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Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 262

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force
    Many Phoenix residents are familiar with the annual Holiday DUI task force, which consists of increased police efforts to curb drinking and driving throughout metro Phoenix. Valley residents can expect heightened police surveillance on…
  • Nov 14

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix
    PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store. According to police…
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
Rank this Week: 420

Bickerton Law Blog

Bickerton Law Blog

Features updates and perspectives on Criminal Law. By Bickerton & Bickerton.

http://bickerton-law.com/bickerton-law-blog/
  • Dec 12

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing

    LAW NEWS: Pennsylvania changes DUI prior conviction standard for sentencing
    On October 20th, 2014, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law changing the way courts handle prior drunk driving (DUI) convictions at sentencing. In Pennsylvania, you face harsher punishments if you have prior DUI convictions.…
  • Oct 20

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act

    LAW NEWS: Pa Legislature changes retroactive effect of Adam Walsh Act
    On December 20, 2012, the Adam Walsh Act (SORNA) required many individuals who were convicted of sex offenses but not classified as violent sex offenders to begin registering as sexual offenders.  A new law passed in…
  • Sep 17

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder

    IN THE NEWS: PGH area man allegedly shoots and kills intruder
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that a Munhall, PA man shot and killed a man who had broken into his garage.  After calling 911, the homeowner informed the intruder that the police were on their way.  Munhall police reports that…
Rank this Week: 326

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 3

    Lowell human-trafficking, rape suspects held without bail

    Lowell human-trafficking, rape suspects held without bail
    The Lowell Sun reports that disturbing new allegations have emerged in a human-trafficking case in which a prosecutor says a Lowell man -- who is a member of a notorious street gang -- had only been out of prison for several weeks when he…
  • Dec 3

    UMass Amherst Cuts Ties with Bill Cosby

    UMass Amherst Cuts Ties with Bill Cosby
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape, as reported by CNN. At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual…
  • Nov 27

    Retired Priest Imprisoned for Child Rape

    Retired Priest Imprisoned for Child Rape
    A former high-ranking member of a Roman Catholic religious order has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s. The Rev. Richard McCormick, of New York, was also sentenced last…
Rank this Week: 408

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 242

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    POLICE AGENCIES TAKE PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT INDICTMENT, HEARING OR EVIDENCE OF GUILT

    POLICE AGENCIES TAKE PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT INDICTMENT, HEARING OR EVIDENCE OF GUILT
    Perhaps it should come as no surprise that police agencies make wish lists for forfeiture items. But forfeiture of property often occurs despite the fact that the rightful owner of the property is nether convicted nor charged with a federal…
  • Oct 6

    SHOULD TAMPA BAY CIRCUIT JUDGE WHO ABUSED SENTENCING DISCRETION IN CHILD PORN CASES RESIGN?

    SHOULD TAMPA BAY CIRCUIT JUDGE WHO ABUSED SENTENCING DISCRETION IN CHILD PORN CASES RESIGN?
    A Circuit Judge was recently slapped on the wrist by the Second District Court of Appeal for abusing his discretion in child porn cases. From the appeals opinion it's been a long time coming. This is a judge who was reversed because he…
  • Aug 19

    FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU SEE POLICE MISCONDUCT IN FLORIDA

    FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU SEE POLICE MISCONDUCT IN FLORIDA
    If that noise in the cellar is just another officer drinking some of your best wine, then maybe it's time to consider some aspects of officer misconduct. In Florida we don't have many wine cellars at least not located under…
Rank this Week: 240

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children

    Motor vehicle accident kills 3 California children
    Three Southern California children out trick or treating on Halloween lost their lives in a tragic collision. The motor vehicle accident occurred in Santa Ana. All three girls were just 13 years old. The accident happened at just about…
  • Oct 29

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident

    California officer killed in tragic motor vehicle accident
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day as they work hard to protect and serve their respective areas, but the knowledge that their job is dangerous does not make the loss of an officer any less tragic....
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
Rank this Week: 363

Puerto Rico Association of…

Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers appellate practice, Apprendi, bifurcation, capital cases, civil rights, confrontation clause, evidence, and more.

http://pracdl.typepad.com/pracdl/
  • Oct 11

    PRACDL & FPD Training for the Federal Criminal Practitioner

    PRACDL & FPD Training for the Federal Criminal Practitioner
    PRACDL and the Federal Public Defender's Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be holding a training session on October 28, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm (registration starts at 12:30 pm) at United States District Court, Courtroom 3. The…
  • Sep 14

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico

    Position Announcement: Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico
    The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit is accepting applications for the position of Federal Public Defender for the District of Puerto Rico. The term of appointment is four years with an annual salary of $155,500. The…
  • Dec 4

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner

    PRACDL 2011 Annual Assembly, Elections and Dinner
    PRACDL will host its annual assembly, elections and dinner on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The venue will be Castellanos Rest. on Domenech, near corner of Muñoz Rivera Ave. Please see the following announcement. …
Rank this Week: 289

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
Rank this Week: 315

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense…

Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law news and cases. By Marcia G. Shein.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment

    What to expect in the event you face crimlnal indictment
    When you are facing criminal charges of any kind, whether at the federal or state level, you are supposed to enjoy a presumption of innocence. That's the ideal. In reality, a person can suffer negative consequences of presumed guilt even...
  • Aug 21

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue

    When police procedures are not followed, tragedy may ensue
    Regardless of the organization that an officer represents, there are proper police procedures that must be followed. That is true even in arrests by officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI or other government agencies.…
  • Aug 15

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge

    Atlanta educators face trial over organized corruption charge
    Claims under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aren’t usually associated with public school educators. Organized criminals, or mobsters as they might be depicted in Hollywood films, might be…
Rank this Week: 446

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 388

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jul 25

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice

    Why the NFL Shouldn't Have Suspended Ray Rice
    Ray Rice was initially charged with felony assault for an altercation with his girlfriend, Janay Palmer, who is now his wife, in February 15. Prosecutors reduced the charges to diversion. See “Ray Rice OK'd for diversion…
  • Apr 25

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI

    Arizona Supreme Court rules Marijuana Metabolite not a DUI
    The Arizona Supreme Court (State v. Harris) just issued a very important decision regarding marijuana and DUI in Arizona. Even more importantly, the Court gave a clear indication on how the Court would rule on the even more important…
  • Jan 24

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?

    A Pinal County Sheriff's deputy kills unarmed Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Babeu protecting him?
    A Pinal County Sheriff Deputy shoots unarmed, surrendered Manuel Longoria. Why is Sheriff Paul Babeu protecting the deputy, the only law enforcement among many present, who shot and killed Longoria? What is so special about this particular…
Rank this Week: 506

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 476

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 498

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 260

Public Defender Stuff

Public Defender Stuff

By the Public Defender Investigator Network.

http://pdstuff.apublicdefender.com
  • Aug 30

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville

    FL: Matt Shirk and the controversy in Jacksonville
    Cross-posted from ‘a public defender’: As I alluded to in my last post, Jacksonville, FL, has an ethical controversy brewing. It involves the elected public defender Matt Shirk and some very questionable hiring decisions…
  • Aug 22

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention

    Public defender crisis deserves our attention
    From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Fifty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark case, Gideon vs. Wainwright, we are a country — and a state — in a crisis that most of us, Wahl notwithstanding, know or care little about.…
  • Aug 21

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso

    TX: Sequestration may mean layoffs in El Paso
    From The El Paso Times: The Albert Armendariz Sr. Federal Courthouse in El Paso — among the busiest in Texas because of the number of immigration and drug cases — may be forced to close two days a month if the federal government…
Rank this Week: 264

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer…

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.stlouiscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    WHY DOES MISSOURI ASSESS POINTS TO MY DRIVING RECORD FOR A ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?

    WHY DOES MISSOURI ASSESS POINTS TO MY DRIVING RECORD FOR A ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?
    The state gives out points any time you are found guilty of a moving violation. A moving violation is roughly described as an infraction committed while you are operating a vehicle. The state uses a point system so that it can keep a record…
  • Jul 2

    WHAT IF I DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?

    WHAT IF I DONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY ST LOUIS SPEEDING TICKET?
    If you don't do anything about a St. Louis traffic ticket, it will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. But it doesn't have to go that way. An experienced St. Louis speeding ticket lawyer can help get your traffic citation…
  • May 13

    IF I GET PULLED OVER IN THE ST LOUIS ARC ZONE CAN I GET THE TICKET TAKEN CARE OF?

    IF I GET PULLED OVER IN THE ST LOUIS ARC ZONE CAN I GET THE TICKET TAKEN CARE OF?
    Yes, a good St. Louis traffic ticket attorney can handle such an ARC Zone ticket in much the same manner as any other traffic citation. The only difference is that the fine will be higher. The St. Louis ARC Zone is a stretch of highway on…
Rank this Week: 252

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 409

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 261

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 405

justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
    C'est la vie justcrim @ Wordpress.com is free ...
  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 479

Crimen Digital

Crimen Digital

Podcast sobre cómputo forense, seguridad en Internet y todo lo relacionado con el cibercrimen.

http://www.crimendigital.com/
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Oct 29

    050. ¿Ser autodidacta sin morir en el intento? con @astrohack

    050. ¿Ser autodidacta sin morir en el intento? con @astrohack
    Estamos de fiesta!! 50 episodios! Gracias por escucharnos! LO NUEVO Entrevista: Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack)
Rank this Week: 432

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 356

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 211

Z The Legal Blog and Monthly…

Z The Legal Blog and Monthly Newsletter

Covers the politics of crime and prison legal issues.

http://zlegaltimes.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Supreme Court matter

    Supreme Court matter
    A petition to the Supreme Court, Dallas County v. Duvall, alleging conditions of confinement when inmate contracted staph (MRSA) virus losing sight in the eye, looks interesting. Even more curious, an entire handful of cases set for November…
  • Aug 22

    I'm back

    I'm back
    Almost one year since I have been without computer...whew. The android, while good for many things doesn't cut the mustard when posting. Let's go see what's new around the b-sphere (still call it that?). Now let's see how easy it is to…
  • Oct 14

    Prisons and Society

    Prisons and Society
    The Summer issue is dedicated to mass incarceration and problems.Dædalus was founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the enormous intellectual capacity…
Rank this Week: 399

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

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

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

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

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

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

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

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 404

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 401

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 29

    Be careful what you Tweet for...

    Be careful what you Tweet for...
    A 17 year old in Tarrant County was arrested for tweeting a picture of picture of an airsoft rifle aimed at a marked Fort Worth police vehicle and "Should I do it? They Don't Care For a Black Male Anyways." Police justified their arrest,…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways? (Part Two)
    However, Texas' public lewdness statute proscribes a wide range of conduct, including the consensual touching of breasts outside the clothing in public. Sec. 21.01. defines: (1) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means: (A) any contact between…
  • Jan 7

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?

    Just how lewd can I be in this Country, anyways?
    Salvador Cisneros came to the United States to realize the American dream, and part of his dream might have ranged from fondling breasts in public to joining the mile high club. Having been discovered in the United States without permission…
Rank this Week: 4607

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jan 25

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement
    A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the prevalence of judges coaching prosecutors: In short, the judiciary acting as an adjunct to the prosecution shouldn’t surprise anyone. Elected judges identify with the state. There are very…
  • Jan 24

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling
    I don’t think I’d heard of Brad Spangler before today, when this popped up in my feed reader: The following message was posted on Facebook, allegedly from Brad Spangler, and I find it difficult to believe. If someone out there…
  • Jan 23

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply
    “Let me state boldly; I am against sexual assault. But…” “I am against revenge porn. But…” “I am not a supporter of crime or criminals.…” Of course you are against all the bad things.…
Rank this Week: 801

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?

    When Do Police Have To Read Your Miranda Rights?
    When do police have to read you your Miranda Rights? The police are required to read you your Miranda Rights when you are in custody and subject to interrogation. Your Miranda Rights inform you about your right to remain silent and your…
  • Jan 23

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?

    Do The Police Need a Reason to Pull You Over?
    YES! The police do need a reason to pull you over. They cannot just pull you over because they want to or because they have a hunch you are up to no good. The police must have a warrant. probable cause or reasonable suspicion that you are…
  • Jan 18

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail

    How To Bail Or Bond Out Of The Polk County Jail
    Polk County has the largest population in Iowa and the Polk County Jail is the largest county jail in Iowa. It sees more inmates each year than any other jail in the state. That said, posting bond or bailing out of the Polk County Jail is no…
Rank this Week: 1135

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

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

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday

    Stay Safe from Drunk Drivers this Super Bowl Sunday
    Super Bowl Sunday is a lot of people's favorite day of the year. You may be hosting your own party or going to one of the many Super Bowl parties hosted by friends and family. While the day can be a lot of fun, for many that fun involves…
  • Jan 23

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It

    Man Arrested for DUI on New Years' Eve Says Everyone Does It
    Every year around the holidays, we tend to see more drunk drivers out on the roads. New Year's Eve probably has more drunk drivers on the road at any given time than any other day during the holiday season. Many people spend the day…
  • Jan 21

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver

    East Boston Power Lines Taken Out by Drunk Driver
    According to a news article in the Boston Herald, a suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a series of equipment operated by the utility company in East Boston. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred around 4 a.m. Witnesses…
Rank this Week: 3221

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jan 25

    Will a Fourth DUI be a felony in Washington State?

    Will a Fourth DUI be a felony in Washington State?
    Maybe soon. Current Washington State law is that a fifth DUI within 10 years is a felony. There is a proposal this 2015 legistative session to make a 'fourth DUI a felony. See story…
  • Dec 13

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?

    How many days do I have to request a DOL Hearing?
    20 days from the date of your arrest. This can be completed online or by mail. See link to Department of Licensing (DOL). Request DOL Hearing Cost is $375.00. See Mail in Form
  • Dec 12

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?

    Will a DUI probation violation suspend my license?
    Maybe. Yes, if it is any of the following DUI mandatory conditions: (i) Not drive a motor vehicle without a valid license to drive and proof of financial responsibility insurance (SR 22); (no license and/or insurance) (ii) Not drive while...
Rank this Week: 3197

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The fact that a common carrier is operated by a governmental entity does not mean it has a lesser responsibility toward the public than one which is under private ownership. In that connection, there is simply no legal basis for imposing the…
  • Jan 24

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification

    Officer DS's memo book were marked for identification
    The first questions for you to determine are whether the condition of the bus steps at the point where plaintiff fell were such that the common carrier, through its employer, the bus driver, should have reasonably anticipated unusual danger…
  • Jan 18

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont

    After the examination, the patient was put to bed...cont
    On the trial of the issue joined the jury returned a special finding that in 1862 the insured fell from a tree, was injured, but not seriously, and that its effects passed away without subsequently affecting her health. The fact that the…
Rank this Week: 950

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Felony Murder in Florida

    Felony Murder in Florida
    Felony Murder in Florida: Charges For a Homicide That Someone Else Committed First degree murder. It’s the most serious of Florida’s homicide crimes carrying two potential sentences, both of them bleak, death sentence or life…
  • Jan 14

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire
    In the summer of 2013, allegations surfaced regarding possible misconduct by Matt Shirk, the Public Defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit which covers Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties. The allegations largely centered on Shirk’s hiring…
  • Jan 2

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?
    Have You Been Arrested In Jacksonville? The winter holidays are simultaneously a joyous and stressful time of the year. With more parties and family gatherings than any other time of the year, many people often find themselves out of their…
Rank this Week: 675

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 25

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?
    This new National Law Journal article suggests the answer to the question in the title of this post may actually be no. The piece is headlined "Nominee Isn't Drawing a Crowd: Loretta Lynch hasn't inspired the passions that Eric Holder...
  • Jan 25

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy piece by Ken Armstrong at The Marshall Project. Here are excerpts: For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that clemency equals danger. Any governor who grants pardons or…
  • Jan 24

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission
    On this blog, I typically do not extensively cover or frequently discuss exonerations and criminal appeals based on actual innocence claims because, as some may know, I fear guilt/innocence concerns can at times distort sentencing procedures…
Rank this Week: 1596

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 25

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago

    Pastor, now living in Kansas, arrested on Jacksonville Sex Crimes charge from two decades ago
    A pastor now living in Kansas is facing life in prison, following his arrest for sexual battery on a child that allegedly occurred more than 20 years ago. The man was arrested after he met with the victim at a Daytona Beach restaurant,…
  • Jan 22

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge

    Jacksonville corrections officer arrested on theft charge
    A longtime corrections officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was arrested this month as part of a food stamp fraud investigation. The man is accused of buying food stamps at half price and then using them to buy food in…
  • Jan 20

    Clay County woman charged in 2014 crash that killed one passenger and another's unborn child

    Clay County woman charged in 2014 crash that killed one passenger and another's unborn child
    A Clay County woman was charged this month with two counts of DUI manslaughter for her role in a November crash that killed one passenger and the unborn child of another woman riding in her car. Police said she was going 66 mph on a…
Rank this Week: 2782

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2150

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Jan 25

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 94

    Selbstleseverfahren, Band 94
    — 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. ©…
  • Jan 23

    Handbuch des Strafverteidiger

    Handbuch des Strafverteidiger
    Hans Dahs: Handbuch des Strafverteidigers 8. Auflage 2015
  • Jan 22

    Hooligans als kriminelle Vereinigung

    Hooligans als kriminelle Vereinigung
    Dass Hooligans kriminell sind, wird niemanden überraschen. Sie haben als ultrafanatische Fußballfans, als die sie sich ausgeben, eigentlich nichts mit Fußball zu tun – es geht ihnen schlicht um die gewalttätige…
Rank this Week: 2064

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 24

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.

    Our day of service on MLK Day 2015.
                                 About to make fifty sandwiches. (Photo property of…
  • Jan 22

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.

    Stop Virginia HB 1635, violating the First Amendment by expanding libel plaintiffs' rights.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 18

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.

    Deeply thanking Martin Luther King, Jr. Our office is closed today.
    NOTE: This is a re-print from 2010's Underdog entry on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his immortal "I Have a Dream" speech when I was just four months old. When he was shot dead on April…
Rank this Week: 2596

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Money Laundering in New York

    Money Laundering in New York
    Money laundering statutes make it a crime to transfer money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white-collar offenses, and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the…
  • Jan 22

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree...cont
    Health care criminal fraud in the fourth degree under New York Penal Law S 177.10 states that: A person is guilty of health care fraud in the fourth degree when such person, on one or more occasions, commits the...
  • Jan 20

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree

    Insurance Fraud in the Fifth through First Degree
    Fraud is stealing, which is a crime, and it is a crime that affects everyone. When people commit health care fraud crimes, those actions contribute to rising costs of health care. Reducing health care fraud and abuse can help contain...
Rank this Week: 1520

Law Office of Michael West P.C.…

Law Office of Michael West P.C. Blog

Covers Georgia law.

http://lawofficeofmichaelwest.com/blog/
  • Jan 24

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?

    How Long Will it Take for My Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Case to Finish?
    Across the great state of Georgia, many families, businesses, and individuals have been experiencing tough financial times due to the ongoing economic recession.  Our office receives daily calls from Georgians who are interested in…
  • Jan 10

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?

    What is Credit Counseling and Debtor Education?
    When Georgians file for a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy application, they must fulfill a requirement called debtor education and they also complete mandatory credit counseling.  The purpose of these two requirements is to help…
  • Jan 10

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?

    My Bankruptcy Attorney is Ignoring Me – What Can I Do?
    In Georgia, many families and small business owners have made an important New Year’s Resolution – to get financially fit in 2015.  If you are carrying a significant debt burden and your income is not keeping pace with your…
Rank this Week: 1032

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge

    Class Action Lawsuit Continues Against Family Court Judge
    A group of fathers in New Jersey have banded together to bring a class action lawsuit against five family court judges. They allege their constitutional rights were violated by orders made by these judges that deprived them of a relationship…
  • Jan 9

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support

    A Clever Way to Collect Child Support
    Getting an order for child support is the first step and thankfully, for many children, also the last. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where a child support order is not worth the paper it’s written on because the paying parent…
  • Jan 7

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar

    Ex-Wife Refuses to Cash Cheque for $975 Million Dollar
    You may have read the headlines last fall concerning the divorce of billionaire Harold Hamm in Oklahoma. Mr. Hamm is the CEO and majority shareholder of Continental Resources Inc., a company branded as “America’s Oil…
Rank this Week: 5062

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 24

    Grand Theft Vino

    Grand Theft Vino
    Kerana Todorov reports for the Napa Valley Register:Investigators have recovered the bulk of the premium wine bottles stolen from The French Laundry on Christmas Day, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been…
  • Jan 23

    The Underpolicing of Black America

    The Underpolicing of Black America
    Jill Leovy has this essay in the WSJ:In predominantly African-American neighborhoods of U.S. cities, far too many killers have gotten away with far too many crimes for far too long, fueling a disastrous murder epidemic. Solving these murders…
  • Jan 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case
    As noted here and here last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined, 5-4, to issue a stay of execution for Oklahoma murderer Charles Warner, who raped and murdered a baby. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and…
Rank this Week: 4827

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Widespread Abuse: Police Seize Cash From Motorist

    Widespread Abuse: Police Seize Cash From Motorist
    When you're pulled over by a police officer, you should reasonably expect a few things to happen: they will probably ask for your license and registration and they may even ask you to step out of your vehicle for further questioning. You…
  • Jan 22

    Palm Beach Teen Posed as Doctor

    Palm Beach Teen Posed as Doctor
    As our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers know, it's fairly common for people to hand out legal advice that they might have heard on "Suits" or offer medical opinions they might have seen on "Grey's Anatomy." But this…
  • Jan 21

    It's a Fine Line Between Parenting Style and Child Neglect

    It's a Fine Line Between Parenting Style and Child Neglect
    As we all know, different parents have different parenting styles. The customs employed in child-rearing vary by culture, region, and neighborhood -- and many differences of opinion on the matter exist within single homes. In this area of…
Rank this Week: 1072

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge
    Michael Paul Watkins of Inverness had successfully escaped from custody previously on two separate occasions after being convicted for the crime of fondling and handling a minor under the age of sixteen years in Florida State Court. He was…
  • Dec 10

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing
    When police responded to a 911 call made by an agitated North Miami woman whose husband was murdered while playing with the couple’s 20 month old son the previous month, they found the bullet riddled body of Ilam Nissim who had been…
  • Nov 26

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case
    Fred Topous Jr. is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to the charge of assault with intent to penetrate a thirteen year old minor female who just happened to be his boss’s daughter. He can easily be labelled a career…
Rank this Week: 3425