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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/
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Congratulations to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child. I don't get why so many people are trashing him for having a child at age 73. He's got more energy than most people half his age and will probably live long enough to…
  • Dec 8

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy
    From Jesse Berney in Rolling Stone, An American Tragedy on what we know about Donald Trump: We know he's inexperienced and ignorant enough to cause genuine harm to America's interests....We know he doesn't understand or care about... [[…
  • Dec 7

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul
    British photojournalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie is still alive. ISIS released a new video today of him in Mosul. He asks why the coalition forces are bombing Mosul's bridges when the only people affected are residents -- the ISIS…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme
    Bruce Lewis, 65, Jacqueline Graham, 47, Anthony Vigna, 59, Rocco Cermele, 54, and Paula Guadagno, 58, were indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud in connection with a debt-elimination scheme…
  • Dec 1

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed
    Stevie McDonald, 42, Winter Haven, Florida, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for bank fraud related to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. As part of his sentence, the Court ordered him to pay restitution to J.P. Morgan…
  • Dec 1

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

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

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

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

    Lost

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

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: 15

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
Rank this Week: 19

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
  • Dec 8

    Divorce and Child Support: Income Available for Support

    Divorce and Child Support: Income Available for Support
    When calculating child support or alimony obligations, “income available for support” is an important concept. In this video, Tracy talks about some of the issues that may arise when evaluating income.
  • Dec 5

    LuLaRoe Review: Bad “Business”

    LuLaRoe Review: Bad “Business”
    LuLaRoe leggings have become popular, and therefore the multi-level marketing (MLM) “business” of LuLaRoe has taken off. I’ve said over and over that multi-level marketing is not a business because more than 99% of…
  • Dec 1

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)

    Suing Auditors for Malpractice (And Winning!)
    Winning a case against an auditing firm when there is a sizeable fraud (such as the Koss Corp. embezzlement) or the collapse of a Ponzi scheme (such as the Bernie Madoff case) is not easy. Simply because there is a fraud, a business failure,…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Dec 8

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program
    12-8-16 Colorado: The Colorado Department of Corrections has several gaps in its behavioral health programs that need addressing, a state audit revealed Tuesday. The department’s mental-health and sex-offender programs were lacking on…
  • Dec 8

    New sex offender rules stalled

    New sex offender rules stalled
    12-8-16 Michigan: LANSING – Passage seems increasingly unlikely for a bill that would limit the places registered sex offenders can work and was inspired by the discovery that sex offenders worked at a Lansing nonprofit that serves victims…
  • Nov 24

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader

    Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of my Reader
    A Little Extra for the Older Folk
Rank this Week: 26

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: 30

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: 36

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: 38

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 9

    Rep. Jackie Speier Explains Why Your Son’s Life Should Be Destroyed

    Rep. Jackie Speier Explains Why Your Son’s Life Should Be Destroyed
    There was an open question when Tyler Kingkade left his position as Huff Po’s staunchest neo-feminist ally to go to Buzzfeed whether he would persist in being the go-to apologist for sad tears and big lies. That question has now been…
  • Dec 9

    Reflections On Other People’s Year

    Reflections On Other People’s Year
    Today is my old friend, Carolyn Elefant’s, fourteenth anniversary of her blog, My Shingle. Carolyn started as the voice of solo lawyers in the blawgosphere, unattached to a practice area or substantive law, but advocating for solo…
  • Dec 8

    Israel To BDS: Complain All You Want, But Not Here

    Israel To BDS: Complain All You Want, But Not Here
    At Turley’s blog, he writes of Israeli Interior Minister, Aryeh Dery’s, decision not to allow entry to an advocate of the BDS movement. For the first time, Israel has denied entry to a prominent traveler due to her part…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 65

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 70

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Oct 5

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel
    Larceny and Shoplifting Cases I cannot even begin to put a number to the amount of calls I get from people bullied by store security personnel into confessing to crimes they did not commit. The scenario is always the same. Either a patron or…
  • Aug 30

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?
    No FID Card and the Danger of Reporting a Stolen Firearm This is not an uncommon story. Someone from out of state comes to Massachusetts. They bring with them a firearm lawfully purchased and possessed in another state. They don’t know…
  • Aug 23

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing

    Another Reason Why You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing
    You Need a Lawyer at a Clerk Magistrate Hearing About two months ago I was contacted by a woman who received notice for clerk magistrate hearing charging her with assault and battery on a pregnant person. After discussing the case it became…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Dec 9

    Harris on Riley and Third-Party Search Doctrine

    Harris on Riley and Third-Party Search Doctrine
    David A. Harris (University of Pittsburgh - School of Law) have posted Riley v. California and the Beginning of the End for the Third-Party Search Doctrine (University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 18, p. 895, 2016) on…
  • Dec 9

    Kuersten on Neuroimaging

    Kuersten on Neuroimaging
    Andreas Kuersten has posted When a Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words (The George Washington Law Review Arguendo, vol. 84, pp. 178-91 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It is frequently put forth that the admission of neuroimaging...
  • Dec 9

    Malone & Waibel on Extradition

    Malone & Waibel on Extradition
    Trina Malone and Michael Waibel (University of Cambridge and University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) have posted Constitutional Protections Afforded to Individuals Subject to an Extradition Request (Forthcoming in Max Planck Encyclopedia of…
Rank this Week: 98

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty
    A former casting agent imprisoned for sexually abusing boys in Minnesota is now in Massachusetts facing charges. His alleged victim is a local man who says he was 14 years old at the time of the incident in 2010. Matthew Feeney pleaded not…
  • Oct 30

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty

    Man accused of sexually assaulting family member pleads not guilty
    A former casting agent imprisoned for sexually abusing boys in Minnesota is now in Massachusetts facing charges. His alleged victim is a local man who says he was 14 years old at the time of the incident in 2010. Matthew Feeney pleaded not…
  • Oct 30

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse

    Former prep school teacher accused of sexual abuse
    A man claims a Massachusetts teacher sexually abused him in a dorm room more than 30 years ago while he was a student at Deerfield Academy. The retired teacher, Peter Hindle, spoke with NBC 10 News outside of his South Dartmouth home. He said…
Rank this Week: 101

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

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

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

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

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

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

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 108

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/
  • Nov 22

    Father Winter Warning

    Father Winter Warning
    As the seasons begin to change again, we experience a decrease in temperature and an increase in safety hazards. Although winter can be a great time to experience the holidays and snowy weather, it can be a playground of accidents. This…
  • Nov 14

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall

    6 Reasons You Should Map Out Your Trip Before Traveling this Fall
    The fall season means the holidays are just around the corner and the weather is getting crisper by the day. The holidays can often mean that more vehicles will be on the roads at once. Heavier traffic and frustrated drivers can lead to…
  • Nov 9

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident

    It Is a Bad Idea to Talk to Insurance Adjusters after a Motor Vehicle Accident
    When you have been in an auto accident that is someone else’s fault, it is a bad idea to talk to the other side’s insurance adjuster. Doing so can cause real problems for your claim outcome. Insurance adjusters know how to get…
Rank this Week: 109

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED

    THIS WAS ALL PREDICTED
    Richard Rorty, a philosopher and author, died in 2007. In 1998 Rorty wrote a book entitled "Achieving Our Country."At the turn of the century, Rorty was concerned about the marginalization of the American working class, a condition he…
  • Dec 4

    NFL WEEK 13

    NFL WEEK 13
    SURVIVOR POOLDown goes De La O- an ill-timed pick of the Big Easy Saints  sent the respected jurist and rumoured favourite down in week 13. But well played Judge De La O. Well played indeed. Luvey and Lew marched on with a Packers…
  • Dec 1

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 125

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Dec 9

    Roundup: Unprepared, Uncounted, Untrained, and On the Hook

    Roundup: Unprepared, Uncounted, Untrained, and On the Hook
    Here are a few odds and ends which haven't made it into independent Grits posts but merit readers' attention.More Harris County bail litigation Harris County faces additional litigation over excessive bail and unnecessary pretrial…
  • Dec 8

    Just Liberty

    Just Liberty
    Since I left the Innocence Project of Texas at the end of last year, I've been working with a bipartisan group of conservative and liberal allies toward the creation of a new organization aimed at building grassroots power in Texas for…
  • Dec 7

    Roundup: Jean Valjean at Christmastime and other storie

    Roundup: Jean Valjean at Christmastime and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which haven't made it into individual Grits posts during a busy week but which merit readers' attention:Draconian enhancements based on decades-old offensesThanks to "enhancements" based on felonies committed two…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Nov 28

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea

    Requisite Variety: More than Just a Good Idea
     Scott Greenfield has a visceral reaction to mindfulness for lawyers: being ‘in the moment’ is for idiots. I find Scott’s reaction more than a bit bizarre: While there are apparently charlatans selling a feel-good…
  • Nov 21

    Is Your Mind Set?

    Is Your Mind Set?
    Karl went to the store to buy a set of tools to fix his car. Only when he got home did he discover that all of the wrenches were SAE instead of metric. Discouraged, he walked back toward the store. On … Continue reading →
  • Nov 10

    Prophecy

    Prophecy
    Donald Trump will keep his campaign promises just like he keeps promises in business: only as and when it continues to suit his interests. The wall will not be built unless Trump invests in the Mexican ladder industry, in which ……
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Dec 9

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan
    I've become pretty good at distinguishing between real news and fake news.  Child pornography ring run out of a D.C. pizza parlor by Hillary Clinton: fake.  Brazen financial self-dealing, petty tweets designed to stifle…
  • Dec 7

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder
    I am very slowly working my way through the five steps of grieving (see Five Stages of Trump), mostly still toggling between denial and anger.  It is impossible to move forward when every day brings a new trigger -- another trifecta…
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 150

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 9

    The Alabama Execution and Hurst v. Florida

    The Alabama Execution and Hurst v. Florida
    As noted in today's News Scan, last night Alabama executed murderer Ronald Smith.  The execution involved last-minute petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is routine, but there was an unusual four-four split on the presently…
  • Dec 9

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Louisiana Illegal Immigrant Rapist on the Run: One of the two illegal immigrants suspected in an aggravated rape in 2013 is on the run. John Binder of Breitbart News reports that Illegal immigrants from Mexico, Christian Ramirez and Mario…
  • Dec 9

    Filling Scalia's Seat, and Dealing with the Filibuster

    Filling Scalia's Seat, and Dealing with the Filibuster
    The direction of the Supreme Court was one of the most important issues in the election, and rightly so.  Over the last three generations, both the size of government and the Court's role in influencing it (by, for example, resolving...
Rank this Week: 178

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: 181

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: 192

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: 210

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    The battle is about the battle, not about personalitie

    The battle is about the battle, not about personalitie
    In court and beyond, we are offered many opportunities to react angrily to others' seeming trespasses and lack of consideration. Some police and prosecutors try to talk uncalled-for trash about my clients. Other cars cut us off on the road.…
  • Dec 8

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof
    Three years ago or so, I was waiting my turn to check in for my annual visit to a United States Supreme Court oral argument. There in front of me was David Bruck, a giant in a modest man's clothing and visage who greeted me gently and warmly…
  • Dec 7

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge

    The genius of Virginia courtrooms that have jurors in front of the judge
    Human nature leads jurors to look to the trial judge for reassurance, comfort and guidance, in the midst of warring lawyers, legalese, and witnesses running from the dull to interesting to incomprehensible and everything in between.
Rank this Week: 238

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

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

    We Prepare Every Case for Trial

    We Prepare Every Case for Trial
    Page Pate explains why we take the time and effort to prepare every case for trial, and how this helps us get great results for our clients.   The post We Prepare Every Case for Trial appeared first on .
  • Nov 10

    Page Pate Discusses FBI Letter in Clinton Investigation – CNN

    Page Pate Discusses FBI Letter in Clinton Investigation – CNN
    Writing in CNN online’s Political Op-Eds, Attorney Page Pate explains that FBI Director James Comey was doing his job and dealt well with a very difficult turn of events. The post Page Pate Discusses FBI Letter in Clinton Investigation…
  • Nov 10

    FBI Criticized in Clinton Investigation

    FBI Criticized in Clinton Investigation
      Attorney Page Pate joins Anderson Cooper and Former Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole on CNN’s AC 360 to talk about FBI Director James Comey’s pre-election letter to Congress regarding… read more → The post FBI…
Rank this Week: 239

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 235

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/
  • Dec 8

    Will a Criminal Background Check Uncover an OUI? A Conviction for Petty Theft? My Credit History?

    Will a Criminal Background Check Uncover an OUI? A Conviction for Petty Theft? My Credit History?
    Background checks are widely used by employers during the pre-employment screening process in Massachusetts and across the country. Depending on the type of background check used, it can show everything from the level of education…
  • Dec 7

    Gun Charges in Massachusett

    Gun Charges in Massachusett
    In Massachusetts, getting charged with a firearms or weapons offense is serious business. MA is exceedingly tough when it comes to gun laws. This is for obvious reasons; misuse of guns can quickly and easily lead to serious injuries and…
  • Dec 6

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime

    ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Crime
    Oh the weather outside is frightful…and so is the nationwide uptick in crime during the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be a surprise. Most holiday crimes are related to theft or excessive alcohol. Theft is often a result of a…
Rank this Week: 246

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: 255

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
  • Dec 3

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional

    New Sheriff in Town Declares Bail System Unconstitutional
    This past September the Texas Fair Defense Project, the law firm of Susan Godfrey (Houston), and the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, Equal Justice Under Law, filed a class action civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in…
  • Dec 3

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death

    Racism and Human Indifference Leads to Unnecessary Jail Death
    Sandra Bland was arrested for a minor traffic violation by a Texas state trooper in Waller County in July 2015. She was placed in the county jail. Three days later she was found hanging in her jail cell. This past… The post Racism and…
  • Dec 1

    After Two High Profile Texas Health Care Fraud Cases, Who’s Next?

    After Two High Profile Texas Health Care Fraud Cases, Who’s Next?
    The American healthcare system is big and complex. It confuses and frustrates even the most seasoned user of the system. The amount of money that goes in and out of our healthcare system each year is staggering, and the way… The post…
Rank this Week: 277

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing
    Christina M. Kerls won in State v. McCormick, No. 109,985 (Kan. Sept. 9, 2016), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sumner County rape prosecution. The KSC affirmed Mr. McCormick's convictions, but remanded for resentencing because the…
  • Aug 27

    October 2016 KSC docket

    October 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 24-27, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Jul 9

    September 2016 KSC docket

    September 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 12-16, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend…
Rank this Week: 285

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Dec 9

    Winter Weather Conditions Between Pocatello and Blackfoot

    Winter Weather Conditions Between Pocatello and Blackfoot
    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…
  • Dec 7

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    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.,…
  • Dec 7

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    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.,…
Rank this Week: 336

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 337

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 6

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475…

    1.  US v. Williams, No. 15-10475 (12-5-16)(Hurwitz w/Rawlinson; dissent by Kleinfeld).  The 9th affirmed suppression of a statement given after Miranda rights were invoked.  The defendant was arrested for murder and…
  • Dec 4

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft

    Case o' The Week: Doe, a Drear, a New-Rule Drear: Doe and Proof of Knowledge of Real ID for Agg Identity Theft
    “Keepin’ it real” just got easier, in the Ninth (unfortunately).  United States v. John Doe, 2016 WL 6958647 (9thCir. Nov. 29, 2016), decision available here.Players: Decision by visiting Sr. District Judge Garbis, D.…
  • Dec 1

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis,…

    US v. Doe, No. 15-10063 (11-29-16)(Garbis, Sr. D.J., with Silverman and Nguyen).  This is an aggravated identity theft case.  The defendant was convicted of using the identity of a real person when he renewed his driver's license…
Rank this Week: 349

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident

    [Video] Defend Reckless Driving Following Too Closely I95 Accident
    You’d be surprised how many people call me for tickets on the interstate where they had an accident, and essentially it’s because they couldn’t stop in time when traffic slowed down or stopped in front of them. If this is…
  • Nov 7

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI

    Prescription Drugs Can Land You in Jail for DUI
    Have you ever taken a prescription with one of those labels about “using care” when operating a car or machinery? Did you still get behind the wheel? You may have been risking a DUI arrest. It’s true. A Culpeper driver was…
  • Nov 1

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost

    Virginia Reckless Driving – Breakdown of Fines and Cost
    This is just an example to show where the fines and costs go in one situation. In Virginia, fines can reach as much as $2,500. © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2016. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced…
Rank this Week: 348

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Are There Too Many People in Prison Today? One Study Finds Nearly 40% of Prisoners Shouldn’t be There

    Are There Too Many People in Prison Today? One Study Finds Nearly 40% of Prisoners Shouldn’t be There
    Recently, a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law found that 39% of prisoners shouldn’t be behind bars. Considering there are 2.2 million individuals in prison today, many believe we are in crisis and that…
  • Nov 18

    Black Friday 2016 – Safety Should be Top Priority on The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

    Black Friday 2016 – Safety Should be Top Priority on The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year
    While Black Friday is a day many people look forward to more than any other shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving also brings all of the crooks out of the woodwork. Not only are crooks ready to turn your holiday shopping into a…
  • Nov 14

    Expert Testimony…The Tutor the Breaks the issues Apart

    Expert Testimony…The Tutor the Breaks the issues Apart
    Trump vs Hillary is not the only debate that has raged in throughout the state of Michigan. The field of litigation has been in a battle over the concept of expert testimony. The battle for Expert Testimony is tug of war between Frye and…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Dec 7

    Lake County Undercover Cyber Sex Sting Nets 10 Arrest

    Lake County Undercover Cyber Sex Sting Nets 10 Arrest
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested 10 men last week following a recent undercover cyber operation dubbed “Treasure Florida’s Kids.” Detectives said during the week-long operation, they posed online as a teenager…
  • Dec 5

    St. Augustine Man Arrested In Mobile Meth Lab Bust Outside Publix

    St. Augustine Man Arrested In Mobile Meth Lab Bust Outside Publix
    A St. Augustine man was arrested Monday afternoon after he was allegedly found in possession of a mobile meth lab in the parking lot of a Publix supermarket on State Road 16, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The…
  • Nov 28

    Citrus County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery On A Child

    Citrus County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery On A Child
    A Citrus County man was found guilty for sexual battery on a person 12 – 18 years old and lewd/lascivious molestation of a child. Authorities claim the 46-year-old man sexually battered the child while in a position of familial or…
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Dec 7

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review

    U.S. v. Clay - A Case Needing Supreme Court Review
    On August 11, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit issued an 124 page opinion in U.S. v. Clay. Review of this decision in the 11th Circuit was denied. So now the case is likely to be teed up on a Petition for...
  • Dec 6

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?

    Insider Trading - Is The Law Now Clear?
    As co-blogger Solomon Wisenberg noted here, the Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Salman v. United States resolving an issue related to insider trading. But is the law really clear now, as some claim (see here)? It would appear...
  • Dec 6

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading

    Supremes Go With the Ninth Circuit on Insider Trading
    Salman is in. Newman is out. Justice Alito writes the opinion for an 8-0 Court. Here is the opinion in Salman v. United States. (wisenberg)
Rank this Week: 377