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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 31

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture

    Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity and Torture
    In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley…
  • Oct 31

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy

    A Small But Perceptible Shift in U.S. Global Drug Policy
    This doesn't seem to have picked up as much traction in the U.S. as it has elsewhere, and it may not be huge, but it does represent a shift in stance on the U.S. global war on drugs. Robert Brownfield, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of... [[…
  • Oct 30

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Sorry everyone, I've been swamped at work and didn't know the last open thread was full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. I'll be back soon. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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 31

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default

    CFO Charged With Conspiracy to Mislead Auditors Concerning Borrower Default
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Craig S. On, 62, Berkeley, California, CFO of United Commercial Bank, was charged in a criminal Information with one count of  Conspiracy to Make a Materially False and Misleading Statement to an Accountant, for his…
  • Oct 30

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeremy Michael “Mike” Head, 34, Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. The case began on February 28, 2008, when a grand jury indicted Mike…
  • Oct 29

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 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: 6

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: 16

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: 21

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition

    But For Video: Fear Factor Edition
    While I’m not usually inclined toward things that raise emotional or visceral reactions, this video does exactly that, and for a truly worthwhile reason. Via the Free Thought Project, the video shows Alejandro Natividad, who somehow had…
  • Oct 31

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed

    Apple’s Cool iPhone Fingerprint ID Means You’re Screwed
    Biometrics seems like such a cool way to control access, so when Apple offered fingerprint ID in place of a PIN to access its iPhone, what hipster could resist?  Of course, David Baust in Virginia Beach may well wish he had gotten a…
  • Oct 31

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused

    Proof of Consent in Rape Cannot Be Shifted To The Accused
    The Washington State Supreme Court faced up to its own earlier error, holding in State v. W.R.  that the burden of proving consent in a juvenile forcible compulsion rape case cannot be shifted to the defendant. Throughout the police…
Rank this Week: 37

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 30

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween
    This story needs to be told. This is insanity supported by the Police who folks are supposed to believe will never lie to the public. The police are fully aware of the truth re: Sex offender research and Halloween; here we see them telling…
  • Oct 30

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?
    10-30-2014 National: On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church…
  • Oct 30

    Mom of Spartanburg teen killed trick-or-treating asks for caution this Halloween

    Mom of Spartanburg teen killed trick-or-treating asks for caution this Halloween
    10-30-2014 South Carolina: SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - Erica Fields, 17, was hit by a car while collecting candy with her younger brother on Halloween in 2013. Her mother Kalani Fields said she never wants any parent to go through…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 39

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 31

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 31

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date

    Additional News Coverage of Scott Panetti's Execution Date
    The Guardian reports, "Texas sets execution date for mentally ill killer Scott Panetti," by Tom Dart. Texas is preparing to execute a mentally ill man who dressed as a cowboy at his trial and attempted to subpoena Jesus Christ, John...
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
  • Oct 30

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued
    "Dunlap 'full clemency' ad abandons reality," is by the Denver Post Editorial Board. Criticizing the governor over his handling of the Dunlap case and his position on the death penalty is fair game. Claiming he has threatened to release a...
Rank this Week: 53

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 31

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"

    "Shrinking Prisons: Good Crime-Fighting and Good Government"
    the title of this post is the headline of this thoughtful new piece from The Atlantic. Here are excerpts: Liberals have long advocated prison reforms like reduced sentence lengths and alternatives to incarceration. Recently, however,…
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
  • Oct 30

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"
    The title of this post is the title of this new article by I. Glenn Cohen, Robert Truog, and Mark Rockoff available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the recent botched execution by lethal injection in...
Rank this Week: 63

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 30

    Mexico betrayed

    Mexico betrayed
    It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College  in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km…
  • Oct 26

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?

    LIVE NOW: Ferguson, where do we go from here?
    LIVE NOW: a panel discussion with activists and leaders from Ferguson, St. Louis, and beyond about next steps for the movement for human rights and accountability. The 4 streams below are coming from individuals who have been streaming…
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Oct 31

    "Turns out, violent crime may be genetic"

    "Turns out, violent crime may be genetic"
    From Quartz: Variants of two genes, MAOA and CDH13, were found to be associated with violent crime. Violent criminals, the 78 of whom had committed a total of 1,154 violent crimes, were linked most strongly to the genes, while the...
  • Oct 30

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth
    Tamar R. Birckhead (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Oct 30

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"
    From Slate: [T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently…
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Oct 31

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia

    Last minute oppo dumps in Harris DA race, y otras historia
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but which merit readers' attention:Blog vs. blog in Harris DA raceThe gloves are coming off as the blogosphere dukes it out over the Harris County District Attorney…
  • Oct 30

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year

    Harris DA delayed notice to hundreds of drug defendants 'convicted in error,' some of them for many year
    Apparently the plea mills that constitute the Harris County criminal court system have become so efficient they can secure convictions even without evidence; the accusation in and of itself appears to be sufficient to coerce a plea, and the…
  • Oct 30

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'

    Union: 'Right on Crime' backers are 'bottom-feeders,' 'vultures'
    The less you have to sell, the harder you sell it!The less you have to say, the louder you yell it!The dumber the act, the bigger the confession!The less you have to show, the larger you dress it!You gotta get up!You gotta get up and be…
Rank this Week: 84

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 81

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    13 Year Old Charged as Adult in Shooting Death of Homeless Jacksonville Man

    13 Year Old Charged as Adult in Shooting Death of Homeless Jacksonville Man
    In June, Thomas Trent was found dead in a shopping center parking lot on Jacksonville's westside. The 54 year homeless man had died from a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities have now accused 13 year old Sharron Townsend of...
  • Oct 22

    Domestic Violence Injunction Violation: Don't Be A Sucker For Love

    Domestic Violence Injunction Violation: Don't Be A Sucker For Love
    Domestic violence injunctions are serious business. Having an injunction issued against you limits your rights in certain areas. It limits the freedom to go certain places, it limits the freedom to possess firearms, and it creates criminal…
  • Oct 13

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I have observed over the years the criminal justice system's failure with regard to mentally ill defendants. Answers, far too often, were geared toward locking these defendants away, rather than…
Rank this Week: 76

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 77

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 30

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police
    The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Idaho State Police District 1 Office located at 615 West…
  • Oct 30

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt
    BOISE - Brent R. Heinrich, 41, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute 300 grams of a mixture and substance containing the controlled substance analogue…
Rank this Week: 93

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 29

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?

    Everest College Fraud in Milwaukee?
    Today I got a call from Everest University, asking if my company needed any interns. I let them know that I was aware of the Everest College fraud, that we are fraud investigators, and that no, we would not do any business with them. What am…
  • Oct 27

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud

    Things I Have Learned About Fraud
    For more than 17 years, I have been conducting fraud investigations, and I have learned a lot about fraudsters, their methods, and the companies they work for. Hotlines cut fraud losses in half. Anonymous reporting mechanisms like fraud…
  • Oct 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
Rank this Week: 115

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 31

    Strafzumessung im Urteil gegen Uli Hoeneß

    Strafzumessung im Urteil gegen Uli Hoeneß
    Das Landgericht München II veröffentlichte gestern die Gründe des Urteils gegen Uli Hoeneß. Zur Frage einer Verständigung („Deal“) führt die Kammer in der Negativmitteilung aus: Das Urteil beruht…
  • Oct 31

    Böse Clowns und Zombie Law zu Halloween

    Böse Clowns und Zombie Law zu Halloween
    Noch etwas Spannendes zu Halloween zu finden, ist wahrlich nicht so einfach – aber ein paar Sachen haben wir dann doch noch ausgegraben. Vorab: Einige Streiche sind auch an Halloween nicht witzig – vor allem dann nicht, wenn…
  • Oct 30

    Hoeneß-Urteil: Landgericht München dreht bei

    Hoeneß-Urteil: Landgericht München dreht bei
    Das Urteil gegen Uli Hoeneß steht zwar seit einem halben Jahr fest, die Urteilsgründe kennen jedoch bislang nur wenige. Das Urteil W5 KLs 68 Js 3284/13 wurde nicht veröffentlicht, Anfragen von Wissenschaftlern oder…
Rank this Week: 121

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    DISCO

    DISCO
    Feeling a little bored, maybe a little blue? Then we have just the thing for you. A little smattering of 3rd DCA justice. The ABC's of discovery are on full display in M.H. v. State, and Judge Rothenberg and company reach the conclusion…
  • Oct 27

    I FEEEEL GOOD......

    I FEEEEL GOOD......
    The last call at Tobacco Road made the NY Times Monday. Here. We went three for three on our picks yesterday. Naturally.Want a nice, quick, fun, mindless read to relax? Try the Parker Novels, by Richard Stark. Start with Book One:…
  • Oct 26

    NFL WEEK 8 2014

    NFL WEEK 8 2014
    Another travel day, so another terse post, foregoing our witty repartee and analysis for just getting something out:We're not off the Bengals bandwagon, and we can't pass them up with +2 at home, and the Ravens just aren't as good as their…
Rank this Week: 162

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 163

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney…

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Apr 7

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance

    Collin County DWI - SR-22 Insurance
    Collin County DWI cases often involve license suspension issues along with the criminal cases. Should your license be suspended as a result of a criminal conviction, or as part of an administrative suspension (ALR suspension), odds are you…
  • Nov 11

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?

    How About Some Mold With Your Probation?
    We are constantly informing our clients about the potential horrors of being on probation (also called community supervision).  Often, getting probation doesn't necessarily mean you aren't going to jail.  Sometimes, it just means…
  • Nov 4

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?

    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction?
    Do Collin County's Blood Testing Labs Get Paid Per Conviction? It's a valid question.  If the answer were "yes," would it spark outrage?  A new study shows that State Crime labs, are in fact paid per conviction.  In a new paper…
Rank this Week: 144

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: 142

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: 172

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Oct 30

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner
    Drug Dog SniffsDrug Dog Search Update - Breaking news that an unwitting dog helped police bust his owner. The cops were chasing a drug suspect who hid in tall grass. The narcs had noticed the suspect had a dog. For those playing along at…
  • Oct 16

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search
    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone SearchAn alleged  Florida Drug Trafficker Walked on Cocaine charges. Charges were based upon a Cell Phone Search. The Number You Have Tracked is No Longer in Service - He was charged…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
Rank this Week: 249

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
Rank this Week: 252

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

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

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong

    When Surrogacy and Adoption Goes Wrong
    Several months ago we read about a couple from Australia who hired a Thai surrogate so she could bear the child they always wanted. During month three of the surrogate’s pregnancy the couple were informed that the 21 year-old surrogate…
  • Oct 28

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”

    Family Law Lies Endanger “Save China’s Tigers Charity”
    Stuart Bray met his wife Li Quan in 1990 and quickly embraced her passion to save China’s tigers and to develop a breeding program to reintroduce China’s tigers back to their wild reserves. Each of them invested huge sums of…
  • Oct 22

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…

    How Family Law Court Costs Escalate…
    One of the main reasons the middle class is abandoning family courts in droves is because of the bank-draining costs of litigation. While it may appear straight forward to bring a claim for parenting or child support, there are a myriad of…
Rank this Week: 214

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 279

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 29

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a…

    [Ed. note -- Jon asked me to step in for a few days while he's out of the office.] US v. Swisher, No. 11-35796 (Ikuta with Alarcon; concurrence in judgment by Tashima).  Isn't this case déjà vu?  The defendant…
  • Oct 26

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony

    Case o' The Week: Crawford + Apprendi = Magic -- Salvador (aka "Magic") Vera and Cop Expert Testimony
    Hon. Judge Raymond FisherMix Crawford and Apprendi, and good things are bound to follow. United States v. Vera, 2014 WL 5352727(9thCir. Oct. 22, 2014), decision available here. Players:Decision by Judge Fisher, joined by Judges Noonan and…
  • Oct 24

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
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Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Oct 29

    idledillettante's False Police Report

    idledillettante's False Police Report
    "I'm pretty sure what Cernovich is doing is civil harassment in the state of California; and I feel badly about Quinn being harassed like this on my account." - idledillettante. 1. You are wrong. My conduct did not even close to the…
  • Oct 26

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie

    Anil Dash, Doxxing, and SJW Lie
    "Doxx up, don't doxx down." - Anil Dash (source) Anil Dash claims I doxxed him. Does his claim hold water or is he being dishonest? The alleged doxx. Several years ago Anil Dash wrote about his apartment hunt. He mentioned that he…
  • Oct 23

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech

    Chelsea Van Valkenburg A/K/A Zoe Quinn v. Free Speech
    "You are also ordered not to post any further information about [Chelsea Van Valeknburg] or her personal life or online to [unclear] hate mobs." - Chelsea Van Valkenburg (AKA Zoe Quinn) v. Eron Gjoni. When people say mean things…
Rank this Week: 282

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
Rank this Week: 199

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 23

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback

    DaVita to Pay $350 Million Over Allegations of Kickback
    DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. has agreed to pay $350 million over allegations they paid kickbacks to induce referral fees for dialysis treatment. The allegations involve kickbacks that were paid between 2005 and 2014 to physicians and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 283

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

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

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit

    NYC’s 25 MPH Speed Limit
    Question:  When there are no speed signs posted on a New York City street or stretch of roadway, how fast can you drive?  If you answered 30 mph, you’d be right until November 7th.  On that date, the un-posted speed limit…
  • Sep 4

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed

    Nassau County Speed Camera Locations Revealed
    Nassau County recently launched its speed cameras program.  In total, 56 speed cameras will be installed by October, one in each of Nassau’s school districts.  Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano predicts that the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 308

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Rhode Island criminal law and constitutional criminal rights. By Matthew T. Marin.

http://matthewtmarin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 11

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?

    Do you have a Rhode Island Felony Criminal Record that is making it difficult to find work?
    Finding a job in these tough economic times in Rhode Island can be difficult enough. In speaking with my clients, securing employment with a felony criminal record is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many people wait years or even decades…
  • Aug 4

    URI quarterback charged with assault

    URI quarterback charged with assault
    URI Quarterback Charged with Assaulthttp://ift.tt/1s6pBHi#assault #criminaldefensehttp://ift.tt/1obDjRGfrom Attorney Matthew Marin of the Law Offices of Matthew T. Marin, Esq. Inc. http://ift.tt/1s6pBHivia IFTTTLaw Offices of Matthew T.…
  • Jun 14

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge

    Rhode Island School Bus Monitor Facing Child Pornography Charge
    Last week the Rhode Island State Police executed a search warrant on the home of a Rhode Island School Bus monitor in Glocester, Rhode Island and charged the man with possession and transfer of child pornography.  The warrant was the…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 272

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: 306

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Joseph Potashnik & Associates Blog

Answers questions regarding New York criminal charges and criminal procedures.

http://www.jpdefense.com/new-york-criminal-defense/
  • Oct 31

    What’s The Penalty For Insider Trading In New York?

    What’s The Penalty For Insider Trading In New York?
    New York City is one of the world’s financial capitals, and insider trading is a risk for tens of thousands of executives who work with sensitive information about their companies, as well as individuals working for Wall Street firms.…
  • Oct 31

    Is Self-Defense A Defense Against Assault Charges In New York?

    Is Self-Defense A Defense Against Assault Charges In New York?
    Yes, it is possible to argue self-defense as a defense against assault charges in New York, and an argument of justified force means that prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your actions were not warranted to protect…
  • Oct 26

    What Are The Penalties For Smuggling Goods Through Customs In New York?

    What Are The Penalties For Smuggling Goods Through Customs In New York?
    Smuggling goods into the United States is a serious crime that’s often associated with organized crime rings that are using fraud tactics to sneak in items that would otherwise be taxable, or illegal goods for black market sales.…
Rank this Week: 481

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message

    Assault by Means of a Dangerous Instrument and the Facebook Message
    After a jury convicted Robert Eleck of “assault in the first degree by means of a dangerous instrument in violation of General Statutes § 53a–59 (a)(1)”, he appealed. State v. Eleck, 2014 WL 5139291 (Supreme Court…
  • Oct 29

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act

    The NCIS, Child Pornography and the Posse Comitatus Act
    After a jury convicted Michael Dreyer of “one count of distributing child pornography . . . in violation of 18 U.S. Code §2252(a)(2) and (b)(1), and one count of possessing child pornography . . . in violation…
  • Oct 27

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder

    The "High-Level Security Employee," Emails and Murder
    This post examines an opinion the Appellate Court of Illinois issued recently: Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., 2014 IL App (5th) 130193 (2014). As the court explains in the opening sentence of its opinion, the plaintiff in the…
Rank this Week: 723

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 31

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy

    Salarization’s Impact on Governmental Legitimacy
    Nicholas R. Parrillo, Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (2013).Linda JellumAs a member of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section’s Scholarship Award Committee, I would…
  • Oct 30

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week

    Jotwell Legal Scholarship Conference Next Week
    Our 5th Anniversary conference on “Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters” is coming up late next week. In the United States, the role of scholarship is under assault in contemporary conversations about law schools;…
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
Rank this Week: 524

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    People v. Savarese

    People v. Savarese
    The records reveal that the accused moves before the Court, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law, section 440.20, in order to vacate the sentences imposed upon him pursuant to an Indictment. It appears that after having been found Guilty by...
  • Oct 30

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011 ...cont

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011 ...cont
    The legislative findings continue: “Once the letter of the law is complied with, including the essential showing that there is a pattern of conduct which is criminal under existing statutes, the question whether to prosecute under those…
  • Oct 29

    CPL § 180.50(3)(d)...cont

    CPL § 180.50(3)(d)...cont
    To regard a unilateral determination about how the reduction should be effectuated as a definitive ruling that, e.g, a felony complaint —the function of which is to demonstrate the existence of reasonable cause to believe the defendant…
Rank this Week: 639

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

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

    Zombie Earns Two DUIs in Three Hour

    Zombie Earns Two DUIs in Three Hour
    You may be fond of your Halloween costume, but odds are you don’t want it immortalized forever as a standout DUI mugshot. That luxury likely won’t be afforded to 26-year-old Catherine Butler, whose mugshot has gone viral after…
  • Oct 29

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota

    Extra DUI Patrols Likely on Halloween Weekend in Minnesota
    Although there has yet to be an official announcement from the Sheriff’s Office or the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, it’s well speculated that Minnesota troopers will once again be conducting…
  • Oct 28

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli

    Crime Rates Surge in South Minneapoli
    An analysis of police statistics revealed that some historically safe South Minneapolis neighborhoods have seen a noticeable uptick in violent crime in the past year. The Lake Nokomis neighborhood saw the biggest spike in crime, as violent…
Rank this Week: 561

Phillips & Associates Blog

Phillips & Associates Blog

Covers Oklahoma criminal and personal injury law.

http://oklahoma-criminal-defense.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Top 10 Most Infamous Serial Killer

    Top 10 Most Infamous Serial Killer
    During Halloween season, many of us turn to slasher films and horror classics for vicarious scary thrills. Some of the most famous serial killers–Michael Myers, Jason Voorhies, and Freddy Krueger–are nothing more than film…
  • Oct 27

    New Domestic Violence Assessment Takes Effect Nov. 1

    New Domestic Violence Assessment Takes Effect Nov. 1
    October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this month will culminate with a new law designed to protect victims of domestic abuse. On November 1, Oklahoma law enforcement officers responding to domestic calls will be required to…
  • Oct 25

    Lawyer Charged in Sex Tourism Case

    Lawyer Charged in Sex Tourism Case
    An Oklahoma City attorney accused of travelling to Peru to engage in sex with underaged girls was formally charged this week after a year-long investigation. Just over a year ago, Michael Dean Billings, 59, and Ada bail…
Rank this Week: 387