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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/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Issues Pardons and Commutation

    Obama Issues Pardons and Commutation
    President Obama issued 12 pardons and 8 sentence commutations today. Some of the commutations went to those serving life sentences under the old, unduly harsh crack cocaine guidelines. The full list is here. These are the first…
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Ties With Cuba

    Obama Restores Ties With Cuba
    After 50 years, the U.S. has restored ties with Cuba. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies in each…
  • Dec 17

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State

    Spending Bill Denies Funding for Federal Medical Marijuana Raids in Approved State
    Thanks to the passing of a little known amendmment inserted via amendment into the omnibus spending bill by by sponsors Rep. Dana Rorsbacher and Samm Farr, the DEA will be unable to conduct medical marijuana raids in states that allow…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Former Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Bond Trader Sentenced for Securities Fraud Scheme

    Former Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Bond Trader Sentenced for Securities Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Douglas Green, 50, Boca Raton, Florida, a former collateralized mortgage obligation bond trader was sentenced to 30 months in prison for engaging in a fraudulent trading scheme in which he manipulated the prices of CMOs…
  • Dec 17

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud After 12 Day Trial

    Former Mayor Convicted of Mortgage Fraud After 12 Day Trial
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Marie Lucie Tondreau, a/k/a Lucie Tondreau, 54, former North Miami Mayor, was convicted by federal jury after a 12 day trial for her recruitment of straw buyers and other conduct in an $8,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme. As…
  • Dec 16

    Former Loan Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Lender

    Former Loan Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Defraud Lender
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Andrew Constantinou, 58, Unionville, Connecticut, a former loan officer at GMAC Mortgage and Countrywide Home Loans, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme arising from the purchases…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

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

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

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

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

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Dec 17

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement

    Finding Hidden Income in a Divorce Using Bank Statement
    Bank statements can be incredibly useful when searching for hidden income during a divorce financial analysis. Both deposits and expenditures should be evaluated, and the process is explained in this video.
  • Dec 12

    College Rape Crisis Hoax

    College Rape Crisis Hoax
    We’ve all heard about this “college rape crisis” that has been manufactured and plastered all over the internet and media. The story line is that there is an incredibly high instance of rape on college campuses. The [false]…
  • Dec 11

    Herbalife False Health Claim

    Herbalife False Health Claim
    Multi-level marketing companies that advertise shakes and potions designed to help you lose weight and get healthier are generally all guilty of the same offense: Distributors making false health claims.  The products are generally…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

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
  • Dec 17

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran

    Throwing Stones from the Glass House: The View of U.S. Human Rights Violations from Iran
    Iranian state-controlled news media have been having an extended field day recently, gleefully reporting on the ever-unfolding news about human rights violations committed by agents of the U.S. government. These include of course the…
  • Dec 17

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’

    Chelsea Manning: ‘Why speaking out is worth the risk’
    From her prison cell in Kansas, Chelsea Manning tells Amnesty International why speaking out against injustice can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Dec 16

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture

    An Obligation to Seek Justice for CIA Torture
    The Senate torture report alleges several grave abuses – such as use of rectal feeding and rehydration in the absence of medical necessity – that were not authorized by even the dubious legal memos, and thus do not fit the…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Dec 17

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender

    Local facility to house homeless sex offender
    12-17-2014 Ohio: MANSFIELD – The Richland County Community Corrections Board approved a change Wednesday to admit some homeless county sex offenders to a local facility. Nothing Into Something Real Estate is a faith-based nonprofit agency…
  • Dec 16

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back

    Parks Board decision on restricting sex offenders pushed back
    12-15-2014 Indiana: Enforcement remains a concern for several Vigo County Park Board members, as the board on Monday continued its discussion of whether or not people listed on the state’s sex offender registry should be banned from…
  • Dec 15

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate

    R.I. prison system lacks resources to care for mentally ill inmate
    12-15-2014 Rhode Island: CRANSTON — To reach D-mod, a specialized unit at the High Security Center of the Adult Correctional Institutions, you must pass through a series of steel doors manned by guards inside fortified control booths. You…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 39

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: 52

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 17

    But For Video: A Mistake of Law

    But For Video: A Mistake of Law
    Following the Supreme Court’s watering down of police expectations in Heien, a few people asked for examples of what they were talking about when they approved “objectively reasonable” mistakes of law.  Fortunately,…
  • Dec 17

    The Environmental Cleanup of Toxic Academia

    The Environmental Cleanup of Toxic Academia
    The emotional pleas for understanding the profound trauma that students are enduring in the aftermath of the Garner and Brown grand juries are coming fast and furious.  Harvard 3L and law review editor, William Desmond, gave it his best…
  • Dec 16

    Lefty Hate

    Lefty Hate
    When I read Omar Mahmood’s parody, Do The Left Thing, I was rolling on the floor. The kid is good. I mean, he has it.  Oh sure, no doubt he was going to rile up all the folks who bleed with every papercut, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 68

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 75

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: 79

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/
  • Dec 17

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign

    Ho hum reaction to civil-pot-penalty bill a positive sign
    Reactions are still rolling in to Rep. Joe Moody's proposal to reduce low-level marijuana possession to a civil offense with a $100 fine. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram chimed in with a favorable editorial (12/16), opining that "The cost of…
  • Dec 17

    On the limits of citations and arrests for combating panhandling and homelessness in San Antonio

    On the limits of citations and arrests for combating panhandling and homelessness in San Antonio
    An opinion column by John Brodesky in the Express-News (Dec. 12) lamented the limits of citations and arrests for dealing with panhandling and homelessness in downtown San Antonio. The article opened:In its never-ending war on panhandling,…
  • Dec 17

    Liberating turn in coastal bend saga: Hannah Overton free on bail

    Liberating turn in coastal bend saga: Hannah Overton free on bail
    A trial judge ordered Hannah Overton released on bail yesterday after spending five years in prison for allegedly poisoning her foster son with salt. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in September overturned her conviction but a bail…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Dec 17

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee

    Joh on DNA from Misdemeanor Arrestee
    Elizabeth E. Joh (U.C. Davis School of Law) has posted Should Arrestee DNA Databases Extend to Misdemeanors? (Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The collection of DNA samples from…
  • Dec 17

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt

    Imwinkelried on Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Evidence of a Third Party's Guilt of the Crime that the Accused is Charged with: The Constitutionalization of the SODDI (Some Other Dude Did It) Defense…
  • Dec 16

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

    "Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts an article from USA Today. In part: Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 108

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    THE WORST OF THE WORST

    THE WORST OF THE WORST
    Hate is protected speech.We are publishing, with permission of the recipient, the anonymous hate mail sent to her by a coward.And make no mistake about it, a coward sent this.We are publicizing it to shame the coward.Oh, they might enjoy it…
  • Dec 16

    THE BEST OF THE BEST

    THE BEST OF THE BEST
    In the early morning hours of December 16, 1944, under snow heavy skies and zero temperatures, 30 German Divisions attacked Allied armies in the Ardennes Forrest area of Belgium, Luxembourg and France.  The Allies, caught by surprise,…
  • Dec 15

    I CAN'T BREATHE

    I CAN'T BREATHE
    There massive rallies in NYC and DC over the weekend protesting the way the police treat people, and the way the justice system treats police who kill the people they are paid to serve and protect.In our view we are half way there. When the…
Rank this Week: 111

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 117

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 143

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Dec 17

    Looking Forward To Torture

    Looking Forward To Torture
    When President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for "all offenses against the United States," he stated that it was out of concern for the "immediate future of this great country."  He should have considered the longer term. Inevitably,…
  • Dec 3

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It

    It Is A Privilege To Ignore The Race Thing; A Duty To Engage With It
    There is a brilliant scene towards the end of an old Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Larry David (having earlier in the show mistaken a well-dressed black man for a valet) parks his car, walks away and after a black…
  • Nov 20

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

    A Little Audacity Goes A Long Way: Immigration Reform and the Folly of Bipartisanship
    David Brooks and other delusional stalwarts of the pundit class continue to believe that the Republican Party cares about governing and is capable of compromise.  Ignoring GOP efforts since the dawn of the Obama Administration…
Rank this Week: 153

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: 159

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 162

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/
  • Dec 12

    One in Thirty

    One in Thirty
    Here (pdf) is the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ report on Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995–2013. Some highlights (all statistics are for women aged 18–24 unless otherwise noted): 6.1 out…
  • Dec 11

    Journalism!

    Journalism!
    When I first saw the Rolling Stone UVA rape story by Sabrina Erdely, I’d been thinking about satanic ritual abuse stories because Fran and Dan Keller were in the news. I tweeted: Speaking of satanic ritual abuse: http://t.co/MyO2bC2Cjm…
  • Nov 19

    In Which New Vistas Open Up

    In Which New Vistas Open Up
    It started with criminal First Amendment litigation. I fought for five years against a speech-restricting penal statute, learning the law along the way and finally punching a hole in the dam last year, freeing a lifetime’s worth of…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Dec 17

    Semi Rollover in Elmore County

    Semi Rollover in Elmore County
    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.,…
  • Dec 17

    Driver Involved In Ten-Vehicle Crash Issued A Citation - Final Update

    Driver Involved In Ten-Vehicle Crash Issued A Citation - Final Update
    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.,…
  • Dec 17

    ** FInal Update Fatality Crash ** One Vehicle Crash Westbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56

    ** FInal Update Fatality Crash ** One Vehicle Crash Westbound I86 near the Airport Way Exit 56
    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…
Rank this Week: 182

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    A Note on Death Sentence Rate

    A Note on Death Sentence Rate
    The DPIC report to be released tomorrow, noted in the previous post, will also make a big deal about the number of death sentences per year being much lower than it was at the peak of 1996.  The regular drumbeat...
  • Dec 17

    Exoneration Inflation, Continued

    Exoneration Inflation, Continued
    Of all the propaganda efforts of the anti-death-penalty movement, the most successful has been the notorious "innocence list," which can be found on the website of the Death Penalty Information Center.  Six years ago, Ward Campbell…
  • Dec 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Accused Killer was on Probation: Authorities report that the Alabama man accused of killing an Auburn University football player over the weekend had a lengthy criminal history, and was on active probation at the time of the murder.  Jay…
Rank this Week: 189

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: 198

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 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…
  • Dec 2

    Massachusetts Drug Violation Applies Only to “Public” Playground

    Massachusetts Drug Violation Applies Only to “Public” Playground
    The Massachusetts controlled substance laws punishes with enhanced penalties those persons who violated the drug laws for the sale or distribution of drugs within 100 feet of a “public park or playground”. This week, the…
  • Nov 1

    Potential for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel When Attorneys Interview Witnesses Alone

    Potential for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel When Attorneys Interview Witnesses Alone
    Many clients, and even attorneys, don't understand the perils of interviewing potential witnesses without the assistance of an investigator. Even when I explain and encourage client to retain the services of an investigator, many of them…
Rank this Week: 209

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 24

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!

    PZ Myers Alleged Rape Victim Speaks Out!
    PZ Myers was accused of rape by a student. Myers claims the rape allegation is false. Yet rather than call the police to perform a rape kit and conduct a thorough investigatin, Myers used his institutional power and privilege to silence the…
  • Nov 22

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List

    The SJW Dangerous Sexual Predator List
    There has been much hemming and hawing online about the IGDA blacklist. Many have misrepreseted my position. They are falsely claiming that I said someone could sue for being blocked on Twitter, or could be sued because they were named as a…
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
  • Dec 11

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision

    Two Views on Second Circuit's Insider Trading Decision
    Here are two (ahem) differing views on yesterday's Second Circuit insider trading decision in United States v. Newman. The Wall Street Journal editorial writers are understandably happy at the ruling and contemptuous of Preet Bharara, dubbing…
  • Dec 10

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability

    Second Circuit Reverses Insider Trading Convictions And Sets New Bar For Tippee Criminal Liability
    The Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Newman is out. The jury instructions were erroneous and the evidence insufficient. The convictions of Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasso are reversed and their cases have been remanded with…
  • Dec 8

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today

    Five Former Madoff Cronies Face Federal Fraud Sentencing Nightmare Today
    The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Matthews has a decent background story (subscription required) here. The Matthews piece contains the U.S. Probation Office's recommended sentences for three of the five defendants. How did this happen,…
Rank this Week: 233

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: 234

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

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

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Dec 11

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.

    My old law firm sues Bill Cosby for libel. With libel, I only defend.
       By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best…
  • Dec 9

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.

    Today is Human Rights Day. Take action daily.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible results…
  • Dec 7

    Eric Garner's death after the police chokehold.

    Eric Garner's death after the police chokehold.
    By Fairfax County/Northern Virginia criminal defense lawyer Jon Katz. Defending DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving, drugs, marijuana/medical marijuana/cultivation, sex cases, felonies and misdemeanors. Fighting relentlessly for the best possible…
Rank this Week: 252

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: 250

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 258

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: 275

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Incriminating nature of Q-tips not apparent

    Incriminating nature of Q-tips not apparent
    Rick Kittel won in State v. Rice, No. 110,396 (Kan. App. Oct. 24, 2014)(unpublished), obtaining a suppression order in a Lyon County drug prosecution.  The case involved the seizure of some Q-tips seen in plain view after officers were…
  • Nov 1

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance

    Defense attorneys must communicate with client regarding continuance
    Michael P. Whalen won in Sola-Morales v. State, No. 104,288 (Kan. Oct. 24, 2014), obtaining an evidentiary hearing with regard to Mr. Sola-Morales' IAC claim.  Specifically, Mr. Sola-Morales claimed that his trial attorney had lied to…
  • Nov 1

    December 2014 KSC docket

    December 2014 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for December 8-12, 2014.  These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
Rank this Week: 295

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

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

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
  • Dec 17

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen

    Legale Nacktaufnahmen von Kindern können Hausdurchsuchung rechtfertigen
    Eine Wohnungsdurchsuchung benötigt lediglich einen Anfangsverdacht. Dieser wird in der Praxis schnell von den Gerichten angenommen. Die Wohnung dient als Rückzugsort des Einzelnen und unterliegt daher dem besonderen Schutz der…
  • Dec 9

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung

    Freispruch für Karl Dall vom Vorwurf der Vergewaltigung
    Der deutsche Komiker wurde bereits am ersten Verhandlungstag freigesprochen. Die Beweislage reichte für eine Verurteilung nicht aus. Der Komiker und Fernsehmoderator Karl Dall stand heute in Zürich wegen des Vorwurfs der…
  • Nov 25

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein

    Gefährliche Körperverletzung durch Notwehr gerechtfertigt – Staatsanwaltschaft legt Berufung ein
    Der Rapper und Jurastudent „Kollegah“ wurde vor wenigen Tagen vom Vorwurf der gefährlichen Körperverletzung (§ 224 StGB) freigesprochen. Das Gericht konnte nicht ausschließen, dass der bekannte Musiker in…
Rank this Week: 301

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: 308

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
  • Dec 12

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence
    This post examines an opinion by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California:  Olney v. Job.com, 2014 WL 5430350.  She began the opinion by explaining that on August 12,…
Rank this Week: 323

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche

    Case o' The Week: Camou no L’Étranger to Cell Phone privacy - Fourth Amendment and Cell Phone Searche
      The risk, for the government, when it “throws it all up against the barn Hon. Judge Harry Pregersonto see what sticks?”   You may draw the wrong barn.   United States v. Camou, 2014 WL 6980135 (9thCir.…
  • Dec 12

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598…

    US v. Camou, No. 12-50598 (12-11-14)(Pregerson with Fisher and Gwinnett, D.J.). A search incident to arrest, ends with the arrest. It can only occur when (1) the search is of the person or immediate vicinity; and (2) be spatially and…
  • Dec 9

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517…

     Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (Sotomayor, J. for a unanimous Court) --- Rule 606(b) of the Federal Rules of Evidence does not permit the introduction of an affidavit from one juror that alleges that another juror lied in response to…
Rank this Week: 319

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 333

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Jackson County, Florida Man with Felony Warrant Captured, Charged with Drug Crime

    Jackson County, Florida Man with Felony Warrant Captured, Charged with Drug Crime
    On Monday, a Marianna, FL man who members of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for was captured after receiving information on where the suspect was located. The suspect, 29-year-old Robert Lee Garrett, had a felony…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Inmate’s Appeal of Life Prison Sentence

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Inmate’s Appeal of Life Prison Sentence
    Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear George Toca’s appeal of a life prison sentence without parole he was given when he was just 17 years old; that was 30 years ago. Toca was found guilty of killing a friend during a botched…
  • Dec 15

    St. Petersburg Police Officer Pulled Over for Running a Red Light, Arrested for DUI

    St. Petersburg Police Officer Pulled Over for Running a Red Light, Arrested for DUI
    On Monday morning, December 15, 51-year-old Allan Charles McTavish was stopped after a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy witnessed McTavish’s Chevrolet HHR run a red light, according to a news article at Tampabay.com. McTavish…
Rank this Week: 348

Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA
    Probably the most important criminal case decided by the Supreme Court this year was Maryland v. King. The Supreme Court upheld the taking of a DNA sample from a person arrested for a felony. It found that the taking of a DNA sample…
Rank this Week: 345

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Dec 15

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card

    Bill Cosby Plays the Race Card
    Let me put my cards on the table. I never did like Bill Cosby, didn’t think he was funny, and wondered why everyone went ga-ga over him, especially Oprah. However, I never dreamt in a million years that he was a long-term sex offender,…
  • Dec 14

    Hollywood’s Take on Divorce

    Hollywood’s Take on Divorce
    Today’s post looks at the lighter side of divorce and separation with a review of my top three “divorce” movies. And the winners are…. 1. The War of the Roses Who can forget the outrageous antics of Michael Douglas…
  • Dec 13

    Attorney Uses Forged Power of Attorney to “Pull the Plug” on Her Wealthy Father

    Attorney Uses Forged Power of Attorney to “Pull the Plug” on Her Wealthy Father
    Elder abuse is a world-wide phenomenon that has only recently received the attention and research dollars that it deserves. For our senior citizens who are victims of caregivers or family members, the emotional and physical damage and…
Rank this Week: 353