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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/
  • Oct 31

    Halloween Open Thread

    Halloween Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 31

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
    In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley…
  • Oct 31

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
    This doesn't seem to have picked up as much traction in the U.S. as it has elsewhere, and it may not be huge, but it does represent a shift in stance on the U.S. global war on drugs. Robert Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 31

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Craig S. On, 62, Berkeley, California, CFO of United Commercial Bank, was charged in a criminal Information with one count of  Conspiracy to Make a Materially False and Misleading Statement to an Accountant, for his…
  • Oct 30

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeremy Michael “Mike” Head, 34, Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. The case began on February 28, 2008, when a grand jury indicted Mike…
  • Oct 29

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
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/
  • Oct 31

    Open Letter to Louisiana’s Sheriffs Regarding Halloween

    Open Letter to Louisiana’s Sheriffs Regarding Halloween
    10-31-2014 Louisiana: NEW ORLEANS — The ACLU of Louisiana delivered an open letter today to all of Louisiana’s parish sheriffs, concerning regulation of the Halloween holiday. The letter reads as follows: Dear Sheriff: It has…
  • Oct 30

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween
    This story needs to be told. This is insanity supported by the Police who folks are supposed to believe will never lie to the public. The police are fully aware of the truth re: Sex offender research and Halloween; here we see them telling…
  • Oct 30

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?
    10-30-2014 National: On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Oct 29

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?
    Today I got a call from Everest University, asking if my company needed any interns. I let them know that I was aware of the Everest College fraud, that we are fraud investigators, and that no, we would not do any business with them. What am…
  • Oct 27

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud
    For more than 17 years, I have been conducting fraud investigations, and I have learned a lot about fraudsters, their methods, and the companies they work for. Hotlines cut fraud losses in half. Anonymous reporting mechanisms like fraud…
  • Oct 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 34

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
  • Oct 30

    Mexico betrayed

    Mexico betrayed
    It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College  in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km…
  • Oct 26

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?
    LIVE NOW: a panel discussion with activists and leaders from Ferguson, St. Louis, and beyond about next steps for the movement for human rights and accountability. The 4 streams below are coming from individuals who have been streaming…
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 40

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 31

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld

    Oregon Death Sentence Upheld
    The Oregon Supreme Court ruling in State v. McAnulty is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Oregon Supreme Court upholds sentence for only woman on state's death row," is by Steven DuBois of Associated Press, via the Greenfield Daily Reporter.…
  • Oct 31

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date
    The Guardian reports, "Texas sets execution date for mentally ill killer Scott Panetti," by Tom Dart. Texas is preparing to execute a mentally ill man who dressed as a cowboy at his trial and attempted to subpoena Jesus Christ, John...
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
Rank this Week: 47

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 31

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition
    While I’m not usually inclined toward things that raise emotional or visceral reactions, this video does exactly that, and for a truly worthwhile reason. Via the Free Thought Project, the video shows Alejandro Natividad, who somehow had…
  • Oct 31

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed
    Biometrics seems like such a cool way to control access, so when Apple offered fingerprint ID in place of a PIN to access its iPhone, what hipster could resist?  Of course, David Baust in Virginia Beach may well wish he had gotten a…
  • Oct 31

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused
    The Washington State Supreme Court faced up to its own earlier error, holding in State v. W.R.  that the burden of proving consent in a juvenile forcible compulsion rape case cannot be shifted to the defendant. Throughout the police…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 70

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: 72

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Oct 31

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but which merit readers' attention:Blog vs. blog in Harris DA raceThe gloves are coming off as the blogosphere dukes it out over the Harris County District Attorney…
  • Oct 30

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year
    Apparently the plea mills that constitute the Harris County criminal court system have become so efficient they can secure convictions even without evidence; the accusation in and of itself appears to be sufficient to coerce a plea, and the…
  • Oct 30

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'
    The less you have to sell, the harder you sell it!The less you have to say, the louder you yell it!The dumber the act, the bigger the confession!The less you have to show, the larger you dress it!You gotta get up!You gotta get up and be…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 118

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN
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  • Oct 29

    DISCO

    DISCO
    Feeling a little bored, maybe a little blue? Then we have just the thing for you. A little smattering of 3rd DCA justice. The ABC's of discovery are on full display in M.H. v. State, and Judge Rothenberg and company reach the conclusion…
  • Oct 27

    I FEEEEL GOOD......

    I FEEEEL GOOD......
    The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here. We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax? Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One:…
Rank this Week: 125

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 31

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official

    New reduced federal drug sentencing guidelines about to become official
    Hard core federal sentencing nerds know that November 1 is a special day because it is the official date on which any proposed changes to the sentencing guidelines proposed by the US Sentencing Commission become official in the absence of...
  • Oct 31

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"
    the title of this post is the headline of this thoughtful new piece from The Atlantic. Here are excerpts: Liberals have long advocated prison reforms like reduced sentence lengths and alternatives to incarceration. Recently, however,…
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
Rank this Week: 147

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/
Rank this Week: 156

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 18

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"
    Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website backpage.com from publishing advertisements that have connections to the underground teenage sex trade.
  • Oct 16

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.
    A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted…
  • Oct 15

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy
    A group of Harvard professors has condemned the University's new policies on sexual assault, saying it violates the rights of the accused. You can read about it here.
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Oct 31

    In Which Cultures Clash

    In Which Cultures Clash
    I recently had a discussion with a lawyer from another culture. One of my clients is a potential witness in one of his cases, and my client got tired of hearing from him. So I sent the lawyer a brief … Continue reading →
  • Oct 31

    RIP Brad Frye

    RIP Brad Frye
    I just learned that Houston criminal-defense lawyer (and frequent Defending People commenter) Charles B. “Brad” Frye died about an hour ago of COPD. RIP, Brad. Take care of yourselves, everyone else. Copyright © 2013 Houston…
  • Oct 29

    In Which We Find the Game

    In Which We Find the Game
    I often say that criminal-defense trial practice is about playing “what’s really going on here?” At every phase of a trial case, we are dealing with people who aren’t telling us the whole truth, because they…
Rank this Week: 168

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

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

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

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 172

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/
  • Oct 30

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police
    The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Idaho State Police District 1 Office located at 615 West…
  • Oct 30

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86
    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…
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt
    BOISE - Brent R. Heinrich, 41, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute 300 grams of a mixture and substance containing the controlled substance analogue…
Rank this Week: 182

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: 202

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 21

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court

    Comedic Break: Televising the Supreme Court
    John Oliver is correct. If somebody insisted on playing audio tapes of crappy piano music hammered out on a cheap electric organ, you'd eventually punch them in the face. But if it were accompanied with a video of a cat playing said organ,…
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
Rank this Week: 203

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: 211

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 221

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 229

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 31

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message
    After a jury convicted Robert Eleck of “assault in the first degree by means of a dangerous instrument in violation of General Statutes § 53a–59 (a)(1)”, he appealed. State v. Eleck, 2014 WL 5139291 (Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act
    After a jury convicted Michael Dreyer of “one count of distributing child pornography . . . in violation of 18 U.S. Code §2252(a)(2) and (b)(1), and one count of possessing child pornography . . . in violation…
  • Oct 27

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder
    This post examines an opinion the Appellate Court of Illinois issued recently: Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130193 (2014). As the court explains in the opening sentence of its opinion, the plaintiff in the…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Oct 10

    Retesting of DNA Warrants New Trial from Massachusetts Murder Conviction

    Retesting of DNA Warrants New Trial from Massachusetts Murder Conviction
    A defendant's motion for new trial from his conviction in a 1986 murder was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as a result of re-testing of critical forensic evidence. In the case of Commonwealth v. Sullivan, the SJC affirmed…
  • Oct 1

    Odor of Unburnt Marijuana Does Not Provide Police Probable Cause to Search Car

    Odor of Unburnt Marijuana Does Not Provide Police Probable Cause to Search Car
    In the case of Commonwealth v. Overmyer, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered whether the smell of 'unburnt marijuana' provides police officers with probable cause to believe there is more than (the legal) one ounce to justify…
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
Rank this Week: 250

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Oregon High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a woman convicted of murdering her 15-year-old daughter in 2009.  Peter Wong of the Portland Tribune reports that Angela McAnulty…
  • Oct 31

    Proposition 47

    Proposition 47
    California's wine country is not exactly conservative territory, to put it mildly.  Napa County went 2-1 for Obama over Romney.  But the St. Helena Star has a scathing editorial on the "defining criminality down" initiative,…
  • Oct 31

    Political Bias in Psychology?

    Political Bias in Psychology?
    In the latest issue of the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova has a story that asks, is the field of psychology politically biased?  As the popular saying goes, to ask the question is to answer it.  Anyone who has spent any...
Rank this Week: 251

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a…

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a few days while he's out of the office.] US v. Swisher, No. 11-35796 (Ikuta with Alarcon; concurrence in judgment by Tashima).  Isn't this case déjà vu?  The defendant…
  • Oct 26

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony
    Hon. Judge Raymond FisherMix Crawford and Apprendi, and good things are bound to follow. United States v. Vera, 2014 WL 5352727(9thCir. Oct. 22, 2014), decision available here. Players:Decision by Judge Fisher, joined by Judges Noonan and…
  • Oct 24

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
Rank this Week: 253

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Halloween 2014: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

    Halloween 2014: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging all party-goers to recognize that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving this Halloween. As with all other holiday weekends, Halloween can bring about an increase in parties and…
  • Oct 29

    South Florida Man Receives 2 Years in Prison for Unemployment Fraud

    South Florida Man Receives 2 Years in Prison for Unemployment Fraud
    A South Florida man has been sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for stealing thousands of dollars in state unemployment insurance. A federal judge also ordered the 24-year-old Miami man to pay more than $60,000 in restitution…
  • Oct 24

    13-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Charged as Adult in Murder

    13-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Charged as Adult in Murder
    State Attorney Angela Corey announced Thursday afternoon that she is prosecuting a 13-year-old boy accused of second-degree murder of a homeless Jacksonville man as an adult. This is the second time she’s charged a young juvenile with…
Rank this Week: 272

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
  • Aug 4

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder
    PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix…
  • Jul 3

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol
    ** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here. Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona…
Rank this Week: 268

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 29

    idledillettante's False Police Report

    idledillettante's False Police Report
    "I'm pretty sure what Cernovich is doing is civil harassment in the state of California; and I feel badly about Quinn being harassed like this on my account." - idledillettante. 1. You are wrong. My conduct did not even close to the…
  • Oct 26

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie
    "Doxx up, don't doxx down." - Anil Dash (source) Anil Dash claims I doxxed him. Does his claim hold water or is he being dishonest? The alleged doxx. Several years ago Anil Dash wrote about his apartment hunt. He mentioned that he…
  • Oct 23

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech
    "You are also ordered not to post any further information about [Chelsea Van Valeknburg] or her personal life or online to [unclear] hate mobs." - Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn) v. Eron Gjoni. When people say mean things…
Rank this Week: 274

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

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

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

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

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

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

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 279

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 31

    Stand Your Ground Expanded In Florida

    Stand Your Ground Expanded In Florida
    Stand your ground takes another step up, as the Appellate court holds that a Floridian has no duty to retreat under Stand Your Ground Laws. Whether or not the shooter was engaged in unlawful activity at time of the shooting, does not matter,…
  • Oct 28

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?

    I Have a Warrant in Palm Beach County, Florida what should I do?
    In the criminal justice system, a warrant for your arrest can be caused by several different factors. The leading factor for why a warrant appears for your arrest in Palm Beach County, Florida is that you missed a scheduled court date which…
  • Oct 20

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise
    As a practicing Palm Beach County Criminal lawyer, I have the opportunity to read search warrant affidavits on a regular basis. Recently, some affidavits that I have read, show an increase use of thermal imaging, by the Palm Beach County…
Rank this Week: 316

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/
  • Oct 31

    PUMPKIN RIOTS YIELD DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR, RIOT POLICE AND ARRESTS

    PUMPKIN RIOTS YIELD DISORDERLY BEHAVIOR, RIOT POLICE AND ARRESTS
    Happy Halloween everybody! Have your plans for tonite all ready? I will be hiding under my bed at my abode in Salem. Whatever your plans, be careful not to take them too far. Law enforcement has a way of being overly-on-hand on nights…
  • Oct 27

    NORTH ADAMS WOMAN IS ARRESTED FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING DURING ROUTINE CAR STOP

    NORTH ADAMS WOMAN IS ARRESTED FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING DURING ROUTINE CAR STOP
    Well, it’s a Monday morning and so I am sure that you, like me, witnessed plenty of folks moaning and groaning on their way to work, school, etc. this morning. Rest assured, though, there are those who had more reason to groan about…
  • Oct 24

    ASHLAND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS ARRESTED FOR HIS THIRD DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE

    ASHLAND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS ARRESTED FOR HIS THIRD DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE
    Robert E. Murphy of Ashland, a 59-year-old (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) gentleman is, or was, a Hopkinton school bus driver. He has now been arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and…
Rank this Week: 315

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/
  • Oct 31

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy
    Nicholas R. Parrillo, Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (2013).Linda JellumAs a member of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section’s Scholarship Award Committee, I would…
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
Rank this Week: 319

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: 320

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
  • Oct 13

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl
    Der Haftbefehl verlangt eine hohe Wahrscheinlichkeit der Täterschaft. Bei Aussage gegen Aussage müssen weitere Anhaltspunkte hinzutreten, um einen Haftbefehl zu begründen. Vor allem bei Sexualdelikten heißt es häufig…
  • Oct 7

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor
    Strafen rauf, Begriff der Kinderpornografie erweitern und Posingbilder unter Strafe stellen – So stellt sich der Justizminister das neue Sexualstrafrecht vor. Das Bundesjustizministerium hat einen neuen Gesetzesentwurf in das Kabinett…
Rank this Week: 323