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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/
  • Aug 19

    New ISIS Video Warns Obama and Shows Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    New ISIS Video Warns Obama and Shows Beheading of U.S. Journalist
    Truly horrifying. al Furqan Media (aka Furqan Foundation for Media Production) and al Hayat Media Center have just released a video threatening the United States if it continues strikes against ISIS. In the video, which I won't link to…
  • Aug 19

    Grand Jury to Begin Investigation of Michael Brown Killing

    Grand Jury to Begin Investigation of Michael Brown Killing
    After a night of more unrest in Ferguson, a few shootings (reportedly not by police) and at least 30 arrests, officials are calling for calm. A grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown…
  • Aug 19

    ISIS Response to U.S. Aiding Kurds at Mosul Dam

    ISIS Response to U.S. Aiding Kurds at Mosul Dam
    Last night, ISIS posted a response to the U.S. airstrikes that helped the Kurds re-establish control over the Mosul dam. You can read the English translation here. First, ISIS recounts its recent successes. Then, it says, as a result 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/
  • Aug 19

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam
    Kevin Patrick Sluga, 60, and his wife, Leslie Sluga, 57, Bakersfield, California, have been sentenced for their roles in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud scheme wherein the defendants and other individuals defrauded lenders by causing…
  • Aug 19

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster
    Jarrod Jamiel Williams, 35, McKinney, Texas, Christopher Davis Allen, 42, and his ex-wife, Cheryl Renee Allen, 51, both of Dallas, Texas, Arzonda Murchison, 43, Dallas, and Aaron Robert Martell, Georgia, who were convicted for their roles in…
  • Aug 18

    Five Indicted for Illegal Property Flipping Scheme

    Five Indicted for Illegal Property Flipping Scheme
    Nathan Smith, Patrick Steven, Jason Springer, Rick Makohoniuk, and Jerod Hogan, have each been indicted and charged with bank fraud based on their participation in an alleged fraudulent property flipping scheme in Des Moines, Iowa. The…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 16

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: 32

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: 35

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
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
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: 37

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/
  • Aug 18

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again
    8-18-2014 New Jersey: Convicted child predators could face a mandatory life sentence under legislation one New Jersey lawmaker continues to push. In August of 1994, just days after 7-year-old Megan Kanka was brutally raped and murdered by a…
  • Aug 17

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775
    8-17-2014 California: The Current Situation vs. AB 1775 For a very long time, California psychotherapists have been required to break client confidentiality only when we believe a minor or dependent adult is in imminent danger of serious…
  • Aug 17

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant
    See also: Iowa Preparing For Huge Increase In Sex Offenders Entering Probation, Parole 8-17-2014 Iowa: The programming hub for incarcerated sex offenders is at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. The medium security prison houses men…
Rank this Week: 41

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 18

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World
    "DOC has yet to release logs from botched April execution; state waiting on autopsy," is by Cary Aspinwall and Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World. Logs from the final hours before Clayton Lockett’s botched execution still haven’t…
  • Aug 18

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
    That's the title of a report at the New Republic, written by Ben Crair. It's subtitled, "The state worried new drugs could make prisoners "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway." Here's the beginning: On July 23, Arizona took…
  • Aug 18

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure
    Today's New York Times reports, "Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show," by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. There is an infographic at the link. Here's the beginning of the must-read: In an execution in 2010 in…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 56

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 19

    Cooperate Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Doe

    Cooperate Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Doe
    Via Reason’s Matt Welch, the Washington Post provides the insight of 17-year LAPD veteran turned “homeland security” professor at Colorado Tech University, Sunil Dutta, as to the mindset of the police officer on the…
  • Aug 19

    Getting The News Out of Ferguson

    Getting The News Out of Ferguson
    “This is what they do on national TV. Imagine what they do when you aren’t watching.” –Don Lemon, CNN Within the framework of how happily one surrenders constitutional rights whenever someone in a uniform issues a…
  • Aug 18

    Oliver’s Recap

    Oliver’s Recap
    Just watch.   Copyright © 2013 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else violates copyright. If this content is not in your news reader, it means the…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Aug 17

    Reality Check, Please

    Reality Check, Please
    Kevin O'Keefe, whose "Real Lawyers Have Blogs," is someone I read regularly. His take on how and why to blog is informative and useful. However, I must take issue with his post yesterday, "Every law student is on law review."I get that…
  • Aug 16

    A Little Ferguson History

    A Little Ferguson History
    Henry DavisThe Daily Beast's Michael Daly has uncovered a remarkable story of police abuse that borders on the Kafkaesque. (Thanks Overlawyered for the tip). Henry Davis was arrested by police when they mistook him for another Henry Davis for…
  • Aug 15

    Resisting Temptation

    Resisting Temptation
    The NY Times today carried an interesting op-ed piece by Jesse Wegman on resisting arrest, ending with the suggestion that the NYPD ought to show a little more restraint. It's accurate as far it goes, but it could go further.Mayor de Blasio…
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • Aug 19

    Max Soffar’s Last Appeal

    Max Soffar’s Last Appeal
    Michael Berryhill chairs the journalism department at Texas Southern University. He asked Grits to publish this extended guest post by him on the Max Soffar capital murder case, which also inspired this recent Dallas Morning News editorial.…
  • Aug 18

    Send in the clowns: Montgomery County jail woe

    Send in the clowns: Montgomery County jail woe
    The Montgomery County Commissioners Court's on-again off-again love affair with private corrections just took an odd turn.Now, after recently selling a facility next door to their own jail to the GEO Group because they couldn't maintain the…
  • Aug 18

    Throwing shade on driver surcharge

    Throwing shade on driver surcharge
    There have been two recent news articles on Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge:Texas Tribune: Is traffic surcharge program a trap for Texas drivers?El Paso Times: Rep. Joe Pickett's proposed changes to Driver Responsibility Program taking…
Rank this Week: 68

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”

    BBC: “Julian Assange speaks of ‘leaving’ Ecuador embassy”
    BBC on August 18, 2014 released the following: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will be leaving London’s Ecuadorean embassy “soon”. He said he understood from Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson he…
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
Rank this Week: 79

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 88

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: 91

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 94

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: 106

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/
  • Jul 17

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer
    I noticed this at the bottom of an email from a lawyer on a First Amendment civil case (he’s suing, I’m defending): NOTICE OF DISCLAIMERS & CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT NOT TO REMOVE DISCLAIMERS: This communication and any files or…
  • Jul 17

    Programming Note

    Programming Note
    The original version of this post included two lawyers who had cried “victim.” I identified neither; only a very small group (six people) knew who both were; those six already knew my opinion. While I had not identified him and…
  • Jun 25

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath
    After reading Martha Stout’s 2006 The Sociopath Next Door recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about sociopaths. Stout contends that four percent of the U.S. population are sociopaths, people without conscience, which Stout…
Rank this Week: 111

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: 121

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Aug 5

    Sex Offender Charged with Raping 10-Year-Old Girl

    Sex Offender Charged with Raping 10-Year-Old Girl
    A sex offender from Boston with a lengthy criminal record is set to appear in court on new charges accusing him of raping a relative's 10-year-old daughter while taking her to a summer youth program. Forty-nine-year-old Erroll Foreman, of…
  • Aug 4

    Cape Cod Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Cape Cod Man Sentenced for Child Porn
    An East Sandwich man has been sentenced to seven years in prison and eight years of supervised release for seven counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. Bryce Garner, 23, was sentenced in a U.S. District Court last week…
  • Aug 2

    Malden Sex Offender Charged with Trying to Lure Teen into Sex

    Malden Sex Offender Charged with Trying to Lure Teen into Sex
    A Level 3 sex offender was arrested Thursday night after police say he tried to lure a 15-year-old Winthrop boy into a sexual relationship. Thomas Vincent Rose, 62, of Malden was arrested by Winthrop Police and charged with enticement of a…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Aug 19

    Injury Crash I90 at milepost 10

    Injury Crash I90 at milepost 10
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 19

    District 1 Injury crash US95 at milepost 513 north of Bonners Ferry

    District 1 Injury crash US95 at milepost 513 north of Bonners Ferry
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 19

    Rollover Crash Near Pocatello Sends 2 to Hospital

    Rollover Crash Near Pocatello Sends 2 to Hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 139

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH
    Before we begin, Monroe County State Attorney Cathy Vogel says we were mistaken and she wasn't the ASA in the murder case we referenced in the prior post.  To that end, we have edited the post to remove any reference to her. Long…
  • Aug 17

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION
    In preparation for the battle of Midway, Admiral Nimitz had a decision to make: did his intelligence code-breakers successfully break the Japanese code and correctly discern that Midway was Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's next target? If Nimitz…
  • Aug 15

    AMERICA 2014: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE....

    AMERICA 2014: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE....
    FERGUSON, MISSOURI, 2014. LEFT: FERGUSON MISSOURI, 2014. RIGHT: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963LEFT: FERGUSON, MISSOURI, 2014. RIGHT: ALABAMA HIGHWAY PATROL,  BIRMINGHAM, 1963.FERGUSON, MISSOURI, 2014TIANANMEN, SQUARE, CHINA, 1989.Site…
Rank this Week: 157

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Aug 19

    Walters on Hate Crime

    Walters on Hate Crime
    Mark Walters (University of Sussex Law School) has posted Why the Rochdale Gang Should Have Been Sentenced as 'Hate Crime' Offenders (Criminal Law Review (2). pp. 131-144, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines the case…
  • Aug 19

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"
    Will Baude has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, offering but not endorsing the following arguments: 1, sometimes police officers are doing sensitive tasks that would be undermined by publicity, like meeting with confidential…
  • Aug 19

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy
    Jason Kreag (University of Arizona Rogers College of Law) has posted The Brady Colloquy (67 Stanford Law Review Online, 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ensuring that prosecutors comply with their ethical and due process…
Rank this Week: 190

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Aug 13

    23-year-old Saginaw Man Faces Rape, Robbery Charges in Connection with Incident Involving 19-year-old Woman

    23-year-old Saginaw Man Faces Rape, Robbery Charges in Connection with Incident Involving 19-year-old Woman
    On July 29, 23-year-old Willus L. Williamson allegedly raped and robbed a woman near his East Side Saginaw home, according to news reports at Mlive.com. In all, Williamson has been charged with seven felonies including three counts of…
  • Aug 12

    Bay City Man Allegedly Has Sex with Young Girl, Facing Five Felony Charge

    Bay City Man Allegedly Has Sex with Young Girl, Facing Five Felony Charge
    On Wednesday August 6, 45-year-old Bruce Scherzer of Bay city was arraigned on five felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a girl who is younger than 13, according to news reports at Mlive.com. The girl reported the…
  • Aug 7

    Saginaw Man to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault of Young Girl

    Saginaw Man to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault of Young Girl
    Michael E. Flores, a 28-year-old Saginaw man, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl who was under the age of 13 in August of last year. Flores was initially charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct,…
Rank this Week: 187

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 197

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Aug 16

    I am back from vacation, batteries recharged.

    I am back from vacation, batteries recharged.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Aug 14

    It is all about client service.

    It is all about client service.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.http://katzjustice.com My full-time assistant…
  • Aug 13

    Non-anger is the only way to go.

    Non-anger is the only way to go.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.http://katzjustice.com  Note: While I am…
Rank this Week: 212

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Aug 19

    Samsung settles GSA false claims allegations for $2.3 million

    Samsung settles GSA false claims allegations for $2.3 million
    On August 19, the Department of Justice announced that Samsung Electronics America, the U.S. subsidiary of the Korean electronics corporation, has paid $2.3 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims for goods it provided…
  • Aug 18

    Washington Post describes Medicare wheelchair scam in detail

    Washington Post describes Medicare wheelchair scam in detail
    The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold authored an excellent article published on Sunday, August 17, describing in detail how Medicare scammers perpetrated a long-running fraudulent scheme to bill for power wheelchairs and scooters,…
  • Aug 14

    Inspectors General criticize DOJ, Peace Corps, and EPA’s responsivene

    Inspectors General criticize DOJ, Peace Corps, and EPA’s responsivene
    On August 5, forty-seven Inspectors General sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, complaining that…
Rank this Week: 222

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 227

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 225

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 9

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant

    Combining Murdock and Brooks could really help some federal defendant
    In State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), the Kansas Supreme Court recently held that when determining criminal history for a defendant in a Kansas state felony case, all prior convictions that predate the Kansas Sentencing…
  • Jun 8

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill

    Tenth Circuit overrules U.S. v. Hill
    Melody Evans won recently in United States v. Brooks, No. 13-3166 (10th Cir. June 2, 2014), reversing Mr. Brooks' sentence and enhancement as a "career offender."  The court held that Mr. Brooks' previous Kansas state conviction for…
  • May 17

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie

    Pre-guidelines prior convictions are all nonperson felonie
    Ryan Eddinger and Patrick Dunn won in State v. Murdock, No. 104,533 (Kan. May 2, 2014), resulting in a new sentencing hearing in a Shawnee County robbery prosecution.  The court reversed Murdock's sentence and held that Murdock's…
Rank this Week: 241

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: 244

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 19

    Actual Innocence and Habeas Corpu

    Actual Innocence and Habeas Corpu
    Is a claim that a convicted prisoner is actually innocent of the crime, by itself without any claim that the trial was procedurally unfair, a ground for relief in habeas corpus?  That question remains unanswered.  Today in Jones v.…
  • Aug 19

    The Other Side of the Story in Ferguson

    The Other Side of the Story in Ferguson
    I take press reports with a grain of salt, not because I think reporters are biased (although some certainly are), but because I much prefer facts about alleged crimes to be proved by the rigors of presentation in court, in...
  • Aug 19

    Ryan v. Hurles Returns to SCOTUS

    Ryan v. Hurles Returns to SCOTUS
    Arizona's attempt to reinstate the death sentence of murderer Richard Hurles is back in the U.S. Supreme Court.  The prior petition was "relisted" an astonishing 22 times before the Ninth Circuit withdrew its opinion and issued a new…
Rank this Week: 316

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: 279

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law

    Because He's Not Above or Below the Law
    What should he do if it's true?  If he actually beat his wife?That's what Judge Kopf asks at his blog, Hercules and the Umpire.  He's asking about Mark Fuller. That's The Honorable Mark Fuller, Judge of the United States District…
  • Aug 15

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri

    On Drug Dogs, Rafael Montero, Thalidomide, and Florida v. Harri
    The Mets are going nowhere fast.  Terry Collins, the manager, said the other day that he expects them to be in the post-season.  Either he was either lying or he's delusional.  The team (and I'm trying to be gentle about this)…
  • Aug 10

    Really, It Was the Other Guy

    Really, It Was the Other Guy
    Whatever you think of the criminal justice system, it suffers from an unavoidable flaw.  It's operated by human beings.  That means it won't be perfect.Whatever ought in some platonic sphere of ideal justice (whatever that might…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Aug 16

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William
    Guest post by Heidi Pie AronsonBreast cancer used to be a shameful secret. Now everybody knows what a pink ribbon stands for. It’s less well-known that green ribbons signify depression awareness, along with Lyme Disease and pedestrian…
  • Aug 8

    Jewish Offensive

    Jewish Offensive
    Many of my oldest and dearest friends who have a deeper and far more personal connection than I to Israel and its People, have been writing and posting links not simply in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas' terrorist…
  • Aug 3

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk
    Previewing a declassified report that concludes that the prior Administration used techniques on terrorism suspects that amounted to torture, President Obama conceded that "we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
  • Aug 4

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    For those attending this year's ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, I wanted to alert you to a roundtable discussion occurring on Friday, August 8 from 3-5pm (Room 308, Level 3, Hynes Convention Center) entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime…
Rank this Week: 276

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/
Rank this Week: 285

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer…

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers tax crimes, fraud and federal sentencing. By the McKeller Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseefederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone
    In the recent case of Riley v. California, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that search warrants are required to investigate the digital content of a suspect's cell phones. The Court found the term "cell phone" to be…
  • Jul 9

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering
    According to an FBI press release, Rajesh Patel, a 55 year old man from Duluth, Georgia, was recently indicted on several counts of fraud and money laundering. Mr. Patel's alleged scheme sought $500,000 from an investor to purchase a…
  • May 27

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned
    For the May/June edition of Cityview Magazine, I wrote an article entitled "Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should be Concerned." A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.cityviewmag.com/2014_03/#p=136 The text of the article is…
Rank this Week: 271

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law

    Expunging And Sealing Your Criminal Record May Soon Become A Law
    St. Paul, Minn has a new bill that may someday make it's way to California. It is called the criminal records expungement bill. The bill will allow those convicted of misdemeanors and some low-level felonies, to get their criminal records…
  • May 12

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California

    What Constitutes Kidnapping In California
    The crime of kidnapping is defined as the use of force or fear to take a person and move him or her, a substantial distance. If convicted of kidnapping, the penalty can be up to 8 years in State Prison, or more if: 1) The victim was injured…
  • Apr 25

    Prep School Graduates Accused Of Drug Trafficking

    Prep School Graduates Accused Of Drug Trafficking
    Two graduates of an exclusive Pennsylvania prep school were charged with operating an extensive drug ring that dealt cocaine and marijuana to students at high schools and colleges in an affluent part of Philadelphia, authorities said on…
Rank this Week: 292

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Aug 18

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation

    Aggravated Assault Charges Result After Utah Altercation
    A confrontation on Thursday, August 14, in South Salt Lake led to a shooting that put one man in jail and another in critical condition. The man arrested has been charged with aggravated assault and other charges. Probably Not Just a Social…
  • Aug 13

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision

    Sixth Amendment Violation the Basis for Court of Appeals Decision
    When it comes to the United States Constitution and how it affects a person suspected of committing a crime, perhaps the most important amendment is the Sixth Amendment, which states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall…
  • Aug 11

    Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Accident in Cedar City, Utah

    Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Accident in Cedar City, Utah
    A hit-and-run late Thursday night, August 7, in a construction zone in Cedar City has left one victim in critical condition and one suspect charged with leaving the scene of an accident. Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right The incident…
Rank this Week: 350

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 343