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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/
  • Sep 17

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq

    Obama: No Ground Troops For Iraq
    President Obama addressed the military in Tampa today. "I want to be clear. The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," Obama said. "We will train and equip our partners. We will advise…
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    The iPhone 6 will be in stores on Friay. You can also preorder. It comes in two sizes. You can compare models here. If you are conflicted about which one to buy, read this. And if you currently have a grandfathered-in unlimited data plan,…
  • Sep 16

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq

    Pentagon May Ask for Boots on the Ground in Iraq
    At a congressional hearing today, General Martin Dempsey would not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq. “My view at this point is that this coalition is the appropriate way forward. I believe that will prove true,” he…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan

    2 Arrested for Charging Borrowers Upfront Fees to Secure Loan
    Douglas Carter and James Spillers have been arrested by the Collier County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office for allegedly operating an advance fee for loan scheme targeting victims throughout the United States and Canada. Both men have been…
  • Sep 16

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction

    Auctioneer Sentenced for Defrauding Banks in Trustee Auction
    Reyna Peinado, 48, Huntington Beach, California, an auctioneer who defrauded banks by accepting bribes to lower the amount of winning bids in trustee auctions, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. The defendant was sentenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

    Leader of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted
    Alan Tikal, 46, Brentwood, California, was found guilty after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Tikal targeted struggling…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
  • Sep 15

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit
    You are being audited. These are some of the most dreaded words an individual or business will ever hear from a state or federal tax auditor. They invoke fear, panic, and sometimes anger. Most of all, they create a need for documentation.…
  • Sep 11

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice
    This may be old news to some of you, but I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In June 2014, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case sued the infamous MLM lawyer Kevin Grimes (and his law firm) for legal…
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Sep 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Sep 17

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record

    Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal record
    Sarah Pahl, a policy attorney at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, testified yesterday to the Senate State Affairs Committee on the subject of "the widespread storage and sale of criminal records information." See her written testimony…
  • Sep 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
  • Sep 16

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail
    Holy God! I hardly know what to make of this! From the San Antonio Express-News ("Lawsuit: Texas prison okays odd sex assault," Sept. 26):A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 36

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: 45

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: 51

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test
    Suffolk County prosecutors have re-indicted Dwayne McNair, a suspect of two rapes, using a new DNA test created by German company Eurofins Scientific, as reported by the Boston Globe. McNair, 33, of Jamaica Plain and Dedham, was released in…
  • Sep 10

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape
    A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.…
  • Sep 1

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation
    Boston Globe delves into story of former Emerson college student accusing the school of botching an investigation into her rape case.
Rank this Week: 58

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: 57

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 17

    A Missouri Exoneree's OpEd

    A Missouri Exoneree's OpEd
    Today's Kansas City Star publishes the OpEd, "Burton: Two recent exonerations cause new concern about the death penalty," by Darryl Burton. Since my exoneration in 2008 of a murder I didn’t commit, there have been over a dozen…
  • Sep 17

    Rethink Execution

    Rethink Execution
    That's the title of an editorial published in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. As a result of the many doubts about the fairness of the death penalty, a bipartisan legislative panel has been reviewing the state's capital punishment system. Its…
  • Sep 17

    Oklahoma Responds to Media Access Lawsuit

    Oklahoma Responds to Media Access Lawsuit
    Oklahoma's response to the media lawsuit is available at the link. "State Says Media Is Not Entitled To See Executions," is the AP report, via KGOU-FM. Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma argue the media is not entitled to witness...
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Sep 17

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say
    See also: Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors, Amendment 2 (2014) 9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could…
  • Sep 17

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot
    9-17-2014 Missouri: Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 16Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal…
  • Sep 17

    Defense attorney raises concerns about Missouri proposal on evidence in child sex abuse case

    Defense attorney raises concerns about Missouri proposal on evidence in child sex abuse case
    9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense…
Rank this Week: 65

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 72

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 75

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Sep 5

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)
    I’ve written about Robert S. Bennett from time to time, and I’m not impressed by him. But neither was I impressed with the State Bar’s effort to disbar him, which effort succeeded in March. Robert S. Bennett was barred: from…
  • Sep 4

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!
      Harris County District Judge Katherine Cabaniss’s email pleading for votes in the popularity contest that is the Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Preference Poll (via Robb Fickman, who I hope will have something to say…
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 93

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 137

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 134

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 133

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Sep 17

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Findley & Scheck on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Keith A. Findley and Barry Scheck (University of Wisconsin Law School and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) have posted Book Review: Shaken Baby Syndrome on Trial (29 Criminal Justice #2 (Summer 2014), American Bar Association) on SSRN. Here…
  • Sep 16

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie

    Garrett on Interrogation Policie
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Interrogation Policies (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite growing concern regarding the problem of false…
  • Sep 16

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"

    "Report Finds Slight Growth In Population Of Inmates"
    From The New York Times: Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a reportreleased Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will…
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
  • Sep 3

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence
    Last month Prof. Douglas Berman reported in his indispensable Sentencing Law and Policy blog about a ten-year prison sentence imposed by SDNY judge Richard Berman upon defendant Rudy Kurniawan, who had sold counterfeit wine to the very rich,…
Rank this Week: 167

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 156

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 17

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff

    Things Dogs Like To Sniff
    The dog/probable cause connection is one of the most problematic pieces of legal mythology around.  As it’s a firmly embedded concept, and as the Supreme Court has consistently refused to recognize that it’s as much probable…
  • Sep 17

    Unbundling Criminal Defense

    Unbundling Criminal Defense
    One of the cool trends of internet lawyers is to offer unbundled legal services.  Draft the complaint, for example, but then leave the client to pursue the prosecution of a case on their own.  For the most part, it’s never had…
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Sep 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
  • Sep 5

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)

    The Pros and Cons of Voting for Hillary Clinton (A Work in Progress)
    There are essentially two reasons to vote for Hillary Clinton if she chooses to run for President and secures the nomination of the Democratic Party.  Both are hugely important.  First, a Republican President would be…
Rank this Week: 200

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Sep 14

    Va. Supreme Court reverses sentence that eviscerated convict's Fourth Amendment rights.

    Va. Supreme Court reverses sentence that eviscerated convict's Fourth Amendment rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 11

    Transcending anger and roles to persuade on the soul level.

    Transcending anger and roles to persuade on the soul level.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia/Maryland/Beltway criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Sep 10

    September 11, thirteen years later.

    September 11, thirteen years later.
    Today's blog entry re-prints my September 11, 2008 entry.  September 11, 2008- The Silver Spring, Maryland, YMCA has become an eerie place of sorts. On September 11, 2001, I was working out there before starting the workday. On…
Rank this Week: 209

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
  • Aug 3

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim

    (Non-Racial) Profiling is Legal in Texas, Don’t Be a Victim
    In Texas our pro conviction appellate courts have blessed the practice of law enforcement profiling drivers and investigating routine traffic stops as drug trafficking.  This practice involves an officer deciding that you are a drug…
Rank this Week: 245

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 248

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Sep 12

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt
    Vor 19 Monaten kam die Lebensgefährtin des Olympiastars Oscar Pistorius in Südafrika ums Leben. Nun wurde das Urteil gesprochen: Fahrlässige Tötung und Verstoß gegen das Waffengesetz. Der angeklagte Sportler…
  • Sep 7

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?
    Als Pilotprojekt sollen die Polizeibeamten auf St. Pauli zukünftig mit einer sogenannten “Schulterkamera” ausgerüstet werden. Laut einem Bericht des Hamburger Abendblattes stellt die Stadt Hamburg dafür 20.000,00…
  • Aug 5

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren
    Das Verfahren wegen Bestechung (§ 334 StGB) gegen Bernie Ecclestone wurde gegen Zahlung von 100 Millionen US-Dollar eingestellt. Während eine Million an ein Kinderhospiz gehen wird, darf sich die Staatskasse über die restlichen…
Rank this Week: 215

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 255

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 240

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 277

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 208

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 196

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On January 25, 1985, the Grand Jury indicted defendant on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, for possessing the gun used in the subway shootings, and two counts of criminal possession of a...
  • Sep 16

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    On Saturday afternoon, December 22, 1984, A, B , C, and D boarded an IRT express subway train in The Bronx and headed south toward lower Manhattan. The four youths rode together in the rear portion of the seventh car...
  • Sep 16

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont

    Ex Post Facto Clause of the United States Constitution...cont
    It is RV’s contention that the petition should be dismissed. He alleges that the provisions of Article 10 that allow a jury to determine if his non- sex crimes were "sexually motivated" violates the Ex Post Facto Clause of...
Rank this Week: 372

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
  • Sep 16

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?
    To be sure, the circumstances surrounding the case of Jorge Barahona are cringe-worthy. That said, should a jury be able to hear the statements he gave police when he was heavily medicated and not thinking clearly? In early 2011, Barahona was…
  • Sep 11

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"

    Harmful Effects of the "War on Drugs"
    Opposition to the so-called "War on Drugs" isn't new; this poorly executed policy has been receiving condemnation since its inception in 1971 when President Nixon declared drug abuse to be "public enemy number one." The criticism against the…
Rank this Week: 410

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/
  • Sep 16

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital

    Two Vehicle Crash Sends Three to the Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Sep 15

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital

    One Vehicle Rollover Sends Two to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Sep 15

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call

    ISP Requested to Investigate a Motorcycle Crash on Highway 21 on Sunday and Would Like Possible Witnesses to Call
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 9/15/14 at 5:10 p.m. MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police has been…
Rank this Week: 378

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney’s Child Pornography Arrest

    Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney’s Child Pornography Arrest
    Believe it or not, many people who get arrested and accused of cybercrimes in Florida have no idea that they've committed illegal actions until the police arrive to take them to jail. Such arrests can shock whole families and communities.…
  • Sep 10

    Reddit Cracks Down on Underage Photo

    Reddit Cracks Down on Underage Photo
    Individuals who face faulty cybercrime charges in Florida may soon have a lot of company, thanks to social media sites like Reddit. Websites like Reddit have been coming down harder on users who are not in compliance with their posting…
  • Sep 1

    School District Suspends Teacher Pending Child Pornography Investigation

    School District Suspends Teacher Pending Child Pornography Investigation
    Regardless of your occupation, Florida child pornography charges are a frightening prospect – especially if you have been falsely accused. In Buffalo Grove, IL, a popular middle school teacher recently discovered how swift and harsh the…
Rank this Week: 377

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 385

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Sep 12

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued
    This has nothing to do with civil rights or criminal law. But as a long-suffering NY Mets fan (I know, it's a redundency), this pending employment lawsuit screams out for attention. Or maybe I just wanted to vent. Either way, thanks…
  • Sep 10

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"
    Driving while black, or DWB, has long been a primary, if unstated basis, for many police stops. Yet, many members of law enforcement and dubious white folks have tried to brush it off as a mere figment of the imagination for overly sensitive…
  • Sep 7

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera

    NYPD To Wear Body Camera
    Last week NYPD Commissioner William Bratton announced that a pilot program testing out body cameras on NYPD officers will be going into effect. As he points out, it's a technology that cannot be avoided. Interestingly, Bratton's unilateral…
Rank this Week: 450

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    California Baseball Star, Everth Cabrera, Arrested for Marijuana DUI

    California Baseball Star, Everth Cabrera, Arrested for Marijuana DUI
    Only a few days ago, San Diego Padres’ shortstop, Everth Cabrera, was arrested in eastern San Diego County. The charge: driving under the influence of marijuana. If you or a love one faces similar charges, Cabrera’s story might be…
  • Sep 10

    3 “Don’ts” After Your Los Angeles DUI

    3 “Don’ts” After Your Los Angeles DUI
    Perhaps police stopped you for DUI in Los Angeles at Wilshire and Rodeo, right after you closed a sweet deal with an international advertising client. Or maybe police arrested you at a checkpoint and hit you with your second DUI in 10 months.…
  • Sep 8

    What’s the Appropriate Punishment for 5 Los Angeles DUI Convictions in Less Than a Year?

    What’s the Appropriate Punishment for 5 Los Angeles DUI Convictions in Less Than a Year?
    If you’ve received a Los Angeles DUI, take note of the following cautionary tale. Even though it took place thousands of miles away, it contains important lessons for defendants and their familes. In 2011, a driver named Joseph Lawless,…
Rank this Week: 440

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application

    Eliminating Criminal History Questions From Job Application
    In California, current law prohibits both public and private employers from asking an applicant to disclose any information concerning an arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction. Further, as of July 1, 2014, all state and…
  • Aug 29

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California

    Marijuana Plants Found Growing in Orange County California
    A grove of marijuana plants was found a few weeks ago by Orange County Parks Personnel, which they believe had been growing for quite some time. The grove was discovered very close to a “really nice residential area”, which is…
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
Rank this Week: 371

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Sep 3

    Voir Dire: 2014

    Voir Dire: 2014
    We started the first trial in my law school class. The initial exercise was jury selection. I coached the students while they were standing in front of the jury box doing the exercise and later I sent the following notes to them:
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
Rank this Week: 408