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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 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    SC - Ruling in favor of registered sex offender raises question

    SC - Ruling in favor of registered sex offender raises question
    Original Article (Video available) 04/23/2014 By Greg Suskin Marjorie Carroll believes that once someone is on the sex offender register, that person should be listed there for life. “They're not going to change," Carroll said. …
  • Apr 24

    AL - New law could force sex offenders to move from Chilton County church facility

    AL - New law could force sex offenders to move from Chilton County church facility
    Original Article 04/22/2014 By Mike Cason MONTGOMERY - A small church property in Chilton County where dozens of sex offenders have lived over the last four years will apparently no longer be able to house them. Gov. Robert Bentley has…
  • Apr 24

    LA - Police officer (Bradley Wax) charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn

    LA - Police officer (Bradley Wax) charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn
    Bradley WaxOriginal Article 04/23/2014 By Amber Stegall MANDEVILLE (WAFB) - According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, a New Orleans Police officer has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Reports say 54-year-old…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Homebuilder Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investors of $22M

    Homebuilder Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investors of $22M
    Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Glen Arm, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and tax evasion. Belzer admitted advising wealthy individuals and investment advisers that in order for the…
  • Apr 24

    Man Jailed for Scam Involving Straw Buyers and Appraisal Fraud

    Man Jailed for Scam Involving Straw Buyers and Appraisal Fraud
    Johnny Eugene Grivette Jr., 39, Magalia, California, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez to four and a half years in prison for his participation in a mortgage fraud scheme involving straw buyers and the payment…
  • Apr 24

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 45, Bakersfield, California, was convicted by a federal jury finding her guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and two counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. The charges stem from her…
Rank this Week: 8

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: 16

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 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 35

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 24

    Rocking The Cradle of Liberty

    Rocking The Cradle of Liberty
    In a remarkable post, Radley Balko revisists Boston a year after the marathon bombing.  Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall, bears the nickname “the cradle of liberty.”   On top is a grasshopper weather vane. Knowledge of…
  • Apr 24

    The Path To “Merciless” (Update)

    The Path To “Merciless” (Update)
    In a post entitled “Merciless,” Judge Kopf tells the story of Stephanie Lomax, now known as Hamedah Ali Hasan, who he originally sentenced in 1993 after trial for crimes that occurred from 1988 to 1991. The point of the story…
  • Apr 23

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win
    The name of the case is Paroline v. United States, but the case is all about Amy. Amy, Amy, Amy.  As I read the syllabus to the opinion, itself ponderous, my thoughts went to whether a young woman would have made herself the key figure…
Rank this Week: 43

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

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

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 52

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 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 78

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
  • Nov 18

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

    “More Americans ditch their passports”
    CNN Money on November 14, 2013 released the following: By Lynnley Browning “FORTUNE — Time to dump your American passport — and with it, presumably, your bothersome U.S. tax bill. The reason, international tax lawyers say,…
  • Oct 3

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 81

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 24

    Koshan on Integrated Domestic Violence Court

    Koshan on Integrated Domestic Violence Court
    Jennifer Koshan (University of Calgary - Faculty of Law) has posted Investigating Integrated Domestic Violence Courts: Lessons from New York (Forthcoming in Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Apr 24

    "Of Course Recidivism Is High When Everything Is a Crime"

    "Of Course Recidivism Is High When Everything Is a Crime"
    From Reason.com: I thumbed through the full 31-page report (pdf) and found what I was looking further in. Fully a quarter of rearrests included probation or parole violations. More than 38 percent were rearrested for drug-related violations.…
  • Apr 24

    Randall on Feminists, Restorative Justice, and Gendered Violence

    Randall on Feminists, Restorative Justice, and Gendered Violence
    Melanie Randall (Faculty of Law, UWO) has posted Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence? From Vaguely Hostile Skeptic to Cautious Convert: Why Feminists Should Critically Engage with Restorative Approaches to Law ((Fall 2013) 36 The…
Rank this Week: 98

CrimLaw

CrimLaw

Covers the theory and reality of criminal law from a practitioner's viewpoint. By Ken Lammers.

http://crimlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 28

    November Novel: Chapter 10

    November Novel: Chapter 10
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  • Nov 27

    November Novel: Chapter 9

    November Novel: Chapter 9
    [Chapter 1] . . . [Chapter 2] . . . [Chapter 3] . . . [Chapter 4] . . . [Chapter 5] . . . [Chapter 6] . . . [Chapter 7] . . . [Chapter 8]Yusif watched his boss leaving the courthouse at a clip. The man had barely stood still long…
Rank this Week: 89

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Apr 24

    Innocent Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Case

    Innocent Defendants Plead Guilty in Drug Case
    In two articles this week, the Austin American-Statesman reported that 21 men and women in Texas were recently exonerated of drug convictions to which many plead guilty. Many of the defendants had prior convictions when they were arrested for…
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 120

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 116

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 24

    Debating drones: Texas EquuSearch case shows why bans were unwise, premature

    Debating drones: Texas EquuSearch case shows why bans were unwise, premature
    Does it constitute "surveillance" to use drones to look for missing persons and/or the people who may have taken them? ¿Quien sabe?The Houston Chronicle reported that "Texas EquuSearch filed suit Monday against the federal government…
  • Apr 24

    Video of MEDIAite/Koch criminal-justice forum online

    Video of MEDIAite/Koch criminal-justice forum online
    Recently MEDIAite and the Charles Koch Foundation held a well-attended forum in Austin on the topic of "Rule of Law: How the criminal justice system impacts well-being." Speakers were Gary Bledsoe of the Texas NAACP, Marc Levin of the Texas…
  • Apr 24

    More turnover at TJJD top spot

    More turnover at TJJD top spot
    The Texas Juvenile Justice Department will soon have its third executive director in less than a month, according to the Texas Tribune. Mike Griffiths, who'd been there about 18 months, recently retired, and "Linda Brooke, the current interim…
Rank this Week: 143

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 24

    Ohio Parole Board Considering Commutation

    Ohio Parole Board Considering Commutation
    "Traditional legal foes back clemency for condemned Ohio killer, differ over reasons for mercy," is by AP Legal Affairs Writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins, via the Tribune. Lawyers on opposite sides of capital punishment have found common ground in…
  • Apr 24

    Florida Execute

    Florida Execute
    Reuters posts, "Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of two relatives," by Bill Cotterell. A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed...
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in Lockett & Warner v. Evans is available in Adobe .pdf format; also available, a dissent concurring in result by Justice Taylor. "Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates' Claims," is the AP…
Rank this Week: 135

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 137

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 24

    Governor signs sex offender notification bill

    Governor signs sex offender notification bill
    4-24-2014 Wisconsin: Legislation authored by State Representative Robb Kahl (D-Monona) to close a loophole in sex offender law was signed into law by Governor Walker today. The change in law is the direct result of the placement of a sex…
  • Apr 23

    Sharonville moves ahead with sex offender ban

    Sharonville moves ahead with sex offender ban
    4-24-2014 Ohio: Sharonville is banning registered sex offenders from membership to the city’s recreation facilities. Though the ordinance, passed unanimously by City Council, takes effect May 8, Law Director Tom Keating said new…
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
Rank this Week: 175

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The More You Know About Pot...

    The More You Know About Pot...
    ...the less you like it.Last week it was the damage pot causes to brain development.  Today we learn of hazards to the heart as well:In the United States, when young and otherwise healthy patients show up in emergency departments…
  • Apr 24

    The Death Penalty, Not So Dead

    The Death Penalty, Not So Dead
    The United States has had 19 executions so far this year, which is close to one-third over. Extrapolated over the entire year  --  which seems fair to do with this much of the year completed  --  that would mean 57...
  • Apr 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    CO Fourth Graders Sell Pot at School: School officials in Colorado are urging parents to keep their newly-legalized marijuana locked up and in a safe place after two fourth graders were caught selling the drug at their elementary…
Rank this Week: 182

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2014 - UPDATED

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2014 - UPDATED
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2014  UPDATED REPORT .....On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, voters will go to the polls for the Primary Election of 2014.  Judges in contested elections will be on the ballot that day.  If…
  • Apr 23

    LUNCH AND LEARN

    LUNCH AND LEARN
    The lunch time CLE Seminar "Lunch and Learn" will be held this Thursday in courtroom 4-6 at noon.A Judge will be presenting the topic. We're not making this up: Incompetency. Make of it what you will. Incompetency means never having to say "I…
  • Apr 22

    BE NOT DECEIVED

    BE NOT DECEIVED
    "Be not deceived."  That was the  concluding coda to Justice Scalia's first paragraph in his blistering dissent  in Navarette v. California to Justice Thomas's statist opinion upholding a traffic stop in California based…
Rank this Week: 197

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 23

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    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…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    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: 168

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

    74-year-old Man Convicted in 2012 for 1957 Illinois Murder Appeal

    74-year-old Man Convicted in 2012 for 1957 Illinois Murder Appeal
    In 2012, Jack McCullough was convicted of a kidnapping and murder that occurred in Illinois in 1957.  This was one of the oldest unsolved crimes in United States history to go to trial, involving the abduction and subsequent…
  • Apr 23

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving
    On Monday April 21, Southwest Florida state Representative Dane Eagle was pulled over after running a red light and striking a curb.  Eagle, 30, was accused of drunken driving and subsequently arrested after refusing to submit to a field…
  • Apr 23

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan
    In August of 2013, 32-year-old Adam Tang, also known as “Afroduck,” was arrested for speeding around Manhattan in 24 minutes.  According to Fox News, Tang made a 26 mile loop around the city in just over 24 minutes.  The…
Rank this Week: 294

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 24

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?
    As reported here, yesterday the US Department of Justice announced more formally its plans and criteria for its Clemency Initiative, and this memo by Deputy AG Cole there set forth "six criteria the department will consider when…
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Oklahoma Supreme Court lets executions go forward; Justices lift stay after ruling inmates don’t have right to know source of drugs," a controversial execution stay put in plae in the…
  • Apr 23

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development
    My blogging cup runneth over today as I try to find time to read and process the Supreme Court's big child porn restitution in Paroline (basics here) and DOJ's new clemency guidelines (basics here). Before I find time to share...
Rank this Week: 277

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 23

    Im Zweifel für den Generalbundesanwalt

    Im Zweifel für den Generalbundesanwalt
    Als Folge der Ermittlungspannen im Zusammenhang mit dem Nationalsozialistischen Untergrund (NSU) will Justizminister Heiko Maas die Position der Bundesanwaltschaft stärken: Ein Gesetzentwurf sieht demnach vor, dass die…
  • Apr 22

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?
    Der Ärger über den Artikel bezüglich einer Studie zur Strafverfolgung von Vergewaltigungen auf Sueddeutsche (und anderen) ist noch nicht abgeklungen. Zu groß war die Ignoranz und Naivität des Autors…
  • Apr 20

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld
    Sie sind Strafverteidiger und legen Wert auf eine hochwertige Ausstattung Ihrer Kanzlei, auf hochwertige Details und witzige Accessoires? Dann habe ich – in der Hoffnung, dass Sie das Produkt noch nicht kennen – einen…
Rank this Week: 258

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Ebersole.

http://www.birminghamcriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Spring Break Drug Crimes Defense in Alabama

    Spring Break Drug Crimes Defense in Alabama
    Spring break season is well underway for college students in Alabama, Florida, and nationwide. While beaches are thronging with visitors, bars will also remain busy into the early morning hours. Due to the party vibes throughout the state,…
  • Apr 20

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama

    Interstate Extradition: Alleged “Hit Man” Held in Alabama
    An alleged contract killer is being held in Alabama and now California prosecutors are hoping to charge him with additional crimes. According to reports, the alleged “hit man” was charged with killing nine people in three…
  • Apr 18

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear

    Lethal Drug Shortage: Future of Executions in Alabama Unclear
    Alabama has one of the highest execution rates in the country, but it is running out of a critical lethal injection drug, which may stall scheduled executions. According to reports, death penalty experts are not sure what the state will do to…
Rank this Week: 334

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 240

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert

    Ninth Not Crazy for Limitations on Defense Shrink: Christian and Defense Expert
    Hon. Raymond C. Fisher  A shrink finds a defendant suffers from psychosis, has probable delusions, and a borderline personality disorder, but the psych can’t testify as a defense expert on diminished capacity.  Crazy? The…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253…

    US v. Odachyan, No. 11-50253 (4-17-14)(Clifton with Dorsey, D.J.; concurrence by Reinhardt).  How far does a judge have to go to evidence bias at sentencing?  Here, the court approached the line in sentencing when talking about…
  • Apr 17

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202…

    US v. Christian, No. 12-10202 (4-17-14)(Fisher with Berzon; partial dissent by Alarcon).  The 9th vacated two counts of sending threats via email because the district court precluded the defense expert from testifying about diminished…
Rank this Week: 238

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

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

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

    ALI CLE Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Crimes Conference

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

    Local Fort Worth Company Investigated

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

    John Emerson Tuma Update

    John Emerson Tuma Update
    As those of you who follow this blog know, we covered the trial of John Tuma last spring and reported on his conviction and sentencing in the Western District of Louisiana. Tuma subsequently appealed. Oral argument took place November 4,...
Rank this Week: 264

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 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing! If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There is a…
  • Jan 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing!   If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There…
  • Dec 31

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013
    From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the East Valley DUI task force will be stopping thousands of drivers on the roads. Approximately, 20 percent will be arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over and asked if you have been drinking, your…
Rank this Week: 336

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jan 9

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?

    Could Chris Christie be prosecuted over ‘bridgegate’ road closure scandal?
    At this point, almost every knows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing a huge scandal involving the September lane closure of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  He had a two hour press conference today…
  • Jul 30

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported

    Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice could be deported
    Adding yet a further wrinkle to the legal problems facing Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice is that Joe is not a US citizen.  Thus, even if he somehow escapes prison, he would likely be deported.  Story is here.
  • Jul 29

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on fraud and tax charge
    Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, both of Towaco, New Jersey and stars of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’  were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank…
Rank this Week: 232

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Maryland Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal and personal injury topics such as auto accidents, criminal law, medical malpractice, practicing law, and products liability. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.marylandlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City

    Fun New Declaratory Judgment Case in Ocean City
    There is an interested federal court opinion that came out this month on a street artist/violinist who was barred by a police officer from playing the Ocean City boardwalk. Faced with the threat of arrest, three months in jail and a $500…
  • Jul 2

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before

    Attorney Gets Punished for Faking In-State Tuition 13 Year Before
    Sometimes, I think we should be harder on lawyers who have bad intent. But this is a little over the top for me. In Attorney Grievance Commission v. Kepple, a lawyers was given an indefinite suspension of at least 30 days because 13 years…
  • Jul 1

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally

    Maryland Dairy Farm Creamery Decision... Finally
    After almost six years, the Maryland Court of Appeals shuts down a public interest’s group attempt to block the creation of a dairy farm creamery. The court found that the third party group did not have standing because the easement…
Rank this Week: 339

justcrim

justcrim

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

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

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

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

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

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

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
Rank this Week: 350

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 24

    What’s Ten Attack Helicopters Between Friends?

    What’s Ten Attack Helicopters Between Friends?
    Not only does this demonstrate an end to the "aid" suspension, it provides the Egyptian military with a key weapon that has already been used in bloody crackdowns against civilians.
  • Apr 24

    One Year After Factory Disaster, What Have We Learned?

    One Year After Factory Disaster, What Have We Learned?
    As long as business continues to have a disproportionate influence on States, another Rana Plaza is not far away.
  • Apr 23

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura
    The role of journalists becomes even more important when the government fails to investigate abuses. But the impunity that makes journalists so necessary also creates even greater danger for them.
Rank this Week: 401

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Constitutional Freedoms, Great Lawyering Help Win Court Case

    Constitutional Freedoms, Great Lawyering Help Win Court Case
    Mel Welch used his extensive knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and case law to earn a hard fought dismissal when the odds were stacked against him. He once again proved that evidence needs to be collected legally in order to be admissible in…
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
Rank this Week: 571

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Apr 24

    Know the Law: What Is Considered Domestic Violence in Illinois?

    Know the Law: What Is Considered Domestic Violence in Illinois?
    Assault, battery, or other acts of violence against any other person may be a criminal offense with serious penalties. Illinois law goes further and specifically criminalizes violence against certain members of your family, partners, or those…
  • Apr 20

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi

    Warrantless Searches of a Home in the State of Illinoi
    Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures of one’s property, as well as under Illinois law, law enforcement accordingly is not allowed to conduct a search…
  • Apr 17

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law

    The New Illinois Concealed Carry Gun Law
    In July 2013, the Illinois state legislature passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which came into effect in early 2014. This law created a system by which the Illinois State Police may issue concealed carry gun permits to individuals who…
Rank this Week: 599

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 24

    On Parsing the Cost of the Harm - and Its Cause

    On Parsing the Cost of the Harm - and Its Cause
    There are, in this world, people who do unspeakable things to others.  Some of their victims are children.   And some of them - Well, thereby hangs a tale.Someone rapes a child, films it, and puts the film out in the ether where…
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
Rank this Week: 518

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 455

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 23

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop
    The state of the law with respect to reasonable suspicion, anonymous tips and car stops is already pretty muddy.  Now, with Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Supreme Court has just made it worse. A woman calls 911 to…
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

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

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
Rank this Week: 539

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 383

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 22

    Saginaw Ex-Con Accused of Raping, Threatening to Kill Teenage Girl

    Saginaw Ex-Con Accused of Raping, Threatening to Kill Teenage Girl
    Abraham Rosales, also known as Abraham McCombs, was recently arraigned on charges of extortion and third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the alleged rape of a teenage girl, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  Rosales, 28,…
  • Apr 21

    40-year-old Former School Administrator Pleads Not Guilty to Allegations of Sexual Assault of Two Riverside County Girl

    40-year-old Former School Administrator Pleads Not Guilty to Allegations of Sexual Assault of Two Riverside County Girl
    Andrea Michelle Cardosa, a 40-year-old former school administrator, is facing 16 felony counts after she allegedly sexually assaulted two girls in recent years, one of whom was under 14 at the time, and one that was 14 or 15 years old,…
  • Apr 18

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime
    A Michigan man has been charged with 35 crimes connected to the alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  67-year-old Benny R. Grimes of Taylor has been charged…
Rank this Week: 434

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Apr 18

    My Life

    My Life
    My name is Jessie. I live in Tennessee. When I was nineteen years old I was a little wild not having any knowledge of the consequences I’d face. At the age of nineteen I was charged with a schedule two [...]The post My Life appeared…
  • Apr 13

    Florida no land of opportunity

    Florida no land of opportunity
    I am currently a 40 year old African American female. Single and no children. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and psychology. I came to Florida in the early 80′s. I first got in trouble by hanging with the [...]The post Florida no…
  • Apr 11

    Just want my life back

    Just want my life back
    I was charge will a crime of violation of civil right. Which result in a non-conviction and dismissal after completing probation. This have been a nine year process, I have been a active in my church, and other church talk [...]The post Just…
Rank this Week: 493

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

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

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

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

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

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

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 544