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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com

    Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
    Alexander and Sima March fled to Canada after their 2011 indictment on mortgage fraud charges. Source: Syracuse couple on the run for five years arrested in mortgage fraud case | syracuse.com
  • Sep 22

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence

    Bankruptcies To Avoid Mortgages Results in Prison Sentence
    Barbara Jean Dennis, 60, Las Vegas, NV, a  former Nevada real estate agent who owned at least 12 rental properties in Nevada and Texas and filed multiple bankruptcy petitions to avoid paying the mortgages, has been sentenced to…
  • Sep 21

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud

    14 1/2 Year Sentence in California Mortgage Fraud
    Rachel Siders, 41, Roseville, California, was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison for her involvement in mortgage fraud schemes that cost financial institutions over $17 million. Federal juries returned verdicts in two trials, in…
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/
  • Sep 24

    Narcos' Season 3 to Focus on Cali Cartel

    Narcos' Season 3 to Focus on Cali Cartel
    Pablo Escobar's son lists 28 inaccuracies in Narcos Season 2. Not to be outdone, with Narcos planning of butchering the story of the Cali Cartel next, William Abadia-Rodriguez, son of Cali leader Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela, has an op-ed in…
  • Sep 24

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    Charlotte police have released the dash cam video of the shooting of Keith Scott. (No link due to auto-play video -- I can't even find an article without one to know what's in the video, so if you are following the story, use google.) …
  • Sep 24

    NYT Endorses Hillary, Says Trump is Worst in Modern History

    NYT Endorses Hillary, Says Trump is Worst in Modern History
    The New York Times today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. We will explain in a subsequent editorial why we believe Mr. Trump to be the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history. [More...] After…
Rank this Week: 3

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 24

    Argumentum Ad Logicam: Just Don’t

    Argumentum Ad Logicam: Just Don’t
    William Barber II, President of the North Carolina NAACP, is certainly positioned well to address what is happening in Charlotte following the killing of Keith Lamont Scott.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that the New York Times has…
  • Sep 24

    One Drink Isn’t Enough

    One Drink Isn’t Enough
    In contrast to the trend on campus, at the demand of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, of conflating intoxication with incapacity, the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, in an opinion by…
  • Sep 24

    Tenants, Lawyers And Right

    Tenants, Lawyers And Right
    In New York City, a peculiar relationship has long existed between tenants and landlords. There is good and bad on both sides, but they need each other.  There are horror stories about neglectful and abusive landlords, and they’re…
Rank this Week: 50

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 23

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne
    Defendants in criminal cases such as tax fraud, money laundering, or embezzlement often need forensic accountants to help evaluate complex financial situations. Should you provide expert witness services to criminal defendants? Tracy…
  • Sep 20

    Corporate Identity Theft: It Isn’t Just For People Anymore

    Corporate Identity Theft: It Isn’t Just For People Anymore
    You thought only people experience identity theft. Only individuals become victims of dumpster diving or poor computer security. Someone gets a credit card in your name, and you’ve become a victim. You didn’t even consider that a…
  • Sep 16

    Book Review: Wall Street Smarts: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Investor

    Book Review: Wall Street Smarts: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Investor
    Wall Street Smarts: A Guide to Finding Your Inner Investor, by Miles Goodwin, is masterful compilation of the best investment advice for the average person. The book does the seemingly impossible by pulling together the best investment advice…
Rank this Week: 44

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • Sep 22

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program

    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program
    Maryland Ignition Interlock Program What is ignition interlock? The Maryland ignition interlock program is designed to deter drivers from operating a motor vehicle while they are impaired or under the influence of alcohol. An ignition…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
  • Sep 15

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First

    Considering Filing for Divorce? Take These Steps First
    Divorce1 has a way of bringing out the worst in people. Even you and your spouse both realize that the marriage is not working and agree to end your marriage, the process of separating your lives and finances can create significant conflict.…
Rank this Week: 34

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

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: 28

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: 46

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 43

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 24

    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 1 279 Sexual Advance Directives Alexander A. Boni-Saenz Chicago-Kent College of Law Date posted to database: 25 Jul 2016 2 217 What is an International Crime? (A Revisionist…
  • Sep 23

    Shearing & Stenning on Modern Private Security

    Shearing & Stenning on Modern Private Security
    Clifford Shearing and Philip Stenning (Griffith Institute of Criminology and Griffith University) have posted Modern Private Security: Its Growth and Implications (In: Tonry, M. & Morris, N. Eds. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of…
  • Sep 23

    Loughnam & Ward on Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility

    Loughnam & Ward on Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility
    Arlie Loughnan and Tony Ward (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law and University of Hull - School of Law) have posted Emergent Authority and Expert Knowledge: Psychiatry and Criminal Responsibility in the UK (International Journal of Law…
Rank this Week: 137

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Report: Alleged Drunk Driver in Boston Hits Police Cruiser – Trooper Injured

    Report: Alleged Drunk Driver in Boston Hits Police Cruiser – Trooper Injured
    According to a recent news feature from CBS Local Boston, a woman has just been arrested after she allegedly crashed into a Massachusetts State Police Cruiser in Boston, injuring a trooper.  Authorities say the alleged drunk driving…
  • Sep 22

    Police Officer Accused of Drunk Driving Crash Talks Fast Food

    Police Officer Accused of Drunk Driving Crash Talks Fast Food
    In a rather bizarre incident reported by KATU 2 News, a police officer alleged to have been responsible for a drunk driving crash in a city-owned vehicle. He reportedly struck up a conversation with arresting officers about fast food and…
  • Sep 19

    Report: Police Do Not Have to Read Miranda to Boston Drunk Driving Suspect

    Report: Police Do Not Have to Read Miranda to Boston Drunk Driving Suspect
    There is no doubt that state legislators and organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are trying to make it tougher for those who decide to drink to the point of intoxication and then get behind the wheel of a car.  The…
Rank this Week: 141

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 23

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration

    Common Law in the Age of Arbitration
    Myriam Gilles, The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the End of Law, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 371 (2016).Allan ErbsenJudge-made law is dynamic. Rules adapt to innovations in technology, trends in human behavior and markets, and nascent…
  • Sep 22

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance

    Law, Legend, and Forgotten Histories of Survivance
    Katrina Jagodinsky, Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946 (2016).Karen TaniIn 2016, legal history is a capacious field – one with a catholic view of…
  • Sep 21

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action

    Whistling for the Dog in Affirmative Action
    Reviewing Khiara Bridges, The Deserving Poor, The Undeserving Poor and Class-Based Affirmative Action, 66 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Daria RoithmayrThe link between race and class inequality is a hot topic. The top two…
Rank this Week: 173

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 21

    Troy Davis’s Legacy

    Troy Davis’s Legacy
    By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my anger and my hope as an activist, all … Please…
  • Sep 21

    Troy Davis: 5 Years On

    Troy Davis: 5 Years On
    Troy was on death row for over two decades before he was finally executed. In that time he became a leader himself in the movement to end the death penalty, with his steadfast spirit and unshakeable faith in justice inspiring activists around…
  • Sep 13

    AIUSA’s Formal Recommendations to Department of Justice for the Baltimore City Police Department Consent Decree Proce

    AIUSA’s Formal Recommendations to Department of Justice for the Baltimore City Police Department Consent Decree Proce
    A few weeks ago, the Department of Justice released findings from a “pattern and practice” review of the Baltimore Police Department. Amnesty International USA welcomed these findings as an important step towards transparency and…
Rank this Week: 147

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    Its Hell to Be Poor in Texas’ County Jail

    Its Hell to Be Poor in Texas’ County Jail
    The Harris County Jail (“Jail”) houses more than 9,000 inmates and is the third largest jail in the country. We have previously stated the human shortcomings of this facility. In particular, we have discussed the prospect of those…
  • Sep 11

    Police Destruction of Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Cases in Harris County

    Police Destruction of Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Cases in Harris County
    The Houston Chronicle carried a recent report that the Harris County District Attorney’s Office had dismissed 90 misdemeanor and felony drug cases because a local Constable’s Office “improperly destroyed…
  • Sep 9

    Feds Looking for Money Laundering in Texas Real Estate Deal

    Feds Looking for Money Laundering in Texas Real Estate Deal
    Money laundering did not become illegal in the U.S. until 1986 when Congress passed the Money Laundering Control Act. This federal law made it easy to prosecute because it removed individual intent and the limits of money…
Rank this Week: 96

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…
    And not a single one of them here. They’re all over at Mimesis Law: MOB JUSTICE FOR A DEAD GORILLA NYPD GIVE FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT TO THE POP OUT BOYZ THOMAS VITANOVITZ’S LUCKY INTERVENTION…TO A POINT DONALD RAY…
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
Rank this Week: 84

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse…

My Arizona Criminal, Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Focuses on the intersection of family and criminal law. By Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC.

http://woodnicklawchildcustody.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    Coping with Failed Adoption

    Coping with Failed Adoption
    Building adopted families is a dream for many people.  Perhaps adoption is a choice in the wake of fertility challenges, perhaps adoption is the product of a relative who is unable to care for their own child through CPS, or perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse

    Tuscon TV personalities charged with child abuse
    Generally, when a baby tests positive for illegal drugs, it is immediately after birth.  That is to say, the drug for which the baby is positive is passed through the mother in utero.  The story below shows there are exceptions to…
  • Apr 29

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent

    Update on the case: DCS interview without parental consent
      In February, the Department of Child Safety interviewed a child for a child neglect investigation without parental consent. This caused much debate, with the parents (and the Ombudsman) arguing that DCS lacked legal authority to…
Rank this Week: 164

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 138

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 83

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: 110

New York City Federal Criminal…

New York City Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers news and developments in NY Federal Criminal Law. By Joseph Potashnik.

http://nycfederaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 129

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

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

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 140

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 24

    Two-vehicle crash injures one on I-84 near Sand Hollow

    Two-vehicle crash injures one on I-84 near Sand Hollow
    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 24

    Two taken to hospital after crash near Sand Hollow

    Two taken to hospital after crash near Sand Hollow
    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 23

    Five vehicle crash on I-15 near Blackfoot this evening

    Five vehicle crash on I-15 near Blackfoot this evening
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 4787

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Report: Domestic Violence Incidents Made Deadlier By Greater Availability of Gun

    Report: Domestic Violence Incidents Made Deadlier By Greater Availability of Gun
    It’s estimated that more than 2,000 people die every year in domestic violence incidents in the U.S. Of those who die, more than 70 percent are women and in more than half of all cases, it’s a firearm that is used to carry out the…
  • Sep 20

    22 Drug Arrests in Fort Lauderdale “Operation Bad Karma”

    22 Drug Arrests in Fort Lauderdale “Operation Bad Karma”
    Police in Fort Lauderdale recently made a targeted effort to take down an alleged drug trafficking ring in South Middle River near downtown. They launched a six month undercover investigation, dubbed “Operation Bad Karma,” in…
  • Sep 17

    Florida Supreme Court Considers Expert Witness Standard Change

    Florida Supreme Court Considers Expert Witness Standard Change
    Three years ago, Florida legislators passed a controversial bill that affected almost every kind of court case in the system – including criminal cases. The change involved the standard to which expert witnesses are held in court. Their…
Rank this Week: 971

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 24

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    NFL WEEK THREE 2016
    The surprise of the week is that the majority of the Survivor pool is picking your Miami Dolphins, at home against the Browns.After another scintillating week of picks last week, we confidently take on a difficult week three schedule,…
  • Sep 22

    FIRST DAY OF FALL

    FIRST DAY OF FALL
    Today at 10:21 was the Fall Equinox. No, that is not tumbling to the ground at a local gym. The Fall Equinox,  or Autumnal Equinox, as any robed reader would tell you, is when (other than the polar regions, duh!)…
  • Sep 19

    AFORMS BY EMAIL!!!

    AFORMS BY EMAIL!!!
    Wanna get an a-form mailed to you? Scroll down and find out how. The FACDLers have been busy bees lately. They recently received some shocking news: there is gambling going on in this establishment. No, really. Word has slowly…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Sep 24

    NCDD and NACDL wrap up a successful conference in Las Vega

    NCDD and NACDL wrap up a successful conference in Las Vega
    The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) just wrapped up their annual Las Vegas seminar.  As usual, it was well attended and the presentations were very informative. The…
  • Sep 24

    Hillary Clinton for President

    Hillary Clinton for President
    This is the endorsement of the New York Times.  I was going to write one but the Times did a great job with it.  So I am reprinting it here.  I will add that her Supreme Court and other judicial picks will be much better than…
  • Jul 28

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park

    NCDD Summer Session hits it out of the park
    The National College for DUI Defense (www.ncdd.com) just completed its annual summer session held in Cambridge Massachusetts.  The session featured large lectures, small lectures, breakouts, and small elective seminars. Topics…
Rank this Week: 3027

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Sep 24

    CA5: Warning potential victim of a hit on him overheard on a wiretap didn’t dissipate the exigency to try to stop it

    CA5: Warning potential victim of a hit on him overheard on a wiretap didn’t dissipate the exigency to try to stop it
    The FBI learned through a wiretap that a person was had a hit out on him by defendant, and succeeded in finding him and warning him. The mere fact he was warned didn’t dissipate the exigency because, until defendant was ……
  • Sep 24

    Esquire: The Bill of Rights Is Hanging by a Thread

    Esquire: The Bill of Rights Is Hanging by a Thread
    Esquire: The Bill of Rights Is Hanging by a Thread by Charles P. Pierce: The law is supposed to be our protector, not our enemy. Since I suspect a lot of us will be talking about the inequities of the … Continue reading →
  • Sep 24

    TN: Blood on def’s sock supported PC for automobile exception

    TN: Blood on def’s sock supported PC for automobile exception
    Based on blood on defendant’s sock, on the totality there was probable cause to believe that more possible blood evidence would be found in his car. That was sufficient for the automobile exception to apply. State v. Peden, 2016 Tenn.…
Rank this Week: 1759

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Minneapolis Criminal Law News

Covers Minnesota criminal law topics. By Thomas Gallagher.

http://minneapoliscriminallawyer.liberty-lawyer.com
  • Sep 24

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception

    Self-defense: Dominance, Escalation and Deception
    Some physical attacks are part of a robbery, a rape, a riot, or planned. Putting those to one side for now, let’s look at the other sort – attacks that spontaneously rise from anger, conflict or a sense of having been treated…
  • Sep 14

    Self-defense and The Other

    Self-defense and The Other
    The reality is that when people in our culture see two people fighting they’ll generally view them both as The Other, with suspicion. Similarly, when people hear about or think about people fighting they will tend to presume that the…
  • Mar 24

    Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 in Minnesota? Amend SF 1219 & HF1376

    Remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 in Minnesota? Amend SF 1219 & HF1376
    The Minnesota State Senate and State House now have a Bill pending to amend the Minnesota Controlled Substances Act to add various drugs and substances to the various Schedules. This is a perfect opportunity for us to urge the Minnesota…
Rank this Week: 3907

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1422

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1313

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2429

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2331

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Voting Booth Selfies – Illegal in Connecticut?

    Voting Booth Selfies – Illegal in Connecticut?
    Someone asked me other day what I meant by being a fan of Americana. Apple Pie. Parades. The Big E. Voting Booth Selfies?   Not so fast. As the Presidential election heats up, no matter who you’re voting for, you can be sure…
  • Sep 17

    The 3 Most Common Underage Drinking Crimes in Darien & New Canaan

    The 3 Most Common Underage Drinking Crimes in Darien & New Canaan
    New Canaan and Darien Connecticut police are dialing up their underage drinking party enforcement efforts. With school back in session, teenagers and high school students in small towns like Darien and New Canaan Connecticut are once again…
  • Sep 14

    Remembering Dr. Paul Turner – Expert & Compassionate Forensic Evaluator

    Remembering Dr. Paul Turner – Expert & Compassionate Forensic Evaluator
    This is my second remembrance and tribute blog posting in a week’s time. Until last week, I’ve never even considered writing one. Yet this week the legal community—as well as the Fairfield County Community as a…
Rank this Week: 1504

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 24

    Don't gloat that Texas is ahead on forensic-science reform

    Don't gloat that Texas is ahead on forensic-science reform
    Meagan Flynn at the Houston Press is right that Texas is ahead of the feds and the rest of the country right now on forensic science reform, but that fact provides cold comfort. As Grits noted in an earlier roundup, this week the president's…
  • Sep 22

    DPS on de-escalation training: We already do that

    DPS on de-escalation training: We already do that
    Among the settlement terms leaked to the press in the Sandra Bland case this week was a statement that the Texas Department of Public Safety would provide de-escalation training for current and future troopers.The Houston Chronicle reported…
  • Sep 20

    Cash-register justice, against drug-free zones, and other storie

    Cash-register justice, against drug-free zones, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while I'm focused elsewhere today:Williamson County to allow citations for pot, DWLIGreat news: Williamson County has decided to let Round Rock police officers issue citations…
Rank this Week: 438

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2132

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Polls and the Importance of Question Wording

    Polls and the Importance of Question Wording
    In mid-August, Bill and I both noted a poll by the Institute for Government Studies at Berkeley on the competing death penalty propositions.  That poll found the repeal proposition losing by 45-55 and the reform proposition winning by a…
  • Sep 22

    Stop and Frisk

    Stop and Frisk
    The controversy over the practice of "stop and frisk" has entered the presidential campaign.  Let's begin with a trivia question.  Who wrote the Supreme Court decision upholding "stop and frisk" upon reasonable suspicion?(a) …
  • Sep 21

    Justice Scalia, Prof. Amar, the Exclusionary Rule, and Utah v. Strieff

    Justice Scalia, Prof. Amar, the Exclusionary Rule, and Utah v. Strieff
    Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law is a rarity -- a prominent legal academic who has his head screwed on straight when it comes to the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule.  He has this post at SCOTUSblog titled The Court after...
Rank this Week: 4967

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3037

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Sep 23

    Courtroom Etiquette 101: The Do’s and Don’t of the Courtroom

    Courtroom Etiquette 101: The Do’s and Don’t of the Courtroom
    Courtroom Etiquette: Check Electronics, E-Cigs, and Emotions at Door For one reason or another, just about everyone will enter a criminal courtroom at some point in their lives. Whether you’re a defendant, a potential juror, or a…
  • Sep 21

    How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Can Lead to Massive Sentence

    How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Can Lead to Massive Sentence
    Federal Drug Attorney Explains How Low-Level Federal Drug Charges Lead to High Sentences The United States Sentencing Guidelines are the most significant factor impacting the lives of individuals convicted of federal crimes. Many…
  • Sep 19

    Where will a federal crime be prosecuted?

    Where will a federal crime be prosecuted?
    Venue in Federal Criminal Cases Federal offenses are prosecuted in 94 federal districts across the United States. Each federal district may have multiple divisions. Each division may have multiple federal courts. Determining where a case…
Rank this Week: 1701

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

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

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

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

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
  • Aug 31

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol
    Minnesota’s supreme court this month ruled that drugs in a person’s system can indeed be taken into account when administering a blood alcohol test – even if the initial suspicion was that they were driving drunk. The ruling…
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
Rank this Week: 1909

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

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

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 23

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

    Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Day
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement…
  • Aug 31

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol

    MN Supreme Court: Authorities Can Look for Drugs in BAC Tests, Even If Warrant Suspected Alcohol
    Minnesota’s supreme court this month ruled that drugs in a person’s system can indeed be taken into account when administering a blood alcohol test – even if the initial suspicion was that they were driving drunk. The ruling…
  • Jul 25

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team

    After DWI, Twins Pitching Coach Returns to Team
    Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has returned to the team, just under 2 months after a leave of absence due to a DWI arrest. “They could have very easily told me to take a hike. They could have thrown me to the curb, and they…
Rank this Week: 1666

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1265

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    The Difficulty of Enforcing Laws Against Driving While High

    The Difficulty of Enforcing Laws Against Driving While High
    NPR just published a relatively detailed story on how difficult it is to enforce DUI (driving under the influence) laws for those under the influence of marijuana. Like the rest of the nation, the state of Colorado has seen a sharp increase…
  • Sep 21

    Accused Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Beaten in Jail

    Accused Charleston Shooter Dylan Roof Beaten in Jail
    Last month, it was reported by CNN that the unsympathetic Dylann Roof, the accused shooter in Charleston, was attacked and beaten on his way to the shower in Charleston County Detention Center. Roof made headlines last year when he was…
  • Sep 16

    Yolo County: Motion to Suppress Evidence of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia Confiscated During Illegal Stop

    Yolo County: Motion to Suppress Evidence of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia Confiscated During Illegal Stop
    On July 5, 2016, defendant David Ramirez of Yolo County, California filed a motion to suppress evidence pursuant to CA Penal Code § 1538.5 through his attorney. Mr. Ramirez is charged with possessing a controlled substance and drug…
Rank this Week: 1650

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1762

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: 1188

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Sep 23

    Couple Charged with Rape, Sodomy, Other Sex Crimes after Utah Sundance Film Festival

    Couple Charged with Rape, Sodomy, Other Sex Crimes after Utah Sundance Film Festival
    On September 21 a New York couple was extradited to Utah to face felony criminal charges including object rape, forcible sodomy, and other sex crimes arising from an alleged incident that prosecutors say occurred during the Sundance Film…
  • Sep 16

    Doctor Convicted of Murder in Utah Seeks New Trial, Citing False Testimony

    Doctor Convicted of Murder in Utah Seeks New Trial, Citing False Testimony
    At the culmination of a high-profile 22-day trial that ended on November 9, 2013, Utah physician Martin MacNeill was convicted of murdering his wife, Michele MacNeill.  The cause of death was determined to be fatal heart arrhythmia…
  • Sep 14

    What Are the Consequences if an Inmate Tries to Escape from a County Jail in Utah?

    What Are the Consequences if an Inmate Tries to Escape from a County Jail in Utah?
    No one wants to find themselves in jail.  Some inmates, like the man who attempted to break out of Utah’s Tooele County Jail last month, decide to gamble on an escape.  No one would deny that jail is an unpleasant place to be,…
Rank this Week: 1851

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
  • Sep 21

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot
    This post examines a decision from the California Court of Appeals – Second District: People v. Estrada, 2016 WL 4729515 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that Jose Raul Estradaappeals from a judgment entered after he pleaded…
  • Sep 19

    The Fourth Amendment, the Search and Seizure of Personal Electronic Devices and “Remote Deletion”

    The Fourth Amendment, the Search and Seizure of Personal Electronic Devices and “Remote Deletion”
    This post examines a case from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Friddle, 2016 WL 4784106 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Ronald Wesley Friddle appeals an amended judgment of conviction for unlawful…
Rank this Week: 1977