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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 25

    Saturday Night Open Thread

    Saturday Night Open Thread
    Thank you, Comcast! All of a sudden my cable box started showing English captions on Telemundo shows. No more plugging the antenna in every night. And the captions are really good, not like You Tube. I didn't change any settings, all of…
  • Apr 25

    Bali 9 Duo Get 72 Hour Execution Notice

    Bali 9 Duo Get 72 Hour Execution Notice
    Bali 9 inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have received their official notification that they will be executed imminently -- as soon as Tuesday. Indonesian law requires they be notified at least 72 hours before the killings. Another…
  • Apr 24

    Krugman on the Media's Clinton Rule

    Krugman on the Media's Clinton Rule
    Apparently, Paul Krugman experienced the past 25 years of the Media's Clinton Rules: [I]s this just the return of “Clinton rules”? If you are old enough to remember the 1990s, you remember the endless parade of alleged…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge

    Woman Indicted on Loan Modification Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Constance Kanary, 52, Toledo, Ohio, is the subject of a two-count indictment charging her with participating a fraudulent home loan modification conspiracy. The defendant was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit…
  • Apr 22

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

    Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Johnny Gutierrez, 50, Stafford, Virginia, a former loan officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States pleaded guilty in federal court for accepting more than $78,000 in bribes in return for recommending the…
  • Apr 21

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment

    Fraudster Jailed for Stealing More Than $187,000 in Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mario Coniglione, 51, Staten Island, New York, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. to seven years in a New Jersey state prison for stealing more than  $187,000 from a pair of…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Sentence Extended

    Sentence Extended
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By No Chance: I was sentenced to 8 months for "Sexual Assault of a Child" 15 years ago. Since then I have had many people give me a chance.…
  • Apr 22

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Freedom Lost: I pled guilty to a charge of sexual battery in 2001. The "alleged" crime was against a women I lived with and had…
  • Apr 22

    SC - Everyone not treated the same

    SC - Everyone not treated the same
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Steven: I was arrested in 2009 for touching a teenager while extremely intoxicated. No excuse but still it happened. It was never…
Rank this Week: 5

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 34

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    4-26-15 Texas: From Grits for Breakfast: Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good…
  • Apr 22

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s…
  • Apr 22

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media…
Rank this Week: 43

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing

    Family Law Nightmare: Alienated Teens Disappear, Mom Says She Knows Nothing
    Legal experts say that most spouses settle their matrimonial differences consensually despite resentment and hard feelings that linger, yet for the sake of their children and their sensible desire to avoid court proceedings and the enormous…
  • Apr 17

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal

    Judicial Shaming of Convicted Judge Nixed by Court of Appeal
    As Elton John wrote: “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”, an adage that is certainly true for convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was ordered to deliver a written apology to every judge in the State…
  • Apr 14

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm

    Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Prohibited Firearm
    Everyone said Hussein Nur, age 19, was a fine young man, smart, athletic, and a leader among his high school peers. Unfortunately, Mr. Nur was caught by the Toronto police with a working 22‑calibre semi-automatic gun with an oversized…
Rank this Week: 46

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 50

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
  • Apr 23

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial

    Diamonds Last Forever, Humans Rights Abuses Must Not: 4 Reasons You Should Care Rafael Marques Is On Trial
    Contributed by Amnesty USA’s Angola Country Specialist Paula Paixao. Amnesty is urging the Angolan government drop all charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. Rafael’s work is seen as a potential threat to the…
  • Apr 22

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa

    A Social Movement To Be Reckoned With In Africa
    We are Filimbi. We are Lucha. We are Balai Citoyen. We are Y en a marre. We use our voices and whistles for democracy, not weapons. We are not plotters. We are not terrorists. We are young African activists!
  • Apr 21

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture

    Make This Crucial Call Today to Help Unseal the Truth on Torture
    Take a minute to imagine this. You are taken from your home in the middle of the day, blindfolded and shackled on a plane, then taken to a place you’ve never seen before. Here, you are subjected to some of … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 54

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 26

    Heavy On Bitterne

    Heavy On Bitterne
    Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” Emma Sulkowicz, has simultaneously become the poster girl for rape on campus and been revealed as a sham.  This hasn’t done much to change anyone’s tune about the…
  • Apr 25

    What Really Bothers You About Free Speech?

    What Really Bothers You About Free Speech?
    A brief post, with a few links was posted at Metafilter on the issue of colleges and universities becoming “non-free speech zones.” Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be…
  • Apr 25

    But For Video: Very Professional Edition

    But For Video: Very Professional Edition
    During most of the encounter, Round Rock Officer Ben Johnson was calm and under control.  There were no overt signs of anger or frustration, and he was, indeed, the very model of a police officer doing his job. Which is why…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Apr 26

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont
    Contrary to the concurrence's claim, the courts are not suggesting that, in all cases, a professional registered nurse must possess the same knowledge of pharmaceuticals that the court properly demand of those who are authorized to prescribe…
  • Apr 24

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint...cont
    The issue is whether or not the motion of the defendant should be granted. Supreme Court denied the defendant's motion. It found that questions of fact existed as to where The defendant was at the time plaintiff first complained of trouble…
  • Apr 22

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint

    The defendant moved for summary judgment to dismiss the complaint
    Defendant appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Bronx County, entered on or about October 29, 2009, which denied her motion for summary judgment dismissing the complaint and all cross claims as against her. Defendant is a registered…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Apr 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 1,516 Rethinking Presumed Knowledge of the Law in the Regulatory Age Michael Anthony Cottone Independent Date posted to database: 24 Mar…
  • Apr 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the...
  • Apr 24

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment
    Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment ((Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth Amendment cases are replete with…
Rank this Week: 96

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
Rank this Week: 91

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 95

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 82

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 26

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"

    "Should former sex offenders be allowed on college campuses?"
    The question in the title of this post is the first part of the headline given to this op-ed authored by Stephen JohnsonGrove, deputy director of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. The rest of the headline, "Blanket policy doesn't...
  • Apr 26

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate

    Arguments against death penalty abolition prevail in great Intelligence Squared debate
    I have long been a fan of the Intelligence Squared debate series, which I often hear on my local NPR station (and which too often leads me to stay in my car longer than I had intended). I was especially...
  • Apr 25

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch

    Lots of thoughts for and about new Attorney General Loretta Lynch
    In the wake of the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General, I see lots of traditional and social media discussion of what she might and what she should do in this role in the months ahead. Here is...
Rank this Week: 106

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Barack Obama is a Holocaust Denier: Part 6

    Barack Obama is a Holocaust Denier: Part 6
    As a candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama made a promise to the Armenian people. This was not a sort-of-promise. There was no ambiguity. Here is what Candidate Obama promised: I also share with Armenian Americans – so…
  • Apr 23

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!

    If You Care about Free Speech, Stop SB 444!
    Censorship is a growing problem, and in fact the biggest threat to free speech in the U.S. is not from the government, it's from private actors. Imagine you learn that someone has committed a crime or engaged in other harmful conduct. You…
  • Apr 16

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax
    In yesterday's comprehensive #GamerGate article I observed, "Any idiot or troll could say, 'I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate.'" Today that happened. A troll made a nasty remark to Anita Sarkeesian in the #GamerGate…
Rank this Week: 107

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 116

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Going to Class Could Get You Out of Jail in California

    Going to Class Could Get You Out of Jail in California
    Many California counties are introducing misdemeanor drug classes as an alternative to jail time. We take a look at why you should consider going to class in your case.
  • Apr 22

    Jailhouse Rocked: Jailhouse Snitches Backfire on Prosecutor

    Jailhouse Rocked: Jailhouse Snitches Backfire on Prosecutor
    Recent reports suggest jailhouse informant testimony is not as reliable as it once was. Our attorneys discuss why jailhouse snitch testimony is no longer a gold standard.
  • Apr 15

    What Happens to Your Funds after You Get Arrested?

    What Happens to Your Funds after You Get Arrested?
    You've been convicted of a crime, and you're being sent to jail. What's going to happen to your money? Our criminal defense attorneys explain.
Rank this Week: 125

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 22

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened

    Nevada Anti-SLAPP Law Threatened
    In 2013, Nevada enacted an anti-SLAPP law… something all states should have, but only 28 do (and those laws vary in quality). SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It’s basically the type…
  • Apr 21

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit

    Medifast is Ordered to Pay Fees…. Five Years After Filing a SLAPP Suit
    It’s taken more than five years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to dispose of the frivolous and unethical lawsuit Medifast Inc. (aka Take Shape For Life) and their dishonest attorneys filed against Tracy Coenen and Sequence Inc.…
  • Apr 20

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo

    Recovering From a Fraud Lo
    Frauds committed by employees can have devastating effects on businesses. The company’s finances suffer, employee morale may drop, and the company’s reputation could be affected by negative publicity. Following the investigation…
Rank this Week: 149

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 132

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 138

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Finding the best Lawyer

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Finding the best Lawyer
    For all the self-promotion that lawyers do, the sad truth is that most of it is completely meaningless. There is really one important, simple question a potential client should have in mind as he or she looks for a Michigan...
  • May 1

    DUI in Metro-Detroit - The cost of a bad Lawyer

    DUI in Metro-Detroit - The cost of a bad Lawyer
    Tying in with my last article about probation violations, the inspiration for this installment comes from a recent experience handling a DUI probation violation in a case that also involved a possession of marijuana charge. I was in one of...
  • Apr 27

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)

    The Straight Truth About Michigan Probation Violations (Tri-County Area)
    As a Michigan criminal and DUI lawyer, the whole notion of "probation" fills a good part of each of my workdays. This article will concentrate on what happens when things don't go as planned, and you wind up facing a...
Rank this Week: 218

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 204

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Law School Application?
    Many law schools consider criminal history when you’re applying for law school. There may be even be places on the application for you to list criminal convictions and charges. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 22

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?

    How Will Virginia Reckless Driving Affect Your Medical School Application?
    If you’re applying for medical school, or you plan to once you graduate from undergrad, and you’re currently charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we definitely need to talk. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1…
  • Apr 21

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?

    Will You Get Jail for an Interlock Violation?
    Judges treat these very harshly. If you are facing interlock violations, you are likely looking at some period of jail time. How much we’re talking and what we can do to avoid that depends on the court that you’re in and the judge…
Rank this Week: 200

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Apr 8

    Can a Police Officer Shoot an Unarmed Man in the Back?

    Can a Police Officer Shoot an Unarmed Man in the Back?
    In rare situations, an officer may be justified in using deadly force to stop a fleeing suspect even if the suspect is unarmed. The key question is whether the officer… read more → The post Can a Police Officer Shoot an Unarmed…
  • Apr 6

    Our client gets favorable resolution in APS cheating prosecution

    Our client gets favorable resolution in APS cheating prosecution
    Attorney Page Pate represented one of the teachers who took the state’s misdemeanor plea and will only have to serve six months’ probation. The post Our client gets favorable resolution in APS cheating prosecution appeared first…
  • Mar 29

    Page Pate discusses recent legal challenges at college fraternitie

    Page Pate discusses recent legal challenges at college fraternitie
    “From a liability standpoint, if the university becomes aware of any conduct like this, they have to take action,” lawyer Page Pate tells CBS’s MoneyWatch regarding recent allegations of misconduct… read more…
Rank this Week: 178

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape
    Last week a District judge in Elko sentenced 77-year-old Grady Fisher to life in prison. He had been found guilty of several counts of sexually abusing young step-relatives. The crimes occurred in his Ryndon residence, which is a few miles…
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
Rank this Week: 160

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement
    TDCJ ad-seg cell interior. Statesman/TDCJ.Ugh. Eric Dexheimer at the Austin Statesman reports (April 25) that, on April 10, Texas witnessed the first of a wave of prisoners in solitary confinement who have passed the thirty-consecutive year…
  • Apr 26

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill
    As the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee prepares to hear overdose prevention legislation (HB 225 by Guillen/Watson) on Tuesday, news comes that the state has dramatically and systematically undercounted overdose deaths in recent…
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good thing.As Grits told their indefatigable…
Rank this Week: 333

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 25

    Painting the Criminal as Victim

    Painting the Criminal as Victim
    Anyone who spent as much time as I did watching allocution knows how routine it is for defense counsel to try to turn the client into the victim.  In a sense, I don't blame them.  What else are they going...
  • Apr 25

    The Story of a Minor Crime

    The Story of a Minor Crime
    We are told more and more that minor property crimes should not be punished with jail.  That was the principal rationale' for California's passage of the predictably disastrous Prop 47.  We need to be "smarter" about sentencing…
  • Apr 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Committing Crimes While In Prison:  An habitual felon currently serving time in an Oklahoma prison has plead guilty to filing fraudulent federal tax returns netting over $219,000 while in the California prison in Susanville.  Cathy…
Rank this Week: 266

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Barry Bonds’ Obstruction of Justice Conviction Overturned by San Francisco Appeals Court

    Barry Bonds’ Obstruction of Justice Conviction Overturned by San Francisco Appeals Court
    On Wednesday, April 22, Barry Bonds only conviction in a performance-enhancing drug case going back to 2003 was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, according to a recent news article at the New York…
  • Apr 22

    Hockey Player Jarret Stoll Charged with Drug Possession at Vegas Resort

    Hockey Player Jarret Stoll Charged with Drug Possession at Vegas Resort
    On Friday, April 18, NHL star Jarret Stoll of the LA Kings was arrested and charged with drug possession at the swimming pool area of a Las Vegas resort, according to news reports at CNN. Stoll, who is 32 years old, was reportedly charged…
  • Apr 21

    Top New Jersey Cop to Keep Job Following DUI Crash and Charge

    Top New Jersey Cop to Keep Job Following DUI Crash and Charge
    Recently, Lt. Edward Zadroga of the Millville, New Jersey Police Department was arrested for driving under the influence. Zadroga, a top ranking officer in charge at the station, was pulling out of a driveway at a popular sports bar when he…
Rank this Week: 234

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Nobody's Said It Better

    Nobody's Said It Better
    April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day (also known as the International Day of the Book).  It's organized by UNESCO to recognise the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce…
  • Apr 23

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent

    New Motto: Tough But Incompetent
    This seems to be the argument.The buck stops here, so I take responsibility.But it's everyone else who's supposed to tell me what to do.And then I tell them to do it.But they don't properly tell me what to do.And I don't actually tell them to…
  • Apr 21

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI

    Birds of a Feather: Sheriff Joe and the FBI
    "Stunned the legal community"?  Really?Well, yeah.  I suppose.  Maybe the mergers and acquisitions guys.  Beyond that?  Only for the saying of it.Oh, sorry.  You have no idea what I'm talking about.  I was…
Rank this Week: 272

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 317

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Dec 8

    Grieving Unreasonable Justice

    Grieving Unreasonable Justice
    My only brother died suddenly of pancreatic cancer the weekend before Labor Day weekend, 2006. My husband who was just my boyfriend at the time helped me so much with the cleaning and straightening up at my brother’s house. Due…
  • Dec 2

    20 years waiting.

    20 years waiting.
    I was unwillingly charged years ago when I was in my early 20s. I was not able to go into the field I most wanted to go into – Law Enforcement or Nursing. Now that I am a College Graduate […] The post 20 years waiting. appeared…
  • Nov 21

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
Rank this Week: 289

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 334

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle

    Appeals Court Affirms Suppression of Firearm Seized During Warrantless Search of Vehicle
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently upheld a superior court ruling allowing a motion to suppress a firearm seized after a warrantless search of a backpack following an investigatory stop of a motor vehicle. In Commonwealth v.…
  • Aug 20

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony

    SJC Reverses Conviction Based on Improper DNA Evidence Testimony
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently reversed a defendant's conviction and remanded the case for a new trial due to the improper admission of expert testimony regarding DNA evidence. The SJC concluded that an opinion…
  • Aug 18

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial

    Violation of Right to Public Trial Earns Defendant New Trial
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a superior court judge's decision that the closure of the courtroom for the general questioning of the venire violated a criminal defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public…
Rank this Week: 287

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 313

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Best Served Really, Really Cold

    Best Served Really, Really Cold
    In 1999, Ramon Nelson was riding his bicycle away from a liquor store when someone hit him in the back of the head with a wooden stick, killing him. He had forty little baggies of crack on him when he died. Although it was dark out at the…
  • Apr 24

    A DUI Victory! (Mostly…Well A Little, At Least)

    A DUI Victory! (Mostly…Well A Little, At Least)
    In 2012, I discussed the fact there were real problems with the scientific evidence offered by the state in criminal cases and that many courts not only let the questionable evidence come in, but even prevented the defense from bringing up…
  • Apr 16

    One Day Of Jail And A Whole Lotta Pain In The A

    One Day Of Jail And A Whole Lotta Pain In The A
    Quite often, criminal punishments are harsh not because they involve a lot of jail time or heavy fines, but because of the irritating hoops you have to jump through to satisfy them. It’s most common in DUI cases, and it reaches its…
Rank this Week: 562

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 425

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 25

    Injury Crash I86 at Milepost 58

    Injury Crash I86 at Milepost 58
    Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299 (208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068 For Immediate Release: April 25, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office On April 25, 2015, at…
  • Apr 25

    Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash Near the East Boise Port of Entry

    Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash Near the East Boise Port of Entry
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 24

    Final Update - Crash blocking Southbound I15 at 103.5

    Final Update - Crash blocking Southbound I15 at 103.5
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 686

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 696

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
  • Mar 17

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition

    Short Wins - The Flight Attendant Edition
    This week's favorite Short Win is United States v. Gray. I say this less because of the legal issue involved - a jury instruction for "malice" - than for how much fun the opinion is to read. Here's the opening: Words are slippery things.…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Apr 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Durham native Loretta Lynch was confirmed yesterday as the nation’s first female African-American Attorney General. I believe that she is only the second female Attorney General, after Janet Reno. WRAL has the basics here. In other…
  • Apr 23

    Nystagmus in the Court

    Nystagmus in the Court
    Jurisprudence over whether officers may testify about defendants’ horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) in impaired driving trials has failed to follow a smooth path. In fact, one could fairly note that more than the defendants’ eyes…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Rejects “De Minimis” Extension of a Traffic Stop to Deploy a Drug Dog

    Supreme Court Rejects “De Minimis” Extension of a Traffic Stop to Deploy a Drug Dog
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided Rodriguez v. United States, an important traffic stop case that changes North Carolina law as it pertains to certain drug dog sniffs, and perhaps other investigative techniques as well. Facts. Just after…
Rank this Week: 768

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    18-Wheeler Crash in Jackson

    18-Wheeler Crash in Jackson
    Earlier this week, a semi truck crashed on 1-20 in Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened in a westbound lane of 1-20, near the Warren/Hinds County line. For currently unknown reasons, the truck driver lost control…
  • Apr 23

    Three Arrested for Growing Marijuana

    Three Arrested for Growing Marijuana
    At least three people were arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in Jones County this week. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the arrests went down on Monday as the Jones County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant. Apparently,…
  • Apr 16

    18-Wheeler Crash

    18-Wheeler Crash
    On Tuesday morning, a semi truck driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving following a wreck on I-55. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the wreck happened at about 11:00 am., near the Wynndale Road exit. Apparently, a tire blew out…
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Apr 23

    Can I expunge my DUI Court record?

    Can I expunge my DUI Court record?
    No. Under current Washington State Law you cannot expunge or erase the Court record and/or docket - even if - the DUI is reduced to Reckless or Negligent Driving. Vacating your conviction is a different matter. See this blog for...
  • Apr 22

    How do I find someone in Snohomish County Jail?

    How do I find someone in Snohomish County Jail?
    There is a real-time online register. Just remember it can take several hours or more for somebody to be booked into or released from Jail. Look-up Snohomish County Jail
  • Apr 22

    When is my DUI Bail exonerated?

    When is my DUI Bail exonerated?
    Your Bail for your DUI case is typically exonerated at Sentencing. Although, if you have significant Jail time to serve the Judge may delay it until you turn yourself into the Jail to serve your sentence.
Rank this Week: 449