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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/
  • Feb 9

    NH Primary Thread

    NH Primary Thread
    I'm buried with work and really have no clue what's going on today anyway. Talk NH here. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 9

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    NH primary is today. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 8

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    If any of you remember my disastrous move last September when the movers set the place on fire as I was moving in, I'm glad to report that today, after five months, the flooring company arrived to begin tearing out the hardwood floors…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 10

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty

    Investment Scheme Co-Founder Pleads Guilty
    Frank Enrique Lleras, 30, Charlotte, North Carolina, the co-founder of a Charlotte-area property investment firm, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and wire fraud, in connection with an investment fraud scheme involving real estate…
  • Feb 9

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing

    Foreclosure Prevention Fraud Ends with Sentencing
    Emily Suzanne Vasquez, 47, Inglewood, California, was sentenced in Nevada 12-48 months in prison after being convicted of one count of attempted theft, a category “C” felony. Vasquez was sentenced as a result of a local, state and…
  • Feb 9

    Jury Convicts Former SunTrust V.P and Loan Officer

    Jury Convicts Former SunTrust V.P and Loan Officer
    Mohsin Raza, 51, Chantilly, Virginia, along with his wife, Humaira Iqbal, 39, Chantilly, Virginia, and her two brothers, Farukh Iqbal, 41, Chantilly, Virginia, and Mohammad Ali Haider, 33, Chantilly, Virginia, were convicted by a…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 7

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

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: 27

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: 33

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Feb 5

    Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 - Discussion/Symposia

    Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 - Discussion/Symposia
    Symposium-Discussion: Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 Stetson University College of Law – Gulfport, Florida Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.(Eastern Time) This Symposium/Discussion will consider the current state of…
  • Feb 4

    Cosby Decision May Affect informal Dealmaking in Practice of Criminal Law

    Cosby Decision May Affect informal Dealmaking in Practice of Criminal Law
    The decision by a Philadelphia suburban trial court that a previous prosecutor's publicly announced promise not to be prosecute Bill Cosby was not enforceable has virtually no precedential value anywhere, but it may affect how prosecutors,…
  • Jan 19

    BuzzFeed and the BBC Expose Evidence of Match-Fixing in Tenni

    BuzzFeed and the BBC Expose Evidence of Match-Fixing in Tenni
    White collar crime in sports has been a topic of much discussion over the last year, including the widespread coverage of corruption allegations against high ranking officials with FIFA (discussed here). Now it appears that the tennis word is…
Rank this Week: 46

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    False confessions roundup

    False confessions roundup
    Here are several recent items on the topic of false confessions which merit Grits readers' attention:Study finds that sleep deprivation leads to false confessionsWhy people make false confessionsA look at false confessions The dangerous…
  • Feb 9

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend

    Triplet of Austin PD court losses over police abuse may signal trend
    A federal jury recently awarded $877,000 to a man who sued the Austin PD "after police in 2012 tackled him and detained him for a crime he did not commit." That makes three recent cases where the City of Austin was ordered to pay out sizable…
  • Feb 8

    Nostalgia for once-open police record

    Nostalgia for once-open police record
    An article by Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root highlights a failing in Texas' Public Information Act related to law enforcement records which is long overdue for remediation. Root sought records related to "Victor Reyes, a Mexican national…
Rank this Week: 47

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 10

    Levine & Topalli on Process as Intergenerational Punishment

    Levine & Topalli on Process as Intergenerational Punishment
    Kay L. Levine and Volkan Topalli (Emory University School of Law and Georgia State University) have posted Process as Intergenerational Punishment: Are Children Casualties of Parental Court Experiences? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Feb 10

    Booth on Victim Impact Statement

    Booth on Victim Impact Statement
    Tracey Booth (University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law) has posted Accommodating Justice: Victim Impact Statements in the Sentencing Process (The Federation Press, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prominent criminologist, David…
  • Feb 9

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science

    Plummer & Syed on Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science
    Caitlin M. Plummer and Imran J. Syed (Wisconsin Innocence Project and Michigan Innocence Clinic) have posted ‘Shifted Science’ Revisited: Percolation Delays and the Persistence of Wrongful Convictions Based on Outdated Science (Cleveland…
Rank this Week: 52

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live

    State Assembly passes bill restricting where violent sex offenders can live
    2-10-16 Wisconsin: MADISON, Wis. —The Wisconsin Assembly has signed off on a bill creating uniform restrictions on where violent sex offenders can live. Right now, municipalities use ordinances to determine where sex offenders can't live.…
  • Feb 10

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say

    West Lake Hills set to defend its registered sex offender ordinance, city council say
    2-10-16 Texas: General-law city, nonprofit organization face off over residency restrictions Texas Voices of Reason and Justice filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 against several cities, including West Lake Hills, alleging the city’s restrictions on…
  • Feb 8

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

    More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law
    2-8-16 Texas: DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. While other states, including…
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Feb 9

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM

    Herbalife Victims Video: Almost Everyone Loses Money in MLM
    Multi-level marketing is not a business. I’ve written numerous times about the fact that more than 99% of participants in multi-level marketing (MLM) lose money. Companies like Mary Kay Cosmetics promote the “income…
  • Feb 4

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case
    When there are suspicions of hidden income or secret investments or bank accounts, an analysis of known bank accounts can reveal helpful details. Tracy Coenen explains how bank statements and credit card statements can be used by a forensic…
  • Feb 2

    Bring Out the Big Guns?

    Bring Out the Big Guns?
    When companies have big problems, they usually bring out the big guns. The benefits of using large law firms, audit firms, and other professional service firms are undeniable. These firms offer a depth of experience that is invaluable, and…
Rank this Week: 67

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 10

    Ted Nugent’s Mouth And Madeline Albright’s Tongue

    Ted Nugent’s Mouth And Madeline Albright’s Tongue
    To anyone whose head isn’t so firmly planted up their most beloved sacred cow’s butt, it has long been obvious that every side in politics has its nutjobs. Few can rock as well as Ted Nugent, but that doesn’t make…
  • Feb 10

    Candid Camera And Search Warrant

    Candid Camera And Search Warrant
    There are cameras out there. Lots of cameras. Some take a constant stream of video of a street corner, say 42nd and Broadway, where tens of thousand of people walk every day. Others go up for more particularized reasons, such as the camera…
  • Feb 9

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)

    A Day To Remember (Fun Stuff)
    Some days are particularly good for remembering life’s happy moments. Today is such a day. Copyright © 2015 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else…
Rank this Week: 121

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 123

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
  • Feb 10

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know
    For years, Amnesty International has witnessed public figures repeating misconceptions and inaccuracies about waterboarding.  This American debate on torture has mostly got it wrong – here are three realities you need to know:…
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
  • Feb 9

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career

    Dominican Republic’s Absurd Laws Shatters Star Boxer’s Promising Career
    Adonis’ parents were born in Haiti and just like thousands of others who have been living in the Dominican Republic for decades, they were not allowed to register their son’s birth. This prevents the young boxer from having an…
Rank this Week: 131

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: 139

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
Rank this Week: 155

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 172

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!
    From the JAA Broward Blog yesterday:Imperato to resign? – a bailiff was caught scurrying away earlier this morning with what looks to be some of Cindy Imperato’s personal belongings in an archive box, including an…
  • Feb 9

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY
    The irascible, grouchy, unpredictable, "live free or die" citizens of New Hampshire go to the polls today and vote in the nation's first political primary (as opposed to the Iowa caucuses) in this presidential season. We can't help but…
  • Feb 8

    Bern Your Enthusiasm

    Bern Your Enthusiasm
    The Super Bowl is over. We called most of it right, including the dead-lock coin toss prediction, and advising you to take Denver and the money line, although we didn't watch one lick of it. REGJB wise last week, we saw the man labeled…
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • Jan 1

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator
    In a series of posts almost five years ago I wrote about the idea of a criminal-defense skunkworks: Building the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; Fleshing Out the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; and Potential Topics for the Criminal-Defense…
  • Jan 1

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List
    In the last three years, I convinced Texas courts to hold five statutes unconstitutional under the First Amendment.1 I filed briefs in the Georgia Supreme Court, will argue the unconstitutionality of a Georgia statute next month,2 and will be…
  • Dec 26

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach
    Josh Blackman sent me the link on Christmas Eve: Humbach on the Constitutionality of Revenge Porn Statutes http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2015/12/humbach-on-the-constitutionality-of-revenge-porn-statutes.html John A. Humbach (Pace…
Rank this Week: 203

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    ***Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    ***Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Feb 10

    Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Feb 10

    Injury Crash US95 MP310 (Lewiston Lower Port of Entry)

    Injury Crash US95 MP310 (Lewiston Lower Port of Entry)
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 211

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 224

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 225

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: 227

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 240

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 249

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
  • Feb 9

    Thinking for the Future

    Thinking for the Future
    Katherine Gibson, Deborah Bird Rose, & Ruth Fincher, Manifesto for Living in the Anthropocene (2015).Margaret DaviesManifesto for Living in the Anthropocene is notable for two reasons – it is published under a creative commons…
  • Feb 8

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar

    International Law and Step-Zero: Going Beyond Cyberwar
    Kristen Eichensehr, Cyber War & International Law Step Zero, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015), available at SSRN.Herbert LinKristen Eichensehr recently published a piece entitled Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero that describes an…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 272

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas appeals.  In the first, the en banc panel settles a question about what "clearly established federal law" governs a claim, and rules in favor of a California state prisoner.  In the second, a…
  • Feb 9

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113…

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113 (Rosenthal, DJ (S.D. Tex.) with Kozinski and Tallman) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence for false statements and perjury and remanded for resentencing because the sentencing judge failed to make…
  • Feb 9

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the…

    [Ed. note: The Arizona FPD represented the codefendant in this case.]Smith v. Schriro, Nos. 96-99025, 96-99026, 10-99011 (Reinhardt with Schroeder, dissent by Callahan) --- The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 285

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule

    Theft by Deception, the Motion to Dismiss and the Best Evidence Rule
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Kansas:  State v. Gauger, 2016 WL 97343 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining thatRobert Alfred Gauger, III, appeals his conviction for theft by…
  • Jan 29

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu

    Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, SpoofCards and Habeas Corpu
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  Bozelko v. Commissioner of Correction, 2016 WL 305628 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining what the appeal involved and who was bringing…
  • Jan 27

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone

    The Text Messages, Riley v. California and the Cell Phone
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Lowell, 2015 WL 8349916 (2015).  The court begins by explaining how the case arose:This criminal appeal concerns defendant's motion to suppress evidence.…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 296

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 327

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 10

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA High Court Upholds Death Sentence:  The California Supreme Court upheld the death penalty of a Stockton quadruple murderer. Bob Egelko of the SF Chronicle reports that Louis James People, 53, killed four people over the course of two…
  • Feb 9

    Sen. Tom Cotton Speaks Truth to Power

    Sen. Tom Cotton Speaks Truth to Power
    Sen. Tom Cotton spoke on the Senate floor today to put the lie to the mass sentencing reduction bill supported by the Inside-the-Beltway Establishment. The bill's backers include President Obama, Speaker Paul Ryan, Deputy Senate Majority…
  • Feb 9

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA Man Gets Death Penalty:  A California man was sentenced to death Friday for the 2012 shooting deaths of four people outside a Northridge boarding home.  Debbie L. Sklar of My News LA reports that 34-year-old Ka Pasasouk was…
Rank this Week: 332

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 344

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/
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
  • Feb 2

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground

    Put $284,000 in Small Unmarked Bills in a Paper Bag and Leave It Under the Big Rock near the Playground
    It must be nice to have a slush fund.  Or you could think of it as not-so-petty cash.Turns out that Missouri pays cash for executions.  Chris McDaniel for Buzzfeed news:Shortly before each execution in Missouri, a high-ranking…
Rank this Week: 350

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: 356

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/
Rank this Week: 361

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 374

justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
    C'est la vie justcrim @ Wordpress.com is free ...
  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 389

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

    Michigan DUI Cases and Relapse

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

    MIchigan Driver's License Restoration and Relapse

    MIchigan Driver's License Restoration and Relapse
    As a lawyer who concentrates in Michigan driver's license restoration and DUI cases, alcohol is pretty much at the center of everything I do. To be more precise, I spend the majority of every day dealing with situations where a...
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Feb 10

    Was Sean Penn’s Meeting with El Chapo a Crime?

    Was Sean Penn’s Meeting with El Chapo a Crime?
    In one of the stranger bits of news to start 2016, Sean Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor and director, secretly met with and interviewed one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, aka…
  • Feb 8

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?
    There is a Latin phrase that many attorneys learn in law school: “post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Basically, that phrase translates to “after this, therefore because of this.” When one event is seemingly related to an…
  • Jan 20

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom
    For those who have never been convicted of a crime, it is easy to think of probation as a mere slap on the wrist. But nothing could be further from the truth. While probation is definitely better than incarceration, it is still a perilous…
Rank this Week: 404

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 410

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 427

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: 467

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Dec 12

    January 2016 KSC docket

    January 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for January 25-29, 2016.  These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Nov 8

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception

    Insufficient evidence of theft by deception
    Randall Hodgkinson won in Statev. Laborde, 360 P.3d 1080 (Kan. 2015), reversing a conviction for theft by deception for insufficient evidence. The court held that “[t]he State did not produce evidence proving one of the necessary…
Rank this Week: 479