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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/
  • Oct 20

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    I'm just catching up on today's news. The Supreme Court will decide whether police can seize hotel registries of guests without a warrant. The 9th Circuit ruled the California law allowing warrantless access to the data violated the…
  • Oct 19

    Jared Polis: The Most Internet Friendly Congressman

    Jared Polis: The Most Internet Friendly Congressman
    Jared Polis is one of my favorite Congresspersons. (Unfortunately, I don't get to vote for him because he's not in my district.) Kevin Collier of the Kernel and The Daily Dot writes about Jared today: Jared Polis (D-Colo.) may be…
  • Oct 19

    Fl Supreme Court Says Warrant Needed for Cell Tower Data

    Fl Supreme Court Says Warrant Needed for Cell Tower Data
    Courts continue to be divided on whether a search warrant is needed for cops to obtain cell site locator data. This week the Florida Supreme Court ruled a warrant is necessary. It is the first state to decide the issue based on the 4th…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    2 Businesses Charged with Acting as Unlicensed Mortgage Lender

    2 Businesses Charged with Acting as Unlicensed Mortgage Lender
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Bell Holdings, Inc., and Bimija Limited Partnership, are the subjects of Administrative Complaints issued by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation charging each company with unlicensed mortgage lending activity. The…
  • Oct 20

    2 Charged With Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    2 Charged With Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Guillermo Rincon, 36, Miami, Florida, and Enrique Hernandez, 34, Tampa, Florida, have been indicted and charged with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving mail and bank fraud, and other related substantive…
  • Oct 17

    6 Conspire to Steal Deceased Woman’s House

    6 Conspire to Steal Deceased Woman’s House
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Six people, including a lawyer, real estate agent and funeral home director, have been charged with conspiring to steal a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home from an elderly widow after she passed away. Those charged in this…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 14

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
  • Oct 20

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
  • Oct 20

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit

    Surviving an Income Tax Audit
    Income tax audits are intimidating whether you are being audited personally or as a business owner.There is a right way and a wrong way to handle an audit by a state or federal taxing authority. It is easy to dig a hole for yourself, but…
  • Oct 17

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne

    Finding and Utilizing the Best Expert Witne
    More than ever, competent and dynamic expert witnesses are critical to winning legal cases. Even if a case doesn’t go to trial, a credible expert can be the key to settling the case for your client. I believe that an expert witness has…
Rank this Week: 26

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting

    Sex offenders to spend Halloween in mandatory meeting
    10-20-2014 Louisiana: For the seventh year in a row, the Leesville District Probation and Parole Office will be holding a mandatory meeting on Friday, Oct. 31, for all convicted sex offenders residing in the areas of Vernon and…
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
  • Oct 17

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator
    Two facts are important here: 1) It is not a secret list, instead the list is of folks on parole or probation, that state agency is required to know who they supervise, hence their working list. 2) It is a misstatement to say these folks are…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 40

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: 48

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
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
  • Oct 9

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran

    28 Distinguished Nobel Physics Laureates Support Imprisoned Colleague in Iran
    This week marks the announcement of the 2014 Nobel prizes, recognizing the lifetime accomplishments of some of the world’s most extraordinary people. Twenty-eight of these eminent individuals—winners of the Nobel Physics Prize in…
Rank this Week: 49

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 20

    An Update From Kirk Bloodsworth

    An Update From Kirk Bloodsworth
    Kirk Bloodsworth was the first person who had been sentenced to death and exonerated by DNA evidence. Tim Junkin's book, Bloodsworth, written with Kirk's involvement, is the harrowing tale of Kirk's journey. It was published in 2004. Since…
  • Oct 20

    Supreme Court to Hear California Case

    Supreme Court to Hear California Case
    "Supreme Court To Review California Death Penalty Case," is the Ap report, via CBS Sacramento. The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego. The…
  • Oct 20

    Continuing Coverage of Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy'

    Continuing Coverage of Bryan Stevenson's 'Just Mercy'
    The New York Times Sunday Book Review contained, "'Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson." It's by Ted Conover, a journalism professor and nonfiction author. Here's the beginning: Unfairness in the Justice system is a major theme of our age.…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 65

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Being Offensive and Getting Offended: The Edith Jones Saga

    Being Offensive and Getting Offended: The Edith Jones Saga
    A staunchly conservative federal appellate judge is invited to speak by the University of Pennsylvania’s Federalist Society about the death penalty.  It’s a potentially explosive mix, and unsurprisingly, it blew up. …
  • Oct 19

    The Void

    The Void
    There were supposed to be posts this morning. I awoke and had posts to write.  My fingers were willing, but my host was not. As I’m about to leave for breakfast, SJ is back up and working. It had been dead all morning because my…
  • Oct 18

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara

    Ferguson: Revenge of Officer Keith Novara
    He didn’t like what she said. Whether it was her twits, her video or just the fact that Leigh Maibes protested isn’t clear. But St. Louis police officer Keith Novara decided that it was his official duty to make sure her employer…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 72

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/
  • Oct 20

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation

    Backlash brewing against video-only jail visitation
    In Austin, activists are pushing for the Sheriff to allow face-to-face visitation for county jail inmates, a practice ended as part of a new contract with Dallas-based Securus Technologies which provides for video-based visitation only. (See…
  • Oct 20

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?

    Are MEs fudging cause of death for Texas prisoners?
    If one person per day is dying in custody of state and local law enforcement in Texas, the next obvious question is, "What do those cases look like?"Nicole Brambila at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal over the weekend (Oct. 18) offered up a…
  • Oct 20

    Backstory on Pam Freeman indictment, ouster of parole board member who tried to hold her accountable

    Backstory on Pam Freeman indictment, ouster of parole board member who tried to hold her accountable
    Parole attorney Kevin Stouwie offered up a detailed explication of "The Pamela Freeman debacle as I understand it" from the perspective of the person whose complaint sparked the investigation that led to her indictment earlier this month.…
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

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: 94

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
  • Oct 17

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....
    "Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt" was the funny, dismissive comment our wonderful law school property professor would quip when he zeroed in on a first year law student and didn't get the correct answer. Perhaps that should be the…
Rank this Week: 118

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/
  • Oct 20

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road

    Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Interstate 84 near Eagle Road
    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.,…
  • Oct 20

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.

    ISP investigates a commercial vehicle crash near Victor.
    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…
  • Oct 20

    California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession

    California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession
    BOISE – Lajai Lamar Pridgette, 29, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 137 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing counterfeit access devices;…
Rank this Week: 125

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 130

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: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender

    New top Justice in Massachusetts urges repeal of mandatory minimums for low-level drug offender
    I just came across this notable Boston Globe article discussing this notable speech delivered late last week by the new Chief Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Here is how the Globe article starts: The head of the state’s…
  • Oct 20

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan

    SCOTUS order list gets week off to exciting start for criminal justice fan
    As reported here and here at SCOTUSblog and here at How Appealing and here at Crime & Consequences, the Supreme Court this morning issued this order list which included one notable GVR and three grants of certiorari. All of this...
  • Oct 20

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"

    "Why Did the Supreme Court Sidestep Sentencing Dispute?"
    The title of this post is not merely the question I had for a few Justices after the denial of cert last week in Jones v. US (lamented here and here), it is also the headline of this new National...
Rank this Week: 145

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Oct 18

    In Which Math is Still Hard

    In Which Math is Still Hard
    I’ve written here several times, under the category “math is hard,” about Americans’ innumeracy with regard to risk and danger. I have a theory: Americans overestimate the danger (risk times harm) of things that they…
  • Oct 18

    In Which We Are Being Lied To

    In Which We Are Being Lied To
    [via The White House.] I’ll take the last point—which may be literally true—first: “Ebola is not spread through casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease.” Per the CDC, “Initial signs…
  • Oct 16

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished

    In Which My Good Deed is Punished
    On April 5th TSU law student Amir Tavakkoli sent me this message via my website: Your name: Amir Tavakkoli Your E-mail Address: [redacted] Your Phone Number: [redacted] The defendant’s Name: Amir Tavakkoli The defendant’s date of…
Rank this Week: 157

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Oct 18

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"

    Website Sued Over Teen Sex "Slaves"
    Good article by the Boston Herald concerning efforts being made to stop the controversial website backpage.com from publishing advertisements that have connections to the underground teenage sex trade.
  • Oct 16

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.

    Convicted Mass. Sex Offender in Trouble in Conn.
    A 23-year-old Hartford CT man was sentenced to 22 years in prison and eight years of special parole after pleading guilty as part of a plea agreement to first-degree sexual assault, two counts of first-degree robbery and attempted…
  • Oct 15

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy

    Harvard Law Professors Condemn New Sex Policy
    A group of Harvard professors has condemned the University's new policies on sexual assault, saying it violates the rights of the accused. You can read about it here.
Rank this Week: 158

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • Oct 18

    Justice versus Law

    Justice versus Law
    As readers may recall, I am a fan of Richard Kopf's blog, Hercules and the Umpire. While I may sometimes disagree with him, he is a smart and thoughtful sitting United States District Judge who is willing to share his views on a variety of…
  • Oct 18

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .

    Kerik v. Tacopina: Not With A Bang . . .
    It's been awhile but there's a few updates on the Bernie Kerik-Joe Tacopina brouhaha. As a person who always enjoys a good legal slugfest and who has no connection to any of the players, I must profess my disappointment with how things are…
  • Oct 16

    A Legacy of Disgrace

    A Legacy of Disgrace
    Yesterday, David McCallum walked out of a Brooklyn courthouse a free man. Wrongly convicted for murder in 1986, McCallum was incarcerated for about 29 years before finally being released. The vacatur of his conviction was primarily the result…
Rank this Week: 159

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: 175

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/
  • Oct 20

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion
    Caitlin E. Borgmann (CUNY School of Law) has posted The Constitutionality of Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusions (University of Illinois Law Review, p. 1059, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout its history, this country has…
  • Oct 20

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Los Angeles v. Patel: (1) Whether facial challenges to ordinances and statutes are permitted under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether a hotel has an expectation of privacy…
  • Oct 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 356 A 'Holocaust in Slow Motion?' America's Mass Incarceration and the Role of Discretion Mark William Osler and Mark W. Bennett…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • Aug 23

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act

    New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act
    Earlier this month, Massachusetts enacted the "Act Relative to Domestic Violence". Though arguably the intent of the act is in good faith, it has very profound and serious implications on those defendants charged with a domestic violence…
  • May 9

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea

    Sufficiently Advising a Client of Immigration Consequences Upon Change of Plea
    In circumstances where criminal defendants, for whatever reason, elect to change their plea to guilty, the attorney must ensure that the client understands the full panoply of potential consequences that might result. One of the issues that…
  • Apr 29

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other

    SJC Rules Persons in Same Residential Facility Cannot Obtain Restraining Orders Against The Other
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court considered the case of Silva v. Carmel, and decided that an abuse prevention order may issue where the defendant and victim live in the same state facility may not issue. Both the defendant and the…
Rank this Week: 192

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor

    Justizministerium legt Entwurf zur Verschärfung des Sexualstrafrechts vor
    Strafen rauf, Begriff der Kinderpornografie erweitern und Posingbilder unter Strafe stellen – So stellt sich der Justizminister das neue Sexualstrafrecht vor. Das Bundesjustizministerium hat einen neuen Gesetzesentwurf in das Kabinett…
Rank this Week: 204

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 206

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Aug 21

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered

    Ponzi Schemes Remain Prevalent In 2014; Over $1 Billion In New Schemes Uncovered
    Nearly six years after the word "Ponzi scheme" became a household name thanks to Bernard Madoff, Ponzi schemes continue to proliferate and leave a trail of financial destruction in their wake as demonstrated by newly-compiled data showing…
  • Aug 20

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

    Former Attorney Gets 10-Year Sentence For $4 Million Ponzi Scheme
    A now-disbarred Minnesota attorney who swindled victims out of more than $4 million in an elaborate Ponzi scheme was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Mark Holt, 45, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan…
  • Aug 20

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

    California Men Sentenced For $5 Million Real Estate Ponzi Scheme
    Two California men will each serve at least a decade in prison for operating a real estate Ponzi scheme that duped victims out of nearly $5 million.  Terrance Brown, of San Jose, California, and Antranik Kabajouzian, of Morgan City,…
Rank this Week: 232

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
  • Oct 14

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche
    The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizens a right to be free from “unreasonable searches and seizures”.  As I have explained in prior posts, and as Wikipedia also explains, the standard the Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 244

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 20

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS

    Binghamton, NY hospital pays nearly $3.4 million following self-disclosure to HHS
    On October 16, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York announced that Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton had paid over $3.37 million to resolve self-disclosed violations of the false claims for hyperbaric…
  • Oct 19

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation

    Two Houston diagnostic centers pay $2.6 million to settle qui tam allegation
    On October 17, the Department of Justice announced that two Houston-area diagnostic services companies had each agreed to pay over $1 million to settle allegations, originally brought by three whistleblowers, that the companies submitted…
  • Oct 19

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky

    DOJ files complaint, intervening in whistleblower’s suit against Sikorsky
    On October 16, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a complaint-in-intervention against defense contractor Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and two subsidiaries, alleging that the parent company entered into illegal type of contract…
Rank this Week: 246

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 249

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    CJLF Newsletter

    CJLF Newsletter
    For readers interested in following CJLF's work, the present and previous editions of our quarterly (more or less) newsletter, the Advisory, are available online.  Links are maintained in the Publications section of our main web…
  • Oct 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Accused Murderer Faces Death Penalty in Two States: An Illinois man who sparked a two-state manhunt last month will now face death penalty trials in both Ohio and Kentucky for his crimes.  Jill Drury of WDTN News reports that…
  • Oct 20

    White Collar Offenses Don't Necessarily Stay White Collar

    White Collar Offenses Don't Necessarily Stay White Collar
    We often hear that non-violent offenses, of which white collar offenses are a significant part, should seldom or never earn jail time.I have previously argued that non-violent offenses can be terribly harmful and often merit imprisonment.…
Rank this Week: 257

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward

    War On Drugs: Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Now Coming Forward
    During the beginning of the war on drugs, young African Americans heard rumors of government involvement in the crack-cocaine explosion that outraged LA’s black community. Although it was not openly talked about in the media in the…
  • Oct 17

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart

    Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart
    Police arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly using a stuffed animal to masturbate inside a Walmart on Tuesday. According to Brooksville Police, the 19-year-old was caught on store cameras just before 3 p.m. acting suspiciously. Reports…
  • Oct 15

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested

    73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested
    Columbia County detectives served a search warrant on a home in Columbia County on Thursday and allegedly found 73 marijuana plants growing and made three arrests. Police apparently received a tip about the Fort White home, which they allege…
Rank this Week: 255

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 3 of 3: The Insanity Defense
    One of the more highly profiled criminal defenses, especially in cases involving murder or attempted murder, is insanity, meaning that the defendant was insane at the time of the crime. This criminal defense strategy is often popularized in…
  • Oct 10

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity

    Common Criminal Defenses Part 2 of 3: Mistaken Identity
    Mistaken identity is one of the leading causes of wrongful conviction. Mistaken identity is a criminal defense that is raised by a defendant that asserts that a witness, usually an eyewitness, is mistaken in his or her memory that the…
  • Oct 9

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense

    Common Criminal Defenses: Part 1 of 3 – Self Defense
    When accused of a crime, there are a number of defenses that can be raised by the accused/defendant. One of the most commonly raised defenses used when charged with assault and battery, and even murder, is the act of self defense. Self…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Oct 10

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule

    Dissing the Heinous Crime Rule
    I'm at a gathering of criminal defense lawyers which just naturally gets me thinking about what criminal defense lawyers do.  And no, I'm not wading back into that thicket today, though if you're remarkably bored you can search the…
  • Oct 6

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition

    Stopping the Innocent: SCOTUS Edition
    Well, there -- wholly innocent people are stopped quite often because of mistakes of fact, for instance.  That's part of the whole Terry ­­ how Terry works and those types of brief stops.  There turns out times that citizens…
  • Oct 4

    The Divine Right of the NSA

    The Divine Right of the NSA
    Even if the Court were to conclude that Plaintiffs have presented sufficient admissible evidence of facts, which, if true, would demonstrate that Upstream collection involves a Fourth Amendment seizure or search of Plaintiffs’…
Rank this Week: 266

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/
  • Oct 15

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...

    I Stand Against The Death Penalty Because ...
    it dehumanizes the condemned and condemners, fosters rather than abates violence, and is inherently arbitrary, discriminatory and unreliable.As described in the New York Times, photographer Marc Asnin asked his…
  • Oct 10

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria

    America's Soundtrack of Hysteria
    Guest Post by Tom EngelhardtIt happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in.Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist…
  • Oct 1

    Do Not Vote Republican

    Do Not Vote Republican
    It is not true that all politics is local.  Voting for a Republican congressperson or senator means you are aiding and abetting a national party that is little more than a collection of far right wing lunatics who…
Rank this Week: 274

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: 272

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
  • Oct 13

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia

    Case o' The Week: Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel -- Breach of 11(c)(1)(C) deals and Morales-Heredia
    Bust a deal, face the (DJ) wheel.  United States v. Morales-Heredia, 2014 WL 5018109 (9thCir. Oct. 8, 2014), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Wardlaw, joined by CJ Kozinski and Judge Fisher. Big win for CD Cal AFPD…
  • Oct 9

    US v. Renzi, No. 13-10588 (Tallman with…

    US v. Renzi, No. 13-10588 (Tallman with Callahan; special concurrence by Ikuta).  The 9th affirmed the convictions of former Arizona Congressmember Renzi for his actions of misappropriating insurance premiums to fund his congressional…
Rank this Week: 296

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…
Rank this Week: 283

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise

    Thermal Imaging by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Helicopters to Bust Suspected Marijuana Grow Houses on the Rise
    As a practicing Palm Beach County Criminal lawyer, I have the opportunity to read search warrant affidavits on a regular basis. Recently, some affidavits that I have read, show an increase use of thermal imaging, by the Palm Beach County…
  • Oct 16

    Willful Blindness, What is It?

    Willful Blindness, What is It?
    Many times a day throughout Florida, law enforcement officers stop a vehicle for no apparent reason, let alone for violating the traffic laws of this state, and end up searching the vehicle because the officer smelt “burning…
  • Oct 9

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution

    Arrests in Palm Beach County for Prostitution
    In Florida, the crime of prostitution is punishable by a Misdemeanor and up to a Felony. Florida General Statute 796.07 defines Prostitution and its related applicable terms as follows: (a) “Prostitution” means the giving or…
Rank this Week: 303

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: 299

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Wife to Appeal Conviction and Sentence

    Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Wife to Appeal Conviction and Sentence
    In July of this year, 71-year-old Charles Black was convicted of attempting to murder his then-wife in April of 2011 when he allegedly hit her in the head with a rock and pushed her off a cliff in Maine. Black tumbled over the cliff with his…
  • Oct 15

    Utah Elementary School Bus Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    Utah Elementary School Bus Driver Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
    On Monday, 39-year-old Lycia Martinez was arrested on suspicion of DUI after adult passengers on board the school bus she was driving reported erratic driving behavior. According to a news article at the Huffington Post, Martinez was…
  • Oct 15

    Georgetown Man, Woman Arrested at Motel on Drug Charge

    Georgetown Man, Woman Arrested at Motel on Drug Charge
    On Monday, October 13, two Georgetown, DE residents were arrested and charged with various drug offenses after authorities discovered the man and woman were selling illicit drugs from a motel room. According to a news article at WMDT 47,…
Rank this Week: 308