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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/
  • Aug 28

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    College football just around the corner. Open Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 26

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration

    Indictments will be long: State sent unsecured "classified" e-mails during Bush Administration
    A point I have tried to make a number of times on the "Eghazi: It's Classified!" "scandal" is that the originators of the "classified" e-mails were career State Department officials. Thus, I noted that the current US Ambassador to Bahrain…
  • Aug 26

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    I'm on a blogging break due to my impending move (September 10.) I'll put up open threads as I can so as not to leave readers high and dry, so to speak. Blogging is a hobby but it's an expensive one. If you'd like to help out,... [[ This is…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Charged

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Charged
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Daniel J. Flynn, III, 52, Milton, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged in U.S. District in Boston with wire fraud.  According to the criminal complaint, Flynn defrauded investors of millions in a real estate…
  • Aug 28

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud

    New York Businessman Pleads Guilty in Multi-Family Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Selim Zherka, 47, businessman, Somers, New York, pled guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank in order to receive millions of dollars in loans and to file materially false tax returns with the…
  • Aug 27

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme

    Indictment in Fake Rental Ponzi Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A father and son schemed with a Chicago attorney and a Lincolnwood businessman to sell $2.9 million in phony mortgages to more than a dozen duped investors, according to a federal indictment. Albert Rossini, 67, the owner…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Sex Offender Enactments Database

    Sex Offender Enactments Database
    Original Article This looks like an excellent resource for those who want to watch the sex offender laws. Sex offender policies continue to be on state legislative agendas. Some enactments respond to the federal Sex Offender Registration…
  • Jul 5

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
Rank this Week: 5

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
  • Aug 31

    Belarus: Political Prisoners Released, but Authorities Need to Do More for Human Right

    Belarus: Political Prisoners Released, but Authorities Need to Do More for Human Right
    By Viachaslau “Slava” Bortnik On August 22, Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenka issued an order “based on the principle of humanism” to release six political prisoners, including Mikalai Statkevich and Yury…
  • Aug 30

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”

    How You Can Fight Against “the Worst Crime in the World”
    The wife of a disappeared journalist said of her husband’s disappearance, “I think it’s one of the worst crimes in the world, making people disappear. It is not just the one person who disappears…the whole family is…
  • Aug 29

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”

    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear.”
    “They’ve already taken my husband. I’m not going to succumb to fear,” wife of disappeared Lao agriculture specialist tells audience. How does one suddenly disappear from a busy city street? In 2005, in recognition of…
Rank this Week: 24

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
  • Aug 28

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I

    Herbalife is Not Like Vemma, Unless It I
    In light of the recent shutdown of multi-level marketing company Vemma (following allegations that it is a pyramid scheme),there has been much discussion of Herbalife. Is it a more legitimate MLM, or is it a pyramid scheme like Vemma and…
  • Aug 27

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)

    MLMs as Pyramid Schemes (Vemma Shut Down)
    Multi-level marketing companies – – MLMs for short – – go to great lengths to distance themselves from pyramid schemes. The Direct Selling Association (a lobbying group funded by multi-level marketing companies that…
  • Aug 19

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation
    Both civil and criminal cases often involve an element of proving or disproving income of an individual or business. It is not unusual for a divorce case to include allegations of hidden income or assets. In contract disputes alleging the…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 21

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/
  • Aug 28

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman

    License plate reader led police to man who killed reporter, cameraman
    8-28-15 Virginia: "As soon as it was entered, it came up with a positive hit." The man who authorities said infamously killed two Virginia television journalists Wednesday was tracked down by police via license plate reader…
  • Aug 26

    Lobby Guard System Not Foolproof

    Lobby Guard System Not Foolproof
    8-26-15 North Dakota: Day two of a new school year in West Fargo, and for a new security system in West Fargo Schools and already there are problems. It’s called ‘Lobby Guard’, an electronic system promising an extra layer of security…
  • Aug 25

    Deputies: Registered sex offender arrested for church service involvement

    Deputies: Registered sex offender arrested for church service involvement
    It is very likely they have state laws as to starting churches, and did he follow them? Apparently he did find someone to be Pastor, but did he know the background? Police when tipped off then setup a sting of sorts, then finding he is…
Rank this Week: 27

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: 28

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    DRAFT UPDATE

    DRAFT UPDATE
    DRAFT UPDATE II- MOTION FOR CONTINUANCE GRANTED. Several players said the draft tonight interfered with their viewing of 60 minutes and prep for their disorderly conduct trials tomorrow. Those of you in the league received an…
  • Aug 28

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN

    BREAKING: IT'S GOING TO RAIN
    It's going to start raining in South Florida this weekend. Here's what you need to know:Rumpole's List:Beer, Wine, Sangria, Rum (from Cuba), a candle, a can of tuna, a box of crackers, a case of tonic, a non-electric cork remover, a can…
  • Aug 26

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN

    OF TEDDY BEARS AND MEN
    Before we get to our topic, a few words about the accessibility of courtrooms. Every few years with a new crop of judges and bailiffs, we are forced to repeat this. The State of Florida FORBIDS closing courtrooms to the public…
Rank this Week: 45

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

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation

    The Passwords, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines an opinion issued in a case in which a woman – Chantay Sewell -- sued “her former boyfriend, . . . Phil Bernardin,” alleging that he “had gained access to her e-mail and Facebook accounts without her…
  • Aug 28

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment

    The Gentlemen's Club, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Summary Judgment
    This post examines an opinion from a U.S. Magistrate Judgewho sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California:  Luna v. Shac, LLC, 2015 WL 4941781 (2015).  He begins by explaining what the litigation involves…
  • Aug 26

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping

    The Coach, the Locker Room Speeches and Wiretapping
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – El Paso: Long v. State, 2015 WL 3984950 (2015).  The court begins its opinion by explaining that the issue in this case of first impression is whether the…
Rank this Week: 53

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Aug 10

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla

    An Open Letter to the #Cuckservative Chattering Cla
    I'm not a political junkie who sits around watching CNN or FoxNews. I don't know who the big names or personalities are, and I don't care. For the most part politics are reality TV for men - part wish fulfillment, part distraction from a life…
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
Rank this Week: 52

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 3

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched
    Help is on the way for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Nearly one in six Massachusetts women has experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. That's why Governor Charlie Baker is re-launching a council to tackle…
  • Jul 1

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape
    A man wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly raping a child was arrested Tuesday in the town of Austerlitz, New York, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Santoro, 28, was arrested on a warrant at his home on Rapp Road,…
  • Jun 29

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
Rank this Week: 69

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 31

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine

    Walking With A Purpose in Des Moine
    There are a laundry list of excuses, easily uttered and proved only by our innate trust in the truthfulness of a police officer’s.  They range from reaching toward his waistband to the grand-daddy of meaninglessness, the furtive…
  • Aug 31

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?

    Deputy Darren Goforth: No Motive, So What?
    Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was pumping gas into his cruiser when someone from behind shot and killed him.  Sheriff Ron Hickman called it an unprovoked execution. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters Goforth…
  • Aug 30

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong

    Explaining The Law of Cop Killing, Well-Intended and Wrong
    In many respects, it’s far easier to deal with an article that is wildly off-base when it comes to excusing the killing of unarmed citizens by police than it is to address an article that tries so very hard to get it right, to discuss…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Aug 30

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"

    "Bystander’s Death Shows Risks in Gun-Buy Stings"
    From The New York Times: In a dangerous profession, it is among the most dangerous of jobs. The police officers who go undercover to arrest illegal firearms dealers can quickly find themselves at the mercy of their targets, conducting…
  • Aug 30

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"

    "Federal court lifts injunction on NSA phone surveillance program"
    The story is at Jurist: The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Fridayreversed [opinion, PDF] a ruling that blocked theNational Security Agency (NSA) [official website] from obtaining call detail…
  • Aug 30

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing

    Kelly on Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing
    Brian D. Kelly (Seattle University - Department of Economics) has posted Further Results Concerning the Effects of Asset Forfeiture on Policing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Earlier work evaluated the association of asset forfeiture with the…
Rank this Week: 93

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/
  • Jul 14

    What are my Options After a Conviction?

    What are my Options After a Conviction?
    Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that you have lost your case entirely. There is a Post Conviction Issues/Appeals process that seeks to overturn your conviction or modify the terms of a sentence. If you have lost…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 78

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: 88

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 108

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

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

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Aug 31

    Stricter Gun Storage Laws Could Be Passed in LA

    Stricter Gun Storage Laws Could Be Passed in LA
    New ordinances being passed in Los Angeles County could make Los Angeles gun storage laws stricter. Our criminal defense attorneys explain the new law.
  • Aug 24

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote

    How Prison Realignment Gave Thousands the Right to Vote
    A new change in law is restoring the right to vote for thousands of persons convicted of a crime in California. Do you think people with a criminal record should have a right to vote?
  • Aug 17

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act

    Recent Rulings Clarify California Three Strikes Reform Act
    Prop. 36 changed California's Three Strikes law, but did it change it for everyone? Two recent court rulings clarified Prop. 36. Our Three Strikes law attorneys explain.
Rank this Week: 122

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 31

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement

    Jared Fogle Child Pornography Plea Agreement
    Attorney Page Pate joins Brenda Wood on WXIA 11 to discuss the plea agreement for Jared Fogle on federal child pornography and related charges.
  • Aug 28

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case

    Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Federal Drug Conspiracy Case
    Earlier this week, our firm was able to assist a client in a federal drug conspiracy case in the Northern District of Florida. The case involved a number of wiretaps,… read more →
  • Aug 15

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement

    Kickback Violations Lead to $49 Million in Whistleblower Settlement
    In two separate cases earlier this year, the Department of Justice settled significant False Claims Act cases brought by whistleblowers against a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a medical facility for violating… read more → The…
Rank this Week: 184

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 172

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/
  • Aug 31

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session

    Press ignores most important TX de-incarceration legislation of 2015 session
    Grits remains surprised that MSM coverage of new laws taking effect in Texas September 1st have omitted the state's most important sentencing reform since the Lege altered probation and parole rules in 2007: Raising theft thresholds for…
  • Aug 30

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration

    Policy wonk job fair at Office of Court Administration
    There are a several interesting job openings right now at the Office of Court Administration, including two support staff for the upcoming Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission (see here and here), which must hold its first meeting by…
  • Aug 27

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Aug 28

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson

    2015.71: The Judo Lesson
    My oldest child and I were standing at the meat counter. I bumped him sideways with my shoulder. Not enough to knock him over, just enough for him to notice. He retaliated with a little more velocity (because teenager, plus … Continue…
  • Aug 16

    2015.70: Okay, Stan. Okay.

    2015.70: Okay, Stan. Okay.
    (Go to the bottom of the post and click play.) When I first read this, I have to admit, I had an ego reaction. Hey, I’m in my 40s!: (That’s an interview of Stan Schneider by Brandon Ball in the … Continue reading →
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
Rank this Week: 112

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
Rank this Week: 131

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 191

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15

    Case Law Update, Week Ending 7-31-15
    The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Robinson v Lewis: The panel asked the California Supreme Court to resolve a question of state law that the Ninth Circuit has…
  • Jul 27

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?

    City of Kent v. Cobb | Is 5 ng. Arbitrary?
    The Washington Supreme Court is sending Kent v Cobb back to Division I to examine Due Process and whether the I-502 statute violates constitutional rights because it fails to ·provide notice that conduct was…
  • Jul 27

    Case Law Update

    Case Law Update
      The following criminal cases of note were decided during the last week: Federal Law Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals United States v. Guzman-Ibarrez: The panel vacated a conviction and sentence for illegal reentry after deportation or…
Rank this Week: 169

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 175

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 28

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)
    Page 127 683 N.Y.S.2d 127 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 12,018 Benita Nicasio MORALES, Respondent, v. COUNTY OF NASSAU, Appellant. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Dec. 31, 1998. Page 128 Devitt, Spellman, Barrett, Callahan, Leyden…
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    1 The background of this supplemental proceeding is as follows: on January 15, 1993, on consent, petitioner wife obtained a final order of protection for one year directing that respondent shall not assault, menace, harass or recklessly…
Rank this Week: 141

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Essex County NJ Criminal Attorney

Covers criminal and traffic offenses in New Jersey. By Todd Palumbo.

http://essexcountynjcriminalattorneys.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 129

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: 187

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

http://www.criminaldefenseduilawyer.com
  • May 29

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 161

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 150

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 238

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/
  • Aug 31

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother

    How Life And The Death Penalty Imitate The Marx Brother
    The Court:  We'll take up old business. Defense Counsel:  I wish to discuss the [constitutionality of the death penalty]   The Court:  Sit down, that's new business. No old business? Very well... We'll take up…
  • Aug 26

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan

    Mama, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Met Fan
    My two daughters are the kind of socially conscious, progressive thinking, organic eating, nature loving children that one would expect from being born and raised in Berkeley, California.  They are Bay Area kids in just about every…
  • Aug 25

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are

    Thank You Steven Gladstone, Wherever You Are
    Two of my all-time favorite rock albums were released in 1975.  Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run.  To commemorate the latter, which came out 40 years ago today, I've revised a piece I…
Rank this Week: 252

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Boon for Investigators We'd Happily Live Without

    A Boon for Investigators We'd Happily Live Without
    We’ve written plenty before about Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten,” under which governments tell Google and other search engines to take down links to legal, public documents that are deemed embarrassing or…
  • Jul 28

    More Proof: People are Bad at Risk Assessment

    More Proof: People are Bad at Risk Assessment
    One of the most fruitful avenues of investigation is to look at material that nobody ever thought would harm them. That’s the kind of material people do not take great pains to hide. Why hide it when it won’t hurt you and there is…
  • Jun 11

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal

    Three Lessons for Investigators from the FIFA Scandal
    These are still early days for the scandal engulfing world soccer, but in the indictments and other stories emerging we see three distinct features crucial for most successful investigations. We have written about all of them, but rarely are…
Rank this Week: 254

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 31

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program

    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program
    Ignition Interlock - the little gadget that is designed to ensure that you cannot start your vehicle unless there is no alcohol in your system. On it's face, it seems like a godsend, a true "win-win" invention; we can keep drunk drivers off…
  • Aug 28

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

    Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do
    Yesterday I posted about my client, “Kate,” whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Everyone agrees that Kate didn't refuse to test, but she was physically…
  • Aug 26

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

    Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?
    I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. I’ll call her Kate. Kate had never been in trouble before, and she was terrified. She had already borrowed money from her family to…
Rank this Week: 293

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Aug 30

    Penalties For Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) In The Cleveland, OH Area

    Penalties For Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) In The Cleveland, OH Area
    Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland prosecutors will grade a charge of Receiving Stolen Property (O.R.C. 2913.51) according to the value of stolen property received, in keeping with the structure…
  • Aug 23

    Penalties For Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area

    Penalties For Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) In The Cleveland, Ohio Area
    Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio There are a number of ways to run afoul of Identity Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.49) in Cleveland. From using another person’s ID without their consent to allowing a person to use your…
  • Aug 23

    Penalties For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) In Cleveland, Ohio

    Penalties For Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) In Cleveland, Ohio
    Workers’ Compensation Fraud (O.R.C. 2913.48) Penalties In Cleveland, Ohio Those who defraud Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation Fund in Cleveland, or participate in a fraud scheme against it, either as workers, employers, or…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Aug 30

    How Long Does the State Have to File Charges After an Arrest?

    How Long Does the State Have to File Charges After an Arrest?
    The waiting is the hardest part, according to Tom Petty.  I get quite a few calls from folks wondering how long it will be before the state files charges against them.  I always say, if you’re going to wait around to see what…
  • Aug 26

    How to Avoid Deportation by Withdrawing a Plea

    How to Avoid Deportation by Withdrawing a Plea
    Buyer’s Remorse is a very real phenomenon in criminal cases.  It’s difficult for judges and defense attorneys to think of all the ways in which a criminal case can impact a person’s life.  Who would think that an…
  • Aug 17

    Drugs in the Back of a Cop Car — Can They Prove This Case?

    Drugs in the Back of a Cop Car — Can They Prove This Case?
    Sometimes, criminals can be smart.  For example, consider the highly illegal trade of elephant ivory tusks.  It makes me absolutely sick to think that such wonderful animals are slaughtered for their teeth, but it does happen,…
Rank this Week: 497

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/
  • Aug 30

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park

    Two Vehicle Injury crash near Harriman State Park
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Aug 29

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Final Update: Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 29

    Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot

    Single vehicle crash near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 343

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The End of Seriousne

    The End of Seriousne
    I was initially going to introduce this post as off-topic, but on second thought, it is regrettably relevant to C&C's subject matter.  We deal here with crime and punishment.  These are serious topics, and discussing them…
  • Aug 28

    The Numbers Racket in Studying the Supreme Court

    The Numbers Racket in Studying the Supreme Court
    Adam Liptak has this article in the NYT.  The first two paragraphs read:Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006. His majority opinions tend to be brisk, efficient and dutiful.Now, studies…
  • Aug 28

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Parole Recommended for Charles Manson Follower:  Parole officials announced Thursday that, after 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, they have decided that it is safe to free one of Charles Manson's followers.  Don Thompson…
Rank this Week: 330

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Jacksonville police investigating hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian

    Jacksonville police investigating hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian
    Jacksonville police are investigating a recent crash as a hit-and-run after a pedestrian was killed on the Arlington Expressway.  Police said the pedestrian was killed in the early morning hours, but did not release any information about…
  • Aug 26

    Police dismantle meth lab in St. Johns County hotel

    Police dismantle meth lab in St. Johns County hotel
    Police in St. Johns County were called in this month to seize and break down a methamphetamines lab in a St. Johns County hotel.  There was no information published in local media reports on any arrests involving the bust, according to…
  • Aug 21

    Nassau County corrections officer charged with battery after video of inmate confrontation surface

    Nassau County corrections officer charged with battery after video of inmate confrontation surface
    A now-former Nassau County corrections officer was arrested for his role in an altercation with an inmate earlier this summer.  The corrections officer, who was fired last month, is now facing a misdemeanor battery charge for the July…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Aug 28

    Two Men Plead Guilty to Importing 24 Pounds of Flakka Ingredient in Broward County

    Two Men Plead Guilty to Importing 24 Pounds of Flakka Ingredient in Broward County
    Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to importing more than 24 pounds of the main ingredient in the street drug flakka from China to Broward County. Federal authorities arrested a 25-year-old Orlando man and a 21-year-old Clermont man in June…
  • Aug 26

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville

    Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Porn Charges in Gainesville
    A registered sex offender in Gainesville has been charged with possession of child pornography after police allege he had many illegal images on his cellphone. According to an arrest report, an investigation is also underway into whether he…
  • Aug 20

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online

    Man Accused of Asking Preteen Girls for Sex Online
    Clay County investigators arrested a 32-year-old Jacksonville man Friday that they claim made fake online profiles posing as a boy to lure preteen girls into having sex. The man is charged with using a computer to solicit a child for sex,…
Rank this Week: 510

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Civil Rights Violation

    Civil Rights Violation
    In 1988, my life was completely destroyed, due to being charged with “attempt lewdness with a minor” and was coercively forced to accept a guilty plea, which I consequently served 18 months for, released with no parole and no…
  • Aug 28

    I want to provide again.

    I want to provide again.
    Hello,  I’ve made a mistake four years ago that is haunting me. I have an Aggravated Battery charge with Adjudication Withheld. Although I have not been convicted of the crime and still have my civil rights, employers will not look…
  • Aug 28

    child abuse/negect from inability to attend doctor appointement

    child abuse/negect from inability to attend doctor appointement
    I have a son who was born premature, named Gabriel Rose. When Gabriel turn 1 year old, I was pregnant with my daughter Vanessa which was a high-risk pregnancy. I had a cerclage to hold in my pregnancy with her […] The post child…
Rank this Week: 474