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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 28

    Drug Mule's Cocaine Pellets Burst on Plane

    Drug Mule's Cocaine Pellets Burst on Plane
    Colmin Smith, age 48, was flying from Antigua to London with 239 grams of cocaine (about 1/2 pound) in pellets in his stomach. Shortly after the packed Virgin Atlantic flight took off, the pellets burst. He managed to tell a flight attendant…
  • Jul 28

    ISIS Turns Against John McCain in Latest Publication

    ISIS Turns Against John McCain in Latest Publication
    ISIS released the second edition of Dabiq, its glossy magazine yesterday, titled "It’s Either the Islamic State or the Flood"." There's a drawing of a big ark on the cover. While they certainly have mastered graphic design -- the issue…
  • Jul 27

    Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing

    Trial Monday on Production of Missing Video From OKC Bombing
    Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue has been fighting for years to obtain videos referenced in Secret Service and FBI timelines of the Oklahoma City Bombing investigation. Trial in his FOIA lawsuit (see IntelFiles case page for background) begins…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

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

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

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

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction
    Ronald L. Roberts, 54, Town and Country, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme. According to court…
  • Jul 28

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan
    Jeffrey Witt, 39, St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County, Missouri, home, which did not actually belong to him, using an associate to…
  • Jul 25

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Charles Espinel, 61, and Jeannette Espinel, 58, Daly City, California, a former 32 year FBI employee and his wife, pleaded guilty in federal court to Bank Fraud charges for their roles in securing mortgages based on fraudulent loan…
Rank this Week: 5

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 25

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution

    The Emergency Hearing During the Execution
    The transcript of the Wood v. Ryan telephone hearing for a Motion for Emergency Stay of Execution is available in Adobe .pdf format. The Arizona Capitol Times reports, "Killer was given two doses of lethal injection drugs in…
  • Jul 25

    Today's New York Time

    Today's New York Time
    As I shift to additional Arizona coverage, I want to link to today's New York Times report, "A Prolonged Execution in Arizona Leads to a Temporary Halt," for a current overview. It's by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. The Arizona...
  • Jul 25

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned

    Two Kansas Death Sentences Overturned
    The Kansas Supreme Court ruling in Kansas v. Reginald Carr is available in Adobe .pdf format, as is the ruling in Kansas v. Jonathan Carr. "Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned," is by Amy Renee Leiker of the Wichita...
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: 29

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Lawmakers consider amending sex offender law

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

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

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

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 46

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

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

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate
    A reporter pointed me to this page on the Texas DPS website titled "Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data" posting material that Col. Steve McCraw has been using to promote the state's beefed up border strategy. Check it out.The data, though, lack…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 63

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: 71

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime
    Michal Gilad (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Young and the Helpless: Re-Defining the Term 'Child Victim of Crime' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Children are the most highly victimized segments of our society. At…
  • Jul 27

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 329 Katz Has Only One Step: The Irrelevance of Subjective Expectations Orin S. Kerr George Washington University - Law School Date…
  • Jul 27

    "NYT series on legalization of marijuana, still a Fourth Amendment issue"

    "NYT series on legalization of marijuana, still a Fourth Amendment issue"
    FourthAmendment.com links to the New York Times series on legalization.
Rank this Week: 83

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 25

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri

    Time to Appeal Jones v. Chappell, Ms. Harri
    Today in Los Angeles, Judge Cormac Carney entered final judgment on Claim 27 of Jones v. Chappell, his absurd decision that delay in the review of capital cases is a reason to change a death sentence to life imprisonment.Federal Rule...
  • Jul 25

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Northern California City Struggling Under Realignment: A California State Senator has dubbed Redding, CA as one of the cities hit hardest by Realignment after taking a tour of the Shasta County Jail earlier this week.  Vienna Montague of…
  • Jul 25

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime

    Culture, Values, Politics and Crime
    A commenter recently took me to task, disturbed that I criticized the Administration for its tepid response to the Russian-sponsored mass murder of 298 people in the Ukraine.  The commenter thought my remarks went too far in the…
Rank this Week: 76

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jul 23

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

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

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”

    “FBI, Interpol Host Critical Infrastructure Symposium”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on July 8, 2014 released the following: “Director Comey Addresses the Importance of Partnerships 07/08/14 FBI Director James Comey was in Miami yesterday, where he spoke at the opening of the…
  • Dec 10

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

    Eighteen sheriff’s deputies charged by FBI LA in an alleged inmate-abuse probe
    The Guardian on December 9, 2013 released the following: Associated Press in Los Angeles “Federal officials on Monday unsealed five criminal cases filed against 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, as part…
Rank this Week: 90

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    An Open Letter To Kamala Harri

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

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

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

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    When The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream
    While outraged conservatives fear that President Obama's exchange of five Taliban prisoners for the release of POW Bowe Bergdhal will precipitate terrorist attacks from Islam Jihadists, they conveniently ignore the…
Rank this Week: 95

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 28

    If You Can’t Fubar, Then Why Bother?

    If You Can’t Fubar, Then Why Bother?
    For those of you who don’t read the comments, you’re missing something quite remarkable.  An anon commenter here, who goes by the handle Fubar, has taken to offering comments that make my posts pale in comparison: Excerpted…
  • Jul 27

    The Gray Lady Gets High

    The Gray Lady Gets High
    In one sense, it may not come as a huge shock that the New York Times editorial board has decided to go public in support of ending the federal prohibition on marijuana.  After all, its liberal credentials are renown, and…
  • Jul 27

    The Silence of the Witnesse

    The Silence of the Witnesse
    The role played by sociology professor Danielle Dirks, in counseling the purported Occidental College victim to cry rape despite having engaged in consensual sex, became widely known from the publishing of publicly available court…
Rank this Week: 121

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

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

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Jul 26

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

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

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture

    Reining In Civil Forfeiture
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has sponsored a bill that would substantively limit the federal government's ability to seize private property under civil forfeiture laws. In simple terms, the federal government currently has the right to seize…
  • Jul 25

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word

    Stephen Gillers' Unfortunate Choice of Word
    Stephen Gillers is a widely respected expert on the legal profession and a go-to person for journalists looking for a quote on lawyers' conduct. For some reason, the New York Times sought out a soundbite from Gillers about the increasing…
Rank this Week: 104

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
  • Jul 25

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

    VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!
    More than a million Amnesty activists like you helped secure the release Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death because of her religious beliefs.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
  • Jul 24

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too

    Why #WeAreAfrica and You are Too
    Civil society must be included in all sessions of the US-Africa summit for President Barack Obama to honor fully his commitment to human rights and good governance.
Rank this Week: 148

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 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…
  • Jul 14

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?

    What is a Required Finding of Not Guilty and How Does it Work?
    The duty of the office of the district attorney in Massachusetts is not only to prosecute cases but to screen criminal allegations to determine if in fact a crime was committed. Sometimes this screening process fails. Young prosecutors…
Rank this Week: 128

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

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

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue

    Supreme Court Lifts Stay of Execution; Lethal Injection Debate Continue
    The practice of capital punishment has long been debated in this country. Opponents argue that the death penalty goes against the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment. Given recent debacles as a…
  • Jul 21

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident

    Reckless Driving Possibly to Blame in Utah I-215 Accident
    In what appears to be a case of reckless driving, on Friday, July 18, the driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse lost control of his vehicle on I-215 causing an accident that backed up traffic for 45 minutes. Not Drunk, Just Dumb On Friday evening,…
  • Jul 16

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth

    Proposed Federal Prosecutor Integrity Act Seeks Balance and Truth
    Even though we live in a country where a defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty, the United States justice system has long been viewed as heavily one-sided in favor of the prosecution. With more personnel, financial and other…
Rank this Week: 140

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 146

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/
Rank this Week: 159

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
  • Jul 10

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other
    Attempts to silence critics of multi-level marketing companies (often referred to as legalized pyramid schemes) are nothing new. I have been on the receiving end of numerous threats  and one very large legal action for my criticism of…
  • Jul 3

    Creating an Investigative Policy

    Creating an Investigative Policy
    An investigative policy is an important tool to help manage the process of initiating a corporate fraud investigation. Doing so will help bring uniformity to the evaluation of fraud allegations, and it will help guide management through the…
Rank this Week: 168

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

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

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES
    In the arena of criminal law in Miami, Assistant Public Defender Brian McDonald has seen it all and done it all and given all to his clients.  He was here during the McDuffie and Lozano riots, and the crack scourge and the cocaine…
  • Jul 23

    BREAKDOWN!

    BREAKDOWN!
    (In a resigned voice as if he says this 100's of times a day):"Hi. Welcome to the department of corrections. Please sign in and take a seat. We will be with your shortly.""Yes, but you see I have to be back at work by 1:30 pm. Lots of people…
Rank this Week: 190

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: 233

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 198

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 262

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?

    Is It Really Botched If He Ends Up Dead?
    An hour and 57 minutes.He gasped some 650 times for all but the last 17 minutes or so.They gave him the fucking drugs a second time because, well, who knew if he'd ever die.It was torture said John McCain who knows a thing or two about…
  • Jul 24

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.

    They Finally Tested the Fucking DNA. Nobody Cares What It Shows.
    So now what happens?I'm talking about Doug Prade about whom I've written a couple of times before.  He's a former Akron cop.  In 1998 the jury said he was guilty of murdering his ex-wife, Margo.  Shooting her to death.…
  • Jul 19

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule

    It's Complicated. And the Law of Rule
    Like Judge Kopf, I was sent a copy of Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution by a publicist at Henry Holt & Company in the hope that I would review it.  And like Judge Kopf, but without the initial internal…
Rank this Week: 326

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

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

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

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
  • Jul 16

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD

    The DUI Defense Lawyers Association: A New Challenge to the NCDD
    I am clueless about the politics. But you know this has to be a really, really bad thing for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Justin McShane hinted that something was up at the most recent meeting of the NCDD in New Orleans when…
Rank this Week: 318

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Jul 23

    Schemes Target Illegal Immigrants Seeking TVDL Appointment

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

    Medical Marijuana Rules Considered by Illinois Committee

    Medical Marijuana Rules Considered by Illinois Committee
    The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) meets today in Chicago to discuss the rules governing the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. The law has been passed, but patients are still unable to legally use the drug. If JCAR has…
  • Jun 30

    Chief Keef's DUI Case Continued Around Tour Schedule

    Chief Keef's DUI Case Continued Around Tour Schedule
    A Lake County judge agreed to schedule a court hearing around rapper Chief Keef's tour schedule. Keef, 18, must appear back in court on August 22 for his next hearing. He was previously given permission to travel out of state. Keef, whose…
Rank this Week: 298

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner

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

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?

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

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison

    Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison
    Grief When a Family Member is Incarcerated   I just returned to my office after an emotional morning in court.  My client was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for a crime that I believe does not merit such a harsh penalty.…
Rank this Week: 273

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Closing Comment

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

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

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

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 270

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 17

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer

    Stupid Lawyer-Email Disclaimer
    I noticed this at the bottom of an email from a lawyer on a First Amendment civil case (he’s suing, I’m defending): NOTICE OF DISCLAIMERS & CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT NOT TO REMOVE DISCLAIMERS: This communication and any files or…
  • Jul 17

    Programming Note

    Programming Note
    The original version of this post included two lawyers who had cried “victim.” I identified neither; only a very small group (six people) knew who both were; those six already knew my opinion. While I had not identified him and…
  • Jun 25

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath

    Victimocracy is for Sociopath
    After reading Martha Stout’s 2006 The Sociopath Next Door recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about sociopaths. Stout contends that four percent of the U.S. population are sociopaths, people without conscience, which Stout…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 314

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/
  • Jul 28

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm

    From Crowd-Sourcing to Crowd-Enforcing: An Empirical analysis of Threadless’s Community IP Norm
    Julia Bauer, Nikolaus Franke & Philipp Tuertscher, The Seven IP Commandments of a Crowdsourcing Community: How Self-Organized Norms-Based IP Systems Overcome Imitation Problems (forthcoming 2014).Jason SchultzEmpirical studies…
  • Jul 25

    Recognition Without Consent

    Recognition Without Consent
    Erez Aloni, Deprivative Recognition, 61 UCLA L. Rev. 1276 (2014).Carlos BallRelationship recognition has been at the center of reform efforts in family law for the last two decades. Scholars and advocates alike have focused intently on…
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
Rank this Week: 382

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    People v. Fountain

    People v. Fountain
    People v. Fountain Court Discusses Whether the Defendant Evinced a Depraved Indifference to Human Life The defendant was indicted for manslaughter in the second degree and criminal negligent homicide in connection with the deaths of two…
  • Jul 27

    Criminal Term, Part I

    Criminal Term, Part I
    Accordingly, defendant was produced on August 7, 1968 in Criminal Term, Part I, where I was presiding. The endorsement on the record for that date states that 'defendant appeared for further proceedings pursuant to the order of the Court...
  • Jul 26

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law...cont

    Section 2445 of the Penal Law...cont
    The words 'confidential communication' in the foregoing section 'means more than mere oral communications or conversations between husband and wife. It includes knowledge derived from the observance of disclosive acts done in the presence or…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 401

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 458

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court

    Pay Online At The Vandalia Municipal Court
    The Vandalia Municipal Court has made it easy to pay your violation using its website.  To find out how to make an online payment visit HERE.  To make a payment visit the court HERE. If you choose this form of payment, please check…
  • Jul 23

    Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26

    Traffic Ticket Blitz Underway in Ohio Through July 26
    There is a traffic ticket blitz underway in Ohio and five other states. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus efforts on distracted driving enforcement statewide. The…
  • Jul 22

    The Militarized Police Have Become The Founders’ Worst Nightmare

    The Militarized Police Have Become The Founders’ Worst Nightmare
      In a great article for the New American, attorney Joe Wolverton reviews the horrors of militarized police set forth in the Randy Balko book, “Rise of the Warrior Cop.”  I have expressed my admiration for the book…
Rank this Week: 404

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 18

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing

    DUI offenses from other states will be a problem at an administrative driver’s license hearing
    A conviction for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, results in a mandatory revocation of your driver’s license under Illinois law. (625 ILCS 5/6-208) For a first conviction, the revocation is for a year. For a second conviction, five…
  • Jul 4

    High Court decides cell phone search case

    High Court decides cell phone search case
    The United States Supreme Court has the final word with regard to the interpretation of the United States Constitution, including the Fourth Amendment.  The Fourth Amendment prohibits the Government from engaging in unreasonable searches…
  • Jun 20

    No refusal weekend

    No refusal weekend
    If a motorist is suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI),  law enforcement will request breath and or blood tests. There are two types of breath tests that must be distinguished. Before police can make an arrest for DUI, they must…
Rank this Week: 466

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 410

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: 435

New York DWI Defense Lawyer Blog

New York DWI Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers New York DWI laws and chemical tests. By the Law Offices of James F. Hughes.

http://www.newyorkdwidefenselawyer.com/
  • Feb 2

    Multiple Drug/Alcohol Offender

    Multiple Drug/Alcohol Offender
    The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented administrative changes to restoring licenses to individuals with multiple alcohol/drug related convictions. Applicants with two or more alcohol/drug related convictions within the past 25…
  • Aug 7

    New Cell Phone and Texting While Driving Law

    New Cell Phone and Texting While Driving Law
    In New York State improper cell phone use and texting while driving now carries five DMV points. This is an increase of two points, and applies to violations occurring on or after June 1, 2013. Figures released by the National Safety…
  • May 1

    NY Driver Violation Point System - A Higher Number is NOT Better!

    NY Driver Violation Point System - A Higher Number is NOT Better!
    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles maintains a Driver Violation Point System that helps them identify drivers who commit multiple traffic violations during a specific period of time. Remember these critical numbers - 11 and 18…
Rank this Week: 386

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: 464

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: 496

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 460