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Third Compassionate Release Attempt Denied Decades into Sentence

After serving more than 20 years of a life sentence, Octavio Frias’s third attempt at securing a compassionate release has been denied by Judge Denise Cote in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Frias was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2004 on charges relating to premeditated murder and drug trafficking.

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‘I’m Not a Cat’ Takeaways: 5 Virtual Court Tips from Judges

In the wake of lawyer cat, judges from across the country share advice lawyers must know to ace their virtual court appearances.

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