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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/
  • Apr 17

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

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

    Friday Open Thread

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

    Jury Picked for James Holmes in Aurora Theatre Shooting Case

    Jury Picked for James Holmes in Aurora Theatre Shooting Case
    After 3 months and 9,000 candidates, the jury has been picked for James Holmes in the Aurora Shooting case. Interestingly, there are two members who have direct ties to the Columbine shootings in 1999. Juror No. 737, fled the building…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    2 Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Lender

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

    Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Investment Scheme

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

    Businessman Sent to Prison for $44M Loan Fraud Conspiracy

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

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

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

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

    Because of one womans jealously over another

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

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

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Hard Life: I am a wife of a very low to no risk R.S.O. We are so affected with this SORNA and International Megan's Law. The majority of…
Rank this Week: 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: 20

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

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

    Expense Report Abuse: Much Ado About Nothing?

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

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

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

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud
    People who steal from their employers often exhibit telltale characteristics that could tip off management that they’re likely to commit fraud. These characteristics include attitudes on the job, daily work habits, and personal…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 26

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 18

    Nevada Legislature: Senate OKs bill cracking down on teacher-student sex crime

    Nevada Legislature: Senate OKs bill cracking down on teacher-student sex crime
    4-18-15 Nevada: Nevada senators have passed a bill that would toughen penalties against teachers and other school workers who have sexual relationships with students. Senators unanimously approved SB192 on Friday. It now heads to the…
  • Apr 17

    FSCJ changed policy to restrict sex offenders, bar sex predators from campuse

    FSCJ changed policy to restrict sex offenders, bar sex predators from campuse
    4-17-15 Florida: Florida State College at Jacksonville has implemented a policy that mandates sex offenders go through an additional application process while baring sexual predators from enrolling. The change comes after a state database…
  • Apr 17

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

    'Virtuous pedophiles' work not to be real-life monster
    4-17-15 Florida: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — 'Sex offender.' The words are charged with meaning – and for some, automatically evoke the very worst child sex crimes, like the rape and murder of Summer Thompson or Cherish Periwinkle. In reality,…
Rank this Week: 29

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 16

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

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

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

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

    The Power of an Artist

    The Power of an Artist
    Art for Amnesty brings together artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and all types of creatives who help us navigate the complex human rights challenges we face today.
Rank this Week: 32

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: 34

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: 44

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 18

    Breaking The Calm Of The Hallways*

    Breaking The Calm Of The Hallways*
    They may be loud and boisterous on the streets, but in the hallways of the courthouse, they speak mostly in hushed tones.  Even tough street kids know better than to get too loud, attract too much attention, in the one place where…
  • Apr 18

    When The Thrill Is Gone

    When The Thrill Is Gone
    PrawfsBlawg is ten years old.  It was already going strong when SJ was born, led by a law professor named Dan Markel who was murdered last year.  Even though I disagreed with Dan about many things, I respected him, and wrote…
  • Apr 17

    When Cops Invoke

    When Cops Invoke
    The killing of Timothy Russell and Melissa Williams in a hail of 137 bullets at the end of a car chase gave rise to a generic question, why do car chases so often end with death, even after the chase is over?  But now that Cleveland…
Rank this Week: 68

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

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

    Texas House moving harm reduction measure

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

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

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

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

    Revenge porn, online solicitation bills clear Senate despite First Amendment problem
    The Texas Legislature seems intent on keeping Houston attorney Mark Bennett busy beating down unconstitutional statutes in an ongoing game of whack-a-mole. A pair of bills have passed the Texas Senate and been sent to the House which, if…
Rank this Week: 77

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 79

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: 86

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 17

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

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

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

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

    Standing (in) for the Government

    Standing (in) for the Government
    Seth Davis, Standing Doctrine’s State Action Problem, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015)Sergio J. CamposEugene Diamond, a pediatrician, took it upon himself to protect and uphold the constitutionality of…
Rank this Week: 105

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 18

    Oklahoma now able to use nitrogen gas as execution method if needed

    Oklahoma now able to use nitrogen gas as execution method if needed
    As reported in this CNN piece, headlined "Oklahoma approves nitrogen gas as backup execution method," the Sooner State is now officially able to use a novel execution method sooner or later. Here are the details: Oklahoma Gov. Mary…
  • Apr 18

    "Why We Let Prison Rape Go On"

    "Why We Let Prison Rape Go On"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new commentary in today's New York Times authored by Chandra Bozelko. Here are excerpts: It’s been called “America’s most ‘open’ secret”: According to the Bureau of Justice…
  • Apr 17

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

    Parent of Boston bombers' young victims: "To end the anguish, drop the death penalty"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this remarkable new Boston Globe commentary authored by Bill and Denise Richard, parents of 8-year-old Martin who was one of three people killed in the April 2013 explosions at...
Rank this Week: 111

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

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

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence

    Katz on Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence
    Elizabeth Katz (Harvard University - Department of History) has posted Judicial Patriarchy and Domestic Violence: A Challenge to the Conventional Family Privacy Narrative (William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Vol. 21, No. 2,…
  • Apr 17

    McLeod on Death Row

    McLeod on Death Row
    Marah Stith McLeod has posted Does the Death Penalty Require Death Row? The Harm of Legislative Silence (Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article exposes two flawed assumptions about death row in…
  • Apr 17

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence

    Denno on An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence
    Deborah W. Denno (Fordham University School of Law) has posted The Myth of the Double-Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, Pages 493-551 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 114

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 129

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: 144

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/
  • Apr 6

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThe long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, wrote a timeless piece…
  • Mar 24

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Evolving Standards Of Decency: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    "Evolving standards of decency" is a phrase used in Eighth Amendment jurisprudence to analyze whether a given practice is cruel and unusual.  While the Supreme Court has so far refused to find that capital punishment offends "the…
  • Mar 20

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil

    Scared Shitless Into Pragmatism: Ready For Hillary -- The Far Lesser Evil
    "We're too great a nation to allow the evil-doers to affect our soul and our spirit."  -- G.W. BushProgressives (myself included) invariably bemoan the lack of a legitimate presidential candidate that mirrors our values.  We pine…
Rank this Week: 153

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California

    The Different Faces of Insurance Fraud in California
    Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an…
  • Mar 31

    The Insanity Defense in California

    The Insanity Defense in California
    There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a…
  • Mar 23

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car
    As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 183

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    YWCA Receives Grant to Combat Sexual Abuse

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

    Uber driver indicted in alleged kidnapping, rape

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

    Revere man sentenced for rape

    Revere man sentenced for rape
    A Revere man has been sentenced to 2½ years in jail after being convicted of raping a 12-year-old Leominster girl in 2012. Eduardo Varanda was ordered in Worcester Superior Court to serve two years, with the balance suspended for five…
Rank this Week: 190

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 191

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: 205

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 209

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    DID THE HERNANDEZ DEFENSE BLOW IT?

    DID THE HERNANDEZ DEFENSE BLOW IT?
    Roy Black has a new take on the "how can you represent those people" question that is the bane of the criminal defense attorney  in social situations. Check his blog here.The final take on the Aaron Hernandez tragedy is that we find…
  • Apr 15

    HERNANDEZ GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

    HERNANDEZ GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
    The jury has spoken.  Guilty on all counts.  Life without parole.  The fall of this one-time all-pro athlete is complete.  But is this a surprise considering what was known about him as far back as his days at the…
  • Apr 14

    PERCY SLEDGE

    PERCY SLEDGE
    Nobody seems to care about wrongful death penalty convictions, so at the risk of sounding like a Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman opinion, we will write about Percy Sledge and his death today at age 74.Sledge, a Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame…
Rank this Week: 214

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Pot Never Killed Anybody.....Oh......Wait......

    Pot Never Killed Anybody.....Oh......Wait......
    CJLF takes no position on pot legalization.  Kent has said he regards it as inevitable. My view is that pot became de facto legal long ago, and that the whole debate is therefore mostly academic.  But. yes, if you light...
  • Apr 17

    Intelligence Squared Debate Video

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Only Minor Changes In Vermont's Sex Offender Laws:  A high-risk sex offender was released from a Vermont after maxing out his sentence, despite his refusal to seek treatment while incarcerated, sparking public demand for stricter sex…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Apr 15

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa

    2015.53: Get a Grip, Gaa
    That’s a cop allowing a girl to get out of a minor-in-possession ticket by winning a game of rock-paper-scissors. Here‘s Burleson County Precinct 2 Constable Dennis Gaas’s take: Gaas says he found out about the incident last…
  • Apr 15

    2015.52: Hot Texas First Amendment Action

    2015.52: Hot Texas First Amendment Action
    Ex Parte J.I.L. (that’s the real name; it’s a juvenile case) is pending in the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas. Cocounsel Josh Andor of McKinney and I are challenging the constitutionality of the Online Impersonation…
  • Apr 15

    2015.51: Trends in Policing

    2015.51: Trends in Policing
    I was picking one of my kids up from school the other day when a guy in a clapped-out Ford Taurus drove by the crowded schoolyard honking his horn and screaming obscenities (“shitbag” was one). Curious, I tracked the car to the…
Rank this Week: 219

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 220

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

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

    Crash Eastbound I84 at 171 east of Jerome

    Crash Eastbound I84 at 171 east of Jerome
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Apr 17

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

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

    District 1 Injury Crash I90@5,Post Fall

    District 1 Injury Crash I90@5,Post Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
Rank this Week: 231

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 14

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing of Insider Trading Case Reversal

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

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

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

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015

    Samuel J. Buffone: 1946-2015
    I am deeply saddened to report the death of Samuel J. Buffone, a giant in the D.C. and national white collar bars. Sam was not only one of the greatest appellate craftsmen of all time. He was also a consummate...
Rank this Week: 243

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 276

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

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

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 274

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 280

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax

    Anatomy of a #GamerGate Hoax
    In yesterday's comprehensive #GamerGate article I observed, "Any idiot or troll could say, 'I hate all women and want to kill them! #GamerGate.'" Today that happened. A troll made a nasty remark to Anita Sarkeesian in the #GamerGate…
  • Apr 14

    What is #GamerGate?

    What is #GamerGate?
    #GamerGate is a consumer revolt concerned with ethics in journalism. (The # is in front of GamerGate as #GamerGate is a hash tag people post to on Twitter.) As you might imagine, journalists do not enjoy being accused of corruption, and…
  • Apr 14

    Kate Bevan (Formerly) of the Guardian Admits to Journalistic Fraud

    Kate Bevan (Formerly) of the Guardian Admits to Journalistic Fraud
    Kate Bevan is a writer for the Guardian (UPDATE: She hasn't written for the Guardian in a long time) who admits to committing journalistic fraud. In a move that left some shaking their head, Ms. Bevan gave readers a guide to committing…
Rank this Week: 295

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Apr 18

    You Think Maybe a Bit of Exploitation by the Media?

    You Think Maybe a Bit of Exploitation by the Media?
    Then Marty Stroud went to meet Glenn Ford.Stroud was the prosecutor who put Ford on death row 30 years ago.  Ford's the innocent guy Stroud put on death row 30 years ago.Stroud's the guy who wrote an apology to the Shreveport Times.…
  • Apr 14

    Making Plan

    Making Plan
    October 18, 2017. You can put that date in your calendar.  It's when they plan to murder Melvin Bonnell.It was in Cleveland,  November 28, 1987.  That's when Bonnell shot Robert Eugene Bunner twice. Bunner died.  Four…
  • Apr 9

    Who We Are and What We Do: Part The God Knows How Many It's Been Now

    Who We Are and What We Do: Part The God Knows How Many It's Been Now
    Here we go again.Nobody's said it better than Harry Truman, assuming he's the one who said it.If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.The subject (and yeah, I'm getting in at the end of the day rather than the beginning but…
Rank this Week: 312

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Not Content without Assent - Sahagun-Gallegos, Decamps, and Taylor Analysis of Prior Plea Transcript
    Hon. Judge Morgan Christen  Attorneys often speak for their clients.  Thankfully, however, attorneys can’t concede for their clients (at least, can’t concede plea facts that haunt later Taylor analyses).United…
Rank this Week: 337

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 345

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Historical interest

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

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

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

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency
    Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine…
Rank this Week: 342

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    How Good Lawyers Manage Client Expectations in Criminal Case

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

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

    What is a Motion in Limine in a Criminal Case in Massachusetts?
    Motions in limine are requests brought by the parties and decided by a judge that determine what evidence might be admitted or excluded at trial. These motions are usually filed prior to trial or on the day of trial however they can be…
Rank this Week: 368

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lose your Michigan Driver's License Restoration Case by Calling a Witne
    It has been a while since I have addressed why I never call witnesses at a hearing in a driver's license restoration or clearance hearing. Within the very week that this article was written, I had 7 license restoration and...
Rank this Week: 376

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 16

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle

    Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle
    Leandra’s Law a Reality: Current Misdemeanor DWI to Become Felony if Child in Vehicle There are a couple of factors that determine the severity of the charge against you. For one, the law considers the number of DWI offenses you’ve...
  • Mar 16

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont

    New York Penal Law 230.04...cont
    Promoting prostitution is actually more serious than prostitution itself, in that regular Prostitution is a B misdemeanor (punishable by up to 90 days in jail), whereas Promoting Prostitution is an A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 1 year…
  • Mar 14

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont

    NYPD Lab Technician Suspended...cont
    Both Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree are class A-2 felonies. If a person has never been convicted of a crime in the past, the minimum period of incarceration for a class...
Rank this Week: 380