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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 26

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA
    The infamous Flores twins of Chicago will finally be sentenced Tuesday. Some background on twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores, see this Chicago Reader article. The Government filed its sentencing memorandum a few weeks ago, which I…
  • Jan 26

    "El Chapo" Guzman: U.S. Makes New Push for Extradition

    "El Chapo" Guzman: U.S. Makes New Push for Extradition
    Mexico's Attorney General last week said he believed the U.S. was hours away from filing a new extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. His lawyers immediately filed a new request a writ of Amparo seeking protection from…
  • Jan 23

    Colo. Wannabe Terror Teen Sentenced to Four Year

    Colo. Wannabe Terror Teen Sentenced to Four Year
    Shannon Conley, a 19 year old from Arvada, CO was sentenced to four years in federal prison today. She actually caught a big break. Had she not agreed to cooperate and plead guilty, for which the feds agreed to let her plead to the…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Former NFL Player Jailed for Running Loan Modification Scheme

    Former NFL Player Jailed for Running Loan Modification Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resident was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 36 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay…
  • Jan 26

    Advance Fee Loan Scams Lead to Prison

    Advance Fee Loan Scams Lead to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Pitamber Ramdat, 30, Palm Bay, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a fraud scheme he perpetrated against business owners and others seeking lines of credit around the…
  • Jan 25

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mervyn A. Phelan, Sr., 74, Newport Beach, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy, wire…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men
    SextortionIsn't it ironic that when the average citizen does it, it's a crime, but when the police do it for so called "sex stings", it's then magically ok? Video Description: Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    New bill further protects school zones from sexual predator

    New bill further protects school zones from sexual predator
    It is important to point out that, nowhere in the U.S. have we seen a reported sexual crime, of a person within a protected place, by a registered sex offender who lives within the proscribed distance to the protected place. These allegations…
  • Jan 25

    Lack of suitable housing leaves hundreds of freed inmates in Illinois' prison

    Lack of suitable housing leaves hundreds of freed inmates in Illinois' prison
    1-25-2015 Illinois: State prison officials hold close to 1,250 inmates beyond their release dates every year — not because they pose a threat to the public but because they cannot find a place to live that parole officers find suitable,…
  • Jan 25

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?
    1-25-2015 Vermont: MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are grappling with how close to perfect the state's sex offender registry needs to be before offenders' addresses are posted online. Vermont in 2009 passed a law saying the…
Rank this Week: 19

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

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

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

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
  • Jan 21

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Financial statement fraud includes intentional, material misrepresentations. Tracy Coenen explains the concept of financial statement fraud to a group.
Rank this Week: 24

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: 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: 32

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jan 23

    Saudi Arabia: The Question on Everybody’s Mind

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

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!

    One Vote Made the Difference for Guadalupe!
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the very urgent social media action to free Guadalupe! Guadalupe is one of 17 Salvadoran women who were sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison after suffering miscarriages. The only legal option ……
  • Jan 22

    Who will be silenced next?

    Who will be silenced next?
    By Alicia Koutsoulieris, Case Coordinator for Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the Palestinian Authority Freedom of speech has suffered a tragic start in 2015. As the world calls for the release of Saudi Arabian blogger Raif…
Rank this Week: 38

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 26

    Phyllis Joy Greenfield, 1931 – 2015

    Phyllis Joy Greenfield, 1931 – 2015
    Bye, Mom. ______________ I hope you will forgive me for not replying to each comment below, but thank you for your kind words and thoughts. Copyright © 2015 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use…
  • Jan 26

    Sunday Morning, When Facts Don’t Matter

    Sunday Morning, When Facts Don’t Matter
    I admit it: I’m a sucker for a well-played French horn.  And I’ve been a fan of CBS’ Sunday Morning since Charles Kuralt held the reins. That his fellow Charles, the Osgood one, wears a bow tie is a bit dated, but…
  • Jan 26

    Team Prosecutor

    Team Prosecutor
    By way of explanation for his view that the prosecutors who appear in federal court in general, and in his courtroom in particular, are pristine and above reproach, Judge Richard Kopf offered his experiences. * After 28 years as a federal…
Rank this Week: 43

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

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

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 68

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: 73

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

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

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/
  • Jan 26

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism

    Racialized Violence and American Liberalism
    Daniel Kato, Constitutionalizing Anarchy: Liberalism, Lynching, and the Law, 10 J. of Hate Stud. 143 (2012).Aziz RanaFor nearly a century in the American South, lynching as a practice of racialized violence persisted openly and with minimal…
  • Jan 23

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity

    The Federalism Argument for Judicial Diversity
    Sharon E. Rush, Federalism, Diversity, Equality, and Article III Judges: Geography, Identity, and Bias, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 119 (2014).Nancy LeongFor the past several years, commentators have discussed the importance of diversity in the federal…
  • Jan 21

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment

    Cyber-Sexual Harassment
    Danielle Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace, Harvard University Press (2014).Robin WestDanielle Citron’s Hate Crimes in Cyberspace is a breakthrough book. It has been compared, and with good reason, to Catherine MacKinnon’s Sexual…
Rank this Week: 108

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 121

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: 126

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    BETTER CALL SAUL

    BETTER CALL SAUL
    When a federal judge previously quotes Gandhi  and warns you that "an eye for eye will only make the whole world blind"…..BETTER CALL SAUL!When the Federal Judge writes that the internal feud between clients "blinded its counsel…
  • Jan 17

    OF PLEAS AND PLANES AND PILOTS.

    OF PLEAS AND PLANES AND PILOTS.
    Let's see… in no particular order of importance….Today is NFL Championship Sunday. Four teams will vie for the right to go to the Super Bowl which has become a holiday of almost religious reverence in the United States. It's…
  • Jan 14

    CAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BASS, NO TREBLE .....

    CAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BASS, NO TREBLE .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS on JUDGE DAVID YOUNG (read below) .....A SCENE FROM A COURTROOM INSIDE THE MJB, CIRCA 1990*** ......JUDGE LNU: Clerk, call the next case.CLERK: State v. James WilliamsDEFENSE ATTORNEY: Good morning,…
Rank this Week: 131

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Proud To Be Maladjusted

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

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

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

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance

    Baseball Hall of Fame Voting: Focus On Substance Over Substance
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 133

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 139

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: 138

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: 148

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: 154

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    Wilkes on Habeas in Georgia

    Wilkes on Habeas in Georgia
    Donald E., Jr. Wilkes (University of Georgia Law School) has posted The Great Writ Hit: The Curtailment of Habeas Corpus in Georgia Since 1967 (7 John Marshall L.J. 415 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A welcome development, the...
  • Jan 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 241 Debating Rape Myths Helen Reece London School of Economics - Law Department Date posted to database: 9 Dec 2014 [2nd last week] 2…
  • Jan 24

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "
    The story is in The New York Times: Argentina’s government asserted on Friday that an ousted spymaster was involved in the murky events around the death of the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, with President…
Rank this Week: 157

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jan 25

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement

    2015.28: Billy Harmon, Hubris, and Defilement
    A couple of years ago I wrote a post about the prevalence of judges coaching prosecutors: In short, the judiciary acting as an adjunct to the prosecution shouldn’t surprise anyone. Elected judges identify with the state. There are very…
  • Jan 24

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling

    2015.27: Stalin is Smiling
    I don’t think I’d heard of Brad Spangler before today, when this popped up in my feed reader: The following message was posted on Facebook, allegedly from Brad Spangler, and I find it difficult to believe. If someone out there…
  • Jan 23

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply

    2015.26: Standard Disclaimers Always Apply
    “Let me state boldly; I am against sexual assault. But…” “I am against revenge porn. But…” “I am not a supporter of crime or criminals.…” Of course you are against all the bad things.…
Rank this Week: 156

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Lowell human-trafficking, rape suspects held without bail

    Lowell human-trafficking, rape suspects held without bail
    The Lowell Sun reports that disturbing new allegations have emerged in a human-trafficking case in which a prosecutor says a Lowell man -- who is a member of a notorious street gang -- had only been out of prison for several weeks when he…
  • Dec 3

    UMass Amherst Cuts Ties with Bill Cosby

    UMass Amherst Cuts Ties with Bill Cosby
    The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape, as reported by CNN. At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual…
  • Nov 27

    Retired Priest Imprisoned for Child Rape

    Retired Priest Imprisoned for Child Rape
    A former high-ranking member of a Roman Catholic religious order has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for raping a boy at a Massachusetts summer camp in the 1980s. The Rev. Richard McCormick, of New York, was also sentenced last…
Rank this Week: 162

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 172

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 182

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: 221

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 243

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/
  • Jan 24

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall

    Injury Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot

    Slick Conditions NB I15 Between Fort Hall and Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Jan 24

    Fatal Crash in Middleton

    Fatal Crash in Middleton
    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: 257

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Jan 6

    Mike Cernovich: Based Lawyer of GamerGate (Response)

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

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

    Swatting Resource Page: What is Swatting and How to Avoid a Swatting?
    Swatting has been in the news a lot recently. Swatting results when a prank caller (or often someone who does not approve of your political activities and wants to censor you) calls 9-1-1, telling the dispather than there is an emergency. Due…
  • Jan 4

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)

    GamerGate is Not Swatting Anyone (But Zoe Quinn Tried Getting Mike Cernovich Swatted)
    Is it possible to be Swatted for writing about #Gamergate? Indeed it is. I was almost Swatted, but it wasn't by people who post in the hashtag #GamerGate. No. I was Swatted by people who have claimed, falsely, that #GamerGate is about…
Rank this Week: 258

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

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

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Glossip, Grant, and Cole. Not Warner

    Glossip, Grant, and Cole. Not Warner
    Question 1: Is it constitutionally permissible for a state to carry out an execution using a three-drug protocol where (a) there is a well-established scientific consensus that the first drug has no pain relieving properties and cannot…
  • Jan 22

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity

    The California Way: Perjury with Impunity
    I've talked before about how the courts mostly just blow it off when the prosecutor commits misconduct.  Maybe he says improper things during closing argument.  Maybe he asks questions he knows he can't ask hoping to get away with…
  • Jan 16

    As Long As It Was Policy

    As Long As It Was Policy
    Imagine, if you will (and if you won’t, go away).Someone you know and care about is murdered.  Viciously.  The evidence points to you.Police come, show your mother the incriminating evidence, and ask her if you did it.No, she…
Rank this Week: 275

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 24

    Grand Theft Vino

    Grand Theft Vino
    Kerana Todorov reports for the Napa Valley Register:Investigators have recovered the bulk of the premium wine bottles stolen from The French Laundry on Christmas Day, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests have been…
  • Jan 23

    The Underpolicing of Black America

    The Underpolicing of Black America
    Jill Leovy has this essay in the WSJ:In predominantly African-American neighborhoods of U.S. cities, far too many killers have gotten away with far too many crimes for far too long, fueling a disastrous murder epidemic. Solving these murders…
  • Jan 23

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Lethal Injection Case
    As noted here and here last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined, 5-4, to issue a stay of execution for Oklahoma murderer Charles Warner, who raped and murdered a baby. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and…
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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/
  • Dec 24

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification

    Massachusetts SJC Imposes New Rule on In-Court Identification
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Walter Crayton, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court established a new standard for the admission at trial of an in-court identification of the defendant where the witness had not, prior to trial,…
  • Dec 20

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Suppresses Evidence From Wrongful Arrest Based on Misinformation by Boston Police
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently suppressed evidence in a case that was seized as a result from an arrest by Boston Police based on mistaken information.  In the case of Commonwealth v. Maingrette, the Appeals Court ruled that…
  • Dec 5

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett

    Juveniles May Be Required To Register as ‘Sex Offenders’ in Massachusett
    In a case decide today, in L.L., a Juvenile v. Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules on the standard a juvenile court judge determines the risk of re-offense on the part of a juvenile who committed a ‘sex…
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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/
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
  • Jan 21

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue
    For more than a year now, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been investigating a number of large Australian banks regarding allegations of collusion in the setting of the Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSR). The BBSR is an…
  • Jan 19

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor
    The case is United States v. Dibe. Claudio Dibe pled guilty, without a plea agreement, to wire fraud and received a below Guidelines sentence. He complained on appeal that his sentence would have been lower if the sentencing court had...
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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/
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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
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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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Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jan 23

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison

    Joseph Sledge Exonerated and Released After 36 Years in Prison
    A panel of judges exonerated and released Joseph Sledge on Friday. Sledge, 70, served 36 years in prison for a double-murder which DNA evidence proves he did not commit. Since his arrest, Sledge has denied involvement in the 1976 murders of…
  • Jan 23

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15

    Former Officers Ordered to Pay $7 Million to Florida Man Wrongfully Convicted at 15
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that two retired police officers accused of framing Anthony Caravella for a murder he did not commit must pay him $7 million for the nearly 26 years he spent behind bars. Caravella was only 15 years old…
  • Jan 22

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed

    Montana DNA Testing Law Must Be Fixed
    The Montana Billings Gazette ran an op-ed Thursday by Keegan Flaherty, executive director of the Montana Innocence Project and former state senator Larry Jent, urging lawmakers to revise the state's DNA testing law. The law was created in…
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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/
  • Jan 21

    Weder Betrug noch Hehlerei nachgewiesen: Freispruch trotz Verkauf von Falschsilber

    Weder Betrug noch Hehlerei nachgewiesen: Freispruch trotz Verkauf von Falschsilber
    Ein Strafverfahren vor dem LG Kiel zeigt, wie man (hier mit viel Glück) trotz des Verkaufs von 108 Kilo Falschsilber weder wegen Betrug noch wegen versuchter Hehlerei verurteilt wird. Den drei Angeklagten wurde durch die Anklageschrift…
  • Jan 18

    Freispruch vom Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauch

    Freispruch vom Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauch
    Ein 34-jähriger Mann musste sich nun vor der großen Strafkammer des Landgerichts gegen den Vorwurf des schweren sexuellen Missbrauchs verteidigen. Er soll seinen neunjährigen Stiefsohn vergewaltigt haben. Hauptbelastungszeugen…
  • Jan 4

    Geldstrafe wegen Beteiligung am unerlaubten Glückspiels im Internet

    Geldstrafe wegen Beteiligung am unerlaubten Glückspiels im Internet
    Online Glückspiel im Internet ist für Deutsche häufig strafbar. Das Glückspiel im Internet ist seit Jahren ein großer Trend und bietet vermeintlich schnelle Gewinne mit nur wenigen Klicks. Internationale Anbieter und…
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Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Closing Comment

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

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

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

    Howard Update

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

Southern California Defense Blog

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

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

    Study Shows Summer Jobs Program Reduces Violent Crime

    Study Shows Summer Jobs Program Reduces Violent Crime
    According to a recent study, violent crime rates may correlate to summer job programs for juveniles. The One Summer Plus program in Chicago showed juvenile violent crime rates dropped when those juveniles participated in a summer jobs…
  • Jan 21

    Could the Sony Hackers Face Federal Charges?

    Could the Sony Hackers Face Federal Charges?
    Will the hackers who attacked Sony and allegedly leaked information face federal charges? Our skilled federal defense attorneys break down the charges the hackers could face if they are arrested by federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Jan 19

    2014: Crimes in Review

    2014: Crimes in Review
    In 2014, some major events surrounding criminal defense and past criminal offenses shaped the news for the year. We take a look back at some of the criminal defense stories that made headlines in 2014.
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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/
  • Dec 19

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force
    Many Phoenix residents are familiar with the annual Holiday DUI task force, which consists of increased police efforts to curb drinking and driving throughout metro Phoenix. Valley residents can expect heightened police surveillance on…
  • Nov 14

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix
    PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store. According to police…
  • 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…
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Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 4

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)

    Case Law Update (August, 2014)
    Washington State Law Supreme Court of Washington State v. Homan:  In an opinion authored by Justice Wiggins and joined by Chief Justice Madsen and Justices Fairhurst, J.M. Johnson (P.T.), Stephens, Gonzalez, and Gordon McCloud, the Court…
  • Apr 21

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall

    Affirmative Defense Rises and Lawful Use Fall
    In the past, Courts interpreted the medical cannabis statue not to prohibit the arrest of those found with medical cannabis, but to provide for their eventual exoneration through court proceedings. This was later interpreted in the case State…
  • Apr 3

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right

    DV SCOTUS Update: Domestic Violence and Gun Right
    Update: On March 19th The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of current Domestic Violence offender gun ban to keep misdemeanor assaults as a preclusion to possess a firearm. The issue at hand was not whether dangerous violent…
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