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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/
  • Jul 5

    Egypt Bans Reporters' Use Of ISIS Terminology

    Egypt Bans Reporters' Use Of ISIS Terminology
    Egypt's Foreign Ministry has issued a new style guide for media coverage of terrorism. It bans the use of the words "ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State." It instructs reporters not to use any religious based terms when referring to terrorist…
  • Jul 4

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria

    The Targeted Killings of the Al Harzi Brothers in Iraq and Syria
    On June 23, the Pentagon announced Tunisian Ali al Harzi, who was a suspect in the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack, was killed in an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq on June 15. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced his brother, Tariq al Harzi, (pictured…
  • Jul 4

    Fourth of July Open Thread

    Fourth of July Open Thread
    As America celebrates Freedom and Independence today, here are some thoughts on what they mean. Happy Fourth of July, everyone. I hope you all have a great day planned. When you return, please tell us about it. This is an open thread,…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year

    Gearhart Gets 14 Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kelly Gearhart, 54, a former real estate developer in California’s Central Coast, who previously lived in Atascadero, California and currently resides in Wadsworth, Ohio, was sentenced to 168 months…
  • Jul 2

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000

    Cherry Hill Man Defrauded Burlington County Residents Out of $146,000
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A Cherry Hill man who held himself out as a mortgage loan specialist has been charged with theft and other charges that he allegedly used $146,000 for personal expenses that had been paid to him by four Burlington County…
  • Jul 2

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing

    New scam targeting people looking for affordable housing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Scammers are targeting low-income families who are seeking affordable housing. The scammers are targeting some people who are using Section 8 housing, and they are using fake websites to do it. The post New scam targeting…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 5

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
  • Jul 5

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
Rank this Week: 6

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

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/
  • Jul 4

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'

    After their sentences are complete, sexually violent predators are allowed to register as 'homeless'
    7-4-15 Colorado: DENVER - A recently released sexually violent predator registered his Denver address as "homeless," which turns out to be a common occurrence. Earlier this week, Denver police posted a community notification on…
  • Jul 2

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender

    New state law provides more oversight for sex offender
    Unfortunately there is no known advocate in TN fighting nonsensical laws. Lawmakers failed to do their research, in Georgia lawmakers also tried to force registrants to provide passwords, but federal court issued an injunction which stopped…
  • Jul 2

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge

    3 charged with Troy arson now face murder charge
    Posted in Related Deaths (Note: The persons who started the fire were targeting a sex offender who also lived in the building.)7-2-15 New York: TROY -- Three people were arraigned Thursday in Rensselaer County Court for their alleged roles…
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Jul 3

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th

    “The America I Believe In”: 3 Hopes for this July 4th
    I see this poster every day in the main hallway of our Amnesty International office: it depicts the Statue of Liberty and reads: “The America I believe in leads the world on human rights.” It’s aspirational. And in too many…
  • Jul 2

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International

    10 Questions about the UK Spying on Amnesty International
    Yesterday, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal informed Amnesty International that British intelligence agency GCHQ had spied on the human rights organization by intercepting and accessing its email…
  • Jul 2

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement

    From Albert Woodfox to Kalief Browder: The Devastation of Solitary Confinement
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has specifically condemned Woodfox’s treatment as torture and called on the United States to eliminate the use of prolonged isolation. Albert’s case has returned to the spotlight in the past…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 27

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    #RedditRevolt

    #RedditRevolt
    I refer to reddit often in the comments here, for people who are interested in criminal law issues but lack the background, education or knowledge necessary to have a firm grasp of issues or law. Plus, those who feel compelled to scream,…
  • Jul 5

    The Dangerous Dilemma of Dignity

    The Dangerous Dilemma of Dignity
    Has enough time passed since the joy of Obergefell v. Hodges has given way to fighting over who gets custody of the Barbra Streisand albums? Being all in favor of gay marriage under equal protection analysis, there was nothing…
  • Jul 5

    Reduced To Jargon

    Reduced To Jargon
    Certainly, when former McKinney, Texas Cpl. Eric Casebolt pulled his gun on kids for swimming in strange waters, together with a host of other really bad career choices, it was a subject of serious interest and concern. As it turns out,…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Jul 2

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim

    Forensic Accounting in Construction Claim
    Tracy Coenen talks about the prevalence of fraud allegations related to construction projects and the work a forensic accountant can do in construction claims. She goes through the basics of the financial analysis performed on the numbers and…
  • Jun 24

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud

    Ways to Help Prevent Corporate Fraud
    Executives have the means to commit and cover up the largest frauds. They have access to the information and computer systems, they have power over all employees and they have access to the money. The finance function is riddled with fraud…
  • Jun 23

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud

    Clues to Financial Statement Fraud
    Tracy Coenen teaches about some basic signs of financial statement fraud.
Rank this Week: 35

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

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: 52

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: 59

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/
  • Jul 5

    Addendum to good bills passed in 84th TX Legislature

    Addendum to good bills passed in 84th TX Legislature
    Reacting to Grits' Greatest Hits compilation on criminal-justice reform from the 84th Texas Legislature, state Rep. James White, vice chair of the Corrections Committee, emailed yesterday to suggest I'd missed a few with which he was…
  • Jul 4

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA

    Historical lament over habeas limits, partisan election of DA
    Grits was pleased to learn from the newsletter of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society of the Texas Constitution History blog, a project of Justice Michael Massengale of the First Court of Appeals. Give it a look-see.Browsing around, I…
  • Jul 3

    The Un-Exonerated

    The Un-Exonerated
    Fran and Dan Keller never molested any children at their Austin day care as part of a satanic cult, as Travis County prosecutors alleged at their trial. But they are unlikely to ever be declared innocent by the courts, reported Craig Malisow…
Rank this Week: 69

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 74

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jul 5

    Ridley on Police Officers as Gang Sociology Expert

    Ridley on Police Officers as Gang Sociology Expert
    Magdalena Ridley has posted Down by Law: Police Officers as Gang Sociology Experts (Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 52, Issue 4, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Are police officers experts in sociology? In California gang…
  • Jul 4

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime

    Herr & Romanosky on Cyber Crime
    Trey Herr and Sasha Romanosky (George Washington University - Department of Political Science and Carnegie Mellon University - Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy) have posted Cyber Crime: Security Under Scarce Resources…
  • Jul 3

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle

    Duff & Marshall on "Remote Harms," "Abstract Endangerment," and the Two Harm Principle
    R. A. Duff and S. E. Marshall (University of Minnesota Law School and Independent) have posted 'Remote Harms', 'Abstract Endangerment', and the Two Harm Principles (Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch, A. P. Simester, et al…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 84

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 104

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    OH MY GOODNESS

    OH MY GOODNESS
    From NBC 6, video of Judge Mindy Glazer and a defendant who was her junior high school classmate. The two classmates bumped into each other at bond hearing. One was on the bench, one was wearing orange, the new black. The defendant was…
  • Jun 30

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED
    We're losing one of the good gals. We first met Vicki Sigler when she was a no-nonsense -take no guff-PD who fought like hell for her clients, with a little bit of a  home-spun old time Florida accent.When she ran for the bench and…
  • Jun 28

    DISQUALIFIED!

    DISQUALIFIED!
    Before their ridiculous runs for the presidency, three of the GOP's finest (please don't think I am not being sarcastic), Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have disqualified themselves to be President.  The reason is simple, they…
Rank this Week: 114

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 129

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter

    Supreme Concern: The Fight for Equality and Dignity and Why Elections Matter
    The Supreme Court's historic ruling that the Constitution guarantees the right to marry for same-sex couples is cause for celebration and relief.  It shows what unrelenting activism and struggle can accomplish.  And it shows what…
  • Jun 19

    Racism Deserves A Remedy

    Racism Deserves A Remedy
    The American flag and the South Carolina state flag were lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol to honor the nine African Americans killed in what surely seems like a racially-motivated terrorist attack at Emanuel African Methodist…
  • Jun 17

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act

    Rachel Dolezal Is Acting Like A Child Abuse Victim Act
    Guest post by Tina DupuyIn the wake of the Duggar molestation scandal and now the quirky case of Rachel Dolezal, one thing is clear: We as a public don’t know what child abuse looks like. The CDC estimates that one in four American…
Rank this Week: 148

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jun 13

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)
    Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you. If you are a…
  • Jun 1

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?

    Elonis and What is an Online Threat?
    On college campuses and Twitter accounts everywhere, "threat" has taken on an overbroad definition. Merely disagreeing with someone is harassing and threatening conduct. Calling someone a bad name or hurting their feelings is a…
  • May 31

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege

    Anita Sarkeesian's Unknown Ghost Writer Shows Power of Female Privilege
    Most of you have never heard of Josh McIntosh, the male ghost writer behind media powerhouse Feminist Frequency. Yet most of you, especially those familiar with GamerGate, are familiar with the smiling face of Fem Freq - Anita Sarkeesian.…
Rank this Week: 150

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 5

    "A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for 'Idiots'"

    "A Reassessment of Common Law Protections for 'Idiots'"
    The title of this post is the title of this new piece by Michael Clemente recently posted to SSRN. Here is the abstract: When the Eighth Amendment was ratified, common law protections categorically prohibited the execution of “idiots.” On…
  • Jul 5

    New York Times reviews juve problems with modern sex-offender law

    New York Times reviews juve problems with modern sex-offender law
    The front-page of today's New York Times has this lengthy article, headlined "Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries." Here are excerpts: Until one day in December, Zachery Anderson was a typical…
  • Jul 4

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"

    "Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders"
    The title of this post is the headline of this encouraging lengthy front-page New York Times article. Here are excerpts: Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 160

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 3

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched
    Help is on the way for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Nearly one in six Massachusetts women has experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. That's why Governor Charlie Baker is re-launching a council to tackle…
  • Jul 1

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape
    A man wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly raping a child was arrested Tuesday in the town of Austerlitz, New York, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Santoro, 28, was arrested on a warrant at his home on Rapp Road,…
  • Jun 29

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
Rank this Week: 165

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 2

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"

    "The Shameful Liberal Exploitation of the Charleston Massacre"
    The storm of racially-charged controversy surrounding the Charleston Massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina last month continues to steal news headlines and remain at the center of heated debate. Addressing the topic of race and…
  • Jul 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Criminals Adapting to CA's Prop 47:  Though too early to comprehensively assess how California's Prop 47, the voter approved initiative that went into effect in November 2014 downgrading certain felonies to misdemeanors, law enforcement…
  • Jul 1

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie

    Justice Breyer's Dubious Authoritie
    The following is a guest post by Connecticut Senior Assistant State's Attorney Harry Weller, commenting on Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion in Glossip v. Gross on Monday. The Connecticut Superior Court decision referred to is In re Death…
Rank this Week: 168

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 190

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 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 195

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 192

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' The Week: Crawford and Kozinski, a Patriotic Pair - Esparaza and Testimonial Evidence
      Nothing more patriotic for the Fourth of July than a case upholding core constitutional rights (and a remarkable article advocating for greater justice in our system of criminal law and procedure).United States v. Esparza, 2015 WL…
  • Jul 2

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461…

    United States v. Pocklington, No. 13-50461 (McKeown with Kleinfeld and M. Smith) --- The Ninth Circuit held that a district court lacks jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3565(c) to retroactively revoke probation after the probation term…
  • Jul 1

    Two of today's decisions involve a…

    Two of today's decisions involve a question about the proper decision maker in § 2254 habeas cases for the stay-and-abeyance procedure described in Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269 (2005).  The third involves a collateral attack on a…
Rank this Week: 198

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 197

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Jul 5

    Crash near Wendell claims one

    Crash near Wendell claims one
    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…
  • Jul 2

    SE Idaho Law Enforcment to Ride the Rails to Stop Rail Crossing Violation

    SE Idaho Law Enforcment to Ride the Rails to Stop Rail Crossing Violation
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jul 2

    *UPDATE* High-speed pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston

    *UPDATE* High-speed pursuit, US95 south of Lewiston
    *****UPDATE******UPDATE*****UPDATE****** Suspect has been located and is in custody. *****UPDATE*****UPDATE******UPDATE****** On July 2, 2015, at about 9:43 a.m., the Idaho State Police initiated an enforcement contact on a 2002 Ford pickup…
Rank this Week: 235

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 236

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 2

    This blog will be reactivated by next week

    This blog will be reactivated by next week
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   Thanks to my webmaster, my new blog and website design are due to be launched by next week.   I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more…
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
Rank this Week: 257

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: 256

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

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

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
Rank this Week: 292

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 308

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
  • Jul 5

    Unreasonable, Disparate Punishments for Federal Hydrocodone Cases Coming Soon

    Unreasonable, Disparate Punishments for Federal Hydrocodone Cases Coming Soon
    In 3400 B.C., opium poppy was cultivated in the lower Mesopotamia. It was called the “joy plant” by the Sumerians. Opium through the centuries has been hailed, and used, as a cure to pain. The famed English physician Thomas…
  • Jul 4

    Injustice Spawned by the 851 Federal Repeat Drug Offender Enhancement

    Injustice Spawned by the 851 Federal Repeat Drug Offender Enhancement
    Despite recent changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and new policies regarding drug sentencing issued by the Department of Justice, sentences in federal drug case remain draconian. Section 841 of Title 18, United States Code, sets…
  • Jul 3

    Sloppy Police Work, Good Lawyering Leads to Suppression of Evidence in Child Porn Case

    Sloppy Police Work, Good Lawyering Leads to Suppression of Evidence in Child Porn Case
    Whether Yuri Bershchansky possessed child pornography in November 2010 in violation of Section 2252 (a) (4) (B) and (b) (2) of Title 28, United States Code, will never be truly known. Why? The Department of Homeland Security, in its…
Rank this Week: 327

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: 324

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: 333

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
  • Jun 30

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.

    Your Rights. Your Lawyer.
    Criminal and DWI Defense in the District of Columbia.
  • Jun 22

    Trial Transcript: New Prosecutor Struggles With Basics of Direct Examination

    Trial Transcript: New Prosecutor Struggles With Basics of Direct Examination
      A: It is a photograph of the bottle that was thrown through the window. Q: How did you find that bottle? A: I didn’t find the bottle. The policeman found the bottle. THE COURT: So she didn’t... Read More
  • Jun 19

    “Badgering” the Witness at a CPO Hearing

    “Badgering” the Witness at a CPO Hearing
      The judge informs me that I am “badgering” the witness. I have heard of “arguing with a witness” and “harassing a witness.” Until the judge accuses me of “badgering” the witness, however,…
Rank this Week: 361