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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 18

    Friday Night Open Thread

    Friday Night Open Thread
    I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top). What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 18

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute

    Murdered Denver Woman On Phone With 911 for 13 Minute
    Why did it take Denver Police officers more than 15 minutes to arrive at the home of Kristine Kirk? She was dead by the time they got there. She spent her last 13 minutes of life on the phone with 911. Kirk called 911 at 9:31 pm. She grew…
  • Apr 17

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc

    Congrats to Chelsea Clinton and Husband Marc
    Chelsea Clinton announced today she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a child. Hillary and Bill are of course, excited. Hillary tweeted: “My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-To-Be!” The new addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development

    Lawyer Jailed for Failing to Report Proceeds from Real Estate Development
    Randy Alan Carpenter, 56, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, an attorney, engineer and appraiser, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Graham Mullen to 27 months in prison for making false statements on his tax returns. The defendant was also…
  • Apr 18

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again

    Convicted Real Estate Ponzi Schemer Indicted Once Again
    Eliyahu Weinstein, 38, Lakewood, New Jersey, who was sentenced less than two months ago to 22 years in prison for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme, was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and…
  • Apr 18

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor

    Hefty Sentence Handed Down to Woman who Defrauded Homeowners and Real Estate Investor
    Regina M. Preetorius, 47, Augusta, Georgia was sentenced to 280 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall for her role in a multi-million-dollar investor fraud scheme. After a lengthy jury trial in September 2013,…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim

    WA - Fake kidnapping of young boy stirs anger in Sequim
    Original Article 04/15/2014 SEQUIM - Terror turned to outrage at a local park when parents realized a child kidnapping that played out before their eyes was actually faked -- just to make a video. On any given day, parents and their kids…
  • Apr 17

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced

    CO - Former Longmont officer (Christopher Martinchick) sentenced
    Christopher MartinchickOriginal Article 04/15/2014 FORT COLLINS - A former Longmont police officer who admitted to the attempted sexual assault of a woman in Loveland was sentenced Tuesday to eight years of sex offender intensive supervised…
  • Apr 16

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex

    KY - LMPD detective (Carl Payne) charged over dirty texts, soliciting sex
    Carl PayneOriginal Article 04/15/2014 By Mark Boxley Louisville Metro Police Detective Carl Payne was charged with three counts of first-degree official misconduct Monday over allegations he propositioned three women for sex after…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 15

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive

    @Avvo, Not Just Alive
    Amongst lawyers, there isn’t much talk of Avvo anymore. Way back when, Avvo was not merely an upstart challenging the hegemony of Martindale-Hubbell’s lawyer ratings, which were utterly meaningless to anyone outside of the…
  • Apr 20

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?

    Is Three A Start, A Finish, or Just Three?
    A continuing issue with the police is that they take care of their own, meaning that the rules they apply to the rest of us, often with far more force than can possibly be justified, don’t apply to them.  Yet, the Gothamist offers…
  • Apr 19

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?

    Incentives Revisited: Which Lying Liars Do You Favor?
    In response to the question of why, Nebraska Senior District Court Judge Richard Kopf provided a candid and detailed answer.  His answer consists of nine points, delivered with his usual aplomb and sense of humor, and with…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 28

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: 38

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 8

    Cash Flow Versus Income in Family Law Case

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

    Benjamin Wey Threatens Investigative Reporter Francine McKenna

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

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!

    Xyngular Works: Losing Weight Fast!
    Xyngular is a weight loss MLM (multi-level marketing) company which advertises quick, sustainable weight loss using their products. Last year I wrote a lengthy article about the Xyngular products, and I came to the conclusion that the…
Rank this Week: 47

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program

    Houston lawmaker calls for investigation of sex offender program
    Isn't there a child's fable about "Crying Wolf" when there is none? 4-18-2014 Texas: A Houston state senator is calling for an investigation into a program that puts high-risk sex offenders in supervised homes in neighborhoods,…
  • Apr 16

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance

    Dublin passes its first sex offender ordinance
    4-16-2014 Texas: Residents of Dublin have lived for years without a sex offender ordinance, but not anymore. On Monday the Dublin City Council heard from residents and Police Chief Shawn Fullagar on the issue. Fullagar said when he…
  • Apr 15

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter

    Sex offenders taken out of Skyway shelter
    4-15-2014 New York: The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday. “We have been going back…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 53

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 18

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge

    Nebraska Supreme Court Rejects LI Challenge
    The Nebraska Supreme Court ruling in State v. Ryan is available in Adobe .pdf format. "Supreme Court rejects Michael Ryan death penalty challenge," is by Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday rejected…
  • Apr 18

    News Coverage From New Hampshire

    News Coverage From New Hampshire
    "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," is the New York Times report by Katharine Q. Seelye. In a tie vote, the New Hampshire Senate deadlocked Thursday on whether to repeal the death...
  • Apr 17

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield

    Revisiting the Tangled Case of Jerry Hartfield
    Andrew Cohen writes, "Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days," of the Week. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate,...
Rank this Week: 72

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
Rank this Week: 71

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 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing! If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There is a…
  • Jan 30

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 | UBER App
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2014 has officially started and is in full swing!   If you are planning on going to the Waste Management Open 2014 and drinking there, make sure you take a cab there and a cab home.  There…
  • Dec 31

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013

    Holiday DUI Enforcement Checkpoint 2013
    From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the East Valley DUI task force will be stopping thousands of drivers on the roads. Approximately, 20 percent will be arrested for DUI. If you are pulled over and asked if you have been drinking, your…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 74

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail

    Ellis, Harrington: Reduce incarceration levels at Harris County Jail
    State Sen. Rodney Ellis and Texas Civil Right Project chief James Harrington recently wrote a letter to the Harris County Budget and Management Office suggesting alternatives to incarceration to avoid continuous requests for variances from…
  • Apr 16

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge

    Radio discussion of Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge
    In the wake of Monday's public hearing on the topic, I was interviewed this afternoon on Texas Public Radio's KSTX out of San Antonio along with Ana Yañez Correa of the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition and John Hawkins from the Texas…
  • Apr 16

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'

    Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'
    The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) this week sent me the consultant's report regarding what would be required for Texas' adult prisons to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, a document I requested under the open records…
Rank this Week: 88

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
  • Apr 16

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure

    Copying Data as a 4th Amendment Seizure
    In this post, I return to an issue I did several posts on, early in the career of this blog: “Seizure,” “Copying as a Seizure (Again)” and “Copying as Search and Seizure.” I am returning to the issue…
  • Apr 14

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"

    The Law Student, Character Evidence and Offering to Buy “Your Teenage Daughter"
    As a judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit notes at the beginning of his opinion in this case, “Harry McMillan was a second-year law student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law when he posted an…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 80

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Dec 10

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

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

    “More Americans ditch their passports”

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

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

    “13 alleged hackers indicted in attacks on sites unkind to file sharing, WikiLeaks”
    The Washington Post on October 3, 2013 released the following: By Matt Zapotosky “Federal prosecutors have charged 13 alleged members of the hacking group Anonymous in connection with cyberattacks that the collective launched in 2010…
Rank this Week: 102

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 79

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: 85

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 19

    NSA Surveillance

    NSA Surveillance
    There are numerous questions about NSA surveillance:  How much is going on, what information does it actually capture, are government officials telling us the truth, has it helped us capture or kill terrorists, and is the erosion of…
  • Apr 19

    Pot Tourism

    Pot Tourism
    As expected, Colorado's legalization of marijuana is producing an influx of tourists.  College student Levy Pongi, 19, traveled with friends from Wyoming to Denver to try it.  He jumped to his death from a hotel balcony.  AP…
  • Apr 18

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality

    Abolitionism, Meet Reality
    Pro-criminal interest groups and academics are constantly admonishing us that we should use "evidence-based sentencing."  The problem is that they don't want consideration of what any normal person would consider "evidence."…
Rank this Week: 122

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Moritz College of Law Professor Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 20

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment

    Gov Chris Christie talking up drug sentencing reform as a pro-life commitment
    As reported via this entry at Mediate, last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie connected drug sentencing reform to another social issue frequently stressed by Republican officials and politicians. Here are the interesting details: New…
  • Apr 18

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?

    Should Prez Obama create a "Presidential Commission on Mass Incarceration"? Who should be on it?
    The questions in the title of this post are prompted by one of the executive actions suggested earlier this week the Brennan Center for Justice in this new report titled "15 Executive Actions to Overcome Government Dysfunction."…
  • Apr 18

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short

    Effort to repeal death penalty in New Hampshire falls one vote short
    As reported in this New York Times piece, headlined "Measure to Repeal Death Penalty Fails by a Single Vote in New Hampshire Senate," a tie vote yesterday in the Granite State will keep the death penalty alive there for now....
Rank this Week: 167

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug, OUI and firearm offenses. By Parker Scheer LLP.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    "I Don't Want to Talk" Sufficient to Invoke Right to Remain Silent

    "I Don't Want to Talk" Sufficient to Invoke Right to Remain Silent
    Last week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) reversed a superior court judge's denial of a motion to suppress statements made by a defendant after he invoked his right to remain silent. The SJC found that the defendant…
  • Mar 31

    Appeals Court Reverses Shooting Conviction Based on Insufficient Evidence

    Appeals Court Reverses Shooting Conviction Based on Insufficient Evidence
    In Commonwealth v. Lobo, the defendant was convicted of two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, after he was tried for the shootings of two brothers on Hancock Street in Brockton in 2005. At trial, the Commonwealth…
  • Mar 24

    'Dangerous Weapon' Not Necessarily a 'Deadly Weapon' for Purposes of Enhanced Sentencing Statute

    'Dangerous Weapon' Not Necessarily a 'Deadly Weapon' for Purposes of Enhanced Sentencing Statute
    In a recent unpublished opinion, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a judgment against a criminal defendant who had been sentenced by a superior court judge under the sentencing enhancement provisions of the Massachusetts Armed Career…
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • Mar 31

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure

    Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
    I couldn’t find the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure online in HTML format—only in PDF format—so I created them. You’re welcome. Copyright © 2013 Houston criminal-defense lawyer Mark Bennett. This feed is for…
  • Mar 26

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency

    Harris County Criminal-Defense Residency
    From Scott Ehlers at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office: The Harris County Public Defender’s Office received a grant from the Department of Justice to establish the Future Appointed Counsel Training Program (FACT) for new…
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Decolletage

    The Ethics of Decolletage
    My Three Commandments of Criminal-Defense Ethics: I. Thou shalt not break the law. II. Thou shalt put thine client’s interests above all else. III. There will be times when (I) and (II) seem to clash; at those times thou shalt ……
Rank this Week: 182

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: 165

This is Criminal Justice?

This is Criminal Justice?

Covers Arizona criminal law and justice. By Howard Snader.

http://azcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    What are Your Miranda Rights?

    What are Your Miranda Rights?
    Most people are familiar with the concept of the police having to read someone their rights due to the popularity of crime TV shows and movies. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.  The real issue is whether any statement made is…
  • Apr 5

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent

    How to Assert Your Right to Remain Silent
    If you are arrested or subject to custodial interogation, you are entitled to certain rights that were given to you by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona.  The police should “read you your rights”, or what is also known as…
  • Apr 4

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?

    Can You Refuse a Search of Your Car by Police?
    Many people who are pulled over by the police for a traffic violation or any other reason wonder if they are allowed to refuse a police officer’s request to conduct a search of their person and their vehicle.
Rank this Week: 149

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 679 Last Words: A Survey and Analysis of Federal Judges' Views on Allocution in Sentencing Mark W. Bennett and Ira P. Robbins U.S.…
  • Apr 19

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"

    "In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous"
    From The New York Times: PRETORIA, South Africa — Before the murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said his decision would counter the notion that South...
  • Apr 19

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"

    "'Cops' and Suspects' Rights: Whatcha Gonna Do When They Record You?"
    This story is at FindLaw. In part: When the officers on "Cops" arrest most of their suspects, the circumstances leading up to the arrest are out in public. However, in order to avoid unlawfully appropriating the images of those…
Rank this Week: 215

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED

    HURRICANE CARTER HAS DIED
    Rubin Hurricane Carter, a boxer from Patterson, New Jersey who almost became the middle weight champion of the world, has died in Toronto at age 76. Carter spent 20 years in prison, framed for a triple murder in bar. He was twice tried an…
  • Apr 18

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14

    GOOD FRIDAY 4-18-14
    Happy Good Friday this 4-18-14, which if you write today's date backwards, you get...4-18-14. "Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man....He drew over to him both many of the Jews and the Gentiles...and when Pilate, at the…
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
Rank this Week: 279

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession

    Tampa Bay Lightning Forward Charged with DUI, Cocaine Possession
    On Saturday morning April 12, Ryan Malone, Tampa Bay Lightning forward, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.  In the process of his arrest, police discovered cocaine in Malone’s pants pocket, according to a…
  • Apr 18

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested

    California Drug Trafficking Ring Busted – 11 People Arrested
    On Monday April 14, authorities in California claimed that they had “dismantled” a drug trafficking ring that smuggled cocaine and methamphetamines from Mexico for distribution to New York, Arkansas, Illinois, and other…
  • Apr 18

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License

    James Wilder Jr., Former Florida State Running Back, Arrested for Driving on Suspended License
    On Sunday April 13, former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested on a bench warrant in connection with a citation he received in March in Tampa for driving with a suspended driver’s license with knowledge.  He…
Rank this Week: 245

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • Apr 18

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime

    67-year-old Taylor Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crime
    A Michigan man has been charged with 35 crimes connected to the alleged sexual assault of four teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 15, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  67-year-old Benny R. Grimes of Taylor has been charged…
  • Apr 18

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype

    Kentwood Man Charged with Producing, Distributing Child Pornography via Skype
    Earlier this month, a Kentwood man was arrested for allegedly producing child pornography and using Skype to distribute it on the Internet, according to a news article at Mlive.com.  28-year-old Clint Andrews Williamson is accused of…
  • Apr 10

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole

    Bay County Sex Offender Faces Up to 15 Years in Prison for Violating Parole
    In 1996, Steven D. Young, a Bangor Township resident, pleaded no contest to a single count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim younger than 13 years of age.  He was sentenced to eight to 30 years in prison the following…
Rank this Week: 290

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 202

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: 268

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/
  • Apr 16

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police
    The experienced traffic attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain five things you should, and shouldn't do if you are pulled over by a police officer.
  • Apr 14

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera
    Many California drivers have attempted to appeal their red light ticket in court. Soon the courts will decide whether or not red light tickets will be admissible or not throughout the entire state.
  • Apr 11

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?
    Last week Hollywood actor James Franco flirted with a 17 year old through the social media app, Instagram. What would be the consequences of his actions if they occurred in California?
Rank this Week: 195

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges.”   Usually, you’d expect that if someone had $500,000 worth of electronics stolen from them…
  • Apr 8

    North Carolina Man Arrested After Drunk Driving Stop Turns Violent

    North Carolina Man Arrested After Drunk Driving Stop Turns Violent
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “What happens if I am convicted of a DUI or DWI in North Carolina?”   One drunk driver from Lincoln County, North Carolina is facing some serious criminal charges this week…
  • Apr 3

    North Carolina Bank Robber On the Loose

    North Carolina Bank Robber On the Loose
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?”   Police say that a man with a thick Boston accent robbed a bank in Lincolnton, North Carolina this week before…
Rank this Week: 235

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 208

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 264

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Las Vegas Woman Charged for Having 1,000 Identitie

    Las Vegas Woman Charged for Having 1,000 Identitie
    Last week a 32-year-old Las Vegas woman was indicted with multiple counts of the Nevada crime of forgery and related offense for allegedly having about 1,000 identities. She reportedly had two forging laboratories in Las Vegas containing a…
  • Oct 15

    Las Vegas Prostitute Claims She Killed Pimp in Self-Defense

    Las Vegas Prostitute Claims She Killed Pimp in Self-Defense
    A 43-year-old prostitute was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing her pimp to death in his Las Vegas residence. She reportedly told police he threatened to kill her, which is why she struck back. The prostitute faces charges for…
  • Oct 9

    Nevada Supreme Court Tosses Out Rape Conviction

    Nevada Supreme Court Tosses Out Rape Conviction
    The Nevada Supreme Court tossed out a 2010 rape conviction on the grounds that the jury contained only two African-Americans. Justices held that the defendant was deprived of his right to a fair and impartial jury. The defendant now awaits a…
Rank this Week: 301

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 267

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 274

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Central Ohio DUI-OVI Blog

Discusses topics related to D.U.I. (O.V.I.) in Ohio. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://centralohiodui-oviblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Dec 22

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

    HOLIDAY GREETING: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER
    The holiday season is at its climax.  Some of us who would not ordinarily step foot in a mall battle huge crowds to buy last-minute gifts.  Most of us attend more parties in two weeks than they we do the rest of the year.  All…
  • Nov 18

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE

    INTOXILYZER 8000 CHALLENGES CONTINUE
    Previous posts in this blog discussed developments with the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath-testingmachine.  On May 3, 2012, the post summarized the Gerome case in Athens.  In Gerome, the judge held the defendant is permitted to introduce…
Rank this Week: 209

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Plano Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Barbieri Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.planocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Nov 14

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case

    Man Wrongfully Convicted In Rape Case
    As reported by NBC, Bennett Barbour from Williamsburg Virginia was convicted decades ago for the rape of a William and Mary college student at an off-campus apartment. He had served more than four years for the crime he did not commit.…
  • Oct 22

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction

    Man Set Free After Wrongful Conviction
    As reported by CBS News, Michael Morton, a Texas grocery store employee who spent almost 25 years in prison for beating his wife was set free after a DNA test showed another man was responsible. Morton's attorney said that the prosecutors and…
Rank this Week: 242

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked with…
  • Aug 18

    Child Injured in Car Accident

    Child Injured in Car Accident
    On October 31, 1958, a little girl was waiting in a mobile x-ray truck to be x-rayed. She was unaware that just behind the truck, a panel van was attempting to pull away from the curb. The panel van’s rear bumper became interlocked…
  • Aug 7

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded

    Plaintiff Claims She was Defrauded
    The plaintiff in the case is Willie B. Sosa. The defendants in the case are Lorenzo Hines, Eddie Meyers, Harold Hall, and the Estate of Dessie Ree Meyers. The judge in the case is Arthur M. Schack. About the Case
Rank this Week: 281

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 219

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    State of Massachusett

    State of Massachusett
    In this DWAI case, defendant was convicted of driving while intoxicated per se and speeding. At the trial, a Nassau County police officer testified that he was trained to estimate the speed of a moving vehicle and that, in March...
  • Apr 20

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender

    Consequently, the court ordered to deny the motion of the offender
    At approximately 3:00 P.M., three men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered a restaurant. The men waited by the door for a few minutes until all of the customers left. One of the men then approached the register and placed an order....
  • Apr 20

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

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The exceptions also recognize that any law circumscribing the ability of the accused to defend against criminal charges remains subject to limitation by constitutional guarantees of due process and the right to confront the prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 678