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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/
  • Jul 30

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare

    Exonerated Innocent Man Describes 21 Year Prison Nightmare
    Kenneth Ireland of Connecticut was 17 when he was arrested for raping and killing a woman. During his police interrogation, he maintained his innocence. He was 18 when he was tried and convicted. 21 years later, in 2009, he was freed after…
  • Jul 30

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"

    ISIS Mass Massacre in Tikrit: "Down By the River"
    I can't bring myself to watch (and won't link to) the ISIS video of the massacre of hundreds of Shi'ite Muslims and army deserters in Tikrit. Almost all are in their 20's and 30's. The video is 36 minutes long, and the real... [[ This is a…
  • Jul 29

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full. Here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme

    Mortgage Fraud Conspirators Jailed for Straw Buyer Kickback Scheme
    Gregory D. Anderson, 47, Kingstree, South Carolina, was sentenced to 15 years prison, and his co-defendant Anthony C. Carrothers, 49, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced to 10 months, for their involvement in a mortgage fraud conspiracy…
  • Jul 30

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund

    Contractor Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Stealing Investor Fund
    Jonathan Lee Oliver, 41, Missoula, Montana, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for diverting construction funds he received from investors in eastern Montana and North Dakota, and using the money for himself. On February 25, 2014, Oliver…
  • Jul 30

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme

    California Man Convicted of Running Straw Buyer Scheme
    Leonard E. Williams, 52, Sacramento, California, was found guilty after a six–day trial in a mortgage fraud case of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.  The trial was held before United…
Rank this Week: 5

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

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/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law
    7-25-2014 Nevada: Nevada’s controversial sex offender law was adopted to comply with a federal act in 2007 but remains in doubt. A halt to its enforcement remains in effect, and several bills will be submitted to the Legislature during…
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 20

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
Rank this Week: 31

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 30

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye

    Why Can’t We See It Through The Cops’ Eye
    Via Radley Balko, the story of Roger Carlos’ beating in San Antonio reflects a disconnect from reality that ought to shame Police Chief William McManus into, at the very least, a tearful, heartfelt apology.  But no,…
  • Jul 30

    Broken Bullets, A Response To Bill Bratton

    Broken Bullets, A Response To Bill Bratton
    Even after the dubious correction posted by the Gothamist about NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s pronouncement of “what is democracy,” where the asserted duty to “respect” police morphed into a…
  • Jul 29

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue

    #RevengePorn: Real Numbers Show It’s Not Really A Gender Issue
    The anti-revenge porn advocates have put out an infographic with statistics that have found their way into articles on the subject and, ultimately, the discussion supporting its criminalization.  Pounding these numbers has proven a very…
Rank this Week: 33

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 29

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned

    Vermont Federal Death Sentence & Conviction Overturned
    The Federal District Court ruling in USA v. Fell is available, via Scribd. The Barre Montpelier Times Argus publishes the editorial, "A bedrock principle." The decision by U.S. District Judge William Sessions to overturn the 2005 conviction…
  • Jul 29

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama

    Another Look at Judicial Override in Alabama
    "With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier," is the NPR report by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza. When Courtney Lockhart was tried for murder in Alabama, the jury unanimously recommended a life sentence, but the judge…
  • Jul 29

    Kansas Reaction

    Kansas Reaction
    Today's Wichita Eagle publishes the editorial, "Court has serious job." The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision overturning the death sentences for Reginald and Jonathan Carr was a tough reminder that the justices’ job is not to be…
Rank this Week: 34

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”

    “FBI seized vendor records, hard drives from Horizon charter schools”
    The Columbus Dispatch on July 23, 2014 released the following: By Jennifer Smith Richards “The FBI is examining the relationship between the Horizon Science Academy charter schools and several technology vendors, including some based in…
  • Jul 8

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 65

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/
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Jul 30

    Levy-Pounds on Incarceration and Marginalization of Poor Black Men

    Levy-Pounds on Incarceration and Marginalization of Poor Black Men
    Nekima Levy-Pounds (University of St. Thomas School of Law) has posted Par for the Course?: Exploring the Impacts of Incarceration and Marginalization on Poor Black Men in the U.S. (14 Journal of Law and Society 29 (2013)) on SSRN. Here...
  • Jul 30

    Fanu-Moca on Corruption Offense

    Fanu-Moca on Corruption Offense
    Adrian Fanu-Moca (The West University of Timisoara, Law Faculty) has posted Evolution of the Regulation of Corruption Offenses (Journal of Eastern European Criminal Law issue 1/2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal conduct in the…
  • Jul 29

    "Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?"

    "Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems?"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy links to and excerpts a report from NPR.
Rank this Week: 73

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

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

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

    Call For Support

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

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

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

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

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

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

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

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
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Jul 29

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case
    Where does a forensic accountant begin when trying to calculate the income available for support in a divorce or child support case? Tracy Coenen talks about some of the issues encountered in trying to evaluate income.
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
Rank this Week: 96

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: 95

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: 97

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: 112

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/
  • Jul 25

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge
    A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. More than 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of…
  • Jul 24

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County
    Law enforcement agencies from Hendry and Lee counties were sent on a manhunt Thursday after it was reported three teenage boys had allegedly stolen a car from Lee County. Officials claim the trio took the vehicle on a joyride that eventually…
  • Jul 21

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County

    10 Arrested in Undercover Sting Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Hernando County
    A total of 10 people were arrested in an undercover operation cracking down on unlicensed contractors resulting in civil citations totaling $9,675. The sheriff’s office, working with the Hernando County Building Department, conducted a…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Jul 22

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri
    Dear Madam Attorney General: I write to urge you to not appeal Jones v. Chappell, the recent federal court decision holding that the administration of California's death penalty is irrevocably dysfunctional, resulting in systemic delays in…
  • Jun 13

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule

    George Bush's Iraq: The Long Reach Of The Pottery Barn Rule
    "You are going to be the proud owner of 25 million people,' he told the president. 'You will own all their hopes, aspirations, and problems. You'll own it all."-- Secretary of State Colin Powell to President George W. Bush per Bob…
  • Jun 10

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
Rank this Week: 140

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 137

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 151

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE
    Longtime and careful readers of this blog know the high regard in which we hold US District Court Judge John Gleeson (EDNY). And Judge Gleeson again proves that humanity and common sense belong in the justice system. In Judge Gleeson's…
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

    A JUDGE SPEAKS
    Every now and then the system works. A wise and experienced and successful individual runs for judge not because s/he needs a steady paycheck and a decent retirement, but because they want to give back to this community and hopefully…
  • Jul 24

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES
    In the arena of criminal law in Miami, Assistant Public Defender Brian McDonald has seen it all and done it all and given all to his clients.  He was here during the McDuffie and Lozano riots, and the crack scourge and the cocaine…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Jul 29

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough

    It Seems Competence Isn't Enough
    Turns out that it wasn't incompetence.  Which is maybe the bad news.  AP reports.Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical…
  • Jul 29

    One Here, None There

    One Here, None There
    The story in today's Times begins this way.Francois Holloway has spent nearly two decades of a 57-year sentence in a federal prison, for serious crimes that no one disputes he committed. There were armed carjackings, and his participation in…
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
Rank this Week: 144

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 166

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
  • Jul 30

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer
    One of the hazards of public interest work is that it seems to contribute to smugness.  I may be underpaid and overworked.  But at least I am doing the Lord’s work.  And that work is more important than anything my higher…
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 182

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 178

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 195

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Good Samaritans Attacked for Reporting Child Locked in Hot Car: A Colorado woman who alerted police about a child being locked in a hot car has been seriously injured after the child's mother ran the woman and her boyfriend over. ...
  • Jul 30

    A Capital Defense Attorney With The Right Attitude

    A Capital Defense Attorney With The Right Attitude
    Not all capital defense attorneys see themselves as being on a crusade to abolish the death penalty or to throw sand in the gears in the meantime.  David Goodwin has a letter to the editor in the L.A. Times in...
  • Jul 30

    John Gleeson, Defense Lawyer in a Robe

    John Gleeson, Defense Lawyer in a Robe
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, judges were neutral.  Parities made their arguments as best they could, and the judge, not taking one side or the other, decided the case under the law.Then there's the Eastern...
Rank this Week: 247

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 29

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism

    Criminal Sentencing and Judicial Activism
    This is a warm and fuzzy story about judicial activism in criminal sentencing. I mean that in the best possible way.It comes by way of the New York Times and concerns one federal judge's frustration that badly constructed mandatory minimum…
  • Jul 26

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.

    Roll It Up. Light It Up. Smoke It Up. Sayeth the NY Times.
    The headline credit really belongs to Cypress Hill, but we'll give the Times a h/t. In an Editorial, the paper of record called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana. That's a big deal. As the editorial acknowledges, it isn't…
  • Jul 26

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would substantively limit the federal government's ability to seize private property under civil forfeiture laws. In simple terms, the federal government currently has the right to seize…
Rank this Week: 248

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Jul 29

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation

    Medical device company pays $520,000 to settle off-label allegation
    On July 28, the Department of Justice announced that Vascular Solutions, Inc., a medical device company, has agreed to pay $520,000 to resolve allegations – originally brought by a whistleblower – that the company marketed a…
  • Jul 27

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept

    BNP Paribas offers judgment for $80 to resolve agriculture false claims case; US accept
    On July 24, a District Judge in the Southern District of Texas entered judgment against the French banking giant BNP Paribas for $80 million in a False Claims Act case alleging that the company received payment guarantees for US commodity…
  • Jul 27

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec

    US intervenes in defective pricing qui tam case against Symantec
    On July 22, the Department of Justice announced that it had intervened in a whistleblower’s case against the software company Symantec, alleging that the company had failed to provide accurate and updated pricing data for a Multiple…
Rank this Week: 234

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Jul 28

    Paperwork Required to File a Wrongful Death Claim

    Paperwork Required to File a Wrongful Death Claim
    Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person can endure. If you’ve lost a loved one because of the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to recover damages via a wrongful death claim.Under…
  • Jul 25

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night

    Pedestrian Safety Tips and Gear for Walking at Night
    Some Warminster residents may enjoy taking a long walk around the neighborhood at night. While there are health benefits of walking, be aware of safety precautions you can take to guard yourself against getting hurt. Check out these…
  • Jul 25

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them

    Self-Driving Cars How Insurance May Work for Them
    We may now be just years away from the release of self-driving cars. Currently, many automobile manufacturers, including Toyota, Ford, and General Motors, is working on some form of the self-driving car. Car manufacturers and technology…
Rank this Week: 265

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Jul 23

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner
    It’s Time to Open these Gates! The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted in favor of making new federal drug guideline sentence reductions retroactive.   Most of you know by now, our country is in the midst of an incarceration…
  • Jul 21

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?
    New Orleans Criminal Attorney   Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence in Louisiana? During the past few weeks, I have been asked this question a few times. The post Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence? appeared first on .
  • Jul 7

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison
    Grief When a Family Member is Incarcerated   I just returned to my office after an emotional morning in court.  My client was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for a crime that I believe does not merit such a harsh penalty.…
Rank this Week: 259

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    California National Guard aids in large-scale raid on marijuana grows on Yurok reservation

    California National Guard aids in large-scale raid on marijuana grows on Yurok reservation
    Humboldt County, CA -- Drug laws in America are not always consistently applied. Some law enforcement agencies, particularly at the state or municipal level, see drug enforcement (particularly against recreational users) as a low priority,…
  • Jul 21

    Soldier on trial in Santa Ana for 2011 Cypress murder

    Soldier on trial in Santa Ana for 2011 Cypress murder
    Santa Ana, CA -- Opening statements signal the official beginning of a trial, but there is actually quite a bit of work that goes on before either prosecutors or defense attorneys make any statements in open court. Pretrial hearings, jury...
  • Jul 19

    Stockton man accused of robbing bank branch to be arraigned Monday

    Stockton man accused of robbing bank branch to be arraigned Monday
    Stockton, CA -- An important distinction in our legal system is that between belief and proof. While prosecutors and law enforcement officers may believe that a certain individual or group is responsible for several crimes or is guilty of…
Rank this Week: 307

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • Jul 19

    How soon should I file my IIL application?

    How soon should I file my IIL application?
    Your Ignition Interlock License (IIL) is only valid for 30 days. Therefore, you should pay the $100 fee (at a driver licensing office) and file your application - no more than 30 days before the date of your suspension or...
  • Jul 16

    Can I get my King County District Court DUI Records online?

    Can I get my King County District Court DUI Records online?
    Yes. For a small fee you can get most of the DUI Court records for your King County District Case. You will need to set-up an account. See link. Request King County District Court Record
  • Jul 12

    Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?

    Can I convert my mandatory EHM to Jail?
    Yes. If you have been sentenced for a second or subsequent DUI and have mandatory minimums on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) - you can ask to have it converted to Jail. The law allows a 15 days EHM: 1 day...
Rank this Week: 296

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 13

    Statute of Limitations Extended for Civil Sex Abuse Claim

    Statute of Limitations Extended for Civil Sex Abuse Claim
    Massachusetts legislators have passed a bill to extend by 32 years the statute of limitations for filing civil suits against perpetrators of sexual abuse of minors. The new law gives child victims of sexual abuse until age 53 to sue their…
  • Jul 3

    Female Somerville Teacher Charged with Rape

    Female Somerville Teacher Charged with Rape
    A Somerville teacher was charged with raping a 13-year-old student after authorities said the victim's mother saw disturbing online communications. "The idea that a teacher would use their position of authority to manipulate an…
  • Jun 22

    HOUSE VOTES TO EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CHILD SEX ABUSE

    HOUSE VOTES TO EXTEND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CHILD SEX ABUSE
    After years of trying to strike a compromise, the House voted unanimously on Wednesday to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual assault to bring civil claims against their abusers. The bill (H 4126) would allow…
Rank this Week: 326

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

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

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 275

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an from the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in what seems  to have been a prosecution of Senior Airman Aaron M. Buford.  U.S. v. Buford, 2014 WL 2039102.  I say “appears to have been”…
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
  • Jul 25

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre
    After he was “charged in a three-count indictment with knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography by computer, in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252 (a) and (b), and with knowingly possessing computers and…
Rank this Week: 386

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 430

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 30

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Amanda Bronstad, NLJ, Indictments for Two Former Attorneys General in Utah Oral Argument in the 11th Circuit on Don Siegleman, former governor, postponed to October 13, 2014 - two issues: 1)sentencing; 2) conflict of interest DOJ- Antitrust…
  • Jul 25

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II
    In last week’s post, I discussed the recent case of In re Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”) from the perspective of privilege issues and internal investigations generally. Today, I would like to focus our consideration of the KBR case…
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
Rank this Week: 412

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: 344

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 29

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form

    Highland Park Doctor Accused of Issuing Fake Medical Cannabis Eligibilty Form
    A Highland Park doctor faces allegations of issuing a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year old patient. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Dr. Joseph Starkman met with the patient for…
  • Jul 23

    Schemes Target Illegal Immigrants Seeking TVDL Appointment

    Schemes Target Illegal Immigrants Seeking TVDL Appointment
    ABC 7's I-Team investigated the TVDL application process whereby undocumented immigrants can apply for an Illinois driver's license. According to the story, there are reports of "appointments-for-sale" schemes targeting these…
  • Jul 15

    Medical Marijuana Rules Considered by Illinois Committee

    Medical Marijuana Rules Considered by Illinois Committee
    The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) meets today in Chicago to discuss the rules governing the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. The law has been passed, but patients are still unable to legally use the drug. If JCAR has…
Rank this Week: 398

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 363

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    There is No Humane Method of Execution

    There is No Humane Method of Execution
    On July 21, 2014, Arizona convicted murderer John Rudolph Woods became the fourth condemned inmate this year to die in a “botched” lethal injection execution in this country. He spent… read more →
  • Jul 22

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE

    RELIABILITY OF VIDEOTAPED CONFESSIONS IN DEBATE
    Courts generally consider the evidentiary power of confessions to be uniquely persuasive of guilt. In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court Arizona v. Fulminante found that a confession is unlike any… read more →
  • Jun 29

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case

    Texas Court Sets Hurdles in Intentional Forensic Misconduct Case
    In January 2012 the Texas Department of Public Safety realized it had a major problem with one of its employees—a forensic scientist named Jonathan Salvador who had been employed with… read more →
Rank this Week: 415