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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/
  • Sep 23

    New Video Message From Hostage John Cantlie

    New Video Message From Hostage John Cantlie
    Here's the latest video message from ISIS hostage John Cantlie. Watch now, because You Tube keeps taking it down. He quotes a lot of U.S. officials and argues Obama was caught off guard and the air strikes won't succeed. He says Iran…
  • Sep 23

    Joe Biden's 40 Car Entourage Angers Aspen Law Enforcement

    Joe Biden's 40 Car Entourage Angers Aspen Law Enforcement
    Joe Biden went to Aspen this weekend to speak at a private corporate event. Local law enforcement, including the sheriffs of Pitkin County (Aspen) and Garfield County (Glenwood Springs) are justly critical. It cost them thousands of dollars…
  • Sep 22

    US Airstrikes on ISIS in Raqqa

    US Airstrikes on ISIS in Raqqa
    The U.S. and partners launched airstrikes in Syria tonight in Raqqa, where ISIS has its headquarters. The photo above is a shot from them. There are reports civilians were killed. Power just came back on after a 2 hour outage. News…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Real Estate Agent Convicted of Inflating Property Value

    Real Estate Agent Convicted of Inflating Property Value
    Hubert Rotteveel, 52, Dixon, California, was convicted by a federal jury of one count of mail fraud affecting a financial institution relating to his role in a mortgage fraud scheme.  The defendant and his conspirators inflated the…
  • Sep 22

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
    Andrew Lucas, 37, the former mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey, was convicted at trial on charges related to his acquisition of farmland in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  The jury found that Lucas provided falsified tax returns, including a…
  • Sep 21

    2 Indicted for Running Real Estate Rental Scam

    2 Indicted for Running Real Estate Rental Scam
    Matthew Wada, 36, New York, New York, and Jennifer York, 27, Suffern, New York, have been indicted for engaging in an apartment rental scam that defrauded more than 20 victims – many of whom were moving to New York City for the…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Sep 22

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam

    Roca Labs Weight Loss Scam
    Roca Labs sells a weight loss product that may be viewed as a scam by some consumers. The call it “Gastric Bypass No Surgery,” and it is essentially a product that you ingest, which the company claims will fill your stomach and…
  • Sep 19

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?
    I have Facebook friends who regularly “like” posts by Food Babe Vani Hari.  She has a cult-like following of people who listen to her as she screams bloody murder about all sorts of food.  FoodBabe, known to some as a…
  • Sep 18

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud
    Would you recognize the clues that you (or your client) have been ripped off by one of your employees? Or would management conduct business as usual, blindly trusting the employees? Companies make the mistake of not actively searching for…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 32

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: 35

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/
  • Sep 22

    Pastor arrested on child porn complaint after allegedly writing a story (No Pics)

    Pastor arrested on child porn complaint after allegedly writing a story (No Pics)
    9-22-2014 Oklahoma: MCALESTER, Okla. — New details on a McAlester pastor arrested over the weekend on child pornography charges. Larry Jones, 65, the pastor at Missionary Baptist Church, is now out of jail. FOX23 learned it was a story…
  • Sep 22

    Mexican man arrested for child pornography after videos pop up during camp presentation to parent

    Mexican man arrested for child pornography after videos pop up during camp presentation to parent
    9-22-2014 Mexico: MEXICO CITY — Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday they have arrested a man who was promoting children's camping trips in front of a group of parents, but accidentally called up images of child pornography on his…
  • Sep 22

    The family violence registry is pointless if not kept up to date

    The family violence registry is pointless if not kept up to date
    9-22-2014 Guam: The attorney general's office needs to get the island's family violence registry, which hasn't added any new names since it launched in April, updated. In 2011, lawmakers passed the family violence registry law in an effort…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Sep 19

    A Time to Grieve and a Time to Dance

    A Time to Grieve and a Time to Dance
    By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this…
  • Sep 19

    ‘There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet’ Why On Earth Is Amnesty International Joining the People’s Climate March?

    ‘There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet’ Why On Earth Is Amnesty International Joining the People’s Climate March?
    By Aaron Tovo, Amnesty International USA volunteer leader and Area Coordinator (Minnesota) I’m going to New York this weekend to make history and to make change. And I’m not the only one. On Sunday, 100,000+ people are expected to…
  • Sep 18

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force
    An encounter with the Nigerian security forces can be a dangerous thing. The police and military routinely engage in beating people in their custody with whips, gun butts, machetes, batons, sticks, rods and cables.
Rank this Week: 50

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Sep 12

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt

    Kein Mord: Pistorius lediglich wegen fahrlässiger Tötung verurteilt
    Vor 19 Monaten kam die Lebensgefährtin des Olympiastars Oscar Pistorius in Südafrika ums Leben. Nun wurde das Urteil gesprochen: Fahrlässige Tötung und Verstoß gegen das Waffengesetz. Der angeklagte Sportler…
  • Sep 7

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?

    Schulterkamera für Polizeibeamte – die ultimative Lösung für Beweisschwierigkeiten?
    Als Pilotprojekt sollen die Polizeibeamten auf St. Pauli zukünftig mit einer sogenannten “Schulterkamera” ausgerüstet werden. Laut einem Bericht des Hamburger Abendblattes stellt die Stadt Hamburg dafür 20.000,00…
  • Aug 5

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren

    Einstellung im Ecclestone-Verfahren
    Das Verfahren wegen Bestechung (§ 334 StGB) gegen Bernie Ecclestone wurde gegen Zahlung von 100 Millionen US-Dollar eingestellt. Während eine Million an ein Kinderhospiz gehen wird, darf sich die Staatskasse über die restlichen…
Rank this Week: 56

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 22

    Monday

    Monday
    I will be traveling Monday. Posting will be delayed.
  • Sep 19

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma
    Today's Enid News & Eagle publishes the editorial, "Working press should not be excluded from execution phase." Regardless of the execution method, working media provide a sense of public accountability. Journalists are constitutionally…
  • Sep 19

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit
    "Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution," is by Michael Kiefer in the Arizona Republic. In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona...
Rank this Week: 65

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: 68

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
  • Sep 20

    NYPD Use of Force Stats: Consider the Source

    NYPD Use of Force Stats: Consider the Source
    The NYPD is proudly touting statistics that indicate that the use of force by police officers has been declining for the past 20 years. That's great. Unfortunately, it may not be true. As the department has had to acknowledge, the NYPD is…
  • Sep 12

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued

    OT: The Mets Are Being Sued
    This has nothing to do with civil rights or criminal law. But as a long-suffering NY Mets fan (I know, it's a redundency), this pending employment lawsuit screams out for attention. Or maybe I just wanted to vent. Either way, thanks…
  • Sep 10

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"

    DWB is a "Measurable Phenomenon"
    Driving while black, or DWB, has long been a primary, if unstated basis, for many police stops. Yet, many members of law enforcement and dubious white folks have tried to brush it off as a mere figment of the imagination for overly sensitive…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 74

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Sep 5

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)

    Robert S. Bennett (Absolutely No Relation)
    I’ve written about Robert S. Bennett from time to time, and I’m not impressed by him. But neither was I impressed with the State Bar’s effort to disbar him, which effort succeeded in March. Robert S. Bennett was barred: from…
  • Sep 4

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!

    ¡Justice, Sí, Safety, No!
      Harris County District Judge Katherine Cabaniss’s email pleading for votes in the popularity contest that is the Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Preference Poll (via Robb Fickman, who I hope will have something to say…
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
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/
  • Jul 28

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

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

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

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

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

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 108

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 23

    Split NJ Supreme Court holds that state's sex offender GPS tracking is punishment subject to ex post facto limit

    Split NJ Supreme Court holds that state's sex offender GPS tracking is punishment subject to ex post facto limit
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Some sex offenders can't be forced to wear GPS monitors, N.J. Supreme Court rules," the top state court in the Garden State issued a significant constitutional ruling concerning GPS…
  • Sep 23

    "Banks, Marijuana, and Federalism"

    "Banks, Marijuana, and Federalism"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper by Julie Andersen Hill now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although marijuana is illegal under federal law, twenty-three states have legalized some marijuana use. The…
  • Sep 22

    Inititative details and debates over California's Proposition 47 to reduce severity of various crime

    Inititative details and debates over California's Proposition 47 to reduce severity of various crime
    One of the most intriguing criminal justice initiatives not dealing with marijuana in the 2014 election season is Proposition 47 in California. This nonpartisan analysis from the Legislative Analyst's Office provides this simplified summary…
Rank this Week: 127

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
  • Aug 20

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law

    Cook County State's Attorney: Stricter Gun Laws, Relax Pot Law
    According to Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois needs to relax marijuana laws and create tougher gun laws. Before a special legislative panel, Alvarez explained that in order to deter street violence with limited resources,…
Rank this Week: 146

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR

    PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR
    Congratulations to ASA Marie Mato and  (new) USDC Judge Darrin Gayles who were honored Saturday night with the Prosecutor of the Year award and Justice Award respectively by the League of Superheroes  Justice Prosecutors.  We…
  • Sep 21

    NFL WEEK 3 2014

    NFL WEEK 3 2014
    After a pretty good week of picks for us, and a pretty bad week of publicity for the NFL, we start week three confident we are on a roll, and not so confident that the NFL is nothing more than a collection of super athletes, who are super…
  • Sep 20

    BRAVE BLOG POST

    BRAVE BLOG POST
    A brave blog post:We write this with some trepidation, but not the same courage that it took our colleague Phil Reizenstein to make a post on his blog about Adrian Peterson and child abuse. Many of you have emailed us and asked us to re-post…
Rank this Week: 129

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test
    Suffolk County prosecutors have re-indicted Dwayne McNair, a suspect of two rapes, using a new DNA test created by German company Eurofins Scientific, as reported by the Boston Globe. McNair, 33, of Jamaica Plain and Dedham, was released in…
  • Sep 10

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape
    A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.…
  • Sep 1

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation
    Boston Globe delves into story of former Emerson college student accusing the school of botching an investigation into her rape case.
Rank this Week: 145

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Sep 22

    ***Updated*** District 2 Injury Crash SH3 milepost 23

    ***Updated*** District 2 Injury Crash SH3 milepost 23
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Sep 22

    One Vehicle Rollover EB I86 at Milepost 5

    One Vehicle Rollover EB I86 at Milepost 5
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Sep 22

    Update - ISP at scene of crash north of Pocatello WYE

    Update - ISP at scene of crash north of Pocatello WYE
    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: 163

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: 184

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/
  • Sep 22

    Attorney: Warrants not required in TX for cell-phone location data

    Attorney: Warrants not required in TX for cell-phone location data
    Dallas defense attorney Michael Lowe had a probative, recent blog post on a topic much-discussed in this venue titled, "Texas police can get your phone records from phone company without a warrant: Ford v. State" (Sept. 3). A particularly…
  • Sep 21

    Tim Cole statue unveiled in Lubbock, and other storie

    Tim Cole statue unveiled in Lubbock, and other storie
    Here are a few items from the last week that may interest Grits readers but which lost out in the competition for time with my paid work:Tim Cole memorialized by VIPs at statue unveilingLubbock this week unveiled a 13-foot tall statue of…
  • Sep 19

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website
    I mentioned that your correspondent testified the other day to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on electronic privacy issues. At the same hearing,  the committee took testimony from staff only on another interim charge, "Study…
Rank this Week: 153

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 156

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: 170

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: 181

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    That’s It? The Saga of The First Million Email

    That’s It? The Saga of The First Million Email
    There are the pitches from publicists that some nobody in nowhere opened a new office on Main Street.  There is the 32nd email from the Brennan Center that Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking at their forum today.  There…
  • Sep 23

    Take the Bait

    Take the Bait
    When Drug Warrior Kelly Racca, who split her time as a teacher at Clovis North High School, decided that it was up to her to rid her school of demon weed, she saw no issue with using students as bait.  When her undercover plans hit the…
  • Sep 22

    An Exercise In Absolving Responsibility In One Page

    An Exercise In Absolving Responsibility In One Page
    The upshot of the car stop was that Bryce Masters, the 17-year-old son of a Kansas City police officer, will be brain damaged following his being tased by Independence, Missouri police officer Tim Runnels.  As Sgt. Darrell…
Rank this Week: 209

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 22

    No on Proposition 47

    No on Proposition 47
    Proposition 47 on California's ballot would reduce a potload of felonies to misdemeanors.  The District Attorney of San Francisco is a sponsor.  On the other side of the Bay, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley is…
  • Sep 22

    Nitrogen Executions Considered Seriously

    Nitrogen Executions Considered Seriously
    We have mentioned several times on this blog the possibility of dumping lethal injection and returning to gas as a method of execution.  One possibility is to simply displace oxygen with a neutral gas, the cheapest and most readily…
  • Sep 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    American Man Confesses to Brutal Murder in Indonesia: Police in Indonesia have announced that a Chicago man has confessed to murdering his girlfriend's mother in a Bali hotel while the three of them were there on vacation last month. …
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Sep 22

    "Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’"

    "Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’"
    From Fox News: The Justice Department on Thursday filed a brief in the case of a male student accused of raping a girl who was allegedly used as bait by an Alabama school to catch the boy after repeated sexual...
  • Sep 22

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization

    Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization
    Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted Misdemeanor Decriminalization (Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As the U.S. rethinks its stance on mass incarceration, misdemeanor…
  • Sep 21

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 403 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
Rank this Week: 202

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Florida’s Laws on Sexual Crimes Against Children

    Florida’s Laws on Sexual Crimes Against Children
    Under Florida Law, lewd and lascivious battery occurs when a person 18 years of age or older, engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older, but less than 16 years of age; or encourages, forces, or entices any person less…
  • Sep 10

    An Analysis of Florida’s Laws Regarding Human Trafficking

    An Analysis of Florida’s Laws Regarding Human Trafficking
    Florida laws, like the Federal laws, have strict legislation on the books regarding Human Trafficking. Under Florida General Statutes 787.06 the Legislature finds that human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims of human…
  • Sep 8

    Methamphetamine Charges and Sentencing in Florida

    Methamphetamine Charges and Sentencing in Florida
    Methamphetamine is an illegal drug that causes almost immediate addiction, according to those addicts who have used the drug and in all scientific studies. In Florida, it is illegal to possess methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine and…
Rank this Week: 230

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney…

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Find Arizona criminal laws and information for criminal defense defendants by Tempe AZ lawyer criminal defense attorney and Arizona drunk driving legal representation.

http://blog.arizonacriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona – Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
  • Sep 2

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media

    DUI Confessions, Self-Incrimination in Arizona - Pleading the Fifth on Social Media
    A Tragic Video Confession You might remember the viral video of an Arizona man, 22 year old Matthew Cordle, who caused a fatal drunk driving accident. He provided a confession in a four-minute online video that went viral with 2.3 million…
  • Jul 5

    Yes, You Have Constitutional Rights at an Arizona DUI Checkpoint

    Yes, You Have Constitutional Rights at an Arizona DUI Checkpoint
    “The best way to deal with a DUI checkpoint is to be prepared for it. Lack of preparation or knowledge of your rights can lead to a false arrest, and violations of your rights.” A Case of False Arrest at a DUI Checkpoint One…
Rank this Week: 236

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 215

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers OUI and DUI news and updates for the state of Massachusetts. Published by Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?

    What Are Some Options When Being Arraigned For OUI In Massachusetts?
    The last time the Massachusetts OUI laws saw a significant modification the legislature had one thing in mind. They wanted to get accountability as soon as possible. The changes to the law made the prospect of immediately pleading guilty…
  • May 14

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win

    When Cops Testify at an OUI Trial to Facts Not in Their Police Report The Defendant Will Win
    There are certain events that occur in court that tell experienced criminal defense attorneys that they are going to win the case. The most common is when cops testify at trial to facts that are not in their report, particularly at an OUI…
  • Apr 12

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 193

Monmouth County Criminal Defense…

Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey criminal laws and offenses. By the Law Office of Tara Breslow.

http://www.monmouthcountycriminaldefenselawyer.com/
  • Nov 12

    Conditional Discharge For First Time Drug Offender

    Conditional Discharge For First Time Drug Offender
    If you have been charged in a Municipal Court within the State of New Jersey with any of the following offenses, you may be eligible for a Conditional Discharge pursuant to NJSA 2C:36-A-1: NJSA 2C:35-10(c), failure to turn over CDS to an…
  • Oct 30

    How to get off of Megan's Law Requirement

    How to get off of Megan's Law Requirement
    If you have been on Megan's Law for 15 years and have not committed any new offense, then you could be eligible for removal from Megan's Law and Community Supervision for Life. Megan's law was first enacted in 1994 and pursuant to…
  • Oct 7

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School

    Random Drug Testing in New Jersey School
    This New York Times article discusses the debate over random drug testing in high schools in New Jersey. I will be interesting to see if this goes through, and what the legal ramifications are for those who test positive. See link below…
Rank this Week: 240

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/
  • Sep 22

    Do It To the Children

    Do It To the Children
    Did too.Did not.Did too.Off with his head!Usually it's a little more legalistic than that.  The prosecutor asks what happened.  The accuser says that the defendant did whatever.  Maybe the defendant gets on the witness stand…
  • Sep 19

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again

    Stop Me Before I Comb Again
    So you're hangin' in the neighborhood barbershop waiting for a chair to open so you can get a trim.  There are five, maybe six barbers working, a whole bunch of customers sitting around, talking, reading comics, the paper, old magazines.…
  • Sep 18

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On
    Tim Cole was 39 when he died from asthma-related heart issues in 1999.  He's buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, which is where he's from.  But it's not where he died, and it's not where the story began. It began in…
Rank this Week: 313

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 22

    Sessoms v. Grounds, No. 08-17790 (McKeown…

    Sessoms v. Grounds, No. 08-17790 (McKeown for a 6-5 en banc majority; Kozinski, Callahan, and Murguia, dissenting) ---  An en banc panel reversed, for the second time, a district court's denial of a § 2254 petition filed by a…
  • Sep 22

    United States v. Apel, Nos. 13-50003,…

    United States v. Apel, Nos. 13-50003, -50004, -50005 (per curiam; panel is Silverman, Rawlinson, and Tunheim (D. Minn.)) --- On remand from the Supreme Court, the panel held that the defendant's conduct of protesting on a closed military base…
  • Sep 21

    Case o' The Week: Reyes of Hope (then Harmless Error) - Voir Dire, Rule 43, and the Defendant's Presence

    Case o' The Week: Reyes of Hope (then Harmless Error) - Voir Dire, Rule 43, and the Defendant's Presence
    Hon. Judge Jay Bybee  Not structural error to exclude a defendant from voir dire of a juror. 2014 WL 4358454, *11 & n.4.   Start with that footnote spoiler, and the rest of the decision is a tad anticlimactic. United States v.…
Rank this Week: 343

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
    If you or someone you love is facing a criminal domestic assault or battery charge, it is crucial that you seek counsel to evaluate your case.  Gaining the experience of a legal professional is the only way to protect yourself from an…
  • Sep 18

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney
    Like many other states, Massachusetts has enacted legislation to allow people who allege they are, or will be, at risk for domestic violence or harassment to obtain court orders of protection. There are two distinct types of available orders:…
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
Rank this Week: 321

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 310

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: 304

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast
    Westword When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming sets of figures, trends that he…
  • Aug 17

    Sentencing, by the Number

    Sentencing, by the Number
    New York Times ANN ARBOR, Mich. — IN a recent letter to the United States Sentencing Commission, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized the growing trend of evidence-based sentencing, in which courts use data-driven…
  • Aug 5

    Floorboard

    Floorboard
    Dear [fname] Hi there!!! CCJRC was awarded a grant to attend and participate in a class for Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits.  We created a movie and now we are in the running for a fabulous prize… These are digital stories that…
Rank this Week: 277

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    No error in sentencing defendant to jail for a supervised release violation

    No error in sentencing defendant to jail for a supervised release violation
    In U.S. v. Vandergrift, the defendant was placed on three years of supervised release after serving a 97-month sentence for the federal crime of possession and distribution of child pornography. Before the expiration of a three year…
  • Jul 7

    Sentencing guidelines enhancement prohibited for trafficking in access device identity theft

    Sentencing guidelines enhancement prohibited for trafficking in access device identity theft
    In U.S. v. Charles the defendant was found in possession of prepaid debit cards that were loaded with tax-refund monies sent by the I.R.S. in response to fraudulent tax returns. Charles pleaded guilty to the federal crimes of trafficking in…
  • Jul 1

    Resentencing after remand from the U.S. Supreme Court was correct

    Resentencing after remand from the U.S. Supreme Court was correct
    In U. S. v Fowler the defendant was convicted of under the federal witness tampering statute for murdering a police officer with the intent of preventing him from communicating information about a federal criminal offense to a federal law…
Rank this Week: 287