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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria
    On June 23, the Pentagon announced Tunisian Ali al Harzi, who was a suspect in the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack, was killed in an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq on June 15. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced his brother, Tariq al Harzi, (pictured…
  • Jul 4

    Fourth of July Open Thread

    Fourth of July Open Thread
    As America celebrates Freedom and Independence today, here are some thoughts on what they mean. Happy Fourth of July, everyone. I hope you all have a great day planned. When you return, please tell us about it. This is an open thread,…
  • Jul 3

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kelly Gearhart, 54, a former real estate developer in California’s Central Coast, who previously lived in Atascadero, California and currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced to 168 months…
  • Jul 2

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A Cherry Hill man who held himself out as a mortgage loan specialist has been charged with theft and other charges that he allegedly used $146,000 for personal expenses that had been paid to him by four Burlington County…
  • Jul 2

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Scammers are targeting low-income families who are seeking affordable housing. The scammers are targeting some people who are using Section 8 housing, and they are using fake websites to do it. The post New scam targeting…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    MO - My story Failure to register

    MO - My story Failure to register
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By SD: In the State of Missouri those that predate January 1 1995 are not required to register under State law due to the States…
  • May 29

    Child custody brings new charge

    Child custody brings new charge
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Rail Roaded: I have a sex assault conviction in 1994 for pinching a nine year old girl inappropriately. Yes, I was messed up and high and…
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
Rank this Week: 6

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'
    7-4-15 Colorado: DENVER - A recently released sexually violent predator registered his Denver address as "homeless," which turns out to be a common occurrence. Earlier this week, Denver police posted a community notification on…
  • Jul 2

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender
    Unfortunately there is no known advocate in TN fighting nonsensical laws. Lawmakers failed to do their research, in Georgia lawmakers also tried to force registrants to provide passwords, but federal court issued an injunction which stopped…
  • Jul 2

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge
    Posted in Related Deaths (Note: The persons who started the fire were targeting a sex offender who also lived in the building.)7-2-15 New York: TROY -- Three people were arraigned Thursday in Rensselaer County Court for their alleged roles…
Rank this Week: 26

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jul 3

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th
    I see this poster every day in the main hallway of our Amnesty International office: it depicts the Statue of Liberty and reads: “The America I believe in leads the world on human rights.” It’s aspirational. And in too many…
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
  • Jul 2

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has specifically condemned Woodfox’s treatment as torture and called on the United States to eliminate the use of prolonged isolation. Albert’s case has returned to the spotlight in the past…
Rank this Week: 32

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 4

    Blinded By The Light: Old Justices and Execution

    Blinded By The Light: Old Justices and Execution
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Orin Kerr takes a shot at answering a question raised by lawprof Michael Dorf.  Ever notice how a Supreme Court justice who takes the bench with an antipathy toward the death penalty never seems to develop a taste…
  • Jul 4

    The Discomfort of Responsibility

    The Discomfort of Responsibility
    Former criminal defense lawyer turned federal judge turned Harvard lawprof Nancy Gertner has been held out as a paragon of rational feminist thought for having the temerity to take a stand against the neo-feminist ideological shift in the…
  • Jul 3

    Big Books, Big Money

    Big Books, Big Money
    It seems like everybody’s an author today. Everybody but you. And me. Yet, I keep stumbling across baby lawyers writing books about subject they can barely spell, no less write intelligently about. Often published by no less prestigious…
Rank this Week: 39

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 2

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim
    Tracy Coenen talks about the prevalence of fraud allegations related to construction projects and the work a forensic accountant can do in construction claims. She goes through the basics of the financial analysis performed on the numbers and…
  • Jun 24

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud
    Executives have the means to commit and cover up the largest frauds. They have access to the information and computer systems, they have power over all employees and they have access to the money. The finance function is riddled with fraud…
  • Jun 23

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches about some basic signs of financial statement fraud.
Rank this Week: 42

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 43

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 49

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 75

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
Rank this Week: 89

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 28

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)
    Page 127 683 N.Y.S.2d 127 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 12,018 Benita Nicasio MORALES, Respondent, v. COUNTY OF NASSAU, Appellant. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Dec. 31, 1998. Page 128 Devitt, Spellman, Barrett, Callahan, Leyden…
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    1 The background of this supplemental proceeding is as follows: on January 15, 1993, on consent, petitioner wife obtained a final order of protection for one year directing that respondent shall not assault, menace, harass or recklessly…
Rank this Week: 84

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 83

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 93

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 94

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 4

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime
    Trey Herr and Sasha Romanosky (George Washington University - Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy) have posted Cyber Crime: Security Under Scarce Resources…
  • Jul 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and Independent) have posted 'Remote Harms', 'Abstract Endangerment', and the Two Harm Principles (Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch, A. P. Simester, et al…
  • Jul 3

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law

    Dyer on Anti-Association Law
    Andrew Dyer (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Pre-Crime Control Measures: Anti-Association Laws (CRIMINALISATION AND CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AUSTRALIA, T. Crofts, A. Loughnan, eds, Oxford University Press: UK, 2015) on…
Rank this Week: 127

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 3

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched
    Help is on the way for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Nearly one in six Massachusetts women has experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. That's why Governor Charlie Baker is re-launching a council to tackle…
  • Jul 1

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape
    A man wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly raping a child was arrested Tuesday in the town of Austerlitz, New York, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Santoro, 28, was arrested on a warrant at his home on Rapp Road,…
  • Jun 29

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
Rank this Week: 110

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 118

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 122

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence
      Nothing more patriotic for the Fourth of July than a case upholding core constitutional rights (and a remarkable article advocating for greater justice in our system of criminal law and procedure).United States v. Esparza, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 2

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461…

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461 (McKeown with Kleinfeld and M. Smith) --- The Ninth Circuit held that a district court lacks jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3565(c) to retroactively revoke probation after the probation term…
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
Rank this Week: 136

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 2

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"
    The storm of racially-charged controversy surrounding the Charleston Massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last month continues to steal news headlines and remain at the center of heated debate. Addressing the topic of race and…
  • Jul 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Criminals Adapting to CA's Prop 47:  Though too early to comprehensively assess how California's Prop 47, the voter approved initiative that went into effect in November 2014 downgrading certain felonies to misdemeanors, law enforcement…
  • Jul 1

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie
    The following is a guest post by Connecticut Senior Assistant State's Attorney Harry Weller, commenting on Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion in Glossip v. Gross on Monday. The Connecticut Superior Court decision referred to is In re Death…
Rank this Week: 129

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jun 13

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)
    Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you. If you are a…
  • Jun 1

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?
    On college campuses and Twitter accounts everywhere, "threat" has taken on an overbroad definition. Merely disagreeing with someone is harassing and threatening conduct. Calling someone a bad name or hurting their feelings is a…
  • May 31

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege
    Most of you have never heard of Josh McIntosh, the male ghost writer behind media powerhouse Feminist Frequency. Yet most of you, especially those familiar with GamerGate, are familiar with the smiling face of Fem Freq - Anita Sarkeesian.…
Rank this Week: 139

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 138

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 4

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"
    The title of this post is the headline of this encouraging lengthy front-page New York Times article. Here are excerpts: Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked…
  • Jul 4

    Celebrating "the blessing of liberty" as the big winner in the SCOTUS Term just completed

    Celebrating "the blessing of liberty" as the big winner in the SCOTUS Term just completed
    Lots of folks are already spending lots of time seeking to summarize the Supreme Court Term just ended. This Washington Post review, headlined "The court’s liberals prevailed in most important cases, but it may not last," provides…
  • Jul 3

    If you want to go on gorging on Glossip gossip...

    If you want to go on gorging on Glossip gossip...
    here is still more of the copious commentary one can find as the work week closes on the biggest death penalty ruling of the SCOTUS Term just concluded (listed here only by title/headline as with this prior review, sources and...
Rank this Week: 165

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • May 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 149

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 164

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 161

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA
    Grits was pleased to learn from the newsletter of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society of the Texas Constitution History blog, a project of Justice Michael Massengale of the First Court of Appeals. Give it a look-see.Browsing around, I…
  • Jul 3

    The Un-Exonerated

    The Un-Exonerated
    Fran and Dan Keller never molested any children at their Austin day care as part of a satanic cult, as Travis County prosecutors alleged at their trial. But they are unlikely to ever be declared innocent by the courts, reported Craig Malisow…
  • Jul 3

    A tale of two counties' jail population

    A tale of two counties' jail population
    Here's an odd development: The Harris County Jail is so full they're having to ship inmates to contract beds in other counties, while the Dallas County Jail population has plummeted.Dallas County Jail population drops to all-time low[Harris]…
Rank this Week: 183

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    OH MY GOODNESS

    OH MY GOODNESS
    From NBC 6, video of Judge Mindy Glazer and a defendant who was her junior high school classmate. The two classmates bumped into each other at bond hearing. One was on the bench, one was wearing orange, the new black. The defendant was…
  • Jun 30

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED
    We're losing one of the good gals. We first met Vicki Sigler when she was a no-nonsense -take no guff-PD who fought like hell for her clients, with a little bit of a  home-spun old time Florida accent.When she ran for the bench and…
  • Jun 28

    DISQUALIFIED!

    DISQUALIFIED!
    Before their ridiculous runs for the presidency, three of the GOP's finest (please don't think I am not being sarcastic), Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have disqualified themselves to be President.  The reason is simple, they…
Rank this Week: 174

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 2

    This blog will be reactivated by next week

    This blog will be reactivated by next week
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   Thanks to my webmaster, my new blog and website design are due to be launched by next week.   I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more…
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
Rank this Week: 178

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 191

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 179

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 6

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan

    1st Offense DUI in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne County, Michigan
    For most people facing a 1st offense DUI in Michigan, the case marks their first adult contact with the criminal justice system. The sense of apprehension about what will follow can fill the coming days with a sense of fear...
  • Jul 3

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture

    Driver's License Restoration Appeals in Michigan - The big Picture
    I have written rather extensively about the need to be eligible to file for and then win a Michigan driver's license restoration or clearance appeal. In this article, I want to begin with an example of how a little-known facet...
  • Jun 29

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case

    The Single most Important part of Michigan DUI Case
    It is very easy to get caught up in legal and/or technical examinations of Michigan DUI charges. After all, everyone arrested for a drunk driving charge hopes that a sharp lawyer can find some problem with the evidence and get...
Rank this Week: 203

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    Warren McCleskey - Maybe Yet

    Warren McCleskey - Maybe Yet
    Monday the Supreme Court issued its opinions (yes, that's intentionally plural) in Glossip v. Gross addressing how Oklahoma gets to go about killing folks.  Writing for 5 of the the Supremes, which is all it takes, Hang 'em…
  • Jul 2

    Inverting Blackstone

    Inverting Blackstone
    It's called the "Blackstone Ratio" after William Blackstone who said it wasbetter that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.It is a lovely idea.  One we pay homage to while patting ourselves on the back about the…
  • Jul 1

    The Banality of Samantha Hill

    The Banality of Samantha Hill
    Apparently I was mistaken.I was deeply moved by the families of the victims of the Charleston killings.  I thought it a wondrous thing, not to forget, but to forgive.  To return mercy for hatred.  That's a theme here, of…
Rank this Week: 245

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 5

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion

    Newport Beach Physician Arrested For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion
    Dr. Bruce Hagadorn, 56, was charged in Orange County Superior Court with one felony count of embezzlement and eight felony counts of tax evasion.  If convicted, Hagadorn faces up to 10 years in prison and the potential loss of his…
  • May 5

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested

    Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested
    Ezequiel Barragan, 48 of Aliso Viejo was arrested yesterday on charges of possessing child pornography and child molestation.  Barragan, a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School is being held on $500,000 bail after investigators said…
  • May 4

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton

    Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton
    Four people were injured when William Murray, 50, collided almost head-on with a Honda Civic over the weekend.  Murray was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Fullerton Police. A female passenger in Murray’s…
Rank this Week: 212

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 29

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court

    Discretionary Sex Registration upheld by California Supreme Court
    In  Apprendi v. New Jersey (2000) 530 U.S. 466 the Supreme Court established that a criminal defendant generally has the Sixth Amendment right to a jury determination, beyond reasonable doubt, of any fact that increases the penalty for a…
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment

    Supreme Court continues to protect the Fourth Amendment
    The United States Supreme Court pronounced yet another opinion safeguarding a person’s expectation of privacy, this time with respect to detentions occurring after a motor vehicle stop. The Court ruled that the police may not prolong…
  • Apr 16

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding

    California Student Disciplinary and Title IX Proceeding
    A student has procedural rights enshrined in the state and federal constitutions, Title IX and Department of Education regulations, and the Civil Code, to challenge the evidence supporting allegations of misconduct and to present relevant…
Rank this Week: 235

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error
    In U.S. v. Edmond, Defendant was indicted for conspiracy to commit access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft based upon his use of social security numbers to make fraudulent bank transfers. Pursuant to a plea agreement, he pleaded…
  • Mar 25

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search
    In U.S. v. Hollis, the court of appeals is required to decide whether the subject of an arrest warrant may challenge the use of evidence found in plain view during a protective sweep in a third party's residence. In February 2011, Officers…
  • Mar 17

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance
    In Rodolfo Hernandez v. USA, This appeal required the court of appeals decide whether the district court abused its discretion when it refused to conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Rodolfo Hernandez's counsel provided…
Rank this Week: 242

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 209

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 238

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 215

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 3

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space

    The Marine, the Child Pornography and the Unallocated Space
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by the U.S.Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals:  U.S. v. Kamara, 2015 WL 2438269 (2015) (per curiam). The opinion begins by explaining that apanel comprised of both officer and…
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
Rank this Week: 297