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Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    2 Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Lender

    2 Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Lender
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeffery Allen Gardner, 61, Hopkins, Minnesota, and Stuart Alan Voigt, 66, Apple Valley, Minnesota, have been indicted and charged with conspiring to defraud individuals and financial institutions, bank fraud and making a…
  • Apr 17

    Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Investment Scheme

    Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Investment Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brenda Ashcraft, 45, Milford, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to defrauding investors of at least $15 million between 2009 and 2013 in a fraudulent investment scheme to purchase and sell real estate through…
  • Apr 17

    Businessman Sent to Prison for $44M Loan Fraud Conspiracy

    Businessman Sent to Prison for $44M Loan Fraud Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Pedro “Pete” Benevides, 45, Astatula, Florida, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Gregory J. Presnell to nine years in federal prison for his role in obtaining 20 fraudulent commercial…
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 17

    ISIS Claims Credit for Attack at U.S. Consulate in Erbil

    ISIS Claims Credit for Attack at U.S. Consulate in Erbil
    On Twitter, ISIS is claiming credit for the car bomb attack today outside the U.S. embassy in Erbil. They say it was done by fighters in their Kirkuk division. According to McClatchy: A Kurdish security official told McClatchy that…
  • Apr 17

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    I'm still busy with work stuff. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apr 17

    Jury Picked for James Holmes in Aurora Theatre Shooting Case

    Jury Picked for James Holmes in Aurora Theatre Shooting Case
    After 3 months and 9,000 candidates, the jury has been picked for James Holmes in the Aurora Shooting case. Interestingly, there are two members who have direct ties to the Columbine shootings in 1999. Juror No. 737, fled the building…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 3

    GA - Woman (Eddie Manley) fires shots to "send message" to sex offender

    GA - Woman (Eddie Manley) fires shots to "send message" to sex offender
    Eddie L. ManleyOriginal Article 03/31/2015 By Sawsha Stephens Madison County Sheriff officers arrested a 61-year-old Madison County woman after she fired gun shots at a registered sex offender she didn't want on her property. A deputy was…
  • Mar 21

    Because of one womans jealously over another

    Because of one womans jealously over another
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Not Guilty: My voice shakes after 8.5 years of incarceration. I have been humbled through and through; and yet, nothing will stop me from…
  • Mar 21

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Hard Life: I am a wife of a very low to no risk R.S.O. We are so affected with this SORNA and International Megan's Law. The majority of…
Rank this Week: 8

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

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

    Texas House moving harm reduction measure

    Texas House moving harm reduction measure
    There were a couple of positive developments on the harm reduction front in the Texas House this week involving bills your correspondent supported in committee:Good Samaritan bill moves to Senate On Tuesday, the lower chamber approved HB 225…
  • Apr 17

    DPS may promote surcharge amnesty by this fall, and other storie

    DPS may promote surcharge amnesty by this fall, and other storie
    Here are a few items which merit Grits readers' attention even if I haven't had time to adumbrate them in individual blog posts:The Dallas District Attorney has released a list of 192 officers who the DA's office won't sponsor as witnesses…
  • Apr 16

    Revenge porn, online solicitation bills clear Senate despite First Amendment problem

    Revenge porn, online solicitation bills clear Senate despite First Amendment problem
    The Texas Legislature seems intent on keeping Houston attorney Mark Bennett busy beating down unconstitutional statutes in an ongoing game of whack-a-mole. A pair of bills have passed the Texas Senate and been sent to the House which, if…
Rank this Week: 17

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
  • Apr 16

    5 things you should know about Bahrain ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix

    5 things you should know about Bahrain ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix
    This weekend, Bahrain will host the Formula One Grand Prix. But behind the shiny fast cars and super-sized champagne bottles lies a government that is willing to stop at nothing to punish those who dare to speak out about the … Please…
  • Apr 15

    Behind the Numbers: Understanding Boko Haram’s Reign of Terror in Nigeria

    Behind the Numbers: Understanding Boko Haram’s Reign of Terror in Nigeria
    By Adotei Akwei and Caroline Courtney “They used to train girls how to shoot guns. I was among the girls trained to shoot. I was also trained how to use bombs and how to attack a village. They’ll dress us … Please continue…
  • Apr 14

    The Power of an Artist

    The Power of an Artist
    Art for Amnesty brings together artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and all types of creatives who help us navigate the complex human rights challenges we face today.
Rank this Week: 16

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Apr 17

    Expense Report Abuse: Much Ado About Nothing?

    Expense Report Abuse: Much Ado About Nothing?
    The dreaded expense reports. Employees hate preparing them. Companies hate reviewing them. They seem to be painful for everyone involved, yet companies can’t get away from them all together. You’re asking yourself why this might…
  • Apr 14

    When Employees Steal: Five Reasons Your Business Could Be Vulnerable to Fraud

    When Employees Steal: Five Reasons Your Business Could Be Vulnerable to Fraud
    The last thing you want to discover is that one of your employees is stealing from your small business. Not only is it a total violation of your trust, but internal fraud also has the potential to put you out of business. According to the…
  • Apr 8

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud
    People who steal from their employers often exhibit telltale characteristics that could tip off management that they’re likely to commit fraud. These characteristics include attitudes on the job, daily work habits, and personal…
Rank this Week: 43

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: 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: 60

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 53

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    'Virtuous pedophiles' work not to be real-life monster

    'Virtuous pedophiles' work not to be real-life monster
    4-17-15 Florida: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — 'Sex offender.' The words are charged with meaning – and for some, automatically evoke the very worst child sex crimes, like the rape and murder of Summer Thompson or Cherish Periwinkle. In reality,…
  • Apr 16

    At Dallas' Once Stylish Cabana Motor Hotel, Ex-Prisoners Struggle to Re-Enter the World

    At Dallas' Once Stylish Cabana Motor Hotel, Ex-Prisoners Struggle to Re-Enter the World
    4-16-15 Texas: In an East Dallas efficiency roughly the size of the prison cell where he once lived, John Whiteman has finally found a home. His neighbors in the rundown apartment building are former inmates like him. The apartments are…
  • Apr 15

    Residency restrictions to change for some sex offender

    Residency restrictions to change for some sex offender
    4-15-15 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is changing its residency restrictions for sex offender parolees in response to a decision last month by the state Supreme Court. The…
Rank this Week: 94

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

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

    **** UPDATE ***** District 1 *Fatal* Crash I90@5,Post Fall

    **** UPDATE ***** District 1 *Fatal* Crash I90@5,Post Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Apr 16

    District 1 Injury Crash I90@5,Post Fall

    District 1 Injury Crash I90@5,Post Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Apr 16

    Update: Crash near Gooding injures one

    Update: Crash near Gooding injures one
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
Rank this Week: 86

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 17

    When Cops Invoke

    When Cops Invoke
    The killing of Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams in a hail of 137 bullets at the end of a car chase gave rise to a generic question, why do car chases so often end with death, even after the chase is over?  But now that Cleveland…
  • Apr 17

    Crazy Force On Crazy People

    Crazy Force On Crazy People
    Jails have become de facto repositories for people suffering mental illness, both because there is nowhere else to warehouse them and, well, they tend to break laws because they lack the ability to control their conduct. Sure, their conduct…
  • Apr 16

    Fast And Furious Is No Way To Run A Courthouse

    Fast And Furious Is No Way To Run A Courthouse
    When the New Yorker published the travesty of Kalief Browder, an innocent youth lost to a system that couldn’t have cared less about him, it made an impact on those whose job it’s supposed to be to prevent this from…
Rank this Week: 85

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 73

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: 93

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkinjurylawyer247blog.com/
  • Apr 16

    The defendant BH Corp.

    The defendant BH Corp.
    This action arises from a collision that occurred on August 25, 1977 on Schley Avenue in Bronx County. Traffic was permitted to flow on Schley Avenue in a northerly and southerly direction. Plaintiff was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by…
  • Apr 14

    Respondent, M.F., is charged with murder

    Respondent, M.F., is charged with murder
    Respondent, M.F., is charged with Murder in the Second Degree. At the time of the accident, respondent was 13 years old. This case stems from the death of respondent's newborn baby. On January 14, 2005, the deceased was found inside a paper…
  • Apr 12

    The Medical Examiner found that the victim suffered a gunshot wound ...cont

    The Medical Examiner found that the victim suffered a gunshot wound ...cont
    To be found guilty of intentional murder, a defendant must intend to cause the death of another person and actually cause the death of that person. Proof of causation is mandatory for any homicide prosecution. If a defendant's actions are…
Rank this Week: 108

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 120

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 101

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Historical interest

    Historical interest
    I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for…
  • Jun 19

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

    Glimpse of Chan family pain
    Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".
  • Jun 19

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 134

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 17

    Intelligence Squared Debate Video

    Intelligence Squared Debate Video
    The permanent link to the Intelligence Squared debate is:http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1254-abolish-the-death-penaltyThe full video is now available on the site. ...
  • Apr 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Only Minor Changes In Vermont's Sex Offender Laws:  A high-risk sex offender was released from a Vermont after maxing out his sentence, despite his refusal to seek treatment while incarcerated, sparking public demand for stricter sex…
  • Apr 16

    Bring Up, and Vote Down, an Amended JSVA

    Bring Up, and Vote Down, an Amended JSVA
    The Justice Safety Valve Act, which would effectively nullify mandatory minimum sentencing in federal law, was so radical that its co-sponsor, Sen. Pat Leahy, would not bring it up last year in his own Committee.  In this, Sen. Leahy…
Rank this Week: 176

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 17

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence
    Deborah W. Denno (Fordham University School of Law) has posted The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, Pages 493-551 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Siegel & Eldred on The Continuing Duty to Former Client

    Siegel & Eldred on The Continuing Duty to Former Client
    David M. Siegel and Tigran Eldred (New England Law | Boston and New England Law | Boston) have posted The Continuing Duty in Reality: A Preliminary Empirical Look on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The continuing duty of criminal defense...
  • Apr 16

    Covey on Jailhouse Snitch Testimony

    Covey on Jailhouse Snitch Testimony
    Russell D. Covey (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Abolishing Jailhouse Snitch Testimony (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 49, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Jailhouse snitch testimony is inherently unreliable. Snitches…
Rank this Week: 210

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 250

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest

    No Class Action Suit for Questionable DUI Arrest
    People involved in Los Angeles DUI cases–and in DUI cases across the country–often allege that the cops who have charged them have lied about the evidence that was used against them. Whether that’s true or not, drivers in…
  • Apr 13

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI

    Driving High Could Get You a DUI
    California’s police officers don’t yet have to worry about issuing a DUI in Los Angeles for someone who is driving erratically after legally smoking marijuana in the state. (They’ve undoubtedly arrested many for that offense…
  • Apr 8

    After Killing Teen, Illinois Driver Arrested Again for DUI

    After Killing Teen, Illinois Driver Arrested Again for DUI
    It would be devastating to learn that someone you loved had been killed or seriously injured by someone arrested for a Los Angeles DUI. It would make matters even worse if you found out that ten years later that driver hadn’t learned…
Rank this Week: 208

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/
  • Apr 14

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing of Insider Trading Case Reversal

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing of Insider Trading Case Reversal
    Earlier this month, the Second Circuit, as expected (at least by me), denied Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's request for reargument and reconsideration of its December 2014 ruling in United States v Newman which…
  • Apr 10

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals Makes It Official: Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence Is Broader Than Brady

    District of Columbia Court of Appeals Makes It Official: Prosecutor's Duty To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence Is Broader Than Brady
    The case, handed down yesterday, is In Re Kline. This matter has wound its way through the disciplinary process for years. I posted about it here in 2012 and here in 2013. Kline was prosecuting Arnell Shelton for the shooting...
  • Apr 3

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015
    I am deeply saddened to report the death of Samuel J. Buffone, a giant in the D.C. and national white collar bars. Sam was not only one of the greatest appellate craftsmen of all time. He was also a consummate...
Rank this Week: 206

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095…

    U.S. v. Sahagun-Gallegos, No. 13-10095 (Christen with Noonan and Fletcher) ---  The statements of defense counsel during a plea colloquy, with only the defendant's assent, cannot be used in a modified categorical analysis under Descamps…
  • Apr 13

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113…

    U.S. v. Urrutia-Contreras, No. 14-50113 (Gettleman, DJ, with Gould and Kleinfeld) ---  The government gets to weigh in on a revocation sentence, just like it does at the initial sentencing hearing. Here, the court sentenced the…
  • Apr 12

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Not Content without Assent - Sahagun-Gallegos, Decamps, and Taylor Analysis of Prior Plea Transcript

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Not Content without Assent - Sahagun-Gallegos, Decamps, and Taylor Analysis of Prior Plea Transcript
    Hon. Judge Morgan Christen  Attorneys often speak for their clients.  Thankfully, however, attorneys can’t concede for their clients (at least, can’t concede plea facts that haunt later Taylor analyses).United…
Rank this Week: 257

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 8

    See you on LinkedIn

    See you on LinkedIn
    Alain Leibman writes: We have endeavored from the outset of this blog to offer thoughtful, possibly useful, and occasionally provocative analyses of developments in the criminal law, a time-intensive effort.  Regrettably, a busy workload…
  • Mar 18

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?

    Does your Third Circuit judge vote as a “conservative, moderate, or liberal”?
    Alain Leibman writes: Matthew Stiegler, a Philadelphia attorney, has a terrific blog dedicated to reporting on, and thoughtfully analyzing, developments in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, called the CA3blog.  Matthew has written a…
  • Jan 30

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
Rank this Week: 192

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head

    Too white to strike? Reverse-Batson rears its head
    Today's unpublished Strong opinion shows the Sixth Circuit wrestling with the always-problematic reverse-Batson claim, made especially problematic here in light of some, shall we say, unusual comments made by the district judge…
  • Mar 23

    If the government doesn't like a ruling by the district court, they need to appeal

    If the government doesn't like a ruling by the district court, they need to appeal
    After his supervised release was revoked, Mr. Burch filed a notice of appeal. He was a few weeks past the 14-day deadline for filing, so he also filed request for an extension of time.* The district court granted the request. The…
  • Mar 20

    Arson, Duplicity, and the Mail

    Arson, Duplicity, and the Mail
    In United States v. Singer, Mr. Singer was convicted of involvement in a fraudulent scheme to buy properties cheaply, obtain insurance coverage, and burn down those properties for insurance proceeds. The government charged Mr. Singer with…
Rank this Week: 268

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Alleged broken taillight means death for North Charleston motorist

    Alleged broken taillight means death for North Charleston motorist
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   Saturday, April 4 seemed like a good day for a cookout. Walter Scott drove his friend Pierre Fulton to…
  • Mar 31

    Cop who allegedly shot suspected drunken driver in back cleared of wrongdoing

    Cop who allegedly shot suspected drunken driver in back cleared of wrongdoing
    Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What am I obligated to do if I’ve been pulled for Drinking and Driving?”   Long before Ferguson police…
  • Mar 26

    Police officer seeks dismissal of conviction related to fantasy of killing, eating women

    Police officer seeks dismissal of conviction related to fantasy of killing, eating women
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   The prosecution of a former New York City police officer who federal prosecutors say participated in…
Rank this Week: 165

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!

    New York Driver’s License Suspension For Committing Just One Violation?!
    Did you know that you can be suspended for just one violation of New York’s Vehicle And Traffic Law (“VTL”)?  That’s right, a traffic judge can suspend you for just one speeding ticket or other traffic offense.…
  • Mar 25

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License

    How New York Traffic Tickets Affect A Taxi & Limousine (TLC) License
    The rules are surrounding how to calculate points from New York traffic tickets are complicated. However, for those with Taxi & Limousine Licenses, a whole different set of rules exist making the calculations even more difficult.…
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
Rank this Week: 220

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jan 24

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse
    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts has received a substantial grant to fight domestic violence and sexual abuse. The nearly $1 million dollar grant comes from the U.S. Department of Justice. It will be distributed over a three year…
  • Jan 21

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape
    The Boston Globe reports that a Boston Uber driver was indicted on charges that he allegedly kidnapped and raped a female passenger in December, according to authorities. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with kidnapping, three counts of…
  • Jan 19

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 249

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…
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International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 1

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case

    Real Scientific Knowledge is Needed to Defend DUI Case
    Lawyers graduate from law school with a basic knowledge about the law, but many lack practical training. Many learn about basic strategies, but not the in-depth knowledge that’s necessary attack the evidence in the…
  • Sep 25

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Devices – Inaccuracy and False Trigger
    IIDs (Ignition Interlock Devices) are used across the US in all states for repeat DUI offenders. It’s a device about the size of an average mobile phone, which lets you start your car after it gauges the alcohol content level in your…
  • Jul 15

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger

    Ignition Interlock Device–False Trigger
    An Ignition Interlock Device is just a bit larger than a mobile phone, and requires the driver to breath into it to determine the blood alcohol level. If the BAC is above 0.02% the car’s engine will not start. (Keep in mind that the…
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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: 200

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 248

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…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
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Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal

    The Quick and easy way to win a Michigan Driver's License Appeal
    This is a trick title, because there is no quick and/or easy way to win a Michigan driver's license restoration appeal. In my role as a license restoration lawyer concentrating in license reinstatement and clearance appeals, I have learned…
  • Apr 20

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit

    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense - Staying out of Jail in Metro Detroit
    As a Michigan DUI lawyer with a practice that concentrates exclusively in the Metro-Detroit area, I handle a lot of 2nd offense OWI (operating while intoxicated) cases. If you're facing an OWI 2nd charge, the first concern you have is...
  • Apr 17

    Lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case by Calling a Witne

    Lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case by Calling a Witne
    It has been a while since I have addressed why I never call witnesses at a hearing in a driver's license restoration or clearance hearing. Within the very week that this article was written, I had 7 license restoration and...
Rank this Week: 664

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex

    Orange County Technology Expert Charged in 33 Counts of Cybersex
    Recent arrest reports suggest that Qayed Murtaza Shareef, the 39-year-old CEO of a Southern California digital advertising company, solicited two Virginia boys, aged nine and 10, to take explicit videos of themselves. Per the allegations,…
  • Apr 13

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa

    First Amendment Impacts Cybercrime Laws in Texa
    Glen Timberlake, a 27-year-old from Austin, drove all the way from central Texas to rural Michigan to meet a girl he met online two years ago while playing Minecraft. Police took him into custody when the girl's mother recognized him outside…
  • Apr 8

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case

    5 Arrested in Colorado Child Prostitution Case
    Five men ranging from the age of 19 to 57 were taken into custody by Weld County officials, part of a multi-agency sting operation coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security. Posing as the mother of two girls, aged 11 and 14, an…
Rank this Week: 655

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Kim Richards Arrested

    Kim Richards Arrested
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested in California in the Beverly Hills Hotel and charged with trespassing, public intoxication and resisting an officer and battery on an officer.  Early morning Thursday, April…
  • Apr 7

    Boston Marathon Bomber Case Close to Ending

    Boston Marathon Bomber Case Close to Ending
    April 6, 2015 marks the closing arguments in the Boston Bomber case being played out in Federal court in Boston. The Federal criminal trial of Mr. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the sole survivor of the pair that is accused of planning, preparing and…
  • Feb 24

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska
    Today in Alaska, an amendment permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. In November, 2014, the citizens of Alaska in a statewide vote to amend the Alaska constitution voted 53% for and 47% against this amendment. The vote, a…
Rank this Week: 684

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 17

    Parent of Boston bombers' young victims: "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty"

    Parent of Boston bombers' young victims: "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this remarkable new Boston Globe commentary authored by Bill and Denise Richard, parents of 8-year-old Martin who was one of three people killed in the April 2013 explosions at...
  • Apr 17

    US Sentencing Commission releases data report on illegal reentry offense

    US Sentencing Commission releases data report on illegal reentry offense
    Late yesterday, the US Sentencing Commission released this 30-page report, titled "Illegal Reentry Offenses," which provides a details statistical accounting of the composition and sentencing of a huge chuck of cases in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Latest Pew survey data on death penalty opinion

    Latest Pew survey data on death penalty opinion
    This new Pew Research Center report carries the headline "Less Support for Death Penalty, Especially Among Democrats: Supporters, Opponents See Risk of Executing the Innocent." Here are some specifics from the report: A majority of…
Rank this Week: 415

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Bankruptcy, Social Media and "Property of the Estate"

    Bankruptcy, Social Media and "Property of the Estate"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Texasin which the court analyzes a novel issue of law.  In re: CTLI, LLC, 2015 WL 1588085. The judge began his opinion by explaining that this…
  • Apr 15

    The DDoS Attack, the Credit Card Data and Employer Notification

    The DDoS Attack, the Credit Card Data and Employer Notification
    In 2010, police officers discovered David Rezendes sitting behind the wheel of a parked car in Larimer County, Colorado. Rezendes admitted he had been drinking and he was charged with driving while ability impaired. Although Rezendes entered…
  • Apr 13

    Ectodermal Displasia, the Basketball Player and Invasion of Privacy

    Ectodermal Displasia, the Basketball Player and Invasion of Privacy
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern of Michigan.  Binion v. O’Neal, 2015 WL 1505673 (2015).  He begins the opinion by explaining that…
Rank this Week: 635

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
  • Apr 14

    Standing (in) for the Government

    Standing (in) for the Government
    Seth Davis, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015)Sergio J. CamposEugene Diamond, a pediatrician, took it upon himself to protect and uphold the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 511

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

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

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
Rank this Week: 608

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

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

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court

    72 Hour Programs In The Miami County Municipal Court
    According to its website, the Miami County Municipal Court has approved the following 72 hour OVI residential programs: Addiction Resource Center (ARC) - 937-767-0178 Drivers Intervention Program (DIP) - 937-492-8080 Weekend Intervention…
  • Apr 15

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?

    Will An Ohio DUI Prevent Me From Getting An STNA?
    A recent client asked, "Will an Ohio DUI charge prevent me from getting my STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) license? Short Answer: No! Candidates are trained and tested and their credentials are maintained by Ohio Department of Health's…
  • Apr 13

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New

    Dayton Red Light and Speed Cameras Still Bad New
    Dayton red light cameras are still on! Dayton has 30 speed and red light cameras in use throughout the city. Despite a law passed by the Ohio legislature, the cameras remain running due to a decision by Judge Barbara Gorman in the Montgomery…
Rank this Week: 652

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Apr 15

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed

    Utah Felony Drug Cases May Be Dismissed
    Police Chief pleads the 5th 10 felony drug cases in Escalante Utah may be dismissed as former police Chief Kevin Worlton refused to testify in court. Worlton objected to the subpoena to testify in the drug cases, stating that the information…
  • Apr 13

    Sentencing Postponed for Convicted Utah Murderer Johnny Wall

    Sentencing Postponed for Convicted Utah Murderer Johnny Wall
    Sentencing Postponed Sentencing has been postponed for former Utah pediatrician Johnny Wall who was convicted in March for the murder of his ex-wife. On September 27th 2011, cancer researcher Uta von Schwedler was found drowned in her bathtub…
  • Mar 30

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit

    DUI Automobile Homicide for Man Involved in High-Speed Pursuit
    A man arrested last May after a crash that killed the three other passengers in his vehicle pleaded guilty to DUI automobile homicide on Friday, March 27. One of the passengers was the driver’s girlfriend, and the others were juveniles.…
Rank this Week: 642

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Drugged Driving Is Driving Under the Influence

    Drugged Driving Is Driving Under the Influence
    Many people do not think that driving while under the influence of drugs is a crime akin to drunk driving, but driving while intoxicated by drugs, such as marijuana or prescription medications, is driving under the influence, nonetheless. The…
  • Apr 8

    When Teens Stand Accused: Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer

    When Teens Stand Accused: Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer
    We never like to think that our teenagers are bad, or could become involved in some sort of crime or vandalism. We like to think that our kids are generally well-behaved, law-abiding citizens. But countless young adults find themselves…
  • Mar 24

    Could Marijuana Become Legal In Massachusetts?

    Could Marijuana Become Legal In Massachusetts?
    You can add Massachusetts’s lawmakers to the list as the most recent group of state legislators looking into the possibility of legalizing marijuana at the state level. Fifteen lawmakers in Massachusetts are in support of a bill,…
Rank this Week: 679