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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 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
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 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Feb 21

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction
    Fingerprint Evidence It is common for client’s to ask me about fingerprint evidence. I am often asked the following questions: Will the prosecution test evidence for fingerprints? What if my prints are on the item? Should we get out own…
  • Jan 31

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC
    Massachusetts Drub Lab Scandal The floodgates are now open to around 20,000 (twenty thousand) defendants whose convictions may have been tainted by Annie Dookhan’s corrupt, callous and criminal misconduct. On January 18, 2017 the…
  • Jan 17

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction
    Open and Gross Lewdness Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in Massachusetts is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 16. To convict someone of this crime the prosecuting attorney must prove the element of shock or alarm. This…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 18

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 24

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999
    2-24-17 Missouri: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers are willing to pay a bit more for another batch of fixer-uppers. The Land Bank…
  • Feb 24

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry
    2-24-17 North Carolina: GREENSBORO, NC – Ask a room full of people about revenge porn and they may have an inkling of what the law says. Ask a room full of teenagers and they may not know anything about it. WHAT IS REVENGE PORN? In…
  • Feb 24

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester
    See original story of murder2-24-17 Louisiana: A Baton Rouge state judge set a July 24 trial date Friday for a Walker man and his 19-year-old fiancee in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester. Jace Crehan, 23, and…
Rank this Week: 33

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 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 29

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 36

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 27

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Wilson v. Sellers: Whether the court's decision in Harrington v. Richter silently abrogates the presumption set forth in Ylst v. Nunnemaker – that a federal court sitting in…
  • Feb 26

    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 Downloads Paper Title 1 344 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 117 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
Rank this Week: 38

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 27

    Divorce Financials: Using a Tax Return to Find Income and Asset

    Divorce Financials: Using a Tax Return to Find Income and Asset
    While consumers generally hate income tax returns because of their complexity, they can be invaluable sources of information in divorce proceedings. Not only do they provide insight into prior years’ earnings, they can also point to…
  • Feb 21

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case
    In this video, Tracy Coenen explains the purpose and process behind doing a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case. There are three main reasons why a lifestyle analysis may be done: To determine the amount of money needed to continue living a…
  • Feb 15

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?
    This week an article in the Wall Street Journal explored whether there might be some changes coming for Sarbanes Oxley. With President Trump talking about rolling back regulations, business groups that want Sarbanes Oxley softened may get…
Rank this Week: 41

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 27

    Senate Judiciary Committee this week to consider two (holdover) nominees to US Sentencing Commission

    Senate Judiciary Committee this week to consider two (holdover) nominees to US Sentencing Commission
    Sentencing fans in general and federal sentencing fans in particular should be interested in and intrigued by the first agenda item listed for this Wednesday's Executive Business Meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Nominations —…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS grants cert on (yet another) AEDPA habeas procedure case

    SCOTUS grants cert on (yet another) AEDPA habeas procedure case
    It has now been more than two decades since the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), and that law has had lots and lots of impacts on federal habeas practice and procedure. One big...
  • Feb 27

    Will a Justice Gorsuch be a strong SCOTUS voice against over-criminalization?

    Will a Justice Gorsuch be a strong SCOTUS voice against over-criminalization?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this recent National Review commentary authored by C. Jarrett Dieterle and headlined "Gorsuch v. Over-Criminalization." Here are excerpts: Much of the media attention to date…
Rank this Week: 44

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 27

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism

    States' rights Trumped: An ode to forgotten federalism
    Okay, we've heard a lot about federalism and states' rights from Governor Greg Abbott over the years. So will we now hear an outcry from the governor after ICE agents showed up at a Texas state district court and arrested an undocumented…
  • Feb 23

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime
    This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is…
  • Feb 22

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)
    Nice to see that Texas' compensation statute for exonerees remains an aspirational standard for other states. The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill setting compensation levels at $80,000 per year, following Texas' example. A newspaper…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 53

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: 70

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 26

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent
    Being convicted of a crime is no picnic. When a probation agent is involved, the picnic can seem to gather even more red ants. Talk about potential and actual sentencing with criminal defendants often focuses so much on the length of active…
  • Feb 25

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie
    Many criminal & DWI defendants at first may feel like they have been thrown to the lions. Beyond the veneer of smiling prosecutors, police and judges in the courthouse, is a criminal justice system ready to eat alive those who go to court…
  • Feb 24

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were
    With Trump as president, Colorado and Washington state may become less the marijuana paradises they were, Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed the press of possible increased federal enforcement in the states, of the…
Rank this Week: 88

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 82

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 87

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: 77

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/
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
  • Jan 11

    Do You Have a Case?

    Do You Have a Case?
    Picture yourself walking into work one morning just like any other start to your day. As you enter the premises of the building you slip and fall in a wet puddle and hit your head on the hard ground, resulting in a brain injury and other…
  • Dec 27

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!
    The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor 2015-2016 scholarship contest ended on November 30, 2016. The essays subject title was “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 103

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
  • Jul 9

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography
    The Washington Post reports that police in Manassas, Virginia may seek to photograph the erection of a teenage boy accused of possession and manufacturing child pornography. The teenager sent a video of himself to his girlfriend, and her…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
Rank this Week: 118

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 27

    And The Oscar Goes Too

    And The Oscar Goes Too
    Meta Prologue: In the first post today, Trump’s shallow, ignorant grasp of law, Constitution and governance is discussed with regard to federal enforcement of marijuana laws. In this post, the alternative is juxtaposed, as social…
  • Feb 27

    Half A Crime

    Half A Crime
    There was once a time when the rarified air of federal court wasn’t commonly befouled with the banal stench of defendants accused of drug crime. But the war on drugs in the 1970s changed that, and a defendant might well find himself one…
  • Feb 26

    Shirts And Skin

    Shirts And Skin
    The “free the nipple” movement is one that a very diverse group of people can support. Some for the right reason. Some for their own reasons. For obvious reasons, you pigs. This is not, as some might surmise, about women whose…
Rank this Week: 158

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 129

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 24

    State Legislative DP Note

    State Legislative DP Note
    There are legislative happenings in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Iowa on the death penalty.In Florida, it seems that they are barrelling down the road to a single-juror veto law, and nobody is even raising the alternative of a true…
  • Feb 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    9 Refugees Arrested In Austria Gang-Rape:  Nine asylum-seeking refugees have been arrested and charged in connection with the New-Years gang-rape of a 28-year-old teacher.  Jon Lockett at The Sun reports that the victim was visiting…
  • Feb 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Seven Murders in Chicago on Wednesday:  Chicago set a one day murder record for the year Wednesday with seven shooting deaths.  The Sun Times reports that this makes 92 murders so far in 2017, with 400 people injured since since...
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Feb 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Earlier this week the SBI executed a search warrant at a Hoke County administrative office, taking control of the building Monday afternoon and searching it for several hours.  County officials quoted in the Fayetteville Observer suggest…
  • Feb 23

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?
    If a person writes a check and the check bounces, is that enough to charge the person with the misdemeanor offense of writing a worthless check? What about if the recipient of the check notifies the check writer that the check bounced and the…
  • Feb 22

    Rollover Jail Credit

    Rollover Jail Credit
    When a person has pretrial jail credit shared between multiple charges, and those charges result in consecutive sentences, the shared jail credit gets applied only once. Does it matter which individual sentence gets the credit? Let’s…
Rank this Week: 124

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 6

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal
    According to a recent news article on www.Masslive.com, questions remain as to who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory discovery to defense attorneys in the Amherst drug lab scandal. The scandal came…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 161

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: 128

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: 125

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 24

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck
    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 24

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE ISP Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Meridian, ID…
  • Feb 24

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000 Fax (208) 324-7897 For Immediate Release: 2/24/2017 5:03 a.m. Please direct questions to the District Office Winter weather…
Rank this Week: 176

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/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 190

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 168

Puryear Law Blog

Puryear Law Blog

Covers criminal defense, family law, divorce, juvenile law, business law, discrimination, personal injury, and related matters in the states of Illinois and Iowa.

http://www.puryearlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge

    Federal Stolen Motor Vehicle and Chop Shop Charge
    Trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts, or operating a chop shop, is a Federal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2321 and 18 U.S.C. § 2322, respectively: 18 U.S.C. § 2321 provides as follows: (a) Whoever buys,…
  • Jan 29

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS

    Who is a “Caretaker” of a Child According to Iowa DHS
    Under Iowa law, for a person to be accused of being a perpetrator of child abuse must be a person responsible for the care of a child. A person responsible for the care of a child is defined in Iowa Code 232.68 as follows: a. Parent,…
  • Jan 29

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed

    Supreme Court Rules Juveniles Serving Life Sentences Have Right to Have Their Sentences Reviewed
    Those convicted of crimes committed as a juvenile who are serving life sentences have the right to seek a review and reduction of those sentences, under a United States Supreme Court ruling that was issued on January 25, 2016. In Montgomery…
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

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

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

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

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 27

    Being Interconnected

    Being Interconnected
    Drucilla Cornell & Karin van Marle, Ubuntu Feminism: Tentative Reflections, 36 Verbum et Ecclesia (2015).Margaret DaviesFor a number of years, Drucilla Cornell has been studying and reflecting upon ubuntu,1 an African term expressing the…
  • Feb 24

    A Compassion for the Law

    A Compassion for the Law
    Susan Bandes, Compassion and the Rule of Law, 13 Intl. J. Law in Context (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Mark KendeU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced a roadblock to confirmation because she had once said in a speech,…
  • Feb 23

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?

    Could There Be Free Speech for Electronic Sheep?
    Toni M. Massaro, Helen L. Norton & Margot E. Kaminski, Siri-ously 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment, Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Ann BartowThe goal of “Strong Artificial…
Rank this Week: 304

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
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
Rank this Week: 332

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Feb 22

    Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulation

    Online Impersonation: Texas Laws and Regulation
    In 2009, Texas lawmakers made it a criminal offense to harass someone online by using false identity. In many states the criminal offense is referred to as cyberstalking. In Texas it’s known as online impersonation. IF YOU OR SOMEONE…
  • Feb 15

    Statutory Rape Laws of Texa

    Statutory Rape Laws of Texa
    Every state has laws regarding the age of consent for sexual activity. When an adult engages in sexual activity with a child who is under the age of consent, the state may prosecute. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime,…
  • Feb 8

    Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Law

    Ponzi Schemes and Texas Fraud Law
    Over the past decade a number of financial frauds have been uncovered by both federal and Texas investigators. The monetary value of these fraudulent operations has been staggering, ranging from in excess of $70 billion in the case of Bernie…
Rank this Week: 257

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Were crimes committed related to Michael Flynn’s resignation?

    Were crimes committed related to Michael Flynn’s resignation?
    In the days since Michael Flynn resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser, there have been a lot of questions and not many answers. Many still wonder exactly what transpired between Flynn and the Russian ambassador he now…
  • Feb 15

    Court Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

    Court Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question:”A past conviction is keeping me from finding work. What can I do?” For many people, what goes on inside the walls of a prison isn’t the focus of much attention. Most…
  • Feb 7

    Professor Says One Way To Reduce Troubles With Police Is To Have Fewer Arrest

    Professor Says One Way To Reduce Troubles With Police Is To Have Fewer Arrest
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Anyone who has been watching the news recently has likely come across a number of stories about problems associated…
Rank this Week: 327

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/
  • Feb 21

    The Seven Ws of Content-Based Restriction

    The Seven Ws of Content-Based Restriction
    There are two sorts of restriction on speech: content-based restrictions and content-neutral restriction. Content-neutral restrictions are “justified without reference to the content of the regulated speech.” Ward v. Rock Against…
  • Jan 23

    Hate-Crime Laws’ Natural Consequence

    Hate-Crime Laws’ Natural Consequence
    What’s up with people who oppose hate crime laws? How can you be against laws that protect people from being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity? Sing it,…
  • Jan 16

    There Goes a Man

    There Goes a Man
    I learned this weekend that the Honorable Herb Ritchie, whom I took to task (albeit without naming him, since he was only an example of the implicit corruption that is tolerated at the Harris County courthouse because it always has ……
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Feb 21

    A Family Feud During the Holidays Could Lead to Domestic Assault and Battery Claim

    A Family Feud During the Holidays Could Lead to Domestic Assault and Battery Claim
    Domestic Assault and Battery Nearly everybody spends time with family members during the holiday season, and in some families, too much time together can result in relatives getting into arguments and fighting. If things get out of control, a…
  • Jan 31

    Recreational Use of Marijuana in Boston Legal Since December 15th

    Recreational Use of Marijuana in Boston Legal Since December 15th
    Recreational Use of Marijuana On the November ballot, Massachusetts voters had the opportunity to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in limited quantities. The voters have spoken, and starting December 15, 2016, it will be legal in…
  • Jan 18

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?
    Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Scandal In November the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struggled with the question of how about best to handle the aftermath of the Dookhan drug testing lab scandal, according to the Boston Globe. Annie Dookhan…
Rank this Week: 316

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Are Sex Crimes Misdemeanors or Felonies?

    Are Sex Crimes Misdemeanors or Felonies?
    If you have been charged with a crime alleging some kind of sexual offense, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony. There are many factors that go into determining which type of crime it is, because there are some crimes that could be a…
  • Feb 10

    A Witnesses' Self-Incrimination Right

    A Witnesses' Self-Incrimination Right
    You have a right to not be forced to say something that could incriminate yourself for a crime. This is your right against self-incrimination, and is one of the biggest, but also one of the most confusing, parts of the Fifth Amendment. One of…
  • Feb 9

    The Right Against Self-Incrimination and Why We Have It

    The Right Against Self-Incrimination and Why We Have It
    If you're being investigated for a crime in the state of Maine, the Constitution of the United States gives you some additional rights. One of these is in the Fifth Amendment, and protects you from being forced to incriminate…
Rank this Week: 230

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

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

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S CORRECTIONS OFFICER ARRESTED
    Only on Job a Week, No Union Protection, Terminated According to a report, a nineteen year old  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Corrections Officer was arrested and charged after leading his co-workers on a high speed chase on February 4,…
  • Feb 8

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH

    FLORIDA SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES IN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD’S DEATH
    Duval Man Arrested for Gun Charge in Case Involving Deceased Five Year Old A thirty four year old man has been arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon after an investigation into a murdered five year old…
  • Jan 27

    FORMER FLORIDA MUSIC TEACHER, ALREADY A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER, REARRESTED ON 3 NEW CHARGES 30 DAYS LATER

    FORMER FLORIDA MUSIC TEACHER, ALREADY A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER, REARRESTED ON 3 NEW CHARGES 30 DAYS LATER
    REARRESTED 30 DAYS AFTER PLEADING TO SEX CASE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY Former Gainesville and Lake City music teacher David O’Neill was labelled a sex offender under Florida law on December 19, 2016.  According to police and court…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Feb 6

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)
    Assault with a deadly weapon is one of the most serious crimes in California. Under California Penal Code Section 245, you could face up to four years in jail and $10,000 in fines if you are convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon.…
  • Feb 1

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?
    Hate crimes have recently become a persistent issue across the country. As the number of crimes based on race, religion and sexual orientation rises, many minorities are feeling unsafe in their homes and communities. To combat this growing…
  • Jan 18

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life
    The 2017 legislative session is underway and California lawmakers have introduced a flurry of proposed laws. Many of the proposed laws could have a major impact on the California criminal justice system and how certain crimes are punished.…
Rank this Week: 299

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Feb 2

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word

    Judge Gorsuch and the Rule of Law in His Own Word
    “It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives.” Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, January 31, 2017 Over the next few months there will be a great battle over President Trump’s…
  • Jan 31

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre

    The Constitution, Art. I Section 1: All Legislative Power Granted to the Congre
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. This is the first sentence of the Constitution.  It appears quite simple.  The…
  • Dec 14

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II

    The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, Part II
    When reflecting on the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, or the Bill of Rights, focus is often on the great freedoms of religion, speech, press and the right to bear arms.  The Bill of Rights became 225 years old on…
Rank this Week: 238

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Five gun arrests at Jacksonville high school in a month

    Five gun arrests at Jacksonville high school in a month
    First Coast High School has had an dramatic increase in weapon related arrests at their school this month.  According to an article on News4Jax, there have been 5 weapon related arrests at the school in just under a month.  The most…
  • Jan 13

    Wrong person released from Clay County jail

    Wrong person released from Clay County jail
    The wrong woman was released from the Clay County Jail last week.  According to an article on Jacksonville.com, Jessica Davis’ family posted her bond for her to be released while her misdemeanor simple battery case is…
  • Jan 13

    Wrong person released from Clay County jail

    Wrong person released from Clay County jail
    The wrong woman was released from the Clay County Jail last week.  According to an article on Jacksonville.com, Jessica Davis’ family posted her bond for her to be released while her misdemeanor simple battery case is…
Rank this Week: 310