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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/
  • Jul 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday 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! ]]
  • Jul 27

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count
    It took 17 months for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on former Gov. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal. The decision came down July 21, and the Court threw out a few counts. He will have to be resentenced. Here's the…
  • Jul 26

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax
    I missed the news earlier this week that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from the USP at Florence to ADX (Supermax.) Supermax has 9 units in four maximum security levels, but because Tsarnaev has Special Administrative Measures (SAMS),…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Former real estate developer Roger Pollock pleads guilty to bank fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Real estate developer and Lake Oswego resident Roger Pollock agreed to a plea deal last week in connection with federal bank fraud charges relating to a loan he obtained for the construction of an office building on A…
  • Jul 28

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial

    Ex-real estate agent once again defending himself at trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. For the third time in three years, a former real estate agent is defending himself at trial in a mortgage fraud scheme federal prosecutors allege defrauded lending institutions out of more than $24 million. Brett…
  • Jul 28

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year

    New Jersey Fraudster Gets Two Year
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kenneth Sweetman, 34, Nutley, New Jersey, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in a massive mortgage fraud scheme involving multiple properties in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Sweetman previously pleaded…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
  • Jul 5

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
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

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/
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Jul 22

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off
    Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF Wisconsin Law Journal How would you know if your company was being looted by a dishonest employee? Most companies miss all of the warning signs that could help stop a fraud early. The Association of…
  • Jul 16

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support
    Tracy Coenen talks about the taxability of alimony versus child support, including a brief discussion of the IRS rules.
  • Jul 14

    Sources of Information in Fraud Investigation

    Sources of Information in Fraud Investigation
    Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF Wisconsin Law Journal When you think of information in an internal fraud investigation, you most likely think of things like a company’s internal records. These include accounting documents,…
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Jul 24

    It’s Time for Chile to Change Its Restrictive Abortion Law

    It’s Time for Chile to Change Its Restrictive Abortion Law
    By Leah Schmidt, Identity and Discrimination Unit, Amnesty International USA In July 2013, an 11-year-old girl became pregnant after having been raped repeatedly for two years by her stepfather. However, ending the pregnancy was not an option…
  • Jul 22

    The U.S. Has 1 Day Left to Answer for This Man’s American Torture Story — in the Inter-American Commission on Human Right

    The U.S. Has 1 Day Left to Answer for This Man’s American Torture Story — in the Inter-American Commission on Human Right
    By Kimie Matsuo Time is running out on another opportunity for the United States to do the right thing by Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, who is allegedly languishing in solitary confinement at Guantánamo after suffering torture and…
  • Jul 21

    Your moment is our movement: “I decided to be the voice”

    Your moment is our movement: “I decided to be the voice”
    Congratulations to the ‪#‎YourMomentOurMovement winner of the week: Julia Myron! Julia is an Amnesty International member from Houston, Texas. This is her moment: “The moment I saw police brutality in Nigeria and the fear and…
Rank this Week: 26

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: 31

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 28

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!

    Fault Lines: It’s Beginning to Crawl!
    For those of you who have spurned my small request for a little love by reading Fault Lines, we’ve been slowly adding things to make it better, broader, more worth your while. Two new writers, Murray Newman and Jeff Gamso, have joined.…
  • Jul 28

    A Subconstitutional System

    A Subconstitutional System
    One of the pitfalls of experience is that you’ve seen things before.  Painful memories of the birth and growth of civil in rem forfeiture in the 1980s, when it had a cool slogan (“take the profit out of crime”) and…
  • Jul 28

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything

    Because A New Law Will Change Everything
    It may be the single stupidest idea ever proposed with the best of intentions, but it reflects a mindset that has killed more people than any other.  And it’s always done with the best of intentions.  At Huff Post, H.A.…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 42

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: 43

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 25

    Texas Monthly interviews Grit

    Texas Monthly interviews Grit
    After your correspondent became executive director of the Innocence Project of Texas last month, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly asked to interview me about the job, the blog, and where the innocence movement is headed in the future. See the…
  • Jul 25

    Learning from Sandra Bland: First thought

    Learning from Sandra Bland: First thought
    Grits readers are so familiar with the masthead that most of you have probably stopped reading it: "You might beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride." The death of Sandra Bland shows that old canard remains among the most serious problems…
  • Jul 25

    Implementing the Michael Morton Act

    Implementing the Michael Morton Act
    For those interested, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association posted their Brady/Michael Morton Act training materials online, as well as a list of prosecutors in compliance with new legislative training requirements under the…
Rank this Week: 78

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 81

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: 86

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: 94

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 108

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: 113

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/
  • Jul 27

    Rollover crash on I15 sends two to hospital

    Rollover crash on I15 sends two to hospital
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Jul 26

    Fatal Crash SB US95@473 Sandpoint District One

    Fatal Crash SB US95@473 Sandpoint District One
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Jul 26

    Update - multiple crashes on I-84 east of Boise

    Update - multiple crashes on I-84 east of Boise
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe
    Donkey HoteyGuest Blog Post by Tina DupuyThere’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner…
  • Jul 23

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
  • Jul 21

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?

    Barack Obama: Great President Or The Greatest President?
    With apologies to Stephen Colbert, the title of this post is not meant as parody (for the most part).Not that I don't have serious issues with some of Obama's policies and positions.  His refusal to investigate, much less…
Rank this Week: 139

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

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

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
  • Jul 25

    What is a Cuckservative?

    What is a Cuckservative?
    A cuckservative is a Republican who enjoys watching his friends on the right (and indeed his entire country) get screwed by the radical left. A cuckservative will never have the back of his "friends" or "allies," and…
  • Jun 13

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)

    Your Guide to The Rules of Race and Gender (Rachel Dolezal Edition)
    Today life is complicated. If you make one wrong move on social media you'll lose your job. You may receive death threats or have a Swatting attempt made on you. An internet hate mob will form around you to publicly shame you. If you are a…
Rank this Week: 136

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Jul 3

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched
    Help is on the way for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Nearly one in six Massachusetts women has experienced rape or sexual assault in their lifetime. That's why Governor Charlie Baker is re-launching a council to tackle…
  • Jul 1

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape
    A man wanted in Massachusetts for allegedly raping a child was arrested Tuesday in the town of Austerlitz, New York, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Santoro, 28, was arrested on a warrant at his home on Rapp Road,…
  • Jun 29

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
Rank this Week: 141

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/
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
  • Jul 12

    2015.66: The Unlawful Sweetcakes Order

    2015.66: The Unlawful Sweetcakes Order
    You’ve probably heard about the bakers in Oregon penalized $135k for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. You probably haven’t read the order. I have so that you won’t have to. (It’s…
  • Jul 11

    2015.65: Teach. For America.

    2015.65: Teach. For America.
    I described in An Apostrophe too Far why, despite the undeniable truth that the criminal justice system would crash if every defendant refused to plead guilty, defense lawyers cannot crash the system. Tl;dr:…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Jul 28

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle

    Tashbook on Living in a Vehicle
    Linda Tashbook (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) has posted Living in a Vehicle (JURIST - Academic Commentary, June 26, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that…
  • Jul 27

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense

    Ferzan on Moore on Self Defense
    Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (University of Virginia, School of Law) has posted Self Defense: Tell Me Moore (Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore (Kimberly Kessler Ferzan and Stephen J. Morse eds., Oxford…
  • Jul 27

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    Lazaro on Criminal Financial Abuse of the Elderly
    Christine Lazaro (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Financial Abuse of the Elderly (PIABA 21st Annual Meeting Materials) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As of 2010, more than 10 percent of the population is aged 65...
Rank this Week: 167

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 163

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/
  • Jul 14

    What are my Options After a Conviction?

    What are my Options After a Conviction?
    Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that you have lost your case entirely. There is a Post Conviction Issues/Appeals process that seeks to overturn your conviction or modify the terms of a sentence. If you have lost…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 177

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ATTORNEYS: DROP DEAD
    We thought that the DOC had caved. We thought that the problems with attorneys not being allowed to see clients except through a solid plate of cloudy plexiglass through which you cannot give a client a card or see an a-form was…
  • Jul 27

    BAKING SODA?

    BAKING SODA?
    A Judge in Washington County, PA., was sentenced to 1 to 23 months for stealing cocaine that was in evidence in a case before him.  Judge Pozonsky not only broke the evidence seal on the drugs and  replaced the cocaine with baking…
  • Jul 24

    PIZZA

    PIZZA
    It should be simple; subtle yet distinguishable with virtue, taste, sauce and texture. It is the quintessential American food, so of course its roots are from immigrants and it was popularized by American GIs returning from WWII…
Rank this Week: 180

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 188

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 27

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!

    Killers and Rapists, Rejoice!
    One thing my father taught me was to thank God for your opponents.  As usual, he was right.My opponents in the sentencing reform battle  --  those favoring mass sentencing reduction and the additional crime that is certain to…
  • Jul 27

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year

    Kevin Cooper: Still Guilty After All These Year
    California's capital punishment opponents have a problem.  Despite about a thousand capital judgments in the post-Gregg era (beginning with the passage of the Deukmejian bill in 1977), they don't have a single substantiated case of an…
  • Jul 27

    No Federal Habeas on SCOTUS Docket

    No Federal Habeas on SCOTUS Docket
    Rory Little has this summary at SCOTUSblog of the criminal and related cases for the coming Supreme Court term.  What I found most interesting, though, is what is not there.  Not a single case of a state prisoner challenging his...
Rank this Week: 199

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition

    Short Wins - the Barry Bonds Opinion Edition
    The big news in this batch of opinions is not the conspiracy to import lobsters case, but, rather the Barry Bonds appeal. Mr. Bonds was prosecuted for evading a prosecutor's questions while testifying in a grand jury. And, now, thanks to an…
  • Apr 24

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition

    Short Wins - the More on Restitution Edition
    It's a catch-up blast of short wins today following my Spring Break. My favorite of the bunch, continuing on our recent restitution cases, is United States v. Foley. There, the district court ordered restitution that was outside the offense…
  • Mar 25

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud

    Maybe Not the Best Defense, or, Why a Gratuity is Not a Bribe, or Honest Services Fraud
    The Seventh Circuit's opinion in United States v. Hawkins - written by Easterbrook - presents a fascinating legal defense. When is getting money from someone for side benefits from the government bribery and when is it fraud? Mr. Hawkins and…
Rank this Week: 200

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 229

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 28

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)
    Page 127 683 N.Y.S.2d 127 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 12,018 Benita Nicasio MORALES, Respondent, v. COUNTY OF NASSAU, Appellant. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Dec. 31, 1998. Page 128 Devitt, Spellman, Barrett, Callahan, Leyden…
  • May 28

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    1 The background of this supplemental proceeding is as follows: on January 15, 1993, on consent, petitioner wife obtained a final order of protection for one year directing that respondent shall not assault, menace, harass or recklessly…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 220

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: 245

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing…

    This opinion is a civil case, but nothing about it suggests to me that the same rule wouldn't obtain in criminal cases in analogously unusual circumstances.Dietz v. Bouldin, No. 13-35377 (Fisher with Bea and Murguia) --- The Ninth Circuit…
  • Jul 27

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No.…

    United States v. Santos-Flores, No. 15-10289 (July 2015 motions panel) ---In a published order, the Ninth Circuit held that a criminal defendant may not be denied bail simply because he is likely to be placed in immigration custody and…
  • Jul 25

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Revs Up ICE-Breaker - Bail Reform Act not Trumped by Imigration Detainer
     Hon. Judges Kozinski and SchroederIf the United States Attorney’s Office – Article II of the federal government – is unable to control ICE, who can?  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.United States v.…
Rank this Week: 279

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 24

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live
    Another American judge has made an order regulating a litigant’s sex life. In the most recent case a court in Kansas sentenced a career criminal to a lengthy prison term for being a felon in possession of a weapon and also imposed a…
  • Jul 20

    Country Superstars Blake and Miranda to Divorce

    Country Superstars Blake and Miranda to Divorce
    Isn’t it funny that we can feel a profound sadness when people we don’t know announce they’re divorcing? In our world of 24/7 multi-media we get to know the celebrities we admire, the ones we pay big dollars to see their…
  • Jul 18

    Sleepy Judges: Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod

    Sleepy Judges: Winkin’, Blinkin’, and Nod
    Every trial lawyer has their own story of a judge falling asleep on the job. Before I was called to the bar I was a law clerk for an elderly judge and would accompany him to court to take notes. On more than one occasion I observed him…
Rank this Week: 276

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jul 23

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   On the way to last…
  • Jul 19

    A magical evening with Neil Young.

    A magical evening with Neil Young.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   Until last month,…
  • Jul 9

    Interviewed about Maryland's upskirting law.

    Interviewed about Maryland's upskirting law.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   On July 7, local…
Rank this Week: 300

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 27

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?

    Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop?
    Attorney Page Pate joins CBS Atlanta on WGCL Channel 46 to discuss the practical and legal issues faced by Sandra Bland when she was asked to stop smoking and get… read more → The post Can You Smoke During a Traffic Stop? appeared…
  • Jul 24

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case

    Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case
    Attorney Page Pate joins CNN New Day Weekend in discussing the recently released deposition of comedian Bill Cosby from a 2005 civil lawsuit that alleged sexual assault. The post Bill Cosby Deposition in Sex Assault Case appeared first on .
  • Jul 19

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform

    President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reform
    Attorney Page Pate joins Matt Pearl of WXIA 11 Alive New to discuss President Obama’s call to reform federal sentencing guidelines. The post President Proposes Federal Sentencing Reforms appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 314

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 313

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 18

    Promise to shelter suspect's children leads to habeas relief

    Promise to shelter suspect's children leads to habeas relief
    Jean K. Gilles Phillips and KU Innocence Project intern Abby West won in Sharp v. Rohling, No. 14-3090 (10th Cir. July 15, 2015), obtaining federal habeas relief from a state murder prosecution from Shawnee County.  The Kansas…
  • Jul 5

    Statute requiring attorneys to file joint motions violates separation of power

    Statute requiring attorneys to file joint motions violates separation of power
    In 2014, the Kansas Legislature passed K.S.A. 20-3301(c), a statute that imposes deadlines for all state court decisions, including appellate decisions.  As part of that statute, the statute directs "all counsel after those deadlines…
  • Jun 27

    Lifetime postrelease for juvenile offenders violates Eighth Amendment

    Lifetime postrelease for juvenile offenders violates Eighth Amendment
    Joanna Labastida won in State v. Dull, No. 106,437 (Kan. June 5, 2015), obtaining a holding that mandatory lifetime postrelease supervision is categorically unconstitutional when imposed on a juvenile who was convicted of aggravated indecent…
Rank this Week: 337

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 359

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: 352

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/
  • Jul 22

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime

    U.S. v. Blagojevich: Logrolling Is Not A Federal Crime
    John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay can rest quietly in their graves. Their "corrupt bargain" would not be considered a federal crime today. The same goes for Ike and Earl Warren. In United States v. Blagojevich, decided yesterday by…
  • Jul 21

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction
    The Seventh Circuit has overturned five of 18 counts against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While the government could pursue a third trial on the overturned counts, it is more likely that the former Governor will simply be…
  • Jul 14

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime
    Ellen Podgor and I have just released a new article discussing the complexities of defining the term “white collar crime.” The ability to define and identify white collar offenses is vital, as it allows one to track, among other…
Rank this Week: 381