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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 46, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to three years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement in an extensive…
  • Sep 30

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
     Jesse Wheeler, 37, Roseville, California, Jewel Hinkles, aka Cydney Sanchez, 64, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Corn, 61, Oakland, California, and Brent Medearis, 48, Modesto, California, were sentenced on September 29, 2014, by U.S.…
  • Sep 29

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam
    Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California.…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 30

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Long day in Court today, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
  • Sep 29

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony
    An employee at a luxury hotel in Brasilia has been taken hostage, handcuffed, strapped in a suicide vest and paraded on the balcony of a room on the 13th floor, with a gun to his head. The hotel has been evacuated and police are trying to get…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
Rank this Week: 7

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 25

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 29

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud

    Are Your Employees Committing Fraud
    Fraud is big business. Companies are most at risk of fraud from their employees, since they have access to information and assets. On average, companies lose 5% to 6% of their revenues to internal fraud. This means that a company with sales…
  • Sep 24

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition

    Roca Labs Sues Customers, Seemingly Violating Their Own Terms and Condition
    Monday I introduced you to Roca Labs, the company that sells [possibly dangerous] goop as a weight loss product. They call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims…
  • Sep 22

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam
    Roca Labs sells a weight loss product that may be viewed as a scam by some consumers. The call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims will fill your stomach and…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Sep 30

    University of Oregon hired sex offender to talk sexual assault awareness to athlete

    University of Oregon hired sex offender to talk sexual assault awareness to athlete
    9-30-2014 Oregon: KATU’s On Your Side Investigators have learned a convicted sex offender was hired by the University of Oregon to talk to athletes about sexual assault. A contract obtained by KATU says Adam Ritz was paid $4,000 to give…
  • Sep 29

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000

    Easton settles Boobies costs for $385,000
    9-29-2014 Pennsylvania: Easton Area School District has agreed to pay $385,000 to attorneys who successfully challenged the district's policy banning breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan "I ♥ Boobies!" The…
  • Sep 29

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law

    Gov Jerry Brown signs 7 bills beefing up California's human trafficking law
    9-29-2014 California: Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law seven new bills intended to thwart human trafficking. The bills were mostly uncontroversial and had bipartisan support; they primarily involved enhancements and upgrades to…
Rank this Week: 45

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
  • Sep 30

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba

    Tomorrow could mean life or death for Moses Akatugba
    Moses Akatugba was 16 years old when he was arrested by the Nigerian police in 2005. In the years that followed, he was beaten by the police, shot in the hand, and hung for hours at the police station. After 8 … Please continue…
  • Sep 25

    What happens when abortion is banned?

    What happens when abortion is banned?
    Sunday, September 28, Amnesty International is taking part in the International Day to Decriminalize Abortion. The importance of access to safe, legal abortion is clearly demonstrated in Amnesty’s new report, On the Brink of Death:…
  • Sep 25

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year
    It’s been over a month since Michael Brown’s death reignited a desperately needed national conversation about the importance of defending human rights at home just as strongly as we do abroad. I joined the Amnesty International…
Rank this Week: 43

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 44

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: 49

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 30

    The Cost Issue in Arizona

    The Cost Issue in Arizona
    KTAR-FM posts, "The real cost of the death penalty in Arizona," by Cooper Rummel. There is audio at the link. In Arizona, 119 inmates call death row home, and the majority of them have been locked up for several decades....
  • Sep 30

    Cruel and Usual Punishment in Jails and Prison

    Cruel and Usual Punishment in Jails and Prison
    That's the title of a Los Angeles Times OpEd by by attorney Martin Garbus. The 8th Amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment. Yet it happens every day in prisons across the country. Putting aside capital punishment, which I would argue...
  • Sep 30

    The Moratorium in Ohio

    The Moratorium in Ohio
    Today's Columbus Dispatch reports, "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," by Alan Johnson. Ohio will not resume executions next year unless legislators enact two key changes in state law, Attorney General Mike DeWine said…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Sep 30

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?

    Do sweltering Texas prisons violate international human rights standards?
    This morning I received a press a press release from UT Law School's Human Rights Clinic related to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights'  announcement that it "will hold a hearing in Washington, D.C. on October 27,…
  • Sep 30

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'

    'Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files'
    Here's an academic article by Stanford law prof Jonathan Abel titled, "Brady's Blind Spot: Impeachment evidence in police personnel files and the battle splitting the prosecution team." It reminds me of debates surrounding the newly…
  • Sep 26

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer
    One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions…
Rank this Week: 62

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 71

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 69

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 30

    The Slippery Slope of Risk

    The Slippery Slope of Risk
    When Sean Groubert made the split second decision to pump bullets into Levar Jones for being too enthusiastic in his compliance with commands, he was fired, prosecuted and (sort of) universally condemned.  He was able to put together a…
  • Sep 30

    Of Princes and Princesses Who Say “Yes!”

    Of Princes and Princesses Who Say “Yes!”
    The Wall Street Journal noted that Princeton has hopped aboard the curtailment of due process rights for male college students.  Wesleyan University has announced that it will require its two fraternities to go co-ed. Forbes pulled down…
  • Sep 29

    Half Baked

    Half Baked
    Efforts to try to illuminate legal issues and problems that result in catastrophe often feel a lot like pissing into the wind.  Few who aren’t engaged in the effort get it. Many attribute it to bizarre and ridiculous conspiracies…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Sep 29

    Road re-opened SH200 MP32

    Road re-opened SH200 MP32
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 29

    Road Closure SH200 at 35 - Distrcit 1

    Road Closure SH200 at 35 - Distrcit 1
    State Highway 200 near mile post 35 will be closed for an unknown amount of time due a suspicious device. The Idaho State Police is requesting motorist find alternate routes. We will advise when the road is back open. Thank you in advance.
  • Sep 28

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 21

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 21
    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: 77

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 84

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 98

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 96

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 30

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death
    As reported in this local article, headlined "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," Ohio's Attorney General has now suggested that the state will not even seek to move forward with executions in 2015 unless and…
  • Sep 30

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar
    Regular readers may recall this post from a few months ago in which I highlighted the brilliant and provocative commentary by Mark Osler headlined "Mitt Romney for drug czar." Now I can post Mark's fuller explication of the ideas…
  • Sep 30

    Reviewing how death is different (but still being used) in Japan

    Reviewing how death is different (but still being used) in Japan
    This new piece from The Economist, headlined "The death penalty in Japan: Hanging tough," discusses the on-going debate over capital punishment in the Land of the Rising Sun. Here are excerpts: It is one of the anomalies of…
Rank this Week: 114

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
    Sorry about no post this morning. Uncharacteristically, there was no internet on the flight over the pond. And BTW, speaking of Europe, Berlin is the great European City of the 21st Century and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't…
  • Sep 28

    NFL WEEK 4

    NFL WEEK 4
    ERRATA:  Mark Vargo is still alive as he picked the Saints over the Vikings last week. Difficult pickings this week, as the lines look to be about right in each game. So we are reverting to a tried and true method, revert to the…
  • Sep 25

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON
    Legend has it that during an otherwise non-descript late afternoon hearing before the legendary Judge Ellen Morphonious, a "C" prosecutor told the "C" PD  "fuck you."The PD turned to Judge Morphonious and asked her if she heard what the…
Rank this Week: 113

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 135

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney

    Massachusetts Gun Violations Attorney
    Many people who are charged with gun possession crimes are not career criminals. Instead, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time or lacked understanding in complicated state firearm legislation. Consequences for weapons violations can…
  • Sep 29

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

    Domestic Assault & Battery Criminal Charges: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    Should criminal accusations regarding domestic assault and battery subject someone to losing their job? No! Mere accusations of criminal activity does not constitute guilt. So what is behind the public outcry demanding the automatic…
  • Sep 26

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney

    Illegal Search & Seizures: Boston Criminal Defense Attorney
    The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States limits the power of the police to make arrests and conduct searches on individuals and their property. To honor the privacy of the individual, searches and seizures are considered…
Rank this Week: 158

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/
  • Sep 30

    Eldar & Laist on The Misguided Concept of Partial Justification

    Eldar & Laist on The Misguided Concept of Partial Justification
    Shachar Eldar and Elkana Laist (Ono Academic College Faculty of Law and Government of the State of Israel) have posted The Misguided Concept of Partial Justification (Legal Theory, Vol. 20, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite the…
  • Sep 29

    Mayeux on Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel

    Mayeux on Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel
    Sara Mayeux has posted Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Before Powell v. Alabama: Lessons from History for the Future of the Right to Counsel (Iowa Law Review, Vol. 99, p. 2161, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The doctrinal…
  • Sep 29

    Gilchrist on Trial Bargaining

    Gilchrist on Trial Bargaining
    Gregory M. Gilchrist (University of Toledo College of Law) has posted Trial Bargaining on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Jury trials are rare. Almost all criminal cases are resolved by guilty plea, and almost all guilty pleas are secured by...
Rank this Week: 169

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 156

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case

    Homeless Man Charged in Fatal Ypsilanti Township Heroin Case
    Russell Smith, a 37-year-old man that according to court records is homeless, was arrested and charged in a case involving an Ypsilanti Township man who died after Smith provided him with heroin, according to news articles at Mlive.com. The…
  • Sep 29

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI

    Fatal Ontario Crash Involving Big Rig Results in Arrest of Driver on Suspicion of DUI
    Earlier this month, Hilario Homberto Urena was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the big rig he was driving crossed a yellow line and struck on oncoming vehicle head-on. The driver of the other vehicle died of the injuries he sustained,…
  • Sep 26

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident

    Handyman Charged in Murder of Bloomfield Township Resident
    Earlier this week, a Wayne man was charged in the September 4 homicide of a Bloomfield Township resident. Bart Mitchell Spencer, a 45-year-old handyman, is suspected of murdering 77-year-old William Whitelaw. According to news reports at the…
Rank this Week: 174

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test
    Suffolk County prosecutors have re-indicted Dwayne McNair, a suspect of two rapes, using a new DNA test created by German company Eurofins Scientific, as reported by the Boston Globe. McNair, 33, of Jamaica Plain and Dedham, was released in…
  • Sep 10

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape
    A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.…
  • Sep 1

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation
    Boston Globe delves into story of former Emerson college student accusing the school of botching an investigation into her rape case.
Rank this Week: 175

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 194

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check

    The Traffic Stop, the K-9 and the Computer Check
    After local Georgia police found “marijuana in a car that was stopped for lane infractions, Patrick Scott and Dorian Allen, the driver and passenger, respectively, were indicted for the possession of more than one ounce of…
  • Sep 26

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”

    Child Pornography, Slack Space and “Possession”
    After a “general court-martial composed of officer and enlisted members convicted [Shane A. Nichlos] . . . of two specifications of knowingly possessing child pornography in violation of Article 134, Uniform Code of Military…
  • Sep 24

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud

    Emails, Breach of Contract and the Statute of Fraud
    This post examines an issue that arose in a civil suit: United Propane Gas Inc. v. Pincelli & Associates Inc.,2014 WL 496932 (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky 2014).  The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
Rank this Week: 204

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 209

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Sep 26

    Barbara Lee Continues To Speak For Me

    Barbara Lee Continues To Speak For Me
    That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or…
  • Sep 26

    Walling In Or Walling Out?

    Walling In Or Walling Out?
    Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence.-- Mending Wall, Robert FrostAs the Mets put the finishing touches on their sixth losing season in succession, there is a…
  • Sep 19

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change
    Guest post by Rebecca SolnitThere have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or…
Rank this Week: 240

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 224

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Murderer Sentenced to Life: A Massachusetts man convicted of murdering three people in 2011 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Anthony Fay of WWLP News reports that Caius Veiovis was sentenced to…
  • Sep 30

    No Word From the Long Conference

    No Word From the Long Conference
    The expected orders list the day after the "long conference" didn't come today, as it has in prior years. SCOTUSblog has this editor's note at the top of their home page:In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after...
  • Sep 29

    Senate Watch

    Senate Watch
    At five weeks to election day, Chris Cillizza at the WaPo aggregates the election forecasting models for us.  "All three major election forecasting models saw an uptick in the likelihood of Republicans winning the six seats they need to…
Rank this Week: 278

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Judging the Judge

    Judging the Judge
    Judge Kopf wondered what others thought, then offered his own thoughts, on what to do about Mark Fuller, the U.S. District Judge who beat his wife.  I offered a response in a post (one I'm not altogether sure I agree with, but hey,…
  • Sep 22

    Do It To the Children

    Do It To the Children
    Did too.Did not.Did too.Off with his head!Usually it's a little more legalistic than that.  The prosecutor asks what happened.  The accuser says that the defendant did whatever.  Maybe the defendant gets on the witness stand…
  • Sep 19

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again
    So you're hangin' in the neighborhood barbershop waiting for a chair to open so you can get a trim.  There are five, maybe six barbers working, a whole bunch of customers sitting around, talking, reading comics, the paper, old magazines.…
Rank this Week: 272

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 287

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 282

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 249

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 264

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case
    We convict a lot of innocent people in Texas. For a lucky few defendants, we figure out they are innocent before we take away years/decades of their life or put them to death. Let’s say you are arrested but it turns out that there was…
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
Rank this Week: 307

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 25

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.

    Unarmed victim of police shooting displayed top character throughout.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 25

    A few thoughts for the new year, dedicated to police shooting victim Levar Jones.

    A few thoughts for the new year, dedicated to police shooting victim Levar Jones.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 21

    Treating criminal defendants as individuals: The military court and immigration consequence examples.

    Treating criminal defendants as individuals: The military court and immigration consequence examples.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
Rank this Week: 330

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Sep 24

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense

    Creepshot Law Held Unconstitutional: New Cases in Texas Child Pornography Defense
    The prosecution of child pornography cases just got a bit harder here in Texas after the highest criminal court in the state, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, issued its opinion last week regarding photographs taken of children in public…
  • Sep 16

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw

    More Texas DWI Convictions Will Be Overturned Because of Warrantless Blood Draw
    Over in Tyler, somebody had a very good day recently – specifically, Samuel Gentry who saw his lawyer win a DWI appeal before the Tyler Court of Appeals and get his 3d DWI conviction overturned along with the Life Sentence he was…
  • Sep 10

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage

    Ray Rice and When Couples Get Violent: Felony Charges in Dating and Marriage
    Things exploded on the web this week when TMZ.com published a video caught by a hotel elevator cam of NFL star Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens punching his fiance (now his wife) Janay Palmer so hard that she fell unconscious to the floor of…
Rank this Week: 327

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
  • Aug 6

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?
    We recently had a Florida resident that completed the New York defensive driving course.  He had a point problem in New York and, therefore, wanted to ensure that he received the appropriate credit for the class (i.e., that he received 4…
Rank this Week: 326

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant
    In State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), the Kansas Supreme Court recently held that when determining criminal history for a defendant in a Kansas state felony case, all prior convictions that predate the Kansas Sentencing…
  • Jun 8

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill
    Melody Evans won recently in United States v. Brooks, No. 13-3166 (10th Cir. June 2, 2014), reversing Mr. Brooks' sentence and enhancement as a "career offender."  The court held that Mr. Brooks' previous Kansas state conviction for…
  • May 17

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
Rank this Week: 322

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 293

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 323