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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/
  • Jun 30

    Suspension and Debarment – a Strategy?

    Suspension and Debarment – a Strategy?
    On June 15, 2016, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its annual report to Congress setting out statistics and providing a summary of federal agency suspension and debarment activities for the 2015 fiscal year.…
  • Jun 17

    Arming the Government

    Arming the Government
    The Wall Street Journal ran an article today (http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-does-the-irs-need-guns-1466117176) that the number of “non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now…
  • Jun 10

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case

    The Origins of an Environmental Crimes Case
    It has often been said that the only difference between an environmental criminal investigation and civil enforcement is who discovers the violation first. And how does a violation get uncovered, as there are numerous instances of a company…
Rank this Week: 2141

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 30

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice
    Samantha Buckingham (Loyola Law School - Center for Juvenile Law and Policy) has posted Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice (53 American Criminal Law Review 641 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The juvenile justice system fails to account…
  • Jun 30

    Trachtenberg on Criminal Procedure Casebook

    Trachtenberg on Criminal Procedure Casebook
    Ben Trachtenberg (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Choosing a Criminal Procedure Casebook: On Lesser Evils and Free Books (60 Saint Louis University Law Journal 543 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the more…
  • Jun 29

    Lain on Death Row

    Lain on Death Row
    Corinna Lain (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Death Row, Calls for Indifference, and Redemption of the Soul (77 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, an invited response to...
Rank this Week: 2499

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2629

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
  • Apr 7

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)

    WSLCB Emergency Rules (April 7, 2016)
    The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“WSLCB”) released new guidance this morning related to the testing of certified laboratories working in the I-502 Recreational Cannabis industry. This guidance came in the form of…
Rank this Week: 1087

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Morning Radio: New Aphex Twin

    Morning Radio: New Aphex Twin
    It's Thursday.  Two days before the three day.In New Mexico, the birds sing from just before dawn to sometime around noon.  When things here start to melt.Then they get quiet.Perched on the low limbs, to catch all the shadow.William…
  • Jun 29

    Two Books of Poetry

    Two Books of Poetry
    Inspired by a leading constitutional scholar, who fell back in love with the constitution by memorizing a poem about Paul Revere.  And, his realization of how poetry assisted him in learning about history.A book of poems about law and…
  • Jun 29

    Morning Radio: Neil and the Needle

    Morning Radio: Neil and the Needle
    It's Wednesday.  Whatever happens doesn't always happen for a reason.  Sometimes chaos intervenes.I can still smell the cloves from last night.You never took the needle from the record.  The run-out groove has been playing for…
Rank this Week: 1631

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    DNA Testing and Exoneration

    DNA Testing and Exoneration
    DNA gathering and testing is an important tool to ensure the innocent remain free and the guilty are punished. With the increased use of DNA testing, which began in 1986, it has helped to determine the guilt or innocence of perpetrators in…
  • Jun 23

    Football Player Found Guilty of Rape Sex Crime

    Football Player Found Guilty of Rape Sex Crime
    Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg has been found guilty on five counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of unlawful photography. Vandenburg Found Guilty of Rape During June 2013,…
  • Jun 17

    Samantha Greene Featured in Attorney Journal

    Samantha Greene Featured in Attorney Journal
    The post Samantha Greene Featured in Attorney Journal appeared first on Sevens Legal.
Rank this Week: 1763

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 1408

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Jun 30

    Running a Sentence Consecutively to an Anticipated Sentence

    Running a Sentence Consecutively to an Anticipated Sentence
    May the judge sentencing a conviction now order that it run consecutively to sentences the defendant might get in the future? The General Statutes don’t explicitly say. G.S. 15A-1354(a) notes two situations in which consecutive…
  • Jun 29

    Breath Tests Incident to Arrest are Reasonable but Prosecution for Refusing a Blood Test Goes Too Far

    Breath Tests Incident to Arrest are Reasonable but Prosecution for Refusing a Blood Test Goes Too Far
    The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the murky waters of implied consent law this term in Birchfield v. North Dakota. The opinion it issued last week clarified important aspects of the relationship between chemical testing for impairment and the…
  • Jun 28

    The Statutory “Four Corners” Rule When Determining Probable Cause for a Search Warrant

    The Statutory “Four Corners” Rule When Determining Probable Cause for a Search Warrant
    G.S. 15A-245 provides that information other than that contained in a search warrant affidavit may not be considered by the issuing official in determining whether probable cause exists to issue the warrant unless the information is either…
Rank this Week: 3273

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Levow DWI Law.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4546

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/
  • Jun 30

    Undocumented Migrants and International Law

    Undocumented Migrants and International Law
    Jaya Ramji-Nogales, “The Right to Have Rights”: Undocumented Migrants and State Protection, 63 Kan. L. Rev. 1045 (2015).Angela BanksInternational human rights are often described as universal rights. The universality of this legal…
  • Jun 29

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality

    Saving the Public Interest Class Action by Unpacking Theory and Doctrinal Functionality
    David Marcus, The Public Interest Class Action, 104 Geo. L.J. 777 (2016).Suzette M. MalveauxScholars, lawyers, and litigants struggle to understand the class action landscape that has evolved over the past five decades and has sharply…
  • Jun 28

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice

    Data Mistakes and Data Justice
    Wayne A. Logan & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Policing Criminal Justice Data 101 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016).Elizabeth JohIn criminal justice circles, “big data” is the new buzzword: police departments are experimenting with…
Rank this Week: 4451

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    DUI Drivers Can’t Avoid Arrest with These Tactic

    DUI Drivers Can’t Avoid Arrest with These Tactic
    Drivers looking to avoid charges of DUI in Los Angeles have tried many creative ways to avoid an arrest. They can make excuses, plead with the arresting officer to let them off and threaten the police department with reprisals by powerful…
  • Jun 27

    Glendale Police Vehicle Provides Unique Warning to DUI Driver

    Glendale Police Vehicle Provides Unique Warning to DUI Driver
    A police car is never a welcome sight to someone who has imbibed enough to risk an arrest for DUI in Los Angeles. But in Glendale, California, the police department is hoping that all motorists will think about the hazards of DUI when they…
  • Jun 23

    Texas Court: Implied Consent Valid for DUI Driver

    Texas Court: Implied Consent Valid for DUI Driver
    Under California’s vehicle codes, drivers suspected of a DUI in Los Angeles must submit to breathalyzer or blood tests or face a license suspension of one year for the first offense (two years for the second offense and three years for…
Rank this Week: 866

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer…

New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Jeffrey Lichtman.

http://www.topnewyorkcriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    An FBI Agent Just Knocked On Your Door? You’re Under Federal Criminal Investigation

    An FBI Agent Just Knocked On Your Door? You’re Under Federal Criminal Investigation
    If you have received a visit at home or work from an inquisitive FBI agent then you may have just found yourself ensnared in a federal criminal investigation.  While the investigation may not lead to your indictment, it certainly could.…
  • Jun 24

    Have You Been Sexually Assaulted Or Sexually Harassed At Work?

    Have You Been Sexually Assaulted Or Sexually Harassed At Work?
    As shown in the media, more and more men and women are complaining about being sexually harassed in the workplace by their employers – including even being sexually assaulted.  If you are the victim of such offensive behavior, you…
  • Jun 16

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Vacated by Federal Appeals Court

    Update: Anthony Mangone’s Sentence Vacated by Federal Appeals Court
    On Monday, June 13, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the 18 month sentence of Anthony Mangone, a disbarred Westchester County lawyer convicted of corruption charges whose testimony helped convict three New York state…
Rank this Week: 1821

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS Update: Foster v. Humphrey

    SCOTUS Update: Foster v. Humphrey
      Foster v. Humphrey U.S. Supreme Court Decision Last year, I wrote about United States Supreme Court agreeing to hear argument in the case of Foster v. Humphrey. This case is out of the state of Georgia and involves an African…
  • Jun 19

    New Louisiana Human Trafficking Law

    New Louisiana Human Trafficking Law
      New Louisiana Laws Aim to Crack Down on Human Trafficking In the eyes of some social-service agencies and law-enforcement officials, Louisiana has proven to be a hub for human trafficking. Young women – some under 18, some a…
  • Jun 1

    2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry

    2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry
      Proposed Louisiana law seeks to further erode privacy of sex-offender registrants   The Louisiana State Senate on May 24 passed House Bill 1146, which aims to give the public access to email addresses and online screen names of…
Rank this Week: 2867

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
Rank this Week: 860

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2771

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 1644

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    New Lake County Criminal Courts Building Under Construction

    New Lake County Criminal Courts Building Under Construction
    Construction is underway on a new eight-story criminal court at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois. The new 200,000 square foot building is set to be completed by June 2018. The courthouse has not been expanded since 1989. It…
  • Jun 21

    New Pilot Program in Lake County Provides Treatment for Substance Abuse

    New Pilot Program in Lake County Provides Treatment for Substance Abuse
    A new pilot program in Lake County offers treatment, rather than jail time for those struggling with drug abuse or addition. “A Way Out” is an initiative that will allow individuals that may be in possession of narcotics or…
  • Jun 3

    Occupational-Licensing Reform Awaiting Signature from the Governor

    Occupational-Licensing Reform Awaiting Signature from the Governor
    Two new bills, which will make it easier for individuals with a criminal record to obtain employment, are now awaiting the signature of Governor Rauner. Under HB 5793, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation would be…
Rank this Week: 4939

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • Jun 29

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy

    Filing For Citizenship Isn't Always Easy
    Citizenship is in many ways the end of the long road of immigration. Besides its obvious civic value, we celebrate grants of citizenship with our clients because it is truly an accomplishment. Even "simple" or "straightforward" cases involve…
  • Jun 24

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied

    Winning A Second Chance After Asylum Denied
    You've told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. You hired a lawyer. You spent countless hours working with your lawyer on collecting evidence, rehearsing your story, making sure everything was correct, and that there were…
  • Jun 23

    #DAPA Is Dead

    #DAPA Is Dead
    This morning, the Supreme Court deadlocked on the decision in Texas v. U.S., 4-4. That means the lower court ruling stands. That means that, for now, 4 million people must continue to live in the shadows.I want to make one…
Rank this Week: 4725

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Jun 29

    Is It Legal? 5 Things That Aren’t a Crime in the U.S.

    Is It Legal? 5 Things That Aren’t a Crime in the U.S.
    Most people have an intuitive sense of what constitutes a crime. For example, you probably know that taking something from a store without paying for it is a shoplifting offense. And while you may not go to jail for running a red light, you…
  • Jun 29

    Texas Has Paid Out $93 Million over 25 Years for Wrongful Conviction

    Texas Has Paid Out $93 Million over 25 Years for Wrongful Conviction
    Texas has an unenviable record for wrongful convictions. When a defendant is wrongfully jailed he or she is not the only one to lose out. A report this month reveals the state has paid 101 men and women who were wrongfully jailed $93.6…
  • Jun 21

    Texas Students Accused of Writing Racist Graffiti Face Hate Crime Charge

    Texas Students Accused of Writing Racist Graffiti Face Hate Crime Charge
      We often think of hate crimes as offenses of extreme violence, such as the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston last year. But they may not necessarily be crimes of violence. Recently, the International Business…
Rank this Week: 1882

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Jun 29

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?

    Does Claim Preclusion Apply When a Prosecutor Is Not Involved?
    Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s suspicion of drunk driving. The officer saw an open beer can in the car and…
  • Jun 22

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?

    What is Consent in a Rape Case?
    Analyzing Consent – State v. Barela, 2015 UT 22 This was an appeal from a conviction of Barela of first-degree rape at a Massage Envy studio. Barela challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to establish that the victim of the alleged…
  • Jun 3

    Satisfying the Requirement of Authenticating or Identifying an Item of Evidence

    Satisfying the Requirement of Authenticating or Identifying an Item of Evidence
    What does Authenticating Evidence Mean? Evidence can only be admitted in court if it is first authenticated, that is, the party seeking to admit the evidence must present evidence showing that the thing is what the party says it is. To…
Rank this Week: 4517

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The sentencing wisdom of the jury

    The sentencing wisdom of the jury
    The Sixth Circuit offered up a major sentencing win for the defense today in United States v. Collins, reaffirming the notion that judges have broad discretion in what factors they consider at sentencing. Here, the judge considered a…
  • Jun 28

    If at first you don't succeed

    If at first you don't succeed
    Every now and again a lawyer finds a way to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Case in point: United States v. Ricky Brown. You might remember this case from back in September 2015. Or more probably you don't remember it, because it was…
  • Jun 27

    Pencils Down

    Pencils Down
    Happy J-Day to everyone in the federal-criminal-law community -- the day by which all Johnson petitions are due, depending on your interpretation of how a leap-year affects a one-year statute of limitations. Hopefully everyone has all of…
Rank this Week: 791

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

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

    Immigration Holds in North Texas: Indefinite Stays and Dallas County Sheriff

    Immigration Holds in North Texas: Indefinite Stays and Dallas County Sheriff
    There’s a reason that you get nervous when you see that police car in your rearview mirror: police officers have tremendous power in this country, and we all depend upon them to exercise that power (in legalese, their “police…
  • Jun 22

    Forfeiture Victory for Police: They Can Seize and Keep Assets Even In an Illegal Search Says Texas Supreme Court

    Forfeiture Victory for Police: They Can Seize and Keep Assets Even In an Illegal Search Says Texas Supreme Court
    Texas law allows the police to take property from someone even if the property owner is never charged, much less convicted of a crime. This is called “civil forfeiture,” it’s allowed under Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. arts.…
  • Jun 16

    Manslaughter Case No Billed in Morris County, Texa

    Manslaughter Case No Billed in Morris County, Texa
    Mr. Lowe’s client got into a drunken argument with his father-in-law on Christmas day 2015.  The argument became physical and and Mr. Lowe’s client pushed his father-in-law off his father-in-law’s front porch of the…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
  • Jun 29

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling

    Court Takes Aim at Concealed-Carry Permits in New Ruling
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Recently, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made those laws more strict. The court declared that California counties have the right to deny applications for…
  • Jun 17

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack

    Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpack
    It is against the law to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle while in public under California Penal Code Section 25850.1 But what exactly does “on your person” mean? The definition of “on your…
  • Jun 10

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?

    Do Minors Have a Right to an Attorney in School Discipline Cases?
    Every weekday, you send your children off to school, trusting that they will behave themselves, and if they misbehave, the school’s administration will notify you immediately. What you may not know is that in many cases when a minor is…
Rank this Week: 544

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/
  • Jun 29

    New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threat

    New Appointment Underscores SEC’s Focus on Cybersecurity Threat
    On June 2, 2016, the SEC announced the appointment of Christopher Hetner as Senior Advisor to the Chair for Cybersecurity Policy.  Hetner, who was formerly the Cybersecurity Lead for the Technology Control Program within the SEC’s…
  • Jun 22

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Peers in Preserving SEC’s Home Court Advantage

    Eleventh Circuit Joins Peers in Preserving SEC’s Home Court Advantage
    After four failed attempts at persuading federal appellate courts to hear constitutional challenges to SEC administrative courts, it is increasingly clear that defendants in SEC in-house proceedings will not be able to pursue an early out…
  • Jun 21

    The Whistle Blows Again: SEC Pays Second Largest Whistleblower Bounty Award

    The Whistle Blows Again: SEC Pays Second Largest Whistleblower Bounty Award
    On June 9, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘SEC”) awarded the second largest whistleblower bounty – $17 million – granted under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules to date.  Previously, the highest…
Rank this Week: 3201

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
  • Jun 29

    3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It

    3 Ways Saudi Arabia Is Abusing Human Rights – and How They’re Getting Away With It
    Amnesty International is calling for Saudi Arabia to be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council – here’s why. 1. Crackdown on activists Saudi Arabia has continued a sweeping crackdown on human rights activists. All of the…
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean
    For many people around the world, their most direct contact with the United States is through the operations of American corporations. So it is in our interest that these companies respect human rights.
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
Rank this Week: 2500

Boston Lawyer Blog

Boston Lawyer Blog

Covers litigation, criminal and employment law. By Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP.

http://www.bostonlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1980

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2954

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Georgia mayor to face criminal charges for alleged tax evasion

    Georgia mayor to face criminal charges for alleged tax evasion
    A Georgia mayor is on the line for allegedly evading taxes. Although no criminal charges have officially been filed, the district attorney has already announced his intention to charge the part-time mayor of a small town with tax evasion.…
  • Jun 21

    Georgia authorities bring in three teens on theft charge

    Georgia authorities bring in three teens on theft charge
    At least one homeless teen is among a group of three people arrested by Georgia police. The teenage boys were brought in on allegations of theft, criminal damages and possession of a firearm during a crime. Only one of the...
  • Jun 3

    Teen faces felony charges for alleged Snapchat use

    Teen faces felony charges for alleged Snapchat use
    After being seriously injured in a car wreck, Georgia police arrested an area teen on some fairly hefty allegations. The teenager first made national news when she was accused of using the popular app Snapchat while behind the wheel of...
Rank this Week: 2466

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/
  • Jun 29

    Police: Drunk Driver Drives Into a Drive-In

    Police: Drunk Driver Drives Into a Drive-In
    Sure, they call it the “drive-in,” but they don’t mean it literally.  Police in Weymouth, Massachusetts say that’s what happened recently when a drunk driver crashed into a drive-in restaurant and then took…
  • Jun 26

    Punitive Damages in Massachusetts DUI Lawsuit

    Punitive Damages in Massachusetts DUI Lawsuit
    Addiction can have a powerful hold on people, and it’s also often a driving force behind so many of the repeat DUI offenses that occur across the country. According to the National Department of Transportation, about…
  • Jun 24

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle
    A few miles from downtown Boston lies Revere Beach, which was the first public beach in America.  As most people who live in Boston or the surrounding area know, while you probably wouldn’t want to go swimming there, and the beach…
Rank this Week: 3109

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
  • Jun 24

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook

    The Boston University Library, Trespass and the MacBook
    This post examines an opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Bermudez, 2016 WL 1618213 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatThe defendant, Jonathan Bermudez, appeals  from his convictions…
Rank this Week: 2012

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1729

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

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

    Criminal Transmission of HIV

    Criminal Transmission of HIV
    Criminal Transmission of HIV in Texas Sexually transmitted diseases are a very serious public health problem. Every year, millions of people try to avoid and treat these infections with a wide range of methods, products and strategies.…
  • Jun 22

    Common Defenses for Sex Crimes in Texa

    Common Defenses for Sex Crimes in Texa
    Texas Sex Crimes Defenses When a person is accused of a sex crime in Texas, they are entitled to a strong and comprehensive legal defense. When it comes to sex crimes charges, a good legal defense is necessary. These charges are among the…
  • Jun 15

    Consequences of Child Abuse: How Possible Sexual Abuse is Investigated

    Consequences of Child Abuse: How Possible Sexual Abuse is Investigated
    Child Sexual Abuse Investigations in Texas Being accused of child abuse is one of the most serious criminal processes that can occur to a person in Texas. Law enforcement takes these accusations extremely seriously and will investigate them…
Rank this Week: 1439

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Florida DUI Arrest 17 Years After Man Fled Before Sentencing

    Florida DUI Arrest 17 Years After Man Fled Before Sentencing
    Had Robert Cesaire served his prison time per the terms of his plea bargain, he would have been released seven years ago. He’d pleaded guilty in Broward Circuit Court to DUI manslaughter in exchange for a 10-year sentence of a possible…
  • Jun 27

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge

    Broward Sheriff Sergeant Arrested on Child Porn Charge
    Often when a law enforcement officer is working long hours, it’s a sign of diligence. However, for the colleagues of Broward County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kreg Costa, suspicions were heightened because the road duty supervisor was…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
Rank this Week: 1037

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    PEDESTRIAN INJURIES

    PEDESTRIAN INJURIES
    Pedestrians that are injured by reckless drivers are very vulnerable to serious injuries simply because they don’t have any physical protection against motor vehicles. Roadways were built to be shared, and the right-of-way of…
  • Jun 23

    TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A DUI INJURY LAWYER

    TOP 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A DUI INJURY LAWYER
    If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to hire a reputable DUI injury lawyer without any delay. Time is key here, especially because your attorney will need time to collect all the relevant information to…
  • Aug 25

    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver

    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver
    Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver. Client was hit by a texting driver. Received a policy limits settlement as a result of accident. The post Policy limits settlement for driver injured by distracted driver…
Rank this Week: 3054

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court on Gun Rights after Domestic Violence Convictions | Voisine v. United State

    Supreme Court on Gun Rights after Domestic Violence Convictions | Voisine v. United State
    The Supreme Court of the United State handed down Voisine v. United States yesterday. The decision addressed the gun ownership and possession rights of individuals who have been convicted of domestic violence charges. In 2014,…
  • Jun 25

    Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Law in Texa

    Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Law in Texa
    The post Castle Doctrine in Texas | Castle Law in Texas appeared first on Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys, DWI Lawyers, Sexual Assault and Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Jun 22

    Boating While Intoxicated in Texa

    Boating While Intoxicated in Texa
    Did you know Boating While Intoxicated is a criminal offense in Texas? Did you know the criminal penalties for Boating While Intoxicated are as severe as the penalties for Driving While Intoxicated? Did you know that officers from Texas…
Rank this Week: 1796

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jun 28

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket
    The Guardian reports that Joshua Browder calls his chatbot, DoNotPay "the world's first robot lawyer." Browder's creation requires users to work their way through a series of questions to determine the viability of appealing a parking ticket.…
  • Jun 27

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230
    On June 27, 2016, Airbnb filed a complaint against the City of San Francisco in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that a recently-enacted ordinance requiring Airbnb hosts to register and post their…
  • Jun 27

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence
    The Supreme Court released an opinion today in Voisine v. United States (full opinion here), a case described by Rory Little of SCOTUSblog as both "arcane" and "unremarkable." But the case involves guns and statutory interpretation, so here I…
Rank this Week: 1703

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner & Schmidt, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
  • Jun 28

    A Journey to Freedom

    A Journey to Freedom
    On November 2, 1966, Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act, which permitted Cuban nationals who have been physically present in the United States of America for at least one year, who have been admitted or paroled, and who are admissible…
  • Feb 10

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS

    DACA/DAPA Before the SCOTUS
    (This is the final part of our three-part series with a look at DACA in the courts and how recent developments in the US Supreme Court will affect this program) In our previous articles, we spoke about the inception of DACA, the proposed DACA…
  • Jan 28

    DACA Expansion

    DACA Expansion
    (This is part two of our three-part series on the development of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, with a look at President Obama’s its proposed expansion and the development of DAPA) On November 20, 2014, President Obama…
Rank this Week: 1737

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI topics such as breathalyzer and constitutional issues, field sobriety tests, and DUI procedures and rights. By Bruce M. Robinson.

http://www.marylandduilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1248

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/
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
  • May 10

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction
    A one-time law student was convicted of conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in association with the role he played in a drug ring that used the Internet to order synthetic chemicals from China and…
  • Apr 18

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud
    Many people are arrested by police when suspicions are raised in cases when they’re pulled over for simple traffic stops. This also frequently happens when law enforcement is given access to people’s homes for indeterminate…
Rank this Week: 3374

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/
  • Jun 28

    What are the Types of Arizona Felony Classe

    What are the Types of Arizona Felony Classe
    Felony Class Types in Arizona There are six levels of felony classes in Arizona. Each class has its own guidelines for punishment if convicted. When looking at sentencing, the law presumes that everyone will start at the presumptive sentence…
  • Jun 8

    Drugged Driving Can Cause Serious Consequence

    Drugged Driving Can Cause Serious Consequence
    When the term “driving under the influence” is heard, the first thing that usually comes to mind is alcohol intoxication. But alcohol is only one of the countless substances that can impair an individual’s ability to drive.…
  • May 17

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured and are currently in the process of handling your insurance claim, there are few things you should keep in mind.  Below are some tips from Wayne Cohen, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer. Tip #1: Save All…
Rank this Week: 4477

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

    Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?
    Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a…
  • Jun 27

    What can’t I bail them out of jail? Orange County criminal “no bail” hold

    What can’t I bail them out of jail? Orange County criminal “no bail” hold
    Questions about posting bail? Recently, I was asked why a person couldn’t be bailed out of jail.  The follow-up question was, “I thought you were innocent until proven guilty?”   You’re right – there is…
  • Sep 25

    I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?

    I got caught shoplifting and got a letter to pay hundreds of dollars. Now what?
    Caught shoplifting and now you get a letter from a lawyer demanding hundreds of dollars.  Does that mean that you’re facing criminal charges?  If you pay their demand, does it stop charges from being filed?  What about if…
Rank this Week: 1009

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Upcoming Web Seminar Explaining the Recent Bernard Decision

    Upcoming Web Seminar Explaining the Recent Bernard Decision
    Wondering what the recently issued Bernard decision means for DWI law in Minnesota? We've got you covered. We've partnered with MinnCLE to present an hour-long webcast on Wednesday, June 29 from 9:00 - 10:00. The seminar has been pre-approved…
  • Jun 27

    First Time For Everything

    First Time For Everything
    The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision this morning unlike any we have previously seen from them.  The court found that a DWI driver's "consent" to a blood draw was not voluntary, and thus, the test result had to be suppressed…
  • Jun 24

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New

    Charles Ramsay Discusses the Bernard Decision With KARE11 New
    Ramsay Law Firm's Charles Ramsay recently appeared on KARE 11 news to discuss the impact of the recently issued Bernard decision, handed down by the United States Supreme Court on Thursday.  While breath testing is no longer considered…
Rank this Week: 1079

Collin County Criminal Attorney…

Collin County Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Texas criminal law and criminal defense. By Derk A. Wadas.

http://www.thecollincountyattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 3528

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/
  • Jun 28

    Jacksonville Jaguar player arrested in Orlando

    Jacksonville Jaguar player arrested in Orlando
    Jaguar player, Dan Skuta, was arrested just over a week ago for an incident allegedly occurring in an Orlando bar.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, police claim Skuta hit a woman in the face and was arrested for…
  • Jun 16

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase
    A woman from St. Augustine is facing eleven criminal charges after allegedly fleeing from police.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, police received several 911 calls reporting a car driving erratic and aggressively.…
  • Jun 6

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor
    Three local young men are not going to be considered sex offenders or even felons after the State Attorney’s Office reduced their Duval County sex charges to misdemeanors.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, the…
Rank this Week: 2628

Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Kentucky DUI Defense Lawyer

Covers DUIs, traffic stops and field sobriety tests. By Stephen J. Isaacs.

http://www.kyduiblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Expunging a DUI after April 2016

    Expunging a DUI after April 2016
    In April 2016, the Kentucky legislature changed the DUI statues to require a 10 year look back period. Because a DUI is an enhanceable offense, This means that a person seeking to expunge a DUI in Kentucky now has to...
  • Dec 31

    Auto Brewery Syndrome DUI Defense

    Auto Brewery Syndrome DUI Defense
    A DUI defense I have raised, albeit rarely, pertains to the “Auto Brewery Syndrome” or, as is referred to by the medical community, “Bladder Beer” and “Gut Fermentation Syndrome”. The DUI criminal defense attorney thereafter…
  • Dec 31

    Happy Holiday

    Happy Holiday
    Happy Holidays If you must drink and drive, please do so responsibly. Information provided by Lexington DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Attorney Stephen J. Isaacs, Isaacs Law Office.
Rank this Week: 631