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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/
  • Aug 21

    Sunday Night Open Thread

    Sunday Night Open Thread
    The Olympics are closing tonight. I liked the women's gymnastics but really didn't care for the constant and annoying chatter by the female anchors, or the hyperventilating male anchors (on swimming) on NBC, so I didn't watch much else... [[…
  • Aug 20

    Trump's Many Failure

    Trump's Many Failure
    Vanity Fair reports on Trump's campaign, which has morphed from free-fall to the hospice phase: As Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes summed up Bannon’s appointment: “Trump’s campaign has now entered the Hospice Phase.…
  • Aug 20

    Mexican Media Report El Chapo's Son Freed, Back in Sinaloa

    Mexican Media Report El Chapo's Son Freed, Back in Sinaloa
    Riodoce reported this morning it has confirmed that Alfredo Guzman-Salazar, son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera and the other five men kidnapped at La Leche Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta have been freed and are back in Sinaloa. Alfredo and…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Indictment Alleges Servicer Diversion of Borrower Payment

    Indictment Alleges Servicer Diversion of Borrower Payment
    Robert Pena, 67, the president and founder of the now-defunct mortgage company, Mortgage Security, Inc. (MSI), a Falmouth, Massachusetts mortgage company was indicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges in connection with and alleged…
  • Aug 15

    Indictment for Fake Mortgage Release

    Indictment for Fake Mortgage Release
    David Tyrone Johnson, 48, Washington, D.C. was indicted on charges that he conspired to commit bank fraud and other crimes arising from a real estate scheme involving a forged mortgage satisfaction document. Johnson was named in a…
  • Aug 15

    Fake Law Firm Modification Scheme Nets Guilty Plea

    Fake Law Firm Modification Scheme Nets Guilty Plea
    Bryan D’Antonio, 50, Brea, California, pled guilty one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud related to his role as the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme that posed as…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 4

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

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

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

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

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

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

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 13

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: 12

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/
  • Aug 21

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?

    How much could local taxpayers save by eliminating arrests for petty misdemeanors?
    In Kentucky, legislators are facing a revanchist push by Democrats to overturn 2011 legislation passed by that Republican-controlled body to reduce incarceration levels in local jails. What interested Grits most, though was the remarkable…
  • Aug 21

    Texas Lege should decarcerate, close prisons to cut TDCJ budget

    Texas Lege should decarcerate, close prisons to cut TDCJ budget
    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released its legislative appropriations request last week, but declined to identify four percent of its budget to cut as demanded by legislative leadership, reported the Texas Tribune. Instead, they…
  • Aug 20

    Threats of death coerced false testimony in Waco innocence case

    Threats of death coerced false testimony in Waco innocence case
    A judge in Waco recommended granting a habeas corpus writ on "actual innocence" grounds in a case which demonstrates the risks of false convictions from plea bargaining and informant practices. A report from Tommy Witherspoon at the Waco…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 36

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/
  • Aug 23

    No Injuries in Two Vehicle Crash Near Downey

    No Injuries in Two Vehicle Crash Near Downey
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 23

    Injury Crash US95 at MP 240

    Injury Crash US95 at MP 240
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 23

    Injury crash on I84 near Meridian Road interchange.

    Injury crash on I84 near Meridian Road interchange.
    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: 41

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 23

    Fix-It-Fed

    Fix-It-Fed
    There are few jobs worse than being a member of Congress. One is being a New York City councilman.  At least a congressman gets to vote on laws that have an actual impact, even if they’re just one of 435 votes and have to spend…
  • Aug 23

    Battle Of The Sexe

    Battle Of The Sexe
    At a minute before midnight, Northern District of Texas Judge Reed O’Connor issued a decision in U.S. v. Texas shutting down implementation of the combined Department of Justice and Department of Education “Guidance”…
  • Aug 22

    WaPo Beats The 1st Amendment Strawman To Death

    WaPo Beats The 1st Amendment Strawman To Death
    In an editorial, the Washington Post has come out in favor of Rep. Jackie Speier’s federal revenge porn law. Like everyone else, they decry the harm that revenge porn, in its worst sense, can cause: Too often, people put explicit images…
Rank this Week: 51

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

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

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

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

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

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

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 52

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 57

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    End the private prison and jail industry

    End the private prison and jail industry
    Thanks to the Obama Administration for recently announcing movement towards favoring letting contracts with the federal Bureau of Prisons expire and not be renewed with private prisons. A president Hillary Clinton is more likely to keep that…
  • Aug 19

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor
    One approach to persuading prosecutors is to consider why they became a prosecutor in the first place. The word is out on the streets that if a lawyer wants to become a litigator with a prestigious large corporate law firm, one should buck to…
  • Aug 17

    More on persuasion- Keeping suffering in the offensive person’s corner

    More on persuasion- Keeping suffering in the offensive person’s corner
    Achieving and maintaining equanimity is critical in the courtroom battlefield and all battlefields. The challenges to powerful equanimity abound. When we recognize and remember that sh*t coming from others is coming from their own roller…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Aug 23

    Quinn on Post-Ferguson Social Engineering

    Quinn on Post-Ferguson Social Engineering
    Mae C. Quinn (MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis) has posted Post-Ferguson Social Engineering: Problem-Solving Justice or Just Posturing? (Howard Law Journal, 2016 Vol. 59 No. 3) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay - published on the…
  • Aug 23

    Goldbach on Sentencing Circle

    Goldbach on Sentencing Circle
    Toby S. Goldbach has posted Instrumentalizing the Expressive: Transplanting Sentencing Circles into the Canadian Criminal Trial (Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 25, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article…
  • Aug 23

    Swan on A Tort Law Alternative for Campus Sexual Assault

    Swan on A Tort Law Alternative for Campus Sexual Assault
    Sarah Lynnda Swan has posted Between Title IX and the Criminal Law: Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate (Kansas Law Review, Vol. 64, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the last few years, campus...
Rank this Week: 69

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: 72

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: 67

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?
    Early voting has started for the judicial elections. People are talking. There is a buzz...oh wait, that's the Judge Stan Blake Memorial WiFi which still doesn't work a damn (Blake was instrumental in getting the first wi-fi system…
  • Aug 21

    BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE STANFORD BLAKE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ......

    BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE STANFORD BLAKE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:To paraphrase a line from the infamous 1971 movie DIRTY HARRY .......... "You’ve got to ask yourself one question. DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?"For the past 22 years we have been very lucky. Thousands of…
  • Aug 16

    BRENNAN BROUHAHA

    BRENNAN BROUHAHA
    Update: Take our new Judge Brennan poll. This story was broken by David Ovalle of the Herald While angrily trying to boot her teen son’s drunk pals from her Key Largo home, police say a Miami judge used a metal pipe to smash…
Rank this Week: 77

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 79

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: 100

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer

    Massachusetts SJC Rules No Right to Counsel for Breathalyzer
    A reported question pre-trial was taken by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the matter of Commonwealth v. Timothea T. Neary-French as to whether the defendant had a right to an attorney prior to submitting to a breathalyzer test.…
  • Jun 23

    United States Supreme Court Throws a Wrench in “Attenuation Doctrine” in Search & Seizure Case

    United States Supreme Court Throws a Wrench in “Attenuation Doctrine” in Search & Seizure Case
    The United States Supreme Court, in a decision concerning the lawfulness of a stop and search of a man, founds grounds to justify the arrest of the person despite ruling that the police officer violated the man’s constitutional rights…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court Reverses Murder Conviction for Prosecutor Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

    Supreme Court Reverses Murder Conviction for Prosecutor Withholding Exculpatory Evidence
    The United States Supreme Court reversed the murder conviction of a Louisiana man and granted him a new trial, finding that the the prosecutor had withheld evidence that could have supported his defense at trial that could have cast doubt on…
Rank this Week: 112

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident
    Drinking and driving can result in a DUI accident. These tragic accidents can lead to fatalities that are devastating to everyone involved, especially the loved ones left behind. Death of a loved one in an accident is a huge loss to deal…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding the Different Types of Theft Charge

    Understanding the Different Types of Theft Charge
    Theft is one of the most common criminal charges that are charged. However, it is often called by many names. Theft, robbery, larceny, embezzlement, and fraud are just a few of the names associated with a theft charge. So, what is the…
  • Aug 10

    Dealing with a Forfeiture in Arizona

    Dealing with a Forfeiture in Arizona
    As unfair as it may sound, the government can confiscate property under criminal forfeiture or civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture is to seize property used in criminal activity, although charges have not been filed. When civil forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 140

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Trump Exposed

    Trump Exposed
    "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." -- Parks Department spokesperson Sam BiedermanThe statues of a grotesque, flabby, emasculated Trump that appeared in public spaces on Thursday in…
  • Aug 11

    The Devil And Daniel Murphy

    The Devil And Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy's historic playoff performance last year carried the Mets into the World Series.   In the Mets' 4-game sweep of the Cubs in the League Championship Series, Murph batted over .500, with four home runs, a…
  • Aug 9

    Donald Trump Is An American Monster

    Donald Trump Is An American Monster
    He "represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character that almost every country in the world has learned to fear and despise. . . . [He] is also America's answer to the monstrous Mr. Hyde. He speaks for the…
Rank this Week: 145

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 151

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 23

    Selecting Families for Presidential Consolation

    Selecting Families for Presidential Consolation
    The AP reports that President Obama today met with the family of Alton Sterling, a black man shot last month by Baton Rouge police.  The story mentions (in one sentence) that he also met with the families of the three...
  • Aug 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Seattle May Open Homeless Housing Allowing Heroin Use:  The creation of a safe-consumption site for addicts -- a supervised facility where an addict could obtain clean needles, anti-overdose medication, medical attention and treatment…
  • Aug 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Arrests Plunge in CA, Lowest on Record due to Prop 47:  California has just revealed its lowest arrest rate in state history and experts say it is the result of Proposition 47, the 2014 voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties…
Rank this Week: 196

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
  • Aug 22

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week
    Police throughout the state of Minnesota will be conducting a DUI crackdown over the next two weeks during the final stages of the “100 deadliest days on the roads” campaign. The 100 deadliest days campaign occurs each year…
  • Aug 17

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year
    Believe it or not, drunk driving has only been prosecuted in Minnesota for 105 years. The Minnesota legislature first made it illegal to “drive while in an intoxicated manner” in 1911, but the law has certainly evolved from there.…
Rank this Week: 195

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury

    Case o' The Week: Three times, no Brady - Harmon and Knowing Perjured Cooperator Testimony before Grand Jury
     What do you call a conviction of charges in an indictment obtained from the knowing presentation of perjurious snitch testimony before the grand jury? (Three times over!)  You call it, “affirmed.” United States v.…
  • Aug 19

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034…

    United States v. Harmon, No. 15-10034 (8-18-16)(Owen w/ Wallace & Nelson). A bad Mechanikcontrols this affirmance of money laundering convictions. Here, before the grand jury, the prosecutor's witness lied about receiving benefits for his…
  • Aug 18

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051…

    US v. Mendoza-Padilla, No. 15-10051 (8-16-16)(Tallman w/Clifton and Ikuta).The categorical approach visits Florida; specifically, whether manslaughter as defined by the Florida Supreme Court constitutes a "crime of violence" under 2L1.2. The…
Rank this Week: 184

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend

    “DUI Strike Force” Patrolling Wrigleyville this Weekend
    The Chicago Police Department’s “DUI Strike Force” will be patrolling Wrigleyville and Boystown from 7 P.M. on August 19 through 3 A.M. on August 20. According to the news release put out by the Chicago Police Department,…
  • Aug 1

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law

    New Changes to Illinois DUI-Cannabis Law
    Governor Rauner has signed into law a change to the Illinois DUI law involving driving while under the influence of cannabis (marijuana). Until this change, it was illegal to drive with any amount of cannabis in a person’s system. It…
  • Jul 26

    Vehicle Seizures Generate Revenue for Law Enforcement and Government

    Vehicle Seizures Generate Revenue for Law Enforcement and Government
    Under Illinois law, the state’s attorney may petition on behalf of a local law enforcement agency, for the seizure of an automotive vehicle when it is used in the commission of any serious felony crime. Whether the petition is granted…
Rank this Week: 188

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    UN asks Maldives to retain death penalty moratorium

    UN asks Maldives to retain death penalty moratorium
    Source: Time of India (10 August 2016)http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/UN-asks-Maldives-to-retain-death-penalty-moratorium/articleshow/53630372.cmsUNITED NATIONS: Voicing concern over recent developments pertaining to…
  • Aug 8

    Why executions in Indonesia must stop

    Why executions in Indonesia must stop
    Source: The Conversation (3 August 2016)http://theconversation.com/why-executions-in-indonesia-must-stop-63266Indonesia executed four prisoners on death row for drug offences early on Friday. Last week’s killings were the third round of…
  • Aug 8

    Indonesia will not abolish death penalty, says minister

    Indonesia will not abolish death penalty, says minister
    Source: Asia One (4 August 2016)http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indonesia-will-not-abolish-death-penalty-says-ministerJAKARTA - Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto has stressed that the government would not…
Rank this Week: 175

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST

    WOMAN SCORNED SOLICITS “RAPE FANTASIES” TO EX-BOYFRIENDS PREGNANT WIFE ON CRAIGSLIST
    Michelle Suzanne Hadley a 29 year old woman from Ontario California is charged with stalking among other crimes after she pretended to be her ex-boyfriends pregnant wife on craigslist, and responded to ads soliciting rape fantasies. Hadley…
  • Jul 20

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest

    Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrest
    The California Attorney General’s Office announced the indictment of six people involving the operation of a mortgage fraud scheme in Southern California. The individuals were charged with a total of 135 felony charges including…
  • Jun 30

    Penal Code Section 550

    Penal Code Section 550
    Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 205

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…
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Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Raising the Age of Juvenile Offenders in Michigan

    Raising the Age of Juvenile Offenders in Michigan
    Toward the end of April this year, what some have described as the “largest criminal justice reform package in U.S. history” was passed in the House, a package of bills that would mean 17-year-olds who allegedly commit certain…
  • Aug 12

    When You’re a Defendant in a Criminal Case, Always Be Prepared for the Unexpected

    When You’re a Defendant in a Criminal Case, Always Be Prepared for the Unexpected
    If you’re someone who has been arrested or is under investigation for a crime, you may decide you can represent yourself – or, you may believe your criminal defense attorney can provide you with an impenetrable defense. The fact…
  • Aug 5

    Michigan Criminal Lawyers Defending Clients Who May Not Be Truthful

    Michigan Criminal Lawyers Defending Clients Who May Not Be Truthful
    Let’s be honest here – all people tell lies, whether they have been accused of a crime or not.  We’re all human, however many people are curious as to if criminal defense lawyers represent clients who they know are…
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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: 247

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 22

    Supreme Court, Bronx County

    Supreme Court, Bronx County
    A Bronx Estate Litigation Lawyer said that, defendant-appellant moved pursuant to CPLR 510(1) to change the venue of the instant matter from Bronx County to Westchester County more than three years after the commencement of the action and…
  • Sep 17

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont

    Integrated Domestic Violence Court...cont
    This case raises two questions concerning application of the recently enacted Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), set forth at article 5-A of the Domestic Relations Law: (1) whether (as the father urges) title 3 of…
Rank this Week: 274

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 271

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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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
  • Aug 19

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  State v. Deitering, 2016 WL 4262976 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDouglas Deitering faced a second-degree burglary charge for…
  • Aug 17

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email

    The Subpoena, the Former Governor and the Email
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit:  In re Grand Jury Subpoena, JK-15-029, 2016 WL 3745541 (9th Circuit 2016). The opinion begins by explaining that thiscase arises in the midst of an…
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The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
  • Aug 11

    Preventing Fraud in a Law Practice: Active Partner Involvement

    Preventing Fraud in a Law Practice: Active Partner Involvement
    There are two inexpensive and simple steps that can be taken to provide more oversight for the disbursement function at a law office. First, a partner needs to be actively involved in the process of issuing checks and payments. It’s not…
Rank this Week: 433

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle

    Johnson Is Retroactive For Career Offender Determination, But Still Must Wait For Beckle
    The Sixth Circuit will authorize second or successive § 2255 petitions to address Johnson issues related to application of the career offender enhancement. In In re: Antonio D. Patrick, the Sixth Circuit found that Johnson announced a…
  • Aug 21

    Career Offender Clarification

    Career Offender Clarification
    Adult convictions, even if committed and obtained before a defendant is eighteen, may be used when determining career offender status. In U.S. v. Doxey, the Sixth Circuit (in a published opinion) joined the Fourth and Tenth Circuits in…
  • Jul 29

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle
    In today's opinion in In Re: Alford D. Embry, Judge Sutton notes the differing opinions on whether Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), applies to the Guidelines and whether it applies retroactively to the Guidelines. There is…
Rank this Week: 445

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 341

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 15

    Rules for Watching TV in the Car

    Rules for Watching TV in the Car
    Watching TV in the car is easier than ever with the use of portable devices or built-in DVD players, yet there are rules regarding who is allowed to be entertained by a movie while driving. Progression of watching TV in the car Before DVD…
  • Aug 10

    Utah Bicycle Law

    Utah Bicycle Law
    Some rules regarding Utah bicycle laws may be no-brainers while other rules or the lack of may surprise the average rider. Common sense laws There are some Utah bicycle laws that would be easy to avoid breaking as long as a person has just a…
  • Aug 1

    Felony Discharge of a Firearm – One Charge per Bullet

    Felony Discharge of a Firearm – One Charge per Bullet
    Two Utah residents are facing 17 counts of felony discharge of a firearm – one charge per bullet, for what authorities are calling a random shooting spree. Early morning shooting spree 20 year old Murray resident Joseph Villangrana and…
Rank this Week: 479

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Aug 11

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla

    2016.030: Voir Dire and Cross Examination in Dalla
    TCDLA has given me the go-ahead to tell you that if you sign up for the voir dire seminar (which I am directing) or the cross examination seminar (which I am not) in Dallas September 8–9 at the Sheraton Dallas … Continue reading…
  • Aug 4

    2016.029: Thank You

    2016.029: Thank You
    You may have noticed that I’ve added a widget to the right-hand column of “Cool Things I Really Like.” It’s stuff that I buy for myself, and can get more of if you use the links (or, with UberEats, the ……
  • Aug 2

    2016.028: Capital Murder and the Law of Parties in Texa

    2016.028: Capital Murder and the Law of Parties in Texa
    I wrote yesterday about Texas’s Law of Parties, and how it is different from Texas’s Felony-Murder Rule. An observant reader emailed to ask: What about Enmund  v Florida? An excellent question. In Enmund the U.S. Supreme…
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7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 8

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!
    US v. Brian Wilkozek, No. 15-1537. In 2003 Brian Wilkozek pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for his participation in a mortgage-fraud scheme. By the time the third-party lenders uncovered the scheme, all they could do was foreclose...
  • Jul 13

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!
    US v. Raymond Lambis, 15cr734 (SDNY, Judge Pauley, July 12, 2016). In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) conducted an investigation into an international drug-trafficking organization. As a part of that investigation,…
  • Jun 22

    28 U.S.C. § 455 - Judge's Failure to Recuse Himself Leads to REVERSAL

    28 U.S.C. § 455 - Judge's Failure to Recuse Himself Leads to REVERSAL
    US v. Jose Herrera-Valdez, No. 14-3534 Jose Gustavo Herrera-Valdez was prosecuted for illegal reentry after being deported. Before trial, he filed a motion to disqualify the District Court Judge from presiding over his prosecution because the…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 484

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 426