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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/
  • Jul 20

    Two vehicle crash in Gooding County

    Two vehicle crash in Gooding 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…
  • Jul 20

    Road Closure in Gooding County

    Road Closure in Gooding 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…
  • Jul 20

    Road Blockage SH54- Cleared

    Road Blockage SH54- Cleared
    ***Update** The crash has been cleared from this location. The Idaho State Police are on scene of a vehicle crash on SH54 at milepost 6.5. The Westbound lanes are completely blocked, between Clagstone and SH54. Please consider alternate…
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Reconsideration Denied in Sanctuary Cities Case

    Reconsideration Denied in Sanctuary Cities Case
    Two months ago, I noted that Attorney General Sessions had formally clarified the scope of the defunding provision of President Trump's Executive Order 13768 on so-called sanctuary cities and federal grants. See also this post from April on…
  • Jul 20

    Sentencing Reform, Meet Reality

    Sentencing Reform, Meet Reality
    The "sentencing reform" movement is mis-named.  It's actually a movement for widespread reduction of sentences for felons, and aims to achieve this objective in significant measure through one particular mechanism  --  scaling…
  • Jul 20

    Cafeteria Duty

    Cafeteria Duty
    Jess Bravin of the WSJ has this light-hearted look at the SCOTUS cafeteria and the traditional assignment of the junior justice to the governing committee.Justice Gorsuch arrives at the cafeteria as something of a stealth candidate. President…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Jul 20

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement

    TX DPS ends freebie crime-lab services for law enforcement
    Local governments complain near incessantly in Texas of "unfunded mandates" imposed on them by state government, but almost never acknowledge the unfunded mandates that operate in the other direction. For example, as Grits wrote in…
  • Jul 20

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?

    What is the upshot of TDCJ heat litigation injunction?
    Hard to know the full implications, yet, but the issuance of injunctive relief by a federal district judge in favor of inmates complaining of un-air-conditioned housing in TDCJ's Wallace Pack Unit surely changes the terms of debate…
  • Jul 19

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion

    Don't eliminate field tests without tracking outcomes from officer discretion
    Cheap and unreliable field tests for drugs have caused hundreds of false convictions in Houston and elsewhere. But it's unclear if eliminating the tests will result in better outcomes. Officer discretion will likely be even more problematic…
Rank this Week: 41

What's New

What's New

Covers criminal law. By the Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma.

https://www.zmolaw.com/news/
  • Jul 20

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market

    Feds & Dutch Authorities Shut Dark Web Drug Market
    Two huge illicit markets operating on the Dark Web, AlphaBay and Hansa, were shut down today after being infiltrated by the government for the past several weeks. The sites had claimed up to 200,000 users, 40,000 vendors and 350,000…
  • Jun 19

    Second Circuit Revisits Application of Fourth Amendment to Stored Digital Information

    Second Circuit Revisits Application of Fourth Amendment to Stored Digital Information
    The conviction of Ross Ulbricht, the mastermind behind the Silk Road marketplace on the Dark Web, has given the Second Circuit a chance to explore how to apply the Fourth Amendment to the search and seizure of stored digital…
  • May 18

    Child Pornography and “Substantive Reasonableness”

    Child Pornography and “Substantive Reasonableness”
    In a decision that could have a wide-ranging effect on people convicted of child pornography offenses, the Second Circuit last month struck down a 225-month sentence imposed on a man convicted of having illegal material on his laptops and a…
Rank this Week: 1086

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/
  • Jul 20

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Minority Mens Rea: Racial Bias and Criminal Mental States (68 Hastings Law Journal 1007 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American criminal justice system relies upon…
  • Jul 20

    Gilchrist on Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime

    Gilchrist on Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime
    Gregory M. Gilchrist (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Individual Accountability for Corporate Crime (Georgia State University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Corporate crime is too often addressed by…
  • Jul 19

    "Not So Fast, Special Counsel"

    "Not So Fast, Special Counsel"
    Frank Bowman (Missouri) has this article at Slate. In part: What follows is an informed citizen’s guide to the obstacles that stand between Mueller deciding that a crime was committed and either impeachment of President Trump or prosecution…
Rank this Week: 314

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 20

    Page Pate criticizes government response in fentanyl case

    Page Pate criticizes government response in fentanyl case
    Attorney Page Pate, in defense of his client charged with drug trafficking, explains how fentanyl-related criminal cases are not as “open and shut” as the government says they are. The post Page Pate criticizes…
  • Jul 17

    Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara fired for improper reasons?

    Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara fired for improper reasons?
    The Daily Show uses a clip from Page Pate’s interview on CNN to highlight a possible improper motive for the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and former U.S.… read more → The post Were Jim Comey and Preet Bharara…
  • Jul 15

    Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer

    Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer
    Attorney Page Pate discusses the potential legal issues that may arise out of the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 Presidential campaign.   The post Donald Trump Jr. Meets with Russian Lawyer appeared…
Rank this Week: 1284

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

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

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    En el País de los ciegos....

    En el País de los ciegos....
    En el País de los ciegos……….... La distracción es práctica de gobiernos cuando ciertos hechos visibilizan graves equivocaciones, particularmente pienso en el caso del “despido” de las…
  • Jul 20

    Marisol Pérez Tello, destituye a Procuradora

    Marisol Pérez Tello, destituye a Procuradora
    Permítanme amigos recordar lo que escribí en este blog el 07 y 11 de enero de 2017 sobre la Procuradoría y su "Procuradora General" de la República, saquen ustedes sus conclusiones:07 de enero de…
  • Jul 19

    NELSON EDUARDO SCHAK YALTA

    NELSON EDUARDO SCHAK YALTA
    Acabo de escuchar en Exitosa radio que, el candidato a Contralor tiene un proceso abierto por el delito de Peculado en agravio del Estado, iniciado en el año 2007. El Congresista    Armando Villanueva   de…
Rank this Week: 101

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/
  • Jul 20

    When John McCain Was A Maverick

    When John McCain Was A Maverick
    The political tactics of division and slander are not our values. They are corrupting influences on religion and politics, and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America…
  • Jul 13

    We Saw Monsters, She Saw Human

    We Saw Monsters, She Saw Human
    Scharlette Holdman, a true hero in the death penalty community and a friend and mentor to me, died yesterday.  Scharlette came to California in the early 1990s, where she taught me and so many other lawyers, investigators and…
  • Jun 27

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill

    Trumpcare: Everything That Is Despicable About The GOP In One Bill
    This is the final, febrile end-stage of the prion disease that has afflicted the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in 1981. -- Charles PierceThe Senate's health care bill, cobbled together in secrecy by a few…
Rank this Week: 3186

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    THE JUICE IS LOOSE!

    THE JUICE IS LOOSE!
    Orenthal James Simpson was granted parole today in his nine to thirty-three year prison sentence for the contretemps in a Las Vegas hotel wherein he participated in a poorly conceived and poorly executed plan to "rob" the individuals who had…
  • Jul 18

    JUDGE MURPHY LEAVES FOR CIVIL

    JUDGE MURPHY LEAVES FOR CIVIL
    UPDATE: Lourdes Simon was appointed to the circuit court Tuesday by Governor Scott. Congrats to Judge Simon. See you in court. There's a really worthy charity - School Uniform Drive, that we highly recommend. The FACDL is running a…
  • Jul 12

    KRIS MAHARAJA CASE

    KRIS MAHARAJA CASE
    We think this was the  case Judge Sepe was in trial in  when he was arrested during Court Broom. Don't know what Court Broom was? See below. Anyone have any info on this? Marajahal by Rumpole21 on Scribd From Rumpapedia ( (C)…
Rank this Week: 374

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 289

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 20

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Sorry about the lack of open threads the past few days. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 20

    OJ Simpson Granted Parole

    OJ Simpson Granted Parole
    Update: the vote was unanimous for parole among the four board/commission members. Each spoke individually. They said their vote was fair and consistent. Update: Looks like OJ will get parole. They have a Florida parole officer…
  • Jul 20

    Second Circuit Voids Former London Trader Conviction

    Second Circuit Voids Former London Trader Conviction
    The Second Circuit has voided the convictions of two former London traders. Allen and Conti, who worked for Dutch-headquartered Rabobank [RABO.UL], were convicted in November 2015 of fraud and conspiracy for trying to rig U.S. dollar…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jul 20

    The Interstate Corrections Compact

    The Interstate Corrections Compact
    Can a person convicted and sentenced to prison in North Carolina serve the time in another state? Can a person convicted elsewhere serve his or her sentence here? Yes to both. North Carolina participates in the Interstate Corrections Compact.…
  • Jul 19

    State v. Younts: Rule 702 Does Not Require Proof that HGN Testing is Reliable

    State v. Younts: Rule 702 Does Not Require Proof that HGN Testing is Reliable
    Folks, we have an answer. The court of appeals held yesterday in State v. Younts, ___ N.C. App. ___ (2017), that a law enforcement officer trained to administer a Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test may properly testify about the results of…
  • Jul 18

    Summer Confrontation Clause Case

    Summer Confrontation Clause Case
    This past June saw a flurry of Confrontation Clause cases from the appellate division: State v. Miller, ___ N.C. App. ___ (June 20, 2017), temp. stay allowed, ___ N.C. ___ (July 3, 2017); State v. McKiver, ___ N.C. App. ___ (June 9, 2017);…
Rank this Week: 3359

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 752

Denver DUI Attorney Blog

Denver DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DUI, DWAI, and motor vehicle hearings. By the Law Office of Monte J. Robbins, Esq.

http://www.denverduiattorneyblog.net/
Rank this Week: 3491

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
Rank this Week: 1546

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
  • Jul 17

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Miami University student seeking to prevent the school from enforcing a two year suspension imposed in a campus sexual assault case. This case is one of many cases arising…
  • Jun 20

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar
    Engel and Martin partner Joshua Engel will be speaking at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Columbus. Engel will be part of a panel titled, “Perspectives on Employees…
Rank this Week: 837

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
  • Jul 17

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Miami University student seeking to prevent the school from enforcing a two year suspension imposed in a campus sexual assault case. This case is one of many cases arising…
  • Jun 20

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar
    Engel and Martin partner Joshua Engel will be speaking at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Columbus. Engel will be part of a panel titled, “Perspectives on Employees…
Rank this Week: 3237

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Jul 20

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns People v. Alexander

    Michigan Supreme Court Overturns People v. Alexander
    In what looked like an impossible hurdle to climb, the law firm of Grabel and Associates shocked the state of Michigan by winning their second decision before the Michigan Supreme Court in less than a 3-week time span when the highest court…
  • Jun 19

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

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

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator

    Lawmakers Look to Change Michigan State Law Regarding Sexual Predator
    Currently in the state of Michigan there are four degrees of CSC, or criminal sexual conduct, which a person who allegedly commits a sex-related crime may be charged with depending on various factors. These include first-, second-, third-,…
Rank this Week: 4910

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 20

    Short Take: Second Banana

    Short Take: Second Banana
    Judge Kopf, in his letter to a young practicing attorney, was deliberately provocative and slightly snarky, both for the entertainment value as well as to grab attention. The sweet tummy rubs that the babies prefer tend not to serve any…
  • Jul 20

    Short Take: Is There Mustard On That Ham Sandwich, Mr. Prosecutor

    Short Take: Is There Mustard On That Ham Sandwich, Mr. Prosecutor
    Mimi Schwartz sat on a Harris County grand jury and lived to tell about it. Last year, Harris County led the state in the number of police shootings of civilians. Of the more than 200 officer-involved shootings brought before grand juries…
  • Jul 20

    Indy Books and Wedding Cake

    Indy Books and Wedding Cake
    Douglas Koziol makes his pitch for allowing bakeries to refuse to make cakes for gay weddings. He works in a independent bookstore in Boston, and likely would never see his post as being an argument for, as he calls them, “straight-only…
Rank this Week: 1206

Law Blog

Law Blog

By Foreman & Caraciolo, P.C.

http://www.theharrisburglawyers.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 20

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.

    Registered Sex Offenders May Shorten Registration Period According to PA Supreme Court.
    SORNA determined to be an unconstitutional violation of ex post facto laws when applied to former Megan’s Law offenders In a decision issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on July 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held that imposing the…
  • May 23

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime
    Stages of a criminal case What happens after I have been arrested? Depending on the circumstances of the case, as well as the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody or advised of your charges and released.  If you…
  • May 23

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime

    What Happens After I Have Been Charged With A Crime
    Stages of a criminal case What happens after I have been arrested? Depending on the circumstances of the case, as well as the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody or advised of your charges and released.  If you…
Rank this Week: 3615

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Jul 20

    Want 30 Days Jail Credit ? Get a Vasectomy.

    Want 30 Days Jail Credit ? Get a Vasectomy.
    Nashville's News Chanel Five reported yesterday of one Tennessee judge's unusual method to reduce one's jail sentence. White County Tennessee General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield entered a standing court order granting 30 days of jail…
  • Jun 24

    Tiger Woods Charged with Driving Under Presciption Drug

    Tiger Woods Charged with Driving Under Presciption Drug
    I waited a few days before commenting on Tiger Woods recent arrest for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. The police recently released photos of the car and a audio tape from the arrest. I predict this trend of arrests while…
  • Jun 5

    How to Stop the Evidence Dump

    How to Stop the Evidence Dump
    One of the common issues that happens to me shortly before a criminal trial is the evidence dump. The assistant district attorney starts working their case and discovers evidence that was known or should have been known. In some…
Rank this Week: 4925

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Miranda Warnings and the California DUI

    Miranda Warnings and the California DUI
    An officer pulls over a person and begins asking questions. “Where are you going?” “Where are you coming from?” “Have you had anything to drink?” The driver says, “I’m going home from the bar…
  • Jul 6

    Bill to Help Veterans Avoid a California DUI

    Bill to Help Veterans Avoid a California DUI
    A new California Senate bill would allow veterans to avoid a California DUI conviction with a treatment diversion program. Senate Bill 725 would expand a current military diversion program. The bill, if passed, would provide veterans with the…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid a 4th of July DUI

    Avoid a 4th of July DUI
    The 4th of July is the annual celebration of the day that the original thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain. On this day in 1776, delegates from the colonies formed the Continental Congress which drafted and adopted the…
Rank this Week: 2204

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Jul 20

    Common Questions About Second Degree Assault in Maryland

    Common Questions About Second Degree Assault in Maryland
    Common questions about second degree assault in Maryland If you’ve been charged with second-degree assault in Maryland you probably have a lot of questions and you’re also concerned about what will happen. First and foremost you…
  • Jul 20

    Finding a Baltimore County DUI Lawyer for Your DUI Arrest

    Finding a Baltimore County DUI Lawyer for Your DUI Arrest
    Finding a Baltimore County DUI lawyer to defend your DUI We hear it everyday, our clients can’t believe they got stopped and charged with DUI. Of the approximately 24,000 DUI cases filed in Maryland every year, Baltimore County accounts…
  • Jul 19

    Maryland DUI Lawyer Cost

    Maryland DUI Lawyer Cost
    How much does a Maryland DUI lawyer cost? If you’ve been charged with drunk driving you probably wonder how much a Maryland DUI lawyer cost? The cost of a Maryland DUI lawyer can vary depending on a number of factors. When considering…
Rank this Week: 2017

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Criminal Record Expunged in MA?

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Criminal Record Expunged in MA?
    Sealing is the process of sealing a criminal record. For example, let’s say you got an OUI five years ago. That offense may come back to bite you when you apply for a job, school or housing. If, however, you have the OUI conviction or…
  • Jul 18

    What is the Difference Between a Bench Warrant and an Arrest Warrant?

    What is the Difference Between a Bench Warrant and an Arrest Warrant?
    Before we get into the differences between a bench warrant and an arrest warrant, it’s important to state a crucial similarity between the two – they should never be ignored. Knowing that the police are searching for you can be…
  • Jul 17

    What is the Difference Between a Bench Warrant and an Arrest Warrant?

    What is the Difference Between a Bench Warrant and an Arrest Warrant?
    Before we get into the differences between a bench warrant and an arrest warrant, it’s important to state a crucial similarity between the two – they should never be ignored. Knowing that the police are searching for you can be…
Rank this Week: 178

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Drugged Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Newnan Crash

    Drugged Driving May Have Been a Factor in Fatal Newnan Crash
    We hear a lot about drunk driving, but drugged driving is also a major factor in crashes in Georgia. It may have been the cause of a fatal Newnan crash. In a recent crash in Newnan, state patrol officers said drugs were suspected as a factor.…
  • Jul 18

    Who Can Be Sued After a Commercial Vehicle Crash in Georgia?

    Who Can Be Sued After a Commercial Vehicle Crash in Georgia?
    If you are hit and hurt by a car in Georgia, liability is usually straightforward if the other driver is to blame. You file a claim against his or her insurance company. It’s more complicated after a commercial vehicle crash. If you are…
  • Jul 14

    List of Former Football Players Who Committed Suicide After a Brain Injury Continues to Grow

    List of Former Football Players Who Committed Suicide After a Brain Injury Continues to Grow
    Former football players who kill themselves after suffering from brain injuries continue to make headlines and have resulted in lawsuits. There has even been a movie devoted to suicide after a brain injury. These players were diagnosed with…
Rank this Week: 1995

In the Weeds

In the Weeds

Covers cannabis law and businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://cannabislaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1152

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/
  • Jul 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
  • Jul 18

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication
    Amalia Kessler, The Invention of American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (2017). Alexandra D. Lahav Amalia Kessler’s book, The Invention of American Exceptionalism, is a rich history of…
Rank this Week: 214

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four

    John Coltrane passed away fifty years ago, when I was four
    John Coltrane (above playing “Alabama”, after the 1963 Birmingham church bombing) has inspired me for years to pursue beyond the seeming limits of possibility. I have searched him out through his music, at the house where he lived…
  • Jul 17

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre

    Do not let iPhones & Chinese manufactured laptops obscure the Tiananmen Square massacre
    The Chinese government's June 3-4, 1989 massacre of peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators at Beijing's Tiananmen Square left an indelible mark on me. Yet, as time marches on, I myself lost track of the anniversary of this Chinese…
  • Jul 16

    Beware ever committing hit and run/ leaving the scene of a car collision

    Beware ever committing hit and run/ leaving the scene of a car collision
    The temptations to hit and run/ leave the scene of a car collision can be many, including hitting a parked car when no witnesses seem to be present, not wanting to be discovered having committed possible DWI, driving without a valid and…
Rank this Week: 863

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 19

    Recognizing Race

    Recognizing Race
    As CNN notes, There’s a predictable pattern to the aftermath of too many deadly police shootings: Neighbors and anti-police brutality groups take to the streets. Groups supporting the officers stand up for them. Social media lights up…
  • Jul 11

    Quick Look: Living Lives of Fear

    Quick Look: Living Lives of Fear
    I had a hard time coming up with a title for this post: living lives of fear seems the best fit, but I also considered “put a bullet in it.” Because this post is about yet another incident in which police shot first, fabricated…
  • Jul 6

    Dumbing Down the Test; Dumbing Down the Law

    Dumbing Down the Test; Dumbing Down the Law
    An article in The Daily Journal about California possibly lowering the passing score for the State Bar Exam—essentially dumbing down the test because “too many” people fail it—caught my attention. The article was…
Rank this Week: 4270

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
  • Jul 19

    The New Politicized War on Drug

    The New Politicized War on Drug
    The Department of Justice has finite resources.   Beginning in 2013 and continuing through 2016, the DOJ adhered to its Smart on Crime Initiative designed to focus prosecution in drug cases on high-level traffickers. The stated goal of…
  • Jul 19

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Caesar Takes What Does Not Belong to Caesar

    Civil Asset Forfeiture: Caesar Takes What Does Not Belong to Caesar
    Last year the federal government seized through its asset forfeiture laws $1,921,273,552.00 from both convicted and suspected criminal wrongdoers–$97,831.788.00 of which came from Texas.   DOJ to Expand Prosecutions, Asset…
  • Jul 11

    Civil Forfeiture Remains an Insidious, Corrupt Practice in Texa

    Civil Forfeiture Remains an Insidious, Corrupt Practice in Texa
    The Government can proceed against an individual in two ways: either against the individual “personally” known as “in personam” or against their property known as “in rem.”   The latter is known as…
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Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 19

    State Forensic Chemist Causes Thousands of Falsified Drug Conviction

    State Forensic Chemist Causes Thousands of Falsified Drug Conviction
    A state forensic chemist out of Massachusetts fabricated positive tests, leading to thousands of falsified drug convictions. Playing with the freedom of others Annie Dookhan, a state forensic chemist who worked for the state of Massachusetts…
  • Jul 17

    Utah Boating Law

    Utah Boating Law
    Before Utah residents flock to reservoirs and lakes to cool off from the scorching summer temperatures, they should be informed of current boating laws in order to avoid tickets or criminal charges. Oasis in the desert Utah is unique in the…
  • Jul 12

    How Using Speech Imitation Software Wrong Could Get a Person Thrown in Jail

    How Using Speech Imitation Software Wrong Could Get a Person Thrown in Jail
    There is new speech imitation software being created that is making voice cloning easier to do while sounding more realistic. Users beware: certain uses of speech imitation could get a person thrown in jail. Speech recognition Speech…
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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Application

    Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Application
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Pierre Chainey, 42, Tabernacle, New Jersey, was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that caused $2.7 million in losses.  Chainey previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District…
  • Jul 19

    Sentences for Two Law Firm Faker

    Sentences for Two Law Firm Faker
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ronald Rodis, 52, Long Beach, California was sentenced to 41 months in prison, and Charles Wayne Farris, 56, Aliso Viejo, California, was sentenced to serve 47 months in prison for their roles in a multi-million…
  • Jul 19

    Kickbacks and Fraudulent tax returns result in Prison Sentence

    Kickbacks and Fraudulent tax returns result in Prison Sentence
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Richard Pierce, a Michigan business owner, was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison for obstructing and impeding the internal revenue laws and committing bank fraud. According to documents filed with the court,…
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Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    St. Petersburg Man Accused of Posing as Girl, Luring Teenage Boy

    St. Petersburg Man Accused of Posing as Girl, Luring Teenage Boy
    St. Petersburg police arrested a 25-year-old man and charged him with two counts of kidnapping and one count of sexual battery with a deadly weapon. Police claim the incidents involved teenage boy. Police said the first incident happened June…
  • Jul 19

    Jaguars DE Dante Fowler Arrested in St. Petersburg

    Jaguars DE Dante Fowler Arrested in St. Petersburg
    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler was arrested on charges of simple battery and criminal mischief Tuesday night. Police say Fowler was driving in the Trellis at the Lakes apartment complex Tuesday night when a man walking nearby…
  • Jul 11

    Valrico Man Charged with 100 Counts of Child Porn

    Valrico Man Charged with 100 Counts of Child Porn
    Lakeland Police charged a Valrico man with 100 counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation of alleged child porn images found on his work computer. Officials said an investigation into the 55-year-old man began in…
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Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
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New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

https://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    DWI in New Jersey School Zone

    DWI in New Jersey School Zone
    While all instances of driving while intoxicated (DWI) are taken seriously in New Jersey, certain factors can make a DWI offense worse. One of these factors is driving in a school zone under the influence of alcohol. If you or someone close…
  • Jul 12

    Commercial Driver DWIs in New Jersey

    Commercial Driver DWIs in New Jersey
    New Jersey has always had tough laws for those who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. For commercial drivers, the stakes can be even higher. If you are a commercial driver or know a commercial driver who has been arrested…
  • Jul 5

    DWI Trials in New Jersey

    DWI Trials in New Jersey
    Being charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be extremely stressful, and rightfully so. DWI charges can have far-reaching negative consequences for an individual’s life, including that individual’s personal and…
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San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender

    California Lawmakers Consider Bill that Ends Lifetime Registration for Certain Sex Offender
    In Alameda county, California lawmakers are considering a contentious bill that would end lifetime registration for certain sex offenders. The lawmaker who introduced the bill, Nancy O’Malley, and the District Attorney of Alameda…
  • Jul 14

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court

    Big Changes Recommended for California’s Traffic Court
    According to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the over four million traffic tickets handed out to the state’s drivers each year should no longer be criminal charges. If other lawmakers agree with her,…
  • Jul 5

    How Will Police Decide What Role Race Played in The University City Shooting?

    How Will Police Decide What Role Race Played in The University City Shooting?
    In a tragic turn of events, seven adults were shot at a University City apartment complex pool party earlier this month. One woman named Monique Clark was killed. Witnesses say that  49-year-old Peter Selis, a resident at the upscale La…
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Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Jul 19

    You Can’t Run From Justice

    You Can’t Run From Justice
    Just last week, a Kentucky lawyer by the name of Eric Conn was sentenced to twelve years in prison by a federal judge for bribery and theft of government money.  Though similar sentences are doled out around the country on a daily basis,…
  • Jul 13

    The Lowdown on Takedown

    The Lowdown on Takedown
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a battery of other federal law enforcement officials today announced the “largest health care fraud takedown” in U.S. history, with 412 charged defendants, including 56 doctors, accused of…
  • Jun 12

    The “Third Party” Catch-22

    The “Third Party” Catch-22
    As the Department of Justice has been doubling down on law enforcement overreach, the Supreme Court has just decided to hear a case that may limit the use of a common tool that law enforcement uses to infringe upon the privacy rights of…
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Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm.

http://www.texaspossessionofmarijuanalawyer.com/
  • Jul 19

    Surge in Minor Marijuana Possession Dismissals Sweeps Texas, But Not All Counties Are Equal.

    Surge in Minor Marijuana Possession Dismissals Sweeps Texas, But Not All Counties Are Equal.
    In September of 2016 the Austin American broke a surprising story to those who aren’t in the legal field[1]. The report found that in Texas’s largest populated counties, Dallas, Harris, Travis, Bexar, and Tarrant, over 40% of…
  • Jul 12

    When It Is Time to Give Up the Ghost

    When It Is Time to Give Up the Ghost
    There comes a time in everyone’s life when you must admit that you are defeated. In the context of a police encounter it is important to know when that moment comes, and what to do. In order to illustrate when, and why it becomes…
  • Jul 6

    Anniversary of South Dakota v. Opperman: The Creation of Inventory Searche

    Anniversary of South Dakota v. Opperman: The Creation of Inventory Searche
    Today marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark decision of South Dakota v. Opperman[1][2] in which the Supreme Court laid out the basis for what would be known as the Inventory search exception to the warrant requirement of the fourth…
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Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Dismisses DUI Appeal as Untimely

    Pennsylvania Superior Court Dismisses DUI Appeal as Untimely
    A driver appealed from the order entered in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas denying his motion for a waiver or reduction of the court costs and fines imposed as a result of his July 8, 2014 conviction and sentence for one count…
  • Jul 6

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion to Pull Over Separate Car Linked to DUI Crash

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion to Pull Over Separate Car Linked to DUI Crash
    A driver appealed from the August 26, 2016 judgment of sentence entered in the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas following his bench trial conviction for driving under the influence — highest rate of alcohol. The Pennsylvania Superior…
  • Jun 15

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds DUI-Related Drug Conviction

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Upholds DUI-Related Drug Conviction
    A defendant appealed from the judgment of a sentence of nine to 16 months’ imprisonment entered in the York County Court of Common Pleas following his bench trial convictions of DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana,…
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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/
  • Jul 19

    Should You Be Banned from Owning a Gun if You Commit a Hate Crime?

    Should You Be Banned from Owning a Gun if You Commit a Hate Crime?
    Gun control has long been a controversial topic, but the conversation has become even more heated with the rise of mass shootings and domestic terrorism. In an effort to balance gun rights with public safety, California lawmakers have…
  • Jul 17

    California Gun Magazine Law Blocked By Judge Days Before Going into Effect

    California Gun Magazine Law Blocked By Judge Days Before Going into Effect
    In 2016, California voters allowed a number of laws that aimed to strictly regulate firearm and ammunition purchases within the state. One of those laws banned Californians from owning or possessing large-capacity magazines that can hold more…
  • Jul 14

    Does Trump Blocking Twitter Followers Violate First Amendment?

    Does Trump Blocking Twitter Followers Violate First Amendment?
    It’s no secret how much President Trump loves taking his message directly to the public through his Twitter account. Recently, Trump’s account has started to block people who express opposition to his tweets. By blocking these…
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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/
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture
    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and ForfeitureThis post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Western Division of North Carolina: U.S. v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The U.S.…
  • Jul 17

    The 2200 Emails, the Injunction and Cyberstalking

    The 2200 Emails, the Injunction and Cyberstalking
    This post examines a recent decision the District Court of Appeal of Florida – Second District issued in a civil case: Scott v. Blum, 191 So.3d 502 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatRandy Scott challenges the order…
  • Jul 14

    Robbery, the Photograph and the Authentication of Evidence

    Robbery, the Photograph and the Authentication of Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Court ofAppeals of New York: People v. Price, 2017 WL 2742214 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]n this appeal, we are asked to determine whether the People proffered a…
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Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers criminal defense, evidence and the Fourth Amendment. By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 19

    Law Change Provides Greater Protections for Pedestrian

    Law Change Provides Greater Protections for Pedestrian
    The law is often criticized for being too dependent on technicalities, and on the minute details of the meaning of every word to the extent that common sense is thrown out the window. Often, that is not true; laws often follow common sense…
  • Jul 12

    Supreme Court Overturns Unique Police Liability Law

    Supreme Court Overturns Unique Police Liability Law
    There is always a delicate line to tow in order to balance the need for police officers to be able to do their job and protect themselves and us with the need for private citizens to be able to sue when police overstep boundaries. A recent…
  • Jul 6

    What Happens When Defendants’ Constitutional Rights Interfere with One Another?

    What Happens When Defendants’ Constitutional Rights Interfere with One Another?
    Often the most difficult kinds of legal cases to resolve are those in which the constitutional rights of multiple criminal defendants interfere with, or contradict one another. This unique situation usually only occurs when there are multiple…
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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/
  • Jul 19

    Another Police Shooting Leaves More Questions Than Answer

    Another Police Shooting Leaves More Questions Than Answer
    First it was Jamar Clark. Then came Philando Castile. Now there’s Justine Damond. These are three of the most controversial officer-involved shootings in recent memory, but they all share one scary truth. They’ve all happened in…
  • Jul 18

    Improving Communication Between Lawyers and Client

    Improving Communication Between Lawyers and Client
    When it comes to having the best experience with a lawyer, effective communication is typically one factor that makes or breaks the deal. However, many people haven’t needed the assistance of a criminal attorney in the past, so they may…
  • Jul 17

    New Underage Drinking Law on Lake Minnetonka

    New Underage Drinking Law on Lake Minnetonka
    A new law that went into effect over the weekend will hold boat operators responsible for any underage drinking that occurs on their boat on Lake Minnetonka. The new law was approved earlier this month by the Lake Minnetonka Conservation…
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Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Jul 19

    Another Police Shooting Leaves More Questions Than Answer

    Another Police Shooting Leaves More Questions Than Answer
    First it was Jamar Clark. Then came Philando Castile. Now there’s Justine Damond. These are three of the most controversial officer-involved shootings in recent memory, but they all share one scary truth. They’ve all happened in…
  • Jul 18

    Improving Communication Between Lawyers and Client

    Improving Communication Between Lawyers and Client
    When it comes to having the best experience with a lawyer, effective communication is typically one factor that makes or breaks the deal. However, many people haven’t needed the assistance of a criminal attorney in the past, so they may…
  • Jul 17

    New Underage Drinking Law on Lake Minnetonka

    New Underage Drinking Law on Lake Minnetonka
    A new law that went into effect over the weekend will hold boat operators responsible for any underage drinking that occurs on their boat on Lake Minnetonka. The new law was approved earlier this month by the Lake Minnetonka Conservation…
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