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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/
  • Mar 24

    Trump Blames Dems For Failure of Health Care Bill

    Trump Blames Dems For Failure of Health Care Bill
    TrumpCare is dead. Republicans, not having enough votes, pulled the bill. Trump is not "the closer" he thought he was. The Washington Post reports: [More...] But Trump’s effort was plagued from the beginning. The bill itself would…
  • Mar 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    There are many things more interesting in the world to discuss than Donald Trump, that don't leave you wanting to take a shower. Univision/Netflix has announced the lead for its new original series based on the life of Joaquin "El…
  • Mar 23

    Senate Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rule

    Senate Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Rule
    The Senate has voted to repeal internet privacy rules enacted under President Obama: According to the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 15

    Comment on Sentencing of Kristen Ayala

    Comment on Sentencing of Kristen Ayala
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A recent comment from Brandon on the blog post Mortgage Mod Case Results in 10+ Year Sentences stated: “Couple of small pawns in a much larger game.kristen is a 32 year old first time,non violent offender…
  • Mar 14

    California Mortgage Elimination Scheme Eliminated

    California Mortgage Elimination Scheme Eliminated
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Martin Calzada, 29, Norwalk, California was found guilty by a federal jury after a four-day trial, of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and eight counts of mail fraud affecting a financial…
  • Mar 14

    Jury Finds Bank President Guilty of Fraud

    Jury Finds Bank President Guilty of Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Anthony J. Atkins, 51, Eufaula, Alabama, was convicted by a Federal Jury after a 5-day trial, of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, four counts of false statements to a federally insured financial institution, bank fraud,…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 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: 28

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: 35

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/
  • Mar 12

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign
    It is fairly typical that US Attorneys offer their resignations when a new President, especially one of a different party, is elected. But firings and requiring same-day resignations are less common. This is particularly troublesome as many…
  • Mar 10

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign
    The New York Times reports that "Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign." Sad. (esp)
  • Mar 10

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division
    Acting Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division Kenneth A. Blanco was the keynote speaker for the final morning's program of the ABA White Collar Crime Conference of 2017. He spoke about transnational and money laundering crimes and…
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/
  • Mar 25

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule
    One of my pet peeves with the Government-Always-Wins faction on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - which in this instance carried with it most of the rest of the court - arose in a recent ruling on the Fourth Amendment and Texas'…
  • Mar 23

    Whining counties, and defense lawyers, and prosecutors ...

    Whining counties, and defense lawyers, and prosecutors ...
    While work and family obligations have intervened to disrupt regularly scheduled blogging, here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits' readers' attention.Kerry Max Cook: Lawyer brown nosing Smith County DA blew dealMichael Hall…
  • Mar 21

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege

    Hosue tackling debtors prison issues in 85th Lege
    Poor people with municipal court debt may find relief from the 85th Texas Legislature. Not only is Rep. James White promoting much-touted legislation that would end the practice of jailing people for unpaid fines (Chuy Hinojosa filed a…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year
    3-25-17 Indiana: Indiana prison officials have proposed providing inmates with computer tablets in an effort to help them connect with family and further their educations. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana prison officials have proposed…
  • Mar 25

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work
    3-25-17 Illinois: Despite objections from state Rep. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), the House passed a bill on Thursday that prohibits Illinois park districts from retaining a volunteer who has been found to be a sex offender. Anderson argued…
  • Mar 24

    California prisons to free 9,500 inmates in 4 year

    California prisons to free 9,500 inmates in 4 year
    3-24-17 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials adopted new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California’s prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years. They include steps like reducing…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Mar 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Lee v. U.S.: Whether it is always irrational for a noncitizen defendant with longtime legal resident status and extended familial and business ties to the United States…
  • Mar 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 501 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
  • Mar 24

    Stern on Balancing, Privacy, and Mobile Information

    Stern on Balancing, Privacy, and Mobile Information
    Simon Stern (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Balancing, Privacy, and Mobile Information on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although the privacy of text messages, when retrieved from the recipient, has been solved in US…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Mar 22

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case
    Bank statements can be a very valuable tool in child support and divorce cases, particularly when one party has not been forthcoming about income an expenses. We can look at deposits to draw conclusions about income, and the level of…
  • Mar 20

    Big Name Tax Prep Services Are a Waste of Money

    Big Name Tax Prep Services Are a Waste of Money
    You need your personal taxes done and they’re not that complex, so you think you’ll just run right over to H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service, or some other tax preparation franchise. It’s easy and they must…
  • Mar 16

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case

    Using a Lifestyle Analysis in a Divorce Case
    How is a lifestyle analysis used in a divorce case? Attorney Miles Mason discusses how he uses the report, more specifically the numbers that he is most concerned about. <iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/KzlwvKX_P6k”…
Rank this Week: 65

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 25

    Why Jacoby & Meyers Didn’t Go Pro Se

    Why Jacoby &amp; Meyers Didn&rsquo;t Go Pro Se
    When Jacoby & Meyers began, it was supposed to be the People’s law firm, solid lawyering at prices regular folks could afford. Some wags might argue that this was merely a marketing stance, as they wanted money as much as any other…
  • Mar 25

    Healthcare: Breaks and Brake

    Healthcare: Breaks and Brake
    It’s not unprincipled to simultaneously believe in rugged individualism for those who can and a safety net for those who can’t. We can quibble over where to draw the line, and the conflicting ideologies may make purists cringe.…
  • Mar 24

    Lust, Lies And Statistic

    Lust, Lies And Statistic
    That 15% of the female undergrads at UT-Austin said they had been raped is certainly shocking. Sure, it’s below the other statistics constantly promoted to demonstrate that there is a campus rape epidemic, but it’s still a huge…
Rank this Week: 113

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 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 120

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 121

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 126

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Mar 25

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT HEALTH CASE WIN ISSUE

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT HEALTH CASE WIN ISSUE
    Dear Diary... another big win this week. Destroyed Obama-care by not passing a new health care bill. Now everyone will see Obama-care fail and we will have a new health care bill. I promised to repeal and replace Obama-care on day…
  • Mar 23

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE

    THE AGE OF IGNORANCE
    The author William Manchester named his book about the dark ages "A World Lit Only By Fire". It was an age of ignorance and suffering. In Occupied America, ignorance has become a virtue. The President generates huge applause lines when…
  • Mar 22

    A READER INQUIRES

    A READER INQUIRES
    A reader has some questions that deserve answers. Here are some questions for you my friend Rumpy: 1. Why does the State e-file discovery notices but not the actual discovery, which they send to you by snail mail? Even Broweird…
Rank this Week: 180

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/
  • Mar 24

    Criminal-Defense Reading List

    Criminal-Defense Reading List
  • Mar 24

    Criminal-Defense Reading List

    Criminal-Defense Reading List
  • Mar 19

    Attention, Rapport, and Loop

    Attention, Rapport, and Loop
    There are three subjects that I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to lately, and I’d like to summarize them and tentatively tie them together in the context of trial here. Attention, Rapport, and Loop Theory. Attention I…
Rank this Week: 204

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: 207

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/
  • Mar 22

    Property damage crash on I84

    Property damage crash on I84
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Mar 22

    Semi Crash in Elmore County Blocks Traffic

    Semi Crash in Elmore County Blocks Traffic
    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.,…
  • Mar 22

    Fatal Crash near Arimo - Update

    Fatal Crash near Arimo - Update
    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: 213

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
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/blog/
Rank this Week: 228

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 229

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: 244

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Mar 24

    Back to the Essential

    Back to the Essential
    Michael Buckland, Information and Society (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 2017).Herbert BurkertJudging from its title, Professor Michael Buckland‘s book seems to be yet another introduction into the relationship between…
  • Mar 23

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?

    Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter?
    J. Maria Glover, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).Sergio J. CamposOftentimes when we call a thing someone’s “property,” we do so to invoke a very specific picture of the owner’s rights…
  • Mar 22

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law

    Bylaws, Politics, and the Institutional Structure of Delaware Corporate Law
    David Skeel, The Bylaw Puzzle in Delaware Corporate Law, 72 Bus. Law. 1 (2016/2017), available at SSRN.Christopher M. BrunerAlthough corporate bylaws are, by and large, the mundane and technical instruments of day-to-day governance that most…
Rank this Week: 269

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 19

    Case o' The Week: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the [Ninth] delivereth him out of [some] of them - Job and King Searche

    Case o' The Week: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the [Ninth] delivereth him out of [some] of them - Job and King Searche
     Illegal searches, denied suppression motions, an unsuccessful trial, a thirty-year custodial term, and an appeal. The Ninth rewards the patience of Job. United States v. Job, 2017 WL 971803 (9thCir. Mar. 14, 2017), decision…
  • Mar 15

    1.  United States v. Job, No.…

    1.  United States v. Job, No. 14-50472 (3-14-17)(Friedman w/Tashima and Paez).  The 9th reversed the denial of a suppression motion, vacated a conviction, affirmed a conspiracy conviction, made sentencing rulings, and remanded for…
  • Mar 14

    US v. Martinez, No. 15-50205…

    US v. Martinez, No. 15-50205 (3-10-17)(Wardlaw w/Reinhardt & Whyte).  The 9th held that the district court erred by responding to a jury note without consulting counsel in violation of Fed. R. Crim. P. 43(a) and the sixth…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Mar 24

    November Horror Leads To March Madne

    November Horror Leads To March Madne
    The FBI is investigating a sitting president to determine whether his campaign colluded with Russia  in the 2016 election.  As CNN reported, U.S. officials have indicated that "associates of President Donald Trump communicated…
  • Mar 20

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency

    Hearings To Appoint A Supreme Court Justice Must Be Postponed While There Is A Cancer On The Presidency
    FBI Director James Comey, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, acknowledged the existence of what the Washington Post described as "a counterintelligence investigation into the Russian government’s efforts…
  • Mar 17

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face

    Trump, Like Reagan, Hopes To Slam The Courthouse Door In Poor People's Face
    "We promote what Thomas Jefferson described as "the most sacred of the duties of government," which is "to provide equal and impartial justice to all its citizens." And we do it at a cost that amounts to less than one one-hundredth of 1…
Rank this Week: 285

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland: Ali v. State, 2017 WL 128636 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAfter Sahar Begum Ali's psychologist terminated their therapeutic…
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
  • Mar 20

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Genesee County, New York: Vega v. Crane,2017 WL 887159 (2017).  The case involved a civil suit brought by Carmen Vega who wasseeking to recover for injuries she sustained in a…
Rank this Week: 286

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 24

    Filibuster Folly

    Filibuster Folly
    The WSJ has this editorial on Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer's decision to call for a filibuster of the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.On what ground is the drastic action of a filibuster called for? …
  • Mar 24

    Is Proposition 57, approved by voters, delaying justice for victims?

    Is Proposition 57, approved by voters, delaying justice for victims?
    Jesse Gary of KTVU in San Francisco has this report with the above title on the effects of Proposition 57, passed by the voters last November.The killing of Madyson Middleton struck at the core of California's conscience because it was...
  • Mar 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Officer Saved by Good Samaritans: A Michigan State trooper is grateful that their are still folks who want to help the police. According to Fox News Trooper Garry Guild attempted to make a traffic stop after sighting a suspicious…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 326

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 &amp; 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: 334

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/
  • Mar 21

    Hold the Phone: SEC Takes One Last Stand Before the Tenth Circuit regarding the Constitutionality of the SEC’s Administrative Law Judge

    Hold the Phone: SEC Takes One Last Stand Before the Tenth Circuit regarding the Constitutionality of the SEC’s Administrative Law Judge
    Last week, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, imploring the court to reconsider a divided panel’s ruling on the unconstitutionality of its…
  • Mar 17

    Understanding the New DOJ Guidance: Part 1 – Tone at the Top

    Understanding the New DOJ Guidance: Part 1 – Tone at the Top
    In February, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section offered a new perspective on what the government expects in a compliance program in the form of a series of questions that companies should be prepared to answer about their…
  • Mar 14

    Circuit Split on Whistleblower Protections Widen

    Circuit Split on Whistleblower Protections Widen
    On March 8, 2017, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc. that further widened a circuit split on the issue of whether the anti-retaliation provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform…
Rank this Week: 335

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/
  • Jan 28

    The New Colossu

    The New Colossu
    How naïve he'd been, thought the Optician.  How naïve.  Because there would always be greater sorrow, deeper and more unfathomable than any of us could ever imagine.Emma Jane Kirby, The Optician of Lampedusa.* * * *…
  • Dec 14

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law

    Lies, Damn Lies, and the Law
    Some true stories:A judge told me (off the record) that when it comes down to it, he finds cops more credible than lay witnesses.Another judge told me (off the record) that if it had been a DUI he'd have granted the defendant's motion and…
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
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/
  • Mar 23

    Falsely Accusing Another of a Criminal Offense – Is it a Crime?

    Falsely Accusing Another of a Criminal Offense – Is it a Crime?
    False accusations occur more frequently than most people think. Especially when it comes to cases involving bitter divorces and child custody battles. Depending on the circumstances of the accusation, however, penalties range from a…
  • Mar 22

    What to Do, and What Not to Do, at a OUI Checkpoint in Massachusett

    What to Do, and What Not to Do, at a OUI Checkpoint in Massachusett
    OUI checkpoints pop up on heavily traveled roads throughout MA every weekend. You have rights if you are stopped at one of these checkpoints, but it’s important to keep the following in mind – the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that OUI…
  • Mar 21

    Can Police Search Your Cellphone Without a Warrant in Massachusetts?

    Can Police Search Your Cellphone Without a Warrant in Massachusetts?
    Since 2014, following a Supreme Court ruling, police have needed a warrant to search cell phones of criminal suspects. According to the justices, cell phones and other electronic devices belong to a different category than other “closed…
Rank this Week: 363

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: 377

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: 390

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/
  • Mar 20

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation

    Five Things to Know About Probation Violation
    Of all the things I do in my criminal practice, none is more acutely serious, yet nearly as un-technical or less legalistic than handling probation violations.  There are really 5 things you should know if you’re facing a PV (also…
  • Mar 17

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important

    The Location of a Michigan DUI case is Critically Important
    It has been a while since I’ve addressed how the location of a DUI case directly impacts the way things will turn out, but I find myself explaining this so often that I think it’s about time to look at it again.  This will be…
  • Mar 12

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2

    Ignition Interlock Violations and Hearings Before the Michigan Secretary of State – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began looking at ignition interlock violation hearings.  This is a 2-part article, and is 1 of 3 loosely related Michigan driver’s license restoration subjects: The first article examined the standard…
Rank this Week: 398

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/
  • Mar 24

    Do You Have to Keep Your Gun in the Trunk of Your Car? (PC 25140)

    Do You Have to Keep Your Gun in the Trunk of Your Car? (PC 25140)
    California gun laws are extremely complex and can be difficult to understand. You have the right to own firearms, but that doesn’t give you the right to take a gun wherever you please. A new California gun law answers one question…
  • Mar 20

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?
    The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you have been convicted of certain crimes, not only are you subject to California’s laws restricting gun possession,…
  • Mar 17

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)

    Your Murder Case Could Be Thrown Out if Police Don’t Record the Conversation (PC 859.5)
    In a fair criminal justice system, the guilty are punished and the innocent are set free. Unfortunately, our system is not always fair, and innocent people sometimes go to prison for crimes they did not commit. In 2015, 149 people were…
Rank this Week: 399

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 408

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: 411

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/
  • Feb 21

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction
    Fingerprint Evidence It is common for client’s to ask me about fingerprint evidence. I am often asked the following questions: Will the prosecution test evidence for fingerprints? What if my prints are on the item? Should we get out own…
  • Jan 31

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC
    Massachusetts Drub Lab Scandal The floodgates are now open to around 20,000 (twenty thousand) defendants whose convictions may have been tainted by Annie Dookhan’s corrupt, callous and criminal misconduct. On January 18, 2017 the…
  • Jan 17

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction
    Open and Gross Lewdness Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in Massachusetts is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 16. To convict someone of this crime the prosecuting attorney must prove the element of shock or alarm. This…
Rank this Week: 445

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing
    Christina M. Kerls won in State v. McCormick, No. 109,985 (Kan. Sept. 9, 2016), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sumner County rape prosecution. The KSC affirmed Mr. McCormick's convictions, but remanded for resentencing because the…
  • Aug 27

    October 2016 KSC docket

    October 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 24-27, 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…
  • Jul 9

    September 2016 KSC docket

    September 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 12-16, 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…
Rank this Week: 465