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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/
  • Jun 24

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death
    I'm in favor of second chances for all offenders, terrorists included. But it is beyond the pale that Indonesia allows second chances for militant bomb-makers who participated in acts of terrorism to get out of jail and become…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, Big Deal or Hiccup?

    Brexit, Big Deal or Hiccup?
    So Great Britain has withdrawn from the European Union, David Cameron will resign by October, and stocks tumbled. I have no opinion right now, just some questions, as I'm just now hearing about it. First, is this really an…
  • Jun 23

    Thursday Night TV and Open Thread

    Thursday Night TV and Open Thread
    I am dreading watching the premiere of Queen of the South tonight. Why? Because it cannot possibly be as good as La Reina del Sur and nobody can take the place of Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza. El Senor de los Cielos Season 4 is…
Rank this Week: 3

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    N.M. Court of Appeals: Luce Loses Again

    N.M. Court of Appeals: Luce Loses Again
    For the fifteenth time in two years, a State Appellate Court reverses Luce's office once again.http://www.nmcompcomm.us/nmcases/nmca/slips/CA33,666.pdf
  • Jun 24

    First Book Out In January

    First Book Out In January
    "Wrongfully Disrobed:  How a Governor and a Small-Town D.A. Stole a Judicial Seat".The story of the wrongful prosecution of the Honorable Michael Murphy. Getting stock photos in place right now.Can't wait to tell the behind the scenes…
  • Jun 24

    N.M. Supreme Court: Luce Loses Again

    N.M. Supreme Court: Luce Loses Again
    And now the sadness sets in.For the fourteenth time in the last two years, a New Mexico appellate court has reversed a case stemming from Dianna Luce's office.And this one is a murder case.Reversed.Dianna Luce's office cannot stop the…
Rank this Week: 2559

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/
  • Jun 24

    Injury Crash South Of Horseshoe Bend

    Injury Crash South Of Horseshoe Bend
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Jun 23

    Correction to passenger information / Injury Crash US2 at mp 5.5, Priest River

    Correction to passenger information / Injury Crash US2 at mp 5.5, Priest River
    Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur Ave Suite A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815 Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208)…
  • Jun 23

    Correction to passenger information / Injury Crash US2 at mp 5.5, Priest River

    Correction to passenger information / Injury Crash US2 at mp 5.5, Priest River
    Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur Ave Suite A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815 Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208)…
Rank this Week: 338

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 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
  • Jun 24

    "Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials"

    "Acquittal in Freddie Gray Case Casts Doubts About Future Trials"
    From The New York Times: The acquittal on Thursday of a Baltimore police officer charged with murder and six other crimes in the death of Freddie Gray has dealt a devastating blow to the prosecution, legal experts say, and raises...
  • Jun 24

    Bhatt-Mehta & Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000

    Bhatt-Mehta & Lenga-Long on The Trafficking Victims' Protection Act of 2000
    Mala Bhatt-Mehta and Jennifer Lenga-Long (University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law) has posted Does the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act of 2000 Have an Impact on the Anti-Trafficking Legislation…
Rank this Week: 68

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.

    Riding dirty? Refuse searches, try to relax, and some other pointers.
    By now you know that you should never consent to a search of your car. But what if you actually have a joint in the console (terrible hiding place by the way), or you are a mule and worried the popo will find the package? Same advice, just…
  • Jun 24

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.

    How to get your DWI video in Texas, even if your case hasn’t been filed.
    One of the problems with DWI cases is that it can take months, years sometimes, before a DWI video appears from the DA’s office. For example, we have a case set for trial in Dallas and the video didn’t show up for nearly two…
  • Jun 6

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White

    Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than White
    Source: Dallas’ Black Population Faces Much Higher Odds of Arrest for Marijuana than Whites You can tell who the politically powerless are by who gets arrested for petty bullshit, like simple pot possession. Actually, I shouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 1814

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    ¿Cómo invertir los ahorros que has retirado de las AFP?

    ¿Cómo invertir los ahorros que has retirado de las AFP?
    ¿Cómo invertir los ahorros que has retirado de las AFP? Por fuentes periodísticas sabemos que la mayoría de clientes que han retirado sus ahorros de las AFP contaban con un fondo promedio de S/.80,000.00…
  • Jun 24

    DEROGARÁN LA LEY DE RETIRO DEL 95.5% DE LOS FONDOS DE LAS AFP POR JUBILADOS O NO.

    DEROGARÁN LA LEY DE RETIRO DEL 95.5% DE LOS FONDOS DE LAS AFP POR JUBILADOS O NO.
    Desde hace algunos días podemos leer en los medios lo que los clientes de las AFP pueden hacer con el 25% que retirarán para la cuota inicial de su primera vivienda, la SBS, siempre según los medios, viene trabajando…
  • Jun 21

    LA OIT Y EL SISTEMA DE PENSIONES EN EL PERÚ

    LA OIT Y EL SISTEMA DE PENSIONES EN EL PERÚ
    http://gestion.pe/economia/oit-propone-mas-reformas-sistema-pensiones-privado-y-publico-peru-2163813 En este enlace la OIT sugiere cambios en el Sistema Privado y Público de Pensiones, les dejo mi…
Rank this Week: 3211

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bernard v. Minnesota

    Supreme Court issues its ruling in Bernard v. Minnesota
    The Impact of Birchfield v North Dakota (Bernard)  There has been a lot of uncertainty regarding Minnesota’s DWI laws since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted review of three DWI cases in December of 2015. The…
  • May 27

    What you need to know before taking a DWI test

    What you need to know before taking a DWI test
    Are you aware of all of the consequences you face when deciding to take a chemical test after an arrest for driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota? The arrested individual should be aware that the police will not tell you everything you…
  • Apr 30

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota

    Boating Under the Influence (BWI) in Minnesota
    Minnesota’s lakes have always been popular destinations for boating and fishing, particularly during the summer months.  Sometimes those who partake in this enjoyable recreational activity also view boating as a chance to relax and…
Rank this Week: 1241

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Have You Been Sexually Assaulted Or Sexually Harassed At Work?

    Have You Been Sexually Assaulted Or Sexually Harassed At Work?
    As shown in the media, more and more men and women are complaining about being sexually harassed in the workplace by their employers – including even being sexually assaulted.  If you are the victim of such offensive behavior, you…
  • Jun 16

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Vacated by Federal Appeals Court

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Vacated by Federal Appeals Court
    On Monday, June 13, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the 18 month sentence of Anthony Mangone, a disbarred Westchester County lawyer convicted of corruption charges whose testimony helped convict three New York state…
  • Jun 8

    Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman Representing Men Charged With Sheep Marketplace Bitcoin Theft

    Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman Representing Men Charged With Sheep Marketplace Bitcoin Theft
    Jeffrey Lichtman has been hired by two men who are alleged to have stolen 5,400 Bitcoins – worth approximately $6.6 million – from the online drug sales website Sheep Marketplace in 2013.  Last week, the United States…
Rank this Week: 1602

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    The Bundys Argue Their Rights are Being Violated

    The Bundys Argue Their Rights are Being Violated
    Ammon and Ryan Bundy have filed for an administrative hearing over what they claim are ‘deplorable and unconstitutional’ conditions. According to the document filed by their attorneys, the Bundys argue that their first amendment…
  • Jun 22

    Life Under Curfew for American Teens: ‘It’s Insane, No Other Country Does This’

    Life Under Curfew for American Teens: ‘It’s Insane, No Other Country Does This’
    The Guardian came out with an interesting piece on the enforcement of local curfew ordinances and their effect on youth. In the city of San Diego, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to be out past 10pm. The city, using its police…
  • Jun 17

    Texas Police Say Criminals Often Use Imitation Weapon

    Texas Police Say Criminals Often Use Imitation Weapon
    In the state of Texas, like many other states, police are saying that more crimes are being committed with imitation weapons like BB guns because they are made so realistically, are cheaper, and easier to obtain. Fake weapons like BB guns can…
Rank this Week: 1644

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression
    Senior Circuit Judge Jon Newman of USCA2 has this op-ed in the WaPo, proposing expanded civil remedies for police misconduct.  It is an important subject and worthy of serious consideration, but I think Judge Newman's article may mislead…
  • Jun 24

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb
    When there is an acquittal in a high-profile prosecution  --  particularly a prosecution that reeks of political opportunism and racial edginess  --  the civil liberties and criminal defense bars often whoop it up.There…
  • Jun 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Death Penalty Sought in FL Doctor's Murder:  Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they are seeking the death penalty against two suspects in the murder of a Florida doctor.  One of the suspects is the victim's husband.  Fox…
Rank this Week: 74

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Singapore’s heartless death penalty for drug trafficker

    Singapore’s heartless death penalty for drug trafficker
    Source: Online Citizen (11 June 2016)http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2016/06/singapores-heartless-death-penalty-drug-traffickers/By Arjun MalikOn the first of June, I watched the conclusion of a capital punishment heroin trafficking case in…
  • Jun 24

    ADPAN urges Indonesia to Abolish Death Penalty and Castration for Sex Offender

    ADPAN urges Indonesia to Abolish Death Penalty and Castration for Sex Offender
    Source: Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (16 June 2016)https://adpan.org/2016/06/16/adpan-urges-indonesia-to-abolish-death-penalty-and-castration-for-sex-offenders/ADPAN(Anti Death Penalty Asia Network) is perturbed by Indonesia’s recent…
  • Jun 10

    ASEAN setback: Forward march on death penalty

    ASEAN setback: Forward march on death penalty
    Source: The Jakarta Post (10 June 2016)http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2016/06/01/asean-setback-forward-march-on-death-penalty.htmlLast Wednesday President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a controversial regulation in lieu…
Rank this Week: 468

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 703

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Seattle Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal, family and Injury law. By Blair & Kim, PLLC.

http://www.seattleattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1881

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Defending Clients Against Nevada Animal Abuse Charge

    Defending Clients Against Nevada Animal Abuse Charge
    A biotech firm in California is being forced to pay a $3.5 million fine after the U.S. Department of Agriculture accused them of mistreating animals that they used for research. Santa Cruz Biotechnology has additionally lost its ability to…
  • Jun 20

    Lewdness Charges Bring Considerable Penaltie

    Lewdness Charges Bring Considerable Penaltie
    Local police are on the lookout for a Hispanic man who they say may be guilty of lewdness in a public place. The incident allegedly took place at an east valley business on May 19. Details in the case are sketchy. If the police find the…
  • Jun 16

    Nevada Armed Robbery Charge

    Nevada Armed Robbery Charge
    One man is accused of robbing a Domino’s near UNLV on May 13. Police say that the suspect brandished a handgun before telling store employees to empty out the cash register. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. Based…
Rank this Week: 1063

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 24

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied
    You've told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You hired a lawyer. You spent countless hours working with your lawyer on collecting evidence, rehearsing your story, making sure everything was correct, and that there were…
  • Jun 23

    #DAPA Is Dead

    #DAPA Is Dead
    This morning, the Supreme Court deadlocked on the decision in Texas v. U.S., 4-4. That means the lower court ruling stands. That means that, for now, 4 million people must continue to live in the shadows.I want to make one…
  • May 5

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration

    Revocable Divorces vs. US Immigration
    Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post "A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A…
Rank this Week: 4956

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 24

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Some diseases are incurable. People recognize that harsh reality.   The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is apparently suffering from a potentially incurable affliction: prosecutorial misconduct. Its symptoms are…
  • Jun 23

    The Problem with the Government’s No-Fly List and Due Proce

    The Problem with the Government’s No-Fly List and Due Proce
    The things some politicians say often defy logic and everyday common sense. That has certainly been the case in comments some politicians, especially Republican conservatives, have made in the wake of the horrific Orlando massacre and the…
  • Jun 23

    El Chapo, Extradition, and Deportation

    El Chapo, Extradition, and Deportation
    The DEA said the capture of Joaquin “ El Chapo” Guzman-Loera was a victory for the rule of law as well as a victory for the Mexican people and government.   Transnational organized crime, violence, and drug trafficking have…
Rank this Week: 168

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1139

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Jun 24

    NYLJ: Panel Upholds NYC Measure That Prohibits Biased Policing

    NYLJ: Panel Upholds NYC Measure That Prohibits Biased Policing
    NYLJ: Panel Upholds NYC Measure That Prohibits Biased Policing by Andrew Denney: State law does not pre-empt a New York City law prohibiting discriminatory policing that was enacted in 2013 amid concerns about the NYPD’s increased…
  • Jun 24

    Treatise 25% off through midnight

    Treatise 25% off through midnight
    Go here. For what it’s worth, my local USAO bought three copies when they were allowed to buy books again.
  • Jun 24

    CNS News: Liberal AG’s Climate Change Probes Abuse Fourth Amendment to Upend First Amendment

    CNS News: Liberal AG’s Climate Change Probes Abuse Fourth Amendment to Upend First Amendment
    CNS News: Liberal AG’s Climate Change Probes Abuse Fourth Amendment to Upend First Amendment by Mark Fitzgibbons. A subpoena for 40 years of records from Exxon about the environment is somehow equated with the Second Amendment (¶…
Rank this Week: 1738

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1417

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    My Child Received a Juvenile Arrest Summons Ticket in Connecticut…Do We Need a Lawyer?

    My Child Received a Juvenile Arrest Summons Ticket in Connecticut…Do We Need a Lawyer?
    The best Connecticut criminal juvenile lawyers and attorneys in Wilton, Norwalk, Greenwich, Darien, and Stamford often get calls from parents whose child has been arrested or issued a juvenile summons or juvenile ticket. It’s a…
  • Jun 17

    Will Age Restrictions Curb Alive at Five Arrests in Stamford Connecticut?

    Will Age Restrictions Curb Alive at Five Arrests in Stamford Connecticut?
    For homegrown Stamford Connecticut residents like myself, we were thrilled with the Alive at Five concert series that started about a decade ago and brought people to Stamford downtown to see their favorite 90s band. A few bumps in the road…
  • Jun 10

    Should I Fight Extradition to or from Connecticut?

    Should I Fight Extradition to or from Connecticut?
    Extradition is the process during which a country or state surrenders or retrieves a fugitive from another country or state. As the best Connecticut criminal extradition lawyers know, every state—and every country—maintains their…
Rank this Week: 1075

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?

    Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?
    Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a better word, a reality. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Jaunt, One Plus, Sony…
  • Jun 15

    Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequence

    Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequence
    Date Rape The difference between ‘date rape’ and standard ‘rape’ in the legal context is restricted to the legal meaning of the terms. Thus, they carry the same serious consequences. ‘Date rape’ is a…
  • Jun 6

    Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Law

    Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Law
    It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The biggest culprits for the advance of this crime fascination are the media and cinema. Heinous crimes…
Rank this Week: 1810

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Jun 24

    The State is Trying To Revoke My Probation–What Can I Do About It?

    The State is Trying To Revoke My Probation–What Can I Do About It?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Probation is technical and expensive. To be successful on probation you have to be organized, disciplined, and have a little bit of luck.…
  • Jun 23

    What is K2 and is it Legal in Texas?

    What is K2 and is it Legal in Texas?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 The generic definition of K2 is that it is a psychoactive designer drug made up of natural herbs that are sprayed with synthetic chemicals.…
  • Jun 8

    Can I Be Arrested If I Have Prescription Medication Without the Prescription?

    Can I Be Arrested If I Have Prescription Medication Without the Prescription?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 YES! However, if you can provide a copy of the prescription (and show it was valid at the time of the arrest), the case against you will…
Rank this Week: 4641

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New
    Ramsay Law Firm's Charles Ramsay recently appeared on KARE 11 news to discuss the impact of the recently issued Bernard decision, handed down by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday.  While breath testing is no longer considered…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision
    Today we all received the long-awaited decision from the United States Supreme Court in Bernard v. Minnesota (technically it was three consolidated cases, but here we'll just refer to the whole decision as "Bernard.") First things first -- if…
  • Jun 13

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law and Standard Jury Instructions (Part III)

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law and Standard Jury Instructions (Part III)
    Last week was a very busy week for Ramsay Law Firm, but here’s the final part in our recent trilogy of blog posts dealing with the legal standards that apply to uncertainty challenges to breath testing. The first two parts are here…
Rank this Week: 3705

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New
    Ramsay Law Firm's Charles Ramsay recently appeared on KARE 11 news to discuss the impact of the recently issued Bernard decision, handed down by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday.  While breath testing is no longer considered…
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision

    SCOTUS Issues Bernard Decision
    Today we all received the long-awaited decision from the United States Supreme Court in Bernard v. Minnesota (technically it was three consolidated cases, but here we'll just refer to the whole decision as "Bernard.") First things first -- if…
  • Jun 13

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law and Standard Jury Instructions (Part III)

    Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law and Standard Jury Instructions (Part III)
    Last week was a very busy week for Ramsay Law Firm, but here’s the final part in our recent trilogy of blog posts dealing with the legal standards that apply to uncertainty challenges to breath testing. The first two parts are here…
Rank this Week: 4196

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Framingham High School Student Arrested on Weapons Charge

    Framingham High School Student Arrested on Weapons Charge
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Framingham teen brought a stun gun to Framingham High School this past week. The article states that the school administration had received a tip that the juvenile was bringing the stun…
  • Jun 20

    Senate Proposes Budget Amendment Giving Massachusetts Judges Discretion When Imposing Court Fee

    Senate Proposes Budget Amendment Giving Massachusetts Judges Discretion When Imposing Court Fee
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, the Senate recently passed its version of the 2017 budget, which includes an amendment that will significantly impact the way that court fees are imposed on defendants in criminal…
  • Jun 18

    Framingham Man Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

    Framingham Man Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, Worcester police recently arrested a Framingham High School music teacher on domestic violence charges. According to a second article, the court also issued a restraining order against…
Rank this Week: 2971

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense

    Columbus OVI Reduced To Reckless Driving Offense
    Being pulled over by the police can be a harrowing experience for anyone, but when you add the suspicion that you were driving under the influence, a typical traffic stop quickly turns into something very grim. With that in mind, a lot was on…
  • Jun 21

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law

    Sexual Orientation Not Included in Ohio’s Hate Crime Law
    The FBI broadly defines hate crimes as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias or intolerance on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender,…
  • Jun 21

    OVI Offense Reduced for a Non-citizen

    OVI Offense Reduced for a Non-citizen
    Driving under the influence is taken very seriously in Ohio and if you are charged with an Ohio OVI, you’ll want a skilled attorney with experience handling various OVI cases to answer your questions and help you craft a strong defense.…
Rank this Week: 1897

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1572

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Jun 24

    BIRCHFIELD vs. NORTH DAKOTA

    BIRCHFIELD vs. NORTH DAKOTA
    BIRCHFIELD vs. NORTH DAKOTA Highlights of Post Police are required to get a search warrant before taking a blood sample from a motorist suspected of DWI. However, police are not required to get a search warrant to take a breath sample from a…
  • Jun 20

    UTAH v. STRIEFF

    UTAH v. STRIEFF
    UTAH v. STRIEFF The Supreme Court decided an interesting Fourth Amendment issue this morning: What to do when the only way police learn that a suspect has a valid arrest warrant and is in possession of narcotics is by first violating that…
  • Apr 26

    Mitigating Roles and Lower Federal Sentence

    Mitigating Roles and Lower Federal Sentence
    HOW TO GET A LOWER FEDERAL SENTENCE . . . REALLY! Intro What if someone is caught with a kilogram of methamphetamine, several kilograms of heroin, or some other controlled substance? And let’s suppose further that they were acting only…
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Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal, employment and family law. By Ingram Law LLC.

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied

    Rule 32 Petition from Jefferson County, Alabama Denied
    This case arises out of Jefferson County, Alabama, Ex Parte Sturdivant. This case involves an appeal from the Court of Criminal Appeals in regards to a Rule 32 petition.  Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure provides a…
  • Jun 23

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama

    Court Overturns Improper Search Warrant in Mobile County, Alabama
    This is a criminal case that was appealed due to a search warrant being served illegally.  This case is from Mobile County, Alabama in the case of Anderson v. State of Alabama. The Officers Jimmy Bailey (“Officer Bailey”) and…
  • Jun 22

    Child Custody Case Reversed in Mobile County, Alabama

    Child Custody Case Reversed in Mobile County, Alabama
    This is a child custody case post- divorce proceeding from Mobile County, Alabama, Myers v. Myers.  This case stems from a divorce judgment granted in 2008. Here, the divorce judgment ratified a divorce agreement that split legal and…
Rank this Week: 1622

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct

    The Lawyer, Sexually Oriented Texts and Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Ohio Supreme Court:  Disciplinary Counsel v. Bartels, 2016 WL 3344953 (2016).  The title of the case differs from the usual “Brown v. Smith” (civil case) or “State v.…
  • Jun 20

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop

    Grand Theft, Petit Theft and the Dell Laptop
    This post deals with an opinion from the District Court of Appeal of Florida – Fourth District:  Walker v. State, 2016 WL 2745011 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[t]he issue in this appeal is whether there was…
Rank this Week: 321

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 24

    Saving Campus Due Process Isn’t A Game For Dilettante

    Saving Campus Due Process Isn’t A Game For Dilettante
    They mean well. They always mean well. Lord, save us from the well-intended. Dubbed the Campus Equality, Fairness, and Transparency Act (CEFTA), the bill would largely overturn the regulatory apparatus that has governed campus…
  • Jun 24

    No Pricks Allowed

    No Pricks Allowed
    On one level, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Birchfield v. North Dakota seems like the kind of opinion we hope for. It gives us a rule, a bright line test, as to what the police are authorized to do and what they’re not.  The…
  • Jun 23

    The Floyd Chronicles: With All Deliberate Speed

    The Floyd Chronicles: With All Deliberate Speed
    Sure, there were other pressing matters requiring New York City’s attention. Like crafting an effective law that authorized people to make up their own words and titles, and mandate that other people used them upon pain of death.…
Rank this Week: 60

US Criminal Law Blog

US Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.uscriminallawblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Do “Miranda Rights” Need a Rewrite for Juveniles?

    Do “Miranda Rights” Need a Rewrite for Juveniles?
    If your child was arrested, would they know their rights? The fact is, juveniles in Florida can face serious penalties, and in some cases, may even be tried as adults for felony offenses. But it seems in many cases, they do not fully…
  • Jun 8

    Miami-Dade Puts a Stop to Red Light Camera

    Miami-Dade Puts a Stop to Red Light Camera
    Miami-Dade county commissioners passed a measure eliminating red light cameras in the unincorporated areas of the county. Commissioners decided the cameras have been rife with controversy, and have proved very costly and ineffective. The move…
  • May 30

    Foster v. Chatman – SCOTUS Rules on Juror Race Discrimination

    Foster v. Chatman – SCOTUS Rules on Juror Race Discrimination
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-1 in favor of a black man on death row in Georgia who alleged prosecutors violated his constitutional rights by ensuring an all-white jury by using their peremptory challenges during jury selection to strike…
Rank this Week: 1694

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle
    A few miles from downtown Boston lies Revere Beach, which was the first public beach in America.  As most people who live in Boston or the surrounding area know, while you probably wouldn’t want to go swimming there, and the beach…
  • Jun 24

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle
    A few miles from downtown Boston lies Revere Beach, which was the first public beach in America.  As most people who live in Boston or the surrounding area know, while you probably wouldn’t want to go swimming there, and the beach…
  • Jun 20

    Man Sentenced to Prison after Killing Siblings in Worcester Area Car Crash

    Man Sentenced to Prison after Killing Siblings in Worcester Area Car Crash
    According to a recent news feature from the Boston Herald, a defendant who was convicted of killing a sister and brother in a deadly hit-and-run car accident in Worcester has just been sentenced and could spend the next 11 years in a…
Rank this Week: 1083

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    BREXIT

    BREXIT
     Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[ last for a thousand years, men and woman will still say, This was NOT their finest hour.First, some local…
  • Jun 22

    COURAGE

    COURAGE
    Courage is doing what you think is right despite popular opinion to the contrary. As President Kennedy was fond of saying, the hottest places  in hell are reserved for those, who in times of moral crises, do nothing and preserve…
  • Jun 21

    THE SKY IS FALLING

    THE SKY IS FALLING
    The sky is falling. Terry stop suppression motions are dead. Oh my!The Supreme Court's decision in Utah v. Streiff spells the end of the fourth amendment. Oh no Mr. Bill!Query: When's the last time a court granted a Terry Stop motion or…
Rank this Week: 71

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)
    We have a couple of stories here which relate to each other in terms of a very serious lesson for the readers of this blog. They will take us into next week. First, let’s look at proposed changes in the laws surrounding assault and…
  • Jun 24

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)

    PENALTIES FOR AN ASSAULT AND BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER MAY BE ABOUT TO CHANGE (Part One)
    We have a couple of stories here which relate to each other in terms of a very serious lesson for the readers of this blog. They will take us into next week. First, let’s look at proposed changes in the laws surrounding assault and…
  • Jun 22

    TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN EXPERIENCING ROAD RAGE

    TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN EXPERIENCING ROAD RAGE
    Alexander Nguyen (hereinafter, the Defendant) has been arrested. Monday was his entry date to the criminal justice system. The Defendant faces charges charges of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, threats to kill, disorderly…
Rank this Week: 532

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/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 4686

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 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Last week the North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced the creation of a new Youthful Offender Program and the elimination of the use of solitary confinement for offenders under the age of 18 who are confined in adult facilities.…
  • Jun 23

    Revised Sex Offender Flow Chart (June 2016 Edition)

    Revised Sex Offender Flow Chart (June 2016 Edition)
    Today’s post is an update to the sex offender registration and monitoring flow chart. (It’s really more of a cheat sheet than a flow chart, but after seven years of calling it a flow chart—the first version appeared in…
  • Jun 22

    Amendments to Notice and Demand Provisions for DWI Case

    Amendments to Notice and Demand Provisions for DWI Case
    No legislative session would be complete without amendments to the state’s DWI laws. The 2016 short session upholds this tradition by amending the procedures that govern the admissibility of chemical analyses in impaired driving…
Rank this Week: 3447

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jun 23

    Growhouse Busted in Winter Haven, Florida - Video From the Inside

    Growhouse Busted in Winter Haven, Florida - Video From the Inside
    Polk County, Florida has one less growhouse after today's bust in Winter Haven, Florida. Forfeiture of the residence is possible.Polk County, Florida Growhouse Here is some video from inside the otherwise unremarkable suburban home, a…
  • May 20

    Is there a marijuana grow house in your neighborhood?

    Is there a marijuana grow house in your neighborhood?
    Hillsborough County, FloridaAnother Weed Growing Operation RaidedThere Probably IS a marijuana grow house in your neighborhoodYet another growhouse has been raided in Hillsborough County Florida, This time in Brandon. See the map below for…
  • May 17

    What happens when a suspect throws drugs away and the cops find them?

    What happens when a suspect throws drugs away and the cops find them?
    Fourth Amendment SearchWhat happens when a suspect throws down drugs and the cops later find them?Where drug crime defendants / suspects throw  drugs under their vehicles while being removed from the vehicle after a valid traffic stop, a…
Rank this Week: 4088

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 634

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    California Law Regarding Murder

    California Law Regarding Murder
    SISTER ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER TWIN WHEN SHE DRIVES BOTH OF THEM OFF A CLIFF A woman was driving her vehicle in Maui with her twin sister sitting in the passenger seat. Witnesses said they observed the two sisters arguing in the car while…
  • Jun 15

    Can I Be Held Criminally Responsible For the Actions Of My Pet?

    Can I Be Held Criminally Responsible For the Actions Of My Pet?
    YOUR PET CAN SEND YOU TO PRISON You could be charged for a crime your animal “commits.” Okay, animals can’t commit crimes but this is serious stuff. If your dog attacks a person or worse yet, kills someone, you can be facing…
  • Jun 7

    White Collar Crimes in California

    White Collar Crimes in California
    “OPERATION SPINAL CAP” Many people think of crimes as acts of violence that causes harm to others, but there is probably just as much harm done by white-collar criminals—and sometimes these criminals are even wearing a white…
Rank this Week: 697

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3134

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

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
  • Jun 21

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court
    "SCOTUS too important to lose for generations."  -- a tweet from Republican National Chairman and obvious anagram Reince Priebus It is pretty simple.  Do you want the Supreme Court to overturn Citizens United or Roe v. Wade? …
  • Jun 15

    Passion For Justice

    Passion For Justice
    Quin Denvir, a long-time criminal defense attorney -- with significant stints as the State Public Defender and the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California -- embodied the zealous advocate, representing countless…
Rank this Week: 110

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

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

    The Incredible Shrinking Fourth Amendment

    The Incredible Shrinking Fourth Amendment
    The Supreme Court decided two Fourth Amendment cases this week that diminish our freedom from police searches.  The Fourth Amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against…
  • May 28

    Memorial Day message

    Memorial Day message
    I have been reflecting on Memorial Day and paying tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty. We are very fortunate to live in a place where an accused is presumed innocent, and has a right to…
  • May 16

    NCDD Serious Science Seminar Knocks it Out of the Park

    NCDD Serious Science Seminar Knocks it Out of the Park
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) just concluded its second annual Serious Science seminar Saturday in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  Attended by 21 lawyer students, the five day seminar featured a day and a half of lectures…
Rank this Week: 3268

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    SCOTUS Decides (Another) ACCA Case

    SCOTUS Decides (Another) ACCA Case
    It's been a slow week for the Sixth Circuit (at least if you're looking for cases about criminal law), but that's not so for the Supreme Court.  Today, the Court decided Mathis v. United States, which considers whether a burglary…
  • Jun 13

    Sixth Circuit: 18 U.S.C. § 2113 is mostly a Crime of Violence

    Sixth Circuit: 18 U.S.C. § 2113 is mostly a Crime of Violence
    For those of you following the great national debate about whether federal bank robbery and Hobbs Act robbery are crimes of violence/violent felonies, the Sixth Circuit has weighed in.In United States v. William McBride, Jr., the Sixth…
  • Jun 10

    A quick note on Padilla and prejudice

    A quick note on Padilla and prejudice
    The Sixth Circuit weighed in earlier this week on an apparently growing Circuit split regarding ineffective assistance of counsel and failing to properly advise of immigration consequences. Jae Lee came to this country from South Korea with…
Rank this Week: 1016

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Jun 23

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk

    Drinking and Driving – Why Some Take the Risk
    If you smoke it is more than likely that you know it would be beneficial to not do so. You know about cancer, emphysema, heart problems, respiratory problems, and the list goes. The media has all but bombarded us with this information plus…
  • Jun 23

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake

    Domestic Violence Charge in Washington – Plea Bargain Might Be Mistake
    One of the proclaimed hallmarks of the United States, including Washington’s, judicial system is the fact that everyone is innocent until they are proven guilty. This applies to all people. So this applies to any accused person no…
  • Jun 16

    Tacoma Man’s Domestic Violence Conviction Overturned Because Trial Court Improperly Limited Evidence of Self-Defense

    Tacoma Man’s Domestic Violence Conviction Overturned Because Trial Court Improperly Limited Evidence of Self-Defense
    When you’re facing a criminal domestic violence charge, there are many things that may go into your defense. If you took physical action because you reasonably feared for your safety and used only as much force as necessary, you may…
Rank this Week: 1736