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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/
  • Sep 3

    Thursday. Open thread

    Thursday. Open thread
    Here is a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I have a list of 50 or so things to do before I move. I'm on number 3. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. I dumped the spam from the last week. I'll try to check it every night. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Sep 2

    Not Your Average Narcos Review

    Not Your Average Narcos Review
    Did anyone watch "Narcos?" I was not impressed. They should have named it "Narcs" -- it's the story of two U.S. drug agents helping Colombia nab Escobar. It's not the story of Esobar, it's the agents' story, and it's got some... [[ This is a…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case

    FDLE agent gets five-day suspension, already served, in mortgage case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kathy Smith, a Key West-based Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who had been suspended with pay since November 2014 following allegations of mortgage fraud, received a five-day suspension without pay from Aug.…
  • Sep 3

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case

    Guilty Plea in Alabama Foreclosure Bid-Rigging Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael P. Barbour, a southern Alabama business man pled guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in southern Alabama.  Barbour admitted to…
  • Sep 3

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme

    Father and Son Indicted Short Sale Buy-Back Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Bussanich Sr., 56, Park Ridge, New Jersey, and his son, George Bussanich Jr., 35, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, were arrested for engaging in a short sale buy-back scheme that used straw buyers and…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Enactments Database

    Sex Offender Enactments Database
    Original Article This looks like an excellent resource for those who want to watch the sex offender laws. Sex offender policies continue to be on state legislative agendas. Some enactments respond to the federal Sex Offender Registration…
  • Jul 5

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Sep 4

    Town's sex offender bylaw unconstitutional

    Town's sex offender bylaw unconstitutional
    9-4-15 Massachusetts: AYER -- Town Administrator Robert Pontbriand delivered bad news to selectmen Tuesday night, stating that due to a recent ruling by the state's Supreme Judicial Court, Ayer's sex offender bylaw has been made…
  • Sep 3

    Guam sex offenders to get chemical castration

    Guam sex offenders to get chemical castration
    9-3-15 Guam: HAGATNA, Guam — The Guam Legislature Thursday narrowly passed a bill for the creation of a pilot program to chemically castrate convicted sex offenders. The Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders Act passed 8-7, according to a…
  • Aug 28

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman
    8-28-15 Virginia: "As soon as it was entered, it came up with a positive hit." The man who authorities said infamously killed two Virginia television journalists Wednesday was tracked down by police via license plate reader…
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Aug 28

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I
    In light of the recent shutdown of multi-level marketing company Vemma (following allegations that it is a pyramid scheme),there has been much discussion of Herbalife. Is it a more legitimate MLM, or is it a pyramid scheme like Vemma and…
  • Aug 27

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)
    Multi-level marketing companies – – MLMs for short – – go to great lengths to distance themselves from pyramid schemes. The Direct Selling Association (a lobbying group funded by multi-level marketing companies that…
  • Aug 19

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation
    Both civil and criminal cases often involve an element of proving or disproving income of an individual or business. It is not unusual for a divorce case to include allegations of hidden income or assets. In contract disputes alleging the…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 35

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: 32

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 4

    Shifting Burdens: Prawfs Take Note of Affirmative Consent Issue

    Shifting Burdens: Prawfs Take Note of Affirmative Consent Issue
    While lawprofs at Harvard (where Ted Cruz learned all about constitutional law) and Penn stood up when their respective schools sought to wiggle their way out of responsibility for establishing the star chamber, there has been remarkably…
  • Sep 4

    And The Winner Is . . . Screwed

    And The Winner Is . . . Screwed
    Dear Mr. Rodriguez: Congratulations! You were right, a traffic stop ends when the officer hands you the ticket, even if it’s just a warning. Done. Over.  He doesn’t get to then ask you for permission to search your car. He…
  • Sep 3

    But It Seemed Like A Good Idea

    But It Seemed Like A Good Idea
    Exhibit A: Q: You were handed this flyer at orientation? A: Yes. Q: So you knew that “if she has touched alcohol, do not touch her.” A: Yes. Q: You saw her put the bottle of beer to her lips? A: Yes. Q: You saw her drink from the…
Rank this Week: 50

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION
    UPDATE:  The jail house door has slammed behind Ms. Davis as she is found in contempt of court.  The bottom line: don't openly defy a federal judge, unless you are ready for 3 hots and a cot.Ms. Davis is described as being in…
  • Sep 2

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
    UPDATE WARREN SCHWARTZ: We've heard that long time REGJB fixture Warren Schwartz had some unexpected surgery today, but that he is doing fine and resting comfortably. We are sure all of our readers join in wishing him a speedy…
  • Aug 31

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO
    DRAFT UPDATE (yawn) 9pm tonight? Let us know. Rain storm Erika. Ground Zero. Wet leaves scattered everywhere. The gardner will be upset. Neighbor has a tree branch down. Uhho. Channel seven news van comes screeching…
Rank this Week: 56

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 60

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
  • Sep 3

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again

    In Turkey, Journalists Targeted Once Again
    In Turkey, the crackdown on independent journalism continues.  Mehmet Baransu is remains in jail, apparently a victim of the government’s crackdown on the Gulen Movement. He is one of many journalists in Turkey who have been…
  • Sep 3

    Time to End the Refugee Shame

    Time to End the Refugee Shame
    By Gauri van Gulik, Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International A solemn moment of silence. The world over, this is the traditional response when lives are cut short by tragedy. It has also been a common response to tragedies in ……
  • Sep 1

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced

    10 Years After Katrina, Many New Orleans Residents Permanently Displaced
    In marking the 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf shores, it is the actions of government authorities since the storm that have been nearly as catastrophic for residents of the Gulf Coast. As highlighted by…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Sep 3

    "Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking"

    "Justice Dept. to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking"
    From The New York Times: The Justice Department will regularly require federal agents to seek warrants before using secretive equipment that can locate and track cellphones, the agency announced Thursday, the first regulations on an…
  • Sep 3

    "Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement"

    "Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement"
    The story is at Jurist: The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) [official website], in partnership with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School[website] released [press release] a report [PDF] Wednesday…
  • Sep 3

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play

    Westen on Retributive Desert as Fair Play
    Peter K. Westen (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Retributive Desert as Fair Play (Kimberly Ferzan & Stephen Morse, Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Oxford: Oxford University Press,…
Rank this Week: 67

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 84

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Policy limits settlement

    Policy limits settlement
    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 appeared first on Georgia DUI Injury…
  • Aug 25

    Policy limits settlement

    Policy limits settlement
    The Client was brutally attacked by the driver of her vehicle while both were outside of the vehicle. The client received a policy limits award even though the insurance policy excluded intentional, criminal actions. The post Policy limits…
  • Aug 25

    $140,000 policy limits settlement for victim of auto accident.

    $140,000 policy limits settlement for victim of auto accident.
    Client was the passenger in a vehicle that was hit by a distracted driver. Client received a policy limits settlement of $100,000 as a result of this accident as well as a $40,000 settlement from her underinsured motorist policy as a result…
Rank this Week: 92

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 124

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Aug 2

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting

    Bill Lewinski and the Always Justifiable Police Shooting
    Photo courtesy of PoliceMag.comThe New York Times has recently run a profile of William J. Lewinski, the psychology professor law enforcement turns to when it needs a justifier for the unjustifiable. It is an interesting look at how police…
  • Jul 18

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure

    The NYPD and Fudged Figure
    What happens when police officers are both evaluated based on a statistical analysis of criminal activity taking place in their precinct and given primary responsibility for keeping track of said activity? Give yourself a gold star if you…
  • Jul 18

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released

    Video of Police Shooting in Gardena Released
    In June 2013, in Gardena, California, local police officers shot unarmed brothers Ricardo Diaz Zeferino and Augustin Reynoso as they stood in front of the officers. Zeferino was killed and Reynoso left with a bullet lodged next to his spine.…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 102

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Sep 3

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair

    End of an Era: Rissie Owens replaced as parole board chair
    There was a time when Rissie Owens and her husband Ed were the ultimate Texas prison power couple. He ran TDCJ's institutional division overseeing all Texas prison units and she chaired the parole board which decided how full those prisons…
  • Sep 2

    An under-celebrated holiday

    An under-celebrated holiday
    Apparently today is National Grits for Breakfast Day, I learned via Twitter.  All recipes (e.g., see here and here) and no criminal-justice policy, but still, I'll take it.Image via La Comida de Clary
  • Sep 2

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing

    Recommendations from Sandra Bland legislative hearing
    Check out this compilation of legislative recommendations submitted to the Texas House County Affairs Committee during their July 30 hearing regarding the Sandra Bland episode. Via the Texas Association of Counties. My own suggestions were…
Rank this Week: 198

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Aug 21

    Lessons From The Courtroom

    Lessons From The Courtroom
    I spent part of last week in the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia ,Tennessee. It was built around 1905 and is a reminder of old southern courthouses. It also reminds me of how I hate the modern criminal justice centers that are bland…
  • Aug 18

    Time to Abolish the Tennesseee Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law

    Time to Abolish the Tennesseee Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law
    Is it time to abolish the habitual motor vehicle offender law in Tennessee. the habitual motor vehicle offender law was enacted to prevent people with qualifying  criminal convictions from driving. A petition to declare one a habitual…
  • Aug 13

    Texas Police Search Vagina for Marijuana in Gas Station Parking Lot

    Texas Police Search Vagina for Marijuana in Gas Station Parking Lot
    In Harris County Texas, sheriff's deputies searched a woman's vagina recently. Radley Balko reported the story in the Washington Post. The deputies searched Charnesia Corley's  car for almost an hour then brought a female officer to…
Rank this Week: 141

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?
    Now that gays are guaranteed the right to marry and protected by the US Constitution, would it be illegal for a county clerk to refuse to offer a gay couple a marriage license? Has Ken Paxton (our admitted felon AG) opened up county clerks…
  • Jun 22

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold
    Oh the Blue Warrant, the enemy of all those who are on paper. A blue warrant is what we call a warrant issued for a parole violation. Allegedly, they used to be on blue paper, hence the name. Abbott’s magic pen recently signed SB790, so…
  • Jun 10

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 201

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

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

    Trial Defense in a Criminal Defense Case in Vega

    Trial Defense in a Criminal Defense Case in Vega
    Trust is Essential in a Trial Attorney When you have been accused of a serious criminal charge, you may be confused and filled with anxiety and fear about your upcoming proceedings. Gathering evidence, the trial and everything involved with…
  • Apr 11

    Aggressively Helping You Protect Your Freedom!

    Aggressively Helping You Protect Your Freedom!
    Attention and Quick Actions Set The Potter Law Firm Apart Cal Potter has experience in fighting for your future, and he doesn’t take it lightly when he’s fighting for your family, your job and to keep your freedom. Mr. Potter has…
  • Apr 8

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney
    Contact a Trial Attorney Early When someone has been arrested and charged with a serious felony, they will automatically be taken to jail to establish the charges and the bail. At that point, it is important to arrange for a bond quickly and…
Rank this Week: 152

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 132

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 144

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 140

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 4

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other

    Remarkable federal sentencing story pits prosecutors against each other
    A colleague alerted me to a remarkable and disconcerting federal sentencing story from the Carolinas, which is reviewed in this local piece headlined "Gang Leader Sought Prosecutor’s Murder: In spite of threat, her superiors sought a…
  • Sep 4

    "American Criminal Record Exceptionalism"

    "American Criminal Record Exceptionalism"
    The title of this post is the titel of this new paper by Kevin Lapp now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, criminal records have proliferated and come to be more consequential than ever. James B....
  • Sep 3

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being "proven wrong time and time again"

    Julie Stewart of FAMM goes hard after Bill Otis for being "proven wrong time and time again"
    Regular readers know I often note and express respect for the work and writings of both former federal prosecutor Bill Otis, who now writes most regularly at Crime & Consequences, and Julie Stewart, who is the President and Founder of...
Rank this Week: 388

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 3

    Let's Do the Right Kind of Sentencing Reform

    Let's Do the Right Kind of Sentencing Reform
    It's all true.  I favor sentencing reform.  Just not the kind that's being floated now.  I favor reform that will fix what's wrong with the system  --  an out-of-control regulatory state, bashing people and businesses…
  • Sep 3

    Are Sentencing "Reformers" Getting Worried?

    Are Sentencing "Reformers" Getting Worried?
    In Washington, DC, one way of gauging whether you're making any headway is by the intensity of the opposition .When the other side is confident, you pass unnoticed. When they feel it slipping away, things get a little more.........heated.I…
  • Sep 3

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Charleston Shooter to Face Death Penalty:  Prosecutors in South Carolina stated in court documents that the death penalty will be sought for Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old man charged with the racially motivated massacre of nine black…
Rank this Week: 326

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Sep 3

    PRESS RELEASE – BEST LEGAL BLOG CONTEST FINALISTS

    PRESS RELEASE – BEST LEGAL BLOG CONTEST FINALISTS
    For Immediate Release  Contact: Hon. Alan F. Pendleton, 763-498-1508, alan.pendleton@courts.state.mn.us; 763-498-1508; Judge Pendleton’s “Judicial Training & Education Blog” Has Been Nominated for The Expert…
  • Aug 27

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)

    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY – Unable to Recall Facts (15-16)
    NORGAARD PLEA OF GUILTY: A Norgaard Plea is a procedure that governs situations where a defendant wants to enter a plea of guilty (usually in order to take advantage of a plea agreement) but is unable to recall facts due … Continue…
  • Aug 19

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG

    FINAL REQUEST FOR HELP – FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO NOMINATE THE BLOG
    Dear Friends and Loyal Readers of the Judicial Training & Education Blog, The deadline for nominating the Blog is this Friday, August 21. Acceptance into the competition depends on how many nominations each blog receives. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 392

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner

    Northampton Man Charged With Trying to Kill Daughter With Drain Cleaner
    A man from Northampton, Massachusetts is facing charges for allegedly trying to poison and kill his sickly 7 year old daughter with drain cleaner. Reports have indicated that the young girl has been suffering from an illness for an unnamed…
  • Sep 2

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    Teenage Girl Who Encouraged Boyfriend to Kill Himself – Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
    A teenager from Plainville, Massachusetts is being charged with involuntary manslaughter following the disturbing discovery of text messages she exchanged with her boyfriend before his suicide in July of 2014. Michelle Carter allegedly…
  • Sep 1

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny

    Middlesex County DA Drops Murder Charges Against Irish Nanny
    A woman who had been accused of murder in the death of a one year old child has had the charges against her dropped after spending over two years in jail. Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny, had been arrested following the death of one…
Rank this Week: 516

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Statutory Rape

    Statutory Rape
    States, including Florida, often pass laws to protect children.  Statutory rape laws are intended to protect children from being victims of sexual advances by older people.  Florida Statute 794.05, entitled Unlawful Sexual Activity…
  • Aug 31

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence

    Illegal Searches and Suppression of Evidence
    In general, a warrantless search at a person’s home will be considered unreasonable, unless one of five exceptions to the warrant requirement is met.  Evidence gained as a result of illegal searches can be suppressed by the trial…
  • Aug 25

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense

    Shooting Your Gun in Self Defense
    If you are a gun owner with thoughts of protecting yourself and/or your family, getting a concealed carry permit is an important task for you.  As a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer and Florida gun rights lawyer, I can tell you that…
Rank this Week: 469

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/
  • Sep 1

    Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for wrong-way DUI crash on Interstate 295

    Man sentenced to 20 years in prison for wrong-way DUI crash on Interstate 295
    A Jacksonville man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison for a DUI crash that killed one person and seriously injured two others.  The crash occurred in 2013 when a man was driving the wrong way on a Jacksonville interstate and…
  • Aug 29

    Jacksonville police investigating hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

    Jacksonville police investigating hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian
    Jacksonville police are investigating a recent crash as a hit-and-run after a pedestrian was killed on the Arlington Expressway.  Police said the pedestrian was killed in the early morning hours, but did not release any information about…
  • Aug 26

    Police dismantle meth lab in St. Johns County hotel

    Police dismantle meth lab in St. Johns County hotel
    Police in St. Johns County were called in this month to seize and break down a methamphetamines lab in a St. Johns County hotel.  There was no information published in local media reports on any arrests involving the bust, according to…
Rank this Week: 268

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Two opinions today -- the Ninth Circuit…

    Two opinions today -- the Ninth Circuit affirmed the grant of a judgment notwithstanding the verdict to a federal-court defendant charged with destroying bank records, and also affirmed the denial of a California state prisoner's habeas…
  • Aug 30

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Endorses Defenders' Lack of Restraint(s) - Blanket shackling policies for non-jury proceeding
      How do you feel about full five-point restraints on detained defendants, regardless of individualized danger, for almost all non-jury appearances?  The Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. feel the same way.  Fortunately, so…
  • Aug 27

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276…

    United States v. Mujahid, No. 11-30276 (8-27-15)(Christen with Wallace and Wardlaw).  Can the federal sexual assault statutes reach into state or local jail facilities housing federal inmates?  Yes, holds the 9th, against a facial…
Rank this Week: 364

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 31

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement
    Attorney Page Pate joins Brenda Wood on WXIA 11 to discuss the plea agreement for Jared Fogle on federal child pornography and related charges.
  • Aug 28

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case
    Earlier this week, our firm was able to assist a client in a federal drug conspiracy case in the Northern District of Florida. The case involved a number of wiretaps,… read more →
  • Aug 15

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement
    In two separate cases earlier this year, the Department of Justice settled significant False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a medical facility for violating… read more → The…
Rank this Week: 499

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: 223

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Aug 10

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part Two)

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part Two)
    In Part One of this blog, we discussed that there are two types of Probations; informal and formal. Further we started with a break down of the different types of ways probation can be violated. As stated in Part One, and reiterated here, a…
  • Aug 10

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part One)

    Different Ways to Violate Probation in a Los Angeles Criminal Case (Part One)
    If you have been arrested and convicted for a Los Angeles Criminal Offense, chances are as a part of your sentencing the Judge ordered probation. There are two types of probation in a criminal case; informal and formal. If you have been…
  • Apr 28

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic…

    Testimony During a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Criminal Case A person can be charged under California Penal Code §273.5 a person can be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as when a person “who willfully…
Rank this Week: 277

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Joel Heiligman's DUI Blawg

Covers issues related to DUI/DWI, and criminal defense in Minnesota and the surrounding Midwest.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    Regaining Your Driving Privileges with Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock Program

    Regaining Your Driving Privileges with Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock Program
      One of the worst punishments Minnesota drivers convicted of DWI can face is the loss of driving privileges. Without a doubt, having to ask for rides to and from work and elsewhere can place a huge burden on both friends and family…
  • Jul 9

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor

    Tougher Minnesota DWI Laws Lower Threshold for Gross Misdemeanor
    Minnesotans who drive drunk can expect stiffer penalties come August. Drivers found to have blood-alcohol concentrations of .16% or higher will now face gross misdemeanors – .04% lower than the previous .20% threshold. The move arrives…
  • Jun 4

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate

    Pedal Pubs: Minneapolis Water Attack Highlights Open Container Debate
    The recent water gun attack by 6 people on a Minneapolis pedal pub has brought the debate over the moving bars back into the spotlight – leaving some to question, “how are pedal pubs legal when the vehicle is partly operated by…
Rank this Week: 395

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 483

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 327

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 467

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”

    “Bill Cosby Is Innocent…”
    …says my friend Whoopi Goldberg. In defending Bill Cosby, she stated, “The bottom line is, that’s the law.” She added,”Innocent until proven guilty.” In illustrating the importance of due process, Whoopi…
  • Jun 29

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?

    Can Baltimore Police Officers’ Statements Be Used Against Them?
    INTRODUCTION It has just been revealed that all six of the criminally charged Baltimore police officers, who were involved in the arrest of now deceased Freddie Gray, provided statements to law enforcement investigators. At the time of this…
  • Jun 22

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!

    Florida Parents Arrested For Felony Child Neglect- A Miscarriage of Justice!
    This one really gets me. Two parents from Florida were arrested for felony child neglect. What did they do? Starve their child? Deprive their child of needed medical care? Leave the child abandoned on the streets for days with no food,…
Rank this Week: 502

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop

    Rodriguez v. United States: Supreme Court Says No to Prolonged Traffic Stop
    Earlier this week, the Supreme Court decided City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the fourth and final of its search-and-seizure cases this term. In Patel, the Court overturned a city ordinance requiring hotel operators to share information about…
  • Jun 25

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause

    Ohio v. Clark: The Supreme Court’s Latest Pronouncement on the Confrontation Clause
    By guaranteeing criminal defendants the right to confront their accusers, the Sixth Amendment limits the ability of the government to use hearsay evidence against defendants at trial.  Importantly, though, the Confrontation Clause only…
  • Jun 2

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute

    Elonis v. United States: SCOTUS Again Adopts Narrowing Construction of Criminal Statute
    As I noted in my post last week, the Supreme Court has a variety of interpretive tools at its disposal to rein in the ever-expanding reach of federal criminal law.  Right on cue, the Court demonstrated the use of one of these tools this…
Rank this Week: 253

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law

    California DUI Vehicular Manslaughter Law
    Penal Code Section 191.5 defines Gross Vehicular Manslaughter as: (a) The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought, in the driving of a vehicle, where the driving was in violation of Section 23140, 23152, or 23153 of the…
  • Jun 5

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge

    How Can I Defend My DUI Charge
    Can I Fight My DUI Case Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of driving under the influence. An experienced DUI defense lawyer will know the defenses available and…
  • May 27

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County

    Driving Under The Influence of Drugs In Orange County
    Driving Under the Influence of Drugs California has strict laws when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Drugs, as defined by California law, include anything other than alcohol that may affect a person’s…
Rank this Week: 210

Dayton DUI Information

Dayton DUI Information

Covers DUI for Dayton area residents. By Suhre & Associates, LLC.

http://suhrelawdayton.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    The Basics of Drug Crime

    The Basics of Drug Crime
    The Basics of Drug Crimes There is much confusion surrounding drug offenses in Ohio. The drug laws and classifications are vast and tremendously complex. If you are charged with a drug-related crime, you should contact an experienced attorney…
  • Mar 27

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?

    What are the Consequences of a Second OVI in Ohio?
    The state of Ohio takes operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol very seriously. Being charged and convicted of a single OVI can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake…
  • Mar 20

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI

    Obtaining Car Insurance After a DUI
    To some, being convicted of DUI may seem like a catastrophe that carries life-long penalties. In reality, while the repercussions may seem severe at first, they may be overcome with diligence and the help of an experienced attorney. Many are…
Rank this Week: 244

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: 425