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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Night Open Thread

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

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy

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

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul
    British photojournalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie is still alive. ISIS released a new video today of him in Mosul. He asks why the coalition forces are bombing Mosul's bridges when the only people affected are residents -- the ISIS…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

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

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

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

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 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: 7

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

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program

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

    New sex offender rules stalled

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

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader
    A Little Extra for the Older Folk
Rank this Week: 58

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: 43

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: 53

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

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

    Just Liberty

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

    Roundup: Jean Valjean at Christmastime and other storie

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

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

    Burton files bill to end Class C arrests like Sandra Bland'
    Texas State Sen. Konni Burton today filed SB 271, which would eliminate most arrests for Class C misdemeanors like the one that triggered Sandra Bland's arrest, incarceration, and ultimate demise. As Grits emphasized over the weekend speaking…
Rank this Week: 89

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

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

    Divorce and Child Support: Income Available for Support

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

    LuLaRoe Review: Bad “Business”

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

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)
    Winning a case against an auditing firm when there is a sizeable fraud (such as the Koss Corp. embezzlement) or the collapse of a Ponzi scheme (such as the Bernie Madoff case) is not easy. Simply because there is a fraud, a business failure,…
Rank this Week: 73

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 3

    Better Angels My A

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

    This Won't End Well

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

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine

    There's No Business Like Justice Busine
    He's competent.  That is, and per the statutory language, he is able "to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him [and] to assist properly in his defense."So says the judge.  The guy was evaluated and…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 87

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

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

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

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?

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

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading
    Salman is in. Newman is out. Justice Alito writes the opinion for an 8-0 Court. Here is the opinion in Salman v. United States. (wisenberg)
Rank this Week: 128

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
  • Dec 3

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional
    This past September the Texas Fair Defense Project, the law firm of Susan Godfrey (Houston), and the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, Equal Justice Under Law, filed a class action civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in…
  • Dec 3

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death
    Sandra Bland was arrested for a minor traffic violation by a Texas state trooper in Waller County in July 2015. She was placed in the county jail. Three days later she was found hanging in her jail cell. This past… The post Racism and…
  • Nov 28

    Trump’s Fraud Allegations Don’t Stop at Trump U

    Trump’s Fraud Allegations Don’t Stop at Trump U
    Had our country elected Hillary Clinton, it would have made history. She would have been the first female president ever in the United States.   However, by electing Donald Trump, the country faced another moment in history: the first…
Rank this Week: 133

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: 122

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota
    When you (or someone you know) is facing a DWI charge, it can feel like your whole life just came to a screeching halt. All your life's plans, hopes, worries, and expectations suddenly take a backseat to this new, lurking monster that…
  • Nov 30

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense
    There are some things each of us simply cannot do.  We all know the famous saying:  I just can't do it, Captain, I don't have the power! All joking aside, the issue of physical inability is a serious topic in DWI cases.…
  • Nov 23

    Working With The Best DWI Lawyers In Minnesota: My Thanksgiving Gratitude

    Working With The Best DWI Lawyers In Minnesota: My Thanksgiving Gratitude
    With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it is nice to take a moment to think about what you are thankful for.  Like many, I am thankful for family, friends, and my health.  But there is another thing I am thankful for that is unique to me: I am…
Rank this Week: 127

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Nov 28

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea

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

    Is Your Mind Set?

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

    Prophecy

    Prophecy
    Donald Trump will keep his campaign promises just like he keeps promises in business: only as and when it continues to suit his interests. The wall will not be built unless Trump invests in the Mexican ladder industry, in which ……
Rank this Week: 167

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law. By Abdo Law Firm.

http://www.michigancriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Nov 22

    Father Winter Warning

    Father Winter Warning
    As the seasons begin to change again, we experience a decrease in temperature and an increase in safety hazards. Although winter can be a great time to experience the holidays and snowy weather, it can be a playground of accidents. This…
  • Nov 14

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall
    The fall season means the holidays are just around the corner and the weather is getting crisper by the day. The holidays can often mean that more vehicles will be on the roads at once. Heavier traffic and frustrated drivers can lead to…
  • Nov 9

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident
    When you have been in an auto accident that is someone else’s fault, it is a bad idea to talk to the other side’s insurance adjuster. Doing so can cause real problems for your claim outcome. Insurance adjusters know how to get…
Rank this Week: 157

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    FLORIDA VOTERS IN FAVOR OF MARIJUANA

    FLORIDA VOTERS IN FAVOR OF MARIJUANA
    FLORIDA AMENDMENT #2 TO EXPAND MEDICAL MARIJUANA GETS 71.3% OF VOTES Florida voters took to the polls on November 8, 2016, this last Tuesday to decide the heated political race for the white house.  In Florida, as in many states, there…
  • Sep 17

    CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTION EXAM INVALIDATED

    CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PROMOTION EXAM INVALIDATED
    PENDING PROMOTIONS PLACED ON HOLD The content of the most recent promotional exam administered to the approximately 70 Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies striving to make the rank of sergeant or lieutenant may have been leaked in…
  • Jun 3

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS

    THREE DUVAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AVOID SEX CASES BY PLEADING TO MISDEMEANORS
    Students Arrested Were 17, 18 and 19 Years of Age, Dodged a Sex Crime According to a report, three male students at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville were arrested in April for having sex with a female student on school grounds. …
Rank this Week: 146

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida
    The United States Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, 569 U. S. ___ (2013), acknowledged that exigent circumstances would rarely exist for DUI-related forced blood draws because of the technological “advances in the last 47 years…
  • Jul 12

    The Problem with USF DUI Checkpoint

    The Problem with USF DUI Checkpoint
    DUI Checkpoints are highly ineffective. On February 27, 2016, the University of South Florida Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint on 50th Street near the USF Catholic Student Center. According to Cpl. Scott Parker’s…
  • Jul 11

    Tampa Police DUI Checkpoint

    Tampa Police DUI Checkpoint
      We recently obtained the operational plan to the low manpower DUI sobriety checkpoint hosted by the Tampa Police Department DUI Enforcement Unit on May 22, 2016, at 2002 N. 17th Street on May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016. We also received:…
Rank this Week: 120

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 135

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers DWI, drugs and other criminal offenses. By Jamie Spencer.

http://blog.austindefense.com/
  • Nov 7

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)

    Cheetos and Goldfish For Texas Too (...Someday)
      The ballot title and submission clause numbered Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution asked: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of…
  • Apr 13

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach

    The Way To A Judge's Heart Is Through His Stomach
    Further deepening my growing suspicions that life may best be described as a series of random events comes this news via Discover Magazine, “Justice is served, but more so after lunch: how food-breaks sway the decisions of judges”. Yeah,…
  • Jan 3

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...

    If By Whiskey Marijuana...
    William Safire popularized the phrase “if by whiskey…” in his columns, and defined it in his Political Dictionary as, “Taking both sides of an issue; equivocating; a political straddle”. The term originates from a speech given by…
Rank this Week: 108

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: 130

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Dec 8

    Resnik et al. on Solitary Confinement

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

    Epps on Adversarial Asymmetry in the Criminal Proce

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

    Huq on The Predicates of Military Detention

    Huq on The Predicates of Military Detention
    Aziz Z. Huq (University of Chicago - Law School) has posted The Predicates of Military Detention at Guantánamo: The Role of Individual Acts and Affiliations (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Dec 8

    Minnesota Court Rules That Wishes Aren’t Threat

    Minnesota Court Rules That Wishes Aren’t Threat
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled this week that wishing harm on another person does not constitute a terroristic threat. It’s a somewhat surprising ruling, as its not often that appeals courts overturn cases of free speech. However,…
  • Dec 7

    University of Minnesota Axes Criminal Questions From Future Application

    University of Minnesota Axes Criminal Questions From Future Application
    The University of Minnesota recently announced that questions about a person’s past felony convictions or pending criminal charges would be removed from the standard application beginning in the fall of 2017. Not all questions about a…
  • Dec 6

    Maplewood Police File Injunction Over Body Camera

    Maplewood Police File Injunction Over Body Camera
    Maplewood police made it clear that they are uneasy about having their actions filmed, as they filed a temporary injunction against the city’s body camera law on Monday. The injunction filed on Monday centered around some choice word…
Rank this Week: 250

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

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

    Minnesota Court Rules That Wishes Aren’t Threat

    Minnesota Court Rules That Wishes Aren’t Threat
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled this week that wishing harm on another person does not constitute a terroristic threat. It’s a somewhat surprising ruling, as its not often that appeals courts overturn cases of free speech. However,…
  • Dec 7

    University of Minnesota Axes Criminal Questions From Future Application

    University of Minnesota Axes Criminal Questions From Future Application
    The University of Minnesota recently announced that questions about a person’s past felony convictions or pending criminal charges would be removed from the standard application beginning in the fall of 2017. Not all questions about a…
  • Dec 6

    Maplewood Police File Injunction Over Body Camera

    Maplewood Police File Injunction Over Body Camera
    Maplewood police made it clear that they are uneasy about having their actions filmed, as they filed a temporary injunction against the city’s body camera law on Monday. The injunction filed on Monday centered around some choice word…
Rank this Week: 370

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

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

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

    Gun Charges in Massachusett

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

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime
    Oh the weather outside is frightful…and so is the nationwide uptick in crime during the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be a surprise. Most holiday crimes are related to theft or excessive alcohol. Theft is often a result of a…
Rank this Week: 228

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

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

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

    Judges Of A Lesser God

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

    The American Bar Association, 1878-2016

    The American Bar Association, 1878-2016
    The president of the American Bar Association, Linda Klein, whose slogan was “Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice,” has announced its demise. The ABA hasn’t aged well. It’s been taken over by the fragile, the…
Rank this Week: 212

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

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

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Dec 7

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Dec 6

    Fatality Crash I84 Milepost 202 - West of Burley

    Fatality Crash I84 Milepost 202 - West of Burley
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000 Fax (208) 324-7897 For Immediate Release: 12/06/2016 3:10 pm Please direct questions to the District Office On Monday, December 5, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 187

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

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

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

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

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck

    Needed: The Audacity Of A Lame Duck
    Barack Obama seems to view his role in the last weeks of his presidency as that of enabler-in-chief -- to ensure the transition to the new administration will be as smooth and as peaceful as possible.  He deeply…
Rank this Week: 181

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    U.S. Marshalls File Probable Cause Statement Against Ammon Bundy’s Lawyer

    U.S. Marshalls File Probable Cause Statement Against Ammon Bundy’s Lawyer
    In a bizarre end to an already-bizarre criminal case, a group of six U.S. marshals surrounded the criminal defense attorney who defended Ammon Bundy, tackled him, and stunned him with a taser. The marshals have now filed a probable cause…
  • Dec 2

    Prop 57: Voters Approve Early Inmate Release

    Prop 57: Voters Approve Early Inmate Release
    In the latest criminal justice reform to pass through the state of California, California voters have also approved Prop. 57, the Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Court Trial Requirements Initiative. The measure passed with 65% of the…
  • Nov 30

    California Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana: Here is What Will Happen Next

    California Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana: Here is What Will Happen Next
    This past election, California voters chose to join the ranks of their northern neighbors Oregon and Washington, along with Alaska, Colorado, and Massachusetts, to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. California Proposition 64, the…
Rank this Week: 380

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

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

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475…

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

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

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

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

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
Rank this Week: 420

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 4

    It All Seemed So Good: Toronto Neurosurgeon Arrested for Murder of Wife

    It All Seemed So Good: Toronto Neurosurgeon Arrested for Murder of Wife
    Mohammed Shamji had it all:  a beautiful wife, who was herself a family doctor, three lovely children, and a PhD from Duke University in biomedical engineering, which paved the way for his reputation as a world-renowned neurosurgeon. But…
  • Dec 3

    Court Orders Maintenance Enforcement Program to Pay Dad for Abusive Collection Effort

    Court Orders Maintenance Enforcement Program to Pay Dad for Abusive Collection Effort
    Some of the worst complaints about the  British Columbia family law justice system arise from litigants dealing with the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program  (“FMEP”), called the Family Responsibility Office in…
  • Nov 18

    Why Would You Hire a Lawyer if You Don’t Want to Take Their Advice?

    Why Would You Hire a Lawyer if You Don’t Want to Take Their Advice?
    I could never understand why someone would hire a high-priced, hotshot lawyer but refuse to take their advice.  It happens more frequently than you might realize, sometimes the result of an uneducated neighbour or friend, who after going…
Rank this Week: 231

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 2

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California

    DUI Fatalities And The Consequences In California
    THERE’S A KILLER ON THE ROAD Here’s an unfortunate statistic you don’t want to brag about: California has the top four of the top ten U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest DUI fatality rate per capita. Those areas: #1 San…
  • Dec 2

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI

    What Are The Immigration Consequences Of A DUI
    IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI Soon-to-be president Trump has stated that he intends to enforce deportation of certain immigrants. Might a DUI threaten the immigration status or residency of an immigrant in this country? The answer is yes.…
  • Nov 18

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?

    How Will Prop 64 Impact DUI’s In California?
    DOES THE PASSAGE OF PROP 64 MEAN MORE HIGH DRIVERS ON THE ROAD? Now that Prop 64 has passed, will we see more drivers under the influence on California roads? Maybe. But as I discussed in previous posts, unlike alcohol, there is no definitive…
Rank this Week: 364

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota
    When you (or someone you know) is facing a DWI charge, it can feel like your whole life just came to a screeching halt. All your life's plans, hopes, worries, and expectations suddenly take a backseat to this new, lurking monster that…
  • Nov 30

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense
    There are some things each of us simply cannot do.  We all know the famous saying:  I just can't do it, Captain, I don't have the power! All joking aside, the issue of physical inability is a serious topic in DWI cases.…
  • Nov 23

    Working With The Best DWI Lawyers In Minnesota: My Thanksgiving Gratitude

    Working With The Best DWI Lawyers In Minnesota: My Thanksgiving Gratitude
    With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it is nice to take a moment to think about what you are thankful for.  Like many, I am thankful for family, friends, and my health.  But there is another thing I am thankful for that is unique to me: I am…
Rank this Week: 336

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Nov 29

    Minnesota Group Has Constitutional Concerns Over New Ignition Interlock System

    Minnesota Group Has Constitutional Concerns Over New Ignition Interlock System
    In recent news, non-profit group Minnesotans for Safe Driving has reported it opposes new state rules requiring that newer ignition interlock systems have GPS data collecting capability. According to Jon Cummings, Minnesotans for Safe Driving…
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving DWI Dangers: What You Should Know

    Thanksgiving DWI Dangers: What You Should Know
    The holidays naturally give rise to DWI law-related stories and topics. In fact, Thanksgiving weekend has surpassed St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s as the deadliest time for drunk driving. Recent data from the Denver-based…
  • Nov 21

    St. Anthony Police Officer will Face Manslaughter Charges in Philando Castile’s Death

    St. Anthony Police Officer will Face Manslaughter Charges in Philando Castile’s Death
    Recent news illuminated a relevant criminal law/defense topic. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced earlier this week that St. Anthony police officer Jeromino Yanez will face prosecution on second-degree manslaughter charges in the…
Rank this Week: 431

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Nov 27

    A Dookhansian World

    A Dookhansian World
    In today’s world, I have serious doubts I can expect anyone to get the reference in my title, so I’m going to start off by ruining the punchline on the headline right here: it’s a play on the idea of a Dickensian world,…
  • Nov 25

    W(h)ither Free Speech

    W(h)ither Free Speech
    For many years now, it has seemed—at least to myself, and many of the people I have talked to about it—as if freedom of speech is the Final Frontier. Unlike the Fourth Amendment, Amendment One has been the one amendment that has…
  • Sep 30

    Send in the Clown

    Send in the Clown
    Americans are freaking out over non-existent killer clowns. Again. This isn’t news. Not anymore, if it ever was. Since the early 80s, there have been several localized rumor-panics in North America and Europe involving sightings of…
Rank this Week: 382

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
  • Nov 26

    Jesus as Criminal Defense Lawyer: The Woman Accused of Adultery

    Jesus as Criminal Defense Lawyer: The Woman Accused of Adultery
    What can we learn about criminal law from the story of the Jesus and The Adulterous Woman in John Chapter 8 of the New Testament? We can learn about what criminal defense lawyers do. We can learn about the laws of evidence. We can learn…
  • Oct 1

    Disparity of Force and Self-Defense

    Disparity of Force and Self-Defense
    Since the core of self-defense law is the use of reasonable force under the circumstances, the question of proportionality is key. Continue reading →
  • Sep 24

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception
    Some physical attacks are part of a robbery, a rape, a riot, or planned. Putting those to one side for now, let’s look at the other sort – attacks that spontaneously rise from anger, conflict or a sense of having been treated…
Rank this Week: 348

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?
    Well, well – here we are:  Black Friday, that ignominious day in the American calendar when otherwise (and I use this term liberally) “normal” people, turn into openly aggressive, violent, even maniacal individuals…
  • Nov 19

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket
    More and more these days, I get calls from people who want me to assist them in obtaining a Massachusetts firearms license (gun permit,) or to represent them in an appeal of a permit denial they have received.  Importantly, these…
  • Oct 27

    MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CRIMES: CHARGED DOESN’T MEAN GUILTY – PART TWO OF TWO

    MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CRIMES: CHARGED DOESN’T MEAN GUILTY – PART TWO OF TWO
    In my previous post on this topic, I wrote about how prosecutors in Massachusetts must prove that any allegedly illegal substances that the Commonwealth accuses a defendant of possessing, using, or distributing, have actually been tested by a…
Rank this Week: 333

Law Office of David P. Shapiro…

Law Office of David P. Shapiro Blog

Covers criminal law in California.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneyatlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    Focus on Repeat DUI Offenders in San Diego

    Focus on Repeat DUI Offenders in San Diego
    Many states, including California, have increased the penalties for drunk driving over the years. And along with publicity concerning the ... The post Focus on Repeat DUI Offenders in San Diego appeared first on Law Office of David P.…
  • Nov 14

    Juliet’s Story

    Juliet’s Story
    I lost two years of school to leukemia. I lost holiday parties with my family to leukemia. I lost my ... The post Juliet’s Story appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
  • Nov 10

    How it Feels to be Cancer Free Me by Nicholas M

    How it Feels to be Cancer Free Me by Nicholas M
    I didn’t understand the gravity of the words “You have cancer” until I was cancer-free. I was only six at ... The post How it Feels to be Cancer Free Me by Nicholas M appeared first on Law Office of David P. Shapiro.
Rank this Week: 395

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    DWI Q&A: How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota After DWI

    DWI Q&A: How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota After DWI
    Without a doubt, being charged with DWI in Minnesota has the potential to have a profound impact on your daily routine. By knowing the ins and outs of the system, however, you can proceed with as little impact as possible. One of the most…
  • Oct 18

    MN State Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Urine Test

    MN State Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Urine Test
    Refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test is no longer a crime, the Minnesota State Supreme Court ruled in October, providing further clarity to the current status of the state’s heavily debated implied consent law. Instead,…
  • Sep 23

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 399

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    DWI Q&A: How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota After DWI

    DWI Q&A: How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota After DWI
    Without a doubt, being charged with DWI in Minnesota has the potential to have a profound impact on your daily routine. By knowing the ins and outs of the system, however, you can proceed with as little impact as possible. One of the most…
  • Oct 18

    MN State Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Urine Test

    MN State Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Urine Test
    Refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test is no longer a crime, the Minnesota State Supreme Court ruled in October, providing further clarity to the current status of the state’s heavily debated implied consent law. Instead,…
  • Sep 23

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
Rank this Week: 290

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?

    Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?
    Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a better word, a reality. The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Jaunt, One Plus, Sony…
  • Jun 15

    Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequence

    Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequence
    Date Rape The difference between ‘date rape’ and standard ‘rape’ in the legal context is restricted to the legal meaning of the terms. Thus, they carry the same serious consequences. ‘Date rape’ is a…
  • Jun 6

    Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Law

    Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Law
    It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The biggest culprits for the advance of this crime fascination are the media and cinema. Heinous crimes…
Rank this Week: 374

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 287