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Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
Rank this Week: 157

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 457

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3722

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Reisig & Associates, LLC Blog

Covers current events that affect New Jersey criminal defense.

http://www.nj-defense-lawyer.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2901

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Traffic Ticket Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Palumbo & Associates, P.C.

http://www.trafficticketlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    What rights do you have on an automobile stops by the police?

    What rights do you have on an automobile stops by the police?
    In the wake of several high profile and tragic motor vehicle stops, it is a good idea to know and understand your rights and obligations on a motor vehicle stop. While you do have rights, you cannot act accordingly unless you know what they…
  • Jul 17

    The National Driver Register (NDR)

    The National Driver Register (NDR)
      The NDR is a database of information about drivers maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is similar to but distinct from the Driver’s License Compact among the states. The NDR maintains records of…
  • Jul 12

    The Interstate Driver License Compact – the mechanism by which your New York State moving violation is recorded to your home state’s driving record

    The Interstate Driver License Compact – the mechanism by which your New York State moving violation is recorded to your home state’s driving record
    The Interstate Driver License Compact is a compact used to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the home state where the driver is licensed. The theory isone driver,…
Rank this Week: 1840

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jul 30

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?

    Federal Convictions Based On Willful Blindness – Is This Fair?
    Willful Blindness is a theory of liability in the federal criminal justice system that just doesn’t seem fair.  The doctrine of willful blindness helps prosecutors convict defendants who deliberately shield themselves from clear…
  • Jul 14

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?

    Federal and State Prosecutors Are Supposed to Enforce Justice, But What Happens When They’re Not Just?
    One of the most disconcerting things for a defendant to face is when they sit in trial for a crime they allegedly committed and see the prosecutor engaging in behavior that is wrong in every sense of the word. The legal term is…
  • May 24

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law

    Criminal Defenses:  Mistake of Fact and Mistake of Law
    Any reputable criminal defense attorney knows how important it is to assess a client’s criminal case for any potential legal defenses to the crime(s) being charged.  There are specific defenses that are in the California criminal…
Rank this Week: 2237

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 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
  • Jul 30

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap
    Here’s a quick summary (more than a soundbite, less than a brief) of the status of the remains of Texas’s online-solicitation-of-a-minor statute. The statute forbids adults soliciting people whom they believe are minors to have…
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
Rank this Week: 309

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
  • Jul 30

    Government Brings Newman to the Supreme Court

    Government Brings Newman to the Supreme Court
    Two days shy of its August 1 deadline, the government has petitioned the Supreme Court for review of US v. Newman, the landmark case in which the Second Circuit held that tippees cannot be held liable for insider trading absent proof that…
  • Jul 17

    Duka Cites Lack of Commission Review as Evidence of ALJs’ Significant Authority

    Duka Cites Lack of Commission Review as Evidence of ALJs’ Significant Authority
    In the ongoing federal court case between Barbara Duka and the SEC in which Duka is trying to stop an administrative enforcement action against her, Duka filed a brief this week opposing the SEC’s motion to dismiss her…
  • Jul 17

    DC Circuit Finds SEC’s Failure to Act in 180 Days Does Not Require Dismissal of Enforcement Action

    DC Circuit Finds SEC’s Failure to Act in 180 Days Does Not Require Dismissal of Enforcement Action
    Section 4E of the Securities Exchange Act gives the SEC 180 days to file an enforcement action after the Division of Enforcement issues a Wells notice. According to the D.C. Circuit, the SEC’s failure to act within that timeframe is not…
Rank this Week: 1740

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law issues. By Platt & Buescher.

http://www.seattlecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!

    Cops Gone Wild!….. Again!!
      I’ve had it. For some reason the most recent video, the one with the idiot cop screaming about blowing a hole in the poor guy’s head got to me. No, the victim wasn’t black. And no, he was not actually shot and killed.…
  • Jul 29

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?

    What are “Mandos” and Why Do They Violate The U.S. Constitution?
    Before we start, I have a small secret to share. Those of you who regularly follow this blog will have noticed that I sort of disappeared the past few weeks. That’s because I was having open-heart surgery and recovering. Recovery…
  • Jul 8

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?

    Why Doesn’t the U.S. Supreme Court Believe in the First Amendment?
    I wrote this piece some time ago but never got around to posting it. However, given the fact that so many people were interested in the workings of the Supreme Court when I blogged about that last week, it seemed especially relevant. Lots of…
Rank this Week: 4717

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Shooting in Kosciusko

    Shooting in Kosciusko
    Law enforcement officers with the Kosciusko Police Department are trying to locate a suspect associated with a shooting that happened on Sunday at Adam's Grocery. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident also may have involved a…
  • Jul 30

    SUV Rollover in Jackson

    SUV Rollover in Jackson
    Earlier this week, an SUV flipped over in a residential Jackson street. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened at the corner of Lawrence Road and Durfey Street. At this time, very few details have been released about the…
  • Jul 28

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug

    Potential Dangers of SGLT-2, Diabetic Drug
    A class of drugs known as SGLT-2 Inhibitors, used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, have come under fire for the serious risks associated with the drugs. The drugs involved are: Janssen's (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) Invokana…
Rank this Week: 3242

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 30

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit

    Spinal device maker pays $13.5 million to settle qui tam suit
    On July 30, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego-based spinal device manufacturer NuVasive, Inc., had agreed to pay $13.5 million to settle civil claims, originally brought by a former employee turned whistleblower, that the…
  • Jun 16

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case

    Miami-based nursing home chain pays $17 million to settle former CFO’s whistleblower case
    On June 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had reached a settlement with Florida-based Hebrew Homes Health Network, and its CEO, in a suit originally brought by the company’s former CFO as a whistleblower. According to…
  • Jun 16

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook

    Vernia Law Firm publishes 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook
    The sponsor of this blog, The Vernia Law Firm, has arranged the publication of Volume I (Federal Laws) of the 2015 edition of the False Claims Act and Government Fraud Deskbook, a compilation of federal civil and criminal statutes,…
Rank this Week: 665

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1492

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year
    How would you like to marry a billionaire’s daughter? James Casbolt from Cornwall, England made an internet connection in 2009 with Haley Meijer, daughter of American billionaire, Hank Meijer, owner and CEO of a retail conglomerate with…
  • Jul 29

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy
    In a divorce tragedy akin to Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”, Delaware mother Christine Belford, age 39, was murdered by her father-in-law in February 2013 after years of litigation involving child abduction, allegations of mental…
  • Jul 24

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live
    Another American judge has made an order regulating a litigant’s sex life. In the most recent case a court in Kansas sentenced a career criminal to a lengthy prison term for being a felon in possession of a weapon and also imposed a…
Rank this Week: 4626

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Predictability

    Predictability
    The folks at the MVD tell me that, if you do your administrative suspension before you are convicted of DUI, you can get a restricted license after thirty days and avoid having to get expensive SR22 insurance. They say you won’t get…
  • Jul 21

    All The Power

    All The Power
    Adrian keeps telling me: Sometimes I wish we just dealt with those people from Hellraiser instead of some prosecutors; then, at least, my mom could understand why my job is so damn frustrating. I went to court a while back for a felony DUI…
  • Jul 8

    A Small Step

    A Small Step
    For any lawyer who practices a lot in federal court, the recent Supreme Court decision in Johnson v. United States is a pretty big deal. It involves the “Armed Career Criminal Act,” a part of 18 U.S.C. § 924 that has an…
Rank this Week: 1095

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Another Court Declares Prostitution Statute Unconstitutional

    Another Court Declares Prostitution Statute Unconstitutional
    I’ve heard folks complain that some laws simply “legislate morality” and as such, those laws should be stricken.  After all, just because my mom thinks it’s wrong to do heroin, that doesn’t make it wrong for…
  • Jul 19

    Judge Waves His Magic Wand, But Cannot Deny a Seal and Expunge

    Judge Waves His Magic Wand, But Cannot Deny a Seal and Expunge
    Most decisions by judges do not get overruled, even when they’re wrong.  For some, this may only re-enforce their bad behavior because the fact is, challenges to bad rulings are often not made because most clients do not have the…
  • Jun 30

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record

    A Different Approach to Expunging a Record
    Expunging a record can be a time consuming process, because you have to wait on the government at several different stages.  For example, at the very beginning of the expunge process (as opposed to the sealing process), you must get the…
Rank this Week: 4733

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal defense and DUI law. By Hoffman & Associates.

http://www.losangelesduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    What Happens when I Refuse a Blood Alcohol test in a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?

    What Happens when I Refuse a Blood Alcohol test in a Los Angeles DUI Arrest?
    When you have been arrested for suspicion of a Los Angeles DUI, officers will ask you to take a field sobriety test at the scene of the arrest. This test is not mandatory, and is voluntary. This means that you do not have to submit to it, and…
  • Jul 23

    What is Proposition 47, and how does it affect my Los Angeles Criminal Case?

    What is Proposition 47, and how does it affect my Los Angeles Criminal Case?
    Proposition 47 was voted for on November 14, 2014, and was approved. The Proposition reduces the classification for certain non-serious and nonviolent property and drug crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. This will apply to most offenses…
  • Jul 16

    Ways to get a Los Angeles DUI Case Dismissed

    Ways to get a Los Angeles DUI Case Dismissed
    If you have been charged with suspicion of driving under the influence, there is a whole process that must be completed prior to having been found guilty. Your case may be dismissed right from the very onset, before you even set foot in…
Rank this Week: 4823

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog

    Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog
      We pride ourselves on bringing timely and knowledgeable information to our readers on a regular basis. Our readers include clients (both current, former, and potential), other defense attorneys, judges, and even prosecutors. We focus…
  • Jul 29

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop
    You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations.  Law enforcement has no duty to make sure you know your rights or the law. Don't be fooled by what you see in the movies. During a traffic stop: You have the following…
  • Jul 23

    Bad News For Hemophobiac

    Bad News For Hemophobiac
    Bad news for hemophobiacs: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her: We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we’re not getting a warrant. You…
Rank this Week: 1323

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog

    Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog
      We pride ourselves on bringing timely and knowledgeable information to our readers on a regular basis. Our readers include clients (both current, former, and potential), other defense attorneys, judges, and even prosecutors. We focus…
  • Jul 29

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

    Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop
    You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations.  Law enforcement has no duty to make sure you know your rights or the law. Don't be fooled by what you see in the movies. During a traffic stop: You have the following…
  • Jul 23

    Bad News For Hemophobiac

    Bad News For Hemophobiac
    Bad news for hemophobiacs: The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her: We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we’re not getting a warrant. You…
Rank this Week: 1144

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
  • Jul 30

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both

    How Quiet In This Room That Holds Us Both
    “It is what it is.” The detective says this many times throughout the two-hour interrogation of your client.   It is a phrase with no meaning, a verbal tic; a space-filler you throw in there in the guise of... Read More
  • Jul 29

    Keeping the Torch Lit

    Keeping the Torch Lit
    Guest Post by Mary Anne Brush (Re-printed from the Grosse Pointe News) Two milestones mark either end of my summer. My 90-year-old mother died at the end of May and my youngest child will leave for college at... Read More
  • Jul 11

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed

    The SFSTs Have Never Been Peer Reviewed
      Peer review is a critical component of any scientific research.   You don’t simply expect people to take your word for it. Instead, you send things out to other experts in your field and you say: I am... Read More
Rank this Week: 4946

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 844

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Missouri family law. By Brinkman & Alter, LLC.

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    St Louis Traffic Tickets: How Do I Take Care Of A Driving While Suspended Ticket?

    St Louis Traffic Tickets: How Do I Take Care Of A Driving While Suspended Ticket?
    MOST ST LOUIS DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKETS CAN BE HANDLED FOR $185 Traffic tickets for driving while suspended in St Louis is a big deal. In fact, most jurisdictions within the state of Missouri regard such an infraction as a misdemeanor.…
  • Jul 29

    St Louis Speeding Tickets: How Does A Traffic Ticket Affect My Car Insurance?

    St Louis Speeding Tickets: How Does A Traffic Ticket Affect My Car Insurance?
    ONLY $35 TO HANDLE MOST ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKETS If you plead guilty to a St Louis speeding ticket, then your automobile insurance will raise quite a bit. Why? Because the insurance company will use the ticket as an excuse to label you as a…
  • Jul 28

    St Louis Speeding Ticket: Will The Court Require That I Pay A Fine If My Ticket Is Reduced?

    St Louis Speeding Ticket: Will The Court Require That I Pay A Fine If My Ticket Is Reduced?
    ONLY $35 FOR MOST ST LOUIS TRAFFIC TICKETS!! Yes, the court will require that you pay a fine after the ticket is amended down by the prosecutor. The reason for the fine is simple: it is the way in which that particular municipality makes…
Rank this Week: 2999

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Is it Possible to Cancel Child Support?

    Is it Possible to Cancel Child Support?
    Divorce doesn’t change the fact that children nee […] The post Is it Possible to Cancel Child Support? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • Jul 29

    What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail?

    What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail?
    Jails cannot function effectively unless they are highl […] The post What Happens When an Inmate is Booked Into Jail? appeared first on Darwin Overson.
  • Jul 26

    Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmate

    Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmate
    As we’ve written about in previous articles, inma […] The post Salt Lake County Jail Programs for Inmates appeared first on Darwin Overson.
Rank this Week: 1745

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Jul 30

    Sex Offender Attorneys California

    Sex Offender Attorneys California
    If you have grounds for dismissal. If you get $40 or something that you want to ticket you would need a lot of people who sped just 10 miles per hour is ridiculous. You are still fight for you. Opting to contribute to community service is…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado

    Dui Lawyer Summit County Colorado
    Sa Arrest Checkmate y it is common with moving violation as the ones you time and work. Your answer to how to you within a few times only to have done the WRONG WAY and as a phone call I expect throughout the court room. Some police agencies…
  • Jul 30

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado

    Dui Checkpoints Boulder Colorado
    Our defensive driving that an officer. If this is something that you don’t need to think like a trash compactor! Normally the at fault if ever Ms. Expunging Records In Colorado However it is what is the difference between a misdemeanor…
Rank this Week: 3961

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Southern New Jersey Legal Blog

Covers traffic law, criminal law, injury law, and family law news from around Southern New Jersey. By the Law Offices of Joseph Lombardo.

http://www.lombardolawoffices.com/legal-blog/
  • Jul 30

    Can You Expunge a Felony in New Jersey?

    Can You Expunge a Felony in New Jersey?
    Rebuilding your life after going through the justice system can be a daunting task.  As of 2012, the number of Americans with blemishes on their records was a whopping 100.5 million according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  As…
  • Jun 26

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State

    U.S. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Legal in All 50 State
    In a landmark victory for gay rights, the United States Supreme Court on Friday ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a protected right for Americans in all 50 states under the Constitution. In the majority opinion…
  • May 28

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record

    How to Get Something Expunged? Sealing Juvenile Record
    Are Juvenile Records Sealed? Often the answer is no – especially if you or a child are arrested for a serious offense or even felony charges. A conviction is a tough experience for both the offender and family. Teenagers make…
Rank this Week: 3690

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 30

    CFPB Targets Practices Impacting the Elderly

    CFPB Targets Practices Impacting the Elderly
    On July 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray delivered remarks at the White House Conference on Aging and signaled the CFPB’s plans to issue an advisory later in 2015 to assist financial…
  • Jul 30

    Casino Forfeiture a Reminder that FinCEN’s Regulatory Oversight May Involve DOJ and Criminal Penalty

    Casino Forfeiture a Reminder that FinCEN’s Regulatory Oversight May Involve DOJ and Criminal Penalty
    In early June 2015, FinCEN assessed a civil money penalty on the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, located in the Northern Mariana Islands, an archipelago to the east of the Philippines (don’t feel bad if you click here to learn a…
  • Jul 29

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance

    Possible Life Sentence in Salmonella Case Raises Stakes for Food and Beverage Industry Compliance
    Last week, federal prosecutors in Georgia filed papers supporting the local probation office’s U.S. Sentencing Guidelines calculation calling for a sentence of life in prison for Stewart Parnell, the one-time CEO of Peanut Corporation…
Rank this Week: 2506

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Ocean City Police Announce Undercover Drug Operation

    Ocean City Police Announce Undercover Drug Operation
    During the off-season Ocean City is a quiet beach town with a population of around ten thousand residents, and relatively low police activity. In the summer months though the town transforms into a bustling city of over 300,000. Most of the…
  • Jul 20

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts 14 In Organized Theft Ring

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts 14 In Organized Theft Ring
    The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently announced the indictments of more than a dozen defendants involved in a large-scale theft ring in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, the Washington D.C. metro area. This particular…
  • Jul 17

    Baltimore City Settles Costly False Arrest Case

    Baltimore City Settles Costly False Arrest Case
    Not that they deserve one, but the Baltimore Police Department cannot catch a break. After months of negative publicity surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, dozens of new accusations of police brutality, spiking crime rates, and allegations…
Rank this Week: 3996

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/
  • Jul 29

    Just a Simple Human Act

    Just a Simple Human Act
    This is Leroy Smith.Thoughtful, composed.This is Leroy Smith, too.Therein lies a tale.Smith is the Director of South Carolina's Department of Public Safety.  He was working the state capital that day, along with bunches of his officers.…
  • Jul 27

    Against My Better Hope

    Against My Better Hope
    I was talking with another lawyer about an appeal someone might be filing.  He thought it surprising that instead of rooting for a defense win, the criminal defense bar might actually be hoping that the prosecutor prevailed.  On the…
  • Jul 27

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED

    Please, No More Laws - UPDATED
    Over at Fault Lines today, I expect them to put up a post of mine (I don't do the actual posting there) about the federal prosecution of Dylan Roof for the hate crime of killing people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in…
Rank this Week: 1060

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Death Penalty: An effective deterrent to prevent violent crimes or just a murder by the State?

    Death Penalty: An effective deterrent to prevent violent crimes or just a murder by the State?
    Source: Merinews (24 Jul 2015)http://www.merinews.com/article/death-penalty-an-effective-deterrent-to-prevent-violent-crimes-or-just-a-murder-by-the-state/15908153.shtmlLone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blastscase Yakub Memon…
  • Jul 21

    Capital punishment: On the way out—with grisly exception

    Capital punishment: On the way out—with grisly exception
    Source: The Economist (4 July 2015)http://www.economist.com/news/international/21656666-few-countries-are-applying-death-penalty-more-freely-global-trend-towards?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/on_the_way_out_with_grisly_exceptionsDEPENDING on where you are,…
  • Jul 21

    Mumbai bomber Yakub Menon's mercy plea rejected

    Mumbai bomber Yakub Menon's mercy plea rejected
    Source: BBC News (21 July 2015)http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33605248India's Supreme Court has rejected a final mercy plea of a man found guilty of financing the 1993 serial bombings in the western city of Mumbai.Yakub Memon will…
Rank this Week: 481

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Jul 29

    How We Feel

    How We Feel
    We at Quality Legal are passionate about seeking justice for victims of negligence or careless that violates safety rules. Safety rules are the guidelines that our society uses for self-preservation. The world is a dangerous enough place…
  • Jul 28

    How can we get people to stop texting and driving?

    How can we get people to stop texting and driving?
    Wow, what a fantastic essay for our scholarship contest: In 2013, 32,719 people died in U.S. motor vehicle crashes due to driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, lack of seatbelt use, distracted driving, and crashes involving vulnerable…
  • Jul 27

    Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, and Uber Settles with Pedestrian’s Family

    Uber Driver Kills Pedestrian, and Uber Settles with Pedestrian’s Family
    Syed Muzzafar, a 57-year-old Uber driver in San Francisco, struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk in the Civic Center area of San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 2013. 6-year-old Sofia Liu was killed and her 5-year-old brother and…
Rank this Week: 1476

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    WELCOME TO FLORIDA. NOW LEAVE

    WELCOME TO FLORIDA. NOW LEAVE
    Message to all attorneys in the other 49 states: Florida doesn't want you. Reciprocity, the comity that states extend to members of the bar: "you let our lawyers in your Bar and we'll let your lawyers in our Bar" doesn't exist in…
  • Jul 27

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD
    We thought that the DOC had caved. We thought that the problems with attorneys not being allowed to see clients except through a solid plate of cloudy plexiglass through which you cannot give a client a card or see an a-form was…
  • Jul 27

    BAKING SODA?

    BAKING SODA?
    A Judge in Washington County, PA., was sentenced to 1 to 23 months for stealing cocaine that was in evidence in a case before him.  Judge Pozonsky not only broke the evidence seal on the drugs and  replaced the cocaine with baking…
Rank this Week: 307

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Jul 29

    Child Pornography in Utah

    Child Pornography in Utah
    A marine living in St. George, Utah was arrested Monday for possession of child pornography.  24 year old Richard Anthony Vidal turned himself in on Monday after returning from overseas to his home in St. George, Utah. A search of his…
  • Jul 27

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah

    Vehicle Equity Skimming in Utah
    Vehicle equity skimming became illegal in Utah back in 1991, yet many car dealers continue to have problems avoiding this crime. False promises Selling a vehicle isn’t always an easy task for car owners, which is why they often pay…
  • Jul 22

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car

    Criminally Negligent Homicide for Leaving Baby in a Hot Car
    There is much debate about whether parents and guardians should be charged with child endangerment for leaving a baby in a hot car and criminally negligent homicide if the child dies. Some cases are easy to note the parent willfully or…
Rank this Week: 4967

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Massachusetts SJC holds that a CWOF on an OUI counts as a conviction for CDL license holder

    Massachusetts SJC holds that a CWOF on an OUI counts as a conviction for CDL license holder
    In a recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision, Alfred Tirado v. Board of Appeal on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds, the Court held that a continuance without a finding (CWOF) is a conviction funder G.L. c. 90F, section 1, which…
  • Jul 24

    Criminal Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Massachusett

    Criminal Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Massachusett
    In Massachusetts, anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident on a public road is required to stop and give his name, address, and car registration number to any other individual or vehicle operator involved in the collision. If property is…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark

    Supreme Court issues long-awaited Confrontation Clause ruling in Ohio v. Clark
    In a unanimous decision reached by differing concurring opinions, the Supreme Court of the United States finally resolved the question left open by Crawford asking whether statements made to persons other than law enforcement trigger the…
Rank this Week: 336

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Jul 29

    4 Shocking Texas Traffic Stops: Current Texas Law For Arrest After Pulled Over by Police

    4 Shocking Texas Traffic Stops: Current Texas Law For Arrest After Pulled Over by Police
    Here in Dallas, and probably most of Texas, the death of Sandra Bland in a jail cell over in Waller County is a tragedy and a mystery that is still being investigated. It’s being reported that the 28-year-old woman from Chicago died by…
  • Jul 22

    Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Route

    Heroin Moves Through Dallas: Drug Cartel Distribution Route
    This week, there was a lot of news coverage over a big FBI sting where 46 federal indictments were issued across the country, charging people with smuggling drugs like heroin and cocaine on planes. Some got charged with other things, too,…
  • Jul 15

    Five Big Changes in Texas Criminal Law

    Five Big Changes in Texas Criminal Law
    For Texas lawmakers, it’s all done now — the 2015 Legislative Session is finished, and for all of us Texans, now we deal with what happened down in Austin this year as the dust settles. The Texas Tribune has compiled a complete…
Rank this Week: 4264

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Traffic Law Stop's Blog

Covers traffic law, driver's license law, DWI/DUI law, criminal law, and more.

http://www.trafficlawstop.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    Exercising Your Rights at a Traffic Stop

    Exercising Your Rights at a Traffic Stop
    Dare to exercise your rights during a traffic stop in a courteous manor? Possible lessons to take away from recent events. Yes we have rights in a traffic stop, and yes we should get to exercise them. But your attitude and the manner in which…
  • May 11

    Checkpoints 101 – Legality? Constitutional Rights? Consent?

    Checkpoints 101 – Legality? Constitutional Rights? Consent?
    YOU ASKED ~ WE ANSWERED! Are Checkpoints legal and constitutional or not?  Do I consent to Checkpoints automatically because I have a driver license?  YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED: DWI Checkpoints ~ Are they legal and constitutional…
  • Mar 27

    CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT 3/27/15 – 3/28/15.

    CHECKPOINTS TONIGHT 3/27/15 – 3/28/15.
    Checkpoints tonight & this weekend 3/27/15 – 3/28/15 CLICK for the list!  PLEASE SHARE ~ Designate a Driver! Checkpoints 3/27/15 – 3/28/15  ***Let us know if you see a Checkpoint: text (314) 368-8123, FB message…
Rank this Week: 1762

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS

    THE LAW ON PROVING POSSESSION OF DRUGS OR WEAPONS IN ILLINOIS
    The police are at your door with a search warrant or maybe they’ve stopped your car for a traffic ticket. In either case, they uncovered drugs, weapons or some other contraband. Can they prove the illegal goods are really yours? …
  • Jul 13

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS

    THE CRIMINAL BURDEN OF PROOF IN ILLINOIS
    Under our system of government, you are innocent until proven guilty. For most crimes, this means the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the elements of a crime, and that the defendant committed that crime. For example,…
  • Jun 29

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS

    THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
    Under limited circumstances, being drunk or drugged can be a defense to a crime in Illinois. Intoxication is only a defense when 1) it was involuntarily produced and 2) it deprived you of the substantial capacity to either appreciate the…
Rank this Week: 983

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Assisted Living Facility owner arrested for patient theft!

    Assisted Living Facility owner arrested for patient theft!
    A breaking story from BayNews9.  The suspect is innocent until proven guilty but if true, this is a horrendous crime.  People in a position of trust need to be held accountable for taking advantage of the elderly and others who can…
  • Jul 20

    DUI manslaughter convictions in Florida bring wide range of penaltie

    DUI manslaughter convictions in Florida bring wide range of penaltie
    In a previous blog, we had written about a Florida woman who was texting as she ran a red light, causing a fatal automobile accident. She was charged with DUI manslaughter as a result of her actions. Coming on the heels of this, the Miami…
  • Jul 15

    Suspects captured in Bradenton homicide

    Suspects captured in Bradenton homicide
    A quick blurb from a BayNews9 article about a local crime that shocked the community. Three suspects are now in custody in a killing where there is more then meets the eye... Bradenton police have arrested three suspects in last weeks…
Rank this Week: 674

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Considine & Furey, LLP Blog

Covers DUI, OUI, DWI law, and gaming law.

http://blog.considinefurey.com/
  • Jul 29

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD

    Filing a Complaint with MCAD
    Massachusetts Law prohibits discrimination in the workplace.  Sexual harassment is one form of discrimination that is prohibited by law.  The standards governing the prohibition of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in…
  • Aug 8

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett

    Medical Malpractice in Massachusett
    Medical malpractice cases include (among others): Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other progressive and otherwise treatable diseases; Surgical errors, such as performing wrong-sided surgery, unnecessary…
  • Dec 13

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION

    CAESARS SUES CHAIRMAN OF MASS GAMING COMMISSION
    On December 11, 2013, Caesars Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission claiming that the state’s top gambling regulator failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest…
Rank this Week: 3634

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Jul 29

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?
    An irresponsible person can attempt to counsel another person on how to be responsible; but this just isn’t likely to end up successfully. How can anyone teach someone to be something if that person doesn’t even practice what he…
  • Jul 27

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder

    Emotional Extremes Of A Criminal Not Necessarily An Emotional Disorder
    A lot of criminals or social offenders are characterized by quick changes in their moods, from extremely high to extremely low. These changes in moods can happen frequently — even within a single day of a criminal’s life. He or…
  • Apr 29

    Cultural Influence On Crime

    Cultural Influence On Crime
    One can take many different stances when asked to determine the causes of criminal activity. One area of research that has been gaining popularity views crime as a product of the culture or subculture to which one belongs, rather than…
Rank this Week: 1544

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: 26

Virginia Traffic Law News

Virginia Traffic Law News

By Caddell Nelson & Reibach.

http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/
  • Jul 29

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va

    Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va
    You know the feeling. You’ve been driving along, aware that you were going over the speed limit but sure that you would never be caught. Then you see the flashing blue lights. Sometimes you’re just in a hurry. Sometimes…
  • Jul 27

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving

    Virginia is not for Reckless Driving
    It’s one of the first lessons young drivers are taught in driver’s education class. Excessive speed can be deadly. Still, American society loves the image of the slick, fast cars. Speeding almost seems to be an American pastime.…
  • Jul 13

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced

    Henrico Country Commercial Driver’s License Ticket Charges Reduced
    Earlier this month Dave Caddell from Caddell Weiland represented a client who received a ticket in Henrico County Virginia for Failing to Yield the Right of Way. Our client’s ticket was a result of him backing his tractor trailer across…
Rank this Week: 3632

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 656

Houston Criminal Law Blog

Houston Criminal Law Blog

By Rand Mintzer.

http://www.mintzerlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?

    What Crimes Can Potentially Lead to the Death Penalty?
    Texas is infamous for its use of the death penalty. This punishment is considered the most severe legal penalty that is available in the Texas Penal Code. As such, it is only an option in the most serious of legal cases. In fact, there is…
  • Jul 22

    What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?

    What Will Happen to Me if I Aided or Assisted a Fugitive?
    Aiding a Fugitive in Texas It is against the law in Texas to directly or indirectly participate in the commission of a crime. This may sound fairly straightforward to most people but it can have far-reaching implications. For example, many…
  • Jul 15

    How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?

    How Public is the Information About My Arrest? Who Can Find Out About It?
    Arrest Information When a person is placed under arrest in Texas, information about the incident can be stored in a record. Although this information is not always freely available to the public, it may still be available under certain…
Rank this Week: 2478

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Jul 29

    The Most Common Types of White Collar Crime

    The Most Common Types of White Collar Crime
    White Collar Crime in Texas Many people may have heard the term “white collar crime” on the evening news or on television dramas. This is a catch-all term used to refer to a number of different illegal activities. The name is…
  • Jul 22

    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape

    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape
    Statute of Limitations for Statutory Rape in Texas In Texas, a person who is convicted of statutory rape may face severe criminal penalties. These penalties can include years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and lifelong sex offender…
  • Jul 15

    Public Lewdness and the Associated Consequence

    Public Lewdness and the Associated Consequence
    Public Lewdness in Texas In Texas, a person who engages in public activities that may be deemed inappropriate or obscene could be charged with public lewdness. In general, this charge is applied in cases that involved one or more people…
Rank this Week: 2413

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Computer Engineer’s Soliciting Prostitution Charge Dismissed

    Computer Engineer’s Soliciting Prostitution Charge Dismissed
    A computer engineer working for a major corporation recently found himself in a very serious situation. Responding to an ad on backpage.com, he went to a hotel and met with an undercover police officer. That meeting ended up with him being…
  • Jul 27

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt

    Ohio License Suspension for Unpaid Debt
    If you are in a lot of debt, you may have heard that your license can be suspended until you pay. Unfortunately, this is sometimes true. If you owe child support payments or other debts to the state, you may find your license revoked until…
  • Jul 17

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio

    Open Container Districts Now Allowed in Ohio
    As of May, open container distracts are officially legal in Ohio. A bill proposing these open container districts was signed into law by Governor John Kasich on April 30th. The new law allows larger Ohio cities and townships to designate…
Rank this Week: 1080

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jul 29

    Schöffe säuselt in E-Mails an Verteidigerin – Prozess platzt!

    Schöffe säuselt in E-Mails an Verteidigerin – Prozess platzt!
    Eigentlich sollte es ein kurzer Verhandlungstag im sog. „Kiez-Prozess“ vor dem Amtsgericht Hamburg werden, doch dann kam es anders. Staatsanwaltschaft und Verteidiger lehnten einen Schöffen wegen der Besorgnis der…
  • Jul 26

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 120

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 120
    — Hinweis: Wir haben unsere Feed-Adresse aktualisiert: http://www.strafakte.de/feed/ Bitte aktualisieren Sie die Adresse demnächst in Ihrem Feed-Reader, um sicherzustellen, dass Sie auch weiterhin den Feed erhalten. ©…
  • Jul 23

    Missbrauchsprävention im Sportverein

    Missbrauchsprävention im Sportverein
    Viele Kinder besuchen in ihrer Freizeit Sportvereine – jedoch sind die im Allgemeinen schlecht organisiert, was die Prävention vor sexuellem Missbrauch angeht. Im Schwimmverein oder beim Fußball: Potenzielle Täter nutzen…
Rank this Week: 1664