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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 23

    Indonesia Readying More Executions of Foreign Drug Offender

    Indonesia Readying More Executions of Foreign Drug Offender
    Boycott Indonesia. A new round of executions of foreign drug offenders is set for this week or next. Of the 15 set for killing, 10 are foreigners: Ten of at least 15 convicts facing the firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison island in…
  • May 23

    Fallujah, Syria, and ISIS

    Fallujah, Syria, and ISIS
    The battle by Iraqi forces to retake Fallujah has begun. The U.S. says it killed the iconic Abu Wahib, ISIS's military commander of the Anbar province about 10 days ago. He's been declared dead before, but not by the Pentagon,…
  • May 23

    "Bitter Bernie" Loses "Halo" Among Progressive

    "Bitter Bernie" Loses "Halo" Among Progressive
    It's about time. Bernie is losing his halo among progressives. A few days ago I wrote a post "Bitter Bernie" and it's still in my editing pile. I don't have time to edit it now, so I'll just post it. I named him "Bitter Bernie"... [[…
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 10

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen

    Manipulated HUD-1s Result in Indictment of 3 Businessmen
    Daniel C. Bomar, 36, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, James B. Wright, 55, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Brett T. Immel, 35, Chicago,  Illinois, were indicted by a federal grand jury on April 14, 2016, and charged with conspiracy to…
  • May 9

    Jury Convicts Mortgage Modification Fraudster

    Jury Convicts Mortgage Modification Fraudster
    Dionysius Fiumano, also known as “D,” 43, Irvine, California, was found guilty in Manhattan federal court of orchestrating a massive mortgage modification scheme through which he and his co-conspirators defrauded more than 30,000…
  • May 5

    Disbarred Illinois Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud

    Disbarred Illinois Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud
    Avalon, Betts-Gaston, 47, Naperville, Illinois, a disbarred Illinois lawyer, was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme that bilked lenders and vulnerable homeowners out of…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 4

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 24

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 23

    Call on U.S. Congress to Lift Embargo Against Cuba

    Call on U.S. Congress to Lift Embargo Against Cuba
              President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba in March marked a key turning point in U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations. The president’s visit follows a series of efforts made by the Clinton and Obama…
  • May 23

    Worldwide Activism Brings Justice for Maria Teresa Rivera!

    Worldwide Activism Brings Justice for Maria Teresa Rivera!
    On Friday, May 20, a Salvadoran Court held a resentencing hearing for Maria Teresa Rivera, a woman who was serving a 40-year prison term for allegedly killing her newborn child.
  • May 22

    Heading the Wrong Way: The Ever Closing Political Space in Ethiopia

    Heading the Wrong Way: The Ever Closing Political Space in Ethiopia
    Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a growing trend of evaporating political space. Non-governmental organizations are being heavily and often violently restricted, and newspapers, bloggers and other voices of dissent or criticism are being silenced…
Rank this Week: 26

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • May 17

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim

    5 Tips You Should Know About Settling a Personal Injury Claim
    If you’ve been injured and are currently in the process of handling your insurance claim, there are few things you should keep in mind.  Below are some tips from Wayne Cohen, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer. Tip #1: Save All…
  • Apr 23

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time

    DUI Vehicular Crimes in the Summer Time
    DUI vehicular crimes are considered quite serious and are classified as felonies. Some states have a Vehicular Crimes Unit that is responsible for prosecuting all felony vehicular crimes. Their goal is to effectively prosecute those charged…
  • Apr 21

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense

    Civil Forfeiture Cases and Defense
    Civil forfeiture, also called civil seizure, or civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in the United States in which law enforcement officers take assets from people suspected of being involved in a crime or some sort of…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 73

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
  • May 23

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident

    Taking Legal Action After a Child Pedestrian Accident
    Your child's accident was probably one of the most harrowing experiences of your life. Getting your child proper medical care after being hit by a car as a pedestrian was your first priority. Now you are likely wondering how to pay for all of…
  • May 6

    Whiplash from a Car Accident

    Whiplash from a Car Accident
    Whiplash, or cervical strain, occurs when the muscles in your neck stretch or tear; it can also include injury to the discs, joints, ligaments, and nerve roots in the neck. Whiplash from a car accident is common, especially in rear-end…
  • Apr 29

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?

    What are my bicycle accident insurance options?
    Many people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania ride their bicycles back and forth to work, for recreation, and to save money on the rising costs of gasoline. While cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it can lead to serious or fatal injuries.…
Rank this Week: 97

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 23

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur

    Aggravated Arson and Murder Charges for Estranged Husband of Salt Lake City Restaurateur
    The estranged husband of a Salt Lake City restaurateur and prominent LGBT activist was charged with aggravated arson and murder in connection with a deadly home fire. Sunday morning blaze Shortly after 1:00am on Sunday, May 23, 2016 a fire…
  • May 18

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder

    Aggravated Assault for Defending Home from Intruder
    A Salt Lake City man was arrested for aggravated assault for defending his aging mother-in-law’s vacation home from an intruder. The stake out 51 year old Glen Decker and his wife are caretakers of his mother-in-law’s home in Salt…
  • May 9

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge

    Suspended Driver’s License Following Marijuana Charge
    Utah residents can expect to have their driver’s license suspended following a DUI, yet they may be surprised when they lose their license following marijuana charges which were not acquired when behind the wheel. DUI Anyone who is…
Rank this Week: 135

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 23

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon

    The Tennessee Waltz Around Gideon
    The first step in the dance is to find someone with the veneer of respectability willing to take the lead. They found him, Bill Koch, who sat on the Tennessee Supreme Court before he took the job of dean at Nashville Law School.…
  • May 23

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”

    The Word You’re Searching For Is “Lie”
    United States Judge Andrew Hanen has rocked the legal world with an order of shocking, if legally dubious, magnitude. Therefore, this Court, in an effort to ensure that all Justice Department attorneys who appear in the courts of the…
  • May 22

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt

    The Promised Rose Garden Wilt
    The New York Times bemoans the “broken bargain” with college graduates, following up on President Obama’s commencement address to students at Rutgers, who are already starting out at the deficit of being in New Jersey: In…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 117

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 75

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: 110

Bad Prosecutors

Bad Prosecutors

Focuses on bad prosecutors and bad prosecutorial acts. By the Bennett Law Firm.

http://bennettlawfirm.typepad.com/badprosecutors/
Rank this Week: 84

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 23

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Policing as Administration (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies should be governed by the same…
  • May 23

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this story. In part: On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln.…
  • May 23

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"
    From The New York Times: Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said that Ms. Mosby had “overplayed her hand.” Charges were filed too quickly, he said, adding...
Rank this Week: 219

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Massachusetts Probation Service Speeds Up Record Sealing Proce

    Massachusetts Probation Service Speeds Up Record Sealing Proce
    Those individuals who are worried about their criminal record costing them a job opportunity can breathe a sigh of relief after the Massachusetts Probation Service revamped its criminal record sealing procedures. The process of sealing a…
  • May 10

    Potential Defenses to Disorderly Conduct Charge

    Potential Defenses to Disorderly Conduct Charge
    Disorderly Conduct In Massachusetts, disorderly conduct charges are a serious criminal law matter that should never be taken lightly. Many people find themselves facing charges like these when they act out in public, engage in a fight, or…
  • Apr 28

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed

    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions Repealed
    Automatic License Suspension for Drug Convictions One of the unintended consequences of being convicted on criminal drug charges in Massachusetts was that your driver’s license would automatically be suspended. However, thanks to a new…
Rank this Week: 391

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 359

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/
  • May 18

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity

    #NeverNader: A Reminder About The Perils Of Purity
    It is no coincidence that the most potent insurgencies from the left come to the fore at the end of a Democratic -- not Republican -- Administration.  That is when progressives are (often understandably) angered…
  • May 11

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal

    American Exceptionalism: Celebrating Our Favorite War Criminal
    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  -- Satchell PaigeInteresting juxtaposition.  President Obama announces plans to become the first sitting president to visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima -- the very…
  • May 6

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint

    Obama's Mic Drop In Flint
    "And this kind of thinking -- this myth that government is always the enemy; that forgets that our government is us -- it’s us; that it’s an extension of us, ourselves -- that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff…
Rank this Week: 284

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • May 18

    Money Laundering and Texas Drug Cartel

    Money Laundering and Texas Drug Cartel
    Money Laundering Arrests – The Flip Side of the Forfeiture Coin Money laundering in Texas has to happen, it’s a given. Why? The extremely successful Mexican Drug Cartels that operate here (and across the Tex-Mex border) must have…
  • May 11

    Do You Have Any Privacy From the Police in Texas? Laredo vs. Dalla

    Do You Have Any Privacy From the Police in Texas? Laredo vs. Dalla
    If you watched the CBS crime show “Hawaii Five-O” last week, you saw the elite police squad use a device that allowed them to see through the walls of a building and view not only the location of the kidnapping victim but also the…
  • May 4

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa

    Forfeiture Funds are Back as Equitable Sharing Program Gears Up in Dallas County and State of Texa
    Back in March, the Department of Justice issued a news release that had to have been met with lots of joy in law enforcement offices all over the State of Texas: the “Equitable Sharing Program” was back, effective immediately!…
Rank this Week: 173

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • May 17

    Anti-Fraud Measures Being Put in Place On All New Illinois Driver’s License and State ID Card

    Anti-Fraud Measures Being Put in Place On All New Illinois Driver’s License and State ID Card
    By the end of July 2016, Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will no longer be issued at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Instead, the DMV will be issuing temporary paper cards with a photo on it, which the applicant will have for…
  • May 3

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged

    New Study Concludes that Juvenile Records are Rarely Expunged
    A new Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission report released last month examined juvenile expungements from 2004 to 2014. It concluded that only three records for every 1000 juvenile arrests are expunged including those cases that are…
  • Mar 29

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016

    Number of Chicago Shootings Surging in 2016
    The number of shootings in the first three months of 2016 is the highest of the decade in Chicago. At least 775 people have been shot in the city, which is up 80 percent from last year. As of March 28, there were at least 650 separate…
Rank this Week: 300

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 8

    Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Girls in Huntington Beach

    Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Girls in Huntington Beach
    Huntington Beach police extradited a Las Vegas man back to Orange County to face 20 counts of sexually assaulting girls for more than twenty years. Martin Rodgriquez Garcia, 49, a former resident of Huntington Beach is accused of committing…
  • Oct 6

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud

    Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud
    An Orange County woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes related to mortgage fraud.  Najia Jalan, 31, of Costa Mesa, used different companies such as United Mortgage Protection, OC…
  • Oct 5

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run

    Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run
    Andrew Michaels, 19, of Laguna Niguel was arrested Saturday following the death of a San Clemente man who was killed while crossing the street on his skateboard.  Cesar Medina, 23, was rushed to Mission Hospital after being struck by a…
Rank this Week: 382

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 6

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare
    A state prison corrections officer was arrested this week after being accused of molesting a young girl at an Ormond Beach-area day care he co-owned. The girl, who is now 9 years old, told her mother about the alleged abuse in April 2015,…
  • May 5

    Orlando Officer Charged With DUI, Hit & Run In Manatee County

    Orlando Officer Charged With DUI, Hit & Run In Manatee County
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an officer with the Orlando Police Department was arrested this past weekend in Manatee County for DUI and hit-and-run.   FHP claims that on Saturday, troopers investigated a hit-and-run accident…
  • May 3

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation

    St. Pete Police Arrest Man Accused of Running $1 Million Marijuana Operation
    Detectives arrested a St. Petersburg man who was allegedly running a drug operation involving more than $1 million worth of marijuana. The 24-year-old is facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and being a felon in…
Rank this Week: 353

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out
    INTRODUCTION The highest court in the land is currently deciding a case that can have an enormous impact on Driving Under The Influence (DUI) cases in Florida and twelve other states. Each of those thirteen states makes it a misdemeanor…
  • Apr 8

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”
    Cops demonstrate their inherent bias through the charges they choose to level. Let’s talk about Sheila and George. Sheila was the trusted bookkeeper for a very successful company. Unfortunately, she wasn’t as trustworthy as the…
  • Feb 4

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’
    This isn’t an article about whether the two men featured in the documentary, ‘Making a Murderer’ are guilty or innocent. While I do have strong feelings concerning the handling of the criminal cases of both Steven Avery and…
Rank this Week: 147

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: 302

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida…

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida Criminal Defense Review

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a state wide increase in the number of hit and run crashes. In 2015, there were 92,000 hit and run related crashes investigated by law enforcement in the State of Florida. The Fort Lauderdale and West…
  • Aug 29

    Man Complains to Police After Marijuana Plants Confiscated

    Man Complains to Police After Marijuana Plants Confiscated
    As our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale drug crime defense lawyers know, you should feel safe, (even encouraged) calling the police if you believe something has been stolen from you -- that is, of course, unless the items you're…
  • Aug 25

    Misuse of 911 Emergency Line Leads to Palm Beach Man's Arrest

    Misuse of 911 Emergency Line Leads to Palm Beach Man's Arrest
    Previously on this blog, we have written about how misuse of the 911 emergency line can lead to arrest and criminal charges. The 911 system is designed to keep communities safe; when a community's 911 lines and resources are tied-up with…
Rank this Week: 375

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    More Mimesis Post

    More Mimesis Post
    I’m still writing at Mimesis Law. Here are my latest posts: People sure hate sex offenders. Prosecutors really care about prejudicial video when it’s prejudicial to their case. Bad cop actually punished. Bill Cosby would like for…
  • Feb 3

    Then Versus Now

    Then Versus Now
    My post this morning at Fault Lines is about cops speeding. Someone who goes by LawDog put up this quote as a comment: “Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials be subjected to the same rules of conduct that…
  • Feb 1

    Tempe’s Perverted Prioritie

    Tempe’s Perverted Prioritie
    A recent article about Tempe discusses some new cash coming in for a very important purpose: The Tempe Police Department has been awarded a grant worth more than $360,000 to tackle a backlog of untested rape kits. “We are looking at…
Rank this Week: 404

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    February-March 2016 KSC docket

    February-March 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for February 29-March 3, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I…
  • Jan 9

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car

    Search incident to arrest nor inevitable discovery justified search of wallet left on car
    Shannon Crane won in State v. Reed, No. 113,576 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015), affirming Judge Rose's suppression order in a Reno County drug prosecution. Judge Rose found the following facts:Defendant was handcuffed and at the rear of his…
  • Jan 9

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error

    Aiding and abetting instruction given during jury deliberations is clear error
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Hover, No. 113,214 (Kan. App. Dec. 18, 2015)(unpublished), obtaining a new trial in a Reno County aggravated battery prosecution.  Ms. Hover argued that the district court's improperly giving an…
Rank this Week: 282

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 17

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex

    Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Minor for Sex
    A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to transporting a minor from New Hampshire and engaging in sexual activity with her. Lawrence Marks, 35, of Tewksbury, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to transportation of a minor in…
  • Dec 12

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse

    Former teacher, camp counselor jailed in Mass. for child sexual abuse
    A former longtime teacher at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania was sentenced to four years in a Massachusetts prison followed by a lifetime of probation for the sexual abuse of three children at a summer camp in 1981, according to Barnstable…
Rank this Week: 236

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Alabama DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers news and updates on Alabama DUI cases. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.alabamaduilawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    City Council President Arrested for DUI in Birmingham

    City Council President Arrested for DUI in Birmingham
    Whenever a politician gets arrested for drunk driving, it always makes headlines. In the case of local politician being arrested for drunk driving, it becomes the talk of the town. For this reason, many politicians try to keep their arrest…
  • Sep 10

    Driving Under Influence of Marijuana in Alabama

    Driving Under Influence of Marijuana in Alabama
    With legalization of marijuana initiatives taking hold across the nation, lawmakers believe they are dealing with a new major challenge. The problem, they say, is if people are allowed to smoke marijuana for medical or even recreational…
  • Sep 6

    People Want Stiffer Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Alabama

    People Want Stiffer Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders in Alabama
    One thing that commonly happens when a person gets arrested for DUI for the first time is they do not realize the seriousness of the situation. This is usually a result of being given the wrong advice. Whether it is from another person…
Rank this Week: 366

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: 264

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 248

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: 400

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 239

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 193

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: 167

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

Long Island Criminal Trial Law

Long Island Criminal Trial Law

Offers ideas and updates on law, procedure, and tactics to aid trial lawyers (and others) involved with allegations of wrongdoing. By Anthony Colleluori.

http://colleluorilaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 332

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 290

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/
  • May 23

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied

    Cognitive Dissonance - Or Maybe He Just Lied
    Sure, one or the other is maybe a typo.  On the other hand, maybe not.  Because once you start lying. . . .It's from Foster v. Chatman, the opinion about racially-motivated peremptory challenges released today by SCOTUS.…
  • May 22

    The Eye of the Beholder

    The Eye of the Beholder
    “The time has come," the Walrus said,      “To talk of many things:Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--     Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--      And whether…
  • May 18

    And One to Grow On

    And One to Grow On
    Seven years.  Good god.  I've been writing this thing for seven years now.  First post was May 18, 2009.  When I post this, it will be number 1252.  There are another couple of hundred I've started but abandoned, half…
Rank this Week: 4329

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2481

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1619

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 23

    Why Did Gov. McAuliffe Grant Blanket Voting Rights to Felons?

    Why Did Gov. McAuliffe Grant Blanket Voting Rights to Felons?
    Three explanations strike me as plausible.First, he believes that every ex-con deserves to "participate in democracy" regardless of how grievous his crime or how thoroughly it demonstrated contempt for law.Second, he wants to increase the…
  • May 23

    Las Vegas Blames California for Spike in Crime

    Las Vegas Blames California for Spike in Crime
    Overall crime in Las Vegas spiked by 22 percent this year, with homicides up by over 60 percent, sexual assaults up by nine percent and robberies up by 21 percent.  And what does the sheriff think is the reason behind...
  • May 23

    Full Text of Ruling in State of Maryland v. Nero

    Full Text of Ruling in State of Maryland v. Nero
    The  full text transcript of Judge Barry Williams's ruling in the trial of Baltimore police officer Edward Nero is available here....
Rank this Week: 4953

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner

    Bronx Community Solutions Hosts Appreciation Breakfast for Our Partner
    by Shlomit Levy, Clinical CoordinatorOn Friday May 20, 2016, Bronx Community Solutions hosted an appreciation breakfast to personally thank those agencies who have partnered with us over the years.  Our partnersrange from employment…
  • May 16

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center

    Talking Bail Reform at the Schomburg Center
    by John Megaw, Director of Special InitiativesThe Vera Institute of Justice and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice hosted a forum on bail reform last week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The forum, titled…
  • May 16

    National Reentry Week

    National Reentry Week
    by Ramon Semorile, Intake SpecialistApril 24-30 was National Reentry Week--a week focused on bringing awareness to the needs of individuals returning home from prison.  On April 28th, Reentry Anonymous, a support group for returning…
Rank this Week: 790

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • May 23

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court

    Roderick K. Bridges, God’s Choice for State Court
    Under Article Six, Section Three of the United States Constitution, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The Religious Tests Clause made good sense…
  • May 10

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC

    Much Belated Thoughts on Changes to Georgia’s JQC
    I meant to write a post on this topic at the end of the legislative session. Very late in the game, the Georgia General Assembly radically changed Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission, the ethics watchdog agency for Georgia…
  • May 8

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time

    Removing the Stigma When You’ve Done Your Time
    Last week, I was able to help a young man stay in the country rather than be deported to a land where he has few ties. The young man is officially a citizen of a foreign country. But he is practically an American,…
Rank this Week: 3719