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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 231

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2468

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 8

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    If any of you remember my disastrous move last September when the movers set the place on fire as I was moving in, I'm glad to report that today, after five months, the flooring company arrived to begin tearing out the hardwood floors…
  • Feb 7

    Halftime Superbowl Show

    Halftime Superbowl Show
    I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined…
  • Feb 7

    Bernie and a Political Revolution

    Bernie and a Political Revolution
    From Woodstock in 1969 to New Hampshire today... calls for revolution are always popular with the young. But as those of us who are no longer young can attest, we are still waiting for that revolution. And we'll still be waiting in 2020. …
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Feb 8

    Morse on Neuroprediction

    Morse on Neuroprediction
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Neuroprediction: New Technology, Old Problems (Bioethica Forum, Vol. 8, P. 128, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Neuroprediction is the use of structural or functional brain…
  • Feb 8

    Maclin on Amsterdam and Rodriguez v. US

    Maclin on Amsterdam and Rodriguez v. US
    Tracey Maclin (Boston University - School of Law) has posted Anthony Amsterdam's Perspectives on the Fourth Amendment, and What It Teaches About the Good and Bad in Rodriguez v. United States (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 100, Forthcoming) on…
  • Feb 8

    Walsh on Changes to FISA

    Walsh on Changes to FISA
    Patrick Walsh (U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School) has posted Losing Tools in the Intelligence Toolbox: Predicting Future Changes to FISA to Protect Future National Security Prosecutions (The Norwich Review of…
Rank this Week: 95

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 8

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Chicago Shootings Continue to Soar:  Over the weekend, two people were killed and 24 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago, with homicides in the troubled city in the first eight days of February, falling just four short of…
  • Feb 5

    The Death Penalty in the Democratic Party Presidential Debate

    The Death Penalty in the Democratic Party Presidential Debate
    The death penalty came up briefly in the Clinton-Sanders debate.  Even though it came second, let me quote Sanders first:MADDOW: Senator Sanders, you have singled out the death penalty, and Senator Clinton's support for the death…
  • Feb 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    New York Police Officers Shot:  Two NYPD Officers patrolling a public housing project in the Bronx were shot Thursday night.  Fox News reports  that a male and female officer, whose names have not be released, were shot when…
Rank this Week: 251

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
    2-8-16 Texas: DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. While other states, including…
  • Feb 4

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry
    2-4-16 Indiana: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect. The bill that would create a list similar to online sex-offender registries was…
  • Feb 2

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime
    2-2-16 Mississippi: JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Sex crime victims could soon have more options to pursue charges. The amount of time that passes before they go to the cops can make a difference. It doesn't matter how severe the…
Rank this Week: 19

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

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

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition

    Domestic Abuse and Firearm Prohibition
    Today, Des Moines Register published an article concerning about abuse and firearm prohibition. In the article, Des Moines Register reported that more than 80 Iowans have been convicted of violating a state law that bans domestic abusers…
  • Feb 5

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?

    Are Dash Cameras and GPS Navigators Illegal?
    Some drivers install dash cameras in their cars. It is a useful device to have. It is not costly to buy one. At the same time, a dash camera can save you a lot of money. It will definitely help you if you get into the accident. For example,…
  • Feb 2

    Do You Need A Lawyer For Driving On A Suspended License?

    Do You Need A Lawyer For Driving On A Suspended License?
    The short answer is YES, you do need a lawyer for you driving on a suspended license charge. You should never fight a criminal case on your own. Driving on a suspended license can be a violation of Iowa Code Sections 321.218 or…
Rank this Week: 2666

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 1827

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    [VIDEO] Reduce Reckless Driving to Improper Driving

    [VIDEO] Reduce Reckless Driving to Improper Driving
    Find out when it’s possible to have your charge reduced to improper driving. Contact my office so we can have a free consultation and go over all the details. Video Transcription Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia Traffic…
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
Rank this Week: 300

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 8

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference

    Domestic Violence Case Process in Pierce County / Tacoma – Be Aware of Some Difference
    Domestic violence cases must see a Judge to bail out. No contact is almost always imposed. Abide by the no contact order so that you do not turn a difficult case for the prosecution into an easy case for the prosecution.
  • Feb 7

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington

    What a Domestic Violence Designation Means in Washington
    Have you been charged with assault or a related crime? Is there a domestic violence designation attached? You’re living in a nightmare. You’re worried about the potential jail time, and the fine, and any other consequences. Plus…
  • Feb 5

    What to Check for When Looking for a Tacoma Defense Attorney – DUI or Otherwise

    What to Check for When Looking for a Tacoma Defense Attorney – DUI or Otherwise
    You’re being either accused of DUI or are under investigation for a crime. Perhaps you’ve even had to go through the stress of arrest and arraignment. This is the most stress you’ve probably ever been under. You’re…
Rank this Week: 1942

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/
  • Feb 8

    Nostalgia for once-open police record

    Nostalgia for once-open police record
    An article by Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root highlights a failing in Texas' Public Information Act related to law enforcement records which is long overdue for remediation. Root sought records related to "Victor Reyes, a Mexican national…
  • Feb 7

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary
    Grits despises Texas Court of Criminal Appeals elections. Nobody knows who the candidates are. And the campaigns don't raise enough money to educate any more voters than the candidates can reach by driving to a handful of poorly attended…
  • Feb 6

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee
    The Texas House Corrections Committee will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss an array of interim charges, so lets preview each of them ahead of time. First up on Tuesday:Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost…
Rank this Week: 94

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing System is Unconstitutional as per US Supreme Court Rule

    Florida’s Death Penalty Sentencing System is Unconstitutional as per US Supreme Court Rule
    The State of Florida has one of the highest death penalty rates in the country. This comes to no surprise as many of its citizens are some of the strongest proponents of capital punishment. However, the state is now facing a significant issue…
  • Sep 12

    Ban the Box | Ex-Felons and Employment

    Ban the Box | Ex-Felons and Employment
    “Ban the Box” is seeking for ex-felons to have the right to be employed. This is argued to be one of the most helpful ways to keep them from going back to prison. In fact, when authorities talk about unemployment among convicted…
  • Sep 8

    Revenge Porn Bill – A “Hardcore” Assessment of the Law

    Revenge Porn Bill – A “Hardcore” Assessment of the Law
    It may be time for scorned lovers living in Florida to back off from toying with the idea of posting on the Internet, evidence of their once-heated moments. That practice should completely be done away with as the state’s governor,…
Rank this Week: 2731

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Michigan 3rd Offense (Felony) DUI and Jail in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County

    Michigan 3rd Offense (Felony) DUI and Jail in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County
    A 3rd offense DUI charge is a big deal, yet contrary to how things may seem at the moment, it does not mean that you are going to lose everything or get locked up for months on end. This article...
  • Feb 5

    Michigan DUI Cases and Relapse

    Michigan DUI Cases and Relapse
    This will be an article about role of relapse in a Michigan DUI case. In the previous article, we focused on how relapse can be used as an asset in a driver's license restoration case. I noted that in my...
  • Feb 1

    MIchigan Driver's License Restoration and Relapse

    MIchigan Driver's License Restoration and Relapse
    As a lawyer who concentrates in Michigan driver's license restoration and DUI cases, alcohol is pretty much at the center of everything I do. To be more precise, I spend the majority of every day dealing with situations where a...
Rank this Week: 1072

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Alabama Man in Full Clown Costume Jailed Following DUI Arrest

    Alabama Man in Full Clown Costume Jailed Following DUI Arrest
    On Saturday February 6, a 51-year-old Fultondale, AL man was pulled over for driving in an erratic manner. Joel Allan Sloan was wearing a clown costume when he was pulled over by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy. Another motorist…
  • Feb 5

    Kincheloe Man Convicted on Charge of Solicitation to Commit Assault Sentenced to Prison

    Kincheloe Man Convicted on Charge of Solicitation to Commit Assault Sentenced to Prison
    In December of last year, Michael Robert Young, 27 and a former supervisor at Aramark was found guilty of solicitation to commit assault with intent to cause great bodily harm. Young, of Kincheloe, was recently sentenced and now faces up to…
  • Feb 4

    Mississippi Man Convicted of Sending Poison-laced Letters to President, Others Files Appeal

    Mississippi Man Convicted of Sending Poison-laced Letters to President, Others Files Appeal
    Recently, James Everett Dutschke, 45, filed an appeal in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to overturn the dismissal of prior appeals of his conviction in the Northern District of Mississippi. Currently, Dutschke is…
Rank this Week: 1532

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3077

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/
  • Feb 8

    Greene's Fall From Councilman to Accused

    Greene's Fall From Councilman to Accused
    Former Nashville Metro Councilman had a rapid fall. Loniel Greene won a recent election as a Metro Councilman. Greene later resigned to avoid any criminal charges but he was not so lucky. Greene was indicted last week for coercion of a…
  • Feb 7

    An Effort to Decriminalize Some Marijuana Crime

    An Effort to Decriminalize Some Marijuana Crime
    Tennessee State Legislator William Lamberth has proposed a bill in this year's legislative session to modify one aspect of Tennessee's marijuana laws.  Under current Tennessee law, a third conviction of simple possession of marijuana is…
  • Feb 5

    One Critical Aspect on Handling Repeat DUI Offense

    One Critical Aspect on Handling Repeat DUI Offense
    It saddens me the way some DUI cases are handled in the State of Tennessee. Some lawyers think these are easy cases. They take a client's money. No investigation is done. Then a plea of guilty as charged. A recent case illustrated this…
Rank this Week: 1380

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Feb 8

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

    Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Because of his job as a…
  • Feb 8

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!

    Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone in Hanover County, Virginia. Mr. Weiland prepared his client thoroughly for the hearing in the…
  • Feb 8

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation

    New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation
    Recently, John Weiland of Caddell Weiland, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 98 mph in a 55 mph zone Class 1 Misdemeanor in New Kent County, Virginia. Being charged with Reckless Driving for…
Rank this Week: 3678

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Evidence from pending state prosecution is constitutional “fair game” at sentencing

    Evidence from pending state prosecution is constitutional “fair game” at sentencing
    Concurrent state and federal prosecutions can force defendants to make difficult judgments about trial and sentencing strategy. The Sixth Circuit recently held that such difficult choices do not violate the Fifth Amendment. In United States…
  • Jan 26

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim

    You can't penalize a defendant at sentencing for refusing to present evidence in support of a claim
    We have all been there before - a client contends that the police are lying, they are not providing all of the evidence, or, even more significantly, have doctored the evidence.  So what happens?  You investigate, find out whether…
  • Jan 12

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion

    No Extensions of Time for Initial § 2255 Motion
    This week, the Sixth Circuit published a decision, United States v.Asakevich, disagreeing with the Third Circuit about a district court's jurisdiction to grant a request to extend time to file a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion before the…
Rank this Week: 808

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Can You Get a California DUI on Private Property?

    Can You Get a California DUI on Private Property?
    It is not uncommon for a person to be arrested on suspicion of DUI after having been only observed and stopped by law enforcement in a private parking lot. And the question arises, “can you get convicted of a California DUI if the…
  • Feb 3

    Coming Soon: .05% Blood-Alcohol Limit

    Coming Soon: .05% Blood-Alcohol Limit
    They’re at it again…. Feds Want to Lower the Legal Limit to One Drink Washington, DC.  Jan. 15 – The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal…
  • Jan 25

    What is the Difference between a PAS Test and a Chemical Test?

    What is the Difference between a PAS Test and a Chemical Test?
    Most people are unaware that many California DUI stops include two separate and distinct breath tests. And people are often confused about whether they must provide a breath sample to both or either test. It is admittedly confusing, and most…
Rank this Week: 1781

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/
  • Feb 8

    Changes to the Gun Permit Law

    Changes to the Gun Permit Law
    North Carolina has two kinds of gun permits: pistol purchase permits and concealed carry permits. Both types of permits are issued by sheriffs. The statutes concerning both kinds of permits were amended during the 2015 legislative session by…
  • Feb 5

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The AOC announced here that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of North Carolina’s unified court system, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the district courts.  Next year, the Court of Appeals celebrates its 50th…
  • Feb 4

    All the Possible Sentence

    All the Possible Sentence
    Let’s brainstorm all the possible sentences for a Prior Record Level I defendant convicted of two Class H felonies. I’ll go first, listing my thoughts roughly from most to least severe (from the defendant’s point of view).…
Rank this Week: 1170

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/
  • Feb 8

    ¡El JNE DEBE RESOLVER EL TEMA ACUÑA!

    ¡El JNE DEBE RESOLVER EL TEMA ACUÑA!
    Comparto con ustedes la última intervención que tuve en un simpático debate sobre el plagiador César Acuña en facebook. "A ver, anoche estuve pensando en este asunto. Todos sabemos que el señor…
  • Feb 3

    ¿Debe ser juzgado Acuña como plagiador? ¿Tiene la complutense la última palabra legal?

    ¿Debe ser juzgado Acuña como plagiador? ¿Tiene la complutense la última palabra legal?
    ¿Debe ser juzgado Acuña como plagiador? ¿Tiene la complutense la última palabra legal? He escuchado sostener que, sin la decisión de la U.Complutense de Madrid NO es posible tener un caso penal. Muy…
  • Jan 29

    César Acuña Peralta ¿es un peruano promedio?

    César Acuña Peralta ¿es un peruano promedio?
    Pensaba anoche y continué esta mañana (29-01-2016) en opinar sobre el "mercachifle" y su radar para detectar negocios y vender incluyéndose el mismo. Es  un sicólogo  práctico como lo son la…
Rank this Week: 1877

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 8

    Tasers And The Worthless Confession

    Tasers And The Worthless Confession
    It seems intuitive when you think about it. Those 50,000 volts don’t merely impact one’s muscles and nervous system, but can addle one’s brains as well.  And let’s face facts, there are brains that are more than…
  • Feb 8

    FOIA And The Quick Buck

    FOIA And The Quick Buck
    It’s not wrong to believe that if Congress or a state legislature passes a law, it somehow makes that law magically happen. It’s terribly naïve, but not wrong. It’s not just the “take care” clause, that the…
  • Feb 7

    The Fatso Chronicle

    The Fatso Chronicle
    Another op-ed about fat shaming graces the pages of the paper of record, because . . . we’re a nation of overweight people and we want to stop feeling badly about it.  It’s now a thing, called “fat shaming,” and…
Rank this Week: 33

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Feb 8

    Don’t expect much this week

    Don’t expect much this week
    I had five major deadlines in a row. No. 4 was a brief finished at 9:45 last night after two weeks of work in one of the FBI withdrawn hair analysis cases from a 1979 conviction. With our state abstracting … Continue reading →
  • Feb 8

    CA1: Two computer tech’s searches were private searches; police called after first, but didn’t have enough

    CA1: Two computer tech’s searches were private searches; police called after first, but didn’t have enough
    Defendant took his computer for repair, and the repair guy encountered pictures of children that made him uncomfortable. He called the police and described them. The officer didn’t think that a crime occurred, and he said so. The…
  • Feb 8

    W.D.Mo.: General description of attacker here was a complete lack of PC for arrest

    W.D.Mo.: General description of attacker here was a complete lack of PC for arrest
    Defendant was searched incident to arrest for a rape. There, however, was a complete lack of probable cause for his arrest, and the search is suppressed. He was only the same general height and description of the attacker, and he ……
Rank this Week: 1984

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Finger Dexterity Test

    The Finger Dexterity Test
    In the movie, The Man With Two Brains, Steve Martin's character is subject to ridiculous roadside sobriety tests. Some of the tests to which Ohio drivers are subjected are also suspect.  One such test is the Finger Dexterity test. While…
  • Feb 3

    Springfield Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Charles M. Rowland II

    Springfield Ohio OVI Defense Attorney Charles M. Rowland II
    If you are arrested on suspicion of OVI (drunk driving) anywhere in Clark County, Ohio, it is important to know your rights. Charles M. Rowland II has been defending the accused drunk driver in the Clark County Municipal Court since 1995.…
  • Feb 1

    DaytonDUI Free Texting Service – New & Improved

    DaytonDUI Free Texting Service – New & Improved
    Over the years we have provided you with a free text-alert service, advising you of OVI checkpoints in and around the Miami Valley.  This service has been a major success, so much so that our current platform has to be upgraded in a big…
Rank this Week: 4077

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 8

    Bern Your Enthusiasm

    Bern Your Enthusiasm
    The Super Bowl is over. We called most of it right, including the dead-lock coin toss prediction, and advising you to take Denver and the money line, although we didn't watch one lick of it. REGJB wise last week, we saw the man labeled…
  • Feb 7

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP
    Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday!As we wrote in our last post, we will not be watching the game. But we have some sights for you. First, don't under estimate the importance of good coaching. Bad coaching can cause errors that can turn the game…
  • Feb 6

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL
    This Sunday a hundred million people (or more) will gather world-wide to watch something that is a mixture of religion, US jingoism, and a sporting event that usually falls way short of the hype. Here is why we're not going to watch the…
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
  • Feb 5

    Abolition Calling

    Abolition Calling
    Allegra M. McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1156 (2015). Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting Criminal Law’s Violence: The Possibilities of Unfinished Alternatives, 8 Harvard Unbound 109 (2013),…
  • Feb 4

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface

    Bringing Court Reasoning to the Surface
    Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Submerged Precedent, 16 NEV. L. J. __ (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Brooke D. ColemanIn the modern age, there is no shortage of information. The internet and the tools it has inspired lead many—myself…
Rank this Week: 850

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law issues from the point of view of a former state prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. By Kyle Green.

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneykg.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    What Should I Do if I am Arrested in Arizona?

    What Should I Do if I am Arrested in Arizona?
    I came across an interesting article this week about a strange arrest in Massachusetts from 2008. The defendant was driving around with no rear tires or axel, causing sparks to fly all over the road. When officers stopped him and approached…
  • Feb 4

    What is Bail?

    What is Bail?
    Just this morning a judge denied bail for the Virginia Tech student accused of being an accessory in the death of a 13-year-old girl. What Does This Mean? What is Bail? What does it mean when a judge rules that bail is denied or that bail is…
  • Jan 15

    Marijuana for Recreational Use on Ballot in November?

    Marijuana for Recreational Use on Ballot in November?
    Marijuana for Recreational Use and Current Arizona Marijuana Law from Mesa Marijuana Attorney     The Arizona Republic recently reported that a campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona is near the 150,642…
Rank this Week: 3661

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08
    Lowering the legal limit should be rejecting as punishing social drinking; it would not have any impact on reducing serious DUI accidents as these are not being caused by individuals with breath test results under .08.   Fox40 points out…
  • Feb 3

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading
    The results of a sobriety test, such as the Breathalyzer or blood test, frequently play a crucial role in the outcome of a drunk driving case. When assessing how reliable the sobriety test results may have been, it is important to consider…
  • Jan 29

    Facebook Tag results in Jail time on Restraining Order Violation

    Facebook Tag results in Jail time on Restraining Order Violation
    Facebook is frequently mentioned in Court cases involving violations of a 209A order in Massachusetts.  Recently, I was in Marlborough District Court waiting for an OUI trial to be heard; in front of me were two trials regarding 209A…
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Feb 8

    Two Vehicle Crash Blocks SH55 in Caldwell

    Two Vehicle Crash Blocks SH55 in Caldwell
    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.,…
  • Feb 8

    Fatal Crash WB I90 @ 46.2, Pinehurst

    Fatal Crash WB I90 @ 46.2, Pinehurst
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Feb 6

    Fatal Crash on SH55

    Fatal Crash on SH55
    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: 227

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 557

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 175

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4298

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

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

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 7

    The Necessity Defense for DWI Drivers in Minnesota

    The Necessity Defense for DWI Drivers in Minnesota
    With one in seven Minnesotans have a DWI on their record, the state has a bustling and active DWI enforcement system comprised of DWI courts, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies. Minnesota law criminalizes driving while under the…
  • Jan 23

    Understanding Whiskey Plates in Minnesota

    Understanding Whiskey Plates in Minnesota
    While it is commonly known that drivers’ licenses may be revoked due to a Minnesota DWI, but not many individuals are aware of the fact that license plates may also be impounded. Minnesota statutes require individuals involved in…
  • Jan 12

    Minnesota Touts High Probation Rates, but with High Revocation Rate

    Minnesota Touts High Probation Rates, but with High Revocation Rate
    After a defendant is convicted of a crime, Minnesota statutes allow the court to issue a stay of the sentence and place the defendant on probation. State law defines probation as a sanction ordered by the court to be imposed on a criminal…
Rank this Week: 1261

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 52

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Feb 7

    Nervous About Going to Court? Not To Worry – Common Legal Terms, Basic Trial Procedures, and What to Wear

    Nervous About Going to Court? Not To Worry – Common Legal Terms, Basic Trial Procedures, and What to Wear
    It can be intimidating to receive a jury notice, be subpoenaed to appear at a court hearing, or attend a trial to support a family member or friend. All of a sudden, you’re dealing with lawyers and others…
  • Jan 30

    How to Avoid a DUI Nightmare

    How to Avoid a DUI Nightmare
    Drinking and driving can make your life a nightmare. Besides the sad possibility of hurting yourself and others, you could also have your license revoked, pay large fines, have your car insurance increase dramatically, even…
  • Jan 23

    DUI Traffic Stops: How to Conduct Yourself

    DUI Traffic Stops: How to Conduct Yourself
    An Easy Drive-Through Technique? Some of you may have read about the lawyer who advertises that it’s possible to maneuver your way through a DUI traffic stop without any personal interaction with law enforcement. He endorses putting…
Rank this Week: 3931

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Feb 7

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 146

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 146
    --- Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • Feb 1

    5 Dinge, die Dir Dein Korrektor schon immer sagen wollte

    5 Dinge, die Dir Dein Korrektor schon immer sagen wollte
    Sobald man in den Genuss kommt, Strafrechtsklausuren der Erst- bis Drittsemester korrigieren zu dürfen, lohnt sich für den Korrektor durchaus eine Zahnzusatzversicherung – zukünftig wird man öfter in die Tischplatte…
  • Jan 24

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 145

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 145
    --- Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
Rank this Week: 2368

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: 547

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
Rank this Week: 522

Cortez Law Blog

Cortez Law Blog

Blogging on criminal law news and cases.

http://cortezlawblog.com
  • Feb 6

    ELECTRONIC COURTROOM PRESENTATIONS

    ELECTRONIC COURTROOM PRESENTATIONS
    SHOW . . . DON’T TELL The Administrative Office of U.S. Courts-Defender Service Division offered a seminar (Feb. 4th-6th) on how criminal-defense lawyers can present electronic data to judges and jurors at trial to help secure…
  • Jan 19

    probation and drug use

    probation and drug use
    DEATH BY DRUG OVERDOSE In 2014, 125 Americans died every day from drug overdoses. According to an article published in the New York Times, these deaths are being fueled by an “explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and…
  • Jan 13

    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES

    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES
    MOLINA-MARTINEZ v. UNITED STATES The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Molina-Martinez v. United States, Cause # 14-8913. The case deals with plain-error review of a federal sentence. WHY IS THIS CASE IMPORTANT? The most common…
Rank this Week: 3034

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Feb 6

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?
    Accidents or Prior DUI’s Lead To Felony Charges In Florida, we have seen a push by prosecutors to enhance DUI charges. Any DUI related to a crash or accident, or property damage are being treated much more severely by the courts and…
  • Feb 2

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County
    Are DUI checkpoints legal in Florida? See “What To Do When Stopped For DUI In Okaloosa or Walton County, Florida DUI checkpoints have faced Constitutional scrutiny for many years. DUI checkpoint advocates suggest that they reduce…
  • Jan 27

    DUI Stops & Checkpoint Flyer For Cops In Florida

    DUI Stops & Checkpoint Flyer For Cops In Florida
    If you occasionally drink & drive, you really should have this checkpoint with you in your car or truck in case you are ever pulled over. Just hand it to the police officer. It can significantly help your attorney when it’s your day…
Rank this Week: 2483

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2268

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection
    After reportedly plowing into seven vehicles at a Boynton Beach intersection, the driver of a pickup reportedly failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was arrested by police for DUI and driving on a suspended license.  James Dean…
  • Feb 1

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch

    Broward Marijuana Citation Program to Launch
    Broward County leaders are pressing ahead with lesser penalties for marijuana possession, plunking down $175,000 to launch a civil citation program and hire a coordinator who will steer it.  Previously, arrests for marijuana possession…
  • Jan 29

    New Broward Mental Health Diversion Off to Start, But a Slow One

    New Broward Mental Health Diversion Off to Start, But a Slow One
    Following a scathing report criticizing treatment of mentally ill defendants who languish sometimes for years in the criminal justice system (and six times longer than a person with comparable charges in regular court , the Broward State…
Rank this Week: 4380

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016
    With the New year just starting, a lot of new criminal laws will be effective that may affect you.  There have been 807 bills signed into law set to take place in the new year, affecting everything from gun ownership, new regulations on…
  • Feb 3

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case

    Local Company Owners Indicted in $7M Hotel-Worker Fraud Case
    The owners of Good Neighbor Services, an Orange County based janitorial company that provides cleaning services to luxury hotels across Southern California, have been indicted in a $7 million insurance fraud and tax evasion scheme that has…
  • Jan 29

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year

    Russell Taylor, Jared Fogle’s Accomplice, Sentenced to 27 Year
    Russell Taylor, the man who was accused of being Jared Fogle’s accomplice in a child pornography ring, was sentenced to 27 years in federal prison by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, on December 10, 2015. Mr. Taylor is convicted of producing…
Rank this Week: 1914

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California
    If you have been charged with first degree murder in the state of California, your future, your freedom, your everything hangs in the balance. You need to mount the strongest possible defense, and this requires the dedication of a skilled…
  • Jan 28

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California
    If you have been charged with a hit and run offense of the state of California, you need to know what to expect if you are convicted.  The precise consequences depend first on whether the offense is categorized as a misdemeanor or…
  • Jan 22

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against “Three Strikes” Criminal Charges in the State of California
    While California’s “three strikes” law conjures images of America’s national pastime, it is anything but fun and games.  A “third strike” criminal conviction in the state of California can have serious…
Rank this Week: 4151

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Feb 5

    THEFT OF STOLEN PROPERTY IN ILLINOIS

    THEFT OF STOLEN PROPERTY IN ILLINOIS
    In Illinois, you can be charged with theft of stolen property if you obtained control over stolen property knowing it to have been stolen, or under such circumstances as would reasonably induce you to believe that the property was stolen.…
  • Jan 18

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    CAN I BE CONVICTED ON MORE THAN ONE CHARGE FOR THE SAME OFFENSE? THE "ONE-ACT, ONE-CRIME" DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you were arrested, the prosecutor may have filed several charges against you. You didn’t know so many crimes could come out of the same set of circumstances. Can you be convicted on all of them? Under Illinois law, you can only…
  • Dec 21

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?

    CAN POLICE SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER?
    The police are at your door. A neighbor complained about a disturbance and they came to investigate. You figure you have nothing to hide in your home so you consent to the search. But you do have something to hide—only it’s in…
Rank this Week: 2880