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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/
  • Sep 1

    Obama's Latest War Authorization Letter and ISIS Update

    Obama's Latest War Authorization Letter and ISIS Update
    President Obama has written Congress explaining his decision to conduct airstrikes on Amerli: Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq…
  • Sep 1

    Labor Day Open Thread

    Labor Day Open Thread
    Happy Labor Day. (Version with Axl Rose here.) Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the lowly of birth Raise your glass to the good and the evil Lets drink to the salt of the earth [More...] I just noticed that…
  • Sep 1

    NY Times: Guantanamo Decaying

    NY Times: Guantanamo Decaying
    The New York Times has some new articles on the decaying of Guantanamo. Camp X-Ray is now a "ghost prison." Here are the photos. The original complex, Camp X-Ray — with kennel-like cages that were used for about four months in 2002…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme

    Developer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Stacking Scheme
    Charles Patrick Gahan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, a real estate developer, was indicted on August 26, 2014, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting financial institutions for his role in a mortgage stacking scheme wherein he…
  • Aug 29

    10 Indicted for $50M Scam Involving Federally Insured Mortgage

    10 Indicted for $50M Scam Involving Federally Insured Mortgage
    The owner of a Florida mortgage company, seven employees of the company and two real estate developers were indicted in the Southern District of Florida in connection with an alleged $50 million mortgage fraud scheme. Hector Hernandez, 56,…
  • Aug 28

    Escrow Company Ordered to Cease and Desist

    Escrow Company Ordered to Cease and Desist
     Twin Falls Title and Escrow (TFTE) is the subject of a cease and desist order for fraudulently using the identity of a legitimate Idaho entity to promote unlawful escrow activity by altering a copy of the Certificate of Assumed Business…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 7

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 29

    How Race-Based IQ Handicapping Led To A Man’s Execution

    How Race-Based IQ Handicapping Led To A Man’s Execution
    That's the title of commentary by attorney Ian Smith at the Daily Caller. Here's the beginning of this must-read: Although the case of Hernandez v. Stephens was one of thousands denied review by the Supreme Court this past term, that...
  • Aug 29

    An Update From North Carolina

    An Update From North Carolina
    "Buie hearing set for Tuesday; Judge will make call on new trial or freedom," is by Sarah Willets in today's Robesonian. District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have...
  • Aug 29

    Christian Science Monitor with James Liebman

    Christian Science Monitor with James Liebman
    "'The Wrong Carlos': Was an innocent man executed?" features a Q&A with principal author James Liebman, at the Christian Science Monitor. It's by Randy Dotinga. By design, this book is not a masterpiece of storytelling. It won't keep…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Sep 1

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email

    UB notifies campus of Level 2 sex offender in mass email
    This is no more than harassment, vigilantism uncalled for, the State issued no such a notice no more than him being placed on the registry (Public Notified), accordingly there is no law requiring further dissemination of information. See…
  • Sep 1

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison

    Mix-up nearly costs sex offender 5 years in prison
    ANy conviction in this matter is a miscarriage of justice; the man followed the spirit of the law and police instructions. 9-1-2014 Virginia: Although it may have seemed innocent enough, picking up his 13-yearold stepson from Salem Church…
  • Aug 30

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge
    It is amazing that a man with his obvious background knowledge of the Internet actually believed that the ToR system could protect his activities. Clearly he needs serious help with his addiction. 8-30-2014 National: As the acting…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 22

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 27

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method
    Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert…
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 35

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Aug 30

    Who “Disappears”?

    Who “Disappears”?
    On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, it is not enough to just highlight names and stories. These four cases show why -- and how -- people must speak out in the face of silence.
  • Aug 29

    Three Steps to Achieve a Lasting Peace in Israel and Gaza

    Three Steps to Achieve a Lasting Peace in Israel and Gaza
    The truce between Israel and the Palestinians will be meaningless if it is not built solidly upon three basic human rights.
  • Aug 21

    Syria is a Dangerous Place for Journalists – But Here’s Why We Need Them There

    Syria is a Dangerous Place for Journalists – But Here’s Why We Need Them There
    News organizations have pulled back their reporters, and those that remain are being more cautious in their travels. But the consequences are significant.
Rank this Week: 46

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Phoenix DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers Arizona DUI laws, penalties, and defenses. By James Novak.

http://www.phoenixduilawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing

    DUI Arrest without Breath, Blood, or Chemical Testing
    "DUI arrests for "probable cause" doesn't mandate that the police officer show a driver was actually under the influence, only that it is probable that he was". A police officer need only have a reasonable suspicion that you have violated a…
  • Nov 28

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle

    Arizona DUI Stops: Weapons in Your Vehicle
    How to avoid additional charges, and make sure your DUI stop does not turn deadly Recently a Mesa AZ police officer approached a vehicle and asked the driver if he had any weapons. The driver responded, affirmatively that he did in fact,…
  • Nov 4

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense

    Aggravated DUI for Driving on Suspended License Defense
    Appeals Court overturns conviction holding that the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant knew or should have known of the suspension. There are several ways to get an aggravated DUI conviction in Arizona. Among the…
Rank this Week: 52

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 59

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: 64

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/
  • Sep 1

    Reflecting on Rick Perry's criminal-justice vetoe

    Reflecting on Rick Perry's criminal-justice vetoe
    Grits has suggested in the past that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed more criminal justice reform legislation, arguably, than any sitting U.S. governor. And it's true.It's also true, though, that some of his vetoes have been particularly…
  • Aug 30

    Saturday Link Roundup

    Saturday Link Roundup
    Just to clear my browser tabs, here are a few mostly unrelated links that haven't made it into independent Grits posts but deserve readers' attention::Houston Chronicle (Aug. 27): "Overburdened and underfunded immigration judges decry…
  • Aug 30

    New reporting on TX indigent counsel to take effect

    New reporting on TX indigent counsel to take effect
    New reporting deadlines for criminal defense attorneys and counties take effect this fall when the final elements of HB 1318 take effect beginning Sept. 1. The forthcoming data will shed some new light on indigent defense caseloads, but IMO…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Sep 1

    "The criminalisation of American business"

    "The criminalisation of American business"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy links to and excerpts this article from The Economist. From the excerpt: Who runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? The Sicilian mafia? The People’s Liberation Army in China? The…
  • Aug 31

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 371 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Aug 31

    "Keeping the Police Honest"

    "Keeping the Police Honest"
    Slate has a piece discussing how police react to being recorded and expressing skepticism about whether imcreased use of body cams would dampen inappropriate activity: At the moment, there’s an activist and citizen drive for police…
Rank this Week: 76

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 88

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

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

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

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

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 102

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 104

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 123

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/
  • Aug 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 112

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 116

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: 110

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 1

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret

    Not Only The Dead Keep Secret
    The bullet that struck Hofstra student Andrea Rebello and took her life was a tragedy, but it also set in motion a series of excuses designed to obfuscate what happened and shift blame away from the officer who pulled the trigger at all…
  • Sep 1

    Walking A Month In Her Heels (Update)

    Walking A Month In Her Heels (Update)
    For quite a while, I was constrained to accept that my view of what a woman had to endure in her daily life was limited to that of an outsider, and an outsider who wasn’t really around young women very much.  While it was…
  • Aug 31

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine

    It’s Not Personal; It’s Just Busine
    The Economist posits a question: WHO runs the world’s most lucrative shakedown operation? Yes, that’s right. Of course it’s the United States of America, our beloved government doing what it has to do to regulate business so…
Rank this Week: 127

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE

    YOU WON'T HAVE NIXON TO KICK AROUND ANYMORE
    Within two years he lost one of the closest presidential elections in history and then went on to get trounced in the race for governor of California. No politician could come back from two consecutive crushing defeats.  A lucrative…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS

    ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 - PRIMARY RESULTS
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:ELECTION CENTRAL 2014   PRIMARY RESULTS  BREAKING NEWS.....ZILBER PULLS AHEAD OF FONTS***You should refresh this page regularly for updates.***Only two races really worth watching: ***With 93% of the…
  • Aug 26

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE

    ELECTION DAY - VOTE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:V O T E For the past two weeks, many of you have participated in our democracy by mailing in your Absentee Ballots or by going to the polls during Early Voting.  Today is your last chance to exercise your right to…
Rank this Week: 136

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea

    Why Waiting Until the Last Minute to Hire a Criminal Lawyer is Not a Good Idea
    Not unlike most Sundays I woke up yesterday to several find messages on my cell phone from perspective clients who are in need of criminal legal representation in court today. Someone needed a lawyer for a domestic assault and battery case…
  • Jul 24

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case
    At least once a week a potential client will come into my office to discuss a pending case and conclude the conversation by asking me what guarantees I can give him. My answer is the same each time. There are no guarantees in this business.…
  • Jul 22

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 143

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/
  • Aug 31

    Free to Be Stupid

    Free to Be Stupid
    You think it’s insane that Arizona allows a 9-year-old to shoot at a firing range? ABC News reports that one in Texas allows them to do so at age 6. -Leonard Pitts, Jr. So we make the leap from dumbass … Continue reading →
  • Aug 28

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.

    On Twitter, Be Your Own Censor.
    When I saw this Polygon post last month, about how Twitter “gives so little attention to the now-routine harassment experienced by so many members of the service” because “it drives engagement,” I thought,…
  • Aug 26

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action

    Texas Criminal First Amendment Action
    Here’s a survey of what’s going on in Texas with regard to the First Amendment in criminal cases: Texas Penal Code Section 33.021(b) (online solicitation by explicit communication) was held unconstitutional by the Texas Court of…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 172

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 157

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
  • Sep 1

    J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and George Hamilton, together again.

    J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and George Hamilton, together again.
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reported a fascinating story about how LBJ employed the FBI and his personal attorney/Supreme Court appointee Abe Fortas to investigate actor George Hamilton, back when he was dating LBJ's daughter. A hat tip to Josh…
  • Sep 1

    Ferguson Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed

    Ferguson Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed
    The race to the courthouse has begun. As reported a few days ago, six people have filed suit against St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, Ferguson P.O. Justin Cosma, and others, alleging a…
  • Aug 31

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email

    Prying Eyes: Federal Prosecutors and Attorney-Client Email
    The Washington Post today called for a moratorium on government prosecutors reading emails between federal inmates and their lawyers. It's absurd that such an editorial is necessary, or that anyone could reasonably debate the issue. Yet, the…
Rank this Week: 194

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 1

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Lots more highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    It has been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts at Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform. Here are some of the latest posts from a a variety of bloggers, with my own little bit of organization...
  • Sep 1

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth

    Gendered perspective on Ohio's challenges with opioids and prison growth
    As reported in this recent Toledo Blade editorial, headlined "Women in prison: A big increase in female inmates should prompt changes in how Ohio’s courts deal with addiction," Ohio has struggled of late with an increase in its…
  • Aug 31

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem

    Shareholders of private prison corporations already profiting from border problem
    As this CNN Money article highlights, because of the "crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, ... Wall Street is betting that it will result in a boom for private prisons." Here is more about who can profit from a need for...
Rank this Week: 209

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William

    A Green Ribbon Wouldn't Have Saved Robin William
    Guest post by Heidi Pie AronsonBreast cancer used to be a shameful secret. Now everybody knows what a pink ribbon stands for. It’s less well-known that green ribbons signify depression awareness, along with Lyme Disease and pedestrian…
  • Aug 8

    Jewish Offensive

    Jewish Offensive
    Many of my oldest and dearest friends who have a deeper and far more personal connection than I to Israel and its People, have been writing and posting links not simply in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Hamas' terrorist…
  • Aug 3

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk

    Some Folks Torturing Other Folk
    Previewing a declassified report that concludes that the prior Administration used techniques on terrorism suspects that amounted to torture, President Obama conceded that "we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some…
Rank this Week: 210

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    No Increase in OUI Drug Cases in Massachusetts After New Marijuana Law
    With the decriminalization of under an ounce of marijuana one would expect to see an increase in the number of OUI drugs cases charged in Massachusetts. Right? After all, now everybody in Massachusetts thinks smoking marijuana is legal. The…
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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: 206

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation

    Privilege, Corporate Wrongdoing, and the Wal-Mart FCPA Investigation
    The New York Times had an interesting article this week by Steven Davidoff Solomon entitled “Keeping Corporate Lawyers Silent Can Shelter Wrongdoing.” The piece centers on the recent decision out of the Delaware Supreme Court in the case…
  • Aug 27

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel

    Article About Former Penn State President Raises Issues Concerning Independent Investigative Reports and Role of Corporate Counsel
    The New York Times Magazine several weeks ago published a lengthy, largely sympathetic article about Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president (Sokolove, "The Shadow of the Valley"), see here, who is awaiting trial on charges…
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
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Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 247

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast

    After the Murder of Tom Clements, Can Colorado's Prison System Rehabilitate Itself? by Alan Prendergast
    Westword When Tom Clements accepted the job of executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections three years ago, he knew he was taking on an enormous challenge. Two particularly alarming sets of figures, trends that he…
  • Aug 17

    Sentencing, by the Number

    Sentencing, by the Number
    New York Times ANN ARBOR, Mich. — IN a recent letter to the United States Sentencing Commission, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized the growing trend of evidence-based sentencing, in which courts use data-driven…
  • Aug 5

    Floorboard

    Floorboard
    Dear [fname] Hi there!!! CCJRC was awarded a grant to attend and participate in a class for Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits.  We created a movie and now we are in the running for a fabulous prize… These are digital stories that…
Rank this Week: 216

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 239

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…
Rank this Week: 254

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
Rank this Week: 249

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

Covers wrongful convictions. By the Innocence Institute of Point Park University.

http://wrongfulconvictions.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    The Sleuth

    The Sleuth
    This profile on U.S. Patriot News reporter Pete Shellem, which quotes Innocence Institute director Bill Moushey, ran in the American Journalism Review April/ May of 2007.From AJR, April/May 2007The SleuthJune/July Preview » Pete Shellem of…
  • Apr 20

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup

    New York police commisioner orders forensic shakeup
    This article appeared in the New York Times on April 20, 2007:After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic ShakeupBy Thomas J. Lueck
  • Apr 18

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial

    Men's innocence puts Dallas county on trial
    This article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on April 9, 2007:Texas men's innocence puts a county on trialDNA is expected to clear a convicted rapist, as it has 3 of his friends.By Miguel BustilloTimes Staff WriterDALLAS — Many men claim…
Rank this Week: 223

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 1

    CPL § 200.70(2)(b) ...cont

    CPL § 200.70(2)(b) ...cont
    Under the law, a person is guilty of computer trespass when he knowingly uses or causes to be used a computer or computer service without authorization and: 2. he thereby knowingly gains access to computer material. Comparison of the...
  • Sep 1

    Order of Protection should not have been issued in this case ...cont

    Order of Protection should not have been issued in this case ...cont
    At the conclusion of the hearing, on August 4, 1988, this court orally ruled that the evidence supported the issuance of the initial TOP on June 24, 1988, and issued a new Temporary Order of Protection excluding defendant from...
  • Aug 31

    CPL 60.42..cont

    CPL 60.42..cont
    Although we find that CPL 60.42 is constitutional, we are constrained to reverse the judgments because the evidence offered by criminal defendants, but excluded by the trial court, was of substantial probative value and was not offered…
Rank this Week: 281

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 1

    About that Police "Militarization"....

    About that Police "Militarization"....
    Those who want to lecture us about the "lessons of Ferguson" without waiting to find out what actually happened there have opened a related front calling for disarming demilitarizing the police.This YouTube film of the London police in full…
  • Aug 31

    McClellan Nomination Sesquicentennial

    McClellan Nomination Sesquicentennial
    Off-topic but interesting, Fergus Bordewich in the WSJ takes us on a historical trip down the "what if" road....
  • Aug 30

    On the Death Penalty: Our Masters vs. the Rest of U

    On the Death Penalty: Our Masters vs. the Rest of U
    Prof. Sara Sun Beale of Duke Law School is, in my view, a more balanced intellect than one usually encounters in academia.  Her recent article seems to assume that having more information makes it more likely that one will oppose...
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Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE

    LAWRENCE MAN RECEIVES THREE LIFE SENTENCES IN SALEM MURDER CASE
    Do you think you have been having a bad week? Well, you are invited to compare yours to that of 43-year-old Jose Luis Tejada (hereinafter, the “Defendant”) of Lawrence. As the third anniversary of his shooting his girlfriend and…
  • Aug 12

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

    DEDHAM POLICE OFFICER IS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
    Last week, Dedham police officer Michael Schoener (hereinafter, the “Defendant”), 40, was in court. No, not in the seats reserved for police officers waiting to testify…in the defendant’s seat waiting to be…
  • Aug 6

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on

    Teenage girl raped at Keith Urban concert; people look on
    Two Saturdays ago at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, amidst a roaring crowd, the permeating smell of alcohol, the blazing lights and the blasting sounds of country music singer Keith Urban, a 17-year-old girl endured a painful traumatic…
Rank this Week: 308

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 297

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country

    New York’s Red Light Camera Fines Among The Lowest In Country
    While no one likes receiving a red light camera ticket, there is one good thing about them.  In New York, they carry one of the lowest fines in the county … $50.00.  Compare this figure to other states in the chart…
  • Aug 6

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?

    Can An Out-Of-State Driver Take New York’s Driver Safety Class?
    We recently had a Florida resident that completed the New York defensive driving course.  He had a point problem in New York and, therefore, wanted to ensure that he received the appropriate credit for the class (i.e., that he received 4…
  • Jul 29

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program

    Nassau County Launches Speed Camera Program
    Last week, Nassau County started installing speed cameras within local school zones.  The first three schools to receive these devices are Plainedge Middle School in Bethpage, Dutch Lane Elementary in Hicksville and Abbey Lane School in…
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