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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: 227

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 21

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot

    ISIS Declares War, Stirs the Lone Wolf Pot
    ISIS has just declared the equivalent of World War III. The announcement comes in the form of a long-awaited statement by ISIS official spokesman Shaykh Abū Muhammad al-‘Adnānī ash-Shāmī. Adnani calls on…
  • Sep 21

    Houthi Rebels Take Yemen Govt Offices, PM Resign

    Houthi Rebels Take Yemen Govt Offices, PM Resign
    It's a mess in Yemen. Houthi rebels (who are Shi'ite and a minority) have stormed government headquarters, ministries and TV stations in Sanaa. The Prime Minister of Yemen has resigned. Last night UN envoy Jamal Benomar had announced…
  • Sep 21

    ISIS Release of Turkish Diplomats Raises Question

    ISIS Release of Turkish Diplomats Raises Question
    ISIS released 49 hostages Saturday. They are Turkish diplomatic officials, family members and three Iraqi workers who have been held since June when they were seized at the Turkish Embassy in Mosul. Turkey says no ransom was paid and…
Rank this Week: 4

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    New York's Penal Law § 15.20...cont

    New York's Penal Law § 15.20...cont
    The defendant claims as a first prong of his defense that he is entitled to raise the defense of mistake of law under section 15.20(2)(a) because his mistaken belief that his conduct was legal was founded upon an official...
  • Sep 21

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont
    The court notes that with respect to "mental abnormality" as that term is defined in Section 10.03(i), there is no such diagnosis in the mental health field. The term lacks any psychiatric validity. Finally, despite the…
  • Sep 20

    THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT CASES...cont

    THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT CASES...cont
    We conclude that appellant was entitled to a jury trial, first, because the crime with which he was charged was an indictable and serious offense at common law, and second, because the crime itself is morally offensive and Malum...
Rank this Week: 960

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Sep 21

    What Is An Administrative License Suspension After A DUI Arrest?

    What Is An Administrative License Suspension After A DUI Arrest?
    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Cleveland, the chances that you are under an Administrative License Suspension, commonly called ALS, is pretty high. In virtually every, but not all, DUI arrest you have either failed a breath test or…
  • Sep 9

    What Do I Do If The Police Want To Interview Me About Rape Charges?

    What Do I Do If The Police Want To Interview Me About Rape Charges?
    If you have been contacted by the police, a detective, or a social worker who wants to question you about potential allegations that you have sexually abused someone you need to take the following advice very seriously: immediately pick up…
  • Sep 9

    Will I Lose My Nursing License Over An OVI Charge?

    Will I Lose My Nursing License Over An OVI Charge?
    As a former prosecutor I can tell you that certain prosecutor’s offices take a different stance on whether or not they will report your OVI conviction to the Board. However, be aware that if you are convicted and do not report you run…
Rank this Week: 1521

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Sep 21

    Can I Be Charged With Mail Fraud If I’m Not Charged With An Underlying Fraud Crime?

    Can I Be Charged With Mail Fraud If I’m Not Charged With An Underlying Fraud Crime?
    Yes, federal prosecutors can charge you with mail fraud even if they don’t charge you with other fraud crimes. Because the mail fraud statute is so wide-ranging, and because nearly everyone in America sends and receives mail, mail fraud…
  • Sep 21

    What’s The Penalty For Resisting Arrest In New York City?

    What’s The Penalty For Resisting Arrest In New York City?
    When you’re charged with resisting arrest in New York City, you’ll be facing a Class A Misdemeanor that carries a potential sentence of up to one year in jail, with a fine of $1,000. For someone who was being arrested for conduct…
  • Sep 11

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?

    What Are The Penalties For Selling Marijuana In New York City?
    As with most drug penalty schedules, penalties for selling marijuana in New York City are pegged to the quantity of drug being sold, but you can be charged with a misdemeanor even if you transfer a small amount of marijuana without taking…
Rank this Week: 2393

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Police Officer Charged in DUI-Related Homicide

    Police Officer Charged in DUI-Related Homicide
    According to a recent report from WCVB.com, a Lowell, Massachusetts police offer (“Defendant”) was charged in connection with a fatal DUI. Authorities are reporting that the victim was driving a mid-sized sport utility vehicle…
  • Sep 17

    State v. Edwards: On the Warrant Requirement in DUI Blog Draw Case

    State v. Edwards: On the Warrant Requirement in DUI Blog Draw Case
    In State v. Edwards, a DUI case before the Supreme Court of South Dakota, Defendant was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. During his arrest, the officer read Defendant the contents of a pre-printed card. Essentially, Defendant was…
  • Sep 13

    State v. Buckland: The Admissibility of Breath Test Results in a DUI Trial

    State v. Buckland: The Admissibility of Breath Test Results in a DUI Trial
    State v. Buckland, a case from the Connecticut Supreme Court, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the Influence (DUI) of intoxicating liquor and operating a motor vehicle…
Rank this Week: 1770

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1605

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2712

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 21

    "Under Pressure: The Hazards of Maintaining Innocence after Conviction"

    "Under Pressure: The Hazards of Maintaining Innocence after Conviction"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new piece authored by Daniel Medwed and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Innocent people convicted of child abuse or sexual offenses face a classic “Catch-22”…
  • Sep 21

    Newt Gingrich helps explain "What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment"

    Newt Gingrich helps explain "What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment"
    Newt Gingrich and B. Wayne Hughes Jr. are the co-authors of this notable recent Los Angeles Times op-ed headlined " "What California can learn from the red states on crime and punishment." Among other points, the piece makes…
  • Sep 20

    entencinglaw@gmail.com has indicated you're a friend. Accept?

    entencinglaw@gmail.com has indicated you're a friend. Accept?
    Click here to discover sentencinglaw@gmail.com's favorite websites! sentencinglaw@gmail.com wants to follow you I would like to add you as a friend -sentencinglaw@gmail.com Accept Decline Following sentencinglaw@gmail.com helps you discover…
Rank this Week: 129

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
  • Sep 21

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South

    Death Penalty Thrives in Culture of the South
    Writing in a September 8, 2014 Op-Ed piece for The New York Times, Emory University assistant history professor Daniel LaChance reasoned that the best way for death penalty abolitionists to… read more →
  • Sep 13

    Crossing the Line from “Preparation” to “Attempt” to Engage in Sex with a Minor

    Crossing the Line from “Preparation” to “Attempt” to Engage in Sex with a Minor
    It is called proactive online policing: law enforcement officials posing as minors, or guardians of minors, on the Internet to catch child sexual predators. Many of these accused predators are… read more →
  • Sep 13

    Greg Abbott Continues Perry’s Legacy of Political Cronyism

    Greg Abbott Continues Perry’s Legacy of Political Cronyism
    Many Texans have now seen Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s ad about his herculean effort to re-build his strength following an accident in 1984 that left him permanently… read more →
Rank this Week: 1123

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/
  • Sep 21

    Tim Cole statue unveiled in Lubbock, and other storie

    Tim Cole statue unveiled in Lubbock, and other storie
    Here are a few items from the last week that may interest Grits readers but which lost out in the competition for time with my paid work:Tim Cole memorialized by VIPs at statue unveilingLubbock this week unveiled a 13-foot tall statue of…
  • Sep 19

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website
    I mentioned that your correspondent testified the other day to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on electronic privacy issues. At the same hearing,  the committee took testimony from staff only on another interim charge, "Study…
  • Sep 18

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence
    Several days ago on the Texas District and County Attorneys Association user forum, prosecutor Terry Breen from Goliad suggested that, although "The TDCAA has a long standing policy of being neutral on pending legislation. This needs to…
Rank this Week: 81

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    United States v. Meidel: Motions to Suppress Evidence in Felon in Possession of Firearms Case

    United States v. Meidel: Motions to Suppress Evidence in Felon in Possession of Firearms Case
    United States v. Meidel, an appeal from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, involved a man (“Defendant”) who neighbors complained was firing a gun in the direction of nearby houses. Police performed a…
  • Sep 18

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case

    United States v. Gadson: Issue When Dealing with Co-Defendants in a Drug Case
    United States v. Gadson, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, involved two defendants (“Defendant 1” and “Defendant 2”) who appealed their respective convictions for possession with…
  • Sep 14

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation

    Police Officer Charged: Domestic Sexual Assault and Strangulation
    Sexual assault allegations and charges can impact victims and alleged offenders of all walks of life. Those who are accused of sexual assault or abuse include professionals, politicians, and athletes, as well as low-income defendants. In a…
Rank this Week: 639

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Sep 21

    Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common Defense

    Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common Defense
    Page Pate discusses the different types of drug crimes in Georgia and some defense our firm has used to win these cases at trial.   Over the past 20 years,… read more → The post Georgia Drug Crimes: Drug Charges and Common…
  • Sep 9

    Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward

    Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward
    Page Pate joins CNN New Day Weekend in Atlanta with Christi Paul and Martin Savidge to discuss the grand jury indictment against Justin Ross Harris for the death of his… read more → The post Hot Car Death Case Moves Forward…
  • Sep 8

    Our Firm Files Section 1983 Lawsuit Against Police Officers for Executing Search Warrant at the Wrong House

    Our Firm Files Section 1983 Lawsuit Against Police Officers for Executing Search Warrant at the Wrong House
    Last week, our firm filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two police officers who were involved in an unlawful and unconstitutional search of our clients’ home. A team of… read more → The post Our Firm Files Section…
Rank this Week: 827

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/
  • Sep 21

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 403 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Sep 20

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"
    The New York Times has this piece with interesting graphic representations comparing the practice over different time periods.
  • Sep 20

    "Apple’s dangerous game"

    "Apple’s dangerous game"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Apple has announced that it has designed its new operating system, iOS8, to thwart lawful search warrants. Under Apple’s old operating system, if an iPhone is protected by a...
Rank this Week: 577

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    NFL WEEK 3 2014

    NFL WEEK 3 2014
    After a pretty good week of picks for us, and a pretty bad week of publicity for the NFL, we start week three confident we are on a roll, and not so confident that the NFL is nothing more than a collection of super athletes, who are super…
  • Sep 20

    BRAVE BLOG POST

    BRAVE BLOG POST
    A brave blog post:We write this with some trepidation, but not the same courage that it took our colleague Phil Reizenstein to make a post on his blog about Adrian Peterson and child abuse. Many of you have emailed us and asked us to re-post…
  • Sep 18

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....
    If you've noticed that we've been posting less frequently, you are correct. Blame the feds. They are relentless. And of course the 11th Circuit doesn't give you a whole of time to file a brief. But we are thankful for the work. The…
Rank this Week: 118

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 21

    Sex With Goats (Including Oral) and Other Questions on the Test

    Sex With Goats (Including Oral) and Other Questions on the Test
    Sending off your baby to college at Clemson, your eyes may be a bit teary but you have the comfort of knowing that this fine institution of higher learning will demonstrate the care and sensitivity you would demand be shown your…
  • Sep 21

    Cyclists: Tastes Like Chicken

    Cyclists: Tastes Like Chicken
    Adults who ride bicycles on the road with cars present a problem, and they know it. When I drive my car, I get mad at cyclists who weave in and out of traffic, won’t move over, never stop at a red light and flip me off…
  • Sep 20

    Blame the Children

    Blame the Children
    Q: What happens when a police officer finds a 5-year-old special needs boy by himself a couple of blocks from the school house? A:  Suspend the child.  At least, if the principal is Denise Segars-McPhatter, and the school is Early…
Rank this Week: 68

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Sep 21

    In Defense of a Well-Timed Stink

    In Defense of a Well-Timed Stink
    Clients love the courtroom theatrics. There was a criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia – I will call him Larry — who could put on the best show you have ever seen.  Larry was fearless and he was funny.  He would talk…
  • Sep 5

    “Leteracy Night”

    “Leteracy Night”
  • Aug 27

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”

    “Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”
    We live on Park Avenue. It is a beautiful tree-lined street in an historic part of town.  But it is not what you think:  It is not Park Avenue in New York City. And that is because we live in Baltimore. That is the thing about this…
Rank this Week: 1061

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Sep 21

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 75

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 75
    Was noch wichtig war? In der vergangenen Woche haben wir Strafakte digital gestartet und freuen uns über das Interesse an unseren ersten Artikeln. Lesen Sie dort gern regelmäßig mit! — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere…
  • Sep 20

    Staatsanwälte müssen sich verantworten

    Staatsanwälte müssen sich verantworten
    In der vergangenen Woche sorgten zwei Verfahren für mediale Aufmerksamkeit, die jeweils von rechtskräftig freigesprochenen Prominenten gegen die Staatsanwälte geführt werden, die einst selbst gegen sie ermittelten und…
  • Sep 19

    Neu in der Strafakte: Die digitale Strafakte

    Neu in der Strafakte: Die digitale Strafakte
    Es gibt eine Neuigkeit in der Strafakte: die digitale Strafakte. In dieser eigenständigen Rubrik soll es um die schöne bunte Welt der Technik gehen – so­zu­sa­gen als Techblog im Lawblog.
Rank this Week: 2220

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 20

    Lawyering without borders, and as the real McCoy.

    Lawyering without borders, and as the real McCoy.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 19

    The dangers of disorderly conduct laws in our police state.

    The dangers of disorderly conduct laws in our police state.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 16

    Oakland schools use restorative justice. Let the option spread throughout the world.

    Oakland schools use restorative justice. Let the option spread throughout the world.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
Rank this Week: 438

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/
  • Sep 20

    Injury crash US95@446.3, Athol

    Injury crash US95@446.3, Athol
    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)…
  • Sep 20

    Fatal crash westbound I-86 at milepost 56.5

    Fatal crash westbound I-86 at milepost 56.5
    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…
  • Sep 18

    2 Vehicle Crash In American Falls Send 3 to the Hospital

    2 Vehicle Crash In American Falls Send 3 to the Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 199

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Regulations Unsettled For Maryland Medical Marijuana

    Regulations Unsettled For Maryland Medical Marijuana
    As the Medical Marijuana Commission inches closer to establishing a viable program in Maryland, there are still numerous key details that need to be hammered out. The Commission was established soon after the governor signed the revised…
  • Sep 9

    Baltimore Heroin Epidemic Receives National Attention

    Baltimore Heroin Epidemic Receives National Attention
    Heroin use throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area has been on the rise for the last few years, and now the national media has taken notice. A recent episode of National Geographic Channel's television series Drugs Inc., was filmed in…
  • Aug 31

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data

    State Police Releases 2013 Maryland Crime Data
    Each summer since 1975 the Maryland State Police has issued a Uniform Crime Report for statewide crime over the past year. This year's UCR was released to the governor earlier this summer, and later published online and in press releases. …
Rank this Week: 4044

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 20

    "Marijuana Money Is Still A Pot Of Trouble For Banks"

    "Marijuana Money Is Still A Pot Of Trouble For Banks"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent lengthy and informative Forbes article by Jacob Sullum. Here is how it gets started: During a visit to the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles plant in Denver last summer, I saw the machines the…
  • Sep 19

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground
    Thought this article from American City and County on a conference call facilitated by the International City/County Managers Association would make a good complement to Rob's work on the local option for marijuana. The topic of the…
  • Sep 19

    DC marijuana "legalization" ballot measure polling at 65%

    DC marijuana "legalization" ballot measure polling at 65%
    From Marijuana Business Daily, a new poll shows 65% of registered voters in support of Washington D.C.'s Initiative 71, a quasi-legalization measure on the ballot this November. Initiative 71 is a bit different from previous marijuana ballot…
Rank this Week: 2422

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Summaries: Win a License Restoration Without AA, the First Time

    Summaries: Win a License Restoration Without AA, the First Time
    1. You DO NOT need to go to AA to win your License Back Each of the 2 articles from this week addressed a misconception about the Michigan driver's license restoration/clearance process. In the first article, I explained that it...
  • Sep 19

    Winning a Michigan Driver's License Resoration case the First Time

    Winning a Michigan Driver's License Resoration case the First Time
    In the previous article, we clarified that AA is NOT necessary to win a Michigan driver's license restoration case. In this article, we'll dispel another common myth about license appeals; the crazy (and yes, it is crazy) idea that you...
  • Sep 15

    You DO NOT have to go to AA to win your License back in Michigan

    You DO NOT have to go to AA to win your License back in Michigan
    During a meeting with a new driver's license restoration client this week, I was reminded that there are a lot of misconceptions about the Michigan driver's license restoration/clearance process. In this and the next article, I will take up…
Rank this Week: 1830

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 20

    NYPD Use of Force Stats: Consider the Source

    NYPD Use of Force Stats: Consider the Source
    The NYPD is proudly touting statistics that indicate that the use of force by police officers has been declining for the past 20 years. That's great. Unfortunately, it may not be true. As the department has had to acknowledge, the NYPD is…
  • Sep 12

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued
    This has nothing to do with civil rights or criminal law. But as a long-suffering NY Mets fan (I know, it's a redundency), this pending employment lawsuit screams out for attention. Or maybe I just wanted to vent. Either way, thanks…
  • Sep 10

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"
    Driving while black, or DWB, has long been a primary, if unstated basis, for many police stops. Yet, many members of law enforcement and dubious white folks have tried to brush it off as a mere figment of the imagination for overly sensitive…
Rank this Week: 148

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Accessory to a Crime

    Accessory to a Crime
    Being Charged as an Accessory After the Fact Many actions may be considered illegal by Nevada law enforcement. Even if you don’t participate in a robbery or other crime, you may still find yourself facing charges under NRS 195.030, the…
  • Sep 18

    Aiding and Abetting in Las Vega

    Aiding and Abetting in Las Vega
    What Is Aiding and Abetting? Aiding and abetting is a phrase that’s often heard on television cop shows, but what does it really mean? The laws for aiding and abetting are categorized under NRS 195.020, and the penalties for breaking…
  • Sep 15

    Resisting Arrest in Las Vega

    Resisting Arrest in Las Vega
    Resisting Arrest Charges Can Mean Big Trouble Being arrested is an emotional experience. It’s not unusual to feel that you are being wrongfully or unfairly treated. Accordingly, it’s fairly easy to have charges under NRS 199.280…
Rank this Week: 3929

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Lane v. Florida - 2nd DCA Suppresses Evidence in "Consensual Encounter"

    Lane v. Florida - 2nd DCA Suppresses Evidence in "Consensual Encounter"
    Consensual encounters with police have been the subject of numerous Florida court decisions and muchpublic debate. A central point in these discussions is whether such an encounter is ever truly consensual, where one of those parties is armed…
  • Sep 10

    Florida v. Parker - Motion to Suppress Order Reversed

    Florida v. Parker - Motion to Suppress Order Reversed
    A former Florida college student's decision to speak with a detective regarding two alleged sexual assaults he allegedly committed at a party the night before will be used against him in court. Initially, the trial court granted a defense…
  • Aug 30

    Drug-Free Zone Law Challenged in Florida's 4th DCA

    Drug-Free Zone Law Challenged in Florida's 4th DCA
    Drug-free zone laws in Florida are designed to make children and communities safer by limiting sales of illegal substances near schools, daycare centers, parks and churches. Per Florida Statute Section 893.13(1)(e), those caught selling…
Rank this Week: 4450

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 20

    Will the Mother Country Follow Its Federated Daughters?

    Will the Mother Country Follow Its Federated Daughters?
    Here in the United States, we get to vote separately for a national legislature, which deals with foreign and military affairs, interstate commerce and other matters which need to be decided on a national level, and for a state legislature...
  • Sep 19

    How to Increase Gross Domestic Product

    How to Increase Gross Domestic Product
    The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded yesterday by the Annals of Improbable Research.And the prize in economics goes to [drum roll] ...ISTAT -- the Italian government's National Institute of Statistics, for proudly taking the lead in fulfilling…
  • Sep 19

    Catch and Release

    Catch and Release
    Federal Judge Richard Kopf at Hercules and the Umpire has this post with a funny cartoon and a serious point.  Down in the comments, he concedes that the point is poorly worded in the original post and substitutes this wording:My...
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Sep 20

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father
    A 20-year-old student studying physical therapy at Simmons College was killed on Father's Day while jogging along a road in Sharon. The vehicle that caused her death was driven by a man who never should have been behind the wheel because his…
  • Sep 15

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High
    According to a recent article from CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell did not know that he could be charged with a DUI for smoking marijuana before driving. As your Boston drunk driving car accident lawyer…
  • Sep 15

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed
    A texting drunk driver who killed two 17-year-old high school students and seriously injured two others in New York in December 2012 is being sued for wrongful death, in lawsuits filed just shy of one year of his criminal conviction. In the…
Rank this Week: 849

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again
    So you're hangin' in the neighborhood barbershop waiting for a chair to open so you can get a trim.  There are five, maybe six barbers working, a whole bunch of customers sitting around, talking, reading comics, the paper, old magazines.…
  • Sep 18

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On
    Tim Cole was 39 when he died from asthma-related heart issues in 1999.  He's buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, which is where he's from.  But it's not where he died, and it's not where the story began. It began in…
  • Sep 17

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    You know these words.  If you're of a certain age - or a certain background, I suppose, you were required to memorize them.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establishJustice, insure domestic…
Rank this Week: 356

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 19

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man
    After initially denying requests for a new trial, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office today announced that it will agree to a new trial for Anthony Wright. New DNA testing of the rape kit identified a man with a lengthy criminal…
  • Sep 18

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed
    On Wednesday, a panel of New York state appeals court judges unanimously reversed the convictions and dismissed the indictments against Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Conner, two Brooklyn men who were found guilty of murder and kidnapping…
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
Rank this Week: 1114

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 19

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14 Another weekend, and more checkpoints. There's a lot going on this weekend with the Plaza Art Fair, the Royals in town, etc. and the police will be on the look out! Here's what we…
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
Rank this Week: 3844

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
  • Sep 19

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?
    I have Facebook friends who regularly “like” posts by Food Babe Vani Hari.  She has a cult-like following of people who listen to her as she screams bloody murder about all sorts of food.  FoodBabe, known to some as a…
  • Sep 18

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud
    Would you recognize the clues that you (or your client) have been ripped off by one of your employees? Or would management conduct business as usual, blindly trusting the employees? Companies make the mistake of not actively searching for…
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
Rank this Week: 16

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 19

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma
    Today's Enid News & Eagle publishes the editorial, "Working press should not be excluded from execution phase." Regardless of the execution method, working media provide a sense of public accountability. Journalists are constitutionally…
  • Sep 19

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit
    "Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution," is by Michael Kiefer in the Arizona Republic. In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona...
  • Sep 18

    An Update From the Federal Court Hearing in Oklahoma

    An Update From the Federal Court Hearing in Oklahoma
    "Federal judge urges state to delay executions," is by Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World. Here's an extended excerpt from the beginning: A federal judge strongly urged state officials to delay three upcoming executions, noting the state is…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Sep 19

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change
    Guest post by Rebecca SolnitThere have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or…
  • Sep 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 385

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Centerville OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 19, 2014)

    Centerville OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 19, 2014)
    There will be a Centerville OVI checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at South Main St. and Dale Ridge Dr.  The sobriety checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols in and around the area.  Be safe and…
  • Sep 19

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?
    When you are stopped on suspicion of DUI the question becomes – “Should I Blow?”  Unfortunately, the answer is “maybe” and involves a very complicated investigation of the facts of your case and your…
  • Sep 17

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition
    Drunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This…
Rank this Week: 514

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3058

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/
Rank this Week: 1151

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government
      Back in March, I wrote a blog about ATF agents who were suing the government, which began: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay…
  • Sep 4

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship
    The close, symbiotic relationship between investigators and lawyers can be challenging because PIs and attorneys often have different work styles, training and professional objectives. Approaches, Backgrounds and Goals One difference in…
  • Aug 27

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer
    (Book Excerpt: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms) Many legal thrillers focus on the dynamics of trial lawyers battling it out before and during a courtroom trial. Therefore, we thought it would be interesting to…
Rank this Week: 4028

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1314

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NH Motorcycle Fatality

    NH Motorcycle Fatality
    A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.
  • Sep 11

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH
    Last week New Hampshire State Police arrested two motorcyclists who were reported to have been driving at least 125 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone. NH Reckless Driving Laws include speeds at 100 MPH or greater.
  • Sep 11

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH
    Always ride with traffic. Riding against traffic can be dangerous, and when you’re riding with traffic, you are more visible to motorists.
Rank this Week: 2538

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 413

Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!
    Date of ruling 9/18/2014 Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust! The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that NRS116.3116 gives a homeowners’ association (HOA) a Super-priority lien on…
  • Sep 6

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright
    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright, founder of The Wright Law Group; P.C. located at 2340 Paseo Del Prado Building D Suite 305 – Las Vegas NV 89102. Call us at 702.405.0111
  • May 30

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application
    On May 30, 2014, the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (“Division”), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services finally issued a NOTICE to its subscribers that it will begin taking…
Rank this Week: 2751

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case
    Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Paroline v. United States.  The decision instructs district courts to adopt a common sense approach in computing restitution awards in child pornography cases. Paroline…
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
Rank this Week: 2371

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/
Rank this Week: 3305