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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/
  • Jun 29

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Who is behind the attack at the airport in Turkey? Many signs point to ISIS, but they haven't taken credit. Here's why they may not claim credit. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has filed two temporary writs of amparo against extradition…
  • Jun 28

    Institutionalists v. "Insurrectionists"

    Institutionalists v. "Insurrectionists"
    Today on Kagro in the Morning, in the midst of a discussion with David Waldman on the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt (PDF) (discussion begins (begins at 46 minute mark of the discussion linked…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction
    The Supreme Court ruled today that a Texas law limiting access to abortions was unconstitutional: The Supreme Court’s 5 to 3 decision ruled unconstitutional a 2013 Texas law that required all abortion providers to meet ambulatory…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Clear Title, Sell House, Plead Guilty

    Clear Title, Sell House, Plead Guilty
    Veronica Washington was charged by information in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. According to the information, Washinton purchased residential real estate at 123…
  • Jun 29

    Fraudulent Documents Basis of Vermont Indictment

    Fraudulent Documents Basis of Vermont Indictment
    Alison Gu, a/k/a “Alison Ling,” “Ally Koo,” “Ai J. Chen,” “Ai Jen Chen,” “Ai Chen,” “Jing Shao,” “Yijing Gu,” “Yijing Lin,” “Alison Yi…
  • Jun 29

    Former Pastor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

    Former Pastor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
    Nelson Cristiano Machado, Jr. 50, Bradenton, Florida, was found guilty of three counts of wire fraud by a federal jury. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each count. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 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: 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/
  • Jun 29

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I received the McDonnell decision with mixed feelings. Initially, I was happy for my colleague Hank Asbill, one of the nation's top criminal defense attorneys, for a great victory. Asbill and his co-counsel litigated this case the…
  • Jun 28

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping
    McDonnell v. United States and Arthur Andersen v. United States are remarkably similar Supreme Court reversals. In both cases, aggressive federal prosecutors pushed obviously dubious jury instructions on all-too-willing federal district…
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
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/
  • Jun 29

    Ideas for diverting people with mental illness from the criminal justice system

    Ideas for diverting people with mental illness from the criminal justice system
    With the 85th Texas legislative session fast approaching, the House Select Committee on Mental Health continues to discuss the challenges of meeting growing demand for mental health services in the state.  But any effort to improve…
  • Jun 29

    On the need to measure (and limit) prosecutor discretion

    On the need to measure (and limit) prosecutor discretion
    Grits has been thinking quite a bit about Prof. John Pfaff's observations that we don't have a lot of data about prosecutors' functions, and what might be done about it. So I was delighted to discover this relatively new academic paper…
  • Jun 28

    Exoneration commission document

    Exoneration commission document
    There's a Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission meeting today. See the agenda and check out these supporting documents:Meeting BookAppendixMedia File
Rank this Week: 47

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 29

    Lain on Death Row

    Lain on Death Row
    Corinna Lain (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Death Row, Calls for Indifference, and Redemption of the Soul (77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, an invited response to...
  • Jun 29

    Vazquez on Habeas as Forum Allocation

    Vazquez on Habeas as Forum Allocation
    Carlos Manuel Vazquez (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Habeas as Forum Allocation: A New Synthesis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The scope of habeas relief for state prisoners, especially during the decades before the Supreme…
  • Jun 29

    Morse on Neuroscientific Evidence

    Morse on Neuroscientific Evidence
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Actions Speak Louder Than Images: The Use of Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Cases (Journal of Law and the Biosciences, pp. 1–7, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 52

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 54

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jun 29

    Prevent Fraud: Look for These Warning Sign

    Prevent Fraud: Look for These Warning Sign
    When attempting to prevent corporate fraud, management must be aware of the warning signs and be willing to identify operational risk factors and implement effective solutions to the problems. Operational red flags are among the most…
  • Jun 23

    The True Cost of Fraud

    The True Cost of Fraud
    When we think of on-the-job fraud, we tend to think in extremes. One extreme is the teenage punk with orange hair and a nose ring, and he’s stealing cash out of the register or letting his friends have free chips and soda. The other…
  • Jun 21

    Consequences of Bankruptcy Fraud

    Consequences of Bankruptcy Fraud
    Tracy Coenen talks about what could happen if a debtor commits fraud during the bankruptcy process. The potential consequences include the denial of discharge of debts, bankruptcy cannot be filed for the same debts again, exempt property…
Rank this Week: 66

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 29

    The Other Starbucks Lawyer

    The Other Starbucks Lawyer
    For a long time, the “Starbucks lawyer” has been a running joke, a notion promoted by Future of Law types who contend that having a brick-and-mortar office is so 20th Century, and cool kids with a laptop can practice law from…
  • Jun 29

    Dinner With Bob McDonnell

    Dinner With Bob McDonnell
    A friend who was elected to a moderately low level position told me that a politician was a person you would never invite to dinner but for holding office. “Invite to dinner” is code around here for a person with no…
  • Jun 28

    The ABA Can’t Be Trusted

    The ABA Can’t Be Trusted
    Somebody has to accredit law schools, and that job has long fallen to the American Bar Association. It makes sense, on the one hand, to put the job in the hands of an organization that was once the guardian of professional competency. It…
Rank this Week: 118

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 119

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
  • Jun 29

    3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It

    3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It
    Amnesty International is calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council – here’s why. 1. Crackdown on activists Saudi Arabia has continued a sweeping crackdown on human rights activists. All of the…
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean
    For many people around the world, their most direct contact with the United States is through the operations of American corporations. So it is in our interest that these companies respect human rights.
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
Rank this Week: 124

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

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

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

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

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

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

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 125

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: 135

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/
  • Jun 28

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND

    SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND
    There was a shooting at a bar named Grumpys. So naturally, famed (and often Grumpy) Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Alex Michaels has the case.Here is the link to the video of the shooting, courtesy of the Miami Herald and David…
  • Jun 27

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED

    MCDONNELL CONVICTION OVERTURNED
    The United States Supreme Court (motto: "eight is enough") unanimously overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.This conviction always troubled us. We had some very tangential contact with the defense- and the…
  • Jun 24

    BREXIT

    BREXIT
     Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[ last for a thousand years, men and woman will still say, This was NOT their finest hour.First, some local…
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/
  • Jun 14

    2016.018 Why It’s Time to Repeal the First Amendment

    2016.018 Why It’s Time to Repeal the First Amendment
    I teach the Constitution for a living. I revere the document when it is used to further social justice and make our country a more inclusive one. I admire the Founders for establishing a representative democracy that has survived for ……
  • Jun 13

    2016.017: I’m The Asshole the Robs Deserve

    2016.017: I’m The Asshole the Robs Deserve
    “Rob” commented: An investment banker closing a factory that has been a small town’s economic lifeblood and shipping those jobs off to Indonesia is creating value for the shareholders, and thus doing what is ethical and…
  • Jun 8

    2016.016: Jill Filipovic Makes Readers Stupider

    2016.016: Jill Filipovic Makes Readers Stupider
    When someone writing for a popular website says: Before I was a journalist full-time, I was a lawyer. I didn’t do criminal defense work, but I am the daughter of a public defender, and the friend, former classmate, and former ……
Rank this Week: 203

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Law Enforcement in the Magic Valley Targets Impaired Driving With Enhanced Patrols for the July 4th Holiday

    Law Enforcement in the Magic Valley Targets Impaired Driving With Enhanced Patrols for the July 4th Holiday
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 6/29/16 at 3:25 p.m. JEROME - While Idahoans will celebrate…
  • Jun 29

    Stolen Vehicle and Drug Possession Arrest

    Stolen Vehicle and Drug Possession Arrest
    On June 28th at 3:53 PM, the Idaho State Police located a vehicle travelling westbound on I90 just east of the Coeur d'Alene city limits that was reported stolen out of Montana. Troopers stopped the vehicle at the Mobil Gas Station on…
  • Jun 29

    Stolen Vehicle and Drug posession arrest

    Stolen Vehicle and Drug posession arrest
    The Idaho State Police located a vehicle travelling westbound on I90 just east of the Coeur d'Alene city limits that was reported stolen out of Montana. Troopers stopped the vehicle at the Mobil Station on Sherman Ave. With the assistance…
Rank this Week: 211

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: 223

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: 226

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: 227

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 234

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 248

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: 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/
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
  • Jun 27

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution

    Star Wars, Science Fiction and the Constitution
    Cass R. Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars (2016).Ilya SominCass Sunstein is one of America’s leading legal scholars. Both his work generally and his book about Star Wars specifically have attracted enormous attention from both…
Rank this Week: 266

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    United States v. Grovo, Nos. 15-30016,…

    United States v. Grovo, Nos. 15-30016, 15-30027 (Fisher with Watford and Walter (W.D. La.) --- The Ninth Circuit affirmed convictions for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise under 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(g) and conspiracy to advertize…
  • Jun 26

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Goes Generic - Cisneros and Categorical Analysis of Oregon Prior

    Case o' The Week: The Ninth Goes Generic - Cisneros and Categorical Analysis of Oregon Prior
     Just another “generic” decision (happily!)United States v. Cisneros, 2016 WL 3435389 (9thCir. June 22, 2016), decision available here. The Hon. Judge N.R. SmithPlayers: Decision by Judge N.R. Smith, joined by Judges Goodwin…
  • Jun 23

    Two rulings in favor of criminal…

    Two rulings in favor of criminal defendants today, both involving issues that follow in the wake of Johnson v. United States, 135. S. Ct. 2551 (2015). [Ed. note: I (Keith Hilzendeger) represent the petitioner in the second case…
Rank this Week: 284

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Jun 23

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold

    More Than A "PR Problem" -- How The Mets Can Ethically Bring Jose Reyes Back Into The Fold
    In 2006, the Mets were one pitch away -- albeit, a nasty, possibly unhittable Adam Wainwright curveball (that Carlos Beltran watched for strike three with the bases loaded, but I digress) -- from making the World Series.  That…
  • Jun 21

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court

    Four Words For Why Clinton Must Defeat Trump: The Fucking Supreme Court
    "SCOTUS too important to lose for generations."  -- a tweet from Republican National Chairman and obvious anagram Reince Priebus It is pretty simple.  Do you want the Supreme Court to overturn Citizens United or Roe v. Wade? …
  • Jun 15

    Passion For Justice

    Passion For Justice
    Quin Denvir, a long-time criminal defense attorney -- with significant stints as the State Public Defender and the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California -- embodied the zealous advocate, representing countless…
Rank this Week: 290

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 29

    Equal Access to Justice, Loretta Lynch Style

    Equal Access to Justice, Loretta Lynch Style
    It came out today that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a private, unscheduled meeting with Bill Clinton, the husband of the subject of an ongoing criminal FBI investigation into the improper handling of classified emails.Question:  If…
  • Jun 29

    The future of implied consent to DUI testing in California

    The future of implied consent to DUI testing in California
    All fifty states utilize implied consent laws to require motorists arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence ("DUI") to submit to a chemical test to determine the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in her/her system.  The blood…
  • Jun 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CA County to Begin its First Death Penalty Trial in Years:  Jury selection is in its third week in Contra Costa County's first death penalty trial in years.  Nate Gartrell of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Darnell…
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Jun 29

    New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threat

    New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threat
    On June 2, 2016, the SEC announced the appointment of Christopher Hetner as Senior Advisor to the Chair for Cybersecurity Policy.  Hetner, who was formerly the Cybersecurity Lead for the Technology Control Program within the SEC’s…
  • Jun 22

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Peers in Preserving SEC’s Home Court Advantage

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Peers in Preserving SEC’s Home Court Advantage
    After four failed attempts at persuading federal appellate courts to hear constitutional challenges to SEC administrative courts, it is increasingly clear that defendants in SEC in-house proceedings will not be able to pursue an early out…
  • Jun 21

    The Whistle Blows Again: SEC Pays Second Largest Whistleblower Bounty Award

    The Whistle Blows Again: SEC Pays Second Largest Whistleblower Bounty Award
    On June 9, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC”) awarded the second largest whistleblower bounty – $17 million – granted under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules to date.  Previously, the highest…
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: 336

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: 345

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/
  • Jun 27

    A Helluva Town

    A Helluva Town
    Maybe it's different in New York.  I don't know.  I haven't lived in The City (that's Manhattan to you folks not from there, but then I never lived in any other part of New York City -or New York State, for that matter) since -…
  • May 31

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window

    Let He Who Is Without Sin Sell the First Window
    They used to call them penitentiaries because they were to be places where folks did penance.  The judicial system's version of purgatory.  Do time.Study on the error of your ways.Come out rehabilitated.Fuck that shit.  We call…
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
Rank this Week: 353

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 362

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: 389

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – No Halfway to Winning

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – No Halfway to Winning
    In my role as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, I have a staff that knows more about driver’s license appeals than most lawyers ever will.  I’m not kidding about this, either.  My senior assistant and…
  • Jun 24

    What to do (not do) After a Michigan DUI Arrest

    What to do (not do) After a Michigan DUI Arrest
    Soon after a DUI arrest, upon a person’s release, a lot of things happen.  As a Michigan DUI lawyer, I am familiar with the emotional and the “what’s next?” stress that follows someone’s release from…
  • Jun 20

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Avoid the Four Corners of Failure

    Michigan Driver’s License Restoration – Avoid the Four Corners of Failure
    There are lots of reasons why a person can lose a Michigan driver’s license restoration or clearance case, but there are 4 very common reasons that I’d like to explore in this article.  These things most often happen when…
Rank this Week: 395

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/
  • Jun 29

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Recently, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made those laws more strict. The court declared that California counties have the right to deny applications for…
  • Jun 17

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack
    It is against the law to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle while in public under California Penal Code Section 25850.1 But what exactly does “on your person” mean? The definition of “on your…
  • Jun 10

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?
    Every weekday, you send your children off to school, trusting that they will behave themselves, and if they misbehave, the school’s administration will notify you immediately. What you may not know is that in many cases when a minor is…
Rank this Week: 401

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

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

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

    District court judge debate videos available

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

    Oral argument mp3's available

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

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

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

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 423

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: 459

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

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

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Jan 9

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car
    Shannon Crane won in State v. Reed, No. 113,576 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015), affirming Judge Rose's suppression order in a Reno County drug prosecution. Judge Rose found the following facts:Defendant was handcuffed and at the rear of his…
  • Jan 9

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 476