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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 2

    Cashing In on Pablo Escobar's Death

    Cashing In on Pablo Escobar's Death
    It was 23 years ago today that Pablo Escobar was assassinated on a rooftop in Medellin, Colombia. Ex-DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, who served as consultants to the series Narcos, are still cashing in, now embarking on a world…
  • Dec 2

    New Europol Report on ISIS Warns of More Attacks in Europe

    New Europol Report on ISIS Warns of More Attacks in Europe
    Europol's counter-terrorism unit ECTC has released a new report on the changing tactics of ISIS. The report is called Changes in Modus Operandi of IS revisited and is available here. Among the key findings: [More...] In addition to…
  • Dec 2

    Trump Picks Defense Secretary, Retired Gen. Matti

    Trump Picks Defense Secretary, Retired Gen. Matti
    I haven't followed the news about Retired Gen. James Mattis. In reading he was chosen by Donald Trump to be Defense Secretary, I read a few things today. He and Trump likely get on famously. They both make appalling comments. Mattis…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
  • Nov 17

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy
    Never more in my lifetime have we needed strong, aggressive, innovative, strategic leadership from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement that fuels it. Donald Trump will be no ordinary President. Rather than helping him protect…
Rank this Week: 62

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    PROPOSITION 57 GIVES EARLY PAROLE TO CERTAIN NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS

    PROPOSITION 57 GIVES EARLY PAROLE TO CERTAIN NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS
    On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57, The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 201, by an overwhelming majority of 64%. This proposition contained two key provisions: 1) It makes certain non-violent felons eligible…
  • Dec 2

    PROP 57 ENDS “DIRECT FILE” IN JUVENILE CRIMINAL CASES

    PROP 57 ENDS “DIRECT FILE” IN JUVENILE CRIMINAL CASES
    Until the passage of Proposition 57 on November 8th, minors over the age of 14 charged with a criminal offense would often find themselves directly charged in adult court rather than juvenile court. The two courts are very distinct because…
  • Nov 18

    Prop 64 and Prior Marijuana Convictions in California

    Prop 64 and Prior Marijuana Convictions in California
    PETITION UNDER PROPOSITION 64 TO DISMISS AND SEAL OR TO REDUCE A PRIOR MARIJUANA CONVICTION By a hefty margin of 56%, Prop 64 was passed in California on November 8. It is now legal for Californians over the age of 21 to possess, transport,…
Rank this Week: 774

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California
    THERE’S A KILLER ON THE ROAD Here’s an unfortunate statistic you don’t want to brag about: California has the top four of the top ten U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest DUI fatality rate per capita. Those areas: #1 San…
  • Dec 2

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI
    IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI Soon-to-be president Trump has stated that he intends to enforce deportation of certain immigrants. Might a DUI threaten the immigration status or residency of an immigrant in this country? The answer is yes.…
  • Nov 18

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?
    DOES THE PASSAGE OF PROP 64 MEAN MORE HIGH DRIVERS ON THE ROAD? Now that Prop 64 has passed, will we see more drivers under the influence on California roads? Maybe. But as I discussed in previous posts, unlike alcohol, there is no definitive…
Rank this Week: 4223

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 2

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

    Reviewing another week of developments and questions from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform
    Absent complaints from readers, I think I am going to return to my habit of closing up my "blogging work-week" in this space by providing a round-up of posts of note from blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform....
  • Dec 2

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by my colleague Katherine Hunt Federle and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The punishment of juveniles remains a troubling yet under-theorized aspect of...
  • Dec 2

    When will Prez-Elect Trump start bringing "law and order" to deadly Chicago?

    When will Prez-Elect Trump start bringing "law and order" to deadly Chicago?
    The question in the title of this post is my first reaction to this lengthy depressing USA Today article's headline, "Chicago hits grim milestone of 700 murders for 2016 and the year's not over." Here are particulars: Mired in a...
Rank this Week: 2059

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Police Officers Shot in Arizona & Washington:  Veteran Tacoma, Washington police officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez was shot and killed Wednesday as he responded to a domestic violence call.  CBS News reports that when Gutierrez…
  • Dec 2

    Avoid Mandatory Minimums, This Is What You Get

    Avoid Mandatory Minimums, This Is What You Get
    The Washington Post published a story today that should bring shame to the cheerleaders for "leniency" for "young offenders" in order to give them a "second chance."  I've been asking for years, "A second chance to do what?" The Post,...
  • Dec 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Congressman Appointed CA Attorney General:  In a surprise announcement today, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace Senator-Elect Kamala Harris as the state Attorney General.  Sara Wire and…
Rank this Week: 176

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    What Is Justifiable Homicide?

    What Is Justifiable Homicide?
    Are you being charged with murder? It may have been justifiable homicide (NRS 200.120). Read on to get a good understanding of what that means. In the eyes of many, the commission of homicide for any reason is an unforgivable act. These…
  • Nov 25

    Can I file a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of a Deceased Family Member?

    Can I file a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of a Deceased Family Member?
    When a person has died through the fault or negligence of someone or something else, do members of his or her immediate family have any legal recourse? In most cases, the answer is yes. Every state in the union gives surviving family members…
  • Nov 21

    Can I Sue the Government for a Personal Injury?

    Can I Sue the Government for a Personal Injury?
    If you suffer a personal injury from a fall down the stairs or take a header on run-down private property, you know what your legal options are. What happens, though, when your accident occurs on or around a county-owned building or results…
Rank this Week: 3496

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2773

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Dec 2

    SCOTUS cert grant: County of Los Angeles v. Mendez: excessive force

    SCOTUS cert grant: County of Los Angeles v. Mendez: excessive force
    SCOTUS grants cert in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 16-639, cert. pet. here, granting on questions 1 and 3. Questions presented: In a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, the district court concluded Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department…
  • Dec 2

    Two on community caretaking stops: one valid, one not

    Two on community caretaking stops: one valid, one not
    A convenience store operator called the police to say that a woman was stuck under a BMW in the parking lot. By the time the officer arrived, the car had left so he followed it observing no erratic driving or … Continue reading →
  • Dec 2

    N.D.Ohio: Def’s going home after a drug deal shows nexus for SW for house

    N.D.Ohio: Def’s going home after a drug deal shows nexus for SW for house
    “Here, the affidavit provides that the confidential informant had been providing information to the task force for 11 months, he had no criminal convictions, and his information has never been found to be false or misleading. (Aff.…
Rank this Week: 1791

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
  • Nov 30

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Ohio – Fifth District:  State v. Hidey, 2016 WL 5885507 (2016). The court begins by explaining that “[a]ppellant the State of Ohio appeals a judgment of the…
  • Nov 28

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued last summer in a civil suit:  Sewell v. Bernardin, 795 F.3d 337 (2015).  The court begins by explaining that [i]n order to resolve this appeal, we…
Rank this Week: 2014

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Ambiguous Florida Weapons Law Results in Felony Arrest For Student Possessing a BB Gun in School

    Ambiguous Florida Weapons Law Results in Felony Arrest For Student Possessing a BB Gun in School
    In Florida, it is illegal for anyone to possess a “weapon” at school or a school-sponsored event without authorization.  A violation of this criminal statute is a third degree felony that carries up to five years in…
  • Nov 21

    Florida Uttering Forged Card Charge Did Not Apply to Gift Card

    Florida Uttering Forged Card Charge Did Not Apply to Gift Card
    In Florida, there are a variety of criminal statutes that deal with fraudulently using a credit card or altering a credit card to use it in an unauthorized manner.  When a defendant allegedly violates one of these criminal statutes, it…
  • Nov 18

    Florida Criminal Statute of Limitations is Delayed When Defendant is Out of State

    Florida Criminal Statute of Limitations is Delayed When Defendant is Out of State
    In Florida, the state has a certain period of time from the date a crime has occurred to prosecute the defendant.  Like other states, Florida has statutes of limitation which set out a number of years within which the state must…
Rank this Week: 1287

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl

    Deadly New Opioid Drug Carfentanil 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl
    Opioid Drug In recent years there has been an immense effort to combat the availability of an opioid drug, such as fentanyl, in Massachusetts, which was brought about by an increased rate of opioid-induced death. Fentanyl, a Class B…
  • Nov 3

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?

    Breaking and Entering to Paint a Dog?
    In a rather interesting news report in the Cape Cod Times, a young man is accused of breaking into a home located in Martha’s Vineyard where he allegedly painted the resident’s dog with purple paint and stole some items from the…
  • Oct 17

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge

    Woman Thought to Be Kidnapped From Assisted Living Facility Drops Charge
    Kidnapped Back in May of this year, it was suspected that a 62-year-old woman was kidnapped from her assisted living facility in Newton. The woman, identified as June Doe, a pseudonym, went missing in the middle of the afternoon after living…
Rank this Week: 781

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Dec 2

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting

    Detroit Police Sued by Teens Arrested for Allegedly Interfering in Prostitution Sting
    Recently it was revealed that two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were arrested after Detroit police claim the teens were interfering in a prostitution sting.  The teens are now filing suit against police, saying they were mistreated…
  • Oct 14

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence

    5 Common Myths About Sexual Assault & Violence
    There are dozens of myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault and violence, but what are the facts? While there are countless people who are innocent sitting behind bars today for crimes they did not commit in every state in the…
  • Sep 19

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old

    19-year-old Accused of ‘Sexting’ with 12-year-old
    Recently, 19-year-old Brendan Baia, a former student at Central Michigan University, was accused of ‘sexting’ with a 12-year-old girl. According to reports, Baia and the girl had been exchanging messages and photos via their cell…
Rank this Week: 4760

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 2

    LA Rams Football Star Arrested for DUI

    LA Rams Football Star Arrested for DUI
    California Highway Patrol officers received a call this weekend, stating that a white Mercedes had crashed with a big rig on the 101 freeway just before 8am on Saturday morning. Officers arriving at the scene say that one of the drivers…
  • Dec 1

    Police claim parents give their daughter away as a gift to a sexual predator. 12 girls found living in his home.

    Police claim parents give their daughter away as a gift to a sexual predator. 12 girls found living in his home.
    A man in Pennsylvania was charged with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor after he allegedly fathered two children with a teen-aged girl who was given to him…
  • Nov 30

    Angered Mother Throws Knife at Partner, Misses, Critically Injures 3-Year Old Instead

    Angered Mother Throws Knife at Partner, Misses, Critically Injures 3-Year Old Instead
    Michelle Betancourt was sentenced on Tuesday for stabbing her three year old son during a domestic dispute with the child’s father. In May 2015, Michelle Betancourt of Los Angeles and her child’s father got into a heated argument.…
Rank this Week: 3158

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/
  • Dec 2

    New Case Strengthens Protections of Fourth Amendment

    New Case Strengthens Protections of Fourth Amendment
    A new Maryland case has put limits on how and when officers can constitutionally frisk (pat down) individuals at a potential crime scene. The case is important in determining whether evidence obtained by officers at a crime scene are…
  • Nov 16

    Maryland Attorney General Questions Legality of Bail Amount

    Maryland Attorney General Questions Legality of Bail Amount
    When someone is arrested and is awaiting trial, bail and the ability to pay it is the difference between awaiting trial a free person, or doing it behind bars. Bail is intended to balance two important principles. The first is that we are…
  • Nov 16

    Maryland Attorney General Questions Legality of Bail Amount

    Maryland Attorney General Questions Legality of Bail Amount
    When someone is arrested and is awaiting trial, bail and the ability to pay it is the difference between awaiting trial a free person, or doing it behind bars. Bail is intended to balance two important principles. The first is that we are…
Rank this Week: 4611

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Dec 2

    Chavis on Body-Mounted Police Camera

    Chavis on Body-Mounted Police Camera
    Kami Chavis (Wake Forest University Law School) has posted Body-Mounted Police Cameras: A Primer on Police Accountability vs. Privacy (Howard Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Immediately following the shooting…
  • Dec 2

    Edwards on Organization of Serious Crime

    Edwards on Organization of Serious Crime
    Adam Edwards (Cardiff University - School of Social Sciences) has posted Actors, Scripts, Scenes and Scenarios: Key Trends in Policy and Research on the Organisation of Serious Crimes (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN.…
  • Dec 1

    "Getting sex by saying ‘If you don’t have sex with me I will find someone who will’ = rape or sexual assault?"

    "Getting sex by saying ‘If you don’t have sex with me I will find someone who will’ = rape or sexual assault?"
    Eugene Volokh has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, quoting a statement from the Clark University Dean of Students.
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Dec 2

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.

    Josh Greenberg, U.S. v. Annappareddy Hero, Opens New Firm.
    Readers of this Blog are no doubt familiar with United States v. Reddy Annappareddy, the District of Maryland case in which a guilty verdict was overturned (and new trial granted) with the grudging, belated concurrence of government…
  • Nov 22

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?

    Where is FBI Director Comey Now?
    We have been critical of FBI Director Comey's comments (see here and here) during the email investigations of Hillary Clinton. On a positive note, it was good to see him pull together the FBI for a quick review of Hillary...
  • Nov 20

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG

    Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson Comments on Senator Jeff Sessions Nomination for AG
    Co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here that "[a]nyone who thinks this will be an easy nomination to put through, because Sessions is a sitting Senator, is in for a big surprise. It will be a bruising battle." I would add that...
Rank this Week: 2066

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4128

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Bill Mange. Covers Texas criminal defense.

http://www.criminal-attorney-austin-texas.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Worst-Case Scenario Of A DWI Conviction in Texa

    Worst-Case Scenario Of A DWI Conviction in Texa
    What is my worst-case scenario? Now, when I hear “worst-case scenario,” I think of a legal catastrophe, a kind of judicial thermonuclear holocaust, or the sun exploding and incinerating Earth. Possible? Well … yes, but…
  • Nov 18

    Texas DWI License Suspension and ALR Hearing Information

    Texas DWI License Suspension and ALR Hearing Information
    Will my driver’s license probably be suspended? Yes. Here’s why. The Department of Public Safety will file an administrative action against you before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (“SOAH,” which rhymes…
  • Sep 8

    Well, This Is Ironic

    Well, This Is Ironic
    Courts are supposed to be places where you tell the truth. Judges are supposed to be people to whom you tell the truth. But what happens when the truth is something you have good reason to predict that the judge will not believe? Irony and an…
Rank this Week: 1822

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1370

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 3 of 5

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 3 of 5
    FAQs About The Process Of Civil Rights Restoration What Is The Process Involved In Having Your Civil Rights Restored? It is actually quite a long, arduous process. There are several different types of restoration one may apply for. You can…
  • Nov 23

    When Even a Small Flaw in the State’s Case Can Overturn a Conviction in Florida

    When Even a Small Flaw in the State’s Case Can Overturn a Conviction in Florida
    In a criminal case, there are many details that both the prosecution and the defense must manage. The law imposes many requirements, both large and small, on the state regarding how it carries out a prosecution in order to ensure compliance…
  • Nov 15

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 2 of 5

    Civil Rights Restoration: Part 2 of 5
    Restoring Of Civil Rights And Civil Liberties In Florida How And When Is Restoring Civil Liberties And Civil Rights Possible? Civil liberties and civil rights are one in the same. Though it is a long and costly process that does take a lot of…
Rank this Week: 3862

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/
  • Dec 2

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?

    Burglary, Robbery, and Theft – What’s the Difference?
    Let’s start with how burglary, robbery, and theft are the same. They are all commonly associated with the unlawful taking of another’s property. Theft and robbery do, in fact, always involve this scenario, or an attempt at this…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
  • Dec 1

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
Rank this Week: 337

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/
  • Dec 2

    Jacksonville registered sex predator arrested for alleged rape

    Jacksonville registered sex predator arrested for alleged rape
    A Jacksonville man is in police custody facing a pending sexual battery charge.  The man also happens to be a registered sexual predator in Florida who is on probation.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the man…
  • Nov 10

    Woman arrested in St. Johns County after being found unconscious with a baby

    Woman arrested in St. Johns County after being found unconscious with a baby
    A woman was recently arrested in St. Johns County, Florida on several charges resulting from her being found sleeping with a baby on her.  According to an article on News4Jax.com, Police say the woman was parked at a gas station and was…
  • Oct 20

    Jacksonville mother charged with child abuse after child found in car

    Jacksonville mother charged with child abuse after child found in car
    A woman in Jacksonville was arrested on the charge of child abuse after being accused of leaving her child in a hot car with no air conditioning.  According to a report in a report from News4Jax, the woman allegedly left the small child…
Rank this Week: 2589

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Morning Radio: Stormy

    Morning Radio: Stormy
    Friday.On point.Deep breathing.Concentrating.Chimes outside singing their own song.Then wind.Then rain.Then another layer of wind.Sheets of rain now.They come together in unison.All forces of nature growling at you outside your…
  • Dec 1

    Morning Radio: Windy

    Morning Radio: Windy
    Thursday.On point.The horizon is moving.Always.Lighted by different colors.Different hues.Effervescent.Ever present.There is a light gush.And then a gale.And then calm.The wind stands back momentarily and watches and waits.Gathering itself…
  • Nov 30

    Morning Radio: Dusty

    Morning Radio: Dusty
    Wednesday.On point.The crystals on my windshield melt quickly.Driving with the defroster blasting.Blocking out the song.You turn it up.It's blaring now. I turn the wheel.Down our street.You glance over, turn the music down, and ask:…
Rank this Week: 266

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 2

    Really? Yes, Really, You’re Part of Your Problem

    Really? Yes, Really, You’re Part of Your Problem
    The title to the op-ed stands in contrast to the substance, as the former is the sort of insipid snark favored by children in response to a serious question. Really, You’re Blaming Transgender People for Trump? The content, on the other…
  • Dec 2

    The Downside To A Public Defender’s Principled Position

    The Downside To A Public Defender’s Principled Position
    Orleans Chief Public Defender, Derwyn Bunton, took a chance when he made the painful decision to take no more cases than his lawyers could competently handle.  He was sued by the ACLU for his efforts, but Judge Arthur Hunter made the…
  • Dec 1

    Because Everybody Loves Lists?

    Because Everybody Loves Lists?
    Is it fair to characterize an academic as “dangerous”?  Of course it is. These are suppose to be the grown-ups in the room, responsible for teaching something to impressionable young minds. Many of them abuse their position…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Dec 2

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking

    Rethinking Negotiated Rulemaking
    Hannah J. Wiseman, Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Richard PierceHannah Wiseman’s insightful case study has forced me to rethink my…
  • Dec 1

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace

    Pregnancy, Accommodation, and the Workplace
    Bradley A. Areheart, Accommodating Pregnancy, 67 Ala. L. Rev. 1125 (2016).Joseph SeinerIn Accommodating Pregnancy, Professor Bradley Areheart takes on the ambitious project of evaluating the current law of pregnancy discrimination in the…
  • Nov 30

    Decluttering the Estate Tax

    Decluttering the Estate Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog, Toward a Reality-Based Estate Tax,  57 B.C. L. Rev. 1037 (2016).Michael YuWhere Marie Kondo taught us how to declutter our homes in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Professor Wendy Gerzog provides in her article…
Rank this Week: 4461

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/
  • Dec 2

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    As the Charlotte Observer reports, Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray announced Wednesday that the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this year lawfully used deadly force and will not face criminal charges. …
  • Dec 1

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Doe v. Cooper

    Fourth Circuit Affirms Doe v. Cooper
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in Doe v. Cooper yesterday. A unanimous panel of the court affirmed a decision from Middle District of North Carolina finding two parts of G.S. 14-208.18—North…
  • Nov 30

    Getting a Car for Christma

    Getting a Car for Christma
    Five years ago, my husband “gave” me a minivan for Christmas. Sure, it was fun to find the keys in my stocking and to put one of the children in the third row seat on the way to grandma’s, forcing him to stretch to touch his…
Rank this Week: 380

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed…
  • Nov 30

    THIRD CLIPS GLICK WITHOUT REMORSE

    THIRD CLIPS GLICK WITHOUT REMORSE
    Prosecutors cannot argue lack of remorse of  at sentencing because Judges are specifically prohibited from considering lack of remorse when passing sentence.Knowing this, the prosecution in Lawton v. State, 3D15-1520 improperly argued…
  • Nov 29

    CUSHIONS

    CUSHIONS
    We received this email the other day:"Rumpole. Love the blog. Breaking news. Courtrooms are being fitted with cushions for the bench seats! This is big!! Trump effect?"These next two weeks are pretty much the last two trial weeks of the year.…
Rank this Week: 755

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2188

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Rockwall Municipal Court- Don’t just pay the ticket!

    Rockwall Municipal Court- Don’t just pay the ticket!
    So you’ve got a ticket case in Rockwall and you want to take care of it. No one really has time to spend fighting a ticket case, so many people who get a citation just pay the ticket. Let me tell you why that’s not a great legal…
  • Nov 29

    Kaufman County Grand Jury Indictment List for 11/29/16

    Kaufman County Grand Jury Indictment List for 11/29/16
    If you are on this list that means a grand jury has indicted you and you need a lawyer NOW. Being indicted doesn’t mean you are guilty. It’s easy to indict people it Texas, but it does mean the State is serious about making you a…
  • Nov 29

    Expedited family violence court promises swifter justice for victims, defendants | Courts | Dallas New

    Expedited family violence court promises swifter justice for victims, defendants | Courts | Dallas New
    Source: Expedited family violence court promises swifter justice for victims, defendants | Courts | Dallas News A Dallas judge is looking to move assault-family violence (AFV) cases to trial faster. Moving cases faster is always a popular…
Rank this Week: 68

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Dec 1

    More Cities Criminalizing Homelessness Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

    More Cities Criminalizing Homelessness Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
    Advocates say that sleeping is a human necessity and that cities that wish to make sleeping in public illegal have a moral and legal obligation to provide adequate and affordable housing Homelessness is a major problem in some cities across…
  • Nov 28

    San Antonio 4 Exonerated of Sexual Assaults of Girl

    San Antonio 4 Exonerated of Sexual Assaults of Girl
    Sexual assaults on children are understandably abhorrent to society and juries and taint a defendant’s reputation for years afterwards. However, there are many factors that can lead young witnesses to make false statements. Children are…
  • Nov 26

    Dallas Child Pornography Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About Dark Web

    Dallas Child Pornography Criminal Defense Lawyer Talks About Dark Web
    Department of Justice Criticized for Dark Web Child Porn Site Do law enforcement agencies ever go too far in their efforts to catch criminals? That’s the question being asked in a case involving the Department of Justice and its…
Rank this Week: 1892

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/
  • Dec 1

    ***Update *** District 1 Injury Crash N 5th St/E Best Ave, Coeur d'Alene

    ***Update *** District 1 Injury Crash N 5th St/E Best Ave, Coeur d'Alene
    Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur Ave Suite A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815 Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208)…
  • Dec 1

    ***Update*** Information Regarding Contacting Idaho State Police by Calling *ISP (*477)

    ***Update*** Information Regarding Contacting Idaho State Police by Calling *ISP (*477)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Lieutenant Kevin Haight Statewide…
  • Nov 30

    One vehicle, fatality crash in Middleton

    One vehicle, fatality crash in Middleton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 381

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
Rank this Week: 4286

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme
    Bruce Lewis, 65, Jacqueline Graham, 47, Anthony Vigna, 59, Rocco Cermele, 54, and Paula Guadagno, 58, were indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud in connection with a debt-elimination scheme…
  • Dec 1

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed
    Stevie McDonald, 42, Winter Haven, Florida, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for bank fraud related to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. As part of his sentence, the Court ordered him to pay restitution to J.P. Morgan…
  • Dec 1

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 2

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2856

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/
  • Dec 1

    Decreto Legislativo 1252

    Decreto Legislativo 1252
    Código Civil artículo I Título Preliminar  dispone: Abrogación de la ley Artículo  I.- La ley se deroga sólo por otra ley. La derogación se produce por…
  • Dec 1

    La ideología de género en las Escuela

    La ideología de género en las Escuela
    Para una sola persona resulta abrumador analizar en pocos días los cuatro últimos Decretos Legislativos, del 1249 (lo he comentado íntegramente) el 1250, 1251 (las autoridades deben revisar bien esta norma,estoy en el…
  • Nov 30

    Decreto Legislativo 1251

    Decreto Legislativo 1251
    "De buenas intenciones está poblado el infierno", viejo refrán cuyo significado podemos interpretar a nuestro libre albedrío de ninguna manera en forma exclusiva y excluyente, pues buenas son las intenciones otra cosa es…
Rank this Week: 3045

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Rights You’ll Forfeit by not Calling Your DWI Attorney Over the Holiday

    The Rights You’ll Forfeit by not Calling Your DWI Attorney Over the Holiday
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “What steps should I be taking outside legal guidance to help my DWI case?” With so many holidays right around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone…
  • Nov 29

    Are law enforcement officials collecting pictures of your face?

    Are law enforcement officials collecting pictures of your face?
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Am I allowed to videotape an interaction with police? Can they make me stop filming?” Most people assume that if they’ve never been arrested and charged with a…
  • Nov 24

    Involuntary Commitment Does Not Trigger Miranda, Court Rule

    Involuntary Commitment Does Not Trigger Miranda, Court Rule
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?” To many people, involuntary commitment in a psychiatric facility seems like the equivalent of jail when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 2643

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
  • Nov 26

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution

    Case o' The Week: Time for Land's End - McCandless and Bail Pending Habeas Resolution
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- a fine time for the Ninth to be mulling Land's end. United States v. McCandless, 2016 WL 6647768 (9thCir. Nov. 10, 2016), decision available here.Players: Per curiam decision with Judges Wallace, Farris, and…
  • Nov 18

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Lin Win - Lin, Sex Trafficking Conspiracy and Guideline Sentencing
    The Honorable Judge Jerome Farris  The Ninth confirms what we thought we knew - look to the guidelines for a crime of conviction. United States v. Wei Lin, 2016 WL 6678368 (9thCir. Nov. 14, 2016), decision available here. Players:…
Rank this Week: 714

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Dec 1

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI

    Illinois Appeals Court Holds Bloodshot Eyes Insufficient to Establish Probable Cause for DUI
    The Illinois Court of Appeals for the Third District recently held that suspicion aroused by bloodshot eyes, unless confirmed by another factor (such as poor driving, stumbling, or an inability to communicate), does not rise to the level of…
  • Nov 7

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property

    West Virginia Supreme Court Says Drunk Driving is Illegal on Private Property
    In West Virginia, people often drive their ATVs on their own property after drinking a few beers. The West Virginia Supreme Court, however, struck down this common cultural practice in a decision last month. In a 4-1 opinion, the state high…
  • Nov 7

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment

    National Study Suggests Blood Tests Cannot Accurately Measure Marijuana Impairment
    A recent study suggests that blood tests are not an accurate method to measure whether an individual is driving while impaired by cannabis. The current legal blood levels can lead to impaired drivers going without punishment, while others are…
Rank this Week: 4730

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    California DUI with Out-of-State Prior

    California DUI with Out-of-State Prior
    Many people know that a California DUI is a “priorable” offense. This means that if a person is arrested and convicted of a subsequent California DUI within ten years, the penalties by operation of law increase. Generally, a…
  • Nov 23

    Pilot Arrested for DUI

    Pilot Arrested for DUI
    An Indiana man was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was later discovered that he was on his way to the Indianapolis airport. The man, identified as Robert Harris III, is a commercial pilot. According to…
  • Nov 14

    West Virginia Supreme Court Rules for DUI on Private Property

    West Virginia Supreme Court Rules for DUI on Private Property
    The West Virginia Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled that people can be arrested and convicted of driving under the influence even if it occurred on private property and have their licenses revoked. The case stems…
Rank this Week: 2099

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Michigan State Trooper Charged with “Super Drunk” DUI after Allegedly Crashing into a Home While Intoxicated

    Michigan State Trooper Charged with “Super Drunk” DUI after Allegedly Crashing into a Home While Intoxicated
    A Michigan State Trooper has been arrested for charges claiming that he violated the state’s “Super Drunk” law when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident last month. According to a local news report discussing the…
  • Nov 30

    Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Heroin Arrest

    Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Heroin Arrest
    Over the last 10 years, an epidemic of opiate and opioid abuse has killed thousands of Americans and may be getting worse. Both state and federal authorities have refined their policing strategy and stepped up enforcement to address the…
  • Nov 15

    Michigan Woman Arrested for Alleged DUI After Hit-and-Run Crash

    Michigan Woman Arrested for Alleged DUI After Hit-and-Run Crash
    A recently published article in the Detroit Free Press mentions the arrest of a 30-year-old Romulus woman for charges of DUI causing a serious injury after she allegedly caused a chain-reaction accident on Interstate 94 and later fled the…
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/
  • Dec 1

    Gun Violence Costs Minnesota $764 Million Annually

    Gun Violence Costs Minnesota $764 Million Annually
    Gun violence and the associated expenses costs Minnesota more than three-quarters of a billion dollars each year, according to findings from the Minnesota Coalition for Common Sense. Statistics show that gun violence costs Minnesota roughly…
  • Nov 30

    Another Successful “Our Hearts To Your Soles” In The Book

    Another Successful “Our Hearts To Your Soles” In The Book
    One of our favorite annual events has come and gone, and once again it was a huge success! We’re talking of course about Our Hearts To Your Soles! Our Hearts To Your Soles 2016 took place last Tuesday at the Dorothy Day Center in St.…
  • Nov 29

    Minnesota Businesses Coming Together To Prevent DUI

    Minnesota Businesses Coming Together To Prevent DUI
    Minnesota businesses are trying to help cut down on the number of people who drive drunk during the holiday season by letting patrons know that they are welcome to leave their cars overnight in their parking lots to avoid getting behind the…
Rank this Week: 2916

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Dec 1

    Gun Violence Costs Minnesota $764 Million Annually

    Gun Violence Costs Minnesota $764 Million Annually
    Gun violence and the associated expenses costs Minnesota more than three-quarters of a billion dollars each year, according to findings from the Minnesota Coalition for Common Sense. Statistics show that gun violence costs Minnesota roughly…
  • Nov 30

    Another Successful “Our Hearts To Your Soles” In The Book

    Another Successful “Our Hearts To Your Soles” In The Book
    One of our favorite annual events has come and gone, and once again it was a huge success! We’re talking of course about Our Hearts To Your Soles! Our Hearts To Your Soles 2016 took place last Tuesday at the Dorothy Day Center in St.…
  • Nov 29

    Minnesota Businesses Coming Together To Prevent DUI

    Minnesota Businesses Coming Together To Prevent DUI
    Minnesota businesses are trying to help cut down on the number of people who drive drunk during the holiday season by letting patrons know that they are welcome to leave their cars overnight in their parking lots to avoid getting behind the…
Rank this Week: 3345