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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 3

    Philippine President: Trump Supports Policy of Slaughtering Drug Users and Dealer

    Philippine President: Trump Supports Policy of Slaughtering Drug Users and Dealer
    The Philippines has endorsed the slaughter of more than 5,000 suspected drug users and traffickers by police and vigilantes in the past five months. Philippine President Rodolfo Duterte encourages police and others (vigilantes) to…
  • Dec 2

    Cashing In on Pablo Escobar's Death

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

    New Europol Report on ISIS Warns of More Attacks in Europe

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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

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

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

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

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
Rank this Week: 18

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: 19

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/
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Dec 1

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)
    Winning a case against an auditing firm when there is a sizeable fraud (such as the Koss Corp. embezzlement) or the collapse of a Ponzi scheme (such as the Bernie Madoff case) is not easy. Simply because there is a fraud, a business failure,…
  • Nov 29

    Divorce Financials: Analyzing Income Tax Return

    Divorce Financials: Analyzing Income Tax Return
    Income tax returns are an important piece of financial information in a divorce or child support case. There is so much information that can be obtained from the tax returns, and if we have several years of data, we can make comparisons from…
  • Nov 28

    Expert Witness Services in Securities Fraud Case

    Expert Witness Services in Securities Fraud Case
    A forensic accountant may be needed in a case alleging securities fraud. In the video below, Tracy discusses some of the particular issues that the accountant may evaluate and how to find the right expert for your case.
Rank this Week: 27

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: 33

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 40

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Oct 5

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel
    Larceny and Shoplifting Cases I cannot even begin to put a number to the amount of calls I get from people bullied by store security personnel into confessing to crimes they did not commit. The scenario is always the same. Either a patron or…
  • Aug 30

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?
    No FID Card and the Danger of Reporting a Stolen Firearm This is not an uncommon story. Someone from out of state comes to Massachusetts. They bring with them a firearm lawfully purchased and possessed in another state. They don’t know…
  • Aug 23

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing
    You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing About two months ago I was contacted by a woman who received notice for clerk magistrate hearing charging her with assault and battery on a pregnant person. After discussing the case it became…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 64

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 87

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 3

    The Incredible, Edible ACLU Chimes In

    The Incredible, Edible ACLU Chimes In
    In the “early days*” of body cams, there were mostly voices proclaiming how they would be the magic bullet that changes everything. After all, seeing is believing, and we would now be able to see what really happened rather than…
  • Dec 3

    Don’t Hang Michael Slager

    Don’t Hang Michael Slager
    The jury foreman, the only black person on the jury, got right to the point: “It’s just one juror that has the issues.” His note was to tell Judge  Clifton B. Newman that the jury was deadlocked. Hung is what we…
  • Dec 2

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

    Really? Yes, Really, You’re Part of Your Problem
    The title to the op-ed stands in contrast to the substance, as the former is the sort of insipid snark favored by children in response to a serious question. Really, You’re Blaming Transgender People for Trump? The content, on the other…
Rank this Week: 88

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Dec 2

    Chavis on Body-Mounted Police Camera

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

    Edwards on Organization of Serious Crime

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

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

    "Getting sex by saying ‘If you don’t have sex with me I will find someone who will’ = rape or sexual assault?"
    Eugene Volokh has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, quoting a statement from the Clark University Dean of Students.
Rank this Week: 91

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: 106

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 102

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

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

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.

    Top Six Criminal Offenses in the U.S.
    A wrongful act that is punishable by law is called a crime. Although types and frequency of crime vary widely from place to place, nationwide statistics provide a clearer picture of which criminal offenses are most common in the United…
Rank this Week: 116

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 112

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Expedited family violence court promises swifter justice for victims, defendants | Courts | Dallas New
    Source: Expedited family violence court promises swifter justice for victims, defendants | Courts | Dallas News A Dallas judge is looking to move assault-family violence (AFV) cases to trial faster. Moving cases faster is always a popular…
Rank this Week: 122

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

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

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

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

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

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

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy

    How To Respond To The End Of Normalcy
    Never more in my lifetime have we needed strong, aggressive, innovative, strategic leadership from the Democratic Party and the progressive movement that fuels it. Donald Trump will be no ordinary President. Rather than helping him protect…
Rank this Week: 154

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty
    A former casting agent imprisoned for sexually abusing boys in Minnesota is now in Massachusetts facing charges. His alleged victim is a local man who says he was 14 years old at the time of the incident in 2010. Matthew Feeney pleaded not…
  • Oct 30

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse
    A man claims a Massachusetts teacher sexually abused him in a dorm room more than 30 years ago while he was a student at Deerfield Academy. The retired teacher, Peter Hindle, spoke with NBC 10 News outside of his South Dartmouth home. He said…
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
Rank this Week: 148

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

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

    Avoid Mandatory Minimums, This Is What You Get

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

    News Scan

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

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Father Winter Warning

    Father Winter Warning
    As the seasons begin to change again, we experience a decrease in temperature and an increase in safety hazards. Although winter can be a great time to experience the holidays and snowy weather, it can be a playground of accidents. This…
  • Nov 14

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall
    The fall season means the holidays are just around the corner and the weather is getting crisper by the day. The holidays can often mean that more vehicles will be on the roads at once. Heavier traffic and frustrated drivers can lead to…
  • Nov 9

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident
    When you have been in an auto accident that is someone else’s fault, it is a bad idea to talk to the other side’s insurance adjuster. Doing so can cause real problems for your claim outcome. Insurance adjusters know how to get…
Rank this Week: 164

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: 168

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: 180

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: 177

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 2

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability

    Being a prosecutor does not automatically mean credibility and reliability
    Being a prosecutor or police officers does not automatically mean that person is credible nor reliable. Judges, jurors, and everyone else must remember that. Criminal defendants' lives and liberty too often unjustly are crushed by an…
  • Dec 1

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI

    Beware getting your non-immigrant visa yanked for merely being arrested for DWI
    Rather than waiting for a president Donald Trump to wreak further havoc on immigration law and practice, I am now seeing some of my own DWI clients get their non-immigrant F-1 student and H-1B professional visas yanked BEFORE their cases are…
  • Nov 30

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened

    SCOTUS- For double jeopardy, a criminal defendant has burden to show an acquittal happened
    In Bravo-Fernandez v. U.S., ___ U.S. ___ (Nov. 29, 2016), the jury returned inconsistent verdicts of conviction and acquittal under separate counts of the same statute. Bravo-Fernandez got his conviction overturned on appeal due to erroneous…
Rank this Week: 214

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Nov 28

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea
     Scott Greenfield has a visceral reaction to mindfulness for lawyers: being ‘in the moment’ is for idiots. I find Scott’s reaction more than a bit bizarre: While there are apparently charlatans selling a feel-good…
  • Nov 21

    Is Your Mind Set?

    Is Your Mind Set?
    Karl went to the store to buy a set of tools to fix his car. Only when he got home did he discover that all of the wrenches were SAE instead of metric. Discouraged, he walked back toward the store. On … Continue reading →
  • Nov 10

    Prophecy

    Prophecy
    Donald Trump will keep his campaign promises just like he keeps promises in business: only as and when it continues to suit his interests. The wall will not be built unless Trump invests in the Mexican ladder industry, in which ……
Rank this Week: 192

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 201

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 209

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

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

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

    THIRD CLIPS GLICK WITHOUT REMORSE

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

    CUSHIONS

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

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

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

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

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

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

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

    One vehicle, fatality crash in Middleton

    One vehicle, fatality crash in Middleton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 249

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 234

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT

    SOLANO COUNTY PROBATION GETS DRUNK DRIVING ENFORCEMENT GRANT
    The California Office of Traffic Safety has granted the Solano County Probation Department $290,000 to ensure that DUI offenders are complying with the terms of their court ordered probation. Felony and repeat misdemeanor drunk…
  • Oct 3

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result

    San Rafael DUI Checkpoint Result
    The San Rafael police department conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, September 30, 2016.  The checkpoint ran from 6 p.m. to midnight at the intersection of Lincoln and Grand avenues.  Ask the conclusion…
  • Sep 30

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint In San Rafael Tonight, September 30, 2016

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint In San Rafael Tonight, September 30, 2016
    The San Rafael Police Department will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint tonight from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Grand Avenue.  Marin County police agencies…
Rank this Week: 244

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • May 15

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?

    Can I be sentenced to jail if I can’t afford my court fine in Arizona?
    Yes, failure to pay the fines and court fees associated with being in the criminal justice system can lead to jail time. However, the courts do offer defendants an option to pay the fees in increments, but missed payments will lead to…
  • May 13

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona

    Shoplifting Firearms in Arizona
    Shoplifting is considered a theft crime in Arizona and comes with serious penalties. The consequences for shoplifting and other theft crimes depend largely on the monetary value of the items stolen. However, that is not the case when it comes…
  • May 11

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note

    AZ Traffic Law: Why You Should Ask for the Officer’s Note
    Unless you were charged with criminal speeding and are facing serious penalties like jail time, it is often less expensive to simply pay the fines associated with minor traffic violations than it is to hire a criminal defense attorney to…
Rank this Week: 218

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 231

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: 221

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 3

    Another detailed and depressing report on the harms of bad sentencing in the nation's capital

    Another detailed and depressing report on the harms of bad sentencing in the nation's capital
    The Washington Post has run a series of articles under the title Second-Chance City seeking to thoroughly "examine issues related to repeat violent offenders in the District of Columbia." The latest lengthy article in the series,…
  • Dec 2

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

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

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"

    "The Right to Redemption: Juvenile Dispositions and Sentences"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by my colleague Katherine Hunt Federle and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The punishment of juveniles remains a troubling yet under-theorized aspect of...
Rank this Week: 292

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

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

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

    Armed Robbery, the Text Message and the Cell Phone

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

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

    The “Romantic Relationship,” the AOL Email Account and the Facebook Account
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued last summer in a civil suit:  Sewell v. Bernardin, 795 F.3d 337 (2015).  The court begins by explaining that [i]n order to resolve this appeal, we…
Rank this Week: 317

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 284

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…
    And not a single one of them here. They’re all over at Mimesis Law: MOB JUSTICE FOR A DEAD GORILLA NYPD GIVE FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT TO THE POP OUT BOYZ THOMAS VITANOVITZ’S LUCKY INTERVENTION…TO A POINT DONALD RAY…
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
Rank this Week: 325