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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/
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread

    Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread
    Tomorrow is for turkey, but I made lasagne for tonight. In the news, the UK is considering legislation to force internet service providers to keep more user detail records: Prime Minister David Cameron ’s government unveiled…
  • Nov 26

    Pre Thanksgiving Open Thread

    Pre Thanksgiving Open Thread
    TalkLeft wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check in with your local radio station to find out what time they will play Alice's Restaurant. It was November 28, 1965 that Arlo was convicted of littering in Stockbridge,…
  • Nov 25

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson

    More National Guardsmen Called to Ferguson
    MO Governor Jay Nixon has ordered 2,200 more national guardsman to Ferguson. More than 2,200 additional National Guard troops will take to the streets in the St. Louis area at night, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. They will join 700 Guardsmen…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Sisters of Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Evelyn Brigget Sanchez, 32, and Darling Arlette Montalvo, 33, both of Bakersfield, California, were convicted by a federal jury for their involvement in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme that ran from October 2005 to May…
  • Nov 25

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Admits Participating in Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Minerva Sanchez, 48, Fremont, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Sanchez admitted that she advised a seller to submit false and fraudulent short-sale applications to Tri Counties Bank and…
  • Nov 25

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging

    2 Real Estate Investors Agree to Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Su Chu Chou “Terry” Cheng, Walnut Creek, California, and Chung Li “George” Cheng, Walnut Creek, both Northern California real estate investors, have agreed to plead guilty for their role in…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 19

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
  • Nov 26

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide
    I am a firm believer that companies that sue critics (whether the critics are journalists, customers, forensic accountants, or otherwise) have something to hide. This was the case with Medifast Inc., a multi-level marketing company that sued…
  • Nov 24

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?
    Marquette University teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate doesn’t like the fact that Professor John McAdams criticized her for not allowing students to discuss gay rights. His article got noticed by Inside Higher Ed, so instead of defending…
  • Nov 24

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Tracy Coenen gives a brief overview of some of the most common financial statement fraud schemes.
Rank this Week: 23

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/
Rank this Week: 32

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: 34

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
  • Nov 27

    Ghoncheh Ghavami released but Iran must drop all charges against her

    Ghoncheh Ghavami released but Iran must drop all charges against her
    When Ghoncheh Ghavami decided to take a stand this past June to protest Iran’s ban on women attending volleyball games, she likely did not figure she’d spend the rest of the summer and fall sitting in a miserable prison cell.…
  • Nov 26

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate

    Young, Black, Alive: Breaking the silence on Brazil’s soaring youth homicide rate
    By Atila Roque, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil Earlier this week, many people around the world waited with bated breath for a grand jury’s decision in a case where a police officer shot dead an unarmed young…
  • Nov 26

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U

    3 Things Amnesty International Has Seen in in Ferguson That Worry U
    Amnesty International USA deployed a team of human rights observers to Ferguson, Missouri to monitor protests and law enforcement response in the wake of a grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death…
Rank this Week: 41

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: 53

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
Rank this Week: 59

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 27

    Dead Wrong About Tamir Rice

    Dead Wrong About Tamir Rice
    When news of the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice broke, I tried to be the honest broker I aspire to be. Tragic outcomes don’t necessarily mean wrongful causes.  Sometimes a tragedy occurs and there is no one to blame. This may be…
  • Nov 27

    The Ferguson Model of Grand Jury Love

    The Ferguson Model of Grand Jury Love
    Embracing the Ferguson model, prosecutors will hereinafter represent the defendant in the grand jury. That is all. –Twit, 26 November, 2014, 9:11 a.m. There was the  process.  There was the evidence. There was, unexpectedly, a…
  • Nov 26

    The Natural, Yet Ridiculous, Next Step In Affirmative Consent

    The Natural, Yet Ridiculous, Next Step In Affirmative Consent
    A pervasive problem in discussions about rape and sexual assault is that the words are thrown about with reckless abandon.  When words are untethered to definitions, it’s impossible to know whether it’s a forcible gang rape…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Nov 26

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but merit Grits readers' attention.Wu: Reduce pot possession <.35 ounces to ticket-only misdemeanor Houston state Rep. Gene Wu has filed legislation, HB 325, to…
  • Nov 23

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition
    On Friday, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly wondered, "Will Rick Perry grant clemency to Max Soffar?" His post brought to mind two broader, related questions.First, will Rick Perry issue one more round of Christmas-time pardons, as has become…
  • Nov 23

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check
    The Austin Statesman has a good article (Nov. 22) on the impact of constant border deployments for game wardens, starting with a 19 percent drop in citations written in other parts of the state, as evidenced in the graphic below.But even more…
Rank this Week: 72

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 67

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: 77

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 97

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
  • Nov 27

    Legal Aid's New NYPD Misconduct Database

    Legal Aid's New NYPD Misconduct Database
    Courtesy www.legal-aid.orgNew York City's Legal Aid Society has a new data collection program called Cop Accountability Program, or CAP, which will gather a myriad of information about cops behaving badly. (Here). The brain trust behind CAP…
  • Nov 24

    No True Bill

    No True Bill
    The sad spectacle of the Ferguson grand jury's long, execrable march towards the inevitable no true bill vote is over. Details of the Michael Brown shooting aside, it has long been clear that whatever the outcome had been, there would be…
  • Nov 23

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime

    Blurred Lines: When FBI Informants Commit Crime
    Courtesy: FBI.govThat the FBI (and law enforcement generally) uses informants to gather information and make cases about other criminals is no secret. But what is law enforcement to do when it's informants want to keep committing crimes while…
Rank this Week: 142

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Nov 26

    Heroism and Pride in Ferguson

    Heroism and Pride in Ferguson
    This Reuters story is by far the most heartening I have seen coming out of Ferguson. Here's an excerpt:On Tuesday night, as police and soldiers took up positions in the parking lots of virtually every strip mall and big box...
  • Nov 26

    How to Ruin Thanksgiving in a Few Easy Steps [or Not]

    How to Ruin Thanksgiving in a Few Easy Steps [or Not]
    Heather Wilhelm has this article at Real Clear Politics with the above title (minus the bracketed part).  She pokes some fun at several articles that suggest you really should debate politics, religion, and hot-button social issues on…
  • Nov 26

    The Price of Accommodating the Mob

    The Price of Accommodating the Mob
    From the Washington Post, on the day before Thanksgiving (emphasis added):Even in the best of times, survival rates for small businesses don't inspire loads of confidence. Fifty percent of them close after four years.But Natalie DuBose…
Rank this Week: 129

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Nov 26

    Appeal Case Puts Class Action Lawsuits Under Microscope

    Appeal Case Puts Class Action Lawsuits Under Microscope
    Most American consumers have either received an email or postcard about a class action lawsuit or seen commercials from various legal forms informing the general public about these lawsuits where a collective group sues another entity, with…
  • Nov 24

    Salt Lake City Robbery Derailed by Clerk with Ax Handle

    Salt Lake City Robbery Derailed by Clerk with Ax Handle
    A man who attempted the robbery of a Salt Lake City convenience store on Sunday, Nov. 23, apparently chose the wrong store. The clerk fought back with an ax handle, and the suspect is now in jail on charges of robbery and aggravated assault.…
  • Nov 19

    Debt Collection Practices Result in Arrests; Spotlights Flaws in the System

    Debt Collection Practices Result in Arrests; Spotlights Flaws in the System
    For most people, it’s not a surprise that borrowing from a payday or title loan company is going to come with ridiculously high finance charges and interest rates. A recent report by the Utah Department of Financial Institutions…
Rank this Week: 143

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Nov 25

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned

    4 Reasons Why Justice Lori Douglas Finally Resigned
    I can’t imagine Justice Lori Douglas’ anguish over the protracted Judicial Inquiry that has been her life for the past four years. I wondered how she was able to carry on with the unrelenting battle, particularly after the…
  • Nov 24

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever

    Guest Post: The Most Expensive Divorces Ever
    Everyone knows that divorce can be an expensive process, but some of the sums involved in the world’s most expensive divorces are truly eye-watering. Expensive divorces have been in the news recently with the Russian oligarch Dmitry…
  • Nov 20

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?

    Why is No One Talking About Elder Abuse?
    Did you know that in thirty-five years one in four Canadians will be over the age of 65? Today our senior population is well over 5 million and expected to reach 10 million by 2036. We do know that as we age we become more vulnerable as our…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Nov 12

    Misdemeanor Offenders and Broken Windows Theory

    Misdemeanor Offenders and Broken Windows Theory
    CCI Executive Director Greg Berman recently had an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal highlighting both the work done at the Red Hook Community Justice Center and a new research project conducted by CCI in partnership with…
  • Oct 28

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right

    New BCS Group - Know Your Right
    Today, we began a new pilot group for BCS participants called "Know Your Rights," run by BCS partner organization MFY Legal Services. MFY Legal Services is an organization that provides free legal assistance to vulnerable and underserved…
  • Oct 15

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct

    BCS Helps Out with Special Graffiti Cleanup in the 44th Precinct
    BCS clients, crew supervisor and officers worked together on a special clean-up project in the 44th PrecinctBCS has worked with the Community Affairs Unit of the 44thprecinct removing graffiti for over seven years. We have a day…
Rank this Week: 131

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law

    New York’s New Cell Phone Law
    Effective Saturday, November 8, 2014, the penalties and fines for tickets for illegally using a cell phone and texting-while-driving will increase. The new law increases the maximum fines for texting and talking while driving. The maximum…
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
Rank this Week: 124

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 120

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 126

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

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

    When It Isn’t A Cop

    When It Isn&rsquo;t A Cop
    Police officer Darren Wilson wasn’t indicted for shooting Michael Brown. You shouldn’t be surprised, as Rick Horowitz concludes. Scott Greenfield explains the big lie too many people still believe, the idea that the grand jury in…
  • Nov 18

    A Suggested Policy Improvement

    A Suggested Policy Improvement
    When dealing with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, it’s important to understand that there’s pretty much a policy for everything. Like the “show no mercy” policy of a schoolyard bully or street thug,…
  • Nov 11

    Solving Nothing

    Solving Nothing
    The Arizona Republic recently reported about a Chandler police sergeant who was demoted and agreed to leave the department by the end of next year for ordering her subordinates to single out Native American shoplifters for being booked into…
Rank this Week: 178

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct

    Kidnapping, the Mistrial and Juror Misconduct
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Arkansas:  State v. Riley, 2014 WL 5494168 (2014).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the State of Arkansas, which prosecuted Quinton Riley for kidnapping,…
  • Nov 24

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi

    The FBI, the Protected Computer and Coram Nobi
    On December 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an information, alleging that on five occasions between January 19, 2007 and July 5, 2007, [Mark Thomas Rossini] `intentionally and knowingly exceeded his authorized access to a…
  • Nov 21

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu

    PokerStars, Murder and Habeas Corpu
    Richard Read “was convicted of murder, following a jury trial, and subsequently was sentenced to fifty years incarceration”, after which he appealed his conviction to the Appellate Court of Connecticut.  Read v. Commissioner…
Rank this Week: 257

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Former Atlanta Falcons RB Arrested on Charge of DUI

    Former Atlanta Falcons RB Arrested on Charge of DUI
    On Friday, November 21, 42-year-old former Atlanta Falcon running back Jamal Anderson was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this was Anderson’s second DUI arrest in 2 1/2…
  • Nov 25

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Found Guilty in Tax Scheme Defrauding IRS of More Than $6.2 Million

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Found Guilty in Tax Scheme Defrauding IRS of More Than $6.2 Million
    On Wednesday, November 19, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza, Happy Asker, had been convicted in a multi-million dollar tax fraud scheme defrauding the IRS of more than $6.2 million…
  • Nov 24

    Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for Black Friday and Throughout The 2014 Holiday Season

    Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for Black Friday and Throughout The 2014 Holiday Season
    Thanksgiving week often marks the beginning of holiday shopping for many people. While Black Friday was traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, it seems that people are taking to the stores (both online and off) earlier every…
Rank this Week: 232

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 259

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/
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka &quot;The Franchise&quot; Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 199

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Cake Boss Arrested for DUI in NYC

    Cake Boss Arrested for DUI in NYC
    Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, star of TLC’s popular reality cooking show “Cake Boss,” was arrested in Manhattan early Thursday for driving while intoxicated, according to police. Valastro, a resident of New Jersey,…
  • Nov 7

    Orange City Woman Receives 20 Years for DUI Deaths on State Road 44

    Orange City Woman Receives 20 Years for DUI Deaths on State Road 44
    A 31-year-old woman who killed two sisters in a 2012 DUI crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, the judge also ordered for the woman’s prison term to be followed by 10 years of probation, a stipulation that…
  • Oct 30

    Don’t Risk a DUI this Halloween

    Don’t Risk a DUI this Halloween
    Believe it or not, there are scarier things on Halloween than ghosts, werewolves and twisted clowns. Seeing police lights in your rear view mirror and knowing there is a possibility that you could be arrested and hauled off to jail to face…
Rank this Week: 198

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/
  • Nov 14

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix
    PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store. According to police…
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
  • Aug 4

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder
    PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix…
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Indefensible

Indefensible

The intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender. By David Feige.

http://davidfeige.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...

    The Bronx Freedom Fund -- Six Months in...
    WNYC did a nice piece this morning about our work at the Bronx Freedom Fund, and it seemed like a fitting lead-in to a quick review of how we've been doing the past six months.  For those of you unfamiliar with the fund (I am the…
  • Jan 22

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...

    The New York Times Writes about the Freedom Fund...
    Today the NYT has a piece about the Bronx Freedom Fund.  As chairman of the board, and a founder of the program I couldn't be more delighted that the times has found it fit to cover us.    It's been a long road to becoming the…
  • Nov 1

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New

    'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail time - NY Daily New
    As chair of the board, I couldn't be prouder that we're back in business!http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/jail-free-courtesy-bronx-fund-article-1.1503164'Bronx Freedom Fund' pays bail so poor misdemeanor defendants can avoid jail…
Rank this Week: 209

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 174

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Nov 27

    Assy & Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law

    Assy &amp; Menashe on Risk Assessment in Israel's Parole Law
    Rabeea Assy and Doron Menashe Sr. (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law) have posted The Catch-22 in Israel's Parole Law (Criminal Justice and Behavior, Volume 41, pp 1422-1436 (2014)) on SSRN....
  • Nov 26

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury

    More commentary on Ferguson grand jury
    At Slate, "Shadow Trial": This move to morph a grand jury inquiry, which is typically a short rundown of the case for the prosecution, into a trial-like parade of mountains of evidence raises serious issues about the rights of…
  • Nov 26

    "Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds"

    &quot;Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds&quot;
    From Reuters: Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds. Tamir E. Rice...
Rank this Week: 379

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 27

    The findings of fact implicit in the verdict are affirmed

    The findings of fact implicit in the verdict are affirmed
    The criminal defendant appeal the judgment of the County Court, Nassau County, convicting him of murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, robbery in the first degree, and of grand larceny and assault, and after a jury...
  • Nov 26

    General Construction Law § 65(a)(1)

    General Construction Law § 65(a)(1)
    In this case, we are asked whether a three- or six-year statute of limitations applies to causes of action for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty by a school district against a former member of the school board. We hold...
  • Nov 26

    Grand Central Station

    Grand Central Station
    On August 24, 2010, after a jury trial, defendants, AR and HT, were convicted of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (PL § 155.30[5]) and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree (PL § 165.40). Defendant, AR, moves,...
Rank this Week: 638

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 435

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Regulations Approved But Medical Marijuana Still Months Away

    Regulations Approved But Medical Marijuana Still Months Away
    After months of debate, and a fair amount of frustration the medical marijuana commission finally approved its draft regulations. A few deadlines were pushed back, and licensing fees may be higher than some investors had hoped, but in the…
  • Nov 18

    Convicted Drug Dealers Freed After FBI Misconduct

    Convicted Drug Dealers Freed After FBI Misconduct
    Just months ago United State's Attorney's Office praised the work of law enforcement in ending a complex Washington D.C. heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. The investigation and subsequent prosecution led to 14 felony convictions, with…
  • Nov 6

    Medical Marijuana Program Delayed Again

    Medical Marijuana Program Delayed Again
    Back in the spring, the Maryland General Assembly placed a September 15th deadline on the medical marijuana commission to formulate the program's policy. While that deadline may have been slightly ambitious, the goal was undoubtedly to…
Rank this Week: 613

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/
  • Nov 26

    Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Nov 26

    **Update** - Crash near Downey Injures 3

    **Update** - Crash near Downey Injures 3
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Nov 25

    Fatal Crash SH3 MP 17.6, District 2

    Fatal Crash SH3 MP 17.6, District 2
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 438

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Nov 26

    Plaintiff disclaimed coverage by letter dated June 16

    Plaintiff disclaimed coverage by letter dated June 16
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, this declaratory judgment action arises from an incident on October 23, 2007, in which complainant allegedly tripped and fell over a hose that lay across the sidewalk adjacent to the premises at…
  • Nov 25

    Christ the King Regional High School

    Christ the King Regional High School
    A Kings Construction Accident Lawyer said that, in an action for a judgment declaring that the defendant is obligated to defend and indemnify the plaintiffs in an underlying personal injury action, commenced in the Supreme Court, Kings…
  • Nov 23

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...

    The Coughlin Affd. cont...
    Plaintiff goes on to explain that she relocated to the Philadelphia area after September 30th because I obtained a job more suited to my financial and professional needs in the Philadelphia area. The injury case law defendants cite is…
Rank this Week: 285

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 606

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    ON RACE AND RIOTS

    ON RACE AND RIOTS
    On July 12, 1967, Newark, New Jersey erupted into flames and rioting when two white police officers stopped and beat a black cabbie for "passing by them"  in his cab. By July 17, 26 people were dead and more than 725 were…
  • Nov 24

    TIS THE SEASON

    TIS THE SEASON
    UPDATE: Our two remaining survivor pool players live another week, as both took the 49'ers who eked out a win over Washington. AHEM…..by INVITATION only. (If you're indicted, you're invited.)Item: The new judicial assignments…
  • Nov 23

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
    We roar into Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season with our Fantasy Football league very competitive, our two remaining survivor pool players in a death grip struggle for the title, and with football set for Sunday, Sunday night, two games Monday…
Rank this Week: 513

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/
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
  • Nov 24

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right

    Transmitting Retirement Accounts: Getting It Right
    Stewart E. Sterk & Melanie B. Leslie, Accidental Inheritance: Retirement Accounts and the Hidden Law of Succession, 89 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 165 (2014).Anne-Marie RhodesArticles routinely appear that serve up a simple, everyday scenario that has…
Rank this Week: 468

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson Q&A

    Ferguson Q&amp;A
    From Tumblr: I haven’t seen the actual evidence yet, so I’ll hold off on analyzing the case just yet. As for the prosecutor’s actions? I think it was a strategy of wussing out. Let me explain: I’m pretty sure the…
  • Mar 3

    Hello World!

    Hello World!
    Welp, I don’t know what I did, but back in December the site’s code got screwed up real bad. Fixing it was gonna take a huge chunk of time, and there always seemed to be something more important to do… and it wasn’t…
  • Nov 5

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”

    How to be a good lawyer: Keith Lee’s “The Marble and the Sculptor”
    The Marble and the Sculptor Keith Lee American Bar Association, November 2013, 180 pages, $24.95   I don’t like self-help books. They usually contain a single insight, repeated fifteen different ways, and padded out with anecdotes…
Rank this Week: 547

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Troopers are Watching You Text

    Troopers are Watching You Text
    I’ve written a lot about texting while driving, since it’s a big deal in traffic enforcement right now. And one question I’ve asked repeatedly is how the police can actually prove that you were texting. On the rare occasion…
  • Nov 24

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?

    Can The Judge Find You Guilty of Reckless Driving Even if You do Driving School?
    I talk to people all the time who assume doing a driving school will get them out of their reckless driving ticket. This is why you should always consult a local traffic attorney in the city or county where you were charged. © marketing…
  • Nov 20

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?

    Can You Recommend a Driving School or Reckless Aggressive Class in Maryland or North Carolina?
    I get this question all the time. If you need to attend driving school for your VA charge contact me today. You might be able to take an online class but in some cases, you might have to attend a class in Virginia. Contact for for a free case…
Rank this Week: 443