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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/
  • Aug 4

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 4

    1991 and the Racial Justice Act

    1991 and the Racial Justice Act
    Continuing from the last post on the battle between Joe Biden and Pres. H.W. Bush, with each claiming to be tougher on Crime: There was one voice of reason at the hearing: Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio. Here's what he said about why the…
  • Aug 4

    Joe Biden 's One Man Crime Band

    Joe Biden 's One Man Crime Band
    Joe Biden, the "Band of One" needs watching. Last night I was reading a speech he gave on the Senate Floor in 1991, in which he claimed Pres. Bush wasn't tough enough on crime and his crime bill was tougher than Bush's. The cite is 137…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Warehouse Lending Fraud Results in Guilty Plea

    Warehouse Lending Fraud Results in Guilty Plea
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brady Bunte, the former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Kentucky in a warehouse lending fraud.  Bunte devised a…
  • Aug 4

    Mortgage Fraud Sentencing for New Jersey Family

    Mortgage Fraud Sentencing for New Jersey Family
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Christopher Colatrella, 43, Wall Township, New Jersey was sentenced to 5 years in state prison after pleading guilty to 2nd Degree Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity (Money Laundering) related to an…
  • Aug 4

    Retrial in Las Vegas Results in Mortgage Fraud Conviction

    Retrial in Las Vegas Results in Mortgage Fraud Conviction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brett Depue, 42, Gilbert, Arizona, was convicted following a four-day jury trial, and 1½ days of deliberations, of one count of conspiracy to commit mail, bank and wire fraud, and seven counts wire fraud in…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    How was your 4th?

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

    FL - American Horror

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

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
Rank this Week: 6

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 18

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
  • Aug 3

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style
    Remember our favorite serial scammer, MckMama?  Well, the infamous Jennifer McKinney is back and is scamming the sheeple again. (Who am I kidding? She never STOPPED scamming businesses and consumers.) We’ve talked here at length…
  • Jul 22

    Signs That a Company Has Been Ripped Off

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

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support

    Taxability of Alimony and Child Support
    Tracy Coenen talks about the taxability of alimony versus child support, including a brief discussion of the IRS rules.
Rank this Week: 20

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Toms River Woman Accused Of Trying To Frame Husband With Lewd Photos Of Children

    Toms River Woman Accused Of Trying To Frame Husband With Lewd Photos Of Children
    8-4-15 New Jersey: TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Toms River, New Jersey woman has been on charges that she took lewd photographs of children in an attempt to frame her husband. The Asbury Park Press reports that 35-year-old Jeana…
  • Aug 4

    Protecting Our Children from Sex Offender

    Protecting Our Children from Sex Offender
    Besides the fact that we see a group opting for useless laws (residency laws have no recognized public safety value they are feel good laws) there is something of value in this article. Thousands of Level 1 offenders will be removed from the…
  • Aug 4

    Gregory, Stern Call on State to Allow Counties to Restrict Residency of Sex Offender

    Gregory, Stern Call on State to Allow Counties to Restrict Residency of Sex Offender
    Here we go again, a group of officials who feel they aren't getting enough attention, so they propose laws that there is no proof that accomplish anything. Residency laws provide jobs for folks and do nothing more; why waste taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • Aug 4

    Donald Trump is Wrong About Waterboarding – and He Isn’t Alone

    Donald Trump is Wrong About Waterboarding – and He Isn’t Alone
    On Sunday, ABC News asked Donald Trump whether, if elected president, he would authorize waterboarding and other forms of torture. His response? “When you see the other side chopping off heads, waterboarding doesn’t sound very…
  • Aug 3

    Chad and the Arc of Justice: The Trial of Hissène Habré

    Chad and the Arc of Justice: The Trial of Hissène Habré
    By Sarah Milburn and Gladys Melo-Pinzon  Something remarkable began in Senegal on Monday a week ago. An African court in one country is trying the former head of state of another country, bringing badly-needed support to the…
  • Jul 29

    Nigerian President’s Harmful Misunderstanding of U.S. Human Rights Restriction

    Nigerian President’s Harmful Misunderstanding of U.S. Human Rights Restriction
    By Nate Smith Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited Washington, DC recently, soliciting U.S. support for his country’s struggle against the armed group known as Boko Haram. The struggle is a mighty one. As Amnesty…
Rank this Week: 26

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 28

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 4

    Reinvent Law, Due Process on Campus Edition

    Reinvent Law, Due Process on Campus Edition
    Reinventing law is all the rage, with those who see money to be made promoting the idea that roadblocks like the Unauthorized Practice of Law are sapping their potential profits.  They hate that. But there is a far more nefarious effort…
  • Aug 4

    Class of 2015, Internet School of Law

    Class of 2015, Internet School of Law
    Via Ex-Cop Lawyer, a video of traffic stops and police encounters gone stupid. No, this isn’t to say that the police officers’ handling was laudable, but that there are a great many people who are ridiculously obstinate in their…
  • Aug 3

    Lewinski, The First Rule’s Best Friend

    Lewinski, The First Rule’s Best Friend
    In the New York Times, Matt Apuzzo profiles one of the most dangerous men in law enforcement. And he’s not even a cop.  His name is William J. Lewinski, and for $1000 an hour, he will explain why every person killed by a cop was a…
Rank this Week: 35

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: 39

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: 50

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy

    Passionate first Lege hearing on Sandra Bland tragedy
    Last night's Texas House County Affairs Committee hearing on the Sandra Bland episode sounds like it included some dramatic moments and received significant press coverage. (Grits was driving home from Lubbock and couldn't go.) Certainly, it…
  • Jul 30

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel

    Waller Co. DA sets up Sandra Bland investigative panel
    In an apparent effort to provide independent review of the death of Sandra Bland, Waller County DA Elton Mathis has established a panel of volunteer lawyers to investigate the case.According to Texas Lawyer, the panel of four attorneys only…
  • Jul 28

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'

    A suggestion for 'The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act'
    This morning, I received a text from the missus* who suggested that, in 2017, reprised legislation to limit police arresting motorists for Class C misdemeanors should be titled, "The Sandra Bland Drivers' Rights Act." Clever gal. Bud Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 62

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

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

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 77

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: 95

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: 99

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: 105

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/
  • Aug 4

    **Update***Two-vehicle, injury crash on SH-52 in Gem County

    **Update***Two-vehicle, injury crash on SH-52 in Gem 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.,…
  • Aug 4

    *Final Update * ISP Investigating A Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall

    *Final Update * ISP Investigating A Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 4

    Crash on I-84 East of Boise Sends Three to the Hospital.

    Crash on I-84 East of Boise Sends Three to the Hospital.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 107

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    No Wilmer, No Cry

    No Wilmer, No Cry
    There is crying in baseball, especially when it involves the Mets. Wilmer Flores, the Mets' promising young infielder, who has been with the organization for seven years (since he was 16 years old), received a standing ovation after grounding…
  • Jul 27

    Trump: Rising From The GOP's Ashe

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

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away

    Not So Amazing: A Promising Season Fritters Away
    Now batting . . . John Mayberry, Mayberry, Mayberry.Met fans are accustomed to frustration and despair.  We are all too familiar with badly flawed teams, uninspiring play, inexplicable trades, underachieving acquisitions,…
Rank this Week: 122

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Aug 4

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative

    How to Argue with a Cuckservative
    Ever since I started making fun of cuckservatives (conservatives who enjoy watching their friends get screwed over by the left), the attacks have come. The attacks are not from social justice warriors (my usual adversaries). No, I've been…
  • Jul 31

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist

    What It's Like Meeting a Woman Who Doesn't Exist
    For years I read a blog by Vox Day, but to be honest, I had my concerns about the man. I thought it was weird that he pretended to have an attractive wife. Why do this? John Scalzi, one of Vox Day's haters, had convinced me and others that…
  • Jul 27

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?

    Why Does the Word "Cuckservative" Trigger Conservative Men?
    There's a riot in the right, and rather than ask people what's wrong, conservatives are throwing around lies and labels. Conservatives (the cuckservative) who obviously knew of our existence and yet never reached out to support us when Gawker…
Rank this Week: 145

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 148

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/
  • Aug 4

    Mazza, Lederman & Johnson on Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law

    Mazza, Lederman & Johnson on Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law
    Stephen W. Mazza , Leandra Lederman and Steve R. Johnson (University of Kansas - School of Law , Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Florida State University - College of Law) have posted Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law:...
  • Aug 4

    Hopwood on Mass Incarceration and Failure to Fix Sentencing Mistake

    Hopwood on Mass Incarceration and Failure to Fix Sentencing Mistake
    Shon Hopwood has posted Preface for: Failing to Fix Sentencing Mistakes: How the System of Mass Incarceration May Have Hardened the Hearts of the Federal Judiciary (Georgetown Law Journal, Forthcoming, 43 Geo. L.J. Ann. Rev. Crim. Proc. iii…
  • Aug 4

    Lippke on Attempts and Renunciation

    Lippke on Attempts and Renunciation
    Richard L. Lippke (Indiana University) has posted Attempts and Renunciations (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 12 (2015): 615-31) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Sometimes individuals come very close to acting on criminal intentions only to…
Rank this Week: 155

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Jul 30

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation

    2015.69: The Montgomery County Online-Solicitation Litigation
    Yesterday Kelly Case, Judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas, found the remainder of Section 33.021 of the Texas Penal Code unconstitutional, and dismissed the case against a defendant charged with that crime.1 Scared…
  • Jul 30

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap

    2015.68: A Texas Online-Solicitation Law Roadmap
    Here’s a quick summary (more than a soundbite, less than a brief) of the status of the remains of Texas’s online-solicitation-of-a-minor statute. The statute forbids adults soliciting people whom they believe are minors to have…
  • Jul 18

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex

    2015.67: Texas Legislature Outlaws Sex
    From Texas Penal Code Section 43.021, effective September 1: (a) A person commits an offense if, in return for receipt of a fee, the person knowingly: (1) offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages in sexual conduct; or (2) ……
Rank this Week: 164

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    Council on Sexual Assault Re-Launched

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

    Mass. Man Arrested in New York for Rape

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

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse

    Former Prep Student Alleges Abuse
    A former student at a Massachusetts preparatory school has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by a faculty member while on athletic trips to Connecticut in the 1980s. The former Deerfield Academy student names the school…
Rank this Week: 169

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 4

    Seventh Circuit authorizes successive 2255 attack on ACCA sentence based on Johnson

    Seventh Circuit authorizes successive 2255 attack on ACCA sentence based on Johnson
    A helpful reader altered me to a significant post-Johnson ruling today by the Seventh Circuit in Price v. US, No. 15-2527 (7th Cir. Aug. 4, 2015) (available here). Price, which some ACCA prisoners may come to consider priceless, authorizes…
  • Aug 4

    Urging Prez Obama to appoint a "new, visionary Bureau of Prisons head"

    Urging Prez Obama to appoint a "new, visionary Bureau of Prisons head"
    Three notable law professors, Robert Ferguson, Judith Resnik and Margo Schlanger, have come together to make this effective pitch in the Washington Post for Prez Obama to make one key appointment in his effort to reform the federal criminal…
  • Aug 4

    "Drone drops drugs, tobacco in Mansfield prison yard, spurs fight"

    "Drone drops drugs, tobacco in Mansfield prison yard, spurs fight"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new article from my own Columbus Dispatch. Here are the (serious and amusing) details: A drone deposited a package containing drugs and tobacco at the Mansfield Correctional Institution last…
Rank this Week: 177

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    .....AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR DISQUALIFIED CANDIDATES

    .....AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR DISQUALIFIED CANDIDATES
    Ben Carson has joined the ranks of the disqualified.  This retired neurosurgeon (He actually was a great surgeon, having been the first to (successfully) separate twins conjoined at the head.), turned politician and right wing…
  • Aug 4

    THE PROBATION TRAP

    THE PROBATION TRAP
    We walked the empty hallways of the REGJB Monday, our Allen Edmonds (rubber soles) echoing off of near empty floors. Our tailor made Sam's Suit (from Hong Kong-tell Manu we sent you) flapping in the empty breeze. Our Judges are at a very…
  • Aug 1

    JUDGE THOMAS "TAM" WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY

    JUDGE THOMAS "TAM" WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:JUDGE THOMAS "TAM" WILSON HAS PASSED AWAY .........Thomas "Tam" S. Wilson, Jr. was born in Oregon in 1945. He studied at a small private college in Pennsylvania, and did a stint in the Navy, before attending UM…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 199

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
Rank this Week: 201

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 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
  • Jul 1

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case

    Massachusetts Supreme Court Announces ‘Parental Privilege’ in Child Spanking Case
    In a recent appeal from the defendant’s conviction for assault & battery for spanking his child, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the father should have been permitted to assert at trial the ‘parental…
Rank this Week: 204

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Suspect in Killing of Memphis Officer Charged with Murder:  The man accused of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer over the weekend turned himself in on Monday, and has been charged with murder and is being held under $9...
  • Aug 4

    A Debate Disappointment

    A Debate Disappointment
    This blog is about crime and not politics, but the next presidential election will have a huge effect on the direction of the Supreme Court and therefore on criminal law, so we have to pay attention to it....
  • Aug 3

    When the Defense Is Correct

    When the Defense Is Correct
    This last July saw a "Blue Moon," i.e., two full moons in a month.This happens as often as my agreement with the defense in a criminal case.  So I guess it's fitting that I agree with it in this one,...
Rank this Week: 216

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    What are my Options After a Conviction?

    What are my Options After a Conviction?
    Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not mean that you have lost your case entirely. There is a Post Conviction Issues/Appeals process that seeks to overturn your conviction or modify the terms of a sentence. If you have lost…
  • Jan 29

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol

    Super Bowl 49 Arizona – DUI & Alcohol Patrol
    Super Bowl 49 is here and will be player February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. If you do go to the game or are partying in downtown Phoenix this weekend at the Super Bowl Central please don’t drive if you have been drinking. The Phoenix,…
  • Jan 28

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49

    Ticket Scalping Laws in Arizona – Super Bowl 49
    Super Bowl 49 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Glendale is located on the west side of the Phoenix-metro area. The Super Bowl has long been one of the most popular sporting events in the world for many years.…
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Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
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Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Covers criminal law issues. By C. Zadik Shapiro.

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR OFFICER ENTERING RESIDENCE

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

    THE SUPREME COURT AND DNA

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

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year

    Extortion and Nude Photos Send Ex-Husband to Jail for Twelve Year
    How would you like to marry a billionaire’s daughter? James Casbolt from Cornwall, England made an internet connection in 2009 with Haley Meijer, daughter of American billionaire, Hank Meijer, owner and CEO of a retail conglomerate with…
  • Jul 29

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy

    First Cyberstalking, Then Murder, in Family Law Tragedy
    In a divorce tragedy akin to Shakespeare’s “MacBeth”, Delaware mother Christine Belford, age 39, was murdered by her father-in-law in February 2013 after years of litigation involving child abduction, allegations of mental…
  • Jul 24

    Judges’ Orders Place Limitations on Defendants’ Sex Live

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

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Alabama U.S. Postal Workers Facing Drug Distribution Charge

    Alabama U.S. Postal Workers Facing Drug Distribution Charge
    Recently, four individuals were arrested in connection with distribution of drugs (namely marijuana) in Alabama. The four individuals are employees of the U.S. Postal Service, and work at three different facilities in Tuscaloosa County. All…
  • Aug 3

    Oregon Man Arrested on DUI, Firearms Charge

    Oregon Man Arrested on DUI, Firearms Charge
    On Saturday evening, a 36-year-old Portland man was pulled over after he almost struck a police car in the SUV he was driving, according to a recent article at KGW.com. Sabahudin Nuhanovic was driving his SUV in the area of Southeast Powell…
  • Jul 31

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute

    Wilson Township Man Faces Several Criminal Charges Following Domestic Dispute
    Recently, 51-year-old Richard France was arrested on several weapons and other charges after he attempted to shoot out the tires of a vehicle containing two passengers during a domestic assault. According to a news report at Up North Live,…
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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/
  • Jul 26

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.

    Don't let the opponent break your spirit.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.   One day in summer…
  • Jul 23

    Answering police questions of course leads to more questions.

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

    A magical evening with Neil Young.

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

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 22

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

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

    7th Circuit Overturns Rod Blagojevich Conviction

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

    New Article Regarding How We Define White Collar Crime

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

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

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

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

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

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

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

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 4

    Page Pate comments on possible federal criminal charges for dentist who shot African lion

    Page Pate comments on possible federal criminal charges for dentist who shot African lion
    Attorney Page Pate, who has handled other Lacey Act cases, spoke with the Miami Herald about the possible federal criminal charges facing American dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, for shooting Zimbabwe’s… read more → The post…
  • Aug 3

    Gun Range Ban on Muslims is Illegal

    Gun Range Ban on Muslims is Illegal
    Federal defense attorney and constitutional law expert Page Pate joins Fox Business Intelligence Report with Trish Regan to discuss Jan Morgan’s ban of all Muslims from her gun range in… read more → The post Gun Range Ban on…
  • Aug 3

    Murder Charge in Road Rage Incident

    Murder Charge in Road Rage Incident
    Attorney Page Pate joins CNN to discuss the recent Florida road rage incident that led to murder charges for Robert Doyle. Page explained the defenses Doyle may have, including “Stand… read more → The post Murder Charge in…
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Gabriel Dorman Blog

Gabriel Dorman Blog

Covers criminal laws and cases.

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

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense

    Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defense
    Today’s Huntington Beach DUI Lawyer Defenses is about the breath tests and the many physiological factors that can affect their accuracy. A breath test is, without a doubt, the most defensible of all the DUI chemical tests. The most…
  • Apr 4

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI

    Driver Arrested In Fatal Drug DUI
    Today’s Orange County DUI Lawyer News involves another fatal DUI crash and the arrest of the driver for a drug DUI. According to The Orange County Register, a Garden Grove man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of felony driving…
  • Apr 3

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result

    Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Case Result
    Los Angeles Superior Court – El Monte Courthouse CHARGE: 1st DUI with enhancement for refusing to submit to a chemical test. FACTS: Client was arrested for a DUI after getting involved in a traffic collision. Client did not speak or…
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Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
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