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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/
  • Nov 19

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nov 19

    Syrian Army Posts Response to ISIS Beheading

    Syrian Army Posts Response to ISIS Beheading
    The Syrian Arab Army has an official Facebook page in English. Yesterday it posted a response to the ISIS video showing the beheading of 16 of its members. The statement acknowledges that army personnel have beheaded ISIS fighters in the…
  • Nov 18

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    I'll be in court almost all week. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund

    Man Sent to Prison for Stealing Real Estate Investment Fund
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Burhans, 65, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner to 37 months’ imprisonment, two years’ supervised release and $1,658,205 in…
  • Nov 20

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M

    Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Cleveland Credit Union of $2.3M
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. John Struna, 52, Concord Township, Ohio, pleaded guilty to defrauding Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union. The defendant received $112,105 from a bank co-conspirator for the purchase of a condominium located in Ft. Myers,…
  • Nov 19

    Woman Admits Receiving Advance Fees in Exchange for Loan

    Woman Admits Receiving Advance Fees in Exchange for Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mariame Robinson-Cowan, 66, Yonkers, New York, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty in New Haven, Connecticut, federal court to one count of wire fraud related to her participation in an advance fee fraud…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 8

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/
  • Nov 19

    Watchdog: Feds still can't access state GPS data on sex offender

    Watchdog: Feds still can't access state GPS data on sex offender
    Two people have died and these state agents still have not taken the required course! Unbelievable.. 11-19-2014 California: A half-day course could have helped federal probation officers monitor two men accused in Orange County serial…
  • Nov 19

    Cloverdale Police Department introduces new app

    Cloverdale Police Department introduces new app
    11-19-2014 Indiana: CLOVERDALE -- Crime fighting is now at the fingertips of Cloverdale residents as the Cloverdale Police Department launched a smartphone app on Monday. The department is hoping that the new app, MyPD, will not only raise…
  • Nov 19

    National City Repeals Sex Offender Ordinance

    National City Repeals Sex Offender Ordinance
    11-19-2014 California: National City’s lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove an ordinance restricting predatory sex offenders from parks and other places where children gather. The 2005 rule said convicted sex offenders must…
Rank this Week: 22

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • 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…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
Rank this Week: 25

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

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
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
  • Nov 9

    Noose tightening around NGOs in Egypt

    Noose tightening around NGOs in Egypt
    The noose is tightening around Egypt’s non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These Egyptian NGOs — essentially what we call “nonprofits” in the US – focus on everything from human rights to other important…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Nov 18

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked

    Roca Labs Must Be Mocked
    The Roca Labs saga continues… with more unsuccessful attempts to silence anyone who talks or writes about the company’s scammy product and despicable methods of squelching criticism. The company is upset that consumers, Marc…
  • Nov 17

    The Golden Era of White Collar Crime

    The Golden Era of White Collar Crime
    Sam Antar is a legend in the fraud industry. He was the CFO of Crazy Eddie, an electronics retailer which pulled off (for a time!) a massive fraud in the 1980’s. He was interviewed by CNNMoney while attending the New Jersey securities…
  • Nov 16

    Latest Filing in Roca Labs Case Against Pissed Consumer

    Latest Filing in Roca Labs Case Against Pissed Consumer
    I would like to direct your attention away from the trainwreck that is the Roca Labs attempt to silence consumers, critics, and journalists, and turn it back toward the case Roca Labs filed against  Consumer Opinion Corp. (who operates…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 50

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    The Theft of Transparency

    The Theft of Transparency
    Not that there is anything new when it comes to the politicalization of views as to Ferguson, Missouri, and the killing of Michael Brown, but Paul Cassell at Volokh Conspiracy has added a new twist of extraordinary bias and cynicism to the…
  • Nov 20

    Judge Buzz Arnold: No Harm, No Foul, No Chance

    Judge Buzz Arnold: No Harm, No Foul, No Chance
    The argument took place in 2008, but it’s just coming to light now because terrorists.  Tim Cushing at Techdirt offers some highlights of the government’s view of how and why the government justifies its surveillance,…
  • Nov 20

    How And Why Lawyers Are Killing Our Profession

    How And Why Lawyers Are Killing Our Profession
    I stumbled across a post by Dan Jaffe at LawLytics, a lawyer marketing company, that every lawyer needs to read.  Ironic for a legal marketer, Jaffe explains, in a very lengthy, but deeply substantive and nuanced fashion, how we are…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Nov 20

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared

    How times have changed: Reed gone in Bexar, McCrum cleared
    How quickly circumstances can change. Readers may recall this post from February suggesting that Bexar DA Susan Reed sought contempt charges against attorney Michael McCrum (for allegedly telling a witness to "get lost") in retaliation for…
  • Nov 19

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar

    Pricetag for DPS, Texas National Guard border adventure approaching one billion dollar
    So, lame ducks Rick Perry and David Dewhurst plan to commit the state to spending $86 million to continue the much ballyhooed border surge until August. Reported the Texas Tribune, "Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he, House Speaker Joe…
  • Nov 19

    Trying, in vain, to care about Rick Perry criminal charge

    Trying, in vain, to care about Rick Perry criminal charge
    I've tried to feign interest in Rick Perry's indictment and the news that Judge Bert Richardson for now will allow the case to go forward. Really. Half the Austin press corps seems to be following the involved lawyers around like a gaggle of…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 76

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 85

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: 96

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 103

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/
  • Nov 20

    Perlin on Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty

    Perlin on Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty
    Michael L. Perlin (New York Law School) has posted 'Power and Greed and the Corruptible Seed': Mental Disability, Prosecutorial Misconduct, and the Death Penalty on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s death penalty jurisprudence…
  • Nov 19

    "Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods"

    "Judge threatens detective with contempt for declining to reveal cellphone tracking methods"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this article from the Baltimore Sun. In part: Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather than reveal details of the cellphone tracking technology police used to gather…
  • Nov 19

    Cheung on Comparative Insider Trading Sentencing

    Cheung on Comparative Insider Trading Sentencing
    Rita Cheung (Chinese University of Hong Kong) has posted Insider Trading Sentencing: An Anglo-American Comparison ([2014] Journal of Business Law 566-586) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article compares and contrasts the amended section…
Rank this Week: 109

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary
    I am eager to promote widely an important film project from some folks in London focused on modern US death penalty stories. (I am partial to the project in part because one of my former students, Allen Bohnert, OSU Moritz...
  • Nov 20

    "The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement"

    "The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent New York Times commentary by Brent Staples. Here are excerpts: The state laws that barred nearly six million people with felony convictions from voting in the midterm elections this...
  • Nov 20

    "Overcriminalization: Administrative Regulation, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Rule of Law"

    "Overcriminalization: Administrative Regulation, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Rule of Law"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Ronald Cass now available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recently, both practical and doctrinal changes have significantly reduced the degree to which criminal punishment…
Rank this Week: 127

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 128

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: 134

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/
  • Nov 19

    In Which New Vistas Open Up

    In Which New Vistas Open Up
    It started with criminal First Amendment litigation. I fought for five years against a speech-restricting penal statute, learning the law along the way and finally punching a hole in the dam last year, freeing a lifetime’s worth of…
  • Nov 5

    In Which Texas Sex-Assault Law is Bizarre

    In Which Texas Sex-Assault Law is Bizarre
    Texas Penal Code Section 22.011, Sexual Assault: (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) intentionally or knowingly: (A) causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person’s…
  • Nov 5

    In Which Some Lawyers Are Suckers at Best

    In Which Some Lawyers Are Suckers at Best
    Dear _, We are pleased to officially inform you that you have been chosen to receive this year’s prestigious TOP 10 Attorney Award for the state of Texas. Through a multi-phase selection process, the National Academy of Criminal Defense…
Rank this Week: 138

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND
    Amidst the insanity and horrible treatment of clients and attorneys alike in Broward County, stood one lawyer, a criminal defense attorney to his core, who never blinked, never wavered in the zealous defense of his clients, and quite frankly…
  • Nov 20

    THE GOOD FIGHT

    THE GOOD FIGHT
    The 3rd DCA reversed Judge Milt Hirsch this week in a case in which Judge Hirsch suppressed DNA obtained via consent for one case, but in which the DNA was matched to another crime in the database. We don't have Judge Hirsch's order…
  • Nov 17

    I'M SORRY

    I'M SORRY
    "I'm sorry…so sorry….that I was such a fool"David Ovalle and the Herald have the article:Miami-Dade Judge Jacqueline Schwartz is apologizing after ranklingCuban-American lawyers with her election-night comments…
Rank this Week: 148

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Nov 6

    Newburyport police seek suspect in sexual assault

    Newburyport police seek suspect in sexual assault
    Newburyport police are seeking a suspect in a string of sexual assaults against females in that city in the past four months -- the most recent against a juvenile on Monday night, police said. The assaults have escalated in severity and seem…
  • Nov 5

    Former priest settles sexual abuse suit

    Former priest settles sexual abuse suit
    A former Roman Catholic priest has settled a lawsuit alleging that he later sexually abused a 14-year-old student student in New York and Boston, the former student's attorney said Wednesday, as reported by the Times-Picayune and…
  • Nov 3

    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusett

    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusett
    Four clerics accused of abuse in Massachusetts. You can read about it here. A watchdog group that documents the clergy sex abuse crisis added the four names to its public database of priests and other religious leaders accused of sexual…
Rank this Week: 157

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 176

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    FedSoc Convention Video

    FedSoc Convention Video
    Bill previously posted a link to the Criminal Law Practice Group's panel at the National Lawyer's Convention of the Federalist Society.  Another panel relevant to the topic of this blog was the Civil Rights Practice Group's panel on…
  • Nov 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Vicious Killer Released from Prison: A California family is outraged after the man who violently killed their loved one was released from prison last week by a Fresno County judge.  Pablo Lopez of the Fresno Bee reports that in 1984,...
  • Nov 20

    Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?

    Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?
    Alexandra Petri's column in the WaPo is advertised as "a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day."  Today, though, she offers a serious and thoughtful look at an important question....
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Nov 19

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/19/14 at 3:30 p.m. LEWISTON - Detectives with the Idaho…
  • Nov 18

    Property Damage Crash SB US95 @ 355, SH66 Junction - District 2

    Property Damage Crash SB US95 @ 355, SH66 Junction - District 2
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Nov 18

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police
    The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Idaho State Police District 1 Office located at 615 West…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 209

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
  • Nov 17

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old

    Tom Seaver aka "The Franchise" Is 70 Years Old
    "There is actually a good argument that Tom Seaver should be regarded as the greatest pitcher of all time ... Seaver pitched for eight losing teams, several of them really terrible, and four other teams which had losing records except when…
  • Nov 4

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election

    Democrats Can Run But They Can't Hide: Lessons Learned From Another Brutal Election
    Senator-Elect and Wingnut Joni Ernst I believe it was  Adlai Stevenson who said, "in a Democracy you get the government you deserve."  But do we really deserve the latest batch of truly loathsome extremists, misogynists and…
Rank this Week: 212

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: 220

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: 223

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/
  • Nov 1

    Potential for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel When Attorneys Interview Witnesses Alone

    Potential for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel When Attorneys Interview Witnesses Alone
    Many clients, and even attorneys, don't understand the perils of interviewing potential witnesses without the assistance of an investigator. Even when I explain and encourage client to retain the services of an investigator, many of them…
  • Oct 15

    MA SJC Rules First Complaint Testimony Need Not Be Remembered To Be Admissible

    MA SJC Rules First Complaint Testimony Need Not Be Remembered To Be Admissible
    In a recent appeal concerning a sexual assault case, he Massachusetts Appeals Court considered whether the purported 'first complaint testimony' must be remembered by the complainant in order to be admissible against a defendant at trial. In…
  • Oct 10

    Retesting of DNA Warrants New Trial from Massachusetts Murder Conviction

    Retesting of DNA Warrants New Trial from Massachusetts Murder Conviction
    A defendant's motion for new trial from his conviction in a 1986 murder was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as a result of re-testing of critical forensic evidence. In the case of Commonwealth v. Sullivan, the SJC affirmed…
Rank this Week: 234

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
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Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 19

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?
    Sam Biddle is a writer currently employed by Gawker Media. Sam Biddle was a nobody who rose to fame when he used his platform at Gawker to torment and terrorize people. He is famous for saying, "Bring back bullying." ("Bring…
  • Nov 18

    Liz Pullen is a Social Media Manager who Mocks the Disabled

    Liz Pullen is a Social Media Manager who Mocks the Disabled
    Liz Pullen is an online activist who describes herself in her Twitter bio as as, "Sociologist, Ethnographer. Vagabond scholar." Her LinkedIN profile describes her as a "Social Media Analyst, Writer, Editor, Community…
  • Nov 13

    Maurice Pilosof and Owen Cook of Real Social Dynamics Censor Discussion of a Sexual Assault

    Maurice Pilosof and Owen Cook of Real Social Dynamics Censor Discussion of a Sexual Assault
    Maurice Pilosof, Owen Cook, and Julien Blanc of Real Social Dynamics have real problems. Maurice Pilosof is a lawyer representing Real Social Dynamics, which is owned by Owen Cook and employes Julien Blanc. RSD has been caught up in a sexaul…
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Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    United States v. Martinez, No. 13-10563…

    United States v. Martinez, No. 13-10563 (Owens with Schroeder and Friedland). Sykes alive, one can't run away from precedent. This is an ACCA case, where one prior -- California Vehicle Code § 2800.2 for vehicle flight from a pursuing…
  • Nov 16

    Case o' The Week: Raya Hope for (d) Challenges - Raya-Vaca and Due Process Rights in Expedited Removal Proceeding

    Case o' The Week: Raya Hope for (d) Challenges - Raya-Vaca and Due Process Rights in Expedited Removal Proceeding
    The Hon. Judge Mary Murguia “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members,” opined Ghandi.  The Ninth measures up well, in a new due process decision (with teeth!) for an alien facing…
  • Nov 12

    US v. De La Torre-Jimenez, No. 13-50438…

    US v. De La Torre-Jimenez, No. 13-50438 (11-07-14)(Graber with Ebel and Kleinfeld). In an appeal of a 1326 sentence, the 9th holds that possession of cocaine for sale in violation of California's Health and Safety Code section 11351 is a drug…
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justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
    C'est la vie justcrim @ Wordpress.com is free ...
  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
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Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
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The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
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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
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"

    The Judge, the Email and "Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Bar"
    As you probably know, to become a lawyer in the United States, individuals must graduate from law school, then (in most states) pass a bar exam and be admitted to practice in that state by the state Supreme Court.  If a lawyer…
  • Nov 17

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography

    The Laptop, the Best Buy Technician and the Child Pornography
    After Maximilian Paul Gingrich was charged with “two counts of possessing child sexually abusive material, [Michigan Compiled Laws] 750.145c(4), and two counts of using computers to commit a crime, [Michigan Compiled Laws]…
  • Nov 14

    Cell Phones, “Computers” and Sentencing Enhancement

    Cell Phones, “Computers” and Sentencing Enhancement
    After “a jury convicted [Arnold Maurice] Mathis of several child exploitation offenses” and the U.S. District Court Judge who had the case “sentenced him to a 480–month total term of imprisonment”, he…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
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Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

http://takingthefifth-acriminallawblog.com
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Nov 9

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE
    In its first decision of the 2013-2014 season the Supreme Court reversed a finding by the Ninth Circuit that an officer was not protected by qualified immunity for entering a residence in hot pursuit. When La Mesa, California police officer…
  • Aug 8

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
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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/
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
  • Aug 4

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder

    58-year-old Phoenix man arrested for 1989 sexual assault, murder
    PHOENIX – 58-year-old Cudellious Love, of Phoenix, was arrested on Friday by the Phoenix police officers after they found DNA evidence that linked him to an unsolved murder and sexual assault from 1989. A report released by the Phoenix…
  • Jul 3

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol

    Fourth of July 2014 DUI Patrol
    ** If you are looking for DUI Checkpoint Do’s and Don’ts, Click Here. Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. and more specifically, the Fourth of July is a time when people in Arizona…
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Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 1

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance
    Michael P. Whalen won in Sola-Morales v. State, No. 104,288 (Kan. Oct. 24, 2014), obtaining an evidentiary hearing with regard to Mr. Sola-Morales' IAC claim.  Specifically, Mr. Sola-Morales claimed that his trial attorney had lied to…
  • Oct 25

    Failure to instruct on defense and improper argument combine to require new trial

    Failure to instruct on defense and improper argument combine to require new trial
    Washburn intern Jessica Dotter and I won in State v. Ortega, No. 106,210 (Kan. Oct. 3, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Finney County attempted aggravated interference with parental custody prosecution stemming from Ms. Ortega's attempt…
  • Sep 26

    Pervasive Fifth Amendment violations support dismissal of grand jury indictment

    Pervasive Fifth Amendment violations support dismissal of grand jury indictment
    James L. Eisenbrandt and Christina M. DiGirolamo, won in State v. Turner, No. 102,478 (Kan. Sept. 5, 2014), affirming Judge Lively's dismissal of a Wyandotte County indictment and prosecution for theft and presenting false claims…
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Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Nov 14

    Das Tor zu Drogen geschlossen?

    Das Tor zu Drogen geschlossen?
    Der Anonymisierungsdienst Tor galt bisher als sicher. Nach mehreren Festnahmen in einem Strafverfahren wegen Drogenhandel rätselt der Betreiber über die eigene Sicherheit. Einer der beliebtesten Anonymisierungsdienste im Internet…
  • Oct 20

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil

    Unfallflucht: Verletzte Fingerkuppe führt zur Aufhebung des Urteil
    Wenn ein Unfallbeteiligter den Unfallort verlässt, um sich ärztlich versorgen zu lassen, und erst dann die Polizei informiert, kann er gem. § 142 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 StGB entschuldigt sein. Die Revision wendete sich gegen eine…
  • Oct 13

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl

    Haftbefehl: Der dringende Tatverdacht bei Aussage gegen Aussage Haftbefehl
    Der Haftbefehl verlangt eine hohe Wahrscheinlichkeit der Täterschaft. Bei Aussage gegen Aussage müssen weitere Anhaltspunkte hinzutreten, um einen Haftbefehl zu begründen. Vor allem bei Sexualdelikten heißt es häufig…
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Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

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

    Historical interest

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

    Glimpse of Chan family pain

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

    Australian PM backs Chan clemency

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