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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/
  • Feb 11

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Like BTD, I'm busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 10

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I spent the day battling Wall Street banks in court today. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 9

    NH Primary Thread

    NH Primary Thread
    I'm buried with work and really have no clue what's going on today anyway. Talk NH here. [[ 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/
  • Feb 11

    Investment Property Scheme Sentence

    Investment Property Scheme Sentence
    Minas Litos, 50, Saint John, Indiana; Adrian Tartareanu, 45, Saint John, Indiana; and Daniela Tartareanu, 44, Saint John, Indiana; were sentenced in federal court by Chief Judge Philip Simon  for conspiracy and wire fraud. Litos…
  • Feb 10

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty
    Frank Enrique Lleras, 30, Charlotte, North Carolina, the co-founder of a Charlotte-area property investment firm, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud, in connection with an investment fraud scheme involving real estate…
  • Feb 9

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing
    Emily Suzanne Vasquez, 47, Inglewood, California, was sentenced in Nevada 12-48 months in prison after being convicted of one count of attempted theft, a category “C” felony. Vasquez was sentenced as a result of a local, state and…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Feb 10

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live
    2-10-16 Wisconsin: MADISON, Wis. —The Wisconsin Assembly has signed off on a bill creating uniform restrictions on where violent sex offenders can live. Right now, municipalities use ordinances to determine where sex offenders can't live.…
  • Feb 10

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say
    2-10-16 Texas: General-law city, nonprofit organization face off over residency restrictions Texas Voices of Reason and Justice filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 against several cities, including West Lake Hills, alleging the city’s restrictions on…
  • Feb 8

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
    2-8-16 Texas: DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. While other states, including…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Feb 10

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know
    For years, Amnesty International has witnessed public figures repeating misconceptions and inaccuracies about waterboarding.  This American debate on torture has mostly got it wrong – here are three realities you need to know:…
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
  • Feb 9

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career
    Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an…
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • Feb 9

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM
    Multi-level marketing is not a business. I’ve written numerous times about the fact that more than 99% of participants in multi-level marketing (MLM) lose money. Companies like Mary Kay Cosmetics promote the “income…
  • Feb 4

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case
    When there are suspicions of hidden income or secret investments or bank accounts, an analysis of known bank accounts can reveal helpful details. Tracy Coenen explains how bank statements and credit card statements can be used by a forensic…
  • Feb 2

    Bring Out the Big Guns?

    Bring Out the Big Guns?
    When companies have big problems, they usually bring out the big guns. The benefits of using large law firms, audit firms, and other professional service firms are undeniable. These firms offer a depth of experience that is invaluable, and…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 27

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: 32

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: 36

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 11

    Cassell To Obama: Do What I Failed To Do

    Cassell To Obama: Do What I Failed To Do
    I haven’t always been kind to former federal judge turned victims rights advocate and law professor, Paul Cassell.  That’s not going to change now, even though it might appear to some that he’s done something…
  • Feb 11

    Alt-Constitution: The Fantasy Game

    Alt-Constitution: The Fantasy Game
    Outside of academia, few would know or care that it exists. There is a movement afoot by progressive scholars to create an alternate Constitution Day, one that celebrates not the piece of paper upon which our nation was founded, or the evil…
  • Feb 10

    Ted Nugent’s Mouth And Madeline Albright’s Tongue

    Ted Nugent’s Mouth And Madeline Albright’s Tongue
    To anyone whose head isn’t so firmly planted up their most beloved sacred cow’s butt, it has long been obvious that every side in politics has its nutjobs. Few can rock as well as Ted Nugent, but that doesn’t make…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 69

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/
  • Feb 11

    Terzian on The Fifth Amendment and Encryption

    Terzian on The Fifth Amendment and Encryption
    Dan Terzian has posted The Micro-Hornbook on the Fifth Amendment and Encryption (Georgetown Law Journal Online, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Micro-Hornbook objectively analyzes whether and how the government may…
  • Feb 11

    Thorburn on Duff

    Thorburn on Duff
    Malcolm Thorburn (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Calling Antony Duff to Account Rowan Cruft, Mathew H. Kramer, Mark R. Reiff (eds):Crime, Punishment and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff, Oxford, Oxford…
  • Feb 10

    Mayeux on What Gideon Did

    Mayeux on What Gideon Did
    Sara Mayeux has posted What Gideon Did (Columbia Law Review, Vol. 116, Pg. 15, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many accounts of Gideon v. Wainwright’s legacy focus on what Gideon did not do — its doctrinal and practical...
Rank this Week: 76

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 80

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!
    From the JAA Broward Blog yesterday:Imperato to resign? – a bailiff was caught scurrying away earlier this morning with what looks to be some of Cindy Imperato’s personal belongings in an archive box, including an…
  • Feb 9

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY
    The irascible, grouchy, unpredictable, "live free or die" citizens of New Hampshire go to the polls today and vote in the nation's first political primary (as opposed to the Iowa caucuses) in this presidential season. We can't help but…
  • Feb 8

    Bern Your Enthusiasm

    Bern Your Enthusiasm
    The Super Bowl is over. We called most of it right, including the dead-lock coin toss prediction, and advising you to take Denver and the money line, although we didn't watch one lick of it. REGJB wise last week, we saw the man labeled…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Feb 10

    Real de-incarceration talk, and other storie

    Real de-incarceration talk, and other storie
    Here are a few of items which merit readers' attention even if they haven't made it into independent posts:Finally, some real de-incarceration talkAt the House Corrections Committee on Tuesday, reported Chuck Lindell at the Austin Statesman,…
  • Feb 10

    False confessions roundup

    False confessions roundup
    Here are several recent items on the topic of false confessions which merit Grits readers' attention:Study finds that sleep deprivation leads to false confessionsWhy people make false confessionsA look at false confessions The dangerous…
  • Feb 9

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend
    A federal jury recently awarded $877,000 to a man who sued the Austin PD "after police in 2012 tackled him and detained him for a crime he did not commit." That makes three recent cases where the City of Austin was ordered to pay out sizable…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 100

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/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 114

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    ***Final Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    ***Final Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Feb 10

    ***Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    ***Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Feb 10

    Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 151

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
Rank this Week: 140

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Jan 1

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator
    In a series of posts almost five years ago I wrote about the idea of a criminal-defense skunkworks: Building the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; Fleshing Out the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; and Potential Topics for the Criminal-Defense…
  • Jan 1

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List
    In the last three years, I convinced Texas courts to hold five statutes unconstitutional under the First Amendment.1 I filed briefs in the Georgia Supreme Court, will argue the unconstitutionality of a Georgia statute next month,2 and will be…
  • Dec 26

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach
    Josh Blackman sent me the link on Christmas Eve: Humbach on the Constitutionality of Revenge Porn Statutes http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2015/12/humbach-on-the-constitutionality-of-revenge-porn-statutes.html John A. Humbach (Pace…
Rank this Week: 144

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 137

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas appeals.  In the first, the en banc panel settles a question about what "clearly established federal law" governs a claim, and rules in favor of a California state prisoner.  In the second, a…
  • Feb 9

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113…

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113 (Rosenthal, DJ (S.D. Tex.) with Kozinski and Tallman) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence for false statements and perjury and remanded for resentencing because the sentencing judge failed to make…
  • Feb 9

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the…

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the codefendant in this case.]Smith v. Schriro, Nos. 96-99025, 96-99026, 10-99011 (Reinhardt with Schroeder, dissent by Callahan) --- The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 165

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 186

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 11

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Two MD Officers Shot and Killed:  Two Maryland sheriff's deputies were fatally shot Wednesday afternoon during an incident that began in a crowded restaurant, and the shooter was also killed.  Justin Jouvenal and Dana Hedgpeth of…
  • Feb 10

    Buy This House, but Don't Ask About the Price

    Buy This House, but Don't Ask About the Price
    Would you buy a house without knowing the price?  That's what sentencing reduction advocates want us to do:  They want us to buy their legislation without ever giving us specifics about what the costs are going to be in…
  • Feb 10

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA High Court Upholds Death Sentence:  The California Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of a Stockton quadruple murderer. Bob Egelko of the SF Chronicle reports that Louis James People, 53, killed four people over the course of two…
Rank this Week: 203

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt
    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they…
  • Feb 8

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter
    Shoplifting collections letters are part of retailers' larger efforts to minimize loss from theft. For that reason alone, a person cannot expect to pick his or her nose or scratch his or her butt in a large store without being caught on…
  • Feb 7

    The importance of postponing sentencing until after a more favorable sentencing scheme takes effect

    The importance of postponing sentencing until after a more favorable sentencing scheme takes effect
    Sometimes, sentencing laws and procedures change to the favor of criminal defendants. Even when it is not clear whether those sentencing changes will or will not be retroactive for crimes committed before the sentencing change, little is…
Rank this Week: 200

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
      A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members…
  • Oct 23

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain
    One of the stranger local practices in Kaufman County is the requirement of paying court costs up front in misdemeanor cases. That is, you are supposed to pay court costs on the day you plead guilty. This local preference is often a…
  • Oct 21

    Exhibition of a Firearm

    Exhibition of a Firearm
    There was an arrest of a North Forney student for exhibition of a firearm today. It’s not a law you see often so let’s talk about it here, and discuss the juvenile process as  well. First, what is the law on guns in schools?…
Rank this Week: 212

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 193

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
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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: 240

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 233

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 268

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 275

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: 264

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: 249

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 246

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 321

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Dashcam mayhem!

    Dashcam mayhem!
      In recent years, technical tools that can record a cop’s every act have shined a bright light on police abuses. This is especially true now with the ubiquitous dashcams attached to almost every police cruiser in the nation.…
  • Jan 29

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT

    OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AS JUVENILES ARE GIVEN HOPE FOR PAROLE BY THE SUPREME COURT
      In 1963 Henry Montgomery was a 17 year old living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was playing hooky from school when he was approached by a deputy sheriff assigned to round up truants. When the deputy frisked Henry, Henry pulled out a…
  • Jan 21

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM

    THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX OFFENSE RECIDIVISM
    California’s sex offender laws are among the strictest in the country. Even relatively minor sex offense convictions usually end up requiring a lifetime registration on the sex offender list. So what is a “relatively minor”…
Rank this Week: 322

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 329

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

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death Lawsuits While we do not want to believe it was ever our loved one’s time to go, a wrongful death case implies there was negligence or intentional harm that resulted in the death of a family member. In a wrongful death…
  • Dec 16

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge
    With trial scheduled to begin only nine days later, charges of child sex abuse against Robert Koenig, 63, were dismissed at the prosecution’s request, motivated by the discovery of new evidence following Mr. Koenig’s indictment…
  • Sep 25

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)
    If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are arrested for a DUI in your personal vehicle, it’s going to have an impact on your license. Today I’m going to walk you through potential outcomes of a Phoenix DUI and…
Rank this Week: 307

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 305

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: 315

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
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