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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/
  • Jan 31

    ISIS Executes Kenji Goto

    ISIS Executes Kenji Goto
    ISIS released its official video today in which "Jihadi John", the black-clad ISIS executioner, beheads Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. (I'm not linking to the video and please do not post link in comments.) The video does not show…
  • Jan 31

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    Tomorrow is the Super Bowl. I'll have my pick for you then, but you may remember I love the Super Bowl prop bets so I'll give you a sneak peek: SPECIAL (NE @ SEA) - What will Katy Perry be wearing when she begins the Halftime show? …
  • Jan 30

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition
    Neither of these women hinder or help the Emerging Democratic Majority. Egberto Willes in arguing that the "Obama Coalition" is not truly a Democratic coalition, wrote: President Obama won the presidency twice. Each time he won he did so…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Five defendants were sentenced in January 2015, for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving straw buyers, kickbacks and bank bribery. Of the 91 individuals charged in Operation Wax House, eighty-nine defendants…
  • Jan 30

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joe Spaqi, 60, Cleveland, Ohio, has been indicted and charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $1 million from the now-closed St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union. The defendant was indicted on four counts of…
  • Jan 29

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Terri Lynn Johnson, 50, Columbia, Missouri, former branch manager of Landchoice Company, LLC, has been sentenced in federal court for a $576,000 mortgage fraud and embezzlement scheme. The defendant was sentenced by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'
    Original Article 01/20/2015 By Chris Thomas RICHMOND - A house subcommittee unanimously passed a bill which would require registered sex offenders to have public hearings before gaining access to Virginia schools. The delegate behind the…
  • Jan 27

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo
    Jeffrey C. HilgersOriginal Article 01/17/2015 By Matt Agorist Dane County - A Dane County sheriff’s deputy miraculously escaped charges of child pornography, despite being caught with child pornography, because of a cut and paste…
  • Jan 27

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'
    Original Article (Video available) 01/17/2015 By Melissa Blasius KUSA - A state regulatory board debated Friday whether the label "sex offender" was too stigmatizing to people who committed sex crimes. Colorado's Sex Offender Management…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 15

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: 38

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/
  • Jan 30

    Sheriff: Why sex offenders live in our communitie

    Sheriff: Why sex offenders live in our communitie
    1-31-2015 Wisconsin: Throughout the years I have written articles pertaining to many topics that affect the overall safety of our communities. From theft and fraud prevention to animal bites and cold weather preparation, there is never a…
  • Jan 30

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened
    1-30-2015 California: Court Rulings, Lawsuit Force County Supervisors To Act Prompted by two adverse appellate court decisions and a lawsuit springing from them, the board of supervisors on Tuesday gave tentative approval to amendments to…
  • Jan 30

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring
    1-30-2015 Wisconsin: No one wants a sex offender next door, but WISN 12 News has learned efforts to keep them out of a community may have actually brought them closer to those you love. By law, prisons release sex offenders to the counties…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Jan 28

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find
    When fraud happens within an organization’s accounting system, there is often a paper (or digital) trail left behind. It’s unavoidable, as there is a record of something related to the fraud, whether it is a legitimate invoice…
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement
    A class action lawsuit filed in California highlights issues that a number of people (including consumers, attorneys, journalists, and forensic accountants) have been discussing. I will let the complaint speak for itself. The highlights…
  • Jan 21

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
Rank this Week: 47

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jan 26

    Torture Is More “Fun” in the Philippine

    Torture Is More “Fun” in the Philippine
    Nerve Macaspac, Country Specialist for the Philippines, Amnesty International USA Torture not only remains prevalent in the country but has also become a form of entertainment for its police. In January 2014, Amnesty International revealed…
  • Jan 23

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind
    By Sevag Kechichian, Researcher on Saudi Arabia at Amnesty International. The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has, once again, focused international attention to the oil-rich Middle Eastern country’s human…
  • Jan 22

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option ……
Rank this Week: 43

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jan 29

    Public Defender Jami Tillotson's arrest strikes at the very heart of the Constitutional right to an effective lawyer.

    Public Defender Jami Tillotson's arrest strikes at the very heart of the Constitutional right to an effective lawyer.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 28

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.

    On the porous fortressing of the White House.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Jan 25

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.

    Jerame Reid- Another fatality victim of excessive force by police.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
Rank this Week: 61

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 54

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 67

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    The Myth That Won’t Die

    The Myth That Won’t Die
    We were out to dinner at a pedestrian steakhouse last evening with a couple we’ve known for a very long time.  After running the course of the usual conversations, my pal Ralph mentioned that he was concerned for his niece who was…
  • Jan 31

    Who’s That Knocking At My Door?

    Who’s That Knocking At My Door?
    At WaPo’s The Watch, Radley Balko has a fascinating discussion of the history of no-knock warrants which includes discussion by Reason’s Jacob Sullum. The no-knock raid is different from other raids in that it dispenses with the…
  • Jan 31

    The Need To Resign

    The Need To Resign
    Most people who serve on committees are “joiners,” the types of people who desire to be on boards, or committees, or groups so they can say they are and feel as if they must be very important people because they are part of the…
Rank this Week: 95

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    MIRANDA IN ACTION AND PROOF OF GLOBAL WARMING

    MIRANDA IN ACTION AND PROOF OF GLOBAL WARMING
    We all know the warnings. You have the right to remain silent….. You have the right to an attorney, and if you cannot afford one, one will be provided to you, ….Once we are finished speaking with you and getting you to…
  • Jan 28

    IT NEVER ENDS

    IT NEVER ENDS
    The cycle of CLE, trials, and Bench and Bar Mixers continues with another "come meet the judges y'all"  shing-ding at Pride and Joy, which is not a half-bad BBQ joint on Thursday, after work (or several hours after work for certain…
  • Jan 27

    EAT, DRINK, GET CLE AND NOW…PARK

    EAT, DRINK, GET CLE AND NOW…PARK
    TGK PARKING WOES UPDATE BELOW.You Know it. You Love it. You can't live without it. The REGJB Lunch & Learn is back for 2015! This week's topic is especially enlightening, because no matter where we go, and regardless…
Rank this Week: 81

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 27

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan

    Peter Coffin Sends Bogus Legal Threat to 8Chan
    I'll post commentary later. The commentary will essentially mirror the response I made to Julien Blanc's lawyer. (This letter is so poorly drafted that it may be a hoax. I've reached out to Peter Coffin and Attorney Greg Smith for…
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)
    "This, sadly, was not always the dichotomy — his blog, going back to 2004 as a law student, paints the picture of a far tamer, more reasonable man, interested in cases of authority figures abusing their stations, and where justice was…
  • Jan 4

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
Rank this Week: 108

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as DUI Defense, Judicial Misconduct, Police Misconduct, Search & Seizure, and Probation cases. By Mary Frances Prevost.

http://www.californiacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 91

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: 88

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
  • Jan 31

    NYC's Mayor's Getting Frivolou

    NYC's Mayor's Getting Frivolou
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has increasingly given the impression that he is prone to simplified political expediency. You know, that he may be the kind of pol who guesses what people want to hear, and then says it, without regard for accuracy,…
  • Jan 28

    Mind Your Ps and Q

    Mind Your Ps and Q
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the documents we attorneys sign will be interpreted based on their plain meaning, even if it's plain we didn't mean what we wrote. The case has nothing to do with…
  • Jan 27

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World

    Malicious Prosecution Claims in a Post-Rehberg World
    Courtesty of http://www.probono.netA decision civil rights lawyers have been waiting on, at least in the Second Circuit's jurisdiction where I practice, since the Supreme Court granted police officers civil immunity for lying to grand…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jan 30

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy

    McGrath on Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy
    Joe McGrath (UCD) has posted The Prosecution of White-Collar Crime in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Ireland in the 20th Century (in: Van Erp, J.; Huisman, W.; Vande Walle, G (eds). The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and…
  • Jan 30

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison

    Feeley on The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prison
    Malcolm M Feeley (University of California, Berkeley) has posted The Unconvincing Case Against Private Prisons (Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice held that…
  • Jan 30

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice

    Toomey & Kaufman on Surveillance and Notice
    Patrick C. Toomey and Brett Max Kaufman (ACLU National Security Project and NYU School of Law Technology Law & Policy Clinic) has posted The Notice Paradox: Secret Surveillance, Criminal Defendants & the Right to Notice (Santa Clara…
Rank this Week: 149

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 156

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: 208

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 178

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Maryland DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers Maryland DUI defense issues, including breathalyzer tests, DUI checkpoints and blood-alcohol content. By Price Benowitz, LLP.

http://www.marylandduilawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity

    Justin Bieber’s DUI? Just Careless Driving and Charity
    By a Staff Writer Earlier this year, we covered the arrest and subsequent criminal charges filed by the Miami Beach Police Department against Justin Bieber. This past Wednesday, it seems that Bieber’s Miami DUI woes have come to a not…
  • May 14

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer

    Accused Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car, Hands Officer a Beer
    By Tracy Manzer, Price Benowitz LLP Senior Editor of Content May 14, 2014 A Georgia man who allegedly struck a police car while driving under the influence of alcohol and then offered the cop a beer has made national headlines this…
  • Apr 15

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Maryland Governor O’Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
    By Julia Cole, Price Benowitz Junior Editor Yet another U.S. state has passed legislation decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. According to the Washington Post, on April 14, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley…
Rank this Week: 131

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 169

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: 144

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 123

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    It’s Not About DUI At All

    It’s Not About DUI At All
    Driving around lately, the number of police officers everywhere is absolutely astounding. I’ve seen more people stopped by officers on the side of the road than I ever have before. Cops seem to be lurking around every corner on the…
  • Jan 30

    A Superbowl Sex Sting Poem

    A Superbowl Sex Sting Poem
    As a warning for those who might think it wise to blog after judging a beer competition, I present without further ado a Superbowl sex sting poem for your enjoyment: ‘Twas the night before the Superbowl, when all through the state, Not…
  • Jan 28

    The Superbowl…Of Sex?

    The Superbowl…Of Sex?
    If I took the news here seriously, I’d probably be hiding under my bed right now. I would be filled with terror knowing that hordes of sex-crazed Superbowl attendees are currently descending on our fair state with an unquenchable…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • Jan 30

    2015.33: In Which I Gertrude About Gertruding about Gertruding

    2015.33: In Which I Gertrude About Gertruding about Gertruding
    I would never say that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I’m opposed to cops being murdered. Because it’s obvious that I don’t need to prove that I don’t need to prove that I ……
  • Jan 30

    2015.32: Texas Lawyers, Don’t Be That Guy

    2015.32: Texas Lawyers, Don’t Be That Guy
    Some lawyers are reportedly interpreting Ethics Opinion 646 to mean that they can give their clients copies of discovery produced under Article 39.14 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, despite Article 39.14(f)‘s admonition that:…
  • Jan 30

    2015.31: Ethical Question—Privilege vs. Best Interest

    2015.31: Ethical Question—Privilege vs. Best Interest
    Hypo: In a Texas criminal case, defense counsel receives a video recording in discovery from the state. Assume that she needs to prepare her witnesses for cross-examination by talking to them about the contents of the video. The defendant…
Rank this Week: 383

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner

    7 Cell Phone Safety Rules for Stoner
    They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whether you measure you favorite chemical indulgences in grams or ounces you need to take some basic cell phone safety precautions. First, a disclaimer, a warrant and a dedicated…
  • Jan 20

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck

    Kaufman County Jury Duty- No, I wasn’t struck
    I received my first jury summons since moving to Kaufman County. It’s the first I have received in at least 10 years. I must be on some kind of “Do Not Call” list for potential jurors (let’s call them PJs). If you have…
  • Jan 2

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop

    Ignorance of the law in no excuse, unless you’re a cop
    One of the most frustrating aspects of criminal defense work is the double standards that abound between what we expect of government (cops and prosecutors) and what expect of citizens. Which leads us to the case of the day…..…
Rank this Week: 404

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 30

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    A 47-year-old Louisiana man who served nearly two-thirds of his life in prison for a crime that his lawyers say he did not commit has accepted a plea bargain with the local district attorney's office in order to secure his innocence. In 1985,…
  • Jan 29

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice

    Federal Judge Resigns from the National Commission on Forensic Science in Opposition to Department of Justice
    In a bold protest of a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice's to reject recommendations made by a federally appointed panel of the National Commission on Forensic Science formed to address growing concerns around the quality of…
  • Jan 29

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit

    Brooklyn District Attorney Expands Purview of Wrongful Conviction Investigations Unit
    On Wednesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced that his office's Conviction Review Unit, which led to the exonerations of 11 people in 2014, has expanded its investigations beyond murder charges. According to the Brooklyn…
Rank this Week: 471

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo

    RoundUp, Child Pornography and Kyllo
    After Jeffrey Feldman was indicted on federal charges of “receiving and possessing child pornography” he filed motions to “compel discovery regarding the computer program (`RoundUp’) used by law enforcement to…
  • Jan 28

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment

    The "Electronic Data Files," the British Authorities and the 4th Amendment
    After “Paul Robert Gunter [was] convicted and sentenced on multiple counts related to two international investment fraud schemes”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Odoni, 2015 WL 150740 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit…
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
Rank this Week: 324

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

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

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 30

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

    Third Circuit Opinion Cites Alain Leibman’s Fox WC Blog Entry
    Alain Leibman writes: Those of you who follow, or at least sporadically read, this blog know that it attempts to treat in a considered way important issues facing the white collar bar and our clients.  Still, like any blog, it exists…
  • Dec 22

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance

    Alain Leibman And Fox Rothschild Acknowledged For Veterans’ Assistance
    Alain Leibman writes: Departing from the usual subjects discussed in this space, I wanted in the spirit of the season to share with our readers an example of lawyers giving back to their larger community.  Three years ago, with the…
  • Dec 8

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case

    Fox Rothschild Obtains Complete Dismissal Of Federal Trade Secret Theft Case
    Alain Leibman: On Friday, December 5th, the Department of Justice finally surrendered in a multi-defendant trade secret case being prosecuted in the Southern District of Indiana on behalf of complainant Eli Lilly and Company. (United States…
Rank this Week: 490

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Tampa woman crashes into a bar, gets a DUI

    Tampa woman crashes into a bar, gets a DUI
    A woman drives into a bar...not the beginning of a bad joke but rather an unfortunate incident for the unlucky driver. 29-year-old Sully Marie Torre-Medina was charged with possession of marijuana and DUI with injury after her car crashed…
  • Jan 22

    Tampa police take down multiple car thefts, drunk driver all in one night

    Tampa police take down multiple car thefts, drunk driver all in one night
    Bay News 9 has a brief write up about recent events in Tampa that sound like a great Lethal Weapon montage scene... Two seperate police pursuits in Tampa with two stolen vehicles equal four grand theft auto arrests yesterday. Per police…
  • Jan 15

    Woman gets DUI because of vanilla extract?

    Woman gets DUI because of vanilla extract?
    From People magazine, a woman shows that driving under the influence arrests aren't always because of beer, wine or spirits. We had previously written about a man arrested for DUI who claimed he smelled of alcohol because of the…
Rank this Week: 459

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Does Uber Do Enough to Protect Its Passengers?

    Does Uber Do Enough to Protect Its Passengers?
    Alleged criminal activity by Uber drivers has the company in hot water. Do you think Uber drivers should face the same process as taxi drivers? Do you feel comfortable using Uber?
  • Jan 28

    How Long is Too Long for a Traffic Stop?

    How Long is Too Long for a Traffic Stop?
    Can a police officer call for backup and wait for a drug-sniffing dog to arrive during a traffic stop? That is the question that is being asked by the U.S. Supreme Court in an interesting case.
  • Jan 26

    Is Police Brutality Avoidable?

    Is Police Brutality Avoidable?
    Every year, innocent people die by the hands of law enforcement. However, many of these deaths could be avoided by handling the situation correctly when approached by police. Our attorneys explain how you could avoid police brutality.
Rank this Week: 375

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/
Rank this Week: 497

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Avoid a Criminal Arrest During Gasparilla Pirate Fest

    Avoid a Criminal Arrest During Gasparilla Pirate Fest
    This Saturday, Tampa Bay will be celebrating the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest. This day-long celebration welcomes the public to partake in a spectacular parade and festival inspired by Jose Gaspar. This annual festival accommodates more than…
  • Jan 22

    UF Women’s Basketball Player Accused of Stealing Credit Card from Teammate

    UF Women’s Basketball Player Accused of Stealing Credit Card from Teammate
    A University of Florida women’s basketball player was arrested Friday afternoon after a teammate accused her of stealing her credit card and using it at several stores, a nail salon and a pawn shop. According to the arrest report, the…
  • Jan 14

    Lakeland Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Porn Charge

    Lakeland Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Porn Charge
    A Lakeland man is facing up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing and transporting child pornography. Reports indicate that the 40-year-old man accepted a guilty plea Monday in Tampa federal court. A date for his sentencing…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Jan 29

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18
    The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in its interim report (pdf) recommended raising the age of criminal culpability from 17 to 18 years old. What sorts of offenses are seventeen year olds committing in Texas?Like teenagers in the…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake
    Following up on the story of errors at the Houston crime lab that led to dismissal of felony DWI charges, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg concluded an article this week (Jan. 28) summarizing the case's significance:in the grand…
  • Jan 29

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program
    Between a new state audit generating unfavorable stories like these:Houston Chronicle: Scathing audit paints sex offender agency in disarrayAustin Statesman: Audit finds oversight problems in sex-offender agencyand the fact that the judge…
Rank this Week: 467

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Federal, state governments flooding American society with “crimes”

    Federal, state governments flooding American society with “crimes”
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   On average, American professionals commit several crimes per day, according to lawyer Harvey Silverglate. He wrote a…
  • Jan 27

    Depending on how they are used, self-administered breath tests may be valuable

    Depending on how they are used, self-administered breath tests may be valuable
    Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Are breath test results always accurate?”   New, portable breath-testing machines sold by Breathometer, Inc. and…
  • Jan 22

    New hacking legislation could make criminals of us all, say insider

    New hacking legislation could make criminals of us all, say insider
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Tech industry insiders are guffawing at new cybersecurity initiatives unveiled by the Obama administration.…
Rank this Week: 299

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel

    They Don't Know How They'll Feel
    September 25, 1996.That was the day Robert Charles Ladd raped, strangled, and beat to death Vicki Ann Garner, then set her on fire.  Today is the day the good people of Texas plan to strap him to a table, stick him with needles, and kill…
  • Jan 28

    News from the World of Public Defender

    News from the World of Public Defender
    Three stories.San Francisco.  The City by the Bay.  The embodiment of the left coast.  Liberal mecca.That's where Jami Tillotson plies her trade as a deputy public defender. And where, in the Hall of Justice around 2 o'clock…
  • Jan 28

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled

    Retards Killing the Intellectually Disabled
    A bit of history.The year was 1989.  Johnny Paul Penry was, as even polite folks said in those days, mentally retarded.  He was also on death row in Texas.  That combination of things, his lawyers said, should be impossible.…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Jan 28

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated

    Irvine Man Arrested for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
    Irvine resident, Colin Selsted, 27, was arrested after a passenger in his vehicle died as a result of a crash on Shady Canyon Drive. Devon Williams, 23, of Westminster, was transported to Western Medical Center where she died from her…
  • Jan 27

    Westminster Man Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment By Violence

    Westminster Man Pleads Guilty to False Imprisonment By Violence
    A Westminster man pleaded guilty to false imprisonment by violence and four counts of sexual battery. Matthew Linville, 20, was sentenced to three years in state prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for life. …
  • Jan 24

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography

    CEO Arrested on 33 Felony Counts of Lewd Acts and Child Pornography
    Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, an Orange County CEO is suspected of using a social messaging application to convince two boys to trade explicit photos and videos with him is being held on $2 million bail. Shareef, of Aliso Viejo, faces 33 felony…
Rank this Week: 321

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Proposed Law would Ban DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

    Proposed Law would Ban DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
    Ban the instrumentality used during the commission of a crime and that will stop the crime, at least that’s the thought. Sen. Patrick Anderson (R) of Oklahoma has introduced a new bill which would allow a court to ban people convicted…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Refuses to Decide Warrantless Forcible Blood Draw Dispute

    Supreme Court Refuses to Decide Warrantless Forcible Blood Draw Dispute
    The United States Supreme Court has announced that it will not hear an appeal from Colorado by prosecutors on whether officers should be allowed to forcibly take blood from a DUI suspect without a warrant. The United States Supreme…
  • Jan 12

    Body Cameras for Law Enforcement Could Assist in DUI Case

    Body Cameras for Law Enforcement Could Assist in DUI Case
    In the wake of the recent events surrounding Michael Brown’s death, Eric Garner’s death, and other similar incidences raising concerns of excessive force by law enforcement, many police agencies are considering and some actually…
Rank this Week: 292

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

West Virginia Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal appeals and personal injury law. By Wolfe Law Firm.

http://www.westvirginialawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Warrant, Probable Cause Requirements in Police Home Searches - U.S. v. Hill

    Warrant, Probable Cause Requirements in Police Home Searches - U.S. v. Hill
    Police officers usually have to get a warrant in order to enter and search your home without your consent. Some limited exceptions to this rule exist for circumstances in which the officer is in "hot pursuit" of a suspect, for example, or…
  • Jan 2

    Let Someone Drink and Drive Your Car? You Could Lose Your License - Uhl v. Reed

    Let Someone Drink and Drive Your Car? You Could Lose Your License - Uhl v. Reed
    In West Virginia, it's against the law to let someone whom you know is drunk or under the influence of drugs to drive your car. Not only are you subject to potential jail time and the loss of your license if you make the mistake of getting…
  • Dec 30

    West Virginia Supreme Court on Pre-existing Conditions in Car Accident Cases - Pownell v. Arthur

    West Virginia Supreme Court on Pre-existing Conditions in Car Accident Cases - Pownell v. Arthur
    In order to win a car accident case, the person who sues (plaintiff) generally has to prove that the person or entity being sued (defendant) caused the crash. The plaintiff also has to show that he or she suffered an injury directly as a…
Rank this Week: 348

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jan 25

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS

    PROSECUTORS THREATEN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT TO FORCE PLEAS
    The threat of tacking on charges of identity theft in federal indictments has become a dangerous weapon in the hands of federal prosecutors trying to force […]
  • Jan 24

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS

    FEDERAL WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD CHARGES USED TO BEEF UP INDICTMENTS
    Federal prosecutors often use charges of mail fraud and wire fraud to add onto indictments alleging other complex, substantive crimes. This devious strategy is often used […]
  • Jan 22

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD

    FEDERAL PROSECUTIONS INCREASING FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD
    Whenever we are contacted by potential clients who have been contacted by federal investigators our immediate advice is that they do not speak to investigators until […]
Rank this Week: 265

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest

    Proposed Legislation Would Bar Alcohol Purchases After DWI Arrest
    Pending legislation in at least two states would restrict sales of alcohol to people convicted of DWI offenses. A bill in the New Mexico State House of Representatives would allow a court to include a prohibition on alcohol purchases in an…
  • Jan 20

    Supreme Court Rules that Traffic Stop Was Lawful, Despite Police Officer’s Misunderstanding of Traffic Law

    Supreme Court Rules that Traffic Stop Was Lawful, Despite Police Officer’s Misunderstanding of Traffic Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in December 2014 that could have a significant effect on DWI cases in New Jersey. The case involves two fundamental principles of the American criminal justice system. First, law enforcement officers…
  • Jan 13

    Holiday DWI Stories Illustrate Important Principles of New Jersey DWI Law

    Holiday DWI Stories Illustrate Important Principles of New Jersey DWI Law
    The holiday season, starting with Halloween and continuing through Christmas and other winter holidays, always brings stories of unusual events that go “viral” on the internet, including strange or embarrassing DWI arrests. This…
Rank this Week: 258

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • Jan 19

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

    Proud To Be Maladjusted
    Originally posted on January 17, 2011Mountain Top by Romare BeardenOver the weekend, I grabbed from my bookshelf A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., and literally dusted it off.  I flipped through it…
  • Jan 6

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter

    Back Story: Mike Piazza Is Again Snubbed By Baseball Hall Of Fame Voter
    Mike Piazza, a 12-time All Star and a true superstar, is not in the Hall of Fame because of a case of back acne.  Seriously.  Sluggers during the Steroid Era are presumptively suspect of using "performance…
  • Dec 30

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 244