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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: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 18

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction

    Real Estate Investor Admits Bid Rigging and Fraud at Foreclose Auction
    Mohamed Hanif Omar, a Georgia real estate investor, pleaded guilty to his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia. The defendant made and received payoffs and diverted money…
Rank this Week: 2

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust

    FL - Law enforcement still hiding public records on sex bust
    Original Article 04/15/2014 By Noah Pransky PINELLAS COUNTY - Following another major bust of suspects accused of seeking sex with underage children, 10 Investigates renewed its public records requests into how law enforcement operates its…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 9

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: 28

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • 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…
  • Apr 19

    The No-Fly Secrets Revealed

    The No-Fly Secrets Revealed
    For a case that could have, should have, disappeared with a swift oops and click of the delete button, it has reached a conclusion with the unfortunately unsatisfying result of no one being saved and a government so utterly impotent,…
  • Apr 18

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…

    If You Can’t Trust Prosecutors…
    There won’t be much “value added” in this post, as its purpose is to direct readers to Doug Berman’s post at Sentencing Law & Policy on the fiasco of Cesar Huerta Cantu.  In that case, a typo, conceded by…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 33

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: 37

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: 44

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: 63

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: 61

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: 59

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: 76

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: 66

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: 85

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?
    Caesar Cantu plead guilty to marijuana trafficking and was sentenced to 11.5 years in federal court. Due solely to a scribbners error an additional 42 months was added to his sentence on the judgment and conviction. However, the district…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 116

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: 91

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 113

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 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....
  • Apr 17

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice

    Big new empirical analysis of federal prosecutorial charging practice
    I just learned about an important NIJ-funded project and report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service which examines in depth federal prosecutorial charging decisions across US District Courts. The research was complete by…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 129

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/
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic South of New Plymouth

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic South of New Plymouth
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Apr 19

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa

    Injury Crash Blocks Traffic in Nampa
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 185

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: 212

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law…

Hastings. Cohan and Walsh, LLP Law Blog

Covers personal injury, tort, medical malpractice and criminal law.

http://www.hcwlaw.com/connecticut-personal-injury-lawyer-and-accident-attorney.html
Rank this Week: 165

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: 199

White Collar Defense Update

White Collar Defense Update

Covers Federal criminal statutes, investigations, criminal defense issues. By Dilworth Paxson LLP.

http://www.whitecollardefenseupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 222

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

Delaware Criminal Lawyer Blog

By The Law Office of Michael Abram.

http://www.delawarecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Committing an Imaginary Crime

    Committing an Imaginary Crime
    Recently Shane Kiser was arrested and charges with, among other things, attempted rape in the first degree. The investigation alleges that Mr. Kiser was attempting to solicit sex with a young boy over the internet. The interesting thing is…
  • Oct 21

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

    Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court
    Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court. This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he…
  • Sep 10

    Delaware Police Seizure

    Delaware Police Seizure
    A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can, and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime…
Rank this Week: 174

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 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…
  • Apr 18

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case

    Sheppard on Double Jeopardy and Mandating Partial Verdicts in "Acquit First" Case
    James Robert Sheppard III has posted Double Jeopardy Blues: Why in Light of Blueford v. Arkansas States Should Mandate Partial Verdicts in 'Acquit First' Cases (Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 83, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 345

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: 240

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer

    Las Vegas Casino Marker Lawyer
    Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the country with laws in place regarding casino markers. Casinos use markers as a way to help gamblers and players keep playing. When you only have a certain amount of cash on you, the casino will extend…
  • Apr 15

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega

    Homicide Charges in Las Vega
    Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor…
  • Apr 13

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense

    Facing a Felony? Call Potter Criminal Defense
    Facing Felony Charges? Call Potter Law Offices A felony charge can reduce your chances of landing a new job, change the way that loved ones think and feel about you and even impact the way you live your life. Here at Potter Law Offices, we…
Rank this Week: 352

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson

    Cohan's False Portrayal of Williamson
    Well beyond his odd arguments, William D. Cohan has distinguished himself through a highly unusual editorial strategy. In many cases relying solely on the word of a convicted liar (often presented second- or even third-hand), Cohan allowed…
  • Apr 17

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"

    Cohan: "Why? Why? Why?"
    Author William D. Cohan continued his publicity tour, this time stepping slightly outside his ideological comfort zone to appear on Michael Smerconish’s radio show. (Excerpt here; full broadcast available at siriusxm.) Cohan expressed…
  • Apr 17

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book

    Cohan's Approach to Op-Eds, New Items in the Book
    For those who want to read it, my general review of the Cohan book, published by Commentary, is here. Stuart has reviewed the book in the New Republic, and Peter Berkowitz has an intriguing review in Real Clear Politics.A few notes on the…
Rank this Week: 292

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/
Rank this Week: 304

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

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

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
  • Apr 3

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?

    What’s the law on kidnapping in Texas?
    The Dallas Court of Appeals recently upheld a Rockwall County kidnapping conviction. Let’s look at the laws regarding kidnapping in Texas, and discuss the facts that led to the courts decision. Here’s the case- Wilson vs. State of…
  • Mar 31

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy

    1983 Lawsuit filed against City of Kemp/Police Chief and Kaufman Sheriff Deputy
    The City of Kemp, Texas and it’s police chief are being sued in the Eastern District of Texas for an alleged false arrest and police brutality by Robert McCollom (Plaintiff). Kemp disbanded it’s police force in 2012 and the…
Rank this Week: 348

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014

    Clark County OVI Checkpoint April 18, 2014
    The Clark County OVI Task Force will be operating an OVI checkpoint in Clark County tonight (April 18th).  The Checkpoint will begin at 7:00 pm and will be located  on W. First Street in Springfield. If you want to receive…
  • Apr 17

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season

    Your Kids Will Be Targeted This Prom Season
    Prom Season in Ohio brings forth a big law enforcement response. Undercover agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit are taking an active role in enforcing Ohio’s alcohol laws to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe prom season.…
  • Apr 16

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway

    Prom DUI Blitz Underway
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving and their partners in law enforcement have begun the annual Prom DUI enforcement blitz that will last throughout the prom season.  So in addition to the tuxedos, the wrist corsages and the awkward pictures;…
Rank this Week: 271

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 275

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • 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: 335

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: 306

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?

    Some Motorists Can Be Revoked For Just One 5+ Point Ticket?!?
    In the on-going battle to punish and deter driving while under the influence, the DMV adopted regulations that trigger a revocation of a driving license upon conviction to just one 5+ point ticket. Specifically, if a motorist has been…
  • Apr 2

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?

    Do Cell Phone Laws Work?
    New York leads the way in restricting and punishing drivers who illegally use cell phones.  Indeed, it is a 5-point ticket in New York which is the same number of point assigned to the criminal charge of reckless driving.   But do…
  • Mar 6

    Motorists To Be More Exposed

    Motorists To Be More Exposed
    More information about the driving history of motorists will soon be available to prosecutors.  In particular, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that, in addition to convictions, prosecutors will now be able to see the original…
Rank this Week: 278

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: 309

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: 333

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 227

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: 295

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

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

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Apr 19

    Crime Pays: Government Going After Criminal Proceed

    Crime Pays: Government Going After Criminal Proceed
    Khalil Kenyon Blackman learned a bitter lesson: crime pays, but not always for the criminal. With broad forfeiture statutes, and aggressive law enforcement policies, in place, the Government is now… read more →
  • Apr 19

    Bergman’s Luck: The Murder for Hire Case that Never Die

    Bergman’s Luck: The Murder for Hire Case that Never Die
    There’s a couple old sayings: First, “if it wasn’t for bad luck, wouldn’t have no luck at all;” and, second, “if it can go wrong, it will.” Well, it’s time… read more →
  • Apr 19

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct

    The Undeniable Scent Of Police Misconduct
    The prestigious Cato Institute, with its National Police Misconduct Statistics and Report Project (NPMSRP), tracks police misconduct on a daily and annual basis. And there is a lot of misconduct… read more →
Rank this Week: 761

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/
  • Apr 19

    Better Listen to Mom

    Better Listen to Mom
    Sometimes, these articles answer burning questions, but not today. Questions like "why something versus nothing?" may get answered later. Today, I'm here to tell you what's happening in Florida's criminal courts. As always, I'm attempting…
  • Apr 15

    "I Know My Rights"

    "I Know My Rights"
    If you've lived on Mother Earth long enough, you've encountered a smart-assed kid that (a) has no respect for authority, and (b) knows his rights. So, how do police officers respond to someone that tells them they "know their rights?" As…
  • Apr 11

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre
    If I had a dollar for every time someone called to tell me their rights were violated, I wouldn't have to work; I could just keep answering the phone and make a dollar here, dollar there. Part of my work as a criminal defense attorney is to…
Rank this Week: 780