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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/
  • Apr 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

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: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
  • Apr 22

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud

    Jury Convicts Loan Officer and New York Corrections Officer of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Constantinou, 57, Unionville, Connecticut, and Jacques Kelly, 48, Poughkeepsie, New York, were convicted by a federal jury for their roles in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme arising from the fraudulent purchases of more than 40…
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)

    NCMEC - Hope Is Why We're Here (Misleading Video)
    This video is misleading. This organization DOES NOT make children any safer from criminals, they only come in after the fact to help find the person dead or alive. That is a big difference! They say they help prevent and solve crimes. How…
  • Apr 22

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too

    MO - Sex offenders have to make a living, too
    Original Article 04/19/2014 As president of a national organization that advocates for the families of sex offender registrants, I take exception to the following insensitive statement made by Rep. Genise Montecillo in the article: "Most…
  • Apr 20

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
  • Apr 22

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of…
  • Apr 21

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy

    Convicted felon, sex offender shot during confrontation with deputy
    4-21-2014 Florida: OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a deputy during a traffic stop in the Indian Point subdivision in Osceola County Sunday. The deputy was in the middle of arresting Ridge David…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 24

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: 29

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 32

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win
    The name of the case is Paroline v. United States, but the case is all about Amy. Amy, Amy, Amy.  As I read the syllabus to the opinion, itself ponderous, my thoughts went to whether a young woman would have made herself the key figure…
  • Apr 23

    A Simple Rule, Slip-Slided Away

    A Simple Rule, Slip-Slided Away
    Until yesterday, we had a relatively clear rule for police to follow: an anonymous tip must be corroborated before it rises to the level necessary to seize a person.  Then the Supreme Court decided Navarette v. California. …
  • Apr 23

    Soft Money Loves An Easy Target

    Soft Money Loves An Easy Target
    A recurring question is why criminal defense lawyers are underrepresented in government positions, whether judicial, legislative or executive. The easy answer is that we’re easy targets, having spent our careers as gladiators, defenders…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
  • Apr 22

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report
    On Texas Public Radio, LBJ School instructor Michele Deitch and TDCJ guard union president Lance Lowry were interviewed yesterday on the subject of Gov. Rick Perry's declaration that Texas won't comply with new Prison Rape Elimination Act…
  • Apr 22

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'
    A new report (pdf) titled "Deadly Heat in Texas Prison" from the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law argues that, "The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is currently violating the human and constitutional…
  • Apr 22

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into individual Grits posts but deserve readers' attention:Innocence Project of Texas in the newsMy employers at the Innocence Project of Texas received some good press in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, March 2014. There are many different definitions of income that can be used in family law cases. Local law will play a big part in defining income, but in more…
  • Apr 3

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna
    Francine McKenna is an investigative reporter who focuses her writings on the auditing profession. She blogs at re: The Auditors, and also writes for financial publications such as Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, and more. In…
  • Apr 1

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Apr 23

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura

    How You Can Help Defend Journalists in Hondura
    The role of journalists becomes even more important when the government fails to investigate abuses. But the impunity that makes journalists so necessary also creates even greater danger for them.
  • Apr 22

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial

    URGENT: 528 Men Sentenced to Death in Mass Trial
    You can help stop this mass, grotesque violation of human rights: sign Amnesty's petition calling on Egyptian authorities to overturn the 528 death sentences.
  • Apr 22

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage

    How the Vietnamese Government is Using Its Political Prisoners to Gain Leverage
    The Vietnamese government moves prisoners of conscience in and out of prison, whenever it seems like a favorable move. Its latest release of prisoners may merely be a publicity stunt.
Rank this Week: 62

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 23

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation
    The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty has issued a draft of its Final Report and Recommendations. A group of prosecutors have also released a...
  • Apr 23

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor
    "Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes in Arizona," is the AP report, via KTAR-FM. The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty, sending it to Gov.…
  • Apr 23

    Mother Jones Focuses Attention on a Controversial Georgia Case

    Mother Jones Focuses Attention on a Controversial Georgia Case
    Marc Bookman takes an in-depth look a the Georgia case of Robert Holsey in, "This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case," at Mother Jones. The second part of the article is, "The Georgia Supreme...
Rank this Week: 77

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: 105

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/
Rank this Week: 109

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information

    Mass. SJC Rules Probable Cause Required to Obtain Cell Site Location Information
    In a recent decision in Commonwealth v. Shabazz Augustine, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that prosecutors seeking access to a defendant's cellular site location information are first required to obtain a search warrant based…
  • Mar 5

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal

    Massachusetts SJC Rules Peeping Tom "Upskirting" Not Illegal
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today decided the case of Commonwealth v. Michael Robertson and considered the issue of whether secretly photographing or videotaping a person in a nude or partially nude state is illegal. The court…
  • Dec 30

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional

    Federal Judge Says NSA Data Gathering Constitutional
    A New York federal judge ruled that the United States government's phone gathering system is constitutional and a necessary measure to combat possible terrorist attacks against the country. The judge further ruled that Congress was within…
Rank this Week: 121

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”

    “Extradited Briton Babar Ahmad admits terrorism offences”
    BBC on December 10, 2013 released the following: By: Dominic Casciani “A British man who spent eight years fighting extradition to the US has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Babar Ahmad, 39, from south London, admitted conspiracy…
  • Oct 3

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”

    “Alleged Al-Qaeda Member Extradited to U.S. to Face Charges in Terrorism Conspiracy”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on October 3, 2013 released the following: “Defendant and Others Planned Suicide Bomb Attack Against Americans in Europe WASHINGTON— Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian national, has been…
  • Oct 3

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”

    “Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi extradited to US on terror charges”
    BBC on October 3, 2013 released the following: “A Tunisian man jailed in Belgium in 2003 for planning to attack a Nato air base has been extradited to the US to face further charges. Nizar Trabelsi faces several charges linked to the…
Rank this Week: 129

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
  • Nov 18

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

    “More Americans ditch their passports”
    CNN Money on November 14, 2013 released the following: By Lynnley Browning “FORTUNE — Time to dump your American passport — and with it, presumably, your bothersome U.S. tax bill. The reason, international tax lawyers say,…
  • Oct 3

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 144

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/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Rank this Week: 170

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving

    Southwest Florida State Representative Arrested for Drunken Driving
    On Monday April 21, Southwest Florida state Representative Dane Eagle was pulled over after running a red light and striking a curb.  Eagle, 30, was accused of drunken driving and subsequently arrested after refusing to submit to a field…
  • Apr 23

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan

    Man Gets Behind Wheel with Suspended License After Arrest for Speedy Lap Around Manhattan
    In August of 2013, 32-year-old Adam Tang, also known as “Afroduck,” was arrested for speeding around Manhattan in 24 minutes.  According to Fox News, Tang made a 26 mile loop around the city in just over 24 minutes.  The…
  • Apr 22

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest

    Alexandria Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrest
    On Friday April 18, Alexandria, LA police officers were patrolling an area when they noticed a man who had an active warrant driving a vehicle.  After making contact with Adam Nick, officers noticed that the suspect seemed to be…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    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…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    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…
  • Apr 21

    Update-Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill

    Update-Crash on I15 Near Inkom Causes Spill
    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…
Rank this Week: 175

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Apr 18

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?

    Are High Frequency Traders Playing Fast and Loose With the Rules?
    When high frequency trading (HFT) first crept into the public consciousness, it related to primarily to the question of whether rapid, computer driven trading posed risks to the safety and stability of the trading markets.  Now it…
  • Apr 16

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching

    Offshore Accounts? IRS is Watching
    If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution. The IRS initially began this open-ended Offshore Voluntary…
  • Apr 4

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle

    My, What Long Arms You Have, Uncle
    Here’s a visual: Uncle Sam extending his arms around the world, reaching out for his citizens, wherever they may be. He may resemble a candy-striped Gumby, with disproportionately long rubbery arms spanning the globe. The visual is not…
Rank this Week: 147

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

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

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

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

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 146

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 337

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 318

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 22

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule

    First whistleblower not entitled to share in settlement of second one’s case, Fifth Circuit rule
    On April 16, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion in U.S. ex rel. Smart v. Christus Health rejected the argument of one whistleblower that he was entitled to a share of the proceeds of a settlement received by…
  • Apr 21

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection

    Eighth Circuit affirms $8 million whistleblowers’ award over government’s objection
    On April 10, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in U.S. ex rel. Rille v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP rejected the government’s appeal of an Arkansas District Judge’s decision to award whistleblowers a share of two settlements in…
  • Apr 20

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case

    Astellas pays $7.3 million to settle off-label pharma case
    On April 16, the Department of Justice announced that Illinois-based Astellas Pharma US had settled a suit, originally filed by a former sales representative, that the company promoted its drug Mycamine for off-label uses. According to…
Rank this Week: 267

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Child Killed in Deadly South Carolina Car Accident

    Child Killed in Deadly South Carolina Car Accident
    According to the local reports, an eleven (11) year old boy was killed in a deadly car accident near Pendleton, South Carolina. The Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, near the Cherry Street…
  • Apr 7

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School

    A Rock Hill Woman Arrested for DUI While Driving her Child to School
    A Rock Hill woman was arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) after she apparently had too much to drink before driving her child to school that morning. According to a police report, the incident occurred around…
  • Apr 2

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child

    Man Sentenced After DUI Crash Kills 6-Year-Old Child
    A Lexington, South Carolina man, who was accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in a drunken crash, has pleaded guilty to a felony DUI.   He has been sentenced to spend the next 10 years in prison, and pay a $15,000 fine.  It is…
Rank this Week: 342

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    74-year-old Pasadena man dies after alleged domestic violence

    74-year-old Pasadena man dies after alleged domestic violence
    Pasadena, CA -- People who've been charged with a crime can often find themselves facing new charges as investigators uncover new evidence or as the condition of a crime victim worsens. Conspiracy and weapons charges are often added on to...
  • Apr 18

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion

    Men with ties to Armenian Power gang convicted of fraud and extortion
    Central California -- On Thursday three men associated with the Armenian Power street gang were convicted in a massive racketeering and extortion case, which included charges related to debit card skimming at 99 Cents Only stores in Southern…
  • Apr 18

    3 teenage boys arrested for assault against homeless woman

    3 teenage boys arrested for assault against homeless woman
    Lancaster, CA -- Southern California is often portrayed as a glamorous place. Hollywood is, after all, where dreams come true. But for the many homeless residents of LA and Orange County, that image can ring decidedly hollow. In addition…
Rank this Week: 332

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: 211

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 16

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse

    Hetero Couple Divorce in Order to Remarry as Same-Sex Spouse
    Are you as confused as I am between sexual orientation and gender? Are you clear on what the difference is between transvestites, transsexuals, transgendered, or cross-dressers? Me too, I can’t figure it all out, but perhaps the story…
  • Apr 12

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her

    Divorcee Bites the Hand that Feeds Her
    We all know that it is unwise to “bite the hand that feeds you”. What that means in divorce litigation is that it would be foolish to tip off Revenue Canada or the IRS that your spouse is cheating them, at least until you have…
  • Apr 11

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score

    Wife/Mother Uses 357 Magnum to Settle Score
    Linda Cooney is a woman with a 357 caliber Magnum revolver and a penchant for shooting it. To date she has shot and killed her husband, James Cooney, an event that occurred 23 years ago, and most recently in 2011, her son, Kevin Cooney, who…
Rank this Week: 309

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Apr 7

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law

    Illinois Compassionate Use of Marijuana and DUI Law
    Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois legalized the medical use of marijuana. In order to do so, it became necessary to change Illinois DUI law since driving with any amount of marijuana in a person's system is illegal and may subject the…
  • Mar 17

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park

    Chicago Rapper Chief Keef Arrested for DUI in Highland Park
    Chief Keef (real name Keith Cozart) was charged earlier this month with driving under the influence of drugs by Highland Park police. According to authorities, on March 5 at approximately 12:40 a.m., Keef was pulled over in the 2600 block of…
  • Mar 7

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse

    Man Accused of Phoning Bomb Threat While at Maywood Courthouse
    Carlos Davilla, 34, of Cicero is accused of calling in a bomb threat at Maywood Courthouse prior to his appearance on a retail theft case earlier this week. According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Davilla made a phone call from a pay…
Rank this Week: 220

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law, juvenile law, and domestic violence. By the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein.

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

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right

    OC District Attorney's Office Accused of Violating Constitutional Right
    Recently the Orange County Public Defender's Office filed a 500 page brief with the Orange County Superior Court alleging that their client, Scott Dekraai, had his Constitutional Rights violated by intentional misconduct by the Orange County…
  • Jan 31

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...

    No More DMV? No More DUI's? Could it happen...
    No more DUIs? No more car accidents? No more driving on a suspended license? No more rites of passage like getting your drivers license at 16? You mean the DMV doesn't exist? Well yes, there could be lots of benefits to the concept car…
  • Jan 21

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?

    Can Police Search Your Cell Phone After a Traffic Stop in Orange County, CA?
    Imagine you are driving along and you get pulled over for a registration violation. The police officer asks for your cell phone along with your drivers license and insurance card. You say what? You have a right to have my cell phone?? The…
Rank this Week: 301

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 260

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Double-Murderer Put to Death: The state of Missouri executed 57-year-old William Rousan early Wednesday morning for his role in the 1993 murders of an elderly farming couple.  Carey Gillam of Reuters reports that Rousan, along…
  • Apr 23

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor

    What to Do About Over-Zealous Prosecutor
    First, we have to define what an over-zealous prosecutor is. That's the easy part:  An over-zealous prosecutor is one who's awake during business hours.Second, we have to devise a plan of action.  You might think that endless…
  • Apr 23

    On the Radio Discussing DOJ's Clemency Policy

    On the Radio Discussing DOJ's Clemency Policy
    A very quick note:  I will be on public radio station KCRW in Los Angeles in a few minutes to talk about DOJ's clemency initiative announced this morning....
Rank this Week: 487

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The court is satisfied that the court met its obligation to hear the "offer of proof". Defense counsel was twice given an opportunity to summarize the evidence and explain its relevance without restriction by the court. Indeed,…
  • Apr 23

    New York City Penitentiary

    New York City Penitentiary
    The two questions to which the witness claimed privilege were only incidental and collateral and, clearly, the error was not substantial enough to justify a reversal. Furthermore, any error which may have been committed was obviated by the…
  • Apr 23

    Ventimiglia hearing

    Ventimiglia hearing
    During the trial, the defense counsel noted that he had just received information as to the nature of the uncharged crimes which the People intended to introduce during their direct examination of the defendant. The defendant objected to…
Rank this Week: 803

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 652

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 529

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee
     Given the facts alleged in the SEC Case, TelexFree appears to be engaged in a classic Ponzi scheme. - Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee  The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy cases of TelexFree, LLC, TelexFree,…
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
  • Apr 21

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution

    Zeek Receiver Slams Lawyers' Efforts To Redirect Claim Distribution
    The court-appointed receiver overseeing efforts to recover funds for victims of the $600 million ZeekRewards Ponzi scheme has again reserved strong words for efforts by certain victims' lawyers to have distributions sent to their law offices,…
Rank this Week: 463

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg & Box, LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
  • Mar 25

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS CHARGES AND PENALTIES
    The penalties and fines for possession, distribution, growing, and driving under the influence (DUI) of cannabis span a range from probation to 30 years in prison. When you are charged with any crime relating to cannabis, you should consult…
  • Oct 8

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS

    RECKLESS DRIVING GUIDE FOR DUI AND TRAFFIC LAW PRACTITIONERS IN ILLINOIS
    You are prepared to try your client's DUI case. You are looking forward to the trial because you've got a good case and you are confident of a not guilty verdict. Suddenly, the State offers a plea to dismiss the DUI if your client pleads…
Rank this Week: 686

Illinois DUI

Illinois DUI

Covers Illinois DUI law, including penalties, evidence (breath, blood and urine testing), and defenses. By Lewis B. Gainor.

http://www.illinoisdui.us/
  • Apr 23

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving

    Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip of drunk driving
    The nation’s highest court gave police broad powers to stop vehicles based on anonymous tips in a recent opinion. In the Navarette v. California case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the police can pull over a vehicle based…
  • Apr 1

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail

    Illinois law penalizes speeding 35 mph over the limit with up to one year in jail
    Drive too fast and you might go to jail. No, seriously. And if you have been pulled over for speeding by a State Trooper, you may have been told the same thing. Under a new law in Illinois, speeding 35 MPH over the posted limit is a Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36

    Vehicle seizure after Illinois DUI arrest: civil forfeiture under Article 36
    For years, DUI offenders have had to worry about their driver’s licenses and the possibility of incarceration. But recently, prosecutors have given defendants another cause for concern. The government can seize a DUI offender’s…
Rank this Week: 735

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/
  • Apr 23

    State Control of Black Mother

    State Control of Black Mother
    Dorothy E. Roberts, Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers, 59 UCLA L. Rev. 1474 (2012).Donna CokerDorothy Roberts has long provided insightful analysis of the ways in which criminal justice policies police black…
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
Rank this Week: 668

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Cohan & Mangum's Credibility

    Cohan & Mangum's Credibility
    William D. Cohan’s book tour has featured a full-throated defense of prosecutorial misconduct. The prosecutor who withheld exculpatory evidence in violation of North Carolina law is, instead, “honorable.” The district…
  • Apr 21

    Cohan Does C-SPAN

    Cohan Does C-SPAN
    Sunday evening, author William D. Cohan made the longest appearance (a full hour) of his book publicity tour, on C-SPAN’s Q&A. Cohan continued his aggressive defense of the book’s twin theses: (1) that “something…
  • Apr 20

    New Evidence from Karen R. Long?

    New Evidence from Karen R. Long?
    In his (excellent) review of William D. Cohan’s Nifong apologia, Stuart Taylor commented on an oddity of the book’s roll-out—the “amazing succession of puff-piece reviews” that have appeared in some reputable…
Rank this Week: 831

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 22

    Teenage Suspect Arrested for Alleged Role in Utah Woman’s Murder

    Teenage Suspect Arrested for Alleged Role in Utah Woman’s Murder
    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the suspected aggravated murder of a Taylorsville woman, shortly before he was scheduled to fly out of the country to El Salvador. What Happened? The victim was discovered after family…
  • Apr 21

    What is Utah Asset Forfeiture? Why Do Police Target Out of State Drivers?

    What is Utah Asset Forfeiture? Why Do Police Target Out of State Drivers?
    Asset forfeiture is simply defined as law enforcement’s ability to seize a person’s assets. Many out of state drivers are targeted by the police as involved in the drug trade as couriers with either drugs (meth, cocaine or…
  • Apr 21

    What Asset Forfeiture is and How it Can Affect You

    What Asset Forfeiture is and How it Can Affect You
    Asset forfeiture is simply defined as law enforcement’s ability to seize a person’s assets. Assets are tangible possessions that hold value, such as a car, home, jewelry, cash, etc. Forfeiture is the actual act of taking those…
Rank this Week: 439