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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 24

    Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

    Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General
    Congress finally confirmed Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Sally Yates, nominated by Obama in December for the Deputy AG slot was also confirmed. Lynch is expected to be sworn in on Monday. Unfortunately, Lynch does not share…
  • Apr 24

    David Petraeus Sentenced to Probation for Misdemeanor

    David Petraeus Sentenced to Probation for Misdemeanor
    Ret. General David Petraeus was sentenced to two years probation yesterday for removing classified information and lying to the FBI about it. Petraeus, 62, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor count of unauthorized removal and…
  • Apr 24

    The Media's "Clinton Rules"

    The Media's "Clinton Rules"
    Pierce with a tour de force: It appears that the "exclusive" ratfking arrangement entered into by The New York Times and Washington Post has brought us all back to the Mena Airport again, and that it has done so by strict application of…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
  • Apr 22

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Freedom Lost: I pled guilty to a charge of sexual battery in 2001. The "alleged" crime was against a women I lived with and had…
  • Apr 22

    SC - Everyone not treated the same

    SC - Everyone not treated the same
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Steven: I was arrested in 2009 for touching a teenager while extremely intoxicated. No excuse but still it happened. It was never…
Rank this Week: 6

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Constance Kanary, 52, Toledo, Ohio, is the subject of a two-count indictment charging her with participating a fraudulent home loan modification conspiracy. The defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit…
  • Apr 22

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Johnny Gutierrez, 50, Stafford, Virginia, a former loan officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States pleaded guilty in federal court for accepting more than $78,000 in bribes in return for recommending the…
  • Apr 21

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mario Coniglione, 51, Staten Island, New York, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. to seven years in a New Jersey state prison for stealing more than  $187,000 from a pair of…
Rank this Week: 8

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: 32

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: 33

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/
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
  • Apr 23

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Jennifer Steinhauer, NYTimes, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General After Long Delay Michael S. Schmidt & Matt Apuzzo, NYTimes, David Petraeus Is Sentenced to Probation in Leak Investigation (esp)
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/
  • Apr 23

    Roundup: Court costs, innocence, reentry, and faulty forensic

    Roundup: Court costs, innocence, reentry, and faulty forensic
    There's so much happening at the Legislature so quickly right now, good and bad, that it's hardly worth writing about all the moving targets. Perhaps over the weekend there will be time for a more thorough review of where we stand. Meanwhile,…
  • Apr 21

    Slate of forfeiture reform bills heard, but not much moving and time is short

    Slate of forfeiture reform bills heard, but not much moving and time is short
    Quite an array of bills on asset forfeiture reform have been featured lately on the western side of the capitol, if not so much in the press. Rep. David Simpson's legislation to abolish civil forfeiture entirely was heard in House State…
  • Apr 20

    Waiting for Mr. Goodhart

    Waiting for Mr. Goodhart
    The Court of Criminal Appeals in November overturned Alfred Brown's capital murder conviction for allegedly shooting a Houston police officer "after the Harris County District Attorney's Office acknowledged it had withheld material evidence…
Rank this Week: 49

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 24

    Gruber on Provocation

    Gruber on Provocation
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted A Provocative Defense (103 California Law Review 273 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is common wisdom that the provocation defense is, quite simply, sexist. For decades,…
  • Apr 23

    Goldman on Using Social Media for Shaming Punishment

    Goldman on Using Social Media for Shaming Punishment
    Lauren Michelle Goldman has posted Trending Now: The Use of Social Media Websites in Public Shaming Punishments (American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note proposes that a social media shaming…
  • Apr 23

    Dubber on The Schizophrenic Jury

    Dubber on The Schizophrenic Jury
    Markus D. Dubber (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted The Schizophrenic Jury and Other Palladia of Liberty: A Critical Historical Analysis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The jury’s history is interestingly schizophrenic, even…
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 22

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s…
  • Apr 22

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media…
  • Apr 21

    Franklin County sheriff fined for refusing to allow sex offender on work release

    Franklin County sheriff fined for refusing to allow sex offender on work release
    4-21-15 Washington: Franklin County Sheriff Jim Raymond was fined $100 after refusing to allow a sex offender into work release. Raymond said the jail’s rules for work release do not allow sex offenders to take part in the program. But…
Rank this Week: 62

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 22

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened
    In 2013, Nevada enacted an anti-SLAPP law… something all states should have, but only 28 do (and those laws vary in quality). SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It’s basically the type…
  • Apr 21

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit
    It’s taken more than five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to dispose of the frivolous and unethical lawsuit Medifast Inc. (aka Take Shape For Life) and their dishonest attorneys filed against Tracy Coenen and Sequence Inc.…
  • Apr 20

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo
    Frauds committed by employees can have devastating effects on businesses. The company’s finances suffer, employee morale may drop, and the company’s reputation could be affected by negative publicity. Following the investigation…
Rank this Week: 73

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
Rank this Week: 131

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 24

    The Dialogue About Dialogue, Or Why It Makes You Feel “Unsafe” (Update)

    The Dialogue About Dialogue, Or Why It Makes You Feel “Unsafe” (Update)
    At Volokh Conspiracy, David Bernstein asked a good question: Where and when did this “makes me feel unsafe” thing start? Sorry for being so loud about it, but like asking for clear definitions of misused words, it’s a…
  • Apr 24

    The Underbelly of Legal “Technicalities”

    The Underbelly of Legal “Technicalities”
    There was fury, outrage and anger. It proved every nutjob’s conspiracy theory true, and the emptiness of the American legal system.  Sharpen your pitchforks and light your torches, as this was the final straw.  But then…
  • Apr 23

    The Long And Winding Answer

    The Long And Winding Answer
    The jury found Barry Bonds’ non-responsive answer to a question put to him in the grand jury to be obstructionist, and convicted him under 18 U.S.C. § 1503 for Obstruction of Justice.  In a brief per curiam opinion, the Ninth…
Rank this Week: 137

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 23

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!
    Censorship is a growing problem, and in fact the biggest threat to free speech in the U.S. is not from the government, it's from private actors. Imagine you learn that someone has committed a crime or engaged in other harmful conduct. You…
  • Apr 16

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax
    In yesterday's comprehensive #GamerGate article I observed, "Any idiot or troll could say, 'I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate.'" Today that happened. A troll made a nasty remark to Anita Sarkeesian in the #GamerGate…
  • Apr 14

    What is #GamerGate?

    What is #GamerGate?
    #GamerGate is a consumer revolt concerned with ethics in journalism. (The # is in front of GamerGate as #GamerGate is a hash tag people post to on Twitter.) As you might imagine, journalists do not enjoy being accused of corruption, and…
Rank this Week: 156

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
  • Apr 23

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial
    Contributed by Amnesty USA’s Angola Country Specialist Paula Paixao. Amnesty is urging the Angolan government drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. Rafael’s work is seen as a potential threat to the…
  • Apr 22

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa
    We are Filimbi. We are Lucha. We are Balai Citoyen. We are Y en a marre. We use our voices and whistles for democracy, not weapons. We are not plotters. We are not terrorists. We are young African activists!
  • Apr 21

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture
    Take a minute to imagine this. You are taken from your home in the middle of the day, blindfolded and shackled on a plane, then taken to a place you’ve never seen before. Here, you are subjected to some of … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 160

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: 169

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: 178

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    CLIENT NEEDS COUNSEL

    CLIENT NEEDS COUNSEL
    Running the most widely read, most popular, and if we may so humbly say, most well written legal blog in South Florida, we are often approached (via e-mail) with requests from attorneys to advertise or otherwise associate themselves with this…
  • Apr 21

    THE RETURN OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT

    THE RETURN OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT
    In Rodriguez v. United States,  the redoubtable Ruth Bader Ginsberg, writing for an unusual  6-3 majority, held that a delay of seven to eight minutes after a traffic stop was concluded for the purposes of holding the driver until a…
  • Apr 20

    PAROLE

    PAROLE
    Is it time to reconsider parole? Florida, like most states, used to have a system of parole, where sentenced inmates could earn an early release with good behavior in prison. The people released early were monitored as if they were on…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Apr 22

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861
    Texas Senate Bill 344: By: Huffman S.B. No. 344 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: … Continue reading…
  • Apr 19

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery
    In 2010 D is charged with communicating through a commercial online service in a sexually explicit manner with a minor under Section 33.021(b) of the Texas Penal Code. He is convicted in 2011 and put on probation, which he complies…
  • Apr 15

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa
    That’s a cop allowing a girl to get out of a minor-in-possession ticket by winning a game of rock-paper-scissors. Here‘s Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas’s take: Gaas says he found out about the incident last…
Rank this Week: 200

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 22

    Crash near Caldwell sends one to hospital

    Crash near Caldwell sends one to hospital
    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.,…
  • Apr 21

    Final Update: Crash US26 at milepost 176

    Final Update: Crash US26 at milepost 176
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Apr 21

    Crash US26 at milepost 176

    Crash US26 at milepost 176
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 217

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 23

    Those meant for trial work will feel invigorated rather than exhausted by the battle.

    Those meant for trial work will feel invigorated rather than exhausted by the battle.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     A recent online law firm article points out that…
  • Apr 19

    The Underdog blog turns 9 today. Happy 420.

    The Underdog blog turns 9 today. Happy 420.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Today, Underdog turned nine…
  • Apr 18

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.

    On creating the space, flow, and enjoyment for people to succeed.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     Success for my clients requires my not only…
Rank this Week: 227

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 12

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million

    Government moves against testing laboratories, settles with two for $48 million
    On April 9, the Department of Justice announced that it was settling kickback allegations with two cardiovascular disease testing laboratories, and was intervening in qui tam suits against two others and against three individuals for similar…
  • Mar 13

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million

    Export-Import Bank lender settles False Claims Act allegations for $3.8 million
    On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that Miami-based Hencorp Becstone Capital, LC had agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle civil charges, brought by two whistleblowers, that the firm submitted false documents for…
  • Mar 11

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million

    Committee member of National Quality Forum settles False Claims Act case, paying $1 million
    On March 2, the Department of Justice announced that a Laguna Beach, California-based physician, Dr. Charles Denham, had agreed to pay $1 million to settle civil claims that he accepted kickbacks from CareFusion, Inc., to recommend the use of…
Rank this Week: 250

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.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/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 283

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet
    After Francis Shivers was convicted of “violating a restraining order and electronically distributing a harassing message” in violation of, respectively, California Penal Code  §§273.6(a) and 653.2(a), he…
  • Apr 22

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking
    This post is much shorter than most of my posts because the opinion it examines is relatively short.  As I explain below, though, the post incorporates excerpts from a very long blog post which is the primary focus of the opinion this…
  • Apr 20

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware
    As this press release explains, in May of 2014 a federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York returned a five-count indictment against Alex Yücel, which charged him with two counts of…
Rank this Week: 285

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

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

    Case o' The Week: Mail Theft Defendant hit with Murphy's Law - Gonzalez Becerra and Guideline Mail Theft Victim

    Case o' The Week: Mail Theft Defendant hit with Murphy's Law - Gonzalez Becerra and Guideline Mail Theft Victim
     No monetary loss, no fraud guideline victim? No dice.United States v. Gonzalez Becerra, 2015 WL 1637864 (9thCir. Apr. 14, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by visiting 10th Senior Circuit Judge Michael Murphy, joined…
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095…

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095 (Christen with Noonan and Fletcher) ---  The statements of defense counsel during a plea colloquy, with only the defendant's assent, cannot be used in a modified categorical analysis under Descamps…
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113…

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113 (Gettleman, DJ, with Gould and Kleinfeld) ---  The government gets to weigh in on a revocation sentence, just like it does at the initial sentencing hearing. Here, the court sentenced the…
Rank this Week: 289

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 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
Rank this Week: 315

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/
  • Apr 23

    Delaware Chancery Awards Investors $171 Million

    Delaware Chancery Awards Investors $171 Million
    On April 20, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued a decision awarding $171 million in damages to the common unitholders of a limited partnership against its general partner in connection with a “dropdown” transaction. …
  • Apr 21

    Internal Investigations: Do No Harm

    Internal Investigations: Do No Harm
    Internal investigations are an ever-present challenge for companies. They can involve virtually any topic and arise in myriad ways.  Embezzlement, accounting improprieties, bribery, and financial statement adjustments can all lead to a…
  • Apr 14

    Remote Tippees Beware: Even if the DOJ Can’t Reach You After Newman, The SEC Can

    Remote Tippees Beware: Even if the DOJ Can’t Reach You After Newman, The SEC Can
    The fall-out from the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Newman continued last week in SEC v. Payton, when Southern District of New York Judge Jed S. Rakoff denied a motion to dismiss an SEC civil enforcement action against two Read…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 325

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: 352

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 23

    Nobody's Said It Better

    Nobody's Said It Better
    April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day (also known as the International Day of the Book).  It's organized by UNESCO to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce…
  • Apr 23

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent
    This seems to be the argument.The buck stops here, so I take responsibility.But it's everyone else who's supposed to tell me what to do.And then I tell them to do it.But they don't properly tell me what to do.And I don't actually tell them to…
  • Apr 21

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI
    "Stunned the legal community"?  Really?Well, yeah.  I suppose.  Maybe the mergers and acquisitions guys.  Beyond that?  Only for the saying of it.Oh, sorry.  You have no idea what I'm talking about.  I was…
Rank this Week: 354

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Priorities for the New Attorney General

    Priorities for the New Attorney General
    The Crime Report is published daily by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  It includes investigative articles by a number or veteran crime reporters, plus…
  • Apr 23

    Why We Have the Death Penalty, Vol. MMM

    Why We Have the Death Penalty, Vol. MMM
    I wrote a few days ago to emphasize an item it might have been easy to miss in the News Scan.  I do so again today.  My reason for both entries is the same:  They give concrete examples of why...
  • Apr 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Medical Pot Law Dies In Florida:   The effort to pass a medical marijuana law during the current legislative session has "gone up in smoke" according to this story (registration required) by Bradenton Herald reporter Michael…
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • Apr 22

    MASSACHUSETTS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE DEFENSE OF CONSENT

    MASSACHUSETTS SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE DEFENSE OF CONSENT
    In my last posting, we discussed Emmanuel Bile and his conviction in the rape trial that had just ended. After the sentencing hearing, Mr. Bile was sentenced to serve eight to ten years in Massachusetts State Prison. The complainant addressed…
  • Apr 8

    PITTSFIELD JURY TRIAL OF UMASS AMHERST RAPE SUSPECTS ENDS IN CONVICTION

    PITTSFIELD JURY TRIAL OF UMASS AMHERST RAPE SUSPECTS ENDS IN CONVICTION
    We have had a number of discussions about how schools (primarily colleges) grapple with the allegations of sex crimes. Some of the “new” and “improved” solutions have boarded on the ludicrous in my experienced opinion,…
  • Mar 25

    ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION? WHAT PRISON SENTENCES SHOULD YOU BE FACING?

    ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION? WHAT PRISON SENTENCES SHOULD YOU BE FACING?
    Last week, we began discussing the issue of mandatory minimum prison sentences in drug cases. The Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court himself has come out in favor of abolishing the statutes containing these penalties.…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 374

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: 379

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/
  • Apr 27

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)
    As a Michigan criminal and DUI lawyer, the whole notion of "probation" fills a good part of each of my workdays. This article will concentrate on what happens when things don't go as planned, and you wind up facing a...
  • Apr 24

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal
    This is a trick title, because there is no quick and/or easy way to win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. In my role as a license restoration lawyer concentrating in license reinstatement and clearance appeals, I have learned…
  • Apr 20

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer with a practice that concentrates exclusively in the Metro-Detroit area, I handle a lot of 2nd offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) cases. If you're facing an OWI 2nd charge, the first concern you have is...
Rank this Week: 391

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: 392

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/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 413

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 461

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: 485