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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/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top). What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 18

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute
    Why did it take Denver Police officers more than 15 minutes to arrive at the home of Kristine Kirk? She was dead by the time they got there. She spent her last 13 minutes of life on the phone with 911. Kirk called 911 at 9:31 pm. She grew…
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc
    Chelsea Clinton announced today she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. Hillary and Bill are of course, excited. Hillary tweeted: “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!” The new addition to the…
Rank this Week: 8

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 20

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment
    As reported via this entry at Mediate, last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie connected drug sentencing reform to another social issue frequently stressed by Republican officials and politicians. Here are the interesting details: New…
  • Apr 18

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
Rank this Week: 12

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development
    Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns. The defendant was also…
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
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/
  • Apr 18

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge
    The Nebraska Supreme Court ruling in State v. Ryan is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Supreme Court rejects Michael Ryan death penalty challenge," is by Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected…
  • Apr 18

    News Coverage From New Hampshire

    News Coverage From New Hampshire
    "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," is the New York Times report by Katharine Q. Seelye. In a tie vote, the New Hampshire Senate deadlocked Thursday on whether to repeal the death...
  • Apr 17

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield
    Andrew Cohen writes, "Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days," of the Week. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate,...
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: 39

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

By Stetson University Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
  • Apr 8

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement

    NYU Conference - Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement
    I had the privilege of being at an NYU Conference titled, Deterring Corporate Crime: Effective Principles for Corporate Enforcement. Hats off to Professor Jennifer Arlen for bringing together folks with some different perspectives on…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Apr 20

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail
    State Sen. Rodney Ellis and Texas Civil Right Project chief James Harrington recently wrote a letter to the Harris County Budget and Management Office suggesting alternatives to incarceration to avoid continuous requests for variances from…
  • Apr 16

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge
    In the wake of Monday's public hearing on the topic, I was interviewed this afternoon on Texas Public Radio's KSTX out of San Antonio along with Ana Yañez Correa of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and John Hawkins from the Texas…
  • Apr 16

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'
    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) this week sent me the consultant's report regarding what would be required for Texas' adult prisons to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, a document I requested under the open records…
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/
  • Apr 20

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 679 Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges' Views on Allocution in Sentencing Mark W. Bennett and Ira P. Robbins U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"
    From The New York Times: PRETORIA, South Africa — Before the murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said his decision would counter the notion that South...
  • Apr 19

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"
    This story is at FindLaw. In part: When the officers on "Cops" arrest most of their suspects, the circumstances leading up to the arrest are out in public. However, in order to avoid unlawfully appropriating the images of those…
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/
  • Apr 17

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program
    Isn't there a child's fable about "Crying Wolf" when there is none? 4-18-2014 Texas: A Houston state senator is calling for an investigation into a program that puts high-risk sex offenders in supervised homes in neighborhoods,…
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
Rank this Week: 70

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
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 84

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
  • Nov 18

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

    “More Americans ditch their passports”
    CNN Money on November 14, 2013 released the following: By Lynnley Browning “FORTUNE — Time to dump your American passport — and with it, presumably, your bothersome U.S. tax bill. The reason, international tax lawyers say,…
  • Oct 3

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 151

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 20

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive
    Amongst lawyers, there isn’t much talk of Avvo anymore. Way back when, Avvo was not merely an upstart challenging the hegemony of Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyer ratings, which were utterly meaningless to anyone outside of the…
  • Apr 20

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?
    A continuing issue with the police is that they take care of their own, meaning that the rules they apply to the rest of us, often with far more force than can possibly be justified, don’t apply to them.  Yet, the Gothamist offers…
  • Apr 19

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?
    In response to the question of why, Nebraska Senior District Court Judge Richard Kopf provided a candid and detailed answer.  His answer consists of nine points, delivered with his usual aplomb and sense of humor, and with…
Rank this Week: 173

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: 176

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
Rank this Week: 192

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 31

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
    I couldn’t find the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure online in HTML format—only in PDF format—so I created them. You’re welcome. Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for…
  • Mar 26

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency
    From Scott Ehlers at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office: The Harris County Public Defender’s Office received a grant from the Department of Justice to establish the Future Appointed Counsel Training Program (FACT) for new…
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Decolletage

    The Ethics of Decolletage
    My Three Commandments of Criminal-Defense Ethics: I. Thou shalt not break the law. II. Thou shalt put thine client’s interests above all else. III. There will be times when (I) and (II) seem to clash; at those times thou shalt ……
Rank this Week: 208

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 211

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 225

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 19

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.

    Underdog is eight years old. Happy 420.
    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  Today, April 20,…
  • Apr 17

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.

    Engaging with clients in the place where they are, even if on a roller coaster.
    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  One of my favorite…
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    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…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Apr 20

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Update - Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 20

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer

    Semi Crash Blocks I15 Near Hamer
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa
    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.,…
Rank this Week: 231

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 266

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
Rank this Week: 282

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: 287

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387…

    US v. Emmett, No. 13-50387 (4-17-14)(Nelson with Paez; dissent by Nguyen).  The district court denied defendant's motion for early termination of SR for failing to adequately explain why the court denied the motion.  There was no…
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: 299

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 313

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
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Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Neff Reviews Cohan

    Neff Reviews Cohan
    Today’s N&Ocontains a devastating review of the Cohan book penned by Joe Neff, who did more reporting (and broke more stories) on the criminal side of the case than anyone.The review isn’t long, and I’d urge people to…
  • Apr 18

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson
    Well beyond his odd arguments, William D. Cohan has distinguished himself through a highly unusual editorial strategy. In many cases relying solely on the word of a convicted liar (often presented second- or even third-hand), Cohan allowed…
  • Apr 17

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour, this time stepping slightly outside his ideological comfort zone to appear on Michael Smerconish’s radio show. (Excerpt here; full broadcast available at siriusxm.) Cohan expressed…
Rank this Week: 346

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/
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
Rank this Week: 357

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: 358

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: 359

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 28

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win

    The cost of a Michigan Driver's License Restoration/Clearance Guaranteed win
    In one of my recent driver's license restoration articles, I described the mixed blessing of my office receiving so many calls inquiring about hiring me for a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. I noted that, to my dismay, lots…
  • Mar 24

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration for Women
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer with over 23 years' experience, it has long been the case that women are a significant part of my client base. In a recent conversation, however, I was reminded of some of the...
  • Mar 21

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Time and Effort Guarantees Win
    In order to win a Michigan driver's license restoration case, you have to invest a lot of time. As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I guarantee that I'll win each case I take, by only accepting cases for people...
Rank this Week: 369

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...
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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 19

    NSA Surveillance

    NSA Surveillance
    There are numerous questions about NSA surveillance:  How much is going on, what information does it actually capture, are government officials telling us the truth, has it helped us capture or kill terrorists, and is the erosion of…
  • Apr 19

    Pot Tourism

    Pot Tourism
    As expected, Colorado's legalization of marijuana is producing an influx of tourists.  College student Levy Pongi, 19, traveled with friends from Wyoming to Denver to try it.  He jumped to his death from a hotel balcony.  AP…
  • Apr 18

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality
    Pro-criminal interest groups and academics are constantly admonishing us that we should use "evidence-based sentencing."  The problem is that they don't want consideration of what any normal person would consider "evidence."…
Rank this Week: 384

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)
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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/
  • Apr 16

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police
    The experienced traffic attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain five things you should, and shouldn't do if you are pulled over by a police officer.
  • Apr 14

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera
    Many California drivers have attempted to appeal their red light ticket in court. Soon the courts will decide whether or not red light tickets will be admissible or not throughout the entire state.
  • Apr 11

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?
    Last week Hollywood actor James Franco flirted with a 17 year old through the social media app, Instagram. What would be the consequences of his actions if they occurred in California?
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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: 465

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: 480

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: 517

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne

    Hard-50 statute ruled unconstitutional under Alleyne
    In State v. Soto, No. 106,306 (Kan. 2014), the KSC today ruled that Kansas' statutory procedure for imposing a hard-50 sentence as provided in K.S.A. 21-4635 violates the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as described in Alleyne v.…
  • Feb 22

    A View from the Trenche

    A View from the Trenche
    After handling criminal defense appeals for the last several years, I recently transferred to a public defender office.  This move will involve being at the courthouse on a daily basis.  Naturally, that…
  • Dec 26

    Exoneration through persistence

    Exoneration through persistence
    Here is an article on a recent win by Michael Whalen.  Mr. Swenson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in Sedgwick County in June 2000.  After a long, long procedural history, in February 2010, the Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 528

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 546