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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/
  • Aug 18

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out
    There is a hugely scathing (and in my view, pretty accurate) op-ed in today's New York Times by Frank Bruni, The Week When ... Trump Resigned. Bruni opines that Trump voluntarily abdicated the Oval Office on Tuesday: [More...]…
  • Aug 18

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders today at the press briefing: “White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.” …
  • Aug 18

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    It's a jail day for me, which means an open thread day for you. All topics welcome, but please be civil. [[ 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/
  • Aug 15

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

    Arizona Loan Office Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Quiroz, Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins to 36 months in prison.  Quiroz was previously found guilty at trial of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire…
  • Aug 15

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging

    First rule of holes: When in one, stop digging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Margie P. Shephard, 51, Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice after forging a court order to get another inmate released from prison. Shephard was incarcerated as an inmate at Federal…
  • Aug 15

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud

    Former NYC Police Officer and Pal Indicted in Short Sale Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Rizzi, 45, Brooklyn, New York,and Edward Monahan, 45, Staten Island, New York, were each charged in a criminal complaint with one count of bank fraud and on count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud,…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Aug 19

    Registered sex offender shot to death when answering knock at door

    Registered sex offender shot to death when answering knock at door
    8-19-17 Louisiana: HREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Sabine Parish Coroner has released the identity of a man shot to death when answering the door. The body of 72-year-old Jerry Wayne Scott was found in the doorway at his home in the 1300 block…
  • Aug 17

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV
    8-18-17 West Virginia: HUNTINGTON - West Virginia's intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program…
  • Aug 17

    Committee recommends eliminating residency restrictions for sex offender

    Committee recommends eliminating residency restrictions for sex offender
    8-17-17 Ohio: COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A proposed change to Ohio’s Criminal Code could eliminate residency restrictions for sex offenders. The Criminal Justice Recodification Committee has finished reviewing Ohio’s extensive criminal code…
Rank this Week: 16

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 25

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 19

    The 100 Thousandth Comment

    The 100 Thousandth Comment
    About ten days ago, SJ hit a landmark, the 100,000 thousandth comment by the commenter who had gone by the handle “El Professor Presente” until he got tired of typing all those letters shortened it to the erudite “el pee…
  • Aug 19

    Short Take: It’s Not Easy Being Right

    Short Take: It’s Not Easy Being Right
    Tina Fey was beloved for her comedic ridicule of the right until she wasn’t. Over a sheet cake and not wanting to violently attack people when the mob demanded violence. Oh, to be adored on the pedestal of social justice one minute and…
  • Aug 19

    Always Skeptical, Never Cynical

    Always Skeptical, Never Cynical
    A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. –Oscar Wilde What distinguishes a cynic from a skeptic is the former impugns the motives of others, while the latter is inclined to require evidence before…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Aug 18

    Do brain-science advancements, death-penalty debates point to need for third path on young adults and crime?

    Do brain-science advancements, death-penalty debates point to need for third path on young adults and crime?
    Our latest "Reasonably Suspicious" podcast segment, Death and Texas, has sparked a number of lively, behind-the-scenes discussions, so I thought I'd pull it out as a stand-alone and provide links to a number of related, relevant…
  • Aug 18

    More on limiting debtors prisons practice

    More on limiting debtors prisons practice
    The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center has issued a summary of new debtors-prison reform legislation (HB 351/SB 1923) as well as guidance related to various laws governing expunction of juvenile records. Check them out here.RELATED: In…
  • Aug 17

    End-of-summer reading list addition

    End-of-summer reading list addition
    Grits saw several academic offerings recently to which I hope to return soon as I close out my summer reading, so let's record those links here; maybe others will be interested in them as well:Amicus brief from scholars, Carpenter v. US…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Aug 14

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …
    … and the sadist says “No.” It is hard not to pay attention to people who are screaming for your attention. It’s hard to manage your own attention in the best of circumstances; sages have for thousands of years been…
  • Jul 8

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly
    “Trump ‘won’ Putin handshake: body-language expert.” Erm. No. Submissive dogs reveal their throats. Humans show their palms. . . . . The opposite of the dominant handshake is to offer your hand with the palm facing…
  • May 15

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court

    Small Progress Against Implicit Corruption in Harris County Court
    I took Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg to task here for not stepping aside from the decision whether to retry David Temple for the murder of his wife. I saw it as a disappointing example of implicit corruption in the Harris…
Rank this Week: 43

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
  • Aug 18

    How an Attorney Qualifies an Expert Witne

    How an Attorney Qualifies an Expert Witne
    Attorney Miles Mason talks about qualifying someone as an expert witness. How does he demonstrate an accountant’s training, experience, and credentials so that the court will permit him or her to testify as an expert?
  • Aug 15

    Calculating Income in Divorce Case

    Calculating Income in Divorce Case
    There are four widely recognized methods of calculating income in divorce cases. These four methods have been developed for use by the Internal Revenue Service in calculating unreported income in tax cases, and are the primary ways a…
  • Aug 10

    Calculating Lost Profits in Litigation

    Calculating Lost Profits in Litigation
    In the below video, Tracy Coenen talks about three common methods that are used to calculate lost profits in commercial litigation: the before and after approach, the yardstick approach, and hypothetical profits. In general, these methods are…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Aug 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Revenge Against Robots Christina Mulligan Brooklyn Law School Date Posted: 10 Aug 2017 [new to top ten] 118 2. Law & Neuroscience: What, Why, and Where to Begin Owen D....
  • Aug 18

    Yeager on Digital Privacy and Probationer

    Yeager on Digital Privacy and Probationer
    Daniel B. Yeager (California Western School of Law) has posted Certain Certiorari: The Digital Privacy Rights of Probationers on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a recent oral argument, a judge on the California Court of Appeal told me they...
  • Aug 18

    Bedi on Fourth Amendment Disclosure Doctrine

    Bedi on Fourth Amendment Disclosure Doctrine
    Monu Singh Bedi (DePaul University College of Law) has posted The Fourth Amendment Disclosure Doctrines (William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal: Symposium on Big Data and the Fourth Amendment, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 87

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    Is Charlottesville Trump's Tipping Point?

    Is Charlottesville Trump's Tipping Point?
    "Does anyone know I own a house in Charlottesville? It is in Charlottesville. You’ll see....  It is the winery. I mean, I know a lot about Charlottesville. Charlottesville is a great place that’s been very badly hurt over the…
  • Aug 14

    Abandoning The Dog Whistle

    Abandoning The Dog Whistle
    You start out in 1954 by saying, "Ni***r, ni***r, ni***r." By 1968, you can't say "ni***r" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're…
  • Aug 10

    It's Medication Time (Yet Again)

    It's Medication Time (Yet Again)
    While the Special Counsel continues to gather evidence that may ultimately doom Trump's presidency, it is becoming disturbingly clear that this may not happen soon enough.  Every day seems to provide more reasons why the…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 88

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: 74

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Peter John Louie Law Blog

Covers Virginia traffic and criminal law.

http://www.peterlouielaw.com/law-blog/
Rank this Week: 135

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 132

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: 146

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 127

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity
    Judges hold a special place in the community and are expected to adhere to a set of rules and ethical standards that the average Joe or Jane can choose to ignore. But judges also have their own distinct personalities, biases, attitudes, and…
  • Aug 16

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel
    Two busy family law lawyers in Illinois, Michelle Mosby-Scott and Drew R. Quitschau spent hours sparring in court as opposing counsel on dozens of cases. However, their professional relationship became complicated, even sinister, when Ms.…
  • Aug 1

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?
    Is discipline in order for an Ontario judge who went shopping wearing a “Make American Great Again” t-shirt? What about a judge sitting in court the day after the American election wearing a baseball cap with the same logo? Local…
Rank this Week: 180

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck

    Your Rights as a Passenger Injured in a Georgia Auto Wreck
    Passengers are often victims of car or truck accidents in Georgia. Usually, passengers have no control over a wreck that left them injured so may have rights to file a claim against a number of parties. The fact a passenger is unlikely to be…
  • Aug 14

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State

    Why Traffic Deaths Are Rising Across the United State
    Cars are safer than they used to be and have additional features like electronic stability features and airbags while millions of dollars have been spent on driver education. However, traffic deaths are rising notwithstanding these…
  • Aug 11

    Trucking Industry Defeats New Rules to Keep Tired Truck Drivers off the Road

    Trucking Industry Defeats New Rules to Keep Tired Truck Drivers off the Road
    Tired truck drivers cause some terrible crashes on the roads of Georgia. However, fewer people are aware that regulations intended to improve the problem were defeated last year. The scuppering of new rules to keep tired truckers off the road…
Rank this Week: 182

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Is it Illegal to Breastfeed in Public in Salt Lake City?

    Is it Illegal to Breastfeed in Public in Salt Lake City?
    There has been debate growing over the last few years about whether it should be legal or not for women to breastfeed in public. Especially in more traditional and reserved places in the US, the thought of a woman nursing in public might…
  • Aug 14

    Using a Fake ID to Drink Could Lead to Drivers’ License Suspensions in Salt Lake City

    Using a Fake ID to Drink Could Lead to Drivers’ License Suspensions in Salt Lake City
    Many college students and young people use fake IDs to get alcohol before they turn 21. In many cases, this may seem like a victimless crime that doesn’t hurt anyone but yourself. However, these offenses are taken pretty seriously in…
  • Aug 10

    What Happens on Your First Probation Violation in Salt Lake City?

    What Happens on Your First Probation Violation in Salt Lake City?
    If you were sentenced to a term of probation instead of being sent to jail, this is an enormous break. Rather than keeping you in confinement, the government may place certain limitations and requirements on you, but you get to keep most of…
Rank this Week: 196

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    3 Pinellas Teens in Stolen Car Die in Violent Crash

    3 Pinellas Teens in Stolen Car Die in Violent Crash
    Florida authorities said three teenagers – one 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds – stole a sport utility vehicle, sped away from officers and died in a fiery, violent crash early Sunday morning. The 4:30 a.m. crash happened in…
  • Aug 2

    Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested with 70 Possible Bags of Heroin in Boynton Beach

    Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested with 70 Possible Bags of Heroin in Boynton Beach
    A suspected drug dealer was arrested while allegedly carrying 70 baggies of possible heroin, four grams of marijuana, six grams of cocaine, $4,000 in cash — and had kids ages 1, 2 and 5 in his back seat, according to police. The…
  • Jul 24

    Former Polk County School Principal Arrested and Charged with Fraud, Theft

    Former Polk County School Principal Arrested and Charged with Fraud, Theft
    A former Polk County school principal was arrested Friday morning on allegations of fraud and theft. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has charged the 46-year-old former principal with 60 counts of dealing in stolen property, 16 counts…
Rank this Week: 191

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    How do I remove a traffic ticket from my driving record?

    How do I remove a traffic ticket from my driving record?
    It may be possible to remove convictions for Illinois traffic tickets from your driving record.  By filing a “Motion to Vacate,” our attorneys are able to bring your ticket back into court and argue for a more favorable…
  • Jul 17

    Illinois Secretary of State & BAIID Violation

    Illinois Secretary of State & BAIID Violation
    A driver may be required to use a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID), also known as a breathalyzer, if they have been issued a Restricted Driving Permit (RDP) or a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) as a result of a DUI…
  • Jun 6

    Do I need a traffic lawyer?

    Do I need a traffic lawyer?
    One question we hear often is, “Do I need a traffic lawyer?” While you may not be required to hire a traffic lawyer if you receive an Illinois traffic ticket, having proper legal representation is beneficial for a…
Rank this Week: 192

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 18

    Prosecutors Are Now Making Sex For a Fee Cases More Difficult to Defend

    Prosecutors Are Now Making Sex For a Fee Cases More Difficult to Defend
    Sex For a Fee Massachusetts In Massachusetts, soliciting a prostitute or the act of prostitution is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. The statute has a variety of subsections that make a conviction for this crime punishable by up to ten…
  • May 23

    Domestic Assault and Battery in Massachusetts Involving Non-Citizens and the Risk of Being Deported

    Domestic Assault and Battery in Massachusetts Involving Non-Citizens and the Risk of Being Deported
    Domestic Assault and Battery and Deportation Any experienced criminal defense attorney will tell you that if you charged with domestic assault and battery and you are not a citizen you are at risk of being deported. That risk has increased…
  • Apr 3

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction
    We Fight Illegal Search and Seizure At a hearing on a motion to suppress an illegal search and seizure, a Boston police officer testified about responding to a radio broadcast for someone wanted in connection with a domestic assault and…
Rank this Week: 163

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 198

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 186

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Criminal Lawyer Illinois

Covers Illinois criminal, DUI and traffic law. By Gainor and Gosch, PC.

http://www.criminallawyerillinois.com
  • Mar 17

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?

    What is the Cannabis Law in Illinois?
    Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is illegal in the state of Illinois. Despite the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (410 ILCS 130/1) becoming effective as of January 2014, recreational use, distribution, and…
  • Feb 27

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi

    Overview: Expunging Your Criminal Record in Illinoi
    Expungement is the process where a criminal court disposition is removed from your public record. According to Illinois law, to expunge means “to physically destroy records or return them . . . and to obliterate the [offender’s…
  • Feb 23

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi

    Understanding the Risks of Retail Theft in Illinoi
    “It was only a shirt.” “No one was looking.” “I think it’s just a misdemeanor anyway.” If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, it is important to take a step back and understand the significant…
Rank this Week: 172

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 188

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 210

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 190

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 18

    Crime in California, 2016

    Crime in California, 2016
    Last summer, we reported that the annual Crime in California report showed that crime in the formerly golden state was up across the board.  This year's report, which is 2016 data due to the reporting lag, is more mixed but...
  • Aug 18

    Civil Commitment of Juvenile Sexual Predator

    Civil Commitment of Juvenile Sexual Predator
    Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Detention of Troy Belcher, No. 93900-4:In 2011, at the age of 26, Troy Belcher was civilly committed as a sexually violent predator. In 2015, the superior court ordered…
  • Aug 18

    News Scan

    News Scan
    DC Sniper's Sentence Upheld:  Lee Boyd Malvo, serving six consecutive life without parole sentences for his participation in the 2003 sniper murders of 10 people, lost one of his bids for a reduced sentence Wednesday.  Alanna Durkin…
Rank this Week: 351

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Driver’s License Restoration: Eligibility Requirement

    Driver’s License Restoration: Eligibility Requirement
    In Michigan, we have some of the most severe laws in our country when it comes to the punishment of drivers that have lost their license. Today will be the first in a series of articles that will discuss the topic of Driver’s License…
  • Aug 16

    Are Child Protective Services Deemed a Government Actor?

    Are Child Protective Services Deemed a Government Actor?
    In Michigan, the issue of protecting children has always been at the forefront of our legal system and this is a theme that spans all of the way from the Michigan Bar Exam to the Michigan Supreme Court. While there is no question that…
  • Aug 14

    Juvenile (Younger than 17 Years of Age) and Shoplifting

    Juvenile (Younger than 17 Years of Age) and Shoplifting
    No parent wants to learn their child has been accused of shoplifting, however it isn’t uncommon for minors (those younger than 17) to commit this crime. It can be very enticing to a young girl to stick a tube of lipstick in her pocket…
Rank this Week: 388

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Aug 18

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, when counter-protesters clashed with hate groups demonstrating in opposition to the city’s removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee is one of the biggest news stories of the…
  • Aug 17

    The Rape Shield Statute: Its Limitations and Recent Application

    The Rape Shield Statute: Its Limitations and Recent Application
    North Carolina adopted a rule in 1979 to limit the introduction of evidence about the sexual behavior of an alleged victim in criminal trials for rape and other sexual offenses. Before that so-called rape shield rule was enacted, evidence of…
  • Aug 15

    State v. Huddy and the Community Caretaking Exception

    State v. Huddy and the Community Caretaking Exception
    Huddy, ___N.C. App. ___, 799 S.E.2d 650 (April 18, 2017) was decided earlier this year and reversed the trial court’s denial of a motion to suppress. A unanimous Court of Appeals found that the search of the defendant’s home was…
Rank this Week: 393

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 16

    Photo of Spanish Folk Saint Reasonable Suspicion of Drug Activity?

    Photo of Spanish Folk Saint Reasonable Suspicion of Drug Activity?
    Jesus Malverde, a Spanish folk saint known as the “Narco-saint” is celebrated by many individuals including those involved in drug trafficking; for this reason, any memorial item of him may be add to an officer’s reasonable…
  • Aug 14

    Unreasonable Search of a Hotel Room

    Unreasonable Search of a Hotel Room
    In some ways, a hotel room is literally a home away from home as patrons are granted the same privacy against an unreasonable search of their hotel room just as they would a search of their residence. Fourth amendment protection of hotel…
  • Aug 9

    Religious Rights of Inmates in Utah

    Religious Rights of Inmates in Utah
    Inmates in Utah lose many of their freedoms temporarily while they serve their time behind bars, yet many religious rights of inmates continue to be upheld throughout their incarceration. Freedom of religion The First Amendment to the United…
Rank this Week: 355

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/
  • Aug 16

    No Body, No Murder Conviction?

    No Body, No Murder Conviction?
    Dumped in a lake. Dissolved in acid. Fed to pigs. In movies and TV shows, murderers often find creative ways to dispose of one key piece of evidence: the victim’s body. In reality, disposing of the body may not prevent a murder…
  • Aug 8

    Trump Administration Making It Easier for Authorities to Take Your Stuff

    Trump Administration Making It Easier for Authorities to Take Your Stuff
    If you are accused of a crime, you may expect to lose certain rights. However, you may not expect law enforcement to seize your property and hold onto it for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, that is exactly what can happen to you…
  • Aug 2

    Case to Legalize Sports Gambling Heading to Supreme Court

    Case to Legalize Sports Gambling Heading to Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could change the future of sports betting. The court recently decided to hear arguments regarding the legalization of sports gambling. It all stems from a New Jersey ballot measure…
Rank this Week: 289

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Aug 16

    What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texa

    What You Need to Know About Reckless Driving in Texa
    Reckless driving is a serious crime in the state of Texas. An individual commits the offense of reckless driving by operating a motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of another person or property. Reckless driving…
  • Aug 9

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?
    In Texas, an “expiration date,” called a statute of limitations, is in place for almost all types of crimes. A statute of limitations restricts how long an individual or entity can delay taking legal action regarding a…
  • Aug 9

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?

    Has the Statute of Limitations Expired for Your Texas Crime?
    In Texas, an “expiration date,” called a statute of limitations, is in place for almost all types of crimes. A statute of limitations restricts how long an individual or entity can delay taking legal action regarding a…
Rank this Week: 225

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 16

    Mrs. Minnesota Convicted Of Felony Theft

    Mrs. Minnesota Convicted Of Felony Theft
    A former Mrs. Minnesota was convicted of felony theft by swindle last week in Hennepin County District Court. According to court documents, Jennifer Kline, of Wayzata, was charged with felony theft by swindle after prosecutors allege that she…
  • Aug 15

    Minnesota Middle Of The Pack When It Comes To DUI Penaltie

    Minnesota Middle Of The Pack When It Comes To DUI Penaltie
    A recent study by the research center WalletHub.com reveals that Minnesota comes in at the middle of the pack when it comes to how strictly states handle DUI offenders. For their research, WalletHub looked at a number of different factors to…
  • Aug 14

    One Of Four Admits To Multi-State Sex Trafficking

    One Of Four Admits To Multi-State Sex Trafficking
    One of four individuals accused of partaking in a multi-state sex trafficking ring that preyed on foreign-born women has admitted to her role in the criminal enterprise. Fangyao Wu, 23, of Irvine, Calfifornia pleaded guilty on Thursday in…
Rank this Week: 317

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
  • Jun 30

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300

    Driving Without a License in Virginia – 46.2-300
    Are you wondering about the penalty for driving without a license in Virginia? Are you trying to figure out what the fine might be and what defenses you may have? You’re in the right place! This article will explain all the details of…
  • Jun 30

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia

    Penalty for Driving with an Expired License in Virginia
    If you got a ticket for driving with an expired license in Virginia, you’re in the right place. I can help with your case. Let’s look at the law, penalties, and defenses you may have. Then when you’re ready for individual…
Rank this Week: 389

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Drunk Driving on an ATV

    Drunk Driving on an ATV
    A little over a week ago, two drivers were arrested for driving their all-terrain vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. George Mooshian, 47, and Randy Hoisington, 55, both of Newport, New Hampshire were driving their ATV’s…
  • Aug 9

    Can DUI Marijuana Be Detected or Measured?

    Can DUI Marijuana Be Detected or Measured?
    I’ve posted in the past on the difficulties law enforcement faces in detecting impairment from marijuana while driving — both subjectively (symptoms, field sobriety tests and the officer’s opinion) and objectively (analysis…
  • Aug 4

    DUI with Keys in the Ignition but No Driving?

    DUI with Keys in the Ignition but No Driving?
    Not only do I practice DUI defense and write these posts on DUI-related topics, but I also teach law which sometimes includes teaching students what is required for a DUI. Students are often surprised when I tell them that, in California,…
Rank this Week: 365

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 7

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation

    Recent Privilege Decision Raises Questions for Internal Investigation
    A recent federal district court case raises significant issues regarding privilege that should be on the radar of any in-house or outside counsel conducting an internal investigation with the goal of producing a public report. As discussed in…
  • Jul 28

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA

    Ninth Circuit Ruling Weakens Materiality Standard under the FCA
    Last year in Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Escobar et al. (discussed on this blog), the Supreme Court reminded litigants that the False Claims Act “is not an all-purpose antifraud statute.” In that case,…
  • Jul 21

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace

    DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace
    The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the seizure of AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, which was used to sell stolen financial information, identification documents and other personal data, computer hacking…
Rank this Week: 288

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices P.C.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Aug 1

    New Law Enables Texans to Seal DUI Record

    New Law Enables Texans to Seal DUI Record
    Texas residents with DUI records might soon be able to seal their records. House Bill 3016, also known as the “second-chance” bill, will allow many first-time, low-level offenders to keep their criminal records from being made…
  • Aug 1

    New Jersey Woman Receives $140K Settlement Following MRSA-Inducing Urine Test

    New Jersey Woman Receives $140K Settlement Following MRSA-Inducing Urine Test
    A New Jersey resident allegedly contracted MRSA after being forced to take a urine sample following her 2012 DUI arrest. She recently received $140,000 to settle her ensuing lawsuit against Ocean City, two police officers, Shore Medical…
  • Jul 3

    In Utah, Speed and Unbuckled Seatbelts Account for More Road Deaths Than DUI

    In Utah, Speed and Unbuckled Seatbelts Account for More Road Deaths Than DUI
    This year, Utah legislators lowered the state’s DUI threshold to the nation’s most severe. The measure (HB155), which was sponsored by Republican Representative Norman K. Thurston, lowered Utah’s blood-alcohol limit…
Rank this Week: 312

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 328

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 381

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: 386

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: 261

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 227