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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/
  • Oct 20

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    I'm just catching up on today's news. The Supreme Court will decide whether police can seize hotel registries of guests without a warrant. The 9th Circuit ruled the California law allowing warrantless access to the data violated the…
  • Oct 19

    Jared Polis: The Most Internet Friendly Congressman

    Jared Polis: The Most Internet Friendly Congressman
    Jared Polis is one of my favorite Congresspersons. (Unfortunately, I don't get to vote for him because he's not in my district.) Kevin Collier of the Kernel and The Daily Dot writes about Jared today: Jared Polis (D-Colo.) may be…
  • Oct 19

    Fl Supreme Court Says Warrant Needed for Cell Tower Data

    Fl Supreme Court Says Warrant Needed for Cell Tower Data
    Courts continue to be divided on whether a search warrant is needed for cops to obtain cell site locator data. This week the Florida Supreme Court ruled a warrant is necessary. It is the first state to decide the issue based on the 4th…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    2 Businesses Charged with Acting as Unlicensed Mortgage Lender

    2 Businesses Charged with Acting as Unlicensed Mortgage Lender
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Bell Holdings, Inc., and Bimija Limited Partnership, are the subjects of Administrative Complaints issued by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation charging each company with unlicensed mortgage lending activity. The…
  • Oct 20

    2 Charged With Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    2 Charged With Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Guillermo Rincon, 36, Miami, Florida, and Enrique Hernandez, 34, Tampa, Florida, have been indicted and charged with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving mail and bank fraud, and other related substantive…
  • Oct 17

    6 Conspire to Steal Deceased Woman’s House

    6 Conspire to Steal Deceased Woman’s House
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Six people, including a lawyer, real estate agent and funeral home director, have been charged with conspiring to steal a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home from an elderly widow after she passed away. Those charged in this…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Oct 19

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting
    10-20-2014 Louisiana: For the seventh year in a row, the Leesville District Probation and Parole Office will be holding a mandatory meeting on Friday, Oct. 31, for all convicted sex offenders residing in the areas of Vernon and…
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
  • Oct 17

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator
    Two facts are important here: 1) It is not a secret list, instead the list is of folks on parole or probation, that state agency is required to know who they supervise, hence their working list. 2) It is a misstatement to say these folks are…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 12

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
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
  • Oct 20

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit
    Income tax audits are intimidating whether you are being audited personally or as a business owner.There is a right way and a wrong way to handle an audit by a state or federal taxing authority. It is easy to dig a hole for yourself, but…
  • Oct 17

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
Rank this Week: 30

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 33

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Oct 18

    In Which Math is Still Hard

    In Which Math is Still Hard
    I’ve written here several times, under the category “math is hard,” about Americans’ innumeracy with regard to risk and danger. I have a theory: Americans overestimate the danger (risk times harm) of things that they…
  • Oct 18

    In Which We Are Being Lied To

    In Which We Are Being Lied To
    [via The White House.] I’ll take the last point—which may be literally true—first: “Ebola is not spread through casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease.” Per the CDC, “Initial signs…
  • Oct 16

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished
    On April 5th TSU law student Amir Tavakkoli sent me this message via my website: Your name: Amir Tavakkoli Your E-mail Address: [redacted] Your Phone Number: [redacted] The defendant’s Name: Amir Tavakkoli The defendant’s date of…
Rank this Week: 37

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 39

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 20

    Being Offensive and Getting Offended: The Edith Jones Saga

    Being Offensive and Getting Offended: The Edith Jones Saga
    A staunchly conservative federal appellate judge is invited to speak by the University of Pennsylvania’s Federalist Society about the death penalty.  It’s a potentially explosive mix, and unsurprisingly, it blew up. …
  • Oct 19

    The Void

    The Void
    There were supposed to be posts this morning. I awoke and had posts to write.  My fingers were willing, but my host was not. As I’m about to leave for breakfast, SJ is back up and working. It had been dead all morning because my…
  • Oct 18

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara
    He didn’t like what she said. Whether it was her twits, her video or just the fact that Leigh Maibes protested isn’t clear. But St. Louis police officer Keith Novara decided that it was his official duty to make sure her employer…
Rank this Week: 48

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
  • Oct 16

    A Legacy of Disgrace

    A Legacy of Disgrace
    Yesterday, David McCallum walked out of a Brooklyn courthouse a free man. Wrongly convicted for murder in 1986, McCallum was incarcerated for about 29 years before finally being released. The vacatur of his conviction was primarily the result…
Rank this Week: 51

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
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
  • Oct 9

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran
    This week marks the announcement of the 2014 Nobel prizes, recognizing the lifetime accomplishments of some of the world’s most extraordinary people. Twenty-eight of these eminent individuals—winners of the Nobel Physics Prize in…
Rank this Week: 55

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: 52

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/
  • Oct 20

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Oct 20

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Oct 20

    California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession

    California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession
    BOISE – Lajai Lamar Pridgette, 29, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 137 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing counterfeit access devices;…
Rank this Week: 60

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

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: 63

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
Rank this Week: 71

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 20

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up

    Compensation for Oklahoma Woman Doesn’t Add Up
    It has been five weeks since Oklahoma inmate Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence, but her effort to establish a life of freedom is just beginning. Despite the DNA evidence and other…
  • Oct 17

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright

    Philadelphia Inquirer Urges Philly DA to Drop Charges Against Anthony Wright
    An editorial in Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer urges the city's District Attorney Seth Williams not to retry Anthony Wright, whose rape and murder convictions were overturned last month based on new DNA testing that revealed the crimes were…
  • Oct 16

    Murder Conviction Overturned After Three Decades Based on DNA Evidence

    Murder Conviction Overturned After Three Decades Based on DNA Evidence
    Nearly thirty years after a New York man was convicted of a 1985 homicide, he was freed from prison Wednesday when Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson vacated the conviction based on DNA evidence. David McCallum was 16 when he and…
Rank this Week: 106

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
  • Oct 13

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia
    Bust a deal, face the (DJ) wheel.  United States v. Morales-Heredia, 2014 WL 5018109 (9thCir. Oct. 8, 2014), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Wardlaw, joined by CJ Kozinski and Judge Fisher. Big win for CD Cal AFPD…
  • Oct 9

    US v. Renzi, No. 13-10588 (Tallman with…

    US v. Renzi, No. 13-10588 (Tallman with Callahan; special concurrence by Ikuta).  The 9th affirmed the convictions of former Arizona Congressmember Renzi for his actions of misappropriating insurance premiums to fund his congressional…
Rank this Week: 107

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 87

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

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

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

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

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

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

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
Rank this Week: 96

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

Covers Rhode Island criminal and DUI news. By James E. Smith.

http://ricriminaldefenselawyer.posterous.com/
Rank this Week: 86

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 20

    An Update From Kirk Bloodsworth

    An Update From Kirk Bloodsworth
    Kirk Bloodsworth was the first person who had been sentenced to death and exonerated by DNA evidence. Tim Junkin's book, Bloodsworth, written with Kirk's involvement, is the harrowing tale of Kirk's journey. It was published in 2004. Since…
  • Oct 20

    Supreme Court to Hear California Case

    Supreme Court to Hear California Case
    "Supreme Court To Review California Death Penalty Case," is the Ap report, via CBS Sacramento. The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego. The…
  • Oct 20

    Continuing Coverage of Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy'

    Continuing Coverage of Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy'
    The New York Times Sunday Book Review contained, "'Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson." It's by Ted Conover, a journalism professor and nonfiction author. Here's the beginning: Unfairness in the Justice system is a major theme of our age.…
Rank this Week: 135

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 20

    CJLF Newsletter

    CJLF Newsletter
    For readers interested in following CJLF's work, the present and previous editions of our quarterly (more or less) newsletter, the Advisory, are available online.  Links are maintained in the Publications section of our main web…
  • Oct 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Accused Murderer Faces Death Penalty in Two States: An Illinois man who sparked a two-state manhunt last month will now face death penalty trials in both Ohio and Kentucky for his crimes.  Jill Drury of WDTN News reports that…
  • Oct 20

    White Collar Offenses Don't Necessarily Stay White Collar

    White Collar Offenses Don't Necessarily Stay White Collar
    We often hear that non-violent offenses, of which white collar offenses are a significant part, should seldom or never earn jail time.I have previously argued that non-violent offenses can be terribly harmful and often merit imprisonment.…
Rank this Week: 150

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 18

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"
    Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website backpage.com from publishing advertisements that have connections to the underground teenage sex trade.
  • Oct 16

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.
    A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted…
  • Oct 15

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy
    A group of Harvard professors has condemned the University's new policies on sexual assault, saying it violates the rights of the accused. You can read about it here.
Rank this Week: 114

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 20

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender
    I just came across this notable Boston Globe article discussing this notable speech delivered late last week by the new Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Here is how the Globe article starts: The head of the state’s…
  • Oct 20

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan
    As reported here and here at SCOTUSblog and here at How Appealing and here at Crime & Consequences, the Supreme Court this morning issued this order list which included one notable GVR and three grants of certiorari. All of this...
  • Oct 20

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"
    The title of this post is not merely the question I had for a few Justices after the denial of cert last week in Jones v. US (lamented here and here), it is also the headline of this new National...
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue
    Congressional Republicans have been vocal in demanding the United States impose travel bans from African nations where Ebola infection rates are high. Travel bans have a long history of being of dubious value, and a look at travel bans…
  • Oct 14

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case
    The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida opened a Grand Jury indictment on October 10, 2014 and made a new arrest in the Rothstein scam. A now “former” regional vice president of TD Bank, Mr.…
  • Oct 10

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Used Facebook to Entrap

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Used Facebook to Entrap
    BuzzFeed, a social media “gadfly” page, reports that the DEA created a fake Facebook account, filled the page with statements that evoked a response, and made criminal cases. Using personal photographs and information (drawn from…
Rank this Week: 152

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 20

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS
    On October 16, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton had paid over $3.37 million to resolve self-disclosed violations of the false claims for hyperbaric…
  • Oct 19

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation
    On October 17, the Department of Justice announced that two Houston-area diagnostic services companies had each agreed to pay over $1 million to settle allegations, originally brought by three whistleblowers, that the companies submitted…
  • Oct 19

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky
    On October 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a complaint-in-intervention against defense contractor Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and two subsidiaries, alleging that the parent company entered into illegal type of contract…
Rank this Week: 225

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
  • Oct 17

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....
    "Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt" was the funny, dismissive comment our wonderful law school property professor would quip when he zeroed in on a first year law student and didn't get the correct answer. Perhaps that should be the…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
Rank this Week: 179

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Wife to Appeal Conviction and Sentence

    Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Wife to Appeal Conviction and Sentence
    In July of this year, 71-year-old Charles Black was convicted of attempting to murder his then-wife in April of 2011 when he allegedly hit her in the head with a rock and pushed her off a cliff in Maine. Black tumbled over the cliff with his…
  • Oct 15

    Utah Elementary School Bus Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    Utah Elementary School Bus Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
    On Monday, 39-year-old Lycia Martinez was arrested on suspicion of DUI after adult passengers on board the school bus she was driving reported erratic driving behavior. According to a news article at the Huffington Post, Martinez was…
  • Oct 15

    Georgetown Man, Woman Arrested at Motel on Drug Charge

    Georgetown Man, Woman Arrested at Motel on Drug Charge
    On Monday, October 13, two Georgetown, DE residents were arrested and charged with various drug offenses after authorities discovered the man and woman were selling illicit drugs from a motel room. According to a news article at WMDT 47,…
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Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Nevada criminal law updates and news. Published by Neil Shouse & Associates.

http://www.las-vegas-criminal-defense-blog.com/
  • Oct 14

    Vegas man gets probation in pawn-shop robbery

    Vegas man gets probation in pawn-shop robbery
    Yesterday Victor Park was sentenced in Las Vegas to three years of probation for shooting 21-year-old Thomas Cola to death in 2006. Video surveillance video shows Cola entering Park's pawn shop, where Cola then stole a Cartier watch. Park…
  • Oct 7

    Former cop found guilty in car crash that killed a Nevada woman

    Former cop found guilty in car crash that killed a Nevada woman
    Last week an Albuquerque jury found former New Mexico policeman Adam Casaus guilty of two misdemeanor counts of careless driving. The February, 2013 incident resulted in the death of 21-year-old Nevadan Ashley Browder. The wreck also…
  • Oct 1

    Former Las Vegas chiropractor busted for multi-million dollar fraud scheme

    Former Las Vegas chiropractor busted for multi-million dollar fraud scheme
    This morning a 53-year old former chiropractor from Las Vegas pleaded not guilty in Nevada Federal Court to wire fraud and conspiracy. Robert Buckhannon is accused of a scheme to defraud hedge fund investors out of $34 million. He remains out…
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Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Railroaded

    Railroaded
    In 1998 I got wrongfully accused of a lewd act with my son. This event was supposed to have happened 5 years prior to conviction. No real dates or times of this event were documented nor were presented in the […] The post Railroaded…
  • Oct 7

    Wrongfully Charged

    Wrongfully Charged
    My name is Shawn and I have a unique situation so I’ve been told. A little over 2 years ago I was involved in a domestic altercation in which I had no choice but to defend myself. However I was […] The post Wrongfully Charged…
  • Oct 2

    Expungement

    Expungement
    33 years ago I was drinking with my buddies and one was killed. I know it was reduced to a misdemeanor reckless driving. This is showing up as “pending” on my Life Scan, so I can’t get the job I […] The post…
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White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 8

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge

    Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Remain Even After $50 Million Impairment Charge
    On July 22, 2014, I warned investors that Utah-based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises' (NYSE: NUS) surging inventory levels might lead it "to recognize a material impairment charge against inventory in a future period." On…
  • Aug 4

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag

    Why Nu Skin Must Come Clean on Troubling Inventory Red Flag
    Co-authored by Sam E. Antar and Zachary PrenskyThis coming Wednesday morning, Utah based multi-level marketing company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS) is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings. In its Q1 2014 10-Q report issued in…
  • Jul 22

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?

    Do Nu Skin Inventory Red Flags Spell Trouble Ahead?
    Last Friday morning, a comment posted on Twitter by Marc Cohodes about Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE: NUS), a Utah based multi-level marketing company, caught my curiosity. Cohodes is a legendary short-seller with an excellent track record and…
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San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
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Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
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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…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
  • Oct 14

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche
    The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizens a right to be free from “unreasonable searches and seizures”.  As I have explained in prior posts, and as Wikipedia also explains, the standard the Supreme Court has…
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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/
  • Oct 20

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission

    Green Go! – The Military’s Sustainability Mission
    ­­Sarah E. Light, The Military-Environmental Complex, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 879 (2014).Felix Mormann“Green Go!” The U.S. battle cry in the Mexican-American War that, according to some etymologists, earned Americans their…
  • Oct 17

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India

    On the Rise of Lawyers in Lobbying in India
    Bhargavi Zageri, Notes from the Field: How India's Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No.2014-19, 2014, available at SSRN.Nick…
  • Oct 15

    Citizenship by Descent

    Citizenship by Descent
    Kristin A. Collins, Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation, 123 Yale L.J. 2134 (2014).Allison TirresThere are three paths to citizenship in the United States: birth,…
Rank this Week: 290

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport

    Canadian Pilot Arrested for Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs Into John Wayne Airport
    A Canadian pilot and his passenger were arrested October 10, 2014 for allegedly trying to smuggle $2 million in ecstasy into John Wayne Airport. Giles Lapointe, 61 and Krista Boseley, 30 are in federal custody on charges of conspiracy to…
  • Oct 15

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board

    Anaheim Physician Placed on Probation with the California Medical Board
    Dr. Violeta Moyer De Jesus was placed on five years of probation by the California Medical Board after the board found her unsafe to practice safely due to her bipolar condition. Dr. De Jesus was subjected to a psychiatric evaluation las…
  • Oct 15

    Laguna Niguel Man Arrested For Attacking Real Estate Agent

    Laguna Niguel Man Arrested For Attacking Real Estate Agent
    23-year-old John Glenn, a transient has been arrested for attacking a real estate agent last weekend. The real estate agent, a 55-year-old woman was punched in the face and put in a choke hold just after 1:00 p.m. The woman was attacked from…
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Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 18

    Watching The Watcher

    Watching The Watcher
    Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn a great deal of attention to the issue of police brutality. One idea to address the problem involves equipping all police officers on patrol with body-worn cameras, which people apparently call…
  • Sep 30

    How It Really Work

    How It Really Work
    Rule 9.1 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure seems pretty simple. It covers a defendant’s waiver of the right to be present in court and provides as follows: [A] defendant may waive the right to be present at any proceeding by…
  • Sep 23

    You’re Screwed Just The Same

    You’re Screwed Just The Same
    Accomplice liability must be a tough thing to grasp, as I often hear defendants argue about how they shouldn’t be sent to prison for various things because it wasn’t totally their fault. They didn’t kidnap the victims, they…
Rank this Week: 389

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/
  • Oct 17

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense
    One of the more highly profiled criminal defenses, especially in cases involving murder or attempted murder, is insanity, meaning that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. This criminal defense strategy is often popularized in…
  • Oct 10

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity
    Mistaken identity is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction. Mistaken identity is a criminal defense that is raised by a defendant that asserts that a witness, usually an eyewitness, is mistaken in his or her memory that the…
  • Oct 9

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense
    When accused of a crime, there are a number of defenses that can be raised by the accused/defendant. One of the most commonly raised defenses used when charged with assault and battery, and even murder, is the act of self defense. Self…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
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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: 400

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/
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
  • Oct 6

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition
    Well, there -- wholly innocent people are stopped quite often because of mistakes of fact, for instance.  That's part of the whole Terry ­­ how Terry works and those types of brief stops.  There turns out times that citizens…
  • Oct 4

    The Divine Right of the NSA

    The Divine Right of the NSA
    Even if the Court were to conclude that Plaintiffs have presented sufficient admissible evidence of facts, which, if true, would demonstrate that Upstream collection involves a Fourth Amendment seizure or search of Plaintiffs’…
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