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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/
  • Dec 20

    Two Brooklyn Police Officers Shot and Killed

    Two Brooklyn Police Officers Shot and Killed
    Two Brooklyn police officers who were sitting in their patrol car were shot and killed by a lone gunman from Baltimore. The gunman shot himself in a nearby subway station. The Daily News has a graphic photo of him alive on a stretcher as he…
  • Dec 20

    Holidays: Remembering to Heart Your Favorite Blogger

    Holidays: Remembering to Heart Your Favorite Blogger
    December likely is the month that bloggers balance the ledger sheet and reassess their time commitment to blogging because of the financial drain. How many hours were spent blogging, how much money did it cost in lost income from their day…
  • Dec 20

    ISIS Plays Up Public Killings and Punishment

    ISIS Plays Up Public Killings and Punishment
    There have been a slew of ISIS videos showing public killings and punishment the past few days. Some take place after prayers when the public areas are already crowded. ISIS is clearly trying to impress upon the public that spying and…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, Visalia, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme he orchestrated. Curiel’s co-defendant and business…
  • Dec 19

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, has been charged with wire fraud for conducting a home loan modification scam that targeted individuals who were having difficulties making their mortgage payments.…
  • Dec 18

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diane Glatfelter, 48, Billerica, Massachusetts, was sentenced for wire fraud charges in connection with a bogus bank guaranty program. Glatfelter defrauded a real estate businessman who was seeking funding for a…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men
    SextortionIsn't it ironic that when the average citizen does it, it's a crime, but when the police do it for so called "sex stings", it's then magically ok? Video Description: Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 10

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
  • Dec 19

    Herbalife’s Fake Business Opportunity

    Herbalife’s Fake Business Opportunity
    In a video released this week, Pershing Square (the hedge fund that exposed the Herbalife fraud) contrasts Herbalife’s public statements about the “business opportunity” with the statements made behind closed doors.…
  • Dec 17

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement
    Bank statements can be incredibly useful when searching for hidden income during a divorce financial analysis. Both deposits and expenditures should be evaluated, and the process is explained in this video.
  • Dec 12

    College Rape Crisis Hoax

    College Rape Crisis Hoax
    We’ve all heard about this “college rape crisis” that has been manufactured and plastered all over the internet and media. The story line is that there is an incredibly high instance of rape on college campuses. The [false]…
Rank this Week: 12

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 20

    2011, “They Will Be OK,” Revisited

    2011, “They Will Be OK,” Revisited
    Oh sure, Chad Chadwick now gets an outpouring of support, but what about then?  What about the efforts of the brave SWAT team?  This was how it was reported in 2011: Officers were called to the Century Apartments in Sienna…
  • Dec 20

    Nominations are Open for the 6th Annual Jdog Memorial Best Criminal Law Blawg Post

    Nominations are Open for the 6th Annual Jdog Memorial Best Criminal Law Blawg Post
    It’s that time of year again! Time to recognize the effort and thoughtfulness of criminal law blawgers with our annual Best Criminal Law Blawg Post, which has been dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Joel Rosenberg. Unlike the…
  • Dec 19

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad

    Schools Have Rules: When Blind Boys Go Bad
    Sometimes boys hit other boys. Girls too, but let’s pretend for the sake of this post that gender isn’t really important, because the boy who hit another student here is 8-year-old Dakota Nafzinger, and he’s just a…
Rank this Week: 16

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: 27

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: 33

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
  • Dec 19

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right

    Write for Rights on Alcatraz: From A Prison to A Fortress of Human Right
    By: Shaudee Dehghan, Humera Durrani, Lisa Mueller-Dormann, Sarah Rubiaco Upon disembarking from the ferry it immediately became clear to all of us why Ai Weiwei chose the island to showcase his exhibit. The island’s ominous history as a…
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Rank this Week: 37

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 63

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: 50

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/
  • Dec 20

    Crash east of Mountain Home Blocks traffic

    Crash east of Mountain Home Blocks traffic
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Dec 18

    Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Unite to Stop Impaired Driving While Conducting Virtual Ride-Alongs on Twitter

    Treasure Valley Law Enforcement Unite to Stop Impaired Driving While Conducting Virtual Ride-Alongs on Twitter
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 12/18/14 at 8:20 a.m. MERIDIAN - Law enforcement officers…
  • Dec 17

    Correction: Semi Rollover in Elmore County

    Correction: Semi Rollover in Elmore County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Dec 17

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency…
  • Dec 16

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from…
  • Dec 15

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You…
Rank this Week: 78

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 20

    Immediate Reaction to the Police Assassination

    Immediate Reaction to the Police Assassination
    A couple of things we are certain to hear eight zillion times in the next couple of days:1.  "These killings were a senseless act."  Of course this is nonsense.  It made plenty of sense to Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the man who...
  • Dec 20

    What Happens When You Wage a Hate War Against the Police?

    What Happens When You Wage a Hate War Against the Police?
    This happens.The Washington Post story contains these paragraphs:Several hours before the shooting, a man believed to be the gunman wrote, "I'm putting wings on pigs today" on his Instagram page, the Post reported. The images showed a silver…
  • Dec 19

    Pakistan Resumes Execution

    Pakistan Resumes Execution
    Two convicted terrorists were hanged in Pakistan, AFP reports.Pakistan hung two convicted militants in the first executions in six years and security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants on Friday (Dec 19) as the country's leaders…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 103

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Dec 17

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen
    Eine Wohnungsdurchsuchung benötigt lediglich einen Anfangsverdacht. Dieser wird in der Praxis schnell von den Gerichten angenommen. Die Wohnung dient als Rückzugsort des Einzelnen und unterliegt daher dem besonderen Schutz der…
  • Dec 9

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung
    Der deutsche Komiker wurde bereits am ersten Verhandlungstag freigesprochen. Die Beweislage reichte für eine Verurteilung nicht aus. Der Komiker und Fernsehmoderator Karl Dall stand heute in Zürich wegen des Vorwurfs der…
  • Nov 25

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein
    Der Rapper und Jurastudent „Kollegah“ wurde vor wenigen Tagen vom Vorwurf der gefährlichen Körperverletzung (§ 224 StGB) freigesprochen. Das Gericht konnte nicht ausschließen, dass der bekannte Musiker in…
Rank this Week: 115

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Dec 16

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?

    Can I Get Jail Credit For Alcohol Treatment ?
    Under Tennessee's DUI laws ,  you can get jail credit for alcohol treatment on second offense DUI charges , third offense DUI charges , and felony DUI charges. . On July 1, 2014 , new laws went into effect granting jail credit…
  • Dec 8

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving

    Buzzed Driving Does Not Equal Drunk Driving
    As I was driving home from Memphis this past weekend , I heard quite a few radio spots . The theme of the ads was that " Buzzed Driving Equals Drunk Driving ". The ads are part of a campaign by the Tennessee Governor's Highway…
  • Dec 8

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II

    Abolishing the Grand Jury Part II
    In a follow up to last week's post on abolishing the grand jury process in Tennessee , Grits for Breakfast reported on a proposed bill  in Texas on abolishing the grand jury in Texas. The grand jury process may be in jeopardy .
Rank this Week: 123

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 108

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 120

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 20

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law

    Political Correctness Leads to “Merry Christmas” Law
    Texas governor Rick Perry signed a new law in 2013 called the “Merry Christmas” law. The new law protects Christmas and other holidays in Texas’ public schools from legal challenges. The law was initiated when Representative…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
Rank this Week: 160

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    KARMA KRAMER

    KARMA KRAMER
    Many years ago we were retained to represent a troubled man; he was a professional in his late twenties and had some issues with his recovery. He had some personal issues which made him vulnerable to manipulation, and in fact he fell into a…
  • Dec 18

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON

    BRINGING HOME THE BACON
    Over on the South Florida Lawyers Blog,  ("Summary judgment is fun and interesting!" ) they are covering Judge Shephard's massive smack down of Judge David Miller in this opening paragraph of the  opinion on a writ of…
  • Dec 16

    THE WORST OF THE WORST

    THE WORST OF THE WORST
    Hate is protected speech.We are publishing, with permission of the recipient, the anonymous hate mail sent to her by a coward.And make no mistake about it, a coward sent this.We are publicizing it to shame the coward.Oh, they might enjoy it…
Rank this Week: 202

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed

    How Zoe Quinn and Margaret Pless Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Killed
    Several weeks ago I heard about an interesting case raising First Amendment issue. In that case, Zoe Quinn, an online agitator and professional panhandler sought to silence her ex-boyfriend for sharing his tale of emotional abuse. Although…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Dec 18

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future

    Pondering the Ghosts of Christmas Pardons Past, Present and Future
    Will Texas Gov. Rick Perry issue one last round of Christmas-time pardons on his way out the door?The future of executive clemency looks bleak.Image from A Christmas Carol, 1951.Usually he'd do it this week. (The sign of a clemency geek: I've…
  • Dec 18

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority

    Antebellum Texas judges enjoyed sweeping habeas corpus authority
    Grits recently opined that, over the long arc of history, nearly all legislative involvement in habeas corpus has been to restrict judicial authority, with the creation of Texas' new junk science writ in 2013 cutting against the grain. To see…
  • Dec 17

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign
    Reactions are still rolling in to Rep. Joe Moody's proposal to reduce low-level marijuana possession to a civil offense with a $100 fine. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram chimed in with a favorable editorial (12/16), opining that "The cost of…
Rank this Week: 189

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 194

California Criminal Defense Blog

California Criminal Defense Blog

Covers drug crimes, legislation, sex crimes, sex offenses, and violent crimes. By Shouse Law Group.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape

    Elko man given life sentence for several rape
    Last week a District judge in Elko sentenced 77-year-old Grady Fisher to life in prison. He had been found guilty of several counts of sexually abusing young step-relatives. The crimes occurred in his Ryndon residence, which is a few miles…
  • Aug 13

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18

    Under California Law, Even a Comment Can Be a Crime: Penal Code 647.6 Makes it a Crime to “Annoy” or “Molest” a Child Under 18
    California law is especially vigilant when it comes to protecting minor children. Under California Penal Code 647.6, annoying or molesting a child under 18, something as seemingly innocent as a comment can be a crime. All it takes is a…
  • Jul 17

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction

    Travel Restrictions for a Felony Conviction
    Travel restrictions are often one of the consequences of a felony conviction in California. These can occur a number of ways. First, a judge may directly impose travel restrictions as a condition of probation. This may also include…
Rank this Week: 199

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 210

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 169

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 191

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 204

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 232

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: 236

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Third Offense DUI in Michigan (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County)

    Third Offense DUI in Michigan (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County)
    Amongst the realities that hit home like nothing else when you're facing a 3rd offense DUI charge is the realization that it's a felony, and that alone can stop some career paths dead in their tracks, while completely derailing other...
  • Dec 19

    Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record to get a License in Another State

    Clearing a Michigan hold on your Driving Record to get a License in Another State
    A Michigan Secretary of State hold on your driver's license prevents you from getting a license in another state. This simple fact derails a lot of plans, and frustrates a lot of former Michiganders. A huge part of my practice...
  • Dec 5

    Driver's License Restoration Guaranteed Win

    Driver's License Restoration Guaranteed Win
    For all of the information I put out about the Michigan driver's license restoration and clearance process, it is important for me to periodically remind the reader that I provide a guaranteed win for every case I take. The catch...
Rank this Week: 635

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/
  • Dec 19

    Kitzmueller on Enforcement of Police Videotaping

    Kitzmueller on Enforcement of Police Videotaping
    Martina Kitzmueller (University of New Mexico - School of Law) has posted Are You Recording This?: Enforcement of Police Videotaping (Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Increasing numbers of police…
  • Dec 19

    Urs on Children's Accounts of Crime

    Urs on Children's Accounts of Crime
    Tara Urs has posted Can the Child Welfare System Protect Children Without Believing What They Say? (New York University Review of Law & Social Change, Vol. 38, No. 2, p. 305, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Kennedy...
  • Dec 19

    Wasserman on Moral Panics and Body Camera

    Wasserman on Moral Panics and Body Camera
    Howard M. Wasserman (Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law) has posted Moral Panics and Body Cameras (Wash. U. L. Rev. Commentaries (Nov. 18, 2014), Wash. U. L. Rev. (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Dec 19

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force
    Many Phoenix residents are familiar with the annual Holiday DUI task force, which consists of increased police efforts to curb drinking and driving throughout metro Phoenix. Valley residents can expect heightened police surveillance on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 633

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message
    After Dwight Corey Kennedy was charged – in a “seven-count information” – with “possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded gun (Health & Safety Code § 11370.1(a), possession of…
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
Rank this Week: 391

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/
  • Dec 18

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    The decedent underwent three open heart surgeries within a period of less than twenty-four hours. Evidence was offered that the defendant's malpractice necessitated the second and third surgeries. Hospital records record a pain level of 10…
  • Dec 16

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    CPLR 1601(1) does not address situations, such as here, where the alleged non-party tortfeasor is the State of New York which cannot be joined as a co-defendant in the Supreme Court. The prevailing view, however, is that apportionment against…
  • Dec 14

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont

    Dr. BK and Dr. JM ...cont
    Dr. JM, a board certified cardiac surgeon and professor in heart surgery at the University of Minnesota, testified regarding his training in Central America, Germany and Minnesota, his more than 120 publications on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 362

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Jury convicts man who pled “stand your ground” defense

    Jury convicts man who pled “stand your ground” defense
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   A 30-year-old Montana man has been convicted of deliberate homicide in the April 27, 2014 shooting death of…
  • Dec 10

    Notes of caution sounded on across-the-board police body-camera use

    Notes of caution sounded on across-the-board police body-camera use
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   The move is on—in the wake of riots and protests over police shooting and choking deaths of two…
  • Dec 3

    Free-speech guardians worry man’s conviction may lead to criminalization of rap music

    Free-speech guardians worry man’s conviction may lead to criminalization of rap music
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   The Supreme Court entertained arguments this week in a case that could lead to the criminalization of some…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Dec 17

    Looking Forward To Torture

    Looking Forward To Torture
    When President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for "all offenses against the United States," he stated that it was out of concern for the "immediate future of this great country."  He should have considered the longer term. Inevitably,…
  • Dec 3

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It
    There is a brilliant scene towards the end of an old Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Larry David (having earlier in the show mistaken a well-dressed black man for a valet) parks his car, walks away and after a black…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 593

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 332

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche
      The risk, for the government, when it “throws it all up against the barn Hon. Judge Harry Pregersonto see what sticks?”   You may draw the wrong barn.   United States v. Camou, 2014 WL 6980135 (9thCir.…
  • Dec 12

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598…

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598 (12-11-14)(Pregerson with Fisher and Gwinnett, D.J.). A search incident to arrest, ends with the arrest. It can only occur when (1) the search is of the person or immediate vicinity; and (2) be spatially and…
  • Dec 9

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517…

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (Sotomayor, J. for a unanimous Court) --- Rule 606(b) of the Federal Rules of Evidence does not permit the introduction of an affidavit from one juror that alleges that another juror lied in response to…
Rank this Week: 401

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 13

    Our (Embarrassing) Contribution To The Dialogue

    Our (Embarrassing) Contribution To The Dialogue
    While the rest of the country protests the killing of unarmed black men by police, a group of conspicuously non-black demonstrators in Phoenix had themselves a little “pro-police rally.” The head boot licker organizer offered his…
  • Dec 9

    We’re Gonna Need The Hardly Boys For This One…

    We’re Gonna Need The Hardly Boys For This One…
    It was a mystery for the ages, the crime of the century. A few scratcher lottery tickets and/or some cash swiped from a convenience store counter. In broad daylight. The nerve! Police interviewed the clerk, who said he didn’t just…
  • Dec 8

    More Than Race

    More Than Race
    I’m hesitant to write a post making a similar point to my last one, but as one article after another comes out discussing racism in this country in the wake of another white cop avoiding indictment after murdering an unarmed black man,…
Rank this Week: 528

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway
    In Florida, a lot of drug arrests stem from simple traffic stops. One way for a criminal defense attorney to attack such a case would be to challenge the legality of the initial stop. While this may be difficult when a police officer is…
  • Dec 8

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge
    In Florida, it is a felony for a person to bring contraband into the jail. Many of these cases involve a person who is arrested with drugs on them and do not want to tell the police officer the drugs are there. The police officer does not…
  • Dec 5

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?
    There has been a lot of publicity about grand juries due to the recent decisions involving police officers and homicides where the grand juries have decided not to move forward with indictments. Along with the publicity, there has been a lot…
Rank this Week: 254

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Dec 8

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS

    Your Story is Your Only Hope - So start listening to Serial on PBS
     “For the last year, I’ve spent every working day trying to figure out where a high school kid was for an hour after school one day in 1999. Or, if you want to get technical about it (and apparently I do), where a high school…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
  • Nov 24

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!

    Panel Kills Public Defender Changes in Idaho - Don't Blame the Defenders!
     From the Idaho Statesman tonight:  "Four years ago, a report from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association found that Idaho is violating its Sixth Amendment obligations to defendants. Public defenders across the state were…
Rank this Week: 279