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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 30

    ISIS Chief Spokesman Killed in Aleppo

    ISIS Chief Spokesman Killed in Aleppo
    This is pretty big. ISIS Chief Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed in Aleppo Province. ISIS affiliated news agency Amaq has confirmed it and said he “was martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military…
  • Aug 29

    About Trump's Doctor

    About Trump's Doctor
    Donald Trump's doctor is getting examined by the media, and it's not flattering. Either is this predecessor article. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 29

    Kim Dotcom Extradition Appeal To Be Live-Streamed

    Kim Dotcom Extradition Appeal To Be Live-Streamed
    A New Zealand appeals court today began hearing the appeal of Kim Dotcom against extradition to the U.S. The hearing is expected to take six to eight weeks. Kim Dotcom has been requesting the hearing be live-streamed. Today, the court granted…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Indictment Alleges Servicer Diversion of Borrower Payment

    Indictment Alleges Servicer Diversion of Borrower Payment
    Robert Pena, 67, the president and founder of the now-defunct mortgage company, Mortgage Security, Inc. (MSI), a Falmouth, Massachusetts mortgage company was indicted on conspiracy and wire fraud charges in connection with and alleged…
  • Aug 15

    Indictment for Fake Mortgage Release

    Indictment for Fake Mortgage Release
    David Tyrone Johnson, 48, Washington, D.C. was indicted on charges that he conspired to commit bank fraud and other crimes arising from a real estate scheme involving a forged mortgage satisfaction document. Johnson was named in a…
  • Aug 15

    Fake Law Firm Modification Scheme Nets Guilty Plea

    Fake Law Firm Modification Scheme Nets Guilty Plea
    Bryan D’Antonio, 50, Brea, California, pled guilty one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud related to his role as the owner and operator of a multi-million dollar fraudulent mortgage modification scheme that posed as…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 6

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
  • Aug 2

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)
    On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark “HERBAL ACCESS” on the grounds…
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
Rank this Week: 14

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    I Didn’t Take Goose Baxter’s Britche

    I Didn’t Take Goose Baxter’s Britche
    Aside from the honor of being an Admiral in the Great Navy of Nebraska, I’m also a Tennessee Squire.  Many years ago, I was graced by the kind folks from Jack Daniels with plot f20377 in Lynchburg.  Every once in a while, I…
  • Aug 31

    The Guerrilla In The Law School Classroom

    The Guerrilla In The Law School Classroom
    The head-scratcher was why the ABA, which has been granted the authority to accredit law schools for reasons that haven’t aged well, decided that Texas needed yet another new one when it conditionally approved one at the University of…
  • Aug 31

    Nasty Case Begets Even Nastier Defense

    Nasty Case Begets Even Nastier Defense
    Whether Roger Ailes is the pig he’s alleged to be will be known soon enough. But since he’s Roger Ailes, the now-ex-soul of the most hated conservative news channel on the tube with the best tagline, “fair and…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 24

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/
Rank this Week: 34

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: 32

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 25

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside
    Several years ago, I got called for jury duty. Unlike almost everyone else who complains when called for jury duty, I was thrilled. I wanted to be on a jury. If I was going to have to do my civic duty, I wanted to get something out of it,…
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
Rank this Week: 35

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
  • Dec 19

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation

    Bill Cosby Sues Seven Mass. Sexual Assault Accusers for Defamation
    Bill Cosby has sued seven women who have accused him of sexually assaulting them, claiming that they defamed his character and purposefully derailed an upcoming television opportunity. Cosby is suing Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 45

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41

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: 47

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Aug 29

    Could you Live with “Ambiguous Loss”?

    Could you Live with “Ambiguous Loss”?
    Having a loved one missing creates a suffering that is unique and different from other kinds of loss. Unlike families who lose a loved one through death, where the loss is clear, the loss of having a missing person is ambiguous.
  • Aug 25

    With Whom are Many U.S. Police Departments Training? With a Chronic Human Rights Violator – Israel

    With Whom are Many U.S. Police Departments Training? With a Chronic Human Rights Violator – Israel
    When the U.S. Department of Justice published a report Aug. 10 that documented “widespread constitutional violations, discriminatory enforcement, and culture of retaliation” within the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), there was…
  • Aug 24

    DatNav: How to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

    DatNav: How to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research
    From online videos of war crimes, to satellite images of rights violations in areas as reclusive as North Korea, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.
Rank this Week: 66

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    IT'S ELECTION DAY ... NOW GET OUT AND VOTE .......

    IT'S ELECTION DAY ... NOW GET OUT AND VOTE .......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL - 2016 JUDICIAL PRIMARYWelcome to our bi-annual Blog Post on Election day.  Today is the day where as many as nine of the names listed below will be hired (or rehired) by the voters of…
  • Aug 29

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS

    OF HOT DOGS AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS
    Two items caught our eye as we repaired to our Labour Day retreat a week early for some well earned rest (just ask the AUSA in Virginia about the tax case that went **Poof** if you see her).Item One: Colin Kapernick, NFL QB, refused to stand…
  • Aug 26

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH
    Like so many plaintiffs before him, he went to court with the promises of untold riches whispered in his ear by his attorneys.His day in court.Justice, that elusive concept, would finally materialize.But Judge Bagley saw it different on…
Rank this Week: 80

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
  • Jun 22

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case

    Court Decides Handgun Possession Case
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said defendant was indicted for multiple counts of handgun possession and a single count of possession of weapons with intent to sell, the defendant, waived a jury and the case was tried by the court. Decision was…
Rank this Week: 84

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 75

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

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

    Unholstered: Texas Tribune takes deep dive on police shooting

    Unholstered: Texas Tribune takes deep dive on police shooting
    The Texas Tribune today published a major web feature on police shootings in Texas. They examined shootings by 36 Texas police departments cities with more than 100,000 population for the period 2010-2015, so they don't capture other LEOs…
  • Aug 30

    Not the Texas Rangers' proudest day

    Not the Texas Rangers' proudest day
    Grits receives the Texas State Historical Society's relentless daily email and today's missive told the story of a particularly unsavory, if successful, use of the Texas Rangers to enforce Jim Crow in defiance of federal courts.On this day in…
  • Aug 29

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie
    Every municipal budget cycle, police administrators approach local budget writers asking for more officers to combat crime. But hiring more cops is expensive and local officials seldom have a way to judge whether doing so will increase public…
Rank this Week: 130

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 30

    McDonnell Decision Gives Sheldon Silver Breathing Room

    McDonnell Decision Gives Sheldon Silver Breathing Room
    The Supreme Court decision in McDonnell v United States, decided June 27, has given several politicians whose corruption convictions are on appeal both a cause for optimism and freedom on bail pending appeal. Last week SDNY District Judge…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending
    Things are getting personal in U.S. v. Annappareddy. I posted here last week about this District of Maryland case in which the Government ultimately admitted to having presented false evidence to the trial jury, and grudgingly joined…
  • Aug 24

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?
    Criminal defense lawyers in federal courts in this nation on an average plead 35 defendants guilty for every one they take to trial. Accordingly, many criminal defense lawyers are not much more "trial lawyers" than the many big firm…
Rank this Week: 92

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Trump, His Critics, and Law and Order

    Trump, His Critics, and Law and Order
    Donald Trump's recent comments on law and order have been a mixed bag.  He has said some things that are obviously wrong.  No, violence in our cities is not record levels.  Surely a New Yorker of Mr. Trump's age remembers...
  • Aug 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Man out on Bond for Beating Wife has Kidnapped her:  A Pennsylvania man out on bond for beating his wife has reportedly abducted her at gunpoint and abandoned the car they were believed to be traveling in near a wooded...
  • Aug 30

    Soros Financing Removal of Law and Order DA

    Soros Financing Removal of Law and Order DA
    Hedge fund billionaire George Soros, who has spent millions of dollars to weaken sentencing laws nationally, is now focusing on replacing District Attorneys who do not subscribe to his progressive social justice agenda.   Scott Bland of…
Rank this Week: 112

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
Rank this Week: 149

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    I Stand With Colin Kaepernick And Against Forced Patriotism

    I Stand With Colin Kaepernick And Against Forced Patriotism
    San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick has caused quite a stir by refusing to do what virtually every player and fan does before the start of American sports events -- stand for the playing of the National…
  • Aug 25

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color

    Attention Media: Trump Is A Bigot. He Is Not Trying To Appeal To People Of Color
    I woke up to an NPR teaser informing me that Donald Trump is reaching out to African Americans.  All over the media the last few days have appeared reports of a Trump Pivot -- a move towards a kinder, gentler Trump who is…
  • Aug 25

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again

    Swiftboating Hillary . . . Again
    Republicans with the complicity of the so-called liberal media, are expert at undermining Democratic candidates on the basis of bogus allegations that are repeated so often they become part of the political fabric.  Al Gore said he…
Rank this Week: 100

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Jul 7

    A Big Lesson From a Short Failed Race

    A Big Lesson From a Short Failed Race
    On Monday, I stood at the start line of a hot, humid, and crowded 10k. Before then, I had done longer races, including a couple of half marathons and a full about seven months ago. And over the last three months I had been working with a…
  • Jun 20

    We are Having the Wrong Debate

    We are Having the Wrong Debate
    A good number of people in my Facebook feed are passionate about gun control right now. And it appears that I have friends or “friends” on both sides of the debate. It would be nice if this passion would transfer to other…
  • Jun 18

    Why Can’t the Bar Create an Internal JQC to Discipline Lawyers who are Judges?

    Why Can’t the Bar Create an Internal JQC to Discipline Lawyers who are Judges?
    It appears that the big news from the State Bar’s annual meeting is that the Bar will do nothing to encourage voters to oppose the referendum that will gut the Judicial Qualifications Commission. In the wake of the last-minute vote to…
Rank this Week: 125

Peek and Toland Blog

Peek and Toland Blog

Covers immigration policies and criminal defense law in Austin, Texas.

http://www.peekandtoland.com/blog
  • Jul 6

    The E-2 Improvement Act

    The E-2 Improvement Act
    On April 9th, 2015, Florida Congressman David Jolly (R) introduced a bill “The E-2 Improvement Act” that could have a significant and beneficial impact on E-2 Treaty Investor Visa holders whose ultimate desire is to obtain…
  • Jun 23

    Possible Visa Services Interruption

    Possible Visa Services Interruption
    The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are…
  • Jun 8

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services Reopen H-2B Cap for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2015
    On June 5, 2015, USCIS reopened the congressionally mandated fiscal year (FY) 2015 cap and will accept Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting new H-2B workers with an employment start date between April 1 and September 30,…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 119

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Aug 26

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”

    FBI: “Kansas Man Indicted for Laser Strike Against Helicopter”
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on August 26, 2014 released the following: “KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was…
Rank this Week: 88

Grace Case

Grace Case

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

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

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

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

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

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

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 136

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 31

    "'Serial' should release Bergdahl interviews"

    "'Serial' should release Bergdahl interviews"
    Jeffrey Bellin (William & Mary Law) has this interesting column in USA Today. In part: A media “dream team” — including organizations from Fox to NPR — has intervened. These organizations want a court to rule that “reporter’s…
  • Aug 31

    Mungan on Gateway Crime

    Mungan on Gateway Crime
    Murat C. Mungan (George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty) has posted Gateway Crimes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many who argue against the legalization of marijuana suggest that while its consumption may not be very…
  • Aug 30

    Sanders on Confrontation as a Sentencing Right

    Sanders on Confrontation as a Sentencing Right
    Shaakirrah Sanders (University of Idaho - College of Law) has posted The Value of Confrontation as a Felony Sentencing Right (Widener Law Journal, Vol. 25, No. 103, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article advocates recognition of…
Rank this Week: 280

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Murder Trial, the Live Tweet Updates and “Broadcasting”

    The Murder Trial, the Live Tweet Updates and “Broadcasting”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Indiana:  Compton v. State, 2016 WL 4446457 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that [f]ollowing a trifurcated jury trial, Christopher Compton was convicted of…
  • Aug 29

    Cyberstalking, Domestic Abuse and the Issue of First Impression

    Cyberstalking, Domestic Abuse and the Issue of First Impression
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Louisiana - Fourth Circuit: Shaw v. Young, 2016 WL 4395045 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case presents an issue…
  • Aug 26

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer

    Fantasy, Cannibalism and the Police Officer
    Before we go any further, I should warn you of two things: One is that this is, necessarily, an unusually long post for this blog; the other is that the case it examines involves issues that may be offensive to or upsetting for some…
Rank this Week: 225

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 253

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 384

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 30

    A LONGTIME BOSTON CRIMINAL LAWYER PAYS HOMAGE

    A LONGTIME BOSTON CRIMINAL LAWYER PAYS HOMAGE
    As you may recall, I have been entrenched in the criminal justice system, as well as a few related arenas, for over 30 years. Over the last several years, I have been doing so as Of Counsel at Altman & Altman, LLP in Cambridge The last…
  • Aug 24

    BOSTON SHOOTINGS, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Three)

    BOSTON SHOOTINGS, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Three)
    Well, apparently, we are actually getting started. The Boston Police Department’s body camera pilot program is now being launched with 100 officers selected by a department consultant after none volunteered. Ruffled blue feathers?…
  • Aug 23

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)
    Well, last week was supposed to house “the day”. Police Body Cam Day. Certain Boston Police Officers were to be dragged, apparently screaming and kicking, into the controversial body-cam pilot program. As you may recall, this was…
Rank this Week: 348

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Aug 30

    Illegally Passing A School Bus in Minnesota

    Illegally Passing A School Bus in Minnesota
    Thousands of children in Minnesota will be heading back to school this week or next week, which means you will soon see those bright yellow buses all over the roads. In fact, throughout the state buses make more than 10,000 trips each and…
  • Aug 29

    Women and Prison in America

    Women and Prison in America
    Recently our friends at Boston University’s Metropolitan College reached out to us about sharing an infographic they created that examines the growing problem of women in the US prison system. We’re always open to sharing high…
  • Aug 25

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force

    Study Shows Police Body Cameras Reduce Use Of Officer Force
    A new study out of the University of South Florida revealed some not so shocking results – that officers who wear body cameras are less likely to use force than their counterparts who do not wear body cameras. The study examined…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Aug 29

    The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a DUI

    The Effect of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in a DUI
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also know as GERD for short and closely related to and often confused with acid reflux, is a medical issue that can affect the results of a DUI breathalyzer test. Gases in the stomach can affect…
  • Aug 24

    Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test when Pulled Over for DUI?

    Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test when Pulled Over for DUI?
    Whenever a driver is stopped under suspicion of DUI, the law enforcement officer asks if the driver is willing to submit to a Standard Field Sobriety Test. There are reasons to refuse this test. In most cases, these tests are voluntary and an…
  • Aug 22

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident
    Drinking and driving can result in a DUI accident. These tragic accidents can lead to fatalities that are devastating to everyone involved, especially the loved ones left behind. Death of a loved one in an accident is a huge loss to deal…
Rank this Week: 359

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 29

    Custody Dispute Puts Father in Prison for 18 Year

    Custody Dispute Puts Father in Prison for 18 Year
    For those of you who think that false allegations of abuse are a rarity in family law cases, think again! Recently I acted for two clients, the first was a father accused by his estranged wife of molesting their young son. A police…
  • Aug 7

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship

    Should This Be Stopped? Foreign Mothers Give Birth to Children in Canada to Secure Citizenship
    Canada, the true north strong and free, is the envy of the world and one of its most valuable assets is its citizenship. Before the Harper government left office they made sweeping changes to Canada’s Immigration Act, making it more…
  • Aug 6

    Another Crazy American Judge Story

    Another Crazy American Judge Story
    There will always be debates about what it is like to be a judge. Some say it’s a highly stressful position, while others argue it is a “cushy” power job, with no one looking over your shoulder as you command your courtroom.…
Rank this Week: 241

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Aug 26

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant

    Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Subpoena to Client’s Accountant
    Grand Jury Subpoena to Client's Accountant: Attorney-Client Privilege May Block Production In the Matter of GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS Nos. 99-3131, 99-3317. A grand jury investigating alleged tax fraud by Dr. Basaam Osman subpoenaed numerous…
  • Aug 8

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!

    Writ of Coram Nobis – Boilerplate Rules You Need to Know!!
    US v. Brian Wilkozek, No. 15-1537. In 2003 Brian Wilkozek pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for his participation in a mortgage-fraud scheme. By the time the third-party lenders uncovered the scheme, all they could do was foreclose...
  • Jul 13

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!

    Busted! DEA’s Use of “Stingray” Cell Phone Locator Without a Warrant is Illegal!
    US v. Raymond Lambis, 15cr734 (SDNY, Judge Pauley, July 12, 2016). In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration (the “DEA”) conducted an investigation into an international drug-trafficking organization. As a part of that investigation,…
Rank this Week: 304

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
  • Aug 25

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality
    Several news outlets have reports on this bill (AB 6601) recently introduced by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Nicknamed "Pidgey's Law," the bill was introduced in response to reports that players of the augmented reality game,…
  • Aug 24

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook
    In the harrowing world of the legal publication process, law review editors use the arcane and intricate rules of the Bluebook to dissect, complicate, elaborate, and brighten up citations in an incomprehensible swirl of…
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
Rank this Week: 188

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Miami-Dade Woman Arrested for DUI Manslaughter and Related Charge

    Miami-Dade Woman Arrested for DUI Manslaughter and Related Charge
    If you or someone close to you is charged with any alcohol-related driving violation it’s crucial to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who specializes in these types of occurrences at the earliest possible moment.…
  • Jul 26

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud
    Following up on an article posted here last September, the second of five defendants who was convicted of bribery charges that stemmed from a fraud that amounted to millions in duplicitous Medicaid and food stamps payments will be released…
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
Rank this Week: 170

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 403

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No

    Uber Claims Its App Lowers DUI’s, Study Says No
    Uber, a rideshare program that has been in operation for over 6 years, gives riders an option to get around town without using the bus, a taxi, a bike or walking. Over the past couple of years, their program has greatly cut fares and in many…
  • May 24

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement

    San Diego DUI: Early Termination Of Probation/Expungement
    Once a driving under the influence defendant pleads guilty or is convicted after a jury trial, their criminal record will reflect this indefinitely. Since criminal records are public records, they can be easily searched and found by law…
  • Apr 26

    SCRAM

    SCRAM
    If you are arrested for drunk driving in San Diego, you may be ordered to SCRAM, (which stands for “Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor”). The judge may include this in your sentence after you enter a guilty plea, after a…
Rank this Week: 334

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?

    How are Preliminary Breath Tests Calibrated for Accuracy?
    If you’re on trial for DUI in Virginia, you should know how the preliminary breath test (PBT) must be checked for accuracy and calibrated. If that device can’t be proven to be in proper working order, it shouldn’t be allowed…
  • Jul 18

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over

    Driving on Suspended License Secret: The Officer Must Have a Reason to Pull You Over
    Video – click to watch instead of reading. Did you know that it’s possible to beat a driving on suspended offense if the officer did not have a good reason to pull you over? This defense applies to many traffic related violations,…
  • Jul 14

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?

    [VIDEO] Should You Prepay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket?
    If you’re facing reckless driving right now, you need to contact me so you can learn more about reckless driving defenses, learn more about what your situation with the law really means, and then make an educated, informed decision…
Rank this Week: 282

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2

    Strickland Prejudice, Part 2
    If you read what I wrote yesterday (The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depends), and if you didn't, follow that link and go there now, I'll wait, then you've gotten the basic test for when trial counsel fucks up so badly that someone…
  • Jul 13

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend

    The Wrong Question? The Wrong Answer? It Depend
    The correct answer to every legal question, I regularly say, is "It depends."  I have a lawsuit, don't I?  It depends.The drugs will be suppressed, won't they?  It depends.That means there's reasonable doubt, doesn't it?…
  • Jul 5

    From the Ashes of War

    From the Ashes of War
    In Central Park the other day, Connor Golden stepped on something that blew up.  He was 18.He was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated below the knee.Police are still investigating to determine who put the explosive…
Rank this Week: 195

New York Criminal Defense

New York Criminal Defense

Provides New York criminal law updates and commentary. By Easton Thompson Kasperek.

http://newyorkcriminaldefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday

    People v Smith, from the Court of Appeals yesterday
    by Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender and author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal DefenseAmong some of yesterday’s disappointing Court of Appeals decisions there is one that can be useful to us…
  • Jun 6

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America

    Another Way to Avoid a Mandatory Minimum Without Joining Team America
    By Mark D. Hosken, Supervisory AFPD            Congress enacted terms of imprisonment that prohibit federal court judges from imposing a sentence below the mandatory minimum required by…
  • Apr 19

    Door Opening

    Door Opening
    by Jill Paperno,author of Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”            As defense attorneys we often…
Rank this Week: 424

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: 392

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
Rank this Week: 287