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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/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Lurlyn A. Winchester, 58, New City, New York, a Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, was charged with making false statements in connection with an application for a loan to purchase a residence in Monroe, New…
  • Jun 6

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Oscar Cantalicio Ortiz, 53, a contractor who had resided in Kingwood, Texas, prior to becoming a fugitive in this case, was sentenced in absentia to 262 months in prison for his role in a $16 million loan fraud…
  • Jun 6

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark F. Speakman, 60, Grove City, Ohio, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for an investment fraud scheme that defrauded his clients out of more than $1.1 million. According to court documents, between 2000 and…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 21

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 23

    Even Journalists Get The Finger

    Even Journalists Get The Finger
    There was much to question and challenge about the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department’s handling of the mass roundup, the “kettling,” of protesters on Trump’s Inauguration Day. After all,…
  • Jun 23

    Joe Joswiak’s Revenge

    Joe Joswiak’s Revenge
    If the backstory is to be believed, Anthony Promvongsa sounds like a pretty tough guy, maybe even a gang member, who was bold enough to go after an off-duty cop with whom he had some prior beef. According to the criminal complaint,…
  • Jun 22

    Short Take: The LA Times’ Balancing Act

    Short Take: The LA Times’ Balancing Act
    It might be considered a bit snarky to say that the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Laura Beth Nielsen in response to one by Ken White, but that may very well be the case. Newspapers try to present balance, both sides of the coin,…
Rank this Week: 28

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
  • Jun 14

    Tips For Finding Hidden Assets in Divorce

    Tips For Finding Hidden Assets in Divorce
    It is not uncommon for one spouse to hide assets during a divorce. Everyone is in love until they’re not, and then they may not feel much like splitting everything with a soon-to-be e-spouse. If hidden assets and streams of income…
  • Jun 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce: Is It Simply Data Entry?

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce: Is It Simply Data Entry?
    When completing a lifestyle analysis in a divorce or child support case, I am often asked whether my work is simply data entry. Why does a forensic accountant need to do the lifestyle analysis? Can’t anyone with a bit of accounting…
  • Jun 9

    Ponzinomics: MLM Fraud and the FTC

    Ponzinomics: MLM Fraud and the FTC
    Robert FitzPatrick, president of Pyramid Scheme Alert has written a new book about multi-level marketing and how the FTC allows these pyramid schemes to exist. In PONZINOMICS, the FTC’s Protection of Multi-Level Marketing, he discusses…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Jun 19

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling
    6-19-17 Wisconsin: RACINE COUNTY — At least three communities in Racine County are reviewing their sex offender residency ordinances after a federal judge found that similar rules in Pleasant Prairie were unconstitutional. In recent…
  • Jun 17

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church
    6-17-17 Oklahoma: CHICKASHA — Police are investigating after the body of an Oklahoma pastor with a previous out-of-state sex crime conviction was found burned on Friday morning near the church where he ministered under an assumed…
  • Jun 12

    Here's why some Louisiana sex offenders eligible for early release have to stay in prison

    Here's why some Louisiana sex offenders eligible for early release have to stay in prison
    6-12-17 Louisiana: More than 400 Louisiana prisoners who are otherwise eligible for early release can’t leave correctional facilities because they are unable to find an approved place to live that complies with the state’s sex offender…
Rank this Week: 35

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 44

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: 42

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/
  • Jun 23

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel
    Akiva A. Miller has posted The Law of Time Travel on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Even as time machines remain as fictional as ever, time-travel stories hold important lessons for legal reasoning. Starting from the ancient paradigms of…
  • Jun 23

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence
    Leigh Goodmark (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized? (40 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 53 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1984, the United States started…
  • Jun 23

    Opinion finding prejudice from improper immigration advice leading to guilty plea

    Opinion finding prejudice from improper immigration advice leading to guilty plea
    The Chief Justice delivered the opinion of the Court in Jae Lee v. United States. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in part of which Justice Alito joined. Justice Gorsuch did not participate.
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • May 25

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?
    After going through an accident that ends up with injuries, the victim will never know the full extent of their damages until some time has passed after the accident. Even if a person believes that their injury was minor, they could suffer…
  • May 5

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?
    Many people might find it difficult to go seek help for a mental disorder that they may have. Obtaining a diagnosis is the first step in receiving treatment. Going to a physician’s office may be the first step, but not the last.…
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Jun 23

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent

    Did President Trump Obstruct Justice? It All Comes Down to Intent
      “Asking [the] FBI to drop an investigation is obstruction of justice.”   That is what Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., thinks. And the lawmaker’s opinion carries significant weight: he is the ranking member of the House…
  • Jun 21

    The Important Correlation Between Indictment and Jury Instruction

    The Important Correlation Between Indictment and Jury Instruction
    There are many constitutionally significant elements of a criminal prosecution.  Three of these are indictment, evidence produced at trial and jury instructions.   The Fifth Amendment guarantees a criminal defendant the substantial…
  • Jun 21

    The Law: Logic and Fairness Too Often Ignored

    The Law: Logic and Fairness Too Often Ignored
    Most people would assume that the rule of law is drawn by the rules of logic and fairness. That assumption is both logical and fair, but the rule of law—with its most fundamental purpose being to protect society and ensure… The…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 75

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: 73

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: 71

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/
  • Jun 14

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation
    Texas State Sen. Paul Bettencourt was quoted by the Associated Press (June 11) criticizing debtors-prison legislation (SB 1913) which he and five others voted against in the senate. He:said that it did not adequately consider…
  • Jun 13

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused on preparing for a much-need break next week.SCOTUS to consider warrants for cell-phone location dataThe US Supreme Court will finally consider the…
  • Jun 12

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed HB 34, Texas' latest omnibus innocence legislation. Grits explained in this post why the eyewitness ID reforms are minimalist, at best, and avoid confronting the reasons flawed identifications still make it…
Rank this Week: 89

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 1

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse

    Ex-fire chief accused of abuse
    The Associated Press reports that a former Kingston fire chief who abruptly retired in February shortly after receiving a new contract now faces a sexual assault charge. Robert Heath has been charged with indecent assault and battery on…
  • May 1

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old

    Mass. Man Charged with Sexually Abusing 3-year-old
    A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 3-year-old New York girl after sending photos of the abuse to an undercover investigator with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. According to…
  • Feb 11

    No Bail for Paquin

    No Bail for Paquin
    The Eagle Tribune reports that defrocked and formerly jailed ex-priest Ronald Paquin, who was assigned to parishes in Haverhill and Methuen, will be held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge until late next week. Paquin, 74, was…
Rank this Week: 86

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 100

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 107

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

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

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 117

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jun 21

    The Self Talk Treadmill

    The Self Talk Treadmill
    I’m off to Baltimore for a Federal sentencing conference. But I’m still looking back to last week’s coaching certification class for my son’s clay shooting team. And I wanted to share another life lesson from that…
  • Jun 19

    Look at Your Approach and not Just Your Result

    Look at Your Approach and not Just Your Result
    I spent last Friday and Saturday in a certification class so that I can be an assistant coach on my son’s clay shooting team for the upcoming season. The class consisted of a classroom component and a hands-on component at a local…
  • Jun 15

    Adding the Appellate Guy

    Adding the Appellate Guy
    Robert Mueller recently made a serious move. He brought in an appellate guy. Michael Dreeben has argued 100 cases in the United States Supreme Court and has been with the Solicitor General’s office since 1988. The move indicated, even…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
Rank this Week: 138

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 205

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 23

    The Walker Hearing: Where the Constitution and Common Sense Collide

    The Walker Hearing: Where the Constitution and Common Sense Collide
    One concept that is often overlooked by lawyers in the criminal field is the importance of a “Walker Hearing”. Brought to us in the case of People v. Walker (1), a “Walker Hearing” is used when interpreting whether or…
  • Jun 15

    The Michigan Tolling Statute for Criminal Sexual Activity: DNA changes the Game

    The Michigan Tolling Statute for Criminal Sexual Activity: DNA changes the Game
    One common misconception in the field of criminal law is the understanding of the statute of limitations (SOL). While many have a general idea of what the SOL is, a clear understanding of what the “clock” for a crime can be the…
  • Jun 9

    False Rape Accusations: Does the Stain Ever go Away?

    False Rape Accusations: Does the Stain Ever go Away?
    My client looked at me with a tear in his eyes when we won his rape case at a preliminary hearing. “Henry” was going to be a free man and we hugged each other as he was eternally grateful but the reality is that his life of…
Rank this Week: 185

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
  • Aug 2

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)
    On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark “HERBAL ACCESS” on the grounds…
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
Rank this Week: 195

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 191

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA & JNC STAYS VERY BUSY .......

    NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA & JNC STAYS VERY BUSY .......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:NEW LAWS IN FLORIDA ..... GOVERNOR SCOTT STAYS BUSY SIGNING BILLS INTO LAW .....SB 118 - CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS:Any person or entity engaged in the business of publishing through a publicly accessible print or electronic…
  • Jun 14

    REGJB REGULAR INDICTED

    REGJB REGULAR INDICTED
    Sam Konell, a REGJB regular has been indicted for health care fraud. Article here. Sorry for slow blogging. In trial. It's hot here in Phoenix...but not for us...just the AUSAs.From the DOJ press release:The indictment alleges…
  • Jun 9

    THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE

    THE FRAGILITY OF LIFE
    The Miami legal community lost two very different lawyers this week. Naphtali Wacks was murdered by a reckless driver who rammed his car into the back of Wacks' car as he drove to work. We can't help but think that Naphtali woke up…
Rank this Week: 281

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 225

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/
  • May 31

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law
    In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his victims. This horrific event led to a crackdown on weapons in California. However, now that new gun laws have taken effect, gun…
  • May 31

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law

    Gun Groups Fighting New California Gun Law
    In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his victims. This horrific event led to a crackdown on weapons in California. However, now that new gun laws have taken effect, gun…
  • May 10

    Using a Fake ID Can Lead to Your Arrest – CVC 14610

    Using a Fake ID Can Lead to Your Arrest – CVC 14610
    You might not think lying about who you are is a big deal, but you can get into trouble if you falsely identify yourself. Lying to a police officer or using a fake ID could get you arrested.
Rank this Week: 297

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 30

    Defenses in Tiger Woods’ DUI Prescription drugs arrest

    Defenses in Tiger Woods’ DUI Prescription drugs arrest
    Tiger Woods was charged with DUI drugs in Florida.  According to the CNN news report, there was evidence of fresh damage to his car, he was found asleep at the wheel and failed field sobriety tests.  Woods did submit to a breath…
  • May 22

    Has Uber Really Lowered DUI Rates Across the Country?

    Has Uber Really Lowered DUI Rates Across the Country?
    Recent studies have started to surface in regards to the number of OUI’s now that Uber has become a popular ride-sharing service. Uber operates in many cities across the country and has become increasingly more popular over the last…
  • May 18

    SJC addresses whether Third Offense OUI can result in detention without bail under the Dangerousness statute of Chapter 58A

    SJC addresses whether Third Offense OUI can result in detention without bail under the Dangerousness statute of Chapter 58A
    The Massachusetts Supreme Court will soon decide the case of Commonwealth v. Dayton, which raises the issue of whether an individual charged with an OUI third offense can be held as a danger to the community. The dangerousness statute of…
Rank this Week: 257

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272

    Fight Driving on Revoked Under Va Code 18.2-272
    If you’re accused of violating Virginia Code 18.2-272, you should be aware that this is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and you are facing a real likelihood of jail if you are found guilty. This statute covers violations of driving while your…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
  • Mar 19

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

    Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]
    The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location. Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red…
Rank this Week: 259

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: 254

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 249

New York Legal Blog

New York Legal Blog

Offers information and articles related to injury and accident law, criminal law, and immigration law in New York. By the Law Office of Mark Siesel, Esq.

http://www.nylegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 299

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/
  • Jun 23

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition

    Post-Mortem: Special Election Edition
    Yes, the Democrats just lost two special elections for House seats -- in Georgia and South Carolina.  Together with earlier losses in Montana and Kansas, the Dems are 0-4.  (Actually, the Democrats did win a…
  • Jun 16

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency

    No Lifetime Appointments While There Remains A Cancer On The Presidency
    As we brace for the next revelation to contribute to Trump's "downward spiral," as Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn) put it, let's not lose sight of the unmitigated and long-lasting damage the malevolent orange shit-gibbon…
  • Jun 15

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

    The Midnight Massacre: A Date Which Will Live In Infamy
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Jun 23

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The General Assembly passed a $23 billion state budget bill this week that includes provisions likely of interest to blog readers.  In what would be a significant change to the criminal justice system, the proposed budget raises the age…
  • Jun 22

    North Carolina’s Commercial Social Networking Ban for Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional

    North Carolina’s Commercial Social Networking Ban for Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional
    In Packingham v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down G.S. 14-202.5, North Carolina’s ban on sex offenders accessing commercial social networking websites. The law violates the First Amendment. I’ve…
  • Jun 20

    When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?

    When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?
    An ancient maxim of the law is ignorantia juris non excusat, or ignorance of the law does not excuse. Put another way, it is presumed that the public knows the laws, and a defense of ignorance is typically not allowed. This principle is at…
Rank this Week: 506

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence
    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying EvidenceThis post examines an opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District: People v. Pineda, 2017 WL 632823 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
Rank this Week: 481

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 21

    Squad Car Footage Of Philando Castile Shooting Released

    Squad Car Footage Of Philando Castile Shooting Released
    The dash cam video that captured the fatal interaction between officer Jeronimo Yanez and Philando Castile was made public yesterday. In the video, the 29-year-old officer can be seen approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle and…
  • Jun 20

    MnDot Joining Anti-Human Trafficking Fight

    MnDot Joining Anti-Human Trafficking Fight
    If you’ll be traveling throughout Minnesota this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll see at least one of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s anti-human trafficking billboards. The campaign, which urges people…
  • Jun 19

    Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Case

    Officer Found Not Guilty In Philando Castile Case
    After nearly five days of deliberation, a jury decided that there was not enough evidence to convict Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. The Latino police officer had originally been…
Rank this Week: 505

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 20

    US v. Cervantes, No. 15-50459…

    US v. Cervantes, No. 15-50459 (6-19-17)(Watford w/Trott & McKeown).  The 9th holds that a state (California) sentence of "mandatory supervision" is closer to parole than to probation.  As such, a search of a defendant's hotel…
  • Jun 19

    Case o' The Week: Catch a Tigar by the Tale - Sixth Amendment Structural Error and Limits on Defense Closing Argument

    Case o' The Week: Catch a Tigar by the Tale - Sixth Amendment Structural Error and Limits on Defense Closing Argument
      There are many rights that can be stomped upon, with convictionssalvaged by that damnable “harmless error.”  And there are some, that cannot.  United States v. Brown, 2017 WL 2509230 (9thCir. June 12, 2017),…
  • Jun 16

    US v. Hernandez, No. 14-50214…

    US v. Hernandez, No. 14-50214 (6-15-17)(Per Curiam  by Schroeder, Bybee & Smith).  Interesting opinion reversing a conviction, but not for the usual reasons.  The 9th affirmed that "willfully" in this gun case was not…
Rank this Week: 413

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jun 19

    Teens, Sexting, and the Potential for a Lengthy Prison Sentence

    Teens, Sexting, and the Potential for a Lengthy Prison Sentence
    Recently it was announced the House of Representatives had passed a bill that could effectively leave teenagers facing 15 years in prison for doing something many teens do – sexting, or sending messages or photos via mobile devices that…
  • Feb 24

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator
    Currently in the state of Michigan there are four degrees of CSC, or criminal sexual conduct, which a person who allegedly commits a sex-related crime may be charged with depending on various factors. These include first-, second-, third-,…
  • Jan 2

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC

    University of Michigan Football Player Allegedly Touches Woman Inappropriately, Faces Two Counts of CSC
    Recently it was reported that Grant Perry, a wide receiver for the University of Michigan football team from Royal Oak was arrested after allegedly touching a woman in an inappropriate manner as Perry and the woman were in line waiting to…
Rank this Week: 398

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    The Bill Cosby Rape Allegation

    The Bill Cosby Rape Allegation
    It seems pretty clear the career of Bill Cosby is over, with the cancellation of numerous live performances in various venues, plus the fact NBC pulled the plug on a possible series starring him. However, what isn’t clear is whether…
  • Jun 8

    Cosby Faces Sexual Allegations in Court

    Cosby Faces Sexual Allegations in Court
    After years of facing allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is going to court. If convicted, Cosby, who is 79, faces going to prison for the rest of his life. Cosby in Court to Face Sexual Allegations Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trail began…
  • Jun 1

    Memorial Day Drunk Driving Charge

    Memorial Day Drunk Driving Charge
    Typically over big weekends like Memorial Day weekend the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will team up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep impaired drivers off San Diego’s roads. If you received a…
Rank this Week: 520

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 14

    Arkansas Child Dies in Ascent Child Care Van from Excessive Heat

    Arkansas Child Dies in Ascent Child Care Van from Excessive Heat
    A family in Arkansas has suffered the loss of a five-year-old boy after he was left on a daycare van in the summer heat.  Family members told reporters that the… read more → The post Arkansas Child Dies in Ascent Child Care…
  • Apr 19

    “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order May Lead to New Whistleblower Claim

    “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order May Lead to New Whistleblower Claim
    President Trump recently signed a new executive order as part of his initiative to give priority to U.S. made goods and companies that hire U.S. citizens in government procurement decisions. This… read more → The post…
  • Apr 19

    “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order May Lead to New Whistleblower Claim

    “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order May Lead to New Whistleblower Claim
    President Trump recently signed a new executive order as part of his initiative to give priority to U.S. made goods and companies that hire U.S. citizens in government procurement decisions. This… read more → The post…
Rank this Week: 325

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 466

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 18

    Pruning Back Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Legislation Already

    Pruning Back Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Legislation Already
    Massachusetts Marijuana Laws Marijuana has been legalized in Massachusetts for just a few months and legislators are already trying to prune back some of the provisions concerning the cultivation of marijuana, among other changes that could…
  • May 9

    An Out of State DUI Can Affect You Back Home in Massachusett

    An Out of State DUI Can Affect You Back Home in Massachusett
    Charged With DUI Out of State? Don’t Ignore It. Many Massachusetts residents are faced with the problem of being arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol while outside the state of Massachusetts.…
  • Apr 29

    Drug Dealers Charged with Manslaughter for Overdose

    Drug Dealers Charged with Manslaughter for Overdose
    Drug Dealers Getting Charged for Overdose Deaths In recent years it has become popular for illegal drug dealers to mix highly potent drugs such as the heroin with a substance known as fentanyl in order to generate a more profound high for…
Rank this Week: 370

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

CMS Law Firm's DUI Defense Blog

Covers Seattle DUI and criminal law.

http://dui-defense-blog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Which States Have the Toughest DWI Laws?

    Which States Have the Toughest DWI Laws?
    You do not want to get a DUI in any state. A DUI conviction anywhere in the US will involve serious penalties that can affect your ability to work, get a student loan, rent an apartment and more. But some states have stricter DWI laws than…
  • Apr 12

    Texas DWI Law

    Texas DWI Law
    I was arrested for DWI in Texas…Now What? http://www.lubbockdwilawblog.com Board certified criminal defense attorney Stephen Hamilton, practicing in Lubbock, Texas, talks about what you should do now that you’ve been arrested for…
  • Apr 3

    Texas DWI Penaltie

    Texas DWI Penaltie
    In the state of Texas, you are deemed to be driving while intoxicated or DWI if you have a blood alcohol limit (BAC) above a certain level. For those 21 years old +, you are legally intoxicated with a BAC of .08%. For commercial drivers, the…
Rank this Week: 420

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Apr 19

    Floriduh May not allow Smoking Medical Marijuana - Despite Constitutional Amendment

    Floriduh May not allow Smoking Medical Marijuana - Despite Constitutional Amendment
    Florida Medical Marijuana Law Update#Floriduh may not allow smoking #medicalmarijuana #cannabislaws despite #constitutional…
  • Mar 7

    Hillsborough County Medical Marijuana Licensing Ordinance - Complete Text

    Hillsborough County Medical Marijuana Licensing Ordinance - Complete Text
    Hillsborough County Medical Marijuana Licensing OrdinanceHow to Find a Complete Copy of the Hillsborough County Medical Marijuana Licensing Ordinance?The Hillsborough County Commission just adopted the Ordinance needed for dispensaries to go…
  • Feb 17

    Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint

    Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint
    DUI checkpoint on Friday, February 17 to Saturday, February 18.  Officers will be stationed near the 7200 block of Adamo Drive  from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.   Fighting for you or a friend. Law Office of W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary…
Rank this Week: 441