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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 950

Atlanta DUI Blog

Atlanta DUI Blog

Covers DUI news. By Clark & Towne.

http://www.clarktowne.com/dui-blog
  • Apr 16

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?

    When will Georgia get medical marijuana?
    Governor Deal has been touched by the plight of epileptic and other chronically ill children in Georgia, and is waging a valiant war to get marijuana THC oil approved for their use. Despite getting a bill permitting medical use of THC through…
  • Apr 8

    Can you turn a gym into a court?

    Can you turn a gym into a court?
    By Jessica Towne My admin’s jaw dropped this morning when she read about a DUI case that was heard and decided in a court held inside a high school gym. She couldn’t believe you could turn a court into this kind of circus. She…
  • Apr 3

    Middle age drinking

    Middle age drinking
    By Jessica Towne Many DUIs could be prevented if middle-aged drivers considered that their bodies metabolizealcohol differently with age. Perhaps you know someone who has discovered that the older youget, the less you can drink before…
Rank this Week: 4035

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 209

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein & Lasnetski.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2549

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1691

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Most DUI Accidents Caused By First-Time Offender

    Most DUI Accidents Caused By First-Time Offender
    Though 2nd and 3rd time DUI offenders create a high risk of accidents when back on the road, research indicates that the majority of fatal DUI accidents are actually caused by first-time offenders. MADD is one organization speaking out to…
  • Apr 12

    Pedestrian Entered Path of Pickup: DUI Charges Follow

    Pedestrian Entered Path of Pickup: DUI Charges Follow
    Getting behind the wheel is dangerous, not only because you can be held accountable for what you do, but you can also be charged unfairly for what others do. A recent accident and criminal case sheds light on the potential dangers of drunk…
  • Apr 8

    Are Alcohol Detection Bracelets Reliable?

    Are Alcohol Detection Bracelets Reliable?
    Alcohol monitoring bracelets are often given to individuals on probation or who have been previously charged with drunk driving. They have also been used in cases of domestic violence where alcohol has played a role or cases where alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1736

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/
Rank this Week: 123

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Law Offices of Barton Morris Blog

Covers Michigan criminal law.

http://michigancriminalattorney.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line

    Full license restoration: You’ve finally reached the finish line
    You’ve had your license revoked, you’ve successfully endured a year with the ignition interlock device (BAIID) on your vehicle, and now you are ready to have your full driving privileges restored.  It is…
  • Apr 5

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender

    Attorney General Demands Immediate Sentence Reductions for Drug Offender
    State and Federal governments are increasingly growing worried about the money being spent on jails and prisons. The Federal Government has a budget crisis and federal prisons take a significant portion of the money for the Justice…
  • Mar 16

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS

    JUVENILES BEING PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED AS ADULTS
    In January of 2014 Cass Tech High School quarterback, 17 year old Jayru Campbell, was accused of body slamming a school security guard on school property. Allegedly there exists a video of the incident. The Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney,…
Rank this Week: 3249

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
  • Apr 2

    Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?

    Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?
    The return of online poker to the United States in state-regulated environments poses attractive opportunities for operators.  But, at the same time, operators need to look to the experience of brick and mortar casinos to anticipate the…
Rank this Week: 3564

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 3034

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: 69

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
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
  • Apr 13

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of
    In 1981, John Thompson was able to convince two of the top high school basketball players in the nation to come to D.C. to play for Georgetown. Landing either recruit would have been a major accomplishment; getting both seemed too good to be…
Rank this Week: 980

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Something brewing?

    Something brewing?
    Papers in three of the cases mentioned in my post of February 27 – Derr v. Maryland, No. 13-637, Galloway v. Mississippi, No. 13-761, and Edwards v. California, No. 13-8618 – have been distributed for this Friday’s…
  • Feb 27

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report

    Pending and recent cert petitions on forensic lab report
        This week, the Supreme Court denied cert in Medina v. Arizona, No. 13-735.  The case presented the question of whether an autopsy report concluding that the death was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma is…
  • Dec 17

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William

    Pending cert petitions seeking clarification of William
    An anonymous reader has pointed out that the second petition for certiorari in Turner v.  United States, No. 13-127, one of the cases that was GVRed (grant, vacate, remand) in light of Williams v. Illinois, came before the…
Rank this Week: 2007

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island

    Mental Illness at Rikers Island
    The New York Times recently published an editorial stemming from recently acquired statistics about the number of individuals incarcerated at Rikers Island who are experiencing mental illness. You can read the article below, and…
  • Feb 24

    Remembering Alfred Siegel

    Remembering Alfred Siegel
    Al Siegel was my mentor, friend and colleague .....he will be missed....Maria Almonte-Weston (left), Alfred Siegel (right)The BCS team of 2005 at our official opening ceremony; Alfred Siegel at left Below is an article about Alfred…
  • Jan 24

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution

    New Employment Readiness group at Bronx Community Solution
    A new study shows that nearly one third of American adults have been arrested by the age of 23. This record will keep many people from obtaining employment, even if they have paid their dues, and are qualified for the job and unlikely to…
Rank this Week: 1166

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/
  • Apr 16

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police
    The experienced traffic attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain five things you should, and shouldn't do if you are pulled over by a police officer.
  • Apr 14

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera
    Many California drivers have attempted to appeal their red light ticket in court. Soon the courts will decide whether or not red light tickets will be admissible or not throughout the entire state.
  • Apr 11

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?
    Last week Hollywood actor James Franco flirted with a 17 year old through the social media app, Instagram. What would be the consequences of his actions if they occurred in California?
Rank this Week: 501

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 664

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 16

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?

    How long does it take to settle a car accident claim?
    There is no standard amount of time to settle a car accident claim. The time varies depending on the damages involved, the available evidence, the negotiations, and more.Generally, after a car wreck your timeline to recover compensation looks…
  • Apr 15

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck

    Steps to Take after a Car Accident with Large Truck
    Because of the size of a large truck in comparison to a car, an accident involving a large truck can cause serious injuries to drivers of passenger vehicles. It is not unusual for these accidents to result in a permanent injury or even…
  • Apr 14

    How can I prove car accident liability?

    How can I prove car accident liability?
    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2012 statistics list 5,615,000 police-reported car crashes in the United States. To prove car accident liability, you need to have proper documentation that supports your claim…
Rank this Week: 1413

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1726

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Atkinson Law Office Blog

Covers Idaho criminal law.

http://craigatkinsonlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!

    Arrested and Not Read My Rights!
    …The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he/she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says will be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that…
  • Nov 12

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?

    Rep. Mark Patterson. Innocent men never plead guilty?
      Recently in the news, it was reported that a republican law maker in Idaho, Mark Patterson, plead guilty to “assault with the intent to commit rape” in 1974.  Apparently he was charged with the crime of rape after a…
  • Nov 9

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?

    What is the difference between a criminal charge and a traffic ticket?
    The other day I got a phone call and the prospective client told me they had a traffic ticket they needed me to handle.  My first thought was, oh they must have gotten a speeding ticket, which is an infraction in the State of Idaho.…
Rank this Week: 951

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/
  • Apr 16

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization

    Prosecutors Critical Of Decriminalization
    The dramatic comeback for marijuana decriminalization in Maryland is now complete, as the Governor signed the General Assembly's bill into law earlier this week. Come October it will no longer be a crime for a person over the age of 18 to…
  • Apr 10

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?

    Decriminalization To Become Law. Now What?
    This week the state senate for a second time voted to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana. The bill included a few modifications, which the house inserted over the weekend in order to satisfy enough delegates. Among the…
  • Apr 5

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet

    Marijuana Decriminalization Not Stashed Away Yet
    Marijuana dominated the media attention in the first three months of this year's legislative session, but state lawmakers once again made little progress when it came time to vote. Today though, delegates will convene to conduct one last…
Rank this Week: 3768

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/
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
  • Apr 15

    Council limits where sex offender can be

    Council limits where sex offender can be
    Why do lawmakers like these fail to recognize that the threat is NOT from folks living within XX feet of these places, but from EMPLOYEES. 4-15-2014 North Dakota: When registered sex offenders move into a community, the first response is…
Rank this Week: 50

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 1190

CLABLOG.ca

CLABLOG.ca

By the Criminal Lawyers' Association.

http://clablog.ca/
  • Apr 16

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion

    Penney’s Two Cents: A Second Opinion on Second Opinion
    For criminal lawyers, the words “second opinion” continue to be tainted with the ignoble practice of scooping. They deserve more respect, as there can be significant benefits to both clients and lawyers. When approached, here are…
  • Mar 31

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering

    Heroic Peel Police Officer Recovering
    While the shocking events that took place on Friday at the William Davis Courthouse are still fresh in our minds we wished to take this opportunity to express our deep thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all members of the Peel Regional…
  • Dec 12

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement

    CLA & LAO Lawyers sign landmark agreement
    The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (“CLA”) and the LAO Lawyers have signed a landmark Criminal Justice Protocol Agreement “CJPA” at Queen’s Park on December 11, 2013. The agreement arises from, and is…
Rank this Week: 2572

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 16

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?
    In the on-going battle to punish and deter driving while under the influence, the DMV adopted regulations that trigger a revocation of a driving license upon conviction to just one 5+ point ticket. Specifically, if a motorist has been…
  • Apr 2

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
    New York leads the way in restricting and punishing drivers who illegally use cell phones.  Indeed, it is a 5-point ticket in New York which is the same number of point assigned to the criminal charge of reckless driving.   But do…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
Rank this Week: 471

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
  • Apr 11

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"

    Scareware, the Federal Trade Commission and "Monetary Consumer Redress"
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  F.T.C. v. Ross, 743 F.3d 886 (2014).  The Appellate Court judge who wrote this opinion begins by explaining that the…
Rank this Week: 401

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud after Deadly Moore Tornado

    Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud after Deadly Moore Tornado
    It is April in Oklahoma, and that means the severe weather season is upon us. Sure, spring means warmer weather and sunshine, but here in tornado alley, it also means the impending threat of disaster. In the Sooner State, spring cleaning…
  • Apr 14

    Tulsa Man Arrested for Rape of Unconscious Woman

    Tulsa Man Arrested for Rape of Unconscious Woman
    More than 20 years ago, a student organization created an anti-rape slogan that became known worldwide: No Means No. Since the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-FCEE) launched the No Means No campaign more than 20 years ago, it has become…
  • Apr 11

    Former Juvenile Affairs Manager Charged with Second Degree Rape

    Former Juvenile Affairs Manager Charged with Second Degree Rape
    In Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16. This means that if a teen has reached the age of 16, he or she can legally consent to sex with anyone else aged 16 or older. Well . . . almost anyone else. State law prohibits sexual contact between…
Rank this Week: 723

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/
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
Rank this Week: 2214

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/
Rank this Week: 325

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 15

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert

    Möglicherweise zu kühl formuliert
    Wie geht eine Staatsanwaltschaft mit einer Strafanzeige wegen Kindesmisshandlung (juristisch: Misshandlung von Schutzbefohlenen) um? Wenn es um hilflose Kinder geht — sehr sorgfältig — sollte man meinen. Und wie, wenn die…
  • Apr 14

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht

    Entsexualisiertes Sexualstrafrecht
    Die Konsequenz aus der Affäre Edathy soll einmal mehr sein, das Strafrecht zu verschärfen. So sollen zukünftig Herstellung, Verbreitung und Besitz unbefugt erstellter Nacktaufnahmen unter Strafe stehen —…
  • Apr 13

    Führerschein nach 12 Stunden gleich wieder eingezogen

    Führerschein nach 12 Stunden gleich wieder eingezogen
    Dumm gelaufen: Ein 18-jähriger Fahranfänger hatte am Morgen gerade seinen Führerschein erhalten, als er am späten Freitagabend wegen eines Unfalls mit rund 1.200 Euro Blechschaden auffiel. Die Beamten der Polizei Celle…
Rank this Week: 3142

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Apr 14

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com Every year for…
  • Apr 13

    When your ideal judge disappoints.

    When your ideal judge disappoints.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 699

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Apr 15

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair

    New York City Minutes: Bratton Disbands Muslim Spy Unit, Reins in Collars for Dollars in Internal Affair
    Two stories in the news today highlight NYPD Commissioner William Bratton's remaking of the police department. In his most recent high profile act, he has disbanded the Demographics Unit, a group formed in 2003 whose sole purpose was to…
  • Apr 12

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case

    How Not to Negotiate: the Central Park Jogger Case
    You don't have to be a skilled negotiator to know that you do not tell a car salesman, "I am not leaving here until I have bought this car from you," and then expect to get the best price possible. Shortly after winning the NYC's mayoral…
  • Apr 12

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant

    The NYPD, Shooting Victims and Open Warrant
    The New York Times recently reported on the NYPD's policy of running warrant checks on shooting victims, and then investing ridiculous amounts of labor hours to safeguard them until they are healthy enough to be haled into court. (Article…
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Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 467

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
  • Mar 21

    Holder Memo on Appeal

    Holder Memo on Appeal
    United States v. Ivory, No. 13-5962 (6th Cir. Mar. 21, 2014) (unpublished), is a fairly unremarkable per curiam opinion (Judges Boggs, Siler, and Gibbons).But I'm noting it here b/c the defendant relied on the Holder memo to argue for a lower…
  • Mar 21

    Seventh Circuit on GPS

    Seventh Circuit on GPS
    Following up on the post below, I think it is worth noting that the Seventh Circuit remains undecided on the GPS good-faith issue.  United States v. Brown, No. 11-1565, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4076, at *7 (7th Cir. Mar. 4, 2014).United…
Rank this Week: 1137

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Proposed 2014 Revisions to Federal Sentencing Guideline

    Proposed 2014 Revisions to Federal Sentencing Guideline
    Federal Sentencing has been praised and pilloried since 1984 when the Sentencing Commission, a creature of the Congress, was created. Over the years it has been seen as race neutral, gender neutral, and fair. Heralded as removing judges…
  • Jan 17

    Doctors Charged in Pain Clinic “Pill Mill” Case

    Doctors Charged in Pain Clinic “Pill Mill” Case
    A concerted drive by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and a task force comprised of State and Federal agencies, police and sheriff agencies in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County has resulted in over a dozen major cases in Florida and U.S.…
  • Jan 16

    Sealing and Expunging in Florida

    Sealing and Expunging in Florida
    Florida provides a limited opportunity to seal and or expunge criminal records. The good news is not as good as one would hope and the bad news is a deal breaker. Here's what is going on... First: sealing and expunging doesn't erase your…
Rank this Week: 1325

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
  • Apr 9

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz Senior Editor of Content Maryland lawmakers on Monday signed off on a number of historic and important pieces of legislation before adjourning for the year, including a bill that decriminalizes possession of…
  • Mar 24

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver

    Maryland Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Police Cars, Other Driver
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor The consequences associated with driving an automobile after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol are wide-reaching and, sometimes, even lethal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety…
Rank this Week: 4641

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: 3209

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/
  • Apr 15

    "I Know My Rights"

    "I Know My Rights"
    If you've lived on Mother Earth long enough, you've encountered a smart-assed kid that (a) has no respect for authority, and (b) knows his rights. So, how do police officers respond to someone that tells them they "know their rights?" As…
  • Apr 11

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre
    If I had a dollar for every time someone called to tell me their rights were violated, I wouldn't have to work; I could just keep answering the phone and make a dollar here, dollar there. Part of my work as a criminal defense attorney is to…
  • Apr 1

    The Witch Hunt for Child Porn

    The Witch Hunt for Child Porn
    Historically, witch hunts have not been a good thing. Innocent people have suffered extreme temperature conditions. Now, the witch hunt has shifted its focus away from non-traditional religious practices, and into something everybody can…
Rank this Week: 674

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?
    What makes a person confess to a crime – online?Given my background in clinical psychology, the driving force behind what makes someone confess to a crime via social media fascinates me. Take the case of Derek Medina in Florida. By now…
  • Apr 7

    Guilty or No Contest?

    Guilty or No Contest?
    Why Knowing the Difference Can Make All the Difference.The two most common pleas a person can enter before sentencing are the guilty plea, and the no contest plea. Both pleas can seem very similar, since both result in a conviction. However,…
  • Mar 25

    MILWAUKEE WAUKESHA OWI DUI DWI Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Lawyers | DOT Administrative Suspensions | Occupational Licenses | OWI Medical Professional

    MILWAUKEE WAUKESHA OWI DUI DWI Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Lawyers | DOT Administrative Suspensions | Occupational Licenses | OWI Medical Professional
    Check out my updated and refurbished Drunk Driving Defense page.MILWAUKEE WAUKESHA OWI DUI DWI Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Lawyers | DOT Administrative Suspensions | Occupational Licenses | OWI Medical Professional
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Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!

    The Smarter Sentencing Act - Tell Congress We Want Smarter Sentencing!
    One of the benefits of belonging to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is getting updates on their efforts to encourage Congress to make better laws.NACDL uses congressional district working periods as opportunities…
  • Apr 4

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL

    What is DLAP? Drive Legal Again Program in Hillsborough County, FL
    The State Attorney's Office in Hillsborough County is using a new type of misdemeanor diversion program for anyone charged with a first or second criminal traffic citation for the offense of either:no valid driver’s license;…
  • Mar 10

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30

    Tampa Police Department is Impounding Vehicles and Imposing $500 Civil Penalty under Tampa Code Section 14-30
    Forfeiture is a corrupting cash cow for the Tampa Police Department. By taking a person's vehicle and then charging them hundreds of dollars in towing and storing charges the Tampa Police Department is leaving families in financial ruin.Then…
Rank this Week: 1705

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
  • Apr 13

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense
    Facing Felony Charges? Call Potter Law Offices A felony charge can reduce your chances of landing a new job, change the way that loved ones think and feel about you and even impact the way you live your life. Here at Potter Law Offices, we…
  • Apr 9

    Reduce DUI Charges in Las Vega

    Reduce DUI Charges in Las Vega
    Reduce DUI Charges with Potter Law Offices Driving under the influence is one of the most serious car-related crimes you can face in Las Vegas. With so many bars, restaurants, casinos and clubs located within the city limits, it’s far…
Rank this Week: 1242

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 1333

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Apr 15

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference
    On June 5, 2014, my good friend, Jud Starr, will be hosting the ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference has been put on annually for the last eighteen years or so and is...
  • Feb 19

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated
    In January this year, federal agents from the USEPA descended upon Billmark Company, a metal plating company in Haltom City, TX, pursuant to a search warrant issued as a part of a criminal investigation into the discharge of cadmium into...
  • Dec 23

    John Emerson Tuma Update

    John Emerson Tuma Update
    As those of you who follow this blog know, we covered the trial of John Tuma last spring and reported on his conviction and sentencing in the Western District of Louisiana. Tuma subsequently appealed. Oral argument took place November 4,...
Rank this Week: 2811

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women

    Registered sex offenders arrested for the murder of 4 Orange County Women
    Anaheim, CA -- Although few details have been revealed, Anaheim police announced that they have arrested two registered sex offenders in connection with the murders of four women in Orange County over a period of several months. The first…
  • Apr 13

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border

    54 Pounds of Cocaine Found at an SUV at San Clemente Checkpoint Passing Border
    SAN CLEMENTE - During a routine stop, police at a San Clemente checkpoint allegedly found 54 pounds of cocaine being carried in a 2003 Ford Explorer. The drivers, a pair of siblings from Mexico, claimed that they were in the...
  • Apr 11

    Mother who took kids to Europe for 18 months facing abduction charge

    Mother who took kids to Europe for 18 months facing abduction charge
    Los Angeles, CA -- When you think of kidnapping cases you probably think of a stranger or acquaintance taking a child away from their parents. But a large number of kidnapping and abduction cases involve parents who violate court custody...
Rank this Week: 305

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle

    Michigan Man Arrested for Theft and Subsequent Stabbing of Security Guard with Hypodermic Needle
    Earlier this week in Macomb County, a man was arrested after he was apprehended by police following an incident at a Home Depot store. According to a report by the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch, loss prevention officers noticed a man…
  • Mar 28

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest

    Drug Bust in Grand Traverse County Leads to Three Arrest
    A few weeks ago, the Traverse Narcotics Team along with the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office busted a drug operation running out of a local motel. According to a report by MINews26.com, the officers executed a search warrant late on a…
  • Mar 14

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case

    The Admissibility of Text Messages in Michigan Criminal Case
    Texting has quickly become one of the most popular and ubiquitous means of communication in today’s society. Rather than pick up the phone to call someone, people of all ages have turned to texting as a quick, easy alternative to a…
Rank this Week: 3246

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Debate sobre la "Unión Civil" entre personas del mismo sexo

    Debate sobre la "Unión Civil" entre personas del mismo sexo
    Como quiera que nadie opina, he considerado que trascribir un inteligente debate que vengo teniendo con un amigo virtual, me permito compartirlo, a él se pueden incorporar todas las personas que deseen, será un verdadero placer…
  • Apr 11

    ¿Y el diálogo en Venezuela?

    ¿Y el diálogo en Venezuela?
    ¿Y el diálogo en Venezuela? El día de ayer, jueves 11 de abril de 2014,  pude ver desde el inicio (reflexión del Presidente de Venezuela, señor Nicolás Maduro Moros)  y hasta la octava…
  • Apr 9

    Unión Civil entre homosexuales, una locura jurídica.

    Unión Civil entre homosexuales, una locura jurídica.
    El proyecto de "unión civil" es una locura jurídica, ¿porqué?, veamos: A raíz de una cita de la la Biblia, muchos se han interesado en destruirla. Bien, como todos los que están a favor de…
Rank this Week: 3335