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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/
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Congratulations to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child. I don't get why so many people are trashing him for having a child at age 73. He's got more energy than most people half his age and will probably live long enough to…
  • Dec 8

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy
    From Jesse Berney in Rolling Stone, An American Tragedy on what we know about Donald Trump: We know he's inexperienced and ignorant enough to cause genuine harm to America's interests....We know he doesn't understand or care about... [[…
  • Dec 7

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul
    British photojournalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie is still alive. ISIS released a new video today of him in Mosul. He asks why the coalition forces are bombing Mosul's bridges when the only people affected are residents -- the ISIS…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme
    Bruce Lewis, 65, Jacqueline Graham, 47, Anthony Vigna, 59, Rocco Cermele, 54, and Paula Guadagno, 58, were indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud in connection with a debt-elimination scheme…
  • Dec 1

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed
    Stevie McDonald, 42, Winter Haven, Florida, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for bank fraud related to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. As part of his sentence, the Court ordered him to pay restitution to J.P. Morgan…
  • Dec 1

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 7

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 28

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 7

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review
    On August 11, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit issued an 124 page opinion in U.S. v. Clay. Review of this decision in the 11th Circuit was denied. So now the case is likely to be teed up on a Petition for...
  • Dec 6

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?
    As co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here, the Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Salman v. United States resolving an issue related to insider trading. But is the law really clear now, as some claim (see here)? It would appear...
  • Dec 6

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading
    Salman is in. Newman is out. Justice Alito writes the opinion for an 8-0 Court. Here is the opinion in Salman v. United States. (wisenberg)
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/
  • Dec 8

    Just Liberty

    Just Liberty
    Since I left the Innocence Project of Texas at the end of last year, I've been working with a bipartisan group of conservative and liberal allies toward the creation of a new organization aimed at building grassroots power in Texas for…
  • Dec 7

    Roundup: Jean Valjean at Christmastime and other storie

    Roundup: Jean Valjean at Christmastime and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which haven't made it into individual Grits posts during a busy week but which merit readers' attention:Draconian enhancements based on decades-old offensesThanks to "enhancements" based on felonies committed two…
  • Dec 6

    Burton files bill to end Class C arrests like Sandra Bland'

    Burton files bill to end Class C arrests like Sandra Bland'
    Texas State Sen. Konni Burton today filed SB 271, which would eliminate most arrests for Class C misdemeanors like the one that triggered Sandra Bland's arrest, incarceration, and ultimate demise. As Grits emphasized over the weekend speaking…
Rank this Week: 47

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program
    12-8-16 Colorado: The Colorado Department of Corrections has several gaps in its behavioral health programs that need addressing, a state audit revealed Tuesday. The department’s mental-health and sex-offender programs were lacking on…
  • Dec 8

    New sex offender rules stalled

    New sex offender rules stalled
    12-8-16 Michigan: LANSING – Passage seems increasingly unlikely for a bill that would limit the places registered sex offenders can work and was inspired by the discovery that sex offenders worked at a Lansing nonprofit that serves victims…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader
    A Little Extra for the Older Folk
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/
  • Dec 8

    Resnik et al. on Solitary Confinement

    Resnik et al. on Solitary Confinement
    Judith Resnik, Anna VanCleave, Kristen Bell, Olevia Boykin, Corey Guilmette, Tashiana Hudson, Diana Li, Joseph Meyers, Hava Mirell, Skylar Albertson, Alison Gifford, Jessica Purcell and Bonnie Posick (Yale University - Law School, Yale…
  • Dec 8

    Epps on Adversarial Asymmetry in the Criminal Proce

    Epps on Adversarial Asymmetry in the Criminal Proce
    Daniel Epps (Washington University in St. Louis) has posted Adversarial Asymmetry in the Criminal Process (New York University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 4, p. 762, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is a common lament that prosecutors...
  • Dec 7

    Huq on The Predicates of Military Detention

    Huq on The Predicates of Military Detention
    Aziz Z. Huq (University of Chicago - Law School) has posted The Predicates of Military Detention at Guantánamo: The Role of Individual Acts and Affiliations (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 52

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Dec 8

    Divorce and Child Support: Income Available for Support

    Divorce and Child Support: Income Available for Support
    When calculating child support or alimony obligations, “income available for support” is an important concept. In this video, Tracy talks about some of the issues that may arise when evaluating income.
  • Dec 5

    LuLaRoe Review: Bad “Business”

    LuLaRoe Review: Bad “Business”
    LuLaRoe leggings have become popular, and therefore the multi-level marketing (MLM) “business” of LuLaRoe has taken off. I’ve said over and over that multi-level marketing is not a business because more than 99% of…
  • Dec 1

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)
    Winning a case against an auditing firm when there is a sizeable fraud (such as the Koss Corp. embezzlement) or the collapse of a Ponzi scheme (such as the Bernie Madoff case) is not easy. Simply because there is a fraud, a business failure,…
Rank this Week: 66

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 8

    Israel To BDS: Complain All You Want, But Not Here

    Israel To BDS: Complain All You Want, But Not Here
    At Turley’s blog, he writes of Israeli Interior Minister, Aryeh Dery’s, decision not to allow entry to an advocate of the BDS movement. For the first time, Israel has denied entry to a prominent traveler due to her part…
  • Dec 8

    Judges Of A Lesser God

    Judges Of A Lesser God
    This was a surprise. Linda Greenhouse, despite her many years of writing about law and courts, her position as a lecturer at Yale Law School following her retirement as legal pundit at the New York Times, apparently had an epiphany. The…
  • Dec 7

    The American Bar Association, 1878-2016

    The American Bar Association, 1878-2016
    The president of the American Bar Association, Linda Klein, whose slogan was “Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice,” has announced its demise. The ABA hasn’t aged well. It’s been taken over by the fragile, the…
Rank this Week: 113

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
Rank this Week: 119

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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

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: 123

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: 126

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Dec 5

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED
    Richard Rorty, a philosopher and author, died in 2007. In 1998 Rorty wrote a book entitled "Achieving Our Country."At the turn of the century, Rorty was concerned about the marginalization of the American working class, a condition he…
  • Dec 4

    NFL WEEK 13

    NFL WEEK 13
    SURVIVOR POOLDown goes De La O- an ill-timed pick of the Big Easy Saints  sent the respected jurist and rumoured favourite down in week 13. But well played Judge De La O. Well played indeed. Luvey and Lew marched on with a Packers…
  • Dec 1

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed…
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/
  • Nov 28

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea
     Scott Greenfield has a visceral reaction to mindfulness for lawyers: being ‘in the moment’ is for idiots. I find Scott’s reaction more than a bit bizarre: While there are apparently charlatans selling a feel-good…
  • Nov 21

    Is Your Mind Set?

    Is Your Mind Set?
    Karl went to the store to buy a set of tools to fix his car. Only when he got home did he discover that all of the wrenches were SAE instead of metric. Discouraged, he walked back toward the store. On … Continue reading →
  • Nov 10

    Prophecy

    Prophecy
    Donald Trump will keep his campaign promises just like he keeps promises in business: only as and when it continues to suit his interests. The wall will not be built unless Trump invests in the Mexican ladder industry, in which ……
Rank this Week: 204

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Dec 7

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    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.,…
  • Dec 7

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    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.,…
  • Dec 6

    Fatality Crash I84 Milepost 202 - West of Burley

    Fatality Crash I84 Milepost 202 - West of Burley
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000 Fax (208) 324-7897 For Immediate Release: 12/06/2016 3:10 pm Please direct questions to the District Office On Monday, December 5, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 212

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof
    Three years ago or so, I was waiting my turn to check in for my annual visit to a United States Supreme Court oral argument. There in front of me was David Bruck, a giant in a modest man's clothing and visage who greeted me gently and warmly…
  • Dec 7

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge
    Human nature leads jurors to look to the trial judge for reassurance, comfort and guidance, in the midst of warring lawyers, legalese, and witnesses running from the dull to interesting to incomprehensible and everything in between.
  • Dec 6

    First Amendment, insider trading, and convictions for gifting insider information to relative

    First Amendment, insider trading, and convictions for gifting insider information to relative
    An insider trading conviction is risked merely for gifting insider information to a close family member, without proof of expecting a financial return. The Supreme Court unanimously confirmed that today. Salman v. United States.
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…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 227

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 229

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 247

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

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

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Dec 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
Rank this Week: 269

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475…

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475 (12-5-16)(Hurwitz w/Rawlinson; dissent by Kleinfeld).  The 9th affirmed suppression of a statement given after Miranda rights were invoked.  The defendant was arrested for murder and…
  • Dec 4

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft
    “Keepin’ it real” just got easier, in the Ninth (unfortunately).  United States v. John Doe, 2016 WL 6958647 (9thCir. Nov. 29, 2016), decision available here.Players: Decision by visiting Sr. District Judge Garbis, D.…
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
Rank this Week: 283

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder
    I am very slowly working my way through the five steps of grieving (see Five Stages of Trump), mostly still toggling between denial and anger.  It is impossible to move forward when every day brings a new trigger -- another trifecta…
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
  • Nov 30

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
Rank this Week: 285

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Williams, 2016 WL 7041629 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that “[b]efore us is the defendant's interlocutory appeal from the…
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
Rank this Week: 286

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 8

    115th Congress Senators, Do the Nuclear Option Right

    115th Congress Senators, Do the Nuclear Option Right
    There is a right way and a wrong way to invoke the "nuclear option" to eliminate the filibuster or to limit the topics on which it may be used.  There is a lawful way and a lawless way.  Harry Reid...
  • Dec 8

    The Plea Bargain Effect in Practice

    The Plea Bargain Effect in Practice
    Last week in Stockton, California, a plea bargain was reached in one of the most notorious cases in recent years, a bank robbery in which the robbers took hostages, one of whom was killed.  Roger Phillips reports for the Record:[Paul]...
  • Dec 7

    BJS Data: Property Offenders Nearly as Likely as Violent Offenders to Commit Violent Offenses After Release

    BJS Data: Property Offenders Nearly as Likely as Violent Offenders to Commit Violent Offenses After Release
    An implicit assumption in the outcry for releasing "nonviolent offenders" is that criminals specialize, and a person in prison for, say, burglary, is no more likely to commit a violent crime than regular law-abiding people are.  Last…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 332

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: 333

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: 334

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/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

    Better Angels My A
    Lincoln, at his first inaugural, spoke of healing of the nation's wounds.We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory,…
  • Nov 28

    This Won't End Well

    This Won't End Well
    It is too often true in the trenches of criminal defense that if our clients were good at making decisions they wouldn't be our clients.Case in point:  Dylan Roof.  Charged with killing 9 African Americans at the Emanuel…
  • Nov 28

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 352

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/
  • Dec 8

    Will a Criminal Background Check Uncover an OUI? A Conviction for Petty Theft? My Credit History?

    Will a Criminal Background Check Uncover an OUI? A Conviction for Petty Theft? My Credit History?
    Background checks are widely used by employers during the pre-employment screening process in Massachusetts and across the country. Depending on the type of background check used, it can show everything from the level of education…
  • Dec 7

    Gun Charges in Massachusett

    Gun Charges in Massachusett
    In Massachusetts, getting charged with a firearms or weapons offense is serious business. MA is exceedingly tough when it comes to gun laws. This is for obvious reasons; misuse of guns can quickly and easily lead to serious injuries and…
  • Dec 6

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime
    Oh the weather outside is frightful…and so is the nationwide uptick in crime during the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be a surprise. Most holiday crimes are related to theft or excessive alcohol. Theft is often a result of a…
Rank this Week: 364

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: 386

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/
  • Nov 25

    Michigan Drunk Driving – The Making of a 2nd Offense DUI Lawyer

    Michigan Drunk Driving – The Making of a 2nd Offense DUI Lawyer
    A rather large chunk of my DUI practice involves handling 2nd offense cases.  Although I have written about this subject in the past, a meeting with a new client last week reaffirmed the reason why I seem to get a disproportionate number…
  • Nov 21

    The Status of your Michigan Driver’s License Right After a DUI Arrest

    The Status of your Michigan Driver’s License Right After a DUI Arrest
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer, I frequently find myself answering questions about what will happen to a person’s driver’s license as a result of a drunk driving case.  In this article, I want to shift the focus from what will…
  • Nov 18

    Michigan Driver’s License hold Requires Clearance in Different State

    Michigan Driver’s License hold Requires Clearance in Different State
    In my practice as a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer, nearly half of my clients are people who need a clearance of a Michigan hold on their driving records because they now live out of state.  In the old days (whenever…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Nov 30

    Can Police Use Stingrays to Take Information from Your Cellphone?

    Can Police Use Stingrays to Take Information from Your Cellphone?
    When you use your cellphone, you probably expect the information on it to stay private. You certainly don’t think that others will be able to access your private messages, account information and location unless you let them. However,…
  • Nov 28

    Food For Thought: How Selling Food Can Put You in Hot Water (HS 114381)

    Food For Thought: How Selling Food Can Put You in Hot Water (HS 114381)
    Mariza Ruelas only wanted a recipe for a cake. Now, the single mother of six faces a year in county jail.1 According to the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office, Ruelas and several others belonging to a Facebook group frequently broke…
  • Nov 23

    Can Police Scan Your Credit Card?

    Can Police Scan Your Credit Card?
    Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for pretty much anything. Many of us don’t think twice about handing our credit card over the counter to make a quick purchase or using it to buy something online. Those plastic cards can come in…
Rank this Week: 399

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: 409

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Oct 5

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel
    Larceny and Shoplifting Cases I cannot even begin to put a number to the amount of calls I get from people bullied by store security personnel into confessing to crimes they did not commit. The scenario is always the same. Either a patron or…
  • Aug 30

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?
    No FID Card and the Danger of Reporting a Stolen Firearm This is not an uncommon story. Someone from out of state comes to Massachusetts. They bring with them a firearm lawfully purchased and possessed in another state. They don’t know…
  • Aug 23

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing
    You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing About two months ago I was contacted by a woman who received notice for clerk magistrate hearing charging her with assault and battery on a pregnant person. After discussing the case it became…
Rank this Week: 445

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

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

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing

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

    October 2016 KSC docket

    October 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 24-27, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Jul 9

    September 2016 KSC docket

    September 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 12-16, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend…
Rank this Week: 464