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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/
  • Mar 5

    TalkLeft Appreciation Day

    TalkLeft Appreciation Day
    It's been about three months since I last asked readers and commenters to contribute to TalkLeft. TalkLeft is not an inexpensive venture. I have been personally funding the site for 13 years, and since I eliminated paid advertisements a…
  • Mar 5

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Syria killed the top leaders of Jabhat al-Nusra today in a drone attack in Idlib. Among those killed: Military commander Abu Humam al-Shami. Reports say others killed include Abu Musab al-Palestinian, Abu Omar al-Kurdi, and Abu Bara…
  • Mar 5

    The Media Gets On Board: Indonesia Execution

    The Media Gets On Board: Indonesia Execution
    The headline of an article in Australia's The Independent today reads: Welcome to 'Execution Island' – the Indonesian holiday resort where foreigners are sent to die I can't remember another case when the media around the... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY

    FL - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: THE RALLY IN TALLY
    Advocates of sex offender registry reform will gather in a peaceful protest at the Florida State House in Tallahassee FL on April 22, 2015 during the annual Lauren Book's 'Walk In My Shoes' event. The Rally in Tally is a joint collaboration…
  • Feb 23

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage

    UK - Facebook case: Sex offender is awarded £20,000 in damage
    Original Article 02/20/2015 Damages of £20,000 have been awarded to a convicted sex offender who sued Facebook, the operator of a page called Keeping our Kids Safe from Predators 2. Facebook Ireland Limited, hosted the page, operated…
  • Feb 22

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?

    CA - Why Are So Many Sex Offenders Getting Murdered in California's Prisons?
    Original Article 02/18/2015 By Seth Ferranti In prison, there is no creature lower than a sex offender. Even snitches get a pass before these guys. SOs, chomos, pedophiles—the nicknames all mean the same thing, and they help average…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Man Sent to Prison for Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Man Sent to Prison for Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Agustin Simon, 53, Patterson, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 15 months in prison for conspiring to commit bank fraud. Simon was convicted of submitting fraudulent short-sale…
  • Mar 4

    Jury Convicts Woman of Using Stolen ID to Obtain HELOC

    Jury Convicts Woman of Using Stolen ID to Obtain HELOC
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Rachel Siders, 39, Roseville, California, was convicted by a federal jury and found guilty of bank fraud, making a false loan application, and committing aggravated identity theft. Siders’ week-long trial was held…
  • Mar 3

    Purported Real Estate Agent / Loan Officer Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

    Purported Real Estate Agent / Loan Officer Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dana Faulkner, 48, Oakland, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to one year in prison for conspiring to commit mail fraud and make false statements in loan applications. Faulkner is…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Mar 4

    Town of Penfield pushes ahead with sex offenders restriction law despite court ruling

    Town of Penfield pushes ahead with sex offenders restriction law despite court ruling
    See also: Penfield Holds Public Hearing On New Sex Offender Bill 3-5-15 New York: Despite a state Court of Appeals ruling, the Town of Penfield is full speed ahead with a local law to restrict where sex offenders can live. There's apparent…
  • Mar 3

    House looks at sex offender long-term care

    House looks at sex offender long-term care
    3-4-15 Iowa: A bill offered in the Iowa House last week would establish “one or more” facilities that may cause concern for residents of any community in which such a facility is operated. House File 399 was offered Wednesday by state…
  • Mar 3

    White collar crime registration

    White collar crime registration
    3-4-15 Utah: The House Law Enforcement committee passed H-B 378, which authorizes the attorney general’s office to set up a registry for convicted fraudsters, much like a sex offender registry. The bill goes to the full House for debate. …
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
  • Mar 5

    Saudi Arabia: 10 Brutal Facts Beyond Raif Badawi’s Case

    Saudi Arabia: 10 Brutal Facts Beyond Raif Badawi’s Case
    Tomorrow marks eight weeks since the Saudi Arabian authorities publicly flogged the blogger and activist Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for “insulting Islam” and founding an online forum for…
  • Mar 1

    Four Questions for Prime Minister Netanyahu

    Four Questions for Prime Minister Netanyahu
    This week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give two major speeches in Washington, DC.  The first is Monday at the conference of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  The second is on Tuesday…
  • Feb 27

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?

    What’s Special about the US “Special Envoy” for LGBT Rights?
    On Monday, February 23, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Randy Berry as the first ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons worldwide. Amnesty International joined other…
Rank this Week: 20

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 33

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 5

    If It’s Wednesday, We Like the Fed

    If It’s Wednesday, We Like the Fed
    The Department of Justice issues two reports, one condemning the police in Ferguson, Missouri, for racism, and the other concluding that its investigation did not support bringing civil rights charges against Police Officer Darren Wilson for…
  • Mar 5

    Defend, But Only So Much

    Defend, But Only So Much
    The Dersh’s conundrum was obvious: he was accused of heinous conduct in a proceeding where he wasn’t a party, thus precluding him from the opportunity to present a defense.  So he took to the streets to defend his honor and…
  • Mar 4

    Why Would They Lie?

    Why Would They Lie?
    Richard Wesley conducted himself appropriately as a school counselor and child behavioral specialist at the Sixth District Elementary School in Covington, Kentucky.  That’s where he used to work, before he was falsely tarred a…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 41

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: 47

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: 52

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/
  • Mar 5

    Pragmatic arguments the strongest for 'raise the age' proposal

    Pragmatic arguments the strongest for 'raise the age' proposal
    In politics, wisdom counsels humility when one's opponents make true, valid arguments undermining one's position. So let's acknowledge the truth of criticisms regarding the proposal to raise the age of criminal culpability in Texas from 17 to…
  • Mar 5

    Fighting unconstitutional taxes disguised as court fee

    Fighting unconstitutional taxes disguised as court fee
    Emily DePrang at the Texas Observer has filed a report on former GOP Court of Criminal Appeals candidate Jani Wood's laudable crusade against unfair and unconstitutional court fees. Her latest victory proved the state's "DNA record fee" is an…
  • Mar 4

    Analyzing legislation to reform Texas sex-offender civil commitment program.

    Analyzing legislation to reform Texas sex-offender civil commitment program.
    When Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire filed SB 746 revamping Texas' civil commitment program aimed at sexually violent predators, Grits tried in vain to grok the ins and outs of all the changes and their import from…
Rank this Week: 77

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
  • Mar 5

    Finding a Thief: Personal Red Flags of Fraud

    Finding a Thief: Personal Red Flags of Fraud
    As victims of occupational fraud reflect on crimes committed against their companies, they wonder if there were any signs that a fraud was occurring. They wonder how a trusted employee could steal from the company. Sadly, frauds are committed…
  • Mar 4

    Essential Oils Scam: NOT a Medical Treatment

    Essential Oils Scam: NOT a Medical Treatment
    Social media has been exploding over the last year with claims that essential oils have cured all sorts of diseases and illnesses. Obviously, this is a total scam. Even worse, essential oils are being pushed through multi-level marketing…
  • Feb 27

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset

    Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Asset
    Tracy explains the purpose of a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case, and the process used to analyze the family’s finances. The lifestyle analysis may be used to determine how much money is required to continue living the lifestyle the…
Rank this Week: 64

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 73

Grace Case

Grace Case

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

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

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

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

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

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

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 71

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Coyote Deported 49Times:  A Mexican smuggler arrested while trying to bring 17 illegal aliens into the U.S, told border agents that he has been caught and deported 45 times as a juvenile and four times as an adult.  Ildefonso…
  • Mar 5

    April Supreme Court Argument

    April Supreme Court Argument
    The US Supreme Court has announced its April oral argument calendar.  This is the last session for the term.  Here are the criminal and related cases:Monday, April 20:  Johnson v. United States, No. 13-7120 will be reargued.…
  • Mar 5

    Three Big Questions for Criminal Justice Reform

    Three Big Questions for Criminal Justice Reform
    I'm preparing for a few debates and panels on sentencing reform when I return to the mainland next week.  In surveying the territory, I see three major questions that could use more definitive answers than they have now.  Indeed,…
Rank this Week: 101

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 94

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    OC Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested in the United Kingdom

    OC Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested in the United Kingdom
    Roger Alan Giese, 40, a former Buena Park choir teacher who fled the United States pending a jury trial was captured in the United Kingdom.  Giese fled the US in 2007 while awaiting trial on child sexual assault charges.  Giese had…
  • Mar 4

    Federal Agents Raid Orange County Home

    Federal Agents Raid Orange County Home
    Federal agents raided homes in Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County in an effort to investigate the practice of “maternity tourism.”  An apartment complex near John Wayne Airport was one of the…
  • Feb 28

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI

    Santa Ana Man Charged with Murder After Fatal DUI
    A Santa Ana man was charged with murder and felony hit and run causing death after killing Pearleen Hopkins on January 28, 2015.  Dallas Reichstein, 46 faces 34 years to life in prison after his SUV struck Hopkins on West MacArthur…
Rank this Week: 140

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: 154

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/
  • Mar 2

    Homeland Security Blanket

    Homeland Security Blanket
    It is amusing to watch Republicans' inability to govern their own lunatic ward d/b/a the House of Representatives.  House Speaker John Boehner's orange hue is starting to pale as he attempts to…
  • Feb 27

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out

    Evolution Of The Republican Party Or Why Democrats Need To Tune In And Turn Out
    What does it mean that your typical Republican does not believe in global warming or evolution, but does believe that Christianity should be established as this country's national religion?  According to a recent Public Policy…
  • Feb 20

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point

    Giuliani's World: A Noun, A Verb and A Crazy GOP Talking Point
    Rudy Giuliani is a mean-spirited hack who long ago gave up any right to appear in polite society, much less be the driver of a news cycle.  But there he was, speaking at a fundraiser for a fellow traveler, Wisconsin Governor Scott…
Rank this Week: 177

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Defendant's prior conviction does not qualify as a crime of violence.

    Defendant's prior conviction does not qualify as a crime of violence.
    In U.S. v. Estrada, Defendant Rudy Estrada pled guilty to illegal re-entry after being deported subsequent to an aggravated felony conviction. He now appeals the 48-month sentence imposed by the district court, arguing that the district…
  • Aug 15

    Mandatory minimum sentence for firearm charge upheld on appeal

    Mandatory minimum sentence for firearm charge upheld on appeal
    In U.S. v Payne, Defendant Payne appealed his sentence for bank robbery and possession of a firearm, arguing that the district court violated his Sixth Amendment rights when it sentenced him to the mandatory minimum sentence on a firearm…
  • Aug 4

    Consent by defendant's wife to the full search of defendant's computer results in a valid

    Consent by defendant's wife to the full search of defendant's computer results in a valid
    In U.S. v Watkins, the defendant appealed the court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence in violation of the Fourth Amendment obtained by the government as a result of a warrantless search of his computers and its denial of his motion…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Feb 24

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE

    MICHAEL JORDAN IS ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING MURDER IN COPELY SQUARE
    There is an abundance of high profile criminal cases pending in various courts. A number of these cases feature sports figures in the role of “The Defendant”. However, no, this is not that Michael Jordan. This Michael Jordan is…
  • Feb 23

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR

    FELONY LARCENY CHARGES ARE DISMISSED DUE TO COMMONWEALTH'S GRAND JURY ERROR
    Grand juries meet in private… Except for the prosecution of course. No judge, no defense attorney and no defendant. I would imagine you could almost quote by heart at this point the saying that "a prosecutor could indict a ham…
  • Feb 20

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER

    WORCESTER PRISON GUARD IS CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE OF ARMED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER
    Jaime Fuentes ,48, is/was a prison guard at the infamous maximum security state prison,Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. As of Wednesday, he is the "Defendant". He was living in Worcester. Now he in custody, held without…
Rank this Week: 120

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 121

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 152

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: 166

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: 142

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/
  • Mar 5

    Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital in Canyon County

    Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital in Canyon County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 5

    Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital in Canyon County

    Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital in Canyon County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 5

    Idaho State Police to Commission 16 Troopers on Friday During Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda

    Idaho State Police to Commission 16 Troopers on Friday During Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
Rank this Week: 307

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 5

    CHIEF JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED, AND MORE

    CHIEF JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED, AND MORE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:EL JEFE JUEZ SOTO .........Congratulations go out to Judge Bertila Soto as she was elected, unopposed, to a second term as Chief Judge by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit's 123 County and Circuit Court Judges.  Judge…
  • Mar 3

    THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION

    THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ, THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION .....Today begins the annual migration to Tallahassee for the 160 elected legislators, (120 in the House and 40 in the Senate) as the two chambers decide how many…
  • Mar 2

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS
    March is a month of comings and goings. Coming: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will be addressing a joint session of congress. Going: Attorney General Eric Holder. A PERFECT TIME:If you are a long time Miami…
Rank this Week: 241

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    PA Man Charged For 2 DUI’s in One Day

    PA Man Charged For 2 DUI’s in One Day
    A Pennsylvania man faced his first preliminary hearing Wednesday (March 4) after receiving DUI charges on the same day 5 hours apart in two different counties. The first took place around 3 p.m. when the man hit a house in Middleton, PA…
  • Mar 4

    N. Dakota Man Cited For DUI While Driving Zamboni

    N. Dakota Man Cited For DUI While Driving Zamboni
    A Zamboni driver in North Dakota was arrested on suspicion of DUI during a high school ice hockey game, after spectators noticed him driving erratically while operating the Zamboni. According to reports, police were called and the man was…
  • Mar 3

    Former Ravens Cornerback Charged For DUI

    Former Ravens Cornerback Charged For DUI
    Baltimore Ravens reserve cornerback Victor Hampton has been arrested and charged for DUI and speeding after being pulled over in North Carolina going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. Hampton allegedly had an open alcohol container in the car and had…
Rank this Week: 200

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Mar 5

    Court-Appointed Lawyers: Too Busy? Lighten Your Case Load

    Court-Appointed Lawyers: Too Busy? Lighten Your Case Load
    I will not take cases away from the Public Defender Service. How can I take someone’s money when that person is already getting top-notch legal representation for free? I am trying to make a living. But I also have to live with myself.…
  • Mar 3

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case

    Saidi v. U.S.: No Special Findings in Defense-of-Property Case
    You are allowed to use a reasonable amount of force to protect property.  This is true “regardless of any actual or threatened injury to the property by the trespasser.”  Moreover, upon timely request with sufficient…
  • Feb 25

    Three Voices in Writing

    Three Voices in Writing
                            H/T Ken White
Rank this Week: 269

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Mar 4

    Snow has closed the courts. I am working from home today.

    Snow has closed the courts. I am working from home today.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Today is the second time this year that court…
  • Mar 3

    The magic of eliminating a**hole from your vocabulary.

    The magic of eliminating a**hole from your vocabulary.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.     It can be tempting for me to think of various…
  • Mar 1

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.

    D.C. Bar magazine's mindfulness cover article quotes me at length.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Fighting for the best outcome for DWI/DUI, drugs, marijuana, sex charges, felonies and misdemeanors.       Now online is the D.C. Bar monthly magazine's…
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Mar 4

    2015.45: Problems in Evidence Tampering I

    2015.45: Problems in Evidence Tampering I
    Suppose that a client comes to you with a problem: he has a computer hard drive full of child pornography, and he wants to know what to do with it. What do you tell him? It's illegal for him to … Continue reading →
  • Mar 3

    2015.44: One out of Seven—an F for McBrayer

    2015.44: One out of Seven—an F for McBrayer
    Justin McBrayer laments the fact that our public schools are teaching our children that there are no moral facts, and therefore no moral truths. He gives seven examples, from online fact vs. opinion worksheets, of facts that kids are taught…
  • Feb 28

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …

    2015.43: Don’t Worry, Be Happy …
    … I’ve got your back. (Eat your heart out, Reposa.) Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches…
Rank this Week: 247

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 240

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Career Talk for BCS Intern

    Career Talk for BCS Intern
    Lovis, BCS Compliance Coordinator, at left, meeting with BCS Interns and Judge Saunders‘Just ask questions. When you see someone in the courthouse and you want to know how they got there, don’t be afraid to just ask…
  • Feb 2

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub

    A Prison Tranformed into a ReEntry Hub
    The Fulton Correctional FacilityThe Bronx will soon be getting a dedicated reentry facility, fittingly housed on the site of a prison that was closed in 2011 after a marked decrease in New York's inmate population. The Osborne…
  • Jan 20

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS

    Educational Empowerment Group at BCS
     Bronx Community Solutions is creating a new social service group for adolescent clients who were disengaged or at risk of dropping out from school. The group is intended to help young people explore their educational goals, and to…
Rank this Week: 242

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
  • Jan 28

    When it Comes to FOIA, Think Outside The Box

    When it Comes to FOIA, Think Outside The Box
    Here is a case worth reading: Competitive Enterprise Institute, et al. v. National Security Agency, Civil Action No. 14-975, In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The Competitive Enterprise Institute and two other…
  • Dec 19

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result
    On December 18, 2014, the USEPA released its annual enforcement and compliance report. According to the report, in fiscal year 2014, the USEPA criminal program generated $63,000.000.00 in fines and restitution, secured $16,000,000.00 in…
Rank this Week: 295

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 204

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 316

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: 290

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: 313

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 215

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 641

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/
  • Mar 16

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Prepare to Win

    Driver's License Appeals in Michigan - Prepare to Win
    In a recent driver's license restoration article, I highlighted the importance of my "prep session" with my client immediately prior to his or her actual license appeal hearing. It is critical to the success of any license…
  • Mar 13

    Michigan DUI - The Secrets to Succe

    Michigan DUI - The Secrets to Succe
    There are times I'd like to really detail how I've handled a particular DUI charge, or the specific result I've accomplished, but I have to hold back in the larger interests of diplomacy and politics. In this article, I'm going...
  • Mar 9

    First Offense DUI in Oakland County

    First Offense DUI in Oakland County
    If you have been arrested for a 1st offense OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) charge in any Oakland County city or township, you've probably already heard that things are "tougher" there than in neighboring Macomb or Wayne Counties.…
Rank this Week: 484

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 367

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Mar 5

    Offense Date for Habitual Felon Indictment

    Offense Date for Habitual Felon Indictment
    A recent conversation reminded me about a question I’ve received several times over the years: On a habitual felon indictment, what should be listed as the offense date? The two main choices are (1) the date of the substantive felony…
  • Mar 4

    Pattern Jury Instruction Now Available for Free Online

    Pattern Jury Instruction Now Available for Free Online
    Yesterday, I received the following announcement from a colleague here at the School. I thought that it was worth sharing in its entirety: The North Carolina Pattern Jury Instructions (PJI) are now available, for free, in PDF Format in…
  • Mar 3

    State v. McDonald Provides Useful Primer on Checkpoint

    State v. McDonald Provides Useful Primer on Checkpoint
    The facts. A detective with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department writes a plan for a checkpoint to be conducted later in the evening. The plan states that the checkpoint will be established at the intersection of Ashley Road and Joy…
Rank this Week: 758

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Mar 5

    Vorführung eines Schöffen

    Vorführung eines Schöffen
    Bis 1924 gab es in Deutschland noch echte Geschworenengerichte, übrig geblieben sind davon heute nur noch zwei Schöffen, die in bestimmten Verfahren als ehrenamtliche Richter das Volk abbilden sollen („Im Namen des…
  • Mar 2

    § 153a StPO und die Unschuldsvermutung

    § 153a StPO und die Unschuldsvermutung
    Gestern endete das Verfahren gegen Sebastian Edathy mit einer Einstellung nach § 153a StPO gegen Zahlung von 5.000 Euro zugunsten des Kinderschutzbundes. Trotz seines Geständnisses darf er sich allerdings weiterhin als unschuldig…
  • Mar 2

    § 153a StPO und die Selbstbelastungsfreiheit

    § 153a StPO und die Selbstbelastungsfreiheit
    Es ist zumindest ein ganz schlechter Stil, den die Staatsanwaltschaft im Fall Edathy an den Tag gelegt hat. Man konnte in weiten Strecken den Eindruck gewinnen, dass Verfahren werde mehr über die Medien als im Gerichtssaal geführt.…
Rank this Week: 745

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 481