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Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 925

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 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction
    The Supreme Court ruled today that a Texas law limiting access to abortions was unconstitutional: The Supreme Court’s 5 to 3 decision ruled unconstitutional a 2013 Texas law that required all abortion providers to meet ambulatory…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Vacates Conviction of VA Ex-Gov McDonell

    Supreme Court Vacates Conviction of VA Ex-Gov McDonell
    The Supreme Court has vacated the conviction of Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell: A jury in September 2014 found unanimously that McDonnell used the governor’s office to help Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy dietary…
  • Jun 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    FYI, I'm still #WarrenforVP. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

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 27

    Robbins on Citizen's Arrest

    Robbins on Citizen's Arrest
    Ira P. Robbins (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted Vilifying the Vigilante: A Narrowed Scope of Citizen's Arrest (Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The...
  • Jun 27

    Jacobs & Fuhr on The SAFE Act

    Jacobs & Fuhr on The SAFE Act
    James Jacobs and Zoe Fuhr (New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law) have posted The SAFE Act: New York’s Ban on Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines (Criminal Law Bulletin (2017), Forthcoming) on…
  • Jun 27

    Lerner on Jurie

    Lerner on Jurie
    Renee Lettow Lerner (George Washington University Law School) has posted two pieces on juries. The first is How the Creation of Appellate Courts in England and the United States Limited Judicial Comment on Evidence to the Jury (40 J. Legal...
Rank this Week: 2473

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 27

    The History of the John M. Olin Fellowship

    The History of the John M. Olin Fellowship
    Kent points to an excellent article by Professor Richard Epstein in the current issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (vol. 39, no. 3).  The issue also contains an interesting student note on the history of the...
  • Jun 27

    Linguistic Relativism

    Linguistic Relativism
    Rightly or wrongly, the belief is widely held by the practicing profession that this Court no longer respects impersonal rules of law but is guided in these matters by personal impressions which from time to time may be shared by...
  • Jun 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    OH Struggles to Find Lethal Injection Drugs:  Just over six months ahead of Ohio's first scheduled execution since 2014, and with two dozen other convicted killers scheduled to die over the next three years, the state has not managed…
Rank this Week: 4991

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jun 27

    Will a “No Trespassing” Sign Protect a Roommate from a Search Warrant?

    Will a “No Trespassing” Sign Protect a Roommate from a Search Warrant?
    When someone living in a shared home is served with a search warrant for their residence, another roommate may have their private room explored as well, even if a “No Trespassing” sign is posted. State v. Boyles When law…
  • Jun 22

    Lesser Included Offense – Plea Bargain Option or Backup Charge to Ensure a Conviction

    Lesser Included Offense – Plea Bargain Option or Backup Charge to Ensure a Conviction
    When someone is charged with a crime such as a felony, that charge is often accompanied by a lesser included offense of that greater crime. Lesser included offense A lesser included offense is a crime wherein the elements, or specific aspects…
  • Jun 16

    Popular Online Dating App Bans Use by Teenager

    Popular Online Dating App Bans Use by Teenager
    A popular online dating app has recently changed its policy and is banning all teenagers access to their services. The danger of online dating for teens For the last three years Tinder has let adults and teenagers alike create and utilize…
Rank this Week: 4986

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Hernan Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, immigration, business and litigation.

http://hernanfirm.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court

    Supreme Court Sends DAPA Program Back to Lower Court
    On June 23, 2016, a divided Supreme Court sent President Obama’s DAPA program, which would provide deferred action status for parents of United States citizens who meet certain eligibility criteria (a USCIS flyer on the program…
  • Jul 24

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession

    Arrested in Gwinnett County for Marijuana Possession
        Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially the first time.  For many people young and old, their first encounter with going to jail comes following an arrest for possession of marijuana (referred to in…
  • Apr 30

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015

    The Hernan Law Firm to open second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015
    In order to expand its service offerings and accessibility to clients throughout Metro Atlanta, the Hernan Law Firm will be opening a second office in Lawrenceville in Summer 2015.  Please call our office at (678) 275-4000 for more…
Rank this Week: 3188

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Pencils Down

    Pencils Down
    Happy J-Day to everyone in the federal-criminal-law community -- the day by which all Johnson petitions are due, depending on your interpretation of how a leap-year affects a one-year statute of limitations. Hopefully everyone has all of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 748

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1256

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Penalties for Making, Delivering, or Possessing Methamphetamine in Iowa

    Penalties for Making, Delivering, or Possessing Methamphetamine in Iowa
    Drugs, whether it be the manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with the intent to deliver them, have always been a relevant topic. In this blog I often write about the consequences for such actions. While I have previously blogged with…
  • Apr 29

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA

    FELONY CONVICTIONS AND SENTENCING IN IOWA
    In my blog posts, when I write about a specific crime, I usually inform my readers about a class of that crime.  For example, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it is a Class A felony or a Class D felony.  Today, I…
  • Apr 26

    ARSONS IN IOWA

    ARSONS IN IOWA
    Today, Des Moines Register reported about six fires that happened in Iowa. In this post, I want to explain how Iowa law defines the crime of arson. According to Section 712.1 of the Iowa Code, Arson is defined as causing a fire or…
Rank this Week: 1937

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2751

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jun 27

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence
    The Supreme Court released an opinion today in Voisine v. United States (full opinion here), a case described by Rory Little of SCOTUSblog as both "arcane" and "unremarkable." But the case involves guns and statutory interpretation, so here I…
  • Jun 8

    Reathaford on the Value of Blogging

    Reathaford on the Value of Blogging
    In the latest issue of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel's Verdict Magazine, Laura Reathaford writes on the value of legal blogging and how and why lawyers should blog. The article appears on pages 16-17 of the issue.I…
  • Jun 6

    Is a Parrot's Statement Hearsay?

    Is a Parrot's Statement Hearsay?
    Fox News reports on this evidence exam hypothetical come to life:A Michigan man’s wife is now a suspect in his May 2015 murder, newly obtained police reports show, and a winged witness may have heard the dead man’s final…
Rank this Week: 1865

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 27

    One Case, Two Ways of Authenticating Video

    One Case, Two Ways of Authenticating Video
    Technologists tell us that we are in the age of ubiquitous video. It seems that almost everything is being recorded. Naturally, this means that more and more video recordings are being introduced in court. A recent decision by the court of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3266

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1393

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    First Time For Everything

    First Time For Everything
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this morning unlike any we have previously seen from them.  The court found that a DWI driver's "consent" to a blood draw was not voluntary, and thus, the test result had to be suppressed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 121

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 27

    First Time For Everything

    First Time For Everything
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this morning unlike any we have previously seen from them.  The court found that a DWI driver's "consent" to a blood draw was not voluntary, and thus, the test result had to be suppressed…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 262

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED
    The United States Supreme Court (motto: "eight is enough") unanimously overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.This conviction always troubled us. We had some very tangential contact with the defense- and the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 697

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • Jun 27

    Can Police Use a Traffic Stop as an Excuse to Search My Car?

    Can Police Use a Traffic Stop as an Excuse to Search My Car?
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 If the police see you speeding, swerving, or committing any other traffic offense, the officer has reasonable suspicion to pull you over,…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 4605

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2464

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera
    Assuming all goes as planned, St. Paul police officers will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of the fall. It seemed like the most difficult hurdle was cleared last month when laws were passed regarding the use of body cameras and…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
    The United States Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s Implied Consent law, which states that it’s a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless breath test if a cop believes a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.…
  • Jun 22

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime
    Every country has crime, but some countries experience more than others. If you’re trying to find an exotic destination to travel to, you might want to take extra precautions if you’re thinking about heading to any of these areas.…
Rank this Week: 299

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera

    The True Cost of St. Paul Police Body Camera
    Assuming all goes as planned, St. Paul police officers will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of the fall. It seemed like the most difficult hurdle was cleared last month when laws were passed regarding the use of body cameras and…
  • Jun 23

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law

    US Supreme Court Upholds Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
    The United States Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s Implied Consent law, which states that it’s a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless breath test if a cop believes a person is driving under the influence of alcohol.…
  • Jun 22

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime

    The 10 Countries With The Most Crime
    Every country has crime, but some countries experience more than others. If you’re trying to find an exotic destination to travel to, you might want to take extra precautions if you’re thinking about heading to any of these areas.…
Rank this Week: 3325

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi
    It was the last decision issued by the US Supreme Court this term, and an important one for many. The Supreme Court vacated and remanded former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's conviction (see here). It was a unanimous decision - a...
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction - Vacated and Remanded

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction - Vacated and Remanded
    See here. Commentary to follow. (esp)
Rank this Week: 2465

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jun 27

    Brexit’s Prediction Lesson for Investigator

    Brexit’s Prediction Lesson for Investigator
    What lesson does the Brexit vote hold for anyone conducting or contemplating fact investigation? Don’t let confirmation bias muddy your thinking. One of the key “Investigator’s Enemies” identified in my book, The Art…
  • May 30

    How to Improve Your Privacy by Staying Off Database

    How to Improve Your Privacy by Staying Off Database
    A reader of my new book, The Art of Fact Investigation, suggested that for the next edition there should be a chapter about legal ways to “hide from snoopers, private and public sector. I am probably not the only one who was thinking as…
  • May 23

    Computers Come Up Short on Mapping Reality

    Computers Come Up Short on Mapping Reality
    A story in today’s Wall Street Journal about “Why the Virtual Reality Hype is About to Come Crashing Down” makes the simple point that computers haven’t caught up to all the permutations of real life to make a…
Rank this Week: 1414

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jun 27

    Is Congress now really "moving in the general direction of legalization" of marijuana?

    Is Congress now really "moving in the general direction of legalization" of marijuana?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this notable new Politico article and its full headline: "Congress mellows on pot crackdowns: Following the lead of the states, it's moving in the general direction of legalization,…
  • Jun 27

    DC Department of Health issues big new report: "MARIJUANA in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA"

    DC Department of Health issues big new report: "MARIJUANA in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA"
    The District of Columbia is a unique locale with unique laws and practices in many arenas. But, as highilighted by a big new report issued by the DC's Deprtment of Health, the District's relationship with marijuana law, policy and reform has…
  • Jun 27

    Is anyone an expert on international alcohol and marijuana law and policies?

    Is anyone an expert on international alcohol and marijuana law and policies?
    One of many reasons I enjoy following marijuana law, policy and reform is because I keep learning and discovering and wondering and getting surprised by news and developments in this space. The latest example, which also promptes the question…
Rank this Week: 1476

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    New White Paper on pretrial release and bail reform in Texa

    New White Paper on pretrial release and bail reform in Texa
    Under my (Michele Deitch's) supervision, graduate students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs wrote a series of policy briefs in response to issues raised at the University of Houston's Symposium on Police, Jails, and Vulnerable People held…
  • Jun 25

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement
    Our pal Derek Cohen at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Effective Justice this week published a new public policy brief this week titled, "Texas' Mandatory Sentencing Enhancements." Grits sat down with Derek on Thursday to talk…
  • Jun 23

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers attention even if I don't have time to blow each of them out into individual posts.Naloxone available in Texas this weekThe Texas Legislature last year approved widespread access to…
Rank this Week: 694

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Tips On Avoiding a DWI This July 4th Weekend

    Tips On Avoiding a DWI This July 4th Weekend
    With Fourth of July falling on a Monday this year it allows many of us to enjoy a three-day weekend. It will be the perfect time to get together with friends and family whether at a backyard barbecue or the…Read more ›
  • Jun 7

    What to do After an Ignition Interlock Violation in Texa

    What to do After an Ignition Interlock Violation in Texa
    A drunk driving conviction can result in a number of significant legal penalties, including the installation of a deep lung device, also known as an ignition interlock device. Like a breathalyzer, these devices measure the amount of alcohol…
  • May 24

    Boating While Intoxicated in Texa

    Boating While Intoxicated in Texa
    Many people have been warned about the dangers of operating a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, it is not just car and truck drivers that must follow these driving regulations. Like Driving While Intoxicated…
Rank this Week: 4012

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Jun 27

    Ron Chapman in the News | West Palm Beach Defense Attorney

    Ron Chapman in the News | West Palm Beach Defense Attorney
    With all the news circulating around the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history, a lot of questions and issues have been raised about how the FBI investigates potential criminals. To help answer a few of those…
  • Jun 21

    Be Careful What You Say on Facebook – Especially If You’re a Prosecutor

    Be Careful What You Say on Facebook – Especially If You’re a Prosecutor
    If you’re a prosecutor on Facebook, some posts may have consequences. CNN recently reported the following story about a Florida prosecutor who made statements on Facebook about the shooting in Orlando. It resulted in his suspension.…
  • Jun 10

    An Innocent Man Arrested Based On DNA Evidence

    An Innocent Man Arrested Based On DNA Evidence
    People tend to think that DNA evidence is infallible. There is no doubt that DNA is very powerful evidence that has helped to convict many and free others. But as the following article from the Scientific American shows,… The post An…
Rank this Week: 3335

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

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

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft

    Dayton Ranked Number 2 in Ohio for Auto Theft
    According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Dayton ranks second in Ohio for auto thefts. In 2015, 1,748 cars were stolen in Dayton, a rate of just over 218 cars per 100,000 people. Cleveland led the state…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1715

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Says Warrantless Blood Test Illegal, but not Warrantless Breath Test

    Supreme Court Says Warrantless Blood Test Illegal, but not Warrantless Breath Test
    In December of last year, both Lawrence Taylor and I wrote about the United States Supreme Court’s announcement that it would review the criminalization of chemical test refusals following a DUI stop. On June 23rd, that decision was…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Continues Carving Away at the Constitution

    Supreme Court Continues Carving Away at the Constitution
    I’ve written repeatedly over past years on the continuing destruction of our constitutional rights — particularly in DUI cases.  See "The DUI Exception to the Constitution". Yesterday, in the case of Utah vs. Strieff, the…
  • Jun 20

    Increased Penalties for a High BAC

    Increased Penalties for a High BAC
    When a person pleads guilty to a first-time California DUI, the statutory minimum of a sentence that they’re facing is three years of summary probation, $390 plus penalties and assessments, and a three month DUI program called AB 541.…
Rank this Week: 2077

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Jun 27

    Where to Go for Criminal Court in Salt Lake County

    Where to Go for Criminal Court in Salt Lake County
    After you have been arrested and criminally charged, your Salt Lake City assault lawyer will guide you through every stage of the Utah court process, making sure you know where to go and when to arrive.  However, this article can serve…
  • Jun 23

    Where to Bring Your Child for Juvenile Court in Salt Lake County

    Where to Bring Your Child for Juvenile Court in Salt Lake County
    People aged 17 and younger are considered juveniles.  When a juvenile is accused of committing a crime in Utah, his or her case will be assigned an intake officer, who will work with the parents to determine how the case is going to…
  • Jun 21

    Do You Lose the Right to Vote if You Are Convicted of a Felony in Utah?

    Do You Lose the Right to Vote if You Are Convicted of a Felony in Utah?
    Having a criminal record doesn’t mean you lose your ability to vote.  Whether you’re hoping to support Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or someone else entirely, you should know about your right to make your voice heard as an…
Rank this Week: 1905

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1979

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

Alabama Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamalitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    Grandparent Adoption in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Upheld

    Grandparent Adoption in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Upheld
    One of the best aspects of being a lawyer is being a part of an adoption.  Sometimes a step-parent is adopting a child or a grandparent is adopting a grandchild for various reasons.  This is an adoption proceeding from Tuscaloosa…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1690

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Jun 27

    (Peace Officer’s) License to Steal

    (Peace Officer’s) License to Steal
    On the recent Texas Supreme Court decision in State of Texas v. One (1) 2004 Lincoln Navigator, I have only a few remarks. It is flim and flam. It is hook and crook. It is rip and off. It drags itself out of the abyss of stupidity,…
  • Apr 13

    Failing to Disclose Criminal History to the Board of Nursing

    Failing to Disclose Criminal History to the Board of Nursing
    If you’re a nurse reading this blog, your situation probably feels almost like the end of the world. You have worked for years to obtain your nursing license and now you are looking at losing that license that you worked so hard to get.…
  • Apr 1

    A Client’s Moral Courage

    A Client’s Moral Courage
    I recently received a very kind card from Mary S. which had on the front a Malayan proverb: “One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” On the inside of this card, she wrote…
Rank this Week: 1934

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

    A Helluva Town
    Maybe it's different in New York.  I don't know.  I haven't lived in The City (that's Manhattan to you folks not from there, but then I never lived in any other part of New York City -or New York State, for that matter) since -…
  • May 31

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window
    They used to call them penitentiaries because they were to be places where folks did penance.  The judicial system's version of purgatory.  Do time.Study on the error of your ways.Come out rehabilitated.Fuck that shit.  We call…
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 4318

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Dick, Dawn And Akhil: Why Don’t You Love Us Long Time? (Update)

    Dick, Dawn And Akhil: Why Don’t You Love Us Long Time? (Update)
    There’s an ongoing series at Slate called the Supreme Court Breakfast Table. I don’t know what they serve, but it’s clearly not bagels and lox, as proven by the fact that nobody invited me to dine.  But then, who would…
  • Jun 27

    Hacking Makes Privacy Unreasonable? Meh (Upate)

    Hacking Makes Privacy Unreasonable? Meh (Upate)
    Much as USA Today’s Brad Heath is to be commended for bringing to the forefront another mindnumbingly dumb thing a judge said, it’s not without a problem. This is from United States v. Matish, another of the Playpen…
  • Jun 26

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition
    At Reason, a former federal prosecutor turned defense lawyer tells all. Granted, it’s just one guy’s story, but it is his story whether you like it or not. As it happens, that one guy is my buddy, Ken White. When I left the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1263

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1738

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Morning Radio: A Little Known Moz Masterpiece

    Morning Radio: A Little Known Moz Masterpiece
    It's Monday.  My heart is full.  Let me explain.You see, marketing is my fourth professional love.  The Hobbs News Sun has the best marketing in the business.  I read the paper as much for the ads, as I do the news.I will…
  • Jun 26

    Thinking Forward: How Brexit Shows the Trump Split

    Thinking Forward: How Brexit Shows the Trump Split
    What was the European Union?It was a move forward by Europe to compete it the modern capitalistic economy.What was Britain before the European Union?It was a country rooted in socialism.  The unified health system and the dole.But Donald…
  • Jun 25

    Thank You

    Thank You
    About two weeks ago, a judicial officer and a district attorney made a bogus claim.I do not know Sheriff Ackerman.  I've met the man twice.  I do not know the Deputies at the Lea County Sheriff's office.  I've met them only in…
Rank this Week: 1605

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 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4443

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/
  • Jun 27

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Often when a law enforcement officer is working long hours, it’s a sign of diligence. However, for the colleagues of Broward County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kreg Costa, suspicions were heightened because the road duty supervisor was…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
  • Jun 18

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of an administrative law judge in the case of John Goodman, the polo magnate convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. …
Rank this Week: 928

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision

    Refusing a breath test can result in criminal penalties according to recent US Supreme Court decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states cannot make it a crime for a drunken driving suspect to refuse to take a blood test but can criminalize the refusal to take breath tests to determine alcohol levels.  The ruling will…
  • Jun 15

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge

    Progress for the defense in Massachusetts Breath Test Source Code Challenge
    The Statewide challenge to the accuracy of the breath test machine used in Massachusetts took a positive turn for the defense with a ruling from Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Botsford. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that…
  • May 31

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty

    Connecticut Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
    The Connecticut State Supreme Court has upheld the abolishment of the death penalty, including for death-row inmates in the re-examination of the case of State v. Santiago.  Last August, the Court held that the death penalty was…
Rank this Week: 3939

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 26

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299

    Injury Crash NB US-95 at MP 299
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jun 26

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County

    Two Vehilce Crash in Twin Falls County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Jun 26

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit

    *** FINAL UPDATE ***Crash Blocking Westbound I-86 near the Raft River/Yale Road Exit
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 38

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1798

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 26

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable

    Who Knew? DNA Isn’t Always Reliable
    DNA evidence has proven to be a godsend for police investigators and a nightmare for criminals, whose skin, hair, blood, and other bodily fluids can provide damning proof of their involvement in criminal cases, usually involving sexual…
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
  • Jun 10

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce
    In 2007 Newsweek magazine reported that Rabbi Marc Schneier was one of the top 50 Jews in America, renowned for founding the Hampton Synagogue in tony West Hampton Beach and the New York Synagogue in Manhattan. A media darling and interfaith…
Rank this Week: 4915

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Jun 26

    Stalking Laws: 7 Myths and Fact

    Stalking Laws: 7 Myths and Fact
    Arizona recently passed new legislation making it easier for individuals to be arrested and charged with stalking. The law includes provisions for a wider range of conduct, and was updated to address stalking offenses related to digital,…
  • Jun 7

    Ignition Interlock Device No Longer Required Drug DUI Penalty in Arizona

    Ignition Interlock Device No Longer Required Drug DUI Penalty in Arizona
    Arizona’s SB 1228 has passed, and will allow judges to have some discretion as to whether or not to impose installation and use of an IID. This article will provide an overview of the new law as well as other related information about…
  • Jun 7

    Ignition Interlock Device No Longer Required Drug DUI Penalty in Arizona

    Ignition Interlock Device No Longer Required Drug DUI Penalty in Arizona
    Arizona’s SB 1228 has passed, and will allow judges to have some discretion as to whether or not to impose installation and use of an IID. This article will provide an overview of the new law as well as other related information about…
Rank this Week: 2913

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 336

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jun 26

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation

    Olympus Agrees to Huge Whistleblower Settlement to Resolve Anti-Kickback Allegation
    Olympus recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback Law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying the federal government a total of $640 million. The… read more → The post Olympus Agrees…
  • Jun 22

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest

    Important Facts About the Recent Medicare Fraud Arrest
    Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that it has brought criminal and civil charges against over 300 individuals as a result of a coordinated operation of the Medicare… read more → The post Important Facts…
  • Jun 18

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack

    Disney May Be Liable for Alligator Attack
      Talking with CNN New Day, attorney Page Pate looks at the attack on a 2-year-old child by an alligator on the premises of Disney World. Page believes more steps… read more → The post Disney May Be Liable for Alligator…
Rank this Week: 1163