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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 2

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment

    Investment Fraud Scheme Indictment
    Angelo Alleca, 46, Buffalo, New York, and Mark Morrow, 54, Cincinnati, Ohio, were arraigned on charges of orchestrating a multi-million dollar investment fraud scheme.  The Defendants marketed several funds that were supposed…
  • Feb 2

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Convicted in Ponzi Scheme
    Thomas Franklin Tarbutton, 56, Newport Beach, California, a hard money lender, was convicted by a jury of embezzling over $3 million from investors in a Ponzi real estate-mortgage investment fraud scheme. Between 2004 and 2010, Tarbutton…
  • Feb 2

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    Six Year Sentence in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
    Randy Poulson, 44, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, was sentenced to 72 months in prison for scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors –…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 7

    Halftime Superbowl Show

    Halftime Superbowl Show
    I caught the last two songs of the Superbowl halftime show. The last song was my favorite, with Coldplay flashing photos of Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston and others, and later being joined…
  • Feb 7

    Bernie and a Political Revolution

    Bernie and a Political Revolution
    From Woodstock in 1969 to New Hampshire today... calls for revolution are always popular with the young. But as those of us who are no longer young can attest, we are still waiting for that revolution. And we'll still be waiting in 2020. …
  • Feb 7

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    Open Thread. Super Bowl today. I bet Tails and the Panthers. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
Rank this Week: 5

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
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
  • Feb 2

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl
    In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El…
  • Feb 1

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror
    Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S.…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Feb 4

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry
    2-4-16 Indiana: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would create a public registry of people convicted of child abuse or neglect. The bill that would create a list similar to online sex-offender registries was…
  • Feb 2

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime

    Statute of limitations could be eliminated for some sex crime
    2-2-16 Mississippi: JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Sex crime victims could soon have more options to pursue charges. The amount of time that passes before they go to the cops can make a difference. It doesn't matter how severe the…
  • Feb 2

    NY Bill Would Require Advance Notice of Sex Offender Relocation

    NY Bill Would Require Advance Notice of Sex Offender Relocation
    2-2-16 New York: The New York Senate passed a bill requiring the state to notify government officials and school leaders when sex offenders are transferred from a state facility to a community program or residence in their…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 26

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
  • Feb 4

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in a Divorce Case
    When there are suspicions of hidden income or secret investments or bank accounts, an analysis of known bank accounts can reveal helpful details. Tracy Coenen explains how bank statements and credit card statements can be used by a forensic…
  • Feb 2

    Bring Out the Big Guns?

    Bring Out the Big Guns?
    When companies have big problems, they usually bring out the big guns. The benefits of using large law firms, audit firms, and other professional service firms are undeniable. These firms offer a depth of experience that is invaluable, and…
  • Jan 28

    Litigation Support Work for CPA

    Litigation Support Work for CPA
    A CPA who focuses on traditional tax work or auditing services might be a great fit to branch out into litigation support work. Attorneys are always looking for expert witnesses with certain areas of expertise, and accountants doing general…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 7

    The Fatso Chronicle

    The Fatso Chronicle
    Another op-ed about fat shaming graces the pages of the paper of record, because . . . we’re a nation of overweight people and we want to stop feeling badly about it.  It’s now a thing, called “fat shaming,” and…
  • Feb 7

    Who’s To Blame For Reform’s Two “Hostages”

    Who’s To Blame For Reform’s Two “Hostages”
    It must hurt sometimes.  It’s not that the reforms will do much to change federal criminal law or practice, as they’re tepid at best. That won’t prevent the New York Times from throwing a party. An opportunity to pass…
  • Feb 7

    LeGrier’s Killer Tries Tactical Chutzpah*

    LeGrier’s Killer Tries Tactical Chutzpah*
    Off the top, one thing is certain: The factual allegations in support of Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo’s claim is completely incredible: After Rialmo stepped into the front door of the building, LeGrier came “barging”…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 33

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: 53

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
  • Jan 19

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern

    On Loving Bernie But Not Feeling The Bern
    The 2016 presidential campaign so far has been driven largely by fear.  The Republicans are cynically drawing on (and generating) the fear of terrorist attacks and the fear of a fading American dream for the white working class. …
Rank this Week: 71

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 77

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Feb 7

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 526 The Extraordinary Trajectory of Griffin v. California: The Aftermath of Playing Fifty Years of Scrabble with the Fifth Amendment James J. Duane Regent University - School…
  • Feb 6

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 251 The Insanity Defense: Nine Myths that Will Not Go Away Michael L. Perlin New York Law School Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2016 2 179 The Constitution...
  • Feb 5

    Chapman & MacLean on Sexsomnia

    Chapman & MacLean on Sexsomnia
    Frances E. Chapman and Jason MacLean (Lakehead University - Faculty of Law and Lakehead University - Bora Laskin Faculty of Law) have posted Parasomnia, Sexsomnia, and Automatism in R. v. Hartman ((2015) 21 Criminal Reports 299) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Feb 7

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary

    An appeal for the conservative judicial activist pro-Big Government vote in the GOP primary
    Grits despises Texas Court of Criminal Appeals elections. Nobody knows who the candidates are. And the campaigns don't raise enough money to educate any more voters than the candidates can reach by driving to a handful of poorly attended…
  • Feb 6

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee

    Previewing interim charges at House Corrections Committee
    The Texas House Corrections Committee will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss an array of interim charges, so lets preview each of them ahead of time. First up on Tuesday:Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost…
  • Feb 6

    Ban on benefits to women offenders with kids harms reentry, offends common sense

    Ban on benefits to women offenders with kids harms reentry, offends common sense
    Though Texas relaxed its prohibition on drug offenders receiving food stamps during the latest legislative session, the state remains an outlier when it comes to denying benefits to women convicted of drug offenses who're raising kids on…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 99

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 102

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP

    SUPER BOWL 50 AND....yeah.....DONALD TRUMP
    Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday!As we wrote in our last post, we will not be watching the game. But we have some sights for you. First, don't under estimate the importance of good coaching. Bad coaching can cause errors that can turn the game…
  • Feb 6

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL

    WHY WE ARE NOT GOING TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL
    This Sunday a hundred million people (or more) will gather world-wide to watch something that is a mixture of religion, US jingoism, and a sporting event that usually falls way short of the hype. Here is why we're not going to watch the…
  • Feb 5

    YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE

    YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE IS .....GINA BEOVIDESCongratulations to Ms. Beovides; she is 34 years old and has been a member of The Florida Bar for ten years.  She began her career working for the law office of…
Rank this Week: 124

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
  • Oct 23

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University

    Is Devin McCahey Going to Shoot Up Iowa State University
    Devin McCahey is a student at Iowa State University. Yesterday on Twitter he told me: straight white people literally like ur an abomination and don't deserve the same rights as others. Be grateful we aren't just killing you. Mr. McCahey also…
  • Oct 16

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin

    The Media Push to Normalize Pedophilia Begin
    For years people who warned that the normalization of pedophilia would be the next major "civil rights battle" were dismissed as tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists. Yet the push for pedophile acceptance has begun. To the…
Rank this Week: 154

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/
  • Jan 1

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator

    2016.002: Seeking 150 Criminal-Defense Innovator
    In a series of posts almost five years ago I wrote about the idea of a criminal-defense skunkworks: Building the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; Fleshing Out the Criminal-Defense Skunkworks; and Potential Topics for the Criminal-Defense…
  • Jan 1

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List

    2016.001: My Free-Speech Wish List
    In the last three years, I convinced Texas courts to hold five statutes unconstitutional under the First Amendment.1 I filed briefs in the Georgia Supreme Court, will argue the unconstitutionality of a Georgia statute next month,2 and will be…
  • Dec 26

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach

    2015.105: Bah, Humbach
    Josh Blackman sent me the link on Christmas Eve: Humbach on the Constitutionality of Revenge Porn Statutes http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2015/12/humbach-on-the-constitutionality-of-revenge-porn-statutes.html John A. Humbach (Pace…
Rank this Week: 149

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 170

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 6

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New

    Dallas Pot Ticket Not As Good As It Sounds| Dallas Morning New
      A majority of Dallas City Council members said today that they’d like police to try a pilot program that’d ticket people caught with marijuana instead of arresting them. Some council… Source: City Council members…
  • Oct 23

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain

    Judges shouldn’t require court costs up front in plea bargain
    One of the stranger local practices in Kaufman County is the requirement of paying court costs up front in misdemeanor cases. That is, you are supposed to pay court costs on the day you plead guilty. This local preference is often a…
  • Oct 21

    Exhibition of a Firearm

    Exhibition of a Firearm
    There was an arrest of a North Forney student for exhibition of a firearm today. It’s not a law you see often so let’s talk about it here, and discuss the juvenile process as  well. First, what is the law on guns in schools?…
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 178

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: 193

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The Death Penalty in the Democratic Party Presidential Debate

    The Death Penalty in the Democratic Party Presidential Debate
    The death penalty came up briefly in the Clinton-Sanders debate.  Even though it came second, let me quote Sanders first:MADDOW: Senator Sanders, you have singled out the death penalty, and Senator Clinton's support for the death…
  • Feb 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    New York Police Officers Shot:  Two NYPD Officers patrolling a public housing project in the Bronx were shot Thursday night.  Fox News reports  that a male and female officer, whose names have not be released, were shot when…
  • Feb 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Death Penalty Sought Against CA Baby Killer:  The district attorney for Santa Clara County is seeking the death penalty against a San Jose man.  Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News reports that District Attorney Jeff Rosen…
Rank this Week: 221

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Feb 4

    Short Wins – the “Standard Conditions of Supervised Release Need Attention Too” Edition.

    Short Wins – the “Standard Conditions of Supervised Release Need Attention Too” Edition.
    Here is a recap of some recent victories from the Sixth Circuit. Good to see vigilant defense counsel using foresight to prevent undue restrictions resulting from sentencing conditions. United States v. Arnold. Sixth Circuit: A jury…
  • Jan 30

    Confessing that you confessed is not the same as confessing the crime

    Confessing that you confessed is not the same as confessing the crime
    United States v. Pough, No. 15-1762 (3d Cir. Jan. 22, 2016) (unpublished) This non-precedential Third Circuit decision reminds district courts that confessing that you were coerced into confessing something is not the same as confessing that…
  • Jan 30

    Cross-examinination for Prosecutors: When You Can’t, and How You Can’t

    Cross-examinination for Prosecutors: When You Can’t, and How You Can’t
    Prosecutors often accuse defense attorneys, and our clients, of using unduly narrow interpretations of the law to justify conduct that hasn’t expressly been ruled illegal.  Who among us hasn’t heard the government invoke some…
Rank this Week: 200

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 204

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 211

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 7

    "Restitution and the Excessive Fines Clause"

    "Restitution and the Excessive Fines Clause"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Kevin Bennardo now available via SSRBN. Here is the abstract: Restitution is a component of many criminal sentences. There is little agreement, however, upon whether...
  • Feb 7

    FSR accounting of state of federal sentencing reform efforts at end of 2015

    FSR accounting of state of federal sentencing reform efforts at end of 2015
    As I try to provide here a "real-time" account of certain ups-and-downs with various federal statutory sentencing reform bills, I too rarely find the time to provide a more reflective accounting of what is afoot in this important…
  • Feb 7

    A useful reminder that, even after Montgomery, SCOTUS will continue to be asked to address juve LWOP

    A useful reminder that, even after Montgomery, SCOTUS will continue to be asked to address juve LWOP
    BuzzFeed News reporter Chris Geidner has this effective new piece discussing the reality that SCOTUS is sure to be presented in the years ahead with Eighth Amendment challenges to any and every LWOP sentence given to a juvenile offender.…
Rank this Week: 235

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Feb 3

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

    [VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?
    Can you put off VASAP or skip it all together? Contact me today about your VA DUI/DWI case. Video Transcription Can you skip VASAP? Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia DUI attorney. A lot of people are trying to figure out if you are…
  • Jan 25

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?

    Will Cars Be Programmed to Kill?
    Like it or not, cars currently drive themselves around the country. Google’s self-driving car is the most ambitious project which has earned lots of press. But any consumer can already buy a Tesla, which has an autopilot feature for…
  • Jan 18

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court

    [VIDEO] The Officer Will Come to Court
    Yes, the officer will show up to court and he is doesn’t, it will probably be for a very good reason. Don’t let this be your defense option. Contact me today to see how I can help you. Video Transcription The officer will show up…
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Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 31

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen

    China officials punished over wrongful execution of teen
    Source: BBC News (1 February 2016)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35457033Twenty-seven Chinese officials have been penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua said.Huugjilt was 18 when he was…
  • Jan 25

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll

    Saudi Arabia executions reach 53 in January, one-third of 2015 toll
    Source: International Business Times (25 January 2016)http://www.ibtimes.co.in/saudi-arabia-executions-reach-53-january-one-third-2015-toll-664513Saudi Arabia has continued its spree of executions relentlessly since the beginning of this…
  • Jan 16

    Death penalty ends in some case

    Death penalty ends in some case
    Source: Viet Nam News (12 January 2016)http://vietnamnews.vn/opinion/281039/death-penalty-ends-in-some-cases.htmlNguyen Van Hoan, deputy head of the group compiling revisions to the 2015 Penal Code, spoke to Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside…
Rank this Week: 243

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
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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: 236

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/
  • Feb 6

    Fatal Crash on SH55

    Fatal Crash on SH55
    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.,…
  • Feb 5

    Injury Crash On I84 West of Jerome

    Injury Crash On I84 West of Jerome
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Feb 4

    Crash in Nampa injures driver.

    Crash in Nampa injures driver.
    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.,…
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The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
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Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Hollistan Man Charged with Assaulting Four Year Old Son

    Hollistan Man Charged with Assaulting Four Year Old Son
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Holliston man was recently arrested for slapping his four year old son. The article states that the defendnt was on a supervised visit with his two children – the alleged victim and…
  • Feb 2

    Littleton Man Arrested for Assaulting Disabled Step-Brother

    Littleton Man Arrested for Assaulting Disabled Step-Brother
    According to an article in the MetroWest Daily News, a Littleton man was recently arrested for assaulting his step-brother. The article states that the defendant was arrested in Ashland following a family argument. The defendant and his…
  • Jan 25

    SJC Changes Standard for Sex Offender Registry Classification

    SJC Changes Standard for Sex Offender Registry Classification
    In a recent case, Doe, Sex Offender Registry Board No. 380316 v. Sex Offender Registry Board, the Supreme Judicial Court changed the standard of proof applicable to classification determinations by the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB),…
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Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New

    Chuck Ramsay Explains Problems With Minnesota Breath Tests on Fox 9 New
    If you've ever visited our blog before, you know that we take the science behind DWI testing very, very seriously. Whether we are educating the public on our blog, educating other attorneys at seminars (sometimes with the help of the…
  • Feb 5

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"

    The Truth About DWI Breath Testing: "A .08 may not be a .08"
    I've been known to say, "I don't math," but I'm not afraid of science. Here at Ramsay Law Firm we embrace science. Our own Chuck Ramsay is the only Minnesota attorney to be designated a Forensic Lawyer Scientist by the American Chemical…
  • Feb 3

    It's Official: Bernard Does NOT Apply to Blood and Urine Test

    It's Official: Bernard Does NOT Apply to Blood and Urine Test
    The dismantling of an unconstitutional statutory scheme is, evidently, a slow process. As of Monday, we are one small step closer to constitutional fidelity. In its unpublished opinion in State v. Thach, the Minnesota Court of Appeals…
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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/
  • Feb 2

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State

    Federal Jury Finds Cruise Ship Employee Guilty Of Smuggling Cocaine Into The United State
    A federal jury recently found a 23-year-old cruise ship employee guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. He…
  • Feb 1

    Spring Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement

    Spring Hill Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement
    A 38-year-old Spring Hill man pleaded guilty to making a false statement in an application to obtain a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan earlier this month. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in…
  • Jan 29

    15 Arrested in Pinellas County Undercover Sex Sting

    15 Arrested in Pinellas County Undercover Sex Sting
    Undercover deputies arrested 15 men during an operation that sought out suspects who tried to solicit minors online, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report. The sting, called “Operation Wayfarer,” lasted…
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Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death

    Arizona Wrongful Death Lawyer – What is a Lawsuit against Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death Lawsuits While we do not want to believe it was ever our loved one’s time to go, a wrongful death case implies there was negligence or intentional harm that resulted in the death of a family member. In a wrongful death…
  • Dec 16

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge

    New Evidence Leads to Dismissal of Child Sex Abuse Charge
    With trial scheduled to begin only nine days later, charges of child sex abuse against Robert Koenig, 63, were dismissed at the prosecution’s request, motivated by the discovery of new evidence following Mr. Koenig’s indictment…
  • Sep 25

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)

    What to do when Arrested for DUI with a CDL (Arizona Commercial Drivers License)
    If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are arrested for a DUI in your personal vehicle, it’s going to have an impact on your license. Today I’m going to walk you through potential outcomes of a Phoenix DUI and…
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Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jan 28

    High v. U.S.: Not Every Cross Word Directed at a Cop is Criminal

    High v. U.S.: Not Every Cross Word Directed at a Cop is Criminal
    I tried to argue a while back that, when it comes to D.C.’s statute on Threats to do Bodily Harm, parking enforcement officers should be considered to be particularly immune to threats. After all, they are used to... Read More
  • Jan 26

    A New Perspective on Representing Indigent Criminal Defendant

    A New Perspective on Representing Indigent Criminal Defendant
    Three months into my court-appointed work in D.C., I now have a completely different perspective on representing indigent criminal defendants. It is not the people who make things so difficult. It is the system. At the time I... Read More
  • Jan 23

    The Pros and Cons of Introducing Character Evidence in D.C.

    The Pros and Cons of Introducing Character Evidence in D.C.
    When I started my practice in 2009, I asked an old-timer – somebody who had been practicing in D.C. for over 25 years – how to introduce character evidence in D.C.   I have no idea, he replied. Because... Read More
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Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
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MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 4

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?

    How Does Minnesota Handle CDL Drunk Drivers?
    The legal blood-alcohol limit in Minnesota and across the United States is 0.08, but that only applies to your average Joe. For people who drive for a living or who are tasked with driving heavy machinery, the legal limit is usually much…
  • Feb 3

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State

    Crime in Minnesota – The Safest Cities in the State
    Even the smallest cities are affected by crime, but some areas experience much less than others. Most people believe crime is isolated to bigger cities, but when examined on a per person basis, some larger areas are in fact some of the safer…
  • Feb 2

    Minnesota Woman Earns DUI While Picking Up Sister Who Had Been Arrested For DUI

    Minnesota Woman Earns DUI While Picking Up Sister Who Had Been Arrested For DUI
    A Minnesota woman is making national headlines because of the headline accompanying her arrest. According to police in St. Cloud, a 32-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in route to the police station to pick up her…
Rank this Week: 411

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom

    Common Probation Conditions: The Price of Freedom
    For those who have never been convicted of a crime, it is easy to think of probation as a mere slap on the wrist. But nothing could be further from the truth. While probation is definitely better than incarceration, it is still a perilous…
  • Jan 18

    New Laws for California in 2016

    New Laws for California in 2016
    It has been famously said that ignorance of the law is no defense. With that in mind, the lawyers at Wallin & Klarich are here to remind you that with each new year comes new laws that you need to know about. By keeping yourself up to…
  • Jan 15

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?

    Can I Legally Possess a Firearm If I Have Been Convicted of Misdemeanor Battery?
    The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you have been convicted of certain crimes, not only are you subject to California’s laws restricting gun possession,…
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