Seizure Rules,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Comm. of the Idaho Legislature, Feb. 1, 1995 (Boise, Idaho).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Amending the Idaho Constitution to Provide for the Rights of Crime Victims,” Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Idaho Legislature, March 2, 1994 (Boise, Idaho).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “A Constitutional Declaration of the Rights of Crime Victims,” Testimony before the Utah House State and Local Affairs Comm., Feb. 24, 1994.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Amending the Idaho Constitution to Provide for the Rights of Crime Victims,” Testimony before the House Judiciary Comm. of the Idaho Legislature, February 12, 1994 (Boise, Idaho).
  •  Paul G. Cassell, “Requiring the Admission of Evidence Obtained in Lawful Searches,” Testimony before the Utah Senate Comm. on the Judiciary, Jan. 24, 1994; Before the House Comm. on the Judiciary, Feb. 2, 1994.
  • Paul G. Cassell, “The Role of the Death Penalty in Protecting the Innocent,” Testimony before the Subcomm. on Crime of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Oct. 21, 1993 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Claims of Innocence in Capital Cases,” Testimony before the Subcomm. on Civil and Const. Rights of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, July 23, 1993 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Procedures for Raising Claims of Innocence in Capital Cases,” Testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, April 1, 1993 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Paul G. Cassell, “Requiring the Admission of relevant Evidence in Criminal Proceedings,” Testimony before the Utah Senate Comm., on the Judiciary, Feb. 11, 1993; Before the Utah Senate (Comm. of the Whole), Feb. 17, 1993; Before the Utah House Comm. on the Judiciary, Feb. 25, 1993.
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Ashby v. State: Appeal of Denial of Factual Innocence Petition, Utah Supreme Court, Case No. 20210330-SC
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Anselmo v. State: Consultant on Appeal of Denial of Post-Conviction DNA Testing, Nevada Supreme Court, Case No. 81382
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Bennett v. State: Consultant on Appeal of Denial of Factual Innocence Petition, Nevada Supreme Court, Case No. 82495
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Gordon v. State: Post-Conviction Remedies Act Petition, Utah District Court, Case No. 200902334
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Rodriguez v. State: Consultant on Petition for Post-Conviction DNA Testing, Nevada District Court 1-21-830461
  • Anderson, Jensie L., In Re. Seka v. State: Consultant on State’s Appeal of Grant of New Trial based upon Post-Conviction DNA Testing and Petition for Rehearing, Nevada Supreme Court, Case No. 80925
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Nestel, Heidi and Warr, Bethany and Garvin, Margaret and Ferbrache, Gregory and Smith, Aaron H., In Re: Petition for Appointment of a Prosecutor Pro Tempore by Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2, Jane Doe 3, and Jane Doe 4 : Petition for Appointment of Prosecutor Pro Tempore (October 23, 2018). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 289, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3271926 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3271926
  • Cassell, Paul G. and Edwards, Bradley, In Re: Courtney Wild (August 31, 2021). Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court. University of Utah College of Law Research Paper Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3914950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3914950