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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/
  • Mar 31

    Judy Clarke: How to Save a Life

    Judy Clarke: How to Save a Life
    Vanity Fair has an excellent new profile of Judy Clarke. My favorite line, and it is not an exaggeration: Her record defending the indefensible speaks for itself. Among those who want capital punishment abolished in this country, Judy…
  • Mar 30

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8
    Issue #8 of the Islamic State's English magazine, Dabiq, has been released. The cover title says "Shari'ah Alone Will Rule Africa." You can download it here. As with prior issues, the last article is one by British hostage John…
  • Mar 30

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Man Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investor

    Man Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Xue Heu, 38, Modesto, California, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent real estate investment scheme wherein he gave investors fraudulent documents, such as grant deeds, HUD-1…
  • Mar 30

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 60, Madison Heights, Virginia, the former head teller of the Lynrocten Credit Union, Lynchburg, Virginia, was sentenced on federal embezzlement charges for her role in a scheme whereby she, and…
  • Mar 30

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison for wire fraud concerning his bogus loan modification programs that duped struggling homeowners into sending their mortgage…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    Because of one womans jealously over another

    Because of one womans jealously over another
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Not Guilty: My voice shakes after 8.5 years of incarceration. I have been humbled through and through; and yet, nothing will stop me from…
  • Mar 21

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Hard Life: I am a wife of a very low to no risk R.S.O. We are so affected with this SORNA and International Megan's Law. The majority of…
  • Mar 21

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By James: I just received a letter in the mail from my Probation Officer that he has scheduled me for a Lie Detector test/polygraph test in…
Rank this Week: 7

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
  • Mar 30

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant
    Testifying is the pinnacle of an expert witness’s work in a case. It may well be the most important part of the expert’s work, as the assistance of a competent financial expert is the key to cases involving economic damages and…
  • Mar 28

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation
    Lost profits are a typical element of damage claims in legal actions. They seem fairly straightforward, yet opposing experts can come up with vastly different numbers. Often, the calculations are in fact not straightforward, and the process…
  • Mar 24

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme
    Tracy Coenen on CNBC, talking about business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. Consumers beware!
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Mar 31

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial

    Ohio girl, 10, dies in house fire hours before her accused rapist is due at trial
    3-31-15 Ohio: Hours before a Green Township, Ohio, man was due to go on trial for rape, his alleged victim -- a 10-year-old girl -- died Monday in an early morning house fire on Youngstown's south side. Neighbors reported hearing an…
  • Mar 30

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender
    3-30-15 Georgia: Authorities arrested on Saturday a 61-year-old Madison County woman after she allegedly fired two gun shots as a way of sending “a message” to a convicted sex offender she didn’t want on her property. Eddie L. Manley…
  • Mar 29

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion
    Again, the world needs to outlaw laws that "Sound Good" but in reality have not proven they are effective beyond sounding good.. 3-29-15 California: Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Mar 30

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest
    As if it weren’t bad enough. Iranian women face persistent systemic discrimination in terms of family law. New legislation being considered by Iran’s parliament is intended to roll back many of the gains women have made in the…
  • Mar 30

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe
    On the morning of March 9, in front of a Harare neighborhood barbershop, five men in civilian clothes abducted journalist and activist Itai Dzamara. He was handcuffed, bundled into a white truck with no visible license plates, and has not…
  • Mar 30

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?
    Victims of abuses in Honduras rely upon the work of human rights defenders in their country for help. But what happens when the defenders themselves become the target of threats and violence? Amnesty International’s recent report,…
Rank this Week: 50

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 54

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: 62

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 81

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jan 24

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 76

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 79

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: 77

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 25

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification
    David Kassick probably isn’t the kind of guy most would want to hang out with.  He had addiction issues, and enough paranoia, maybe, that when Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle turned on the turret lights, he took off rather…
  • Mar 25

    But The Other Guy

    But The Other Guy
    At Above the Law, fellow curmudgeon Mark Herrmann confuses new lawyers with a foreign and hated concept: responsibility. I recently heard an in-house lawyer bemoaning her fate. But she didn’t have to be in-house; lawyers at firms…
  • Mar 25

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    By the time this posts, I will be leaving on a jet plane, seated next to Dr. SJ, pondering the delights awaiting me in various very cool European destinations.  I have left my computer home, and will take a breather from…
Rank this Week: 102

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Mar 30

    Injury Crash North of Horseshoe Bend

    Injury Crash North of Horseshoe Bend
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 29

    **Final Update** Crash on Homedale Rd and 10th Ave. near Caldwell

    **Final Update** Crash on Homedale Rd and 10th Ave. near Caldwell
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Mar 29

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 17

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-86 at milepost 17
    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…
Rank this Week: 128

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 156

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle
    Leandra’s Law a Reality: Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle There are a couple of factors that determine the severity of the charge against you. For one, the law considers the number of DWI offenses you’ve...
  • Mar 16

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont
    Promoting prostitution is actually more serious than prostitution itself, in that regular Prostitution is a B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 90 days in jail), whereas Promoting Prostitution is an A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont
    Both Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree are class A-2 felonies. If a person has never been convicted of a crime in the past, the minimum period of incarceration for a class...
Rank this Week: 165

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 175

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 160

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: 173

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/
  • Mar 31

    Hartung on Habeas Corpus for the Innocent

    Hartung on Habeas Corpus for the Innocent
    Stephanie Roberts Hartung (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Habeas Corpus for the Innocent (University of Pennsylvania Law School, Journal of Law and Social Change, Vol. 19, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This year…
  • Mar 30

    Shen on Sentencing Enhancement for Mental Injurie

    Shen on Sentencing Enhancement for Mental Injurie
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Sentencing Enhancement and the Crime Victim's Brain (46 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 405 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Criminal offenders who inflict serious…
  • Mar 30

    Mandiberg & Harris on Addiction and Recidivism

    Mandiberg & Harris on Addiction and Recidivism
    Susan F. Mandiberg and Richard Harris (Lewis & Clark Law School and Independent) have posted Alcohol- and Drug-Free Housing: A Key Strategy in Breaking the Cycle of Addiction and Recidivism (McGeorge Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 293

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 31

    Another pharmacy group expresses opposition to involvement in execution

    Another pharmacy group expresses opposition to involvement in execution
    As noted in this prior post, last week a trade group for compound pharmacists has discouraged its members from preparing or dispensing drugs for executions. Now, as reported in this new NBC News article, the "American Pharmacists…
  • Mar 30

    "Monitoring Youth: The Collision of Rights and Rehabilitation"

    "Monitoring Youth: The Collision of Rights and Rehabilitation"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable and timely new paper by Kate Weisburd now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A monumental shift in juvenile justice is underway, inspired by the wide recognition that...
  • Mar 30

    California and Ohio facing capital congestion without a functioning execution chamber

    California and Ohio facing capital congestion without a functioning execution chamber
    Theses two local stories concerning death row realities in two states strike a similar note: From California here, "California's death row, with no executions in sight, runs out of room." This story starts this way: With no…
Rank this Week: 275

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/
  • Mar 31

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution

    Into Litigation’s Black Hole: A Cosmic Solution
    Hon. Eduardo C. Robreno, The Federal Asbestos Product Liability Multidistrict Litigation (MDL-875): Black Hole or New Paradigm?, 23 Widener L.J. 97 (2013).Linda MullenixHow many federal courts scholars can identify what is meant by the…
  • Mar 30

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination

    Queering the History of Sex Discrimination
    Phil Tiemeyer, Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants (2013).Serena MayeriIn my employment discrimination course, I use Diaz v. Pan American Airlines (5th Cir. 1971), overturning Pan Am’s ban on…
  • Mar 27

    Theorising Global Justice

    Theorising Global Justice
    Frank J. Garcia, Global Justice and International Economic Law: Three Takes, Cambridge University Press (2013).Sean CoyleIn a letter to the semi-pagan Nectarius (Epistle 91, §4), Saint Augustine sets forth one of the most…
Rank this Week: 267

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Lake Wales Motel Manager Accused of Video Voyeurism

    Lake Wales Motel Manager Accused of Video Voyeurism
    A 26-year-old Lake Wales motel manager is accused of video voyeurism. Police claim the man is the motel’s night office manager at the Budget Inn Motel and allegedly installed a camera in a guest’s bathroom. According to the arrest…
  • Mar 24

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Smearing Dog Feces on Neighbor

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Smearing Dog Feces on Neighbor
    A 57-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly smeared dog feces on a neighbor whose pet had defecated in the woman’s yard. The woman was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older and was released Thursday from…
  • Mar 17

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane

    Penn State Professor Arrested in Miami After Ranting on Plane
    A Penn State University associate sociology professor was arrested during a flight from Nicaragua to Miami on Saturday. Her onboard speech about U.S.-Venezuela relations apparently got her pulled off a flight in Miami. Authorities claim that…
Rank this Week: 237

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Indiana Man Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges in Michigan

    Indiana Man Faces DUI, Child Endangerment Charges in Michigan
    On Friday, March 27, 34-year-old Mitchell Majewski of Mishawaka, IN was arrested on DUI and child endangerment charges in Decatur Township after sheriff’s deputies with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department witnessed a vehicle…
  • Mar 27

    Bloomfield Hills Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

    Bloomfield Hills Doctor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
    On Monday, March 23, 64-year-old Kutub Mesiwala of Bloomfield Hills pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a recent news article at Mlive.com. Mesiwala was allegedly involved in a scheme in which he exploited…
  • Mar 27

    New Jersey Police Officer Involved in Deadly Wrong Way Crash Had Prior DUI Arrest

    New Jersey Police Officer Involved in Deadly Wrong Way Crash Had Prior DUI Arrest
    Last week, two men were killed in a crash involving Pedro Abad Jr., a six-year veteran police officer with the Linden Police Department in New Jersey. Abad was allegedly driving the wrong way on the West Shore Expressway in Staten Island when…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Mar 30

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie

    DA called 'unstable,' prison guard raises, clearance rates, and other storie
    No time this morning to adumbrate the issues in individual posts, but Grits readers may be interested in these items:Just three months into her tenure, Dallas DA Susan Hawk fired two top lieutenants, one of whom called her "unstable," and…
  • Mar 30

    DPS border surge made rest of state measurably less safe

    DPS border surge made rest of state measurably less safe
    When the Department of Public Safety shifted its deployments to the border as part of "Operation Strong Safety," it measurably reduced DPS enforcement in the rest of the state, resulting in fewer citations and warnings issued statewide and…
  • Mar 29

    No need to pick a side when everybody's wrong

    No need to pick a side when everybody's wrong
    Grits finds it ironic that David Dow, a Houston appellate lawyer specializing in death penalty work, is claiming the Court of Criminal Appeals issued an illegal sanction against him by suspending his practice before the court for a year.…
Rank this Week: 322

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing
    In a successful marriage, couples share everything. (Except relevant conduct loss amounts). United States v. Hymas, 2014 WL 1319543 (9thCir. Mar. 25, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Clifton, joined by Judges M. Smith…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136…

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136 (Schroeder with Pregerson and Nguyen) ---  The Ninth Circuit affirmed a conviction for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1), holding that the jury was properly instructed that a scheme "to defraud…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392…

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392 (Clifton with Tashima and McKeown).In a forceful and powerful decision, the 9th emphasizes that a defendant should be, and must be, given great latitude in mounting a defense. Here, the defendant in a…
Rank this Week: 320

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: 207

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
  • Mar 26

    Solo Practitioners Don’t Have A Jackie Frankfurt

    Solo Practitioners Don’t Have A Jackie Frankfurt
    We had a tremendous support network at the public defender’s office in Philadelphia. There were social workers and mental health professionals. There were administrative staff focusing on probation, parole, and the expungement of…
  • Mar 17

    And Sometimes We Get Outlawyered

    And Sometimes We Get Outlawyered
    We like to think that the fate of our case will rise or fall depending on our lawyering. Placing us at the center of everything, this perception helps our egos.  It also suggests complete control:  We are guaranteed victory if only…
  • Mar 13

    The Coin, Rubbed Back To Newne

    The Coin, Rubbed Back To Newne
    Our son is home from college. The front door opens and there he is:  Tall and slender, like Telemachus standing in the doorway of the shepherd’s hut. There is the pile of clothes in his bedroom, the groan of pipes as he turns off…
Rank this Week: 255

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: 261

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
  • Jan 7

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer
    In 2009, a man was illegally stopped near Dobson, N.C. because one of his brake lights was out. The owner consented to a search of the car and the police officer found a bag containing cocaine.  The hitch, however, is that, under North…
Rank this Week: 315

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Mar 15

    Terrorism Sentencing Enhancement Reversed By Fifth Circuit

    Terrorism Sentencing Enhancement Reversed By Fifth Circuit
    Section 3A1.4 of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines authorizes a steep increase in a defendant’s offense level and an automatic increase in his criminal history category if […]
  • Mar 15

    Do Convicted Felons Lose Right to Transfer Firearms?

    Do Convicted Felons Lose Right to Transfer Firearms?
    Significant Property Rights Case Awaits Supreme Court Decision When defendants are arrested for felonies, it has become a standard condition of bond in many courts that […]
  • Mar 15

    Should Hearsay Statements Made by Children be Allowed at Trial?

    Should Hearsay Statements Made by Children be Allowed at Trial?
    Supreme Court to Address the Child-Victim Hearsay Exception As criminal defense lawyers we are often called to represent individuals accused of committing sex crimes against children. […]
Rank this Week: 306

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: 260

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 244

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: 257

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: 238

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 329

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 297

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: 496

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Florida Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juvenile

    Florida Supreme Court: No Life Sentences for Juvenile
    The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled all Florida juveniles convicted of homicide and sentenced automatically to life imprisonment must now be resentenced under a new law passed last year. The ruling addresses the issue of retroactivity…
  • Mar 27

    Green v. Florida - Officer Testimony in Drug Case Challenged

    Green v. Florida - Officer Testimony in Drug Case Challenged
    In the recent case of Green v. Florida, a man convicted of trafficking cocaine appealed on several grounds, most notably for the fact the court allowed officers to testify he was arrested in a high-crime neighborhood. Although the Fourth…
  • Mar 23

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case

    DUI Manslaughter Arrest in Davie Crash Case
    For the death of a 6-year-old boy and injuring three others, a 20-year-old Davie man is facing serious felony charges that could send him to the prison for the next 35 years or more. According to news reports, the suspect, who was 19 at the…
Rank this Week: 732

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL

    FROM JAILER TO JAIL
    The story of former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik reads like a Shakespeare tragedy. An ultimate insider, vetted and nominated for a cabinet post in the Bush administration, Kerik ended up in a  federal prison for three…
  • Mar 29

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….

    THE DEFENSE CALLS….
    The NY Times Magazine had a very informative article on the Colorado SuperMax prison and what solitary confinement does to an individual (it makes them go crazy). We strongly suggest you read it. The NY Times here also ponders the…
  • Mar 27

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

    SIGNS OF THE APOCALYPSE
    The Sixth Seal – Signs In The Heavens“I watched as He opened the sixth seal. There was a great Earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky…
Rank this Week: 712

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 30

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail

    Another Attempt to Have a Victim's Suit Thrown Out Fail
    We continue to make small gains in the ability of victims of crime to have their voices heard in cases affecting the criminal justice system.  On March 12, I noted that the California Court of Appeal had rejected the attempt...
  • Mar 30

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime

    Examining the Medical Model of Crime
    The Heritage Foundation is in my view on the wrong side of sentencing "reform," but remains a valuable, intellectually stimulating and honest organization.  (For example, its Senior Fellow, John Malcolm, acknowledges that increased…
  • Mar 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prison Population Down, Payroll Up:  As the prison population drops 38 percent, the payroll costs for the CDCR have increased 5.3 percent, resulting in one third of officers earning more than $100,000 a year due to an increase in...
Rank this Week: 524

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Mar 30

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit
    A man arrested last May after a crash that killed the three other passengers in his vehicle pleaded guilty to DUI automobile homicide on Friday, March 27. One of the passengers was the driver’s girlfriend, and the others were juveniles.…
  • Mar 25

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia

    Police Suspend Rape Investigation at University of Virginia
    In the explosive wake of a Rolling Stone article in November 2014, police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have announced that they are suspending the rape investigation discussed at length in the Rolling Stone article. The article was about a…
  • Mar 23

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before

    Aggravated Robbery Suspect Robbed Same Pharmacy Once Before
    On Wednesday, March 18, a La Verkin man who was arrested following the March 11 robbery of a Hurricane pharmacy was charged with more than just aggravated robbery for that incident. He was also given additional charges for a previous robbery…
Rank this Week: 495

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime
    As you know, judges have an obligation to hand down "just" sentences. This is not an easy task, because our elected officials have meddled in the sentencing process, and created laws that are simply too harsh for the crime committed. When…
  • Mar 22

    Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

    Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
    I had an argument recently with a prosecutor (shocking, I know), and much of her reasoning centered around her repetition of the cliche "where there's smoke, there's fire". The problem with such clichés is that the other side is…
  • Mar 1

    How to Search a Home with Zero Accountability

    How to Search a Home with Zero Accountability
    Accountability is an important part of the relationship between our government and its citizens. Sure, we citizens can't know everything, and that's why a small percentage of our budget is known as the "Black Budget". Black budgets are…
Rank this Week: 628