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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/
  • May 27

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Donald Trump has all the delegates he needs. Bernie Sanders does not. But Bernie's trying to stay relevant by debating Donald Trump. Yes, some polls have Hillary and Bernie in a dead heat in California. Others have Hillary with a wide…
  • May 25

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread

    Hillary, Donald and Bernie Open Thread
    I've had enough of the election for a while. I'm not particularly interested in Trump protests or Bernie Sanders' latest maneuvers. Or reports on Hillary's email. Here's an open thread to discuss the election. [[ This is a content summary…
  • May 25

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document

    El Chapo's Lawyers Denied Extradition Document
    Some new developments in the extradition efforts against Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: His lawyer Jose Refugio was refused permission to meet with El Chapo when he went to the Prison. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to give his…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 15

    Real Estate Renovator Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

    Real Estate Renovator Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
    Michael Gerard Camphor, 60, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty to charges arising from the fraudulent purchase of four properties in Baltimore, Maryland, using fraudulent loan documentation and straw purchasers, resulting in losses…
  • May 11

    False Financial Statements Underlie Indictment of Developer and Accountant

    False Financial Statements Underlie Indictment of Developer and Accountant
    John D. Harrison, Jr., 53, Greenwood, South Carolina, Henry A. Dorn, 63, Greenwood, South Carolina, Kevin Dempsey, 45, Greenwood, South Carolina, and C. Jody Hazel, 42,Greenwood, South Carolina, pled guilty in…
  • May 10

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen
    Daniel C. Bomar, 36, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, James B. Wright, 55, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Brett T. Immel, 35, Chicago,  Illinois, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2016, and charged with conspiracy to…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

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

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

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

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

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

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

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

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

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

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • May 28

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"

    "Will Overreach Kill Mens Rea Reform?"
    Kent Scheidegger has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part: Yet neither the House bill nor the Senate bill includes recklessness in its defaultmens rea provision. The Senate bill (S. 2298) requires "willfully" and the House…
  • May 28

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 481 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016 2…
  • May 27

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"

    "Why Amnesty International Is Calling for Decriminalizing Sex Work"
    From The New York Times: It’s official: On Wednesday night, Amnesty International released its long-awaited policy on an incredibly contentious issue, calling on governments around the world to “decriminalize consensual sex work.”…
Rank this Week: 14

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
  • May 27

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.

    Want to Cut Violence Against Our Communities? Decriminalize Sex Work.
    What’s the cost to our communities of outlawing sex work? Amnesty International’s new reports lead off with a brutal list of consequences: “Beatings. Rape. Harassment. Forced HIV testing. Exploitation. Extortion. Forced…
  • May 27

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail

    El Salvador – Maria Teresa thanks supporters after release from jail
    On 20 May 2016, Maria Teresa Rivera was finally freed from prison in El Salvador after a judge dismissed the charges against her. In 2011, she had been given a 40-year sentence after suffering a miscarriage. Thousands of people across the…
  • May 24

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!

    Azerbaijan: Khadija, On Your Birthday, You Are Not Alone!
    Renowned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova turns forty on Friday, May 27, celebrating her birthday for the second consecutive year in Baku’s Kurdukhani jail. Please join Amnesty International in wishing Khadija a happy…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 17

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: 31

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: 37

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 35

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • May 28

    Final update: Fatality Crash near Hollister

    Final update: Fatality Crash near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 28

    Update:crash US-93 near Hollister

    Update:crash US-93 near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 28

    Crash blocking US-93 near Hollister

    Crash blocking US-93 near Hollister
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 77

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 28

    Bond. Jane Bond

    Bond. Jane Bond
    The remake of Ghostbusters with four women in the lead roles gave rise to a backlash because of its politically correct casting, which was then exacerbated when it was hooked to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “woman card”…
  • May 28

    The Team Sport of Criminal Defense

    The Team Sport of Criminal Defense
    Got a call from a law prof who was considering bringing a Qui Tam action (whistleblower suit) against a New York 18-B lawyer.  Section 18-B of the County Law provides for private lawyers to represent the indigent and be compensated…
  • May 27

    Abelove Played The Gap And Sabotaged The Prosecution Of A Cop

    Abelove Played The Gap And Sabotaged The Prosecution Of A Cop
    Did Troy Police Sgt. Randall French murder 37-year-old DWI suspect Edson Thevenin?  Maybe. French told investigators that he fired eight rounds from his service weapon, killing Edson Thevenin, a 37-year-old DWI suspect who was…
Rank this Week: 74

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    The Code of Silence Within the Police Force Promotes Mistrust Within the Community

    The Code of Silence Within the Police Force Promotes Mistrust Within the Community
    That old saying that “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch” is what may be happening in the communities where mistrust of the police is so prevalent. When you have a single police officer, or several officers committing misdeeds,…
  • May 25

    Are Police Shootings Justified?

    Are Police Shootings Justified?
    There have been several incidents recently where a Chicago Police Officer has been involved in conduct that was either illegal or borderline illegal. This should not reflect on the hundreds of officers that are outstanding in the performance…
  • May 13

    Can We Get a Witness?

    Can We Get a Witness?
    Street gang violence in the inner cities has become a way of life. News reports about shootings and killing on any given weekend is now Monday morning’s “yawn” story. But how can that be? Young men and women being shot down…
Rank this Week: 67

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
  • May 26

    How to Stop Employees From Stealing

    How to Stop Employees From Stealing
    It might be hard to believe, but each and every day companies are losing money because they not only give employees opportunities to steal, they encourage it. How? By not providing adequate oversight. A clerk, for example, sees that an error…
  • May 23

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016

    Pyramid Legalization Act of 2016
    A new bill is making its way through Congress, and it’s titled “Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2016.” What’s it all about? It is an attempt by the Direct Selling Association and multi-level marketing companies…
  • May 17

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique

    Fighting Fraud With Proactive Prevention Technique
    Companies devote significant time and money to the task of making sure that their customers don’t steal from them. But how much time do they spend considering the risk that their own employees are stealing from them? That risk is great,…
Rank this Week: 94

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • May 20

    Intervening Medical Circumstances and Homicide in West Virginia – State v. Surbaugh

    Intervening Medical Circumstances and Homicide in West Virginia – State v. Surbaugh
    When an individual is charged with committing a crime, a prosecutor has the obligation to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the elements of that crime in order to obtain a conviction. This often includes establishing that the defendant…
  • May 6

    Sex Offender Registration Requirements in West Virginia – State v. Beegle

    Sex Offender Registration Requirements in West Virginia – State v. Beegle
    In West Virginia, and other states throughout the country, when individuals are convicted of committing sex crimes, they are required to join their state sex offender registry. This registry is used to keep track of where sex offenders live…
  • Apr 29

    Unreasonable Search and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment – United States v. Palmer

    Unreasonable Search and Seizure under the Fourth Amendment – United States v. Palmer
    The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is a fundamental pillar of protection for the rights of criminal defendants and all those seeking to protect their individual freedoms.  Central to the Fourth Amendment is the…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 104

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 103

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • May 27

    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida Arrested for DUI Manslaughter

    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida Arrested for DUI Manslaughter
    Javier Landron of Oakland Park, Florida was arrested for allegedly driving his 2008 Toyota Tundra on the wrong lane, causing a car crash that killed Audrey Williams Ives of Lauderdale Lakes on September 7 last year. He faces charges for DUI…
  • May 25

    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida Arrested for Grand Theft and Fraud

    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida Arrested for Grand Theft and Fraud
    Igor Tikhonov of Hollywood, Florida was arrested last Thursday, news sources report. He faces grand theft and fraud charges after allegedly stealing over $500,000 from a Russian client through his investment company. Tikhonov is…
  • May 23

    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida Arrested for Marijuana Trafficking

    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida Arrested for Marijuana Trafficking
    Imran Siddiqi and Farah Lakhani of Miami, Florida were arrested on May 17 for allegedly running a marijuana growing operation in their home. Police claim to have been informed of the illegal operation via a tip received on the Crime Stoppers…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • May 27

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut

    Loretta Lynch v. Connecticut
    This week the Attorney General finally made up her mind.Following the department’s rigorous review process to thoroughly consider all relevant factual and legal issues, I have determined that the Justice Department will seek the death…
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied
    Sure, one or the other is maybe a typo.  On the other hand, maybe not.  Because once you start lying. . . .It's from Foster v. Chatman, the opinion about racially-motivated peremptory challenges released today by SCOTUS.…
  • May 22

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
Rank this Week: 318

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • May 26

    Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case

    Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case
    “Officer Nero was probably the least involved of any of the officers,” says Attorney Page Pate on CNN Newsroom discussing the “not guilty” verdict for Nero in the death of… read more → The post Officer…
  • May 23

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick

    Trump Names Potential Supreme Court Pick
    Attorney Page Pate and American University Law Professor Steve Vladeck appear on CNN to discuss presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement of his possible picks for the United States… read more → The…
  • May 5

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses possible reasons for Judge Staley’s decision to move the trial for Justin Ross Harris out of Cobb County. The post Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 146

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 129

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: 170

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/
  • May 19

    2016.012: Voir Dire Seminar in Dalla

    2016.012: Voir Dire Seminar in Dalla
    Along with Heather Barbieri of Plano and Kerri Anderson Donica of Corsicana, I’m course-directing the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations’ voir dire seminar in Dallas September 8–9, 2016. Here’s a draft…
  • May 19

    2016.011: Followup on Three Good Deed

    2016.011: Followup on Three Good Deed
    Apropos of this post, I learned some interesting things at the courthouse. Rumor is that the judge put Sam up to commenting on my blog — believable, since Sam isn’t the type to comment on blogs. Unfortunately the judge…
  • May 18

    2016.010: Brown & Musslewhite

    2016.010: Brown & Musslewhite
    The Houston personal-injury firm of Brown and Musslewhite was ripping off Houston criminal-defense badass JoAnne Musick’s blog posts. So she did what any self-respecting lawyer/writer would do in that situation: she gave the firm a…
Rank this Week: 260

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 142

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Mar 8

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)

    Seattle v Pearson (Exigent Circumstances)
    Seattle v. Pearson: The Court reversed Ms. Pearson’s conviction for one count of driving under the influence of marijuana and remanded for a new trial. The Court found that the trial court erred when it admitted the results of a…
  • Feb 21

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)

    Case Law Update (Div I on Informed Consent)
    State v. Robison: In a case in which a defendant who smelled of both marijuana and alcohol was given implied consent warnings that omitted any penalty with regard to THC concentration, the Court found that the applicable statute required the…
Rank this Week: 310

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

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

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

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

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

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

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 192

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 21

    Watched a Dope Sale

    Watched a Dope Sale
    My nightmare actually began March 2005 when I moved in with boyfriend of 6 months at the age of 34.  I didn’t know him like I thought, he was involved in drugs. I knew of his use, but did not […] The post Watched a Dope Sale…
  • Sep 21

    Stupid Kid

    Stupid Kid
    My first wife and I got married in the early 60’s and thought that $100.00 a week, with her still in high school was a lot of money.  It was ok, but not the lifestyle she wanted.  Over the years, […] The post Stupid Kid…
  • Sep 21

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp

    Snowmobiles and duck stamp
    I had two misdemeanors when I was young. Both tickets were issued by the DNR. One for crossing a road on a snowmobile to get to the snowmobile trails and one for not signing a duck stamp (I purchased one, just forgot […] The…
Rank this Week: 184

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 239

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 126

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: 313

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 178

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 140

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY
    This one hurts. We have a lot to say about Mr. Carhart. We will let those who knew him best speak for us by reprinting their comments on FACDL, Suffice to say that there are a few generations of lawyers who never knew that Ed was the best;…
  • May 27

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016
    It's a three day weekend, and change is on our mind. There used to be no security checks at the courthouse. You could walk right in. But that changed. There used to be separate bathrooms and water fountains at the courthouses…
  • May 25

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
    A Las Vegas Judge ordered an assistant Public Defender handcuffed and placed in the box. The story is here. Zohra Bakhtary, a deputy public defender for three years, has spent at least one day a week for the past year inside…
Rank this Week: 719

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland DUI news, updates and commentary. Published by Goldstein & Stamm, P.A.

http://www.marylandduilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 28

    Memorial Day message

    Memorial Day message
    I have been reflecting on Memorial Day and paying tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty. We are very fortunate to live in a place where an accused is presumed innocent, and has a right to…
  • May 16

    NCDD Serious Science Seminar Knocks it Out of the Park

    NCDD Serious Science Seminar Knocks it Out of the Park
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) just concluded its second annual Serious Science seminar Saturday in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  Attended by 21 lawyer students, the five day seminar featured a day and a half of lectures…
  • Apr 20

    The Supreme Court considers whether breath tests require a search warrant

    The Supreme Court considers whether breath tests require a search warrant
    Today the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Birchfield v. North Dakota, 136 S.Ct. 614 (2015); Bernard v. Minnesota, 136 S.Ct. 615 (2015); and Beylund v. Levi, 136 S.Ct. 614 (2015). Leonard R. Stamm, along with Donald…
Rank this Week: 3023

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 1780

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car

    Fiery Car Chase Results In DUI Arrest With Kids In The Car
    On May 18, 2016, Marin County CHP officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding when the driver refused to yield and took them on a chase into Sonoma County.  CHP officers eventually stopped the driver by placing spike strips on…
  • May 27

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI

    Driver Hits CHP Officer and Flees – Arrested for DUI
    On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a 76 year old driver was booked for felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence,  after he allegedly hit a CHP officer as she stood in the road directing traffic.  The driver then…
  • May 26

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend

    Marin County DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrols this Memorial Day Weekend
    The Marin County DUI task force, Avoid the 13, will be holding a Drunk Driving and driver’s license checkpoint and conducing DUI saturation patrols throughout the county this Memorial Day weekend.  Marin County police officers will…
Rank this Week: 4016

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1460

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • May 28

    Sexual Assault in Michigan: Dating Violence

    Sexual Assault in Michigan: Dating Violence
    Dating violence is far more common than most of us think, and often involves sexual assault or “rape.”  Whether a couple has been dating for a year or it is a first date makes no difference.  A forced sexual act without…
  • May 20

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim

    Helping Human Trafficking Victim
    Human trafficking is a crime that unfortunately happens around the globe, and not just in the U.S.  Not only are women often exploited, men and children often become victims as well.  Age isn’t a factor, as unscrupulous people…
  • May 14

    Female Sex Offender

    Female Sex Offender
    Most people who think of sex offenders automatically believe a male is the perpetrator. The fact is, the incidence of sexual violence or assault involving women who are the offenders is growing. While the tendency to commit sexual crimes can…
Rank this Week: 4749

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • May 28

    How Violence and Crime Have Hurt Michigan Education

    How Violence and Crime Have Hurt Michigan Education
    School violence and crime are problems in many cities across the U.S., and while it’s believed violence is decreasing, many schools fail to report incidents.  This means the data on school crime is somewhat unreliable, and…
  • May 27

    Investing in Youth Through Education

    Investing in Youth Through Education
    We all know that children often become what they’re exposed to, whether they live in high-crime areas, are the victims of abuse and neglect, or exposed to a substantial amount of crime/violence through television, video games,…
  • May 20

    Michigan Juvenile Lifers Win Court Victory

    Michigan Juvenile Lifers Win Court Victory
    – Hill V. Snyder, 6th Cir. 2016 On May 11, it was ordered by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that a “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” must be granted to all Michigan juvenile “lifers,” or…
Rank this Week: 3085

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • May 28

    No Child Support as Free Pizza Will Suffice

    No Child Support as Free Pizza Will Suffice
    Italians have given the world many gifts including opera, the jacuzzi, liposuction, and Roman law, which fostered the foundation for many of the world’s legal systems. However,  some say Italy’s greatest contribution (apart…
  • May 21

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding

    Divorce Lawyers Misunderstand Effects of Minority Shareholding
    The division of business assets between spouses in a divorce can be complicated and tricky. Elizabeth Berardi of New York found this out the hard way. She retained seventy-member law firm, Philps Nizer , in 2000 to draft a marriage agreement…
  • May 17

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma

    To Sign or Not to Sign: The Prenup Dilemma
    Pre-nuptial agreements are so commonplace today that no one gives them a second thought.  They are considered de rigueur in second marriages, particularly where there are children from a first marriage, who panic at the first sign that…
Rank this Week: 4855

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2452

Collin County Criminal Lawyers…

Collin County Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Texas criminal law. By Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC.

http://www.collincountycriminallawyers.com/
  • May 28

    Texas Has Tougher Penalties on First Offense DWIs Where A Person’s BAC Is Above 0.15

    Texas Has Tougher Penalties on First Offense DWIs Where A Person’s BAC Is Above 0.15
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Prior to September 1, 2011, a first offense DWI in Texas, regardless of the person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC), was punishable…
  • May 26

    What If The Police Did Not Read Me My Rights!

    What If The Police Did Not Read Me My Rights!
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 Easily, the number one question I am asked when I consult with someone on a criminal case is-“What if the police did not read me my…
  • May 25

    DWI Consequences–The Victim Impact Panel

    DWI Consequences–The Victim Impact Panel
    By Bo Kalabus www.rosenthalwadas.com; b.kalabus@rosenthalwadas.com 24-hour Jail Release: 214-402-4364 If you have been convicted of DWI and are placed on probation, you will have conditions of probation you will have to complete to be…
Rank this Week: 4544

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1244