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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    FBI Most Wanted – Jaime Jesus Sola Avila

    FBI Most Wanted – Jaime Jesus Sola Avila
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jaime Jesus Sola Avila, a convicted felon, is wanted for his alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme that operated between Miami, Tampa, and Largo, Florida, in 2007 and 2008. …
  • Apr 13

    Cook County judge indicted on mortgage fraud charges – Chicago Tribune

    Cook County judge indicted on mortgage fraud charges – Chicago Tribune
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Judge Jessica O’Brien, a small-claims judge in Cook County, Illinois, was indicted on allegations that she lied and concealed relevant facts from lenders to obtain more than $1.4 million in mortgages on two South…
  • Apr 10

    Escrow Charged with Diverting Funds to Personal Account

    Escrow Charged with Diverting Funds to Personal Account
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kimberlee E. Himmell, 62, Massillon, Ohio, is alleged to have defrauded financial institutions out of more than $2 million by having escrow funds on home purchases deposited into her personal account.  Himmell…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

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

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

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

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 8

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 27

    Avoiding Tax Fraud and Tax Scam

    Avoiding Tax Fraud and Tax Scam
    Despite all the warnings about tax scams, consumers are still falling victim to these types of fraud. Tracy Coenen talks on CNBC about the top five tax scams that consumers should be aware of. The above information should not be construed as…
  • Apr 25

    MLM Income Disclosure Statement

    MLM Income Disclosure Statement
    A collection of annual income disclosure statements published by multi-level marketing companies, continuously updated. Some MLMs release income disclosures or earnings disclosures. These numbers are not required to be disclosed in the United…
  • Apr 24

    Using Income Tax Data in Family Law Case

    Using Income Tax Data in Family Law Case
    Income tax returns and supporting information such as W-2s and pay stubs are the most common and basic documents which evidence income in family law cases. This article discusses the sources of income that are disclosed on a personal income…
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: 25

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Key To Gooden

    The Key To Gooden
    "Doc didn’t get the accolade that day in 1986, that parade, he didn’t get to stand here with teammates and Mayor Koch. We’re going to fix that right now, 30 years later. We’re going to celebrate the player and the…
  • Apr 27

    The Asterisk Presidency*

    The Asterisk Presidency*
    In 1961, Yankee slugger Roger Maris was threatening to break Babe Ruth's then-hallowed record of 60 home runs in a season.  That year teams played more games than ever before as baseball expanded its regular season from 154 to…
  • Apr 25

    Ella At 100

    Ella At 100
    I would so much rather talk about Ella Fitzgerald's 100 years (she was born on April 25, 1917) than Donald Trump's 100 days. The rap on Ella was that she couldn't sing the blues.  Maybe not, but she was probably the greatest…
Rank this Week: 49

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Apr 10

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case

    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Case
    Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and…
  • Mar 9

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI

    Steps to Take If You’ve Been Convicted of a DUI
    After a Happy Hour that turned into a couple of hours, you grabbed your keys, said goodbye to your co-workers, and walked to your car. Feeling “buzzed” you decided to take the route home you know well. Halfway home you saw…
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
Rank this Week: 62

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Weapons in Las Vega

    Weapons in Las Vega
    It’s not necessary to have a license to purchase a gun in Nevada. However, anyone who wants to carry a concealed weapon does have to meet strict guidelines to obtain a permit. If you’re facing weapons charges in Nevada, then you…
  • Mar 12

    Warrants in Las Vega

    Warrants in Las Vega
    A warrant may be issued for your arrest for numerous reasons in Nevada. Arrest warrants are requested by the police when they believe that someone has committed a crime. Bench warrants are issued by judges, typically when someone is…
  • Mar 10

    Traffic Tickets in Las Vega

    Traffic Tickets in Las Vega
    Ignoring a traffic ticket can quickly turn a minor inconvenience into a major problem. That’s because the court will notify the DMV that you failed to appear or pay your fine, which means that your license can be suspended. Even if you…
Rank this Week: 57

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 72

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: 67

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 29

    Moore & Davies on Public Defense

    Moore & Davies on Public Defense
    Janet Moore and Andrew L. B. Davies (University of Cincinnati College of Law and Government of the State of New York - New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services) have posted Knowing Defense (14 Ohio State Journal of Criminal...
  • Apr 29

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 4,662 Encryption Workarounds Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet &…
  • Apr 28

    Morse on Involuntary Competence

    Morse on Involuntary Competence
    Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Involuntary Competence in United States Criminal Law (in Fitness to Plead: International and Comparative Perspectives (Ronnie Mackay & Warren Brookbanks eds., Oxford…
Rank this Week: 231

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Non-Injury crash I-84 near Eagle road

    Non-Injury crash I-84 near Eagle road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 29

    Single Vehicle crash in Gem County

    Single Vehicle crash in Gem County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 28

    Media advisory: 27 new Idaho State Police Troopers receive their badges today, Capitol Rotunda, 10:00 a.m.

    Media advisory: 27 new Idaho State Police Troopers receive their badges today, Capitol Rotunda, 10:00 a.m.
    Immediate Release, 28 April 2017 Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP PIO (208) 884-7122 Who / where: Twenty seven newly commissioned ISP Troopers will receive their badges today in a ceremony on the 2nd floor, Capitol Rotunda. When: 10:00 a.m.,…
Rank this Week: 263

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Harris County hearing officers Pants-on-Fire testimony in bail litigation lacked credibility, finds federal judge

    Harris County hearing officers Pants-on-Fire testimony in bail litigation lacked credibility, finds federal judge
    Amazing news! Congrats to Civil Rights Corps and the Texas Fair Defense Project, who secured a remarkable 193-page injunction against Harris County from federal District Judge Lee Rosenthal declaring that the local bail system…
  • Apr 27

    Following the Money - and the Legislation - on Bail

    Following the Money - and the Legislation - on Bail
    The Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted in favor of bail reform this on SB 1338 by a 7-0 vote.  A vote in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee is still pending on the companion bill, HB…
  • Apr 27

    TDCJ statistical report published months early

    TDCJ statistical report published months early
    Last year, Grits lodged a complaint that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Annual Statistical Report needn't take a full year to produce after each fiscal year ends.To their credit, TDCJ responded by bumping up the release date of the…
Rank this Week: 138

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 29

    Short Take: If You’re Happy And You Know It

    Short Take: If You’re Happy And You Know It
    Most of us never give much thought to the exclusion of deaf people. And deaf people don’t give a damn about the exclusion of blind people, because they’re deaf and not blind, and deaf is definitely worse based on a poll…
  • Apr 29

    Bret Stephens: Exquisitely Different Irresponsible Opinion

    Bret Stephens: Exquisitely Different Irresponsible Opinion
    It was nothing more than dumb luck that I saw this twit. @nytopinion @BretStephensNYT This is so irresponsible. For many readers, anything that comes out of the times has its authority. They don’t know you hired an idiot. — Monica…
  • Apr 29

    Welcome Back, Drug War

    Welcome Back, Drug War
    So what if Jeff Sessions doesn’t realize Reefer Madness wasn’t a documentary, but a propaganda film, best watched high to achieve maximum enjoyment. The opposing viewpoints, far from the quiet of Main Justice, are locking arms…
Rank this Week: 109

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Court-Martial, Indecent Exposure and Transmitting a Photograph of a Peni

    The Court-Martial, Indecent Exposure and Transmitting a Photograph of a Peni
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals: U.S. v. Entzminger, 76 M.J. 518 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[i]n this case, we find appellant was improvident when he pleaded guilty…
  • Apr 26

    Aggravated Sexual Assault, Due Process and the Social-networking Website

    Aggravated Sexual Assault, Due Process and the Social-networking Website
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Houston: Whitfield v. State, 2017 WL 946757 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatHerman Ray Whitfield was convicted by a jury of…
  • Apr 24

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit: In re Grand Jury Matter #3, 847 F.3d 157 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his appeal presents an unusual question of appellate…
Rank this Week: 139

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    State Eases Police Restriction On Past Marijuana Use

    State Eases Police Restriction On Past Marijuana Use
    State regulators recently did away with an archaic restriction that cost hundreds of otherwise qualified applicants the opportunity to become Maryland law enforcement officers. In a landslide 16 to 1 vote the Maryland Police Training and…
  • Apr 20

    Police Report Large Annapolis Drug Bust

    Police Report Large Annapolis Drug Bust
    Anne Arundel County police officers recently executed a search warrant of an Annapolis home and recovered a massive stash of controlled substances. The stash was large in both volume and in variety, as police seized over 11 pounds of high…
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Session Ends With Unresolved Marijuana Issue

    Legislative Session Ends With Unresolved Marijuana Issue
    Lawmakers celebrated the end of the state’s annual legislative session with balloons and confetti falling from the ceiling, but despite hundreds of passed bills not all elected officials left Annapolis feeling a sense of accomplishment.…
Rank this Week: 123

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Robert Pirsig passes at double infinity – Wrote “Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”

    Robert Pirsig passes at double infinity – Wrote “Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
    Some books stand very much apart from the rest. Three such books that have particularly influenced me are Jack Kerouc's On the Road; which reminds me that adventure and intrigue exist everywhere -- starting within ourselves (which is a…
  • Apr 27

    Stop the AK execution of Kenneth Williams tonight, and all other execution

    Stop the AK execution of Kenneth Williams tonight, and all other execution
    The European Union does not have the death penalty, and the sky has not fallen. The United States, though, continues in the wild, wild west tradition of executions of those convicted of murder. In the wild west, populations were thin; law…
  • Apr 26

    Virginia- Unlawful firearm discharge means negligent discharge

    Virginia- Unlawful firearm discharge means negligent discharge
    Most crimes cannot be proven merely by committing the act -- known as actus reus -- but also require proof of criminal intent, known as mens rea. Generally, one of four levels of mens rea is required before a conviction may be obtained,…
Rank this Week: 160

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Apr 27

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse

    Meet the ACLU’s Free-Speech Trojan Horse
    “I’m what you’d call a true believer in the First Amendment,” Rowland announced. “It’s foundational. I’ve criticized the staff attorney with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology…
  • Apr 9

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy

    Theory: Direct or Indirect Criminal Trial Advocacy
    In hypnosis, there are two basic styles of inducing trance: the direct, or “authoritarian” style, and the indirect, or “Ericksonian” (named after Milton Erickson) style. The direct: “Close your eyes.” The…
  • Apr 8

    Old-School Ethical Heresie

    Old-School Ethical Heresie
    JBD asked for an outline of my TMSL talk on avoiding old-school ethical heresies. “Ethics” training for lawyers usually focus on the disciplinary rules. But the disciplinary rules are law, not ethics. Sometimes…
Rank this Week: 209

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Apr 26

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC

    2016 Could Be Peak SEC
    2016 was a high-water mark for SEC enforcement activity; however, with the uncertainties associated with the new administration’s enforcement regime, we could be seeing a downturn going forward. According to a recent report issued by…
  • Apr 19

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement

    Changing the Game, Again: Supreme Court Could Limit SEC’s Authority to Seek Disgorgement
    This week, the Supreme Court heard argument regarding whether the SEC’s actions to disgorge ill-gotten gains are subject to a five-year statute of limitations for “any civil fine, penalty, or forfeiture.” The appeal stems…
  • Apr 12

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure

    Understanding the New DOJ Compliance Guidance: Part Three – Policies & Procedure
    This is the third in a series of posts where we will explore critical elements of a successful compliance program. In February, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section offered a new perspective on what the government expects in…
Rank this Week: 108

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Theory of Our Constitution

    The Theory of Our Constitution
    Back in the 1950s, Bob Hope used to tell this joke.An American was in the Soviet Union explaining to a Russian citizen how we have the greatest country in the world."In America," he said, "anyone can get on a train, go to Washington, go up to…
  • Apr 4

    How Far We've Fallen

    How Far We've Fallen
    Let's start the way Laura Kipnis does:Lately I've been thinking that future generations will look back on the recent upheavals in sexual culture on American campuses and see officially sanctioned hysteria.  They'll wonder how supposedly…
  • Mar 25

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda

    Where it All Went Wrong - Kinda
    I've been trying to figure out just why I found Michael D. Cicchini's deconstruction of the case(s) against Steven Avery so annoying.  It's not that he says anything that's particularly wrong about how criminal law and procedure actually…
Rank this Week: 146

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier
    Attorney Preston Pugh joined Miller & Chevalier Chartered in the litigation Department. (see here). Preston "Pugh counsels and defends clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and government…
  • Apr 24

    Farha - Cert Denied

    Farha - Cert Denied
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Farha v. United States leaving the 11th Circuit decision (Clay) on mens rea standing. For prior discussion of this case see here. (esp)
  • Apr 6

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit
    My old friend Paul "Bunky" Rosenzweig has written an informative primer on immunity from prosecution in the wake of news that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn wants immunity, purportedly so that he can "tell…
Rank this Week: 253

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine

    Beware Vietnam's Death Machine
    Source: The Diplomat (20 April 2017)http://thediplomat.com/2017/04/beware-vietnams-death-machine/One Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson.…
  • Apr 10

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’

    Amnesty flags China’s non-transparency on ‘capital offenses’
    Source: Asia Times (11 April 2017)http://www.atimes.com/article/amnesty-flags-chinas-non-transparency-capital-offences/Lack of transparency in relation to enforcement of terrorism and drug laws in China is identified as a growing area for…
  • Apr 10

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty

    'Alarming' executions in Vietnam: Amnesty
    Source: The Australian (11 April 2017)http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/alarming-executions-in-vietnam-amnesty/news-story/12cd7b02b61d356865c56651e4b90ad4Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian…
Rank this Week: 178

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    How long does a traffic ticket stay on your Illinois driving record?

    How long does a traffic ticket stay on your Illinois driving record?
    According to the Illinois Secretary of State, tickets for moving violations such as speeding, disobeying a stop sign, disobeying a traffic control light, and improper lane usage will stay on your Illinois driving record for four to five…
  • Apr 4

    Illinois Driver’s License Point System

    Illinois Driver’s License Point System
    The Illinois Secretary of State uses a unique system to determine driver’s license suspensions and revocations based on the number of moving violations and a point system. A driver 21 years of age or older will have their…
  • Mar 22

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause

    Illinois DUI Law: Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause
    In order to stop a vehicle, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion that the driver is committing a violation of Illinois law. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires that law enforcement have specific and…
Rank this Week: 207

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: 97

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: 179

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Feb 11

    No Bail for Paquin

    No Bail for Paquin
    The Eagle Tribune reports that defrocked and formerly jailed ex-priest Ronald Paquin, who was assigned to parishes in Haverhill and Methuen, will be held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge until late next week. Paquin, 74, was…
  • Feb 11

    Former Mass. Priest Faces New Abuse Charges in Maine

    Former Mass. Priest Faces New Abuse Charges in Maine
    The Salem News reports that a former Catholic priest who was at the center of the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal in 2002 is facing new charges of sexual abuse in Maine that date back to the 1980s. On Monday, a grand jury in Maine indicted…
  • Jan 27

    Dupre, Indicted Bishop, Die

    Dupre, Indicted Bishop, Die
    Former Bishop Thomas Dupre, the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during the flood of abuse accusations against church officials, has died. He was 83, the Diocese of Springfield…
Rank this Week: 114

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Illegal Search,Evidence Suppressed?

    Illegal Search,Evidence Suppressed?
    What many people fail to realize is that all citizens of the United States have a Fourth Amendment right against illegal searches created by the U.S. Constitution, and any evidence that comes from an illegal search may be suppressed at trial.…
  • Nov 2

    Explosive Pumpkin, Child Neglect

    Explosive Pumpkin, Child Neglect
    A grandmother in Saint Augustine, Florida worked with her granddaughter to create green flames in their jack-o-lantern for Halloween, according to Jacksonville.com. The pumpkin ended up being an explosive, rather than the awesome Halloween…
  • Aug 10

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure
    “License and registration, please.”  If you have ever been pulled over by police, you have probably heard this phrase.  In recent years, Americans have grown more and more suspicious of police officers. With all that we…
Rank this Week: 189

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?
    Jurisdiction over DUI charges at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be military, civilian or both. When both entities file charges, they often coordinate to determine which will prosecute the offense criminally. An offender cannot be tried…
  • Mar 24

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court
    A quick vlog showing you the view from the Dayton Municipal Court. If you are accused of a DUI/OVI offense, your case will be heard on the third or fourth floor. If you need an attorney anywhere in the Miami Valley, give me a call at (937)…
  • Mar 23

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    Whenever you see the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" commercials on television, police officers are out in force looking for impaired drivers. Each year, GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) team up with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 233

Houston Lawyer Blog

Houston Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense issues. By the Charles Johnson Law Firm.

http://www.houstonlawyer.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

    Have You Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?
    Have you been falsely accused or wrongly prosecuted for domestic violence?  False allegations and wrongful prosecutions harm the innocent, squander resources, and shortchange true victims. If you or someone you care about has…
  • Dec 15

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket
    Traffic Citation in Houston? If you have been ticketed in the Houston area, or if you have a Texas Warrant or License Suspension, call today. We are ready to give you a free, confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.…
  • Dec 15

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket

    Expert Help with Houston Traffic Ticket
    Traffic Citation in Houston? If you have been ticketed in the Houston area, or if you have a Texas Warrant or License Suspension, call today. We are ready to give you a free, confidential consultation to discuss your rights and options.…
Rank this Week: 254

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 125

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 88

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 229

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 128

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
Rank this Week: 143

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 115

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 236

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 100

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 164

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 2007

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    Rivers Portrait of Warhol

    Rivers Portrait of Warhol
    Just off my third book on Warhol.Larry Rivers' portrait of him captures so much. The void.
  • Apr 28

    Just A Thought

    Just A Thought
    But a good one.
  • Apr 28

    Morning Radio: Abuela

    Morning Radio: Abuela
    Saturday.Off point.Rest.Her home was smaller than any home I've been in since.  I barely could stand up.  Crosses and rosaries on the wall.  Jesus, saints, and President Kennedy.  Black and white pictures of long gone…
Rank this Week: 2334

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    When Government Breaks Rules For Ohio Administrative License Suspension

    When Government Breaks Rules For Ohio Administrative License Suspension
    There are few instances when the government can take our property without first holding a hearing.  An Ohio Administrative License Suspension (A.L.S.) is one of those instances.  If a driver refuses a chemical test or tests…
  • Apr 8

    Annie’s Law Increases Penalties For Ohio DUI / OVI

    Annie’s Law Increases Penalties For Ohio DUI / OVI
    A few days ago, the state of Ohio began imposing increased penalties for DUI (known in Ohio as OVI). The increased penalties are part of House Bill 388, commonly known as “Annie’s Law”*. The legislation is not really one law…
  • Mar 25

    Ohio Appellate Court Holds Officer Did Not Have Probable Cause For OVI Arrest

    Ohio Appellate Court Holds Officer Did Not Have Probable Cause For OVI Arrest
    In Ohio, and throughout the United States, we have a Constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.  In Ohio OVI cases, that means an officer can only arrest a suspect if the officer has probable cause to…
Rank this Week: 2025