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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/
  • May 5

    Freddie Gray Thread

    Freddie Gray Thread
    Our open thread is filling up with comments pertaining to the Freddie Gray case, leaving little room for other topics. Here's a thread just for the Freddie Gray case. So please put new comments about the case here, rather than in the…
  • May 5

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • May 5

    Banner Year for Afghan Poppie

    Banner Year for Afghan Poppie
    It will be a banner year for poppy growers in Afghanistan, largely due to a new kind of seed. The new poppy seeds allow farmers to almost double the output from each plant, said Helmand's provincial police chief Nabi Jan Malakhail.…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 6

    Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty in the Midst of Trial to Real Estate Fraud

    Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty in the Midst of Trial to Real Estate Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David Williams, 54, Studio City, California, a licensed securities dealer and investment adviser, as well as the former president and CEO of Sherman Oaks, California-based Morgan Peabody, Inc. brokerage and investment…
  • May 6

    VP Sent to Prison for Leasing Out Bank REO Property and Collecting Rent

    VP Sent to Prison for Leasing Out Bank REO Property and Collecting Rent
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. William R. Beamon, Jr., a/k/a Rusty Beamon, 54, Atlanta, Georgia, has been sentenced to three years, six months in federal prison for defrauding Appalachian Community Bank, Ellijay, Georgia.  Beamon was convicted by…
  • May 5

    Former Loan Officer Convicted of Bank Fraud

    Former Loan Officer Convicted of Bank Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kimberly Haslacker, 39, Romney, West Virginia, was convicted of bank fraud in federal court after she admitted to using her position as a bank loan officer to obtain fraudulent loans. Haslacker was formerly employed as a…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Sentence Extended

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

    TN - The Insanity of the SOR

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

    SC - Everyone not treated the same

    SC - Everyone not treated the same
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Steven: I was arrested in 2009 for touching a teenager while extremely intoxicated. No excuse but still it happened. It was never…
Rank this Week: 7

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
  • May 5

    Will the Garland Shooting Show Us An America We Can Believe In?

    Will the Garland Shooting Show Us An America We Can Believe In?
    We all want safety and security. But prejudice and hate don’t promote security: they sustain public fear and provide a convenient scapegoat.
  • May 3

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day
    By Selin Thomas, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Fellow It would be impossible to bypass the endless torrent of violence and conflict currently ongoing around the world. Horrific scenes of decimated cities, bodies bloodied and limp,…
  • Apr 30

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five
    By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International Myanmar team Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 25

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
  • May 6

    Areas of Financial Abuse in Divorce

    Areas of Financial Abuse in Divorce
    Tracy Coenen talks about some of the common ways spouses “abuse” financial items during the divorce process. These things include manipulating salary, selling assets to related parties, and more.
  • May 1

    Jennifer McKinney Fraud Update

    Jennifer McKinney Fraud Update
    It’s been a while since we have looked at the many legal troubles of Jennifer McKinney (aka “MckMama”) and her husband Israel McKinney. In short, Jennifer and her husband have repeatedly stiffed creditors for hundreds…
  • May 1

    Fostering a Culture of Integrity in Your Busine

    Fostering a Culture of Integrity in Your Busine
    The average business loses approximately 5% of revenues to employee fraud. The employees are running off with money, fixed assets, and business opportunities. They are taking kickbacks from suppliers who overcharge for their products and…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • May 5

    Miami Musician Says Channel 10 Falsely Portrayed Him as a Sex Offender

    Miami Musician Says Channel 10 Falsely Portrayed Him as a Sex Offender
    5-5-15 Florida: Until November 11, 2013, musician Wilfredo Batista lived a pretty normal life. The Puerto Rico native had good credit, and was well-liked by friends and neighbors. But on that Monday a year-and-a-half ago, he learned he had…
  • May 5

    Boston businessman demands apology from Biddeford sex offender

    Boston businessman demands apology from Biddeford sex offender
    5-5-15 Maine: Matthew Lauzon also says he was sexually assaulted as a boy by a now-retired Biddeford police officer. Biddeford police were called to the home of a registered sex offender Saturday after he was confronted by a Boston…
  • May 1

    Judge: No breaks for female sex offender

    Judge: No breaks for female sex offender
    5-1-15 Pennsylvania: A former Bath woman who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy was sent to state prison Friday by a Northampton County judge who said she should get no breaks because of her gender. Lisa Winarchick, 50, will serve two…
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Mar 12

    Exide Technologies Follow-up

    Exide Technologies Follow-up
    On March 12, 2015, Exide Technologies announced that it will permanently close its lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the USAO for the Central District of California.…
  • Mar 11

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA

    Exide Technologies, Vernon, CA
    An interesting article in the Los Angeles Times on Exide Technologies’ Vernon, CA smelter (think just south of downtown Los Angeles) that shows, somewhat, the interplay of civil enforcement, criminal enforcement, local activism and…
  • Jan 29

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public

    USEPA Databases Searchable by the Public
    Often times, people want more information and do not know where to go to on-line to find it. Below is a handy list of some of the searchable databases maintained by the government that are environmentally oriented. Envirofacts:…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 31

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/
  • May 6

    Bill updates during a busy week

    Bill updates during a busy week
    Grits has been too busy to blog much this week but here are a few updates on bills we've followed this session. Hope springs eternal and thus the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday passed out several more House bills which…
  • May 3

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state
    No time to delve into these issues in-depth, but fyi:The Texas Public Policy Foundation has a new white paper out on pretrial proceedings for indigent defendants.The judge overseeing Texas' sex-offender civil commitment program was…
  • May 3

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union
    Interesting to see a meme I've heard from several Texas conservatives this year repeated in the pages of the New York Times. See Ross Douthat's "Our Police Union Problem," in which he declared that there is "a strong argument that the rise of…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 41

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Clancy & Clancy Texas Law Blog

Reports on new Texas criminal laws, statutes, and current trials in the news.

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

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them

    Convicted of Domestic Violence? Dallas County to Take Abusers’ Guns And Store Them
    Dallas County is at the forefront in Texas of enforcing a penalty on individuals charged with domestic violence. Officials in Dallas County will soon start collecting the guns from individuals convicted of domestic violence. Dallas County…
  • Jan 26

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla

    Back-to-back Drunk Driving Incidents in Dalla
    The age-old adage about everything being bigger in Texas isn’t far from the truth when it comes to the number of drunk drivers in the state. In 2013, Texas led the nation in regards to the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers that…
  • Nov 6

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship

    Dallas, Harris Counties Are Deadliest Places For Women In Relationship
    Harris and Dallas Counties in Texas are two of the deadliest for women involved in domestic violence. For both counties in 2013, The Texas Council on Family Violence reported that 20 women died during domestic violence incidents. For many…
Rank this Week: 48

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 6

    The Third Party Doctrine Live

    The Third Party Doctrine Live
    Doc: I’m very sorry, but your illness is terminal. Patient: Well, I want a second opinion. Doc: And you’re ugly. The 11th Circuit, en banc, has weighed (and I use that word purposefully, given that the entire opinion comes in at…
  • May 6

    The Brotherhood of the Knife

    The Brotherhood of the Knife
    Lawyers for Baltimore police officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, both charged with the false imprisonment of Freddie Gray for having arrested him without probable cause, have gone on the offensive.  Good. That’s what…
  • May 5

    Rape Culture? Blame Grandma

    Rape Culture? Blame Grandma
    At five, relatives used to kiss my cheeks even as I winced and turned away.  —Jordan Bosiljevac, The Forum, Claremont McKenna College Me too!  In fact, even today I avoid social kissing, when someone I meet goes to kiss me on…
Rank this Week: 60

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 6

    When The Police Stop You: the Law and Your Need for a Zealous Defense Lawyer

    When The Police Stop You: the Law and Your Need for a Zealous Defense Lawyer
    The death of Freddie Gray while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department continues to be big news here in Dallas and the rest of the country: this week, the six police officers who were arrested in connection with what the medical…
  • Apr 29

    Can You Trust the Police? Police Excessive Force and the Dallas D.A. List of Name

    Can You Trust the Police? Police Excessive Force and the Dallas D.A. List of Name
    Much of the news this week revolves around aspects of the rioting in Baltimore, Maryland, which began on the afternoon of Freddie Gray’s funeral, a man who died while in police custody and whom many believe was another victim of police…
  • Apr 22

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction

    FBI Scandal: Forensic FBI Experts Give False and Flawed DNA Evidence To Get Conviction
    This is very bad and it’s going to get worse. Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice finally came forward and admitted that the FBI forensic evidence provided in countless criminal trials over…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 65

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 83

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: 93

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • May 6

    The PTO Is Not the Only Patent Agency

    The PTO Is Not the Only Patent Agency
    Tejas N. Narechania, Patent Conflicts, 103 Geo. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015), available at SSRN. Jacob S. Sherkow, Administrating Patent Litigation, 90 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015), available at SSRN. Lisa Larrimore OuelletteIn these new…
  • May 5

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA
    Margo Schlanger, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap, 6 Harv. Nat’l Sec. J. 112 (2015).Peter ShaneMargo Schlanger’s article, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency’s…
  • May 4

    Organ-izing Your Estate

    Organ-izing Your Estate
    Reid Kress Weisbord, Anatomical Intent, 124 Yale L.J.F. 117 (2014).Gerry W. BeyerProfessor Reid Kress Weisbord’s article astutely addresses the growing problem of demand outpacing supply for organ donations needed for lifesaving medical…
Rank this Week: 102

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 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
Rank this Week: 110

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Apr 28

    2015.56: HB2777 Is Unconstitutional

    2015.56: HB2777 Is Unconstitutional
    House Bill 2777 (Herrero) purports to provide trial courts with broad authority to admit evidence of prior bad acts for the purpose of showing action in conformity therewith in many cases. The statute would add an article 38.371, which would…
  • Apr 22

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861

    2015.55: Texas SB344 vs. HB861
    Texas Senate Bill 344: By: Huffman S.B. No. 344 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the prosecution of the offense of online solicitation of a minor. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: … Continue reading…
  • Apr 19

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery

    2015.54: Statute of Limitations Law Geekery
    In 2010 D is charged with communicating through a commercial online service in a sexually explicit manner with a minor under Section 33.021(b) of the Texas Penal Code. He is convicted in 2011 and put on probation, which he complies…
Rank this Week: 160

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 154

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
  • Apr 28

    Lakeland Man Jailed on Child Sex Charge

    Lakeland Man Jailed on Child Sex Charge
    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 31-year-old Lakeland man and charged him with raping two children. The man is currently being held in the Polk County Jail. Authorities allege the man sexually assaulted two children, aged 10…
Rank this Week: 214

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

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

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

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

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • May 6

    Greenberg on Prior Convictions in Drug Prosecution

    Greenberg on Prior Convictions in Drug Prosecution
    Deena Greenberg has posted Closing Pandora's Box: Limiting the Use of 404(b) to Introduce Prior Convictions in Drug Prosecutions (Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 5

    Ehrman on Pay-to-Play Daily Fantasy Sport

    Ehrman on Pay-to-Play Daily Fantasy Sport
    Nathaniel J Ehrman has posted Out of Bounds?: A Legal Analysis of Pay-to-Play Daily Fantasy Sports (The Sports Lawyers Journal, Vol. 22, p. 79, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Daily fantasy sports are one of the fastest growing,...
  • May 5

    Robbins on Reimbursement of Expenses for Acquitted Defendant

    Robbins on Reimbursement of Expenses for Acquitted Defendant
    Ira P. Robbins (American University - Washington College of Law) has posted The Price Is Wrong: Reimbursement of Expenses for Acquitted Criminal Defendants (Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2014, No. 5, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 313

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 6

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Records Raise Questions About Parole Monitoring:  Despite violating their parole, cutting off their GPS monitors, and fleeing the state, two transient sex offenders were deemed "low risk," and are now accused of raping and killing four…
  • May 6

    A Waste of Time and Money on a Killer

    A Waste of Time and Money on a Killer
    Roughly four weeks ago, the New York Times had this gushing article about the then-upcoming re-sentencing for Adolfo Davis.  In 1990, at age 14, Davis, a Chicago native, was knee-deep in a double murder.  He was tried as an…
  • May 6

    Justices Unmask Abolitionist Lethal Injection Shell Game

    Justices Unmask Abolitionist Lethal Injection Shell Game
    I am remiss in not having posted earlier about the SCOTUS argument concerning Oklahoma's lethal injection procedures in Glossip v. Gross.  Kent did a podcast on it here, and CJLF filed an amicus brief available through this link.The…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • May 5

    Final Update: Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146

    Final Update: Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 5

    Update: Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146

    Update: Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 5

    Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146

    Crash blocking eastbound lanes I84 at 146
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 288

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 1

    Update: DUI & Lifetime Revocation Legislation

    Update: DUI & Lifetime Revocation Legislation
    For the last several years, Larry Davis has been engaged in negotiations on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association ('ISBA') and the Illinois Lawyers and Substance Abuse Counselors Association ('ILSACA') with the Office of the Secretary…
  • Apr 23

    Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Department Conducting "Suspicionless" Stop-And-Frisk

    Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Department Conducting "Suspicionless" Stop-And-Frisk
    A federal lawsuit filed on Monday on behalf of six African-American men contends that the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy has violated their constitutional rights. The lawsuit alleges "suspicionless" street stops led to…
  • Apr 16

    Suit Alleges Probation Officers, Chicago Cops, and FBI Conspired to Conduct Warrantless Searche

    Suit Alleges Probation Officers, Chicago Cops, and FBI Conspired to Conduct Warrantless Searche
    Orangelo Payne, 35, has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the FBI, Chicago police, the Cook County probation department, an FBI agent as well as individual police and probation officers. He alleges that while he was on probation…
Rank this Week: 277

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

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

    Best Served Really, Really Cold

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

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

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

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

    One Day Of Jail And A Whole Lotta Pain In The A
    Quite often, criminal punishments are harsh not because they involve a lot of jail time or heavy fines, but because of the irritating hoops you have to jump through to satisfy them. It’s most common in DUI cases, and it reaches its…
Rank this Week: 362

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
Rank this Week: 309

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

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

    Grieving Unreasonable Justice

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

    20 years waiting.

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

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed

    Wrongfully Arrested, Charges Dismissed
    I was wrongfully arrested in 2008 for an alleged terrible crime that happened in 2007, but the accusations were false and I was held in the Parrish jail in Covington, La, without bail and without trial until it was determined […] The…
Rank this Week: 323

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Houston Criminal Law Journal

Covers Texas criminal law. By Madrid, Martinez & Associates.

http://www.houstoncriminallawjournal.com/
  • Jul 5

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?

    What Do I Say If I Am Asked If I Am Guilty?
     A couple of Harris County, Texas misdemeanor judges have been asking defendants who appear in their courts without a lawyer if they plea guilty or not guilty.  This is improper, but non lawyers are typically intimidated when a…
  • Sep 16

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa

    Teen Drinking Consequences in Texa
     While going through a new TABC site, it became clear that the long term repercussions of underage drinking are great for Texas' young people. While we can chalk some of it up to simply being young and running with life on their own…
  • Aug 30

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut

    Man Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault Part of NFL Cut
Rank this Week: 306

Practical Law Blog

Practical Law Blog

A Utah criminal defense attorney's take on criminal, constitutional, and Utah law. By Kelly Ann Booth.

http://www.boothlegal.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Utah

    What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Utah
    Distracted driving has gotten a lot of media attention recently because of fatalities resulting from people texting or talking on their phones while driving. State laws vary when it comes to distracted driving; in some states you cannot be…
  • Apr 28

    Steps to Take After Being Arrested for a DUI in Utah

    Steps to Take After Being Arrested for a DUI in Utah
    Being arrested for DUI can be a scary experience, especially if you are generally a law-abiding citizen who has never been in legal trouble before. In Utah DUI cases, you are facing potential jail time and other serious legal consequences, as…
  • Apr 26

    Driving in Utah: What to Do When You’re Pulled Over

    Driving in Utah: What to Do When You’re Pulled Over
    Police officers in Utah have the right to pull drivers over who they think are driving erratically or who they observe breaking traffic laws. However, police don’t have the right to demand answers to questions after pulling a driver…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 240

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: 379

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 330

Prosecutor Post-Script

Prosecutor Post-Script

Ex-prosecutor pontificates on current cases in the news. By Sarena Straus.

http://sarenastraus.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com

    My Blog is Moving to SarenaStraus.com
    Dear Constant Reader:
  • Mar 13

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage

    Monitoring Teenagers' Internet and Social Media Usage
    As someone who writes book for teenagers but who also used to prosecute sex crimes, I've been thinking a lot about the arguments for an against monitoring teen usage of the Internet and social media.  When I was a prosecutor in the Bronx,…
  • Mar 5

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue

    Guest Blogger Kara Lennox on Planting Clue
    Planting Clues by Kara LennoxOne of my favorite parts of plotting a romantic suspense book is planting the clues that will lead my hero and/or heroine to eventually figure out who the villain is.
Rank this Week: 280

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Defense Weekly

Covers news and case law for those interested in capital litigation. By Karl Keys.

http://www.capitaldefenseweekly.com
  • Jul 26

    Closing down

    Closing down
    As previously noted we are closing down.  Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction…
  • Jul 21

    Where next?

    Where next?
    As announced in the last edition, the weekly email edition is done.  The archives will be stored in a new site with a “resurrection” of a project abandoned years ago, the “Toolbox,” which is a collection of guides and source…
  • Jul 11

    first edition of July

    first edition of July
    From this week’s intro:
Rank this Week: 238

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 345

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 11

    Every Michigan Driver's License Restoration case is Unique

    Every Michigan Driver's License Restoration case is Unique
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration lawyer, I understand that each and every case is unique, but even the mere act of saying that even sounds kind of hokey. This hit home the other day as I was speaking with...
  • May 8

    High BAC DUI Charges in Michigan

    High BAC DUI Charges in Michigan
    This will be a short article about the role of your BAC (breath or blood test result) in a Michigan drunk driving charge. Just about everyone knows that, a few years back, Michigan adopted a "High BAC" or "super drunk"...
  • May 4

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Finding the best Lawyer

    Michigan Driver's License Restoration - Finding the best Lawyer
    For all the self-promotion that lawyers do, the sad truth is that most of it is completely meaningless. There is really one important, simple question a potential client should have in mind as he or she looks for a Michigan...
Rank this Week: 719

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • May 6

    California Gun Free School Zone Act and its Affect on Your Weapons Case

    California Gun Free School Zone Act and its Affect on Your Weapons Case
    The California Gun Free School Zone Act makes it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of a school zone. But what is a school zone? And how does this law work?
  • May 4

    What is the Drug Flakka?

    What is the Drug Flakka?
    First it was bath salts, now it's Flakka. A new drug legal drug has risen in popularity. But is Flakka really legal?
  • Apr 27

    Should Water Wasters Be Hung Out to Dry?

    Should Water Wasters Be Hung Out to Dry?
    California is in the midst of its biggest drought in history so the state is trying to find ways to conserve water. Should California threaten those who waste water with jail time?
Rank this Week: 555

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/
  • May 5

    FBI Admits to Decades of Flawed Testimony

    FBI Admits to Decades of Flawed Testimony
    Many criminal trials involve the presentation of evidence which has been analyzed at a law enforcement laboratory and is then offered into testimony by a person who is somehow associated with that laboratory. Our legal system is based on…
  • Apr 29

    Chicago PD under Fire for Stop and Frisk Practice

    Chicago PD under Fire for Stop and Frisk Practice
    In March, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released the results of a study they had conducted regarding the Chicago Police Department’s activity when it came to stop and frisk practices.  The report was critical of the…
  • Apr 29

    Cook County State Attorney Announces Changes to Drug Possession Prosecution

    Cook County State Attorney Announces Changes to Drug Possession Prosecution
    The Cook County state’s attorney recently announced that her office will no longer prosecute the majority of misdemeanor marijuana charges and will instead recommend nonviolent offenders who are charged with low-level felony possession…
Rank this Week: 797