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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/
  • Feb 19

    Report Trump May Use National Guard to Round-Up Undocmented

    Report Trump May Use National Guard to Round-Up Undocmented
    Donald Trump just keeps coming up with bad ideas. This one's a non-starter unless he wants violence in the streets. The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up... [[…
  • Feb 17

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    It's a beautiful day here, here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 17

    Samsung CEO Jailed in South Korea Corruption Probe

    Samsung CEO Jailed in South Korea Corruption Probe
    Jay Y. Lee, is the CEO of Samsung. His family is the wealthiest in South Korea. He has a net worth of $6.2 billion and ordinarily lives in a $4 million Seoul mansion. Yesterday he was arrested for "questioning" in a big corruption scandal in…
Rank this Week: 1

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Emails Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Emails Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud.  She was arrested in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 2

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 8

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Feb 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 337 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 93 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 18

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Hernández v. Mesa: (1) Whether a formalist or functionalist analysis governs the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unjustified deadly…
  • Feb 18

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 452 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
Rank this Week: 41

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 18

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol
    This AP article reports on a notable an unusual provision in Arizona's new execution protocol. The article is headlined "Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs," and here are details: The recent revelation that…
  • Feb 17

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force
    As noted in this prior post, last week Prez Trump signed three crime-fighting executive orders. In my view, the EO with arguably the most enduring significance and substance was this one creating a “Task Force on Crime Reduction and…
  • Feb 17

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new short piece by David Alan Sklansky now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing number of chief prosecutors are winning office by pledging a more thoughtful...
Rank this Week: 23

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: 37

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
  • Feb 10

    Common Infections in Nursing Home

    Common Infections in Nursing Home
    Seniors are at an increased risk for a wide variety of infections because of lowered immune systems and other factors. When they live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, this risk increases even further. Infections in nursing…
  • Feb 7

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030

    Philadelphia Plans to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2030
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney promised a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities as a part of his 2015 campaign platform. This promise came to fruition in November, when an executive order created the city’s Vision Zero Task Force.This…
  • Feb 6

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce

    How Over-the-Air Updates Could Alter NHTSA Auto Recall Proce
    Recent changes in how much modern automobiles rely on computers and software may push the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to change its auto recall process. Currently, car manufacturers notify owners by mail and the…
Rank this Week: 26

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 19

    Dinner At LeCouCou (The Day After)

    Dinner At LeCouCou (The Day After)
    There aren’t a great many benefits to blogging. Fielding moronic comments that demand an order of magnitude more effort to deconstruct than to make isn’t nearly as much fun as people think. But when I wrote about the efforts to…
  • Feb 19

    A Call From Area Code 202

    A Call From Area Code 202
    A friend asked the question: Should I? When a new administration takes over in Washington, there is a seismic shift in top-level staff. The new administration has to appoint something in the order of 4,000 people, but then there are…
  • Feb 18

    For A Nickel I Will

    For A Nickel I Will
    More than 35 years ago, upon graduating from college, I did what many kids of my generation did. I bought a backpack and a Eurail Pass and set out to see the world, without a gun on my shoulder. I flew into Paris’ De Gaulle Airport and…
Rank this Week: 83

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 63

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 53

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
  • Feb 15

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?
    This week an article in the Wall Street Journal explored whether there might be some changes coming for Sarbanes Oxley. With President Trump talking about rolling back regulations, business groups that want Sarbanes Oxley softened may get…
  • Feb 9

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda
    No group of people, no matter how poor, are immune to the predatory practices of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies.  These companies are nothing but glorified pyramid schemes, causing financial losses for more than 99% who get…
  • Feb 8

    Financial Lies in Divorce

    Financial Lies in Divorce
    Experienced family lawyers are familiar with the common ways spouses attempt to commit financial fraud in divorce: hiding or undervaluing assets, overstating debts, concealing income, and inflating or fabricating expenses. All of these are…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 57

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/
  • Feb 19

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD
    There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a police department in Texas looking for no-cost crime lab services. Then you can call DPS and by law they must provide services for free. The predictable result is a massive backlog. From…
  • Feb 19

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe
    On Friday, long-time Houston state Rep. Senfronia Thompson filed a major piece of police accountability legislation, HB 2044, which expands on the transparency proposal filed in the senate to include new provisions on racial profiling data…
  • Feb 18

    Snacks to tide you over ...

    Snacks to tide you over ...
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while your correspondent's is focused elsewhere:San Antonio is the poster child for how "police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline."The Statesman has…
Rank this Week: 130

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Methuen Alleged Drunk Driving Crash Proves Fatal

    Methuen Alleged Drunk Driving Crash Proves Fatal
    According to a recent news article from the Boston Herald, one woman was killed and another is in critical condition following a serious car crash in Methuen, Massachusetts, which is just outside of Boston. Authorities have said the deadly…
  • Feb 14

    New App Tells Users if They Are Drunk Based Upon Walking

    New App Tells Users if They Are Drunk Based Upon Walking
    According to a news report from the Boston Metro, a local company has developed a smart phone app that can tell users if they are intoxicated based upon how they are walking while using the app. The makers of the app say that it is designed…
  • Feb 13

    Boston Courts Deal with Issue of Drivers Alleged to Be On Marijuana

    Boston Courts Deal with Issue of Drivers Alleged to Be On Marijuana
    In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we use the term drunk driving in casual conversation, but the actual criminal charge is called operation under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (OUI).  We use OUI in Massachusetts as…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
  • Jan 11

    Do You Have a Case?

    Do You Have a Case?
    Picture yourself walking into work one morning just like any other start to your day. As you enter the premises of the building you slip and fall in a wet puddle and hit your head on the hard ground, resulting in a brain injury and other…
  • Dec 27

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!
    The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor 2015-2016 scholarship contest ended on November 30, 2016. The essays subject title was “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Feb 15

    Nonprofit Evicted Me and Posted False Fliers Calling Me a Sex Offender: Vet

    Nonprofit Evicted Me and Posted False Fliers Calling Me a Sex Offender: Vet
    2-15-17 New York: BROWNSVILLE — A nonprofit that purports to help and house homeless veterans illegally evicted a former serviceman, put up bogus posters saying he's a sex offender and then defied a judge's order to stop locking him out of…
  • Feb 11

    Program could get $30K for sex offender treatment

    Program could get $30K for sex offender treatment
    2-11-16 North Carolina: The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is poised to receive $30,000 in additional funding, providing the Iredell County Board of Commissioners approves the budget amendment at its Tuesday night meeting. Initially, the…
  • Feb 11

    Choir Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Doing Cartwheel In Skirt Without Panties On

    Choir Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Doing Cartwheel In Skirt Without Panties On
    2-11-17 Oklahoma: PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no…
Rank this Week: 154

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Larceny by False Promises in Massachusett

    Larceny by False Promises in Massachusett
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate decision, the defendant was convicted of violating MGL c. 266 section 30(1). This section criminalizes larceny by false pretenses involving over $250. To secure a conviction, the Commonwealth is…
  • Feb 3

    Application of the Crime Bill to Massachusetts Cocaine Trafficking Law

    Application of the Crime Bill to Massachusetts Cocaine Trafficking Law
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case, the court considered whether certain aspects of the Crime Bill applied to drug crimes. The defendant had been charged before the effective date of the law but convicted after it. The case arose when…
  • Jan 18

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett

    Trafficking in Oxycodone in Massachusett
    In Commonwealth v. Marcelin, the defendant was convicted of trafficking in oxycodone, a Class B substance. After being convicted, he pled guilty to conspiring to violate drug laws. The case arose in 2011, when a USPS inspector saw a package…
Rank this Week: 202

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 108

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law

    Fascination: the U.S. Supreme Court Once Again Looks at Federal Gun Law
    The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the root word of “fascination” as “to transfix or hold spellbound by an irresistible power.”  Since 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States has on all least 13…
  • Dec 5

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case

    The always confusing “nolo” plea comes up in a federal criminal case
    As a criminal defense lawyer I often get questions as to whether there is a difference between a “regular” guilty plea and a “nolo” plea.  Technically, the latter is from the Latin phrase, “nolo…
  • Nov 22

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court

    Federal Criminal Sentences Still a Hot Topic in the Supreme Court
    Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case.  Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal…
Rank this Week: 216

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sherman Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Micah Belden, Criminal Defense Lawyer

http://www.shermancriminallawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 262

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

NJ DUI Questions & Answers

Covers DUI charges and legal defenses. By Matthew W. Reisig.

http://www.newjersey-dui-attorney.com/blog/
  • Jan 16

    Scotch Plains NJ Former Top Cop Charged in DWI Crash

    Scotch Plains NJ Former Top Cop Charged in DWI Crash
    The former police chief of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, who retired in March, has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in South Plainfield in September. Brian T. Mahoney, 51, spent…
  • Jan 16

    Proposed Legislation in NJ Could Mean Jailtime For DWI With Fatalitie

    Proposed Legislation in NJ Could Mean Jailtime For DWI With Fatalitie
    Legislation being considered in New Jersey’s state senate would create a new felony charge that prosecutors could levy against drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes. Under a proposal by State Senator Dave Oroho, R-24, a third degree…
  • Jan 16

    Falsified Calibration Data Could Upend 20,000 DWI Convictions in NJ

    Falsified Calibration Data Could Upend 20,000 DWI Convictions in NJ
    A New Jersey State Police sergeant whose job was to calibrate Alcotest devices in several counties has been accused of records tampering in a case that may compromise more than 20,000 DWI convictions over a seven year period. Sgt. Marc…
Rank this Week: 286

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts DUI, drug and theft crimes. By Cappetta Law Offices.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 15

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost

    SJC Rules that Dookhan Defendants With Vacated Convictions Will Not Be Reimbursed for Court Cost
    In Commonwealth v. Martin, the SJC addressed whether defendants whose convictions were vacated as a result of the Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal should be reimbursed for court fees paid prior to the allowance of the motion to vacate. The…
  • Jan 6

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal

    Questions Linger in Amherst Drug Lab Scandal
    According to a recent news article on www.Masslive.com, questions remain as to who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory discovery to defense attorneys in the Amherst drug lab scandal. The scandal came…
Rank this Week: 152

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump
    Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to “build a wall” along the border of the U.S. and Mexico and that he wants to deport or incarcerate as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants who…
  • Jan 13

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump

    Some California Leaders Vow to Resist Deportations Under Trump
    Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to “build a wall” along the border of the U.S. and Mexico and that he wants to deport or incarcerate as many as 3 million undocumented immigrants who…
  • Jan 6

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1

    New California Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking about Juvenile Criminal Records Takes Effect January 1
    A new law that prohibits employers in the state of California from asking about a job applicant’s juvenile criminal records is set to take effect January 1of the new year. Assembly Bill (A.B.) No. 1843 amends Section 432.7 of the…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
Rank this Week: 213

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 230

Nobles Law Firm

Nobles Law Firm

General practice blawg from an Arkansas attorney with a strong background in journalism.

http://www.nobleslawfirm.com/
  • Aug 24

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’
    What could be better on a Thursday night than an old time radio episode about legal concepts which may or may not apply in the 21st century? Lots of things,… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Landlord and Tenant’…
  • Jun 10

    Standard language in a commercial lease?

    Standard language in a commercial lease?
    Not long ago, a corporate client of mine asked me to review the terms of a commercial lease that her company was considering signing. The lease offered a great location… The post Standard language in a commercial lease? appeared first…
  • Jun 3

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’

    Legal OTR: Case Dismissed – ‘Adoption’
    The weekend approaches and that means it’s time for us here at the mighty Nobles Law Firm to post another fine installment in our Legal OTR series. We’re continuing on… The post Legal OTR: Case Dismissed –…
Rank this Week: 280

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 255

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

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 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…
Rank this Week: 298

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP Blog

Covers South Carolina personal injury and criminnal law news.

http://www.rjrlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?
    Commercial Truck Accident Liability Insurance | How Much is Needed for Injuries Caused  Whether you drive a car or a big rig, tractor trailer truck, you have to carry liability insurance. It’s the law. The only question is how…
  • Dec 18

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?

    How much truck accident liability insurance should trucking companies be required to have?
    Commercial Truck Accident Liability Insurance | How Much is Needed for Injuries Caused  Whether you drive a car or a big rig, tractor trailer truck, you have to carry liability insurance. It’s the law. The only question is how…
  • Oct 12

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer

    Truck Driver Training | Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
    How Long Does It Take to Become a Licensed Semi Truck Driver?  The answer will both surprise you. In a recent truck driving school email trying to solicit new semi truck driver recruits, there are ten (10) basic questions answered about…
Rank this Week: 237

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: 252

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Jul 9

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography
    The Washington Post reports that police in Manassas, Virginia may seek to photograph the erection of a teenage boy accused of possession and manufacturing child pornography. The teenager sent a video of himself to his girlfriend, and her…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
Rank this Week: 150

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law…

Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog

Discusses recent cases and legislation in Virginia concerning criminal law and procedure, traffic and DUI law, and relevant constitutional issues. By Charles Homiller.

http://homillerlaw.typepad.com/criminaltrafficlaw/
  • Jan 13

    North Carolina Drivers Beware

    North Carolina Drivers Beware
    If you are licensed in North Carolina and get an out of state speeding ticket, prepaying the fine could cause you to lose your license! Many North Carolinians do not realize that a law on the books requires a 30...
  • Jul 7

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta

    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta
    Bieber cited for speeding on LA freeway  | accessAtlanta.
  • Oct 14

    Seven felony charge

    Seven felony charge
    Seven felony charges certified against man accused of shooting his 101 year old grandmother.
Rank this Week: 120

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 179

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: 186

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: 174

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: 271

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 149

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 155

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    DOJ Order to Baltimore Cops: Fix the Pronoun, Forget the Murder

    DOJ Order to Baltimore Cops: Fix the Pronoun, Forget the Murder
    The desperate need for Jeff Sessions to turn DOJ's Civil Rights Division upside down has never been on more vivid display than in the juxtaposition of the following stories.In the first, we see that, under DOJ's consent decree with…
  • Feb 17

    Amplifying Molehills Into Mountain

    Amplifying Molehills Into Mountain
    This story reminds me of an old REO Speedwagon song:But I know the neighborhoodAnd talk is cheap when the story is goodAnd the tales grow taller on down the lineIan Millhiser, the Justice Editor at ThinkProgress, informs us:President Trump…
  • Feb 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Officers Injured During Immigration Protest: In the course of an immigration protest in Arizona Thursday evening, rising tensions led to three police officers sustaining injuries. Carmen Duarte at The Arizona Daily Star reports that the…
Rank this Week: 4958

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
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
  • Feb 16

    Appeal Made on Federal Ruling of State Sex Offender Program

    Appeal Made on Federal Ruling of State Sex Offender Program
    The New York Times reported in October 2015 that the State of Minnesota civilly commits more sex offenders per capita than any other state in the nation. The Times said the state has committed more than 700 sex offenders over… The post…
  • Feb 5

    Is Fire a Deadly Weapon?

    Is Fire a Deadly Weapon?
    Texas law requires that criminal courts place “affirmative findings” in their judgment whenever it proven that a “deadly weapon” was knowingly used or exhibited during the commission of a felony.  Such a finding…
Rank this Week: 1010

Conroe Criminal Lawyer Blog

Conroe Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Ron Voyles & Associates.

http://www.conroecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think

    Your Car Accident Injury May Not Be As Minor As You Think
    I had the good fortune of a good meal with friends over the holiday weekend. One young individual struggled with an episode of low back pain.  I was drawn into the conversation because I was aware that this young man had been involved in…
  • Feb 7

    Your History Counts, Leveling with Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Your History Counts, Leveling with Your Criminal Defense Lawyer
    “That was in the past; I’ve paid my debt to society.” Criminal defense attorneys hear that quite a bit.  The truth of the matter is that your past counts.  A lot.  When a potential employer looks over your job…
  • Jan 26

    Waterboarding for Your DWI Blood

    Waterboarding for Your DWI Blood
    Okay, no it hasn’t gone that far.  But where do we draw the line at how far police can go to collect evidence in a driving while intoxicated arrest?  This issue is being pushed to the limit.  Texas law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 1768

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2344