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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/
  • Jul 31

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition

    El Chapo's Lawyers Obtain Suspension of Arrest Order for Extradition
    A court in Mexico has granted a request filed by El Chapo's lawyers to suspend the order of detention for purposes of extradition entered Wednesday. (Use google translate). The request for a writ of amparo against the detention order was…
  • Jul 31

    Friday Morning Open Thread.

    Friday Morning Open Thread.
    All persons welcome here. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 31

    Hillary Clinton Letter to New York Time

    Hillary Clinton Letter to New York Time
    The Clinton campaign writes letters: I feel obliged to put into context just how egregious an error this story was. The New York Times is arguably the most important news outlet in the world and it rushed to put an erroneous story on the…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell Watchdog

    Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell Watchdog
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The Federal Housing Administration is expected to rebuff a government watchdog report that criticized down payment assistance programs, questioning why low-income borrowers are charged nominally higher mortgage rates for…
  • Jul 31

    Trial Continues in Case Against Real Estate Firm Co-Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme

    Trial Continues in Case Against Real Estate Firm Co-Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The trial of a Phoenix man accused of setting up a real estate Ponzi scheme during the Great Recession continued in Santa Ana on Tuesday. According to federal prosecutors who spoke with jurors at court, Michael J.…
  • Jul 31

    Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud

    Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. The post Valley Homeowners Say they Are Victims of Fraud appeared first on Mortgage Fraud Blog.
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
  • Jul 5

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
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

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: 33

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: 34

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/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
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/
  • Jul 31

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy
    Last night's Texas House County Affairs Committee hearing on the Sandra Bland episode sounds like it included some dramatic moments and received significant press coverage. (Grits was driving home from Lubbock and couldn't go.) Certainly, it…
  • Jul 30

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel
    In an apparent effort to provide independent review of the death of Sandra Bland, Waller County DA Elton Mathis has established a panel of volunteer lawyers to investigate the case.According to Texas Lawyer, the panel of four attorneys only…
  • Jul 28

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 31

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law

    Kahan on Emotion in Criminal Law
    Dan M. Kahan (Yale University - Law School) has posted Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of Emotion in Criminal Law: An Essay Inspired by Bill Stuntz (prepublication draft of Kahan, D. M. (2011). Two Conceptions of Two Conceptions of…
  • Jul 31

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration

    Aliverti on The Wrong of Unlawful Immigration
    Ana Aliverti (University of Warwick - School of Law) has posted The Wrongs of Unlawful Immigration (Criminal Law and Philosophy, DOI 10.1007/s11572-015-9377-y (pp 1-18) (Online First)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For too long, criminal law…
  • Jul 31

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment

    Pfaff on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment
    John F. Pfaff (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Federal Sentencing in the States: Some Thoughts on Federal Grants and State Imprisonment (Hastings Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the movement to reduce…
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/
  • Jul 30

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment
    7-30-15 Pennsylvania: By the time Akbar A. Rivera was 17, he'd sexually assaulted two children. Rivera's most recent victim was a 12-year-old girl whom he forced himself upon repeatedly in 2007 while living in south Bethlehem. Because he…
  • Jul 30

    Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard

    Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard
    Over his property? Humm, were they casing the place? Were they looking for pics to blackmail him? The point is, over his property -what are his rights-, and it will be interesting to see how the court rules.. 7-30-15 Kentucky: The way…
  • Jul 28

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed
    This accomplishes what? 7-28-15 Pennsylvania: A new partnership of state law enforcement and victim advocates will help ensure victims of sexual violence are updated when the status of their offender changes. The Pennsylvania State Police…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Jul 22

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off
    Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF Wisconsin Law Journal How would you know if your company was being looted by a dishonest employee? Most companies miss all of the warning signs that could help stop a fraud early. The Association of…
  • Jul 16

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support
    Tracy Coenen talks about the taxability of alimony versus child support, including a brief discussion of the IRS rules.
  • Jul 14

    Sources of Information in Fraud Investigation

    Sources of Information in Fraud Investigation
    Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF Wisconsin Law Journal When you think of information in an internal fraud investigation, you most likely think of things like a company’s internal records. These include accounting documents,…
Rank this Week: 72

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 118

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 131

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 31

    1. @Avvo . . . 4. Profit!!!

    1. @Avvo . . . 4. Profit!!!
    For reasons that oftentimes eludes me, I get pitched by new legal tech start-ups, seeking to gain my approval of their business and, gasp, write something nice about them.  Enthusiastic young people, sometimes lawyers, explain to me in…
  • Jul 31

    The Government, By Any Other Name (Update)

    The Government, By Any Other Name (Update)
    In federal court, criminal cases are captioned as “United States of America against” who (or what) ever.  The etiquette is to call the prosecution “the Government,” though I tend to spell it in written submissions…
  • Jul 31

    Objectified in Austin

    Objectified in Austin
    My tax dollars pay to maintain the streets in this city and I deserve to run down them without being sexually objectified or reduced to my biology.  —Anna Aldridge The video of an actress walking the “ethnic” streets of…
Rank this Week: 133

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: 148

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
Rank this Week: 155

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: 163

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: 171

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    WELCOME TO FLORIDA. NOW LEAVE

    WELCOME TO FLORIDA. NOW LEAVE
    Message to all attorneys in the other 49 states: Florida doesn't want you. Reciprocity, the comity that states extend to members of the bar: "you let our lawyers in your Bar and we'll let your lawyers in our Bar" doesn't exist in…
  • Jul 27

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD
    We thought that the DOC had caved. We thought that the problems with attorneys not being allowed to see clients except through a solid plate of cloudy plexiglass through which you cannot give a client a card or see an a-form was…
  • Jul 27

    BAKING SODA?

    BAKING SODA?
    A Judge in Washington County, PA., was sentenced to 1 to 23 months for stealing cocaine that was in evidence in a case before him.  Judge Pozonsky not only broke the evidence seal on the drugs and  replaced the cocaine with baking…
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
  • Jul 30

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap
    Here’s a quick summary (more than a soundbite, less than a brief) of the status of the remains of Texas’s online-solicitation-of-a-minor statute. The statute forbids adults soliciting people whom they believe are minors to have…
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Jul 31

    Single Vehicle Crash State Highway 33 at milepost 17

    Single Vehicle Crash State Highway 33 at milepost 17
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jul 30

    Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99

    Final Update: Two-Vehicle Crash Northbound Interstate 15 at Milepost 99
    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…
  • Jul 30

    Update: Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99

    Update: Two-vehicle crash northbound I-15 at milepost 99
    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…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 226

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 26

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   One day in summer…
  • Jul 23

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   On the way to last…
  • Jul 19

    A magical evening with Neil Young.

    A magical evening with Neil Young.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   Until last month,…
Rank this Week: 228

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
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
  • Jul 30

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit
    On July 30, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based spinal device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc., had agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle civil claims, originally brought by a former employee turned whistleblower, that the…
  • Jun 16

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
  • Jun 16

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook
    The sponsor of this blog, The Vernia Law Firm, has arranged the publication of Volume I (Federal Laws) of the 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook, a compilation of federal civil and criminal statutes,…
Rank this Week: 250

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: 260

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/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 264

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment
    Paul Beckmannpled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography after having been previously convicted and sentenced for possession of child pornography in 2001. See 18 U.S. Code §2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2). The [U.S.…
  • Jul 29

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"
    This post examines an opinion the Criminal Court – City of New York issued on July 14, 2015:  People v. Marian, 2015 WL 4231664.  The opinion begins by noting that[t]his Court occasionally is presented with an accusatory…
  • Jul 27

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
Rank this Week: 286

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579…

    US v. Mark, No. 13-10579 (7-31-15)(Friedland and Murguia; concurrence by McKeown).  If the gov't promises immunity, it cannot then prosecute absent proof of a violation of the deal. In this case, the defendant was promised immunity for…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29,…

    US v. Willis, Jr., No. 13-30377 (July 29, 2015)(Ikuta with Fisher and Paez).  In a SR violation, what is the approach to determining whether uncharged criminal conduct is a "Crime of Violence" for grading purposes? It is an issue of…
  • Jul 31

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164…

    US v. Carter, No. 13-50164 (7-28-15)(Melloy with Bybee and Ikuta).  A defendant, changing his plea, is taking medication. What is the extent of the inquiry the court needs to make under Fed R Crim P. 11?  The 9th, affirming the…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 304

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/
  • Jul 31

    No Wilmer, No Cry

    No Wilmer, No Cry
    There is crying in baseball, especially when it involves the Mets. Wilmer Flores, the Mets' promising young infielder, who has been with the organization for seven years (since he was 16 years old), received a standing ovation after grounding…
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Jul 28

    SEC Awards Third Highest Whistleblower Award to Date

    SEC Awards Third Highest Whistleblower Award to Date
    On July 17, 2015, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of over $3 million to a company insider who provided information that “helped the SEC crack a complex fraud.”  This payout represents the third highest award under the…
  • Jul 22

    Don’t touch that remote (tippee)? Salman reflects Ninth Circuit’s view on Newman

    Don’t touch that remote (tippee)? Salman reflects Ninth Circuit’s view on Newman
    In United States v. Salman, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a remote tippee could be liable for insider trading in the absence of any “personal benefit” to the insider/tipper where the insider had a close personal…
  • Jul 14

    You Can’t Cover Up Fraud with TARP Funds: US Government Sues Bank President’s Estate

    You Can’t Cover Up Fraud with TARP Funds: US Government Sues Bank President’s Estate
    On July 1, 2015, the United States for the District of Columbia sued the estate and trusts of the late Layton P. Stuart – the former owner of One Financial Corporation and its subsidiary One Bank & Trust– and the Read More
Rank this Week: 329

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: 352

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man Killed Good Samaritans Because Daughter Laughed at Him:  A Native American couple was shot and killed, and their daughter shot and wounded, after they stopped along a Montana roadside on Wednesday to help a man whose vehicle had...
  • Jul 31

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty

    California Only Needs An Execution Protocol To Carry Out The Death Penalty
    Michele Hanisee, Vice President of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, has this post at the ADDA Blog.The world contains extremely dangerous and evil people who cannot be deterred by threat of incarceration.  I'm…
  • Jul 30

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again

    Dylann Roof and the Race-of-Victim Bias Claim, Again
    The Marshall Project, a soft-on-crime advocacy organization masquerading as a journalism organization, has this article claiming that Dylann Roof is an anomaly in that he is a white person who will likely face the death penalty for the murder…
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Jul 29

    Just a Simple Human Act

    Just a Simple Human Act
    This is Leroy Smith.Thoughtful, composed.This is Leroy Smith, too.Therein lies a tale.Smith is the Director of South Carolina's Department of Public Safety.  He was working the state capital that day, along with bunches of his officers.…
  • Jul 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
Rank this Week: 354

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/
  • Jul 28

    MASSACHUSETTS JURY RETURNS WITH A NOT GUILTY IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL

    MASSACHUSETTS JURY RETURNS WITH A NOT GUILTY IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL
    Sam and I just wrapped up an attempted murder trial with a Not Guilty on all counts. Over the next couple blog posts I will be discussing various issues that came up throughout the litigation and the strategies that we used in order to put…
  • Jul 23

    Bedford MA Home Invasion Suspects Remain at Large.

    Bedford MA Home Invasion Suspects Remain at Large.
    An armed home invasion in Bedford, Massachusetts has left three individuals with various non-life threatening injuries. According to preliminary reports provided by the Bedford Police Department, three additional men broke into the home of…
  • Jul 23

    Puppy Doe Abuser Gets 3.5 Years for Larceny

    Puppy Doe Abuser Gets 3.5 Years for Larceny
    The man accused of abusing a dog that came to be known as Puppy Doe over two years ago was sentenced yesterday for larceny charges brought against him in a case relating to the owner of the animal. Radoslaw Czerkawski, a 34 year old Polish…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 372

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: 379

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: 393

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/
  • Jul 31

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case

    The Traffic stop in Michigan DUI, Criminal and License Case
    Whether it's a drunk driving (DUI), driver's license restoration, driving while license suspended or revoked, or even a drug possession or indecent exposure charge, the overwhelming majority of the cases I handle can trace their beginnings to…
  • Jul 27

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre

    DUI 1st Offense in Michigan - Dealing with the Stre
    In this article, I want to return to the subject of a 1st offense DUI, and look at it from the inside, meaning how it feels to be the person facing it. In Michigan, we technically have no such offense...
  • Jul 24

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI

    Getting Sober - Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI
    On both my website and this blog, I have written rather extensively about how sobriety is a necessary requirement to a successful license appeal. This is also the big turning point for someone facing a DUI, and who is determined...
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/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 413

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 446

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: 485