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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/
  • Apr 16

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    There was a hearing today in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. John Edwards is back in the courtroom - practicing law. El Capo is about to begin. It's really hard to understand without captions. I wish there was an episode review…
  • Apr 16

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment

    Two New Defendants Added to Chicago Sinaloa Indictment
    A sixth Superseding Indictment in the Illinois case charging Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Ismael Zambada-Garcia has been unsealed. Two new defendants are named, Edgar Manuel Valencia Ortega and Heriberto Zazueto Godoy. Valencia Ortega…
  • Apr 15

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse

    Pistorius Testimony Over, Back to Expert Witnesse
    Oscar Pistorius has completed his testimony. The prosecutor picked apart every little detail hoping to show his version of events was not possible. The state is pushing an alternate theory, however, it sounds like it's nothing more than…
Rank this Week: 2

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 125

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 16

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy

    Authorities Charge Rothstein CFO With Conspiracy
    Federal authorities continued their quest to prosecute those connected to the massive $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein, with Rothstein's former CFO becoming the 18th person to face charges to date.  Irene Shannon,…
  • Apr 16

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim

    Judge Revokes Bond For Accused Ponzi Schemer After Contact With Victim
    A federal judge has revoked bail for a Florida man accused of orchestrating a $70.9 million Ponzi scheme, siding with prosecutors' allegations of "brazen" violations of a "no-contact" condition of his bail.  Joseph Signore,…
  • Apr 15

    Massachusetts Regulators Allege TelexFREE Is $1 Billion Ponzi Scheme

    Massachusetts Regulators Allege TelexFREE Is $1 Billion Ponzi Scheme
    This article originally appeared on Forbes.com on April 15, 2014 Massachusetts securities regulators have initiated civil proceedings accusing a Massachusetts and Nevada company of operating a massive pyramid andPonzi…
Rank this Week: 375

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
  • Apr 4

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney
    From 64 down to four. The Aztec-ian dreams are long faded into hopes for next year. Now Mort and co. attempts to predict who will win it all. Mort has his attorney, and feels a mild sense of satisfaction- and apprehension. After selecting…
  • Mar 28

    March Madness III- Choosing an Attorney

    March Madness III- Choosing an Attorney
    The Aztecs run has come to an end, to the disappointment of Mort and many other San Diego State fans. To get more substance into this post, we will drop the narrative for now and focus on the attorney question. The search for an attorney is…
Rank this Week: 3416

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 16

    Sexual Battery Charges Against Suspect in BYU Groping

    Sexual Battery Charges Against Suspect in BYU Groping
    A Utah man has had two sexual battery charges filed against him in the case involving suspected gropings of female students on the BYU campus. Just Out for a Jog? Police think the man, Nathan Eric Fletcher, would dress in athletic wear and…
  • Apr 9

    Dealing with a Hate Crime Under Utah Law

    Dealing with a Hate Crime Under Utah Law
    Salt Lake Police are investigating a recent occurrence that may end up being designated as a hate crime. What Happened? The situation the police are dealing with involves a gay man, his straight friend and another group of individuals who…
  • Apr 8

    Committing Offenses Against Members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

    Committing Offenses Against Members of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole
    A Utah man already serving a lengthy prison sentence has been charged with a third degree felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to the Board of Pardons and Parole. Poison Pen Letter a Threat or Expression of Boredom? The man…
Rank this Week: 402

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
Rank this Week: 709

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?

    The Future Of Our "Rights": Punishment For Exercising The Right To Withhold Consent From Warrantless Searches?
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and Burlington discusses withholding consent from warrantless searches and seizures. A Minnesota appellate court recently appears to have claimed that the state may criminalize a…
  • Apr 8

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 2)
    Attorney serving Oak Harbor, Island County, Whidbey Island, Coupeville, Skagit County, Anacortes, Burlington, Mt. Vernon, and Bellingham discusses the protections afforded to the home in Washington state. Although deterring domestic violence…
  • Mar 31

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE HOME IN WASHINGTON STATE (PART 1)
    The law has recognized that "every man's home is his castle." This does not mean that a homeowner can do whatever he or she pleases or engage in abuse. For example, Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens has recently seen that he is not above the…
Rank this Week: 4687

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 753

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Apr 16

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?
    Governor Deal has been touched by the plight of epileptic and other chronically ill children in Georgia, and is waging a valiant war to get marijuana THC oil approved for their use. Despite getting a bill permitting medical use of THC through…
  • Apr 8

    Can you turn a gym into a court?

    Can you turn a gym into a court?
    By Jessica Towne My admin’s jaw dropped this morning when she read about a DUI case that was heard and decided in a court held inside a high school gym. She couldn’t believe you could turn a court into this kind of circus. She…
  • Apr 3

    Middle age drinking

    Middle age drinking
    By Jessica Towne Many DUIs could be prevented if middle-aged drivers considered that their bodies metabolizealcohol differently with age. Perhaps you know someone who has discovered that the older youget, the less you can drink before…
Rank this Week: 3243

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 164

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Memorandum in Support

    Memorandum in Support
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that, the New York State recently enacted an amendment to its Criminal Procedure Law granting victims of certain sex crimes the right to require the convicted defendant to submit to HIV related testing and...
  • Apr 16

    Pursuant to the foregoing undisputed facts...cont

    Pursuant to the foregoing undisputed facts...cont
    Pursuant to the foregoing undisputed facts, the plaintiff has cross moved for summary judgment. A party moving or summary judgment must make a prima facie showing of entitlement to judgment as a matter of law, offering sufficient evidence…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner of Motor Vehicles ...cont

    Commissioner of Motor Vehicles ...cont
    Through cross-examination at the hearing it became apparent that e-tickets differ in a number of important respects from UTTs. First, with e-tickets there is only one document: the simplified traffic information. Everyone receives a duplicate…
Rank this Week: 794

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner

    Mother and Daughter Arrested for Scamming Homeowner
    Anna S. Lee, 54, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and her daughter, Jennifer H. Lee, 25, New York City, New York, were arrested on Monday, April 14, 2014, in connection with an alleged real estate loan scam wherein the defendants fraudulently…
  • Apr 16

    Alleged Loan Modification Scheme May Involve Over 500 Homeowner

    Alleged Loan Modification Scheme May Involve Over 500 Homeowner
    The Homeowner Legal Assistance Association (HLAA), a Florida corporation, has allegedly misled hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii by a loan modification program operated by HLAA for approximately 17 months in 2009…
  • Apr 16

    Guilty Verdict Returned Against Principals Who Misrepresented Profitability of Real Estate Venture

    Guilty Verdict Returned Against Principals Who Misrepresented Profitability of Real Estate Venture
    Douglas L. Swenson, 65, Eagle, Idaho, Mark Ellison, 65, Boise, Idaho, David D. Swenson, 36, Boise, and Jeremy S. Swenson, 41, Meridian, Idaho—each DBSI principals, were convicted by a federal jury on multiple fraud charges stemming from…
Rank this Week: 3

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.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2415

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2133

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Most DUI Accidents Caused By First-Time Offender

    Most DUI Accidents Caused By First-Time Offender
    Though 2nd and 3rd time DUI offenders create a high risk of accidents when back on the road, research indicates that the majority of fatal DUI accidents are actually caused by first-time offenders. MADD is one organization speaking out to…
  • Apr 12

    Pedestrian Entered Path of Pickup: DUI Charges Follow

    Pedestrian Entered Path of Pickup: DUI Charges Follow
    Getting behind the wheel is dangerous, not only because you can be held accountable for what you do, but you can also be charged unfairly for what others do. A recent accident and criminal case sheds light on the potential dangers of drunk…
  • Apr 8

    Are Alcohol Detection Bracelets Reliable?

    Are Alcohol Detection Bracelets Reliable?
    Alcohol monitoring bracelets are often given to individuals on probation or who have been previously charged with drunk driving. They have also been used in cases of domestic violence where alcohol has played a role or cases where alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1731

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: 99

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    PA Mayor to Limit Police Cooperation with Immigration Officers: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to sign an executive order to limit collaboration efforts between his city's police department and federal immigration…
  • Apr 16

    Reefer Madness, Literally

    Reefer Madness, Literally
    Advocates of increased use of pot through legalization often mock the 1930's film, "Reefer Madness."  The idea seems to be that only Puritanical, moralistic, anti-science zealots could think the pot might adversely affect brain…
  • Apr 16

    Another Reason We Don't Need the Smarter Sentencing Act, Part II

    Another Reason We Don't Need the Smarter Sentencing Act, Part II
    My post yesterday describing White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler's remarks about Presidential clemency did not go nearly far enough.  Now that I take a closer look at the AP report, I have to wonder whether something very, very…
Rank this Week: 517

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 16

    Tennessee House Concurs with Electric Chair Legislation

    Tennessee House Concurs with Electric Chair Legislation
    "TN House approves electrocution bill," is byMax Smith for the Tennessean. The Capital Punishment Enforcement Act, which would allow the state Department of Correction to fall back on using the electric chair in executions if lethal injection…
  • Apr 16

    Barry Scheck on Race and Racism

    Barry Scheck on Race and Racism
    "Stunning new case highlights how race bias corrupts juries," is the title of Barry Scheck's commentary at Salon. His is co-Director of the Innocence Project. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last month, Glenn Ford, an African-American…
  • Apr 16

    Deseret News Commentary

    Deseret News Commentary
    "Meaning of 'thou shalt not kill' not as clear as that of murder," is Drew Clark's Deseret News column. Clark is the paper's opinion editor. A recent Pew Research Center report found that 55 percent of American adults favor the...
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
  • Apr 14

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot
    19 people, including some University of Minnesota students, were arrested Saturday in Dinkytown after a riot broke out following Minnesota’s loss in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game.  The chaos erupted just minutes after the…
Rank this Week: 1100

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 16

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case

    The Felony Murder Rule: The Ryan Holle Case
    Few people have sympathy for convicted murderers, and rightly so, but you may feel differently after hearing the story of Ryan Holle, who was convicted of murder at the age of 21. What’s unique about Holle’s case is that the…
  • Apr 15

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart

    Minnesota Man Arrested For DWI on Go-Kart
    A Minnesota man was arrested for driving under the influence after authorities say he was operating a child’s go-kart above the legal limit. Bobby Khaoone, 25, was arrested in the city of Austin during a late-night joyride in the wee…
  • Apr 14

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot

    Several Students Arrested in Dinkytown Riot
    19 people, including some University of Minnesota students, were arrested Saturday in Dinkytown after a riot broke out following Minnesota’s loss in the NCAA Frozen Four championship game.  The chaos erupted just minutes after the…
Rank this Week: 1352

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/
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court
    Not showing up for court is, generally speaking, bad trial strategy.  In criminal court, such behavior can result in such unpleasantness as entry of an order for arrest and the revocation of one’s driver’s license.  In…
  • Apr 15

    RJA Oral Argument

    RJA Oral Argument
    The state supreme court heard oral argument yesterday in two cases concerning the Racial Justice Act. In the first case, Superior Court Judge Gregory Weeks struck down the death sentence imposed on Marcus Robinson under the RJA as enacted in…
  • Apr 14

    15A-1335: When Is a Sentence “More Severe”?

    15A-1335: When Is a Sentence “More Severe”?
    G.S. 15A-1335 provides that when a conviction or sentence imposed in superior court has been set aside on direct review or collateral attack, the court may not impose a new sentence for the same offense, or for a different offense based on…
Rank this Week: 1094

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line
    You’ve had your license revoked, you’ve successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored.  It is…
  • Apr 5

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender
    State and Federal governments are increasingly growing worried about the money being spent on jails and prisons. The Federal Government has a budget crisis and federal prisons take a significant portion of the money for the Justice…
  • Mar 16

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS
    In January of 2014 Cass Tech High School quarterback, 17 year old Jayru Campbell, was accused of body slamming a school security guard on school property. Allegedly there exists a video of the incident. The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 2722

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

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

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
  • Apr 2

    Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?

    Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?
    The return of online poker to the United States in state-regulated environments poses attractive opportunities for operators.  But, at the same time, operators need to look to the experience of brick and mortar casinos to anticipate the…
Rank this Week: 4740

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by University of San Diego School of Law Dean & Professor of Law Kevin Cole, contributions by Professors Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael (Washington and Lee University School of Law) has posted Overcriminalizing Speech (Forthcoming, Volume 36 Cardozo Law Review 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recent years have seen a significant expansion in the…
  • Apr 16

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case
    Larry Yackle (Boston University School of Law) has posted The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases (American University Law Review, 2014 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article offers the first systematic examination of…
  • Apr 15

    Christopher on Death Delayed

    Christopher on Death Delayed
    Russell Christopher (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does death row incarceration for upwards of thirty years or…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 2550

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: 88

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3410

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
  • Apr 13

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of
    In 1981, John Thompson was able to convince two of the top high school basketball players in the nation to come to D.C. to play for Georgetown. Landing either recruit would have been a major accomplishment; getting both seemed too good to be…
Rank this Week: 994

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Something brewing?

    Something brewing?
    Papers in three of the cases mentioned in my post of February 27 – Derr v. Maryland, No. 13-637, Galloway v. Mississippi, No. 13-761, and Edwards v. California, No. 13-8618 – have been distributed for this Friday’s…
  • Feb 27

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report
        This week, the Supreme Court denied cert in Medina v. Arizona, No. 13-735.  The case presented the question of whether an autopsy report concluding that the death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma is…
  • Dec 17

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William
    An anonymous reader has pointed out that the second petition for certiorari in Turner v.  United States, No. 13-127, one of the cases that was GVRed (grant, vacate, remand) in light of Williams v. Illinois, came before the…
Rank this Week: 1470

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island
    The New York Times recently published an editorial stemming from recently acquired statistics about the number of individuals incarcerated at Rikers Island who are experiencing mental illness. You can read the article below, and…
  • Feb 24

    Remembering Alfred Siegel

    Remembering Alfred Siegel
    Al Siegel was my mentor, friend and colleague .....he will be missed....Maria Almonte-Weston (left), Alfred Siegel (right)The BCS team of 2005 at our official opening ceremony; Alfred Siegel at left Below is an article about Alfred…
  • Jan 24

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution
    A new study shows that nearly one third of American adults have been arrested by the age of 23. This record will keep many people from obtaining employment, even if they have paid their dues, and are qualified for the job and unlikely to…
Rank this Week: 3203

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police
    The experienced traffic attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain five things you should, and shouldn't do if you are pulled over by a police officer.
  • Apr 14

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera
    Many California drivers have attempted to appeal their red light ticket in court. Soon the courts will decide whether or not red light tickets will be admissible or not throughout the entire state.
  • Apr 11

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?
    Last week Hollywood actor James Franco flirted with a 17 year old through the social media app, Instagram. What would be the consequences of his actions if they occurred in California?
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Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College

    Minor in Consumption at Arizona College
    In a study done by Columbia University, results showed that 22.9 percent of college students met the definition of an alcohol or drug abuser. With three well-known colleges in Arizona, the rules for underage drinking across the state remain…
  • Apr 15

    Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire

    Arson Suspected in Phoenix Apartment Fire
    A 14-year-old girl was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being hospitalized with her mother and three younger siblings. This tragedy occurred as the result of a fire at the family’s apartment in Phoenix. Police believe the fire…
  • Apr 14

    Underage Drinking Laws “Heavily Enforced” Following Death of ASU Student in Tempe, AZ

    Underage Drinking Laws “Heavily Enforced” Following Death of ASU Student in Tempe, AZ
    Naomi McClendon, an 18-year old ASU student, died after falling 10 stories off a balcony ledge of an apartment complex near the school’s Tempe Campus during the first weekend in April. Earlier that night, McClendon had been drinking at…
Rank this Week: 3151

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
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The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
  • Apr 15

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck
    Because of the size of a large truck in comparison to a car, an accident involving a large truck can cause serious injuries to drivers of passenger vehicles. It is not unusual for these accidents to result in a permanent injury or even…
  • Apr 14

    How can I prove car accident liability?

    How can I prove car accident liability?
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2012 statistics list 5,615,000 police-reported car crashes in the United States. To prove car accident liability, you need to have proper documentation that supports your claim…
Rank this Week: 957

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/
  • Apr 16

    Undercover officers posing as children online leads to 12 arrests on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge

    Undercover officers posing as children online leads to 12 arrests on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge
    Jacksonville police announced the arrests of 12 men accused of setting up a potential sexual encounter with what they thought was a child they chatted with online. But when the men arrived, they were greeted instead by police and arrested,…
  • Apr 14

    Nassau County man charged with DUI after colliding with police care

    Nassau County man charged with DUI after colliding with police care
    A Nassau County man was arrested and charged with DUI this month after he drove into the back of a police car. The driver hit the patrol car driving on Florida 200 about 7:35 p.m. one April evening, according to a report in the Florida…
  • Apr 12

    St. Johns County police sergeant arrested after being accused of lying on time sheet

    St. Johns County police sergeant arrested after being accused of lying on time sheet
    A St. Johns County police sergeant was fired and arrested, charged with a felony after his supervisors say he was stealing money by claiming to be in two places at the same time. The sergeant was arrested after an internal investigation found…
Rank this Week: 997

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1214

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Nov 12

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?
      Recently in the news, it was reported that a republican law maker in Idaho, Mark Patterson, plead guilty to “assault with the intent to commit rape” in 1974.  Apparently he was charged with the crime of rape after a…
  • Nov 9

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?
    The other day I got a phone call and the prospective client told me they had a traffic ticket they needed me to handle.  My first thought was, oh they must have gotten a speeding ticket, which is an infraction in the State of Idaho.…
Rank this Week: 880

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization
    The dramatic comeback for marijuana decriminalization in Maryland is now complete, as the Governor signed the General Assembly's bill into law earlier this week. Come October it will no longer be a crime for a person over the age of 18 to…
  • Apr 10

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?
    This week the state senate for a second time voted to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana. The bill included a few modifications, which the house inserted over the weekend in order to satisfy enough delegates. Among the…
  • Apr 5

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet
    Marijuana dominated the media attention in the first three months of this year's legislative session, but state lawmakers once again made little progress when it came time to vote. Today though, delegates will convene to conduct one last…
Rank this Week: 1815

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    DUI DMV Hearing: Where’s the Due Process?

    DUI DMV Hearing: Where’s the Due Process?
    I often tell my students that when they hear the phrase “due process” they should think of fairness. When it comes to criminal actions in a court of law, due process (at least in theory) is the cornerstone to the proceedings.…
  • Apr 14

    Legislators Continue to Crack Down on Drunk Driving….but Exempt Themselve

    Legislators Continue to Crack Down on Drunk Driving….but Exempt Themselve
    I've posted in the past about the disturbing — but not surprising — phenomenon of legislators, in their never-ending efforts to get reelected, stumbling over themselves to loudly trumpet the passage of ever-tougher drunk driving…
  • Apr 11

    California Assemblyman Proposes Marijuana Zero-Tolerance DUI Standard

    California Assemblyman Proposes Marijuana Zero-Tolerance DUI Standard
    We recently referred you to an American Bar Association Journal article in which Lawrence Taylor was interviewed about the difficulties of correlating traces of marijuana in the blood and intoxication. We also mentioned the use of…
Rank this Week: 2827

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/
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
  • Apr 15

    Council limits where sex offender can be

    Council limits where sex offender can be
    Why do lawmakers like these fail to recognize that the threat is NOT from folks living within XX feet of these places, but from EMPLOYEES. 4-15-2014 North Dakota: When registered sex offenders move into a community, the first response is…
Rank this Week: 70

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 1135

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
  • Apr 16

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust
    Original Article 04/15/2014 By Noah Pransky PINELLAS COUNTY - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its…
  • Apr 16

    CA - When sex-offender laws promote more crime

    CA - When sex-offender laws promote more crime
    Original Article 04/15/2014 National City has become the latest California city to face a lawsuit from a registered San Luis Obispo County sex offender over its sex-offender regulations. Frank Lindsay, 61, of Grover Beach, contends such…
Rank this Week: 6

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
  • Dec 12

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement
    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) and the LAO Lawyers have signed a landmark Criminal Justice Protocol Agreement “CJPA” at Queen’s Park on December 11, 2013. The agreement arises from, and is…
Rank this Week: 2882

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?
    In the on-going battle to punish and deter driving while under the influence, the DMV adopted regulations that trigger a revocation of a driving license upon conviction to just one 5+ point ticket. Specifically, if a motorist has been…
  • Apr 2

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
    New York leads the way in restricting and punishing drivers who illegally use cell phones.  Indeed, it is a 5-point ticket in New York which is the same number of point assigned to the criminal charge of reckless driving.   But do…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
Rank this Week: 383