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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/
  • Sep 2

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    I'm obviously still focused on ISIS and the Middle East. And, it's almost time for Senor de los Cielos, which is in its final weeks. For those of you following other news (or entertainment), here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[…
  • Sep 2

    U.S. Increases Military Personnel in Baghdad

    U.S. Increases Military Personnel in Baghdad
    The Pentagon announced today Obama has authorized sending 350 more military personnel to Baghdad to secure the embassy. This builds upon previous embassy security deployments announced on June 15 and June 30 and will bring the total…
  • Sep 2

    British Hostage David Cawthorne Haine

    British Hostage David Cawthorne Haine
    British hostage David Cawthorne Haines, threatened by ISIS in the execution video of Steven Soltoff, is a foreign aid worker and former soldier. He reportedly was kidnapped on March 12, 2013 near the Atmeh refugee camp in Idlib, Syria. It…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 8

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Members Of ‘CDC Investments’ Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced

    Members Of ‘CDC Investments’ Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced
    Fox17court GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Six of seven defendants indicted in connection with a CDC Investments mortgage scheme were sentenced this week. U.S. Attorney Pat Miles along with U.S. District Judge J. Jonke
  • Sep 2

    Mon and Son Sentenced for Forging Documents to Obtain Mortgage

    Mon and Son Sentenced for Forging Documents to Obtain Mortgage
    Charlette Henderson, 42, and her son Lanikein Henderson, 25, both of Brandon, Mississippi, have been sentenced in Mobile County, Alabama, for residential mortgage fraud. Charlette received a 48 month suspended sentence, while her son…
  • Sep 2

    Jury Convicts Straw Buyer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Straw Buyer of Mortgage Fraud
    Anna Sorokina Kuzmenko, 33, Sacramento, California, was convicted by a federal jury after a nine-day trial of two counts of wire fraud in a mortgage fraud scheme for her role in acting as a straw buyer for two loans. The trial was held before…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 2

    "A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion"

    "A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion"
    The provocative title of this post is the title of this provocative new article available via SSRN and authored by (former federal prosecutor) Mark W. Osler and (current federal judge) Mark W. Bennett. Here is the abstract: Numbers don’t…
  • Sep 2

    Another drug sentencing sign of these political times in Massachusett

    Another drug sentencing sign of these political times in Massachusett
    This local article from Massachusetts, headlined "Candidates back reform of drug sentencing guidelines," provides more evidence that political candidates these days appear much more likely to support repeal or reform of severe drug…
  • Sep 2

    Noting the halting of executions in Mississippi ... and nationwide in nearly all state

    Noting the halting of executions in Mississippi ... and nationwide in nearly all state
    This local AP article, headlined "Mississippi may be on death row execution hiatus," reports on modern capital punishment practical realities that exist in the majority of US jurisdictions these days. Here are the details from the…
Rank this Week: 14

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 2

    More on the Indiana Case of Michael Overstreet

    More on the Indiana Case of Michael Overstreet
    "Judge to decide if Michael Overstreet is competent to be executed," is by Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star. Convicted killer Michael Dean Overstreet, likely the next Indiana death row inmate in line to be executed, will be in court...
  • Sep 2

    What the Botched Executions Mean to Other State

    What the Botched Executions Mean to Other State
    The Sunday South Bend Tribune reported, "What do recent botched executions mean for death penalty?" by Bob Blake. It's a lengthy article examining Indiana's death penalty. In Indiana, there are currently 13 inmates — all men — on…
  • Sep 2

    Scott Turow Speaks with Bloomberg Law

    Scott Turow Speaks with Bloomberg Law
    "Bloomberg Law: Author Scott Turow on the Death Penalty," is the audio conversation. You can listen at the link. Renowned author Scott Turow, a former federal prosecutor and a partner at Dentons, discusses recent challenges to the death…
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: 30

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: 37

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/
  • Aug 31

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation
    The New York Times had an interesting article this week by Steven Davidoff Solomon entitled “Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing.” The piece centers on the recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court in the case…
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
Rank this Week: 45

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Court: Texas cops can access cell-phone location data without a warrant

    Court: Texas cops can access cell-phone location data without a warrant
    Texas' Fourth Court of Appeals in San San Antonio recently ruled that police are not required to obtain a warrant to acquire cell-site location data from a service provider because of the Third Party doctrine.As the prosecutors' association's…
  • Sep 2

    'National Grits for Breakfast Day'? Celebrate!

    'National Grits for Breakfast Day'? Celebrate!
    Apparently, today is National Grits for Breakfast Day! Who'da thought?One might have assumed they'd have waited until the tenth anniversary of this blog's first post, which is coming up in early October, but I can't argue with the sentiment.…
  • Sep 2

    Nanny-State Alert: Austin bans hand-held phone use while driving

    Nanny-State Alert: Austin bans hand-held phone use while driving
    The Austin City Council banned talking on a hand-held cell phone driving, not just texting, despite evidence from states which have enacted similar bans that such laws don't reduce accidents. Reported KEYE-TV (8/29):California may be a good…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Barkow on Clemency

    Barkow on Clemency
    Rachel E. Barkow (New York University School of Law) has posted Clemency and the Unitary Executive on SSRN. Here is the abstract: President Obama’s use of enforcement discretion to achieve important domestic policy initiatives – including…
  • Sep 2

    "Camden Turns Around With New Police Force"

    "Camden Turns Around With New Police Force"
    From The New York Times: But mostly, the police have changed their culture. Officers have been moved from desk jobs and squad cars onto walking beats, in what Chief J. Scott Thomson likens to a political campaign to overcome years...
  • Sep 1

    "The criminalisation of American business"

    "The criminalisation of American business"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy links to and excerpts this article from The Economist. From the excerpt: Who runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The…
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/
  • Sep 1

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email
    This is no more than harassment, vigilantism uncalled for, the State issued no such a notice no more than him being placed on the registry (Public Notified), accordingly there is no law requiring further dissemination of information. See…
  • Sep 1

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison
    ANy conviction in this matter is a miscarriage of justice; the man followed the spirit of the law and police instructions. 9-1-2014 Virginia: Although it may have seemed innocent enough, picking up his 13-yearold stepson from Salem Church…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge
    It is amazing that a man with his obvious background knowledge of the Internet actually believed that the ToR system could protect his activities. Clearly he needs serious help with his addiction. 8-30-2014 National: As the acting…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Aug 27

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method
    Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert…
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 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 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

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

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 152

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 2

    Apparently, You Can Make This Stuff Up

    Apparently, You Can Make This Stuff Up
    Having served as chair of a very active amicus committee for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers years ago, it became clear how amicus could use its platform to bring issues and arguments to the fore that the parties…
  • Sep 2

    Why No Camera?

    Why No Camera?
    It’s not always easy to get the public to adopt extant technology into their mindset, but one piece of equipment appears to be proving far easier to embrace than others: cameras.  This may be a result of a television mentality,…
  • Sep 1

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret
    The bullet that struck Hofstra student Andrea Rebello and took her life was a tragedy, but it also set in motion a series of excuses designed to obfuscate what happened and shift blame away from the officer who pulled the trigger at all…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 162

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
  • Aug 30

    Who “Disappears”?

    Who “Disappears”?
    On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, it is not enough to just highlight names and stories. These four cases show why -- and how -- people must speak out in the face of silence.
  • Aug 29

    Three Steps to Achieve a Lasting Peace in Israel and Gaza

    Three Steps to Achieve a Lasting Peace in Israel and Gaza
    The truce between Israel and the Palestinians will be meaningless if it is not built solidly upon three basic human rights.
  • Aug 21

    Syria is a Dangerous Place for Journalists – But Here’s Why We Need Them There

    Syria is a Dangerous Place for Journalists – But Here’s Why We Need Them There
    News organizations have pulled back their reporters, and those that remain are being more cautious in their travels. But the consequences are significant.
Rank this Week: 189

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    THE END OF SUMMER-WHO REALLY WANTS TO BE A JUDGE?

    THE END OF SUMMER-WHO REALLY WANTS TO BE A JUDGE?
    Well, Summer is over. We had a busy one. How was yours? So now we enter that 75 day  period when everyone is available to try case. Come the middle of November and Thanksgiving starts intruding on people's availability to try cases.…
  • Aug 28

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE
    Within two years he lost one of the closest presidential elections in history and then went on to get trounced in the race for governor of California. No politician could come back from two consecutive crushing defeats.  A lucrative…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
Rank this Week: 191

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/
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
  • Aug 28

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.
    When I saw this Polygon post last month, about how Twitter “gives so little attention to the now-routine harassment experienced by so many members of the service” because “it drives engagement,” I thought,…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action
    Here’s a survey of what’s going on in Texas with regard to the First Amendment in criminal cases: Texas Penal Code Section 33.021(b) (online solicitation by explicit communication) was held unconstitutional by the Texas Court of…
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/
  • Sep 2

    **Final Update** Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction

    **Final Update** Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction
    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…
  • Sep 2

    **Update**Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction

    **Update**Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction
    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…
  • Sep 2

    Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction

    Two Vehicle Crash On I15 near the I15 and I86 Junction
    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: 218

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: 222

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/underdog/
  • Aug 31

    Remember people and their labors every day- 2014.

    Remember people and their labors every day- 2014.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Aug 26

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.

    Staying connected to why I attended law school in the first place.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com     Law school…
  • Aug 25

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.

    Musical chairs of calendaring criminal trials.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 226

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Sep 2

    From Google to Tolstoy Bot: Should the First Amendment Protect Speech Generated by Algorithms?

    From Google to Tolstoy Bot: Should the First Amendment Protect Speech Generated by Algorithms?
    Stuart Minor Benjamin, Algorithms and Speech, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1445 (2013), available at SSRN.Margot KaminskiInformation, increasingly, is everywhere. Machines gather information, process it, and automatically communicate it, often in terms…
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
Rank this Week: 269

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    The iPad, the Wake and Aggravated Burglary

    The iPad, the Wake and Aggravated Burglary
    After a jury convicted Jeremy Jones Davis of “aggravated burglary and theft”, he appealed, “alleging the evidence was insufficient as a matter of law.”  State v. Davis, 2014 WL 3928597 (Court of Criminal Appeals…
  • Aug 29

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution

    Text Messages, Hearsay and Attempting to Promote Prostitution
    After John Elwood Causey, Jr. was convicted of “attempting to promote prostitution” in violation of Oregon Revised Statutes § 167.012(1)(d)”, he appealed.  State v. Causey, 2014 WL 4100645 (Court of Appeals of…
  • Aug 27

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment

    Child Molestation, Dropbox and the 4th Amendment
    After “a bench trial on stipulated facts” in the Superior Court of Pima County, Michael Pharis was convicted of seven counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of fifteen, two counts of child molestation, and seven…
Rank this Week: 280

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 282

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 294

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: 307

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/
  • Aug 16

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William
    Guest post by Heidi Pie AronsonBreast cancer used to be a shameful secret. Now everybody knows what a pink ribbon stands for. It’s less well-known that green ribbons signify depression awareness, along with Lyme Disease and pedestrian…
  • Aug 8

    Jewish Offensive

    Jewish Offensive
    Many of my oldest and dearest friends who have a deeper and far more personal connection than I to Israel and its People, have been writing and posting links not simply in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas' terrorist…
  • Aug 3

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk
    Previewing a declassified report that concludes that the prior Administration used techniques on terrorism suspects that amounted to torture, President Obama conceded that "we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some…
Rank this Week: 331

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: 347

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/
  • Aug 29

    Ferguson and Spokeo

    Ferguson and Spokeo
    Rejecting the notion, floated by some so-called "progressives" and members of the Congressional Black Caucus that we need a Police Czar to prevent what happened to Michael Brown.  Or maybe what happened afterwards.  You know, to…
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Aug 28

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE
    Do you think you have been having a bad week? Well, you are invited to compare yours to that of 43-year-old Jose Luis Tejada (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) of Lawrence. As the third anniversary of his shooting his girlfriend and…
  • Aug 12

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
    Last week, Dedham police officer Michael Schoener (hereinafter, the “Defendant”), 40, was in court. No, not in the seats reserved for police officers waiting to testify…in the defendant’s seat waiting to be…
  • Aug 6

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on
    Two Saturdays ago at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, amidst a roaring crowd, the permeating smell of alcohol, the blazing lights and the blasting sounds of country music singer Keith Urban, a 17-year-old girl endured a painful traumatic…
Rank this Week: 359

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: 364

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The Zombie Defense

    The Zombie Defense
    Park Dietz & Associates, forensic psychology experts, have an email newsletter.  The current issue has an article on Ambien:The "Ambien Defense" has been getting a lot of press in 2014.  Sometimes called the "Zombie Defense,"…
  • Sep 2

    Boston's Growing Murder Problem

    Boston's Growing Murder Problem
    Since finishing up my time interning with the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation I have moved back to Boston to begin my final year at Suffolk University Law School. While back here I am a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3.03...
  • Sep 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Ohio High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man convicted of murdering a woman four years ago.  Kathleen Maloney of WKYC News reports that Jeremiah Jackson was convicted of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Aug 29

    Michigan DUI Lawyer - Examples of Succe

    Michigan DUI Lawyer - Examples of Succe
    This article will be about the great results I produced in the 4 DUI cases I handled this past week. On my website and within the numerous DUI articles on this blog, I examine and explain almost every aspect of...
  • Aug 25

    The keys to Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record

    The keys to Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record
    The last 2 out-of-state driver's license restoration articles on this blog have been about obtaining the clearance of a Michigan hold upon a person's driving record in order to obtain or renew a non-Michigan license. In this article, I…
  • Aug 22

    Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record - Pick your Battle

    Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record - Pick your Battle
    This article was inspired and suggested by Ann, my senior assistant, after an exhausting day on the phone with several out-of-state callers upset about a Secretary of State hold that the state of Michigan has placed on their driving…
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: 384

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: 399

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/
  • Aug 29

    Do You Have to “Friend” Your Probation Officer?

    Do You Have to “Friend” Your Probation Officer?
    Probation officers in California can now use social media to track and monitor you if you are on probation. Do you think this is a reasonable law?
  • Aug 27

    California’s New Cybercrime Law

    California’s New Cybercrime Law
    As technology continues to become more advanced, new laws are required to be put into effect in order to protect our citizens. Do you think the government is doing enough to prevent cybercrime in California?
  • Aug 25

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration

    State Budget Prioritizes Rehabilitation over Incarceration
    California governor Jerry Brown recently signed a new state budget that is prioritizing rehabilitation for criminal offenders rather than sending them back to jail.
Rank this Week: 401

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: 403

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: 405

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: 430

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 508

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

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

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

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

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

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

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
Rank this Week: 519