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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/
  • Feb 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 13

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
  • Feb 21

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case

    Lifestyle Analysis: Purpose and Process in Divorce Case
    In this video, Tracy Coenen explains the purpose and process behind doing a lifestyle analysis in a divorce case. There are three main reasons why a lifestyle analysis may be done: To determine the amount of money needed to continue living a…
  • Feb 15

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?
    This week an article in the Wall Street Journal explored whether there might be some changes coming for Sarbanes Oxley. With President Trump talking about rolling back regulations, business groups that want Sarbanes Oxley softened may get…
  • Feb 9

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda
    No group of people, no matter how poor, are immune to the predatory practices of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies.  These companies are nothing but glorified pyramid schemes, causing financial losses for more than 99% who get…
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/
  • Feb 24

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999
    2-24-17 Missouri: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers are willing to pay a bit more for another batch of fixer-uppers. The Land Bank…
  • Feb 24

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry
    2-24-17 North Carolina: GREENSBORO, NC – Ask a room full of people about revenge porn and they may have an inkling of what the law says. Ask a room full of teenagers and they may not know anything about it. WHAT IS REVENGE PORN? In…
  • Feb 24

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester
    See original story of murder2-24-17 Louisiana: A Baton Rouge state judge set a July 24 trial date Friday for a Walker man and his 19-year-old fiancee in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester. Jace Crehan, 23, and…
Rank this Week: 24

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 36

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Shirts And Skin

    Shirts And Skin
    The “free the nipple” movement is one that a very diverse group of people can support. Some for the right reason. Some for their own reasons. For obvious reasons, you pigs. This is not, as some might surmise, about women whose…
  • Feb 26

    Can Diversity Of Thought Co-Exist With Diversity?

    Can Diversity Of Thought Co-Exist With Diversity?
    At Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett writes of a letter sent to the American Association of Law Schools to express the disappointment of conservative and libertarian academics with their being no room at the Inn for them. It’s orthodoxy…
  • Feb 25

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test

    An (Undocumented) Immigrant’s Litmus Test
    Let’s say I wasn’t a lawyer, but I really wanted to be. I couldn’t go to law school, couldn’t afford to squander three years of my life or the tuition. But I cared deeply about helping people and felt I could be a…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Feb 23

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime

    Priorities, CPS reform and crime
    This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is…
  • Feb 22

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)

    Texas innocence compensation still looks pretty good (compared to Kansas)
    Nice to see that Texas' compensation statute for exonerees remains an aspirational standard for other states. The Kansas Legislature is considering a bill setting compensation levels at $80,000 per year, following Texas' example. A newspaper…
  • Feb 21

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost

    Reduce technical revocations to cut prison admissions, cost
    Let's delve further into the Government Effectiveness and Efficiency Report prepared biennially by the Legislative Budget Board, in particular on the topic of "Estimated net costs of technical revocations from community supervision and…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Feb 21

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction
    Fingerprint Evidence It is common for client’s to ask me about fingerprint evidence. I am often asked the following questions: Will the prosecution test evidence for fingerprints? What if my prints are on the item? Should we get out own…
  • Jan 31

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC
    Massachusetts Drub Lab Scandal The floodgates are now open to around 20,000 (twenty thousand) defendants whose convictions may have been tainted by Annie Dookhan’s corrupt, callous and criminal misconduct. On January 18, 2017 the…
  • Jan 17

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction
    Open and Gross Lewdness Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in Massachusetts is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 16. To convict someone of this crime the prosecuting attorney must prove the element of shock or alarm. This…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 57

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 76

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Feb 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 344 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 117 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
  • Feb 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 463 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
Rank this Week: 80

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: 86

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes at Drive Thru in Falmouth

    Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes at Drive Thru in Falmouth
    When people are drunk, they often end up eating a lot more food than they should.  This is the reason that food trucks make so much money when they set up outside bars in Boston, for example.  However, it is obviously very dangerous…
  • Feb 23

    MADD Says 75 Percent of Drunk Drivers Continue to Drive on Suspended License

    MADD Says 75 Percent of Drunk Drivers Continue to Drive on Suspended License
    When we hear about cases where a person is arrested for their fifth, sixth or even ninth drunk driving offense, there is a very high chance that the defendant did not possess a valid license to drive at the time of his or her most recent…
  • Feb 20

    Tortilla Chip Bag Designed to Prevent Drunk Driving Accident

    Tortilla Chip Bag Designed to Prevent Drunk Driving Accident
    Each year, scientists are working on ways to prevent drunk driving.  It’s a serious problem that has resulted in thousands of lives lost every year.  According to a report from ABC News, a major manufacturer of…
Rank this Week: 91

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 105

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 116

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • Feb 15

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor

    Dangerous Truck Driving Contributor
    Whether you’re driving to work, taking the kids to school, or running a few errands; chances are you’re commuting on a busy highway to reach your destination. Motorists put themselves behind the wheel each day and must watch out…
  • Jan 11

    Do You Have a Case?

    Do You Have a Case?
    Picture yourself walking into work one morning just like any other start to your day. As you enter the premises of the building you slip and fall in a wet puddle and hit your head on the hard ground, resulting in a brain injury and other…
  • Dec 27

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!

    Jessica Wilson is the 2015-2016 Law Offices of David Michael Cantor Scholarship winner!
    The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor 2015-2016 scholarship contest ended on November 30, 2016. The essays subject title was “The necessity and value of the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt in the criminal justice…
Rank this Week: 138

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017

    DIARY OF A MAD PRESIDENT 2 25 2017
    Dear Diary...It's been a good week. An amazing week. No one has ever seen a week like this in the presidency. BUT...there are some nagging little things I need to take care of next week. First, fire this National Security Advisor guy. He…
  • Feb 24

    JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED

    JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED
    Judge Soto was re-elected this week by her colleagues to serve as head-honcho for a third term.She ran unopposed.The White House had this to say:"While we congratulate Judge Soto on being reelected as chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit…
  • Feb 23

    STATE ATTORNEY INVESTITURE TODAY!

    STATE ATTORNEY INVESTITURE TODAY!
    It's not a Trump-ian inauguration, and we are sure that Kathy Fernandez-Rundle will not obsess over the size of the turnout, but today is the swearing in of our State Attorney, and all of her assistant state attorneys. So if you want to…
Rank this Week: 146

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 141

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: 145

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/
  • Feb 24

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck

    Injury crash eastbound I86 at milepost 58, near Chubbuck
    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…
  • Feb 24

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System

    Update to the Idaho Amber Alert Notification System
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE ISP Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Meridian, ID…
  • Feb 24

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30

    Treacherous Driving Conditions on US30
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID 83338-5904 (208) 324-6000 Fax (208) 324-7897 For Immediate Release: 2/24/2017 5:03 a.m. Please direct questions to the District Office Winter weather…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 152

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
  • Jul 9

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography

    Va. police may seek to photograph erection of teenage boy accused of manufacturing child pornography
    The Washington Post reports that police in Manassas, Virginia may seek to photograph the erection of a teenage boy accused of possession and manufacturing child pornography. The teenager sent a video of himself to his girlfriend, and her…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
  • Jun 26

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California

    Initial Reactions to Riley v. California
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to searching the cell phones of the people they arrest in Riley v. California. In an opinion widely heralded as a resounding victory for privacy in the…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Feb 22

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game

    Baseball Is The Perfect Game
    My heart skips a beat every time I enter a ballpark and see the perfect symmetry of the infield diamond enveloped by the wide swath of green outfield grass.  I love the meandering pace of the game, the sport's connection to its own…
  • Feb 21

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!

    Resist Trump -- Play Ball!
    As the talking orange turd that lurks in the White House seeks to delegitimize truth, justice and the American Way, it is critical that we #resist by protesting, mobilizing and organizing.  We must insist on truth and push…
  • Feb 10

    Lawyer Up

    Lawyer Up
    In Shakespeare's Henry VI, when the rogue, Dick the Butcher says, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," what he is suggesting is not that lawyers are corrupt scoundrels that must be done away with.  Rather, Butcher,…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 186

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: 178

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: 173

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

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

    No Bail for Paquin

    No Bail for Paquin
    The Eagle Tribune reports that defrocked and formerly jailed ex-priest Ronald Paquin, who was assigned to parishes in Haverhill and Methuen, will be held without bail on a fugitive from justice charge until late next week. Paquin, 74, was…
  • Feb 11

    Former Mass. Priest Faces New Abuse Charges in Maine

    Former Mass. Priest Faces New Abuse Charges in Maine
    The Salem News reports that a former Catholic priest who was at the center of the Boston Archdiocese sex scandal in 2002 is facing new charges of sexual abuse in Maine that date back to the 1980s. On Monday, a grand jury in Maine indicted…
  • Jan 27

    Dupre, Indicted Bishop, Die

    Dupre, Indicted Bishop, Die
    Former Bishop Thomas Dupre, the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States to be indicted on a sexual-abuse claim during the flood of abuse accusations against church officials, has died. He was 83, the Diocese of Springfield…
Rank this Week: 205

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
Rank this Week: 203

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Are Sex Crimes Misdemeanors or Felonies?

    Are Sex Crimes Misdemeanors or Felonies?
    If you have been charged with a crime alleging some kind of sexual offense, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony. There are many factors that go into determining which type of crime it is, because there are some crimes that could be a…
  • Feb 10

    A Witnesses' Self-Incrimination Right

    A Witnesses' Self-Incrimination Right
    You have a right to not be forced to say something that could incriminate yourself for a crime. This is your right against self-incrimination, and is one of the biggest, but also one of the most confusing, parts of the Fifth Amendment. One of…
  • Feb 9

    The Right Against Self-Incrimination and Why We Have It

    The Right Against Self-Incrimination and Why We Have It
    If you're being investigated for a crime in the state of Maine, the Constitution of the United States gives you some additional rights. One of these is in the Fifth Amendment, and protects you from being forced to incriminate…
Rank this Week: 215

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base DUI?
    Jurisdiction over DUI charges at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be military, civilian or both. When both entities file charges, they often coordinate to determine which will prosecute the offense criminally. An offender cannot be tried…
  • Mar 24

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court

    A Quick View From The Dayton Municipal Court
    A quick vlog showing you the view from the Dayton Municipal Court. If you are accused of a DUI/OVI offense, your case will be heard on the third or fourth floor. If you need an attorney anywhere in the Miami Valley, give me a call at (937)…
  • Mar 23

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
    Whenever you see the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" commercials on television, police officers are out in force looking for impaired drivers. Each year, GHSA's member State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) team up with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 226

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent

    Virginia criminal defense – Beware dealing with probation agent
    Being convicted of a crime is no picnic. When a probation agent is involved, the picnic can seem to gather even more red ants. Talk about potential and actual sentencing with criminal defendants often focuses so much on the length of active…
  • Feb 25

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie

    In criminal defense, take nothing for granted & seize the opportunitie
    Many criminal & DWI defendants at first may feel like they have been thrown to the lions. Beyond the veneer of smiling prosecutors, police and judges in the courthouse, is a criminal justice system ready to eat alive those who go to court…
  • Feb 24

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were

    With Trump, Colorado & Washington may become less the marijuana paradises they were
    With Trump as president, Colorado and Washington state may become less the marijuana paradises they were, Yesterday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer informed the press of possible increased federal enforcement in the states, of the…
Rank this Week: 244

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Ohio Police Become Certified in Use of Force

    Ohio Police Become Certified in Use of Force
    Between 2014 and 2016, the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, commissioned by Gov. John Kasich in 2014, developed new standards for when the police may use force during interactions with civilians. The board also defined when…
  • Feb 15

    Annie’s Law Targets Drunk Driver

    Annie’s Law Targets Drunk Driver
    Ohio is taking great strides this year to reduce the number of drunk drivers on its roads. The Ohio legislature passed House Bill 388 in December and it was signed into law by Gov. Kasich shortly after. Known as “Annie’s…
  • Jan 20

    Prosecutor Must Prove Actual Weight of Drugs, Not Filler

    Prosecutor Must Prove Actual Weight of Drugs, Not Filler
    When you are arrested for possessing, manufacturing, or selling drugs, the level of the offense depends on the type and amount of the drug based on weight. The weight of the drug you are accused of having is very important to your case. An…
Rank this Week: 239

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 277

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    State Legislative DP Note

    State Legislative DP Note
    There are legislative happenings in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Iowa on the death penalty.In Florida, it seems that they are barrelling down the road to a single-juror veto law, and nobody is even raising the alternative of a true…
  • Feb 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    9 Refugees Arrested In Austria Gang-Rape:  Nine asylum-seeking refugees have been arrested and charged in connection with the New-Years gang-rape of a 28-year-old teacher.  Jon Lockett at The Sun reports that the victim was visiting…
  • Feb 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Seven Murders in Chicago on Wednesday:  Chicago set a one day murder record for the year Wednesday with seven shooting deaths.  The Sun Times reports that this makes 92 murders so far in 2017, with 400 people injured since since...
Rank this Week: 260

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Feb 23

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?

    What Is a Ponzi Scheme?
    Investopedia defines a “Ponzi scheme” as a “fraudulent investment scam” that promises high rates of return. The scheme is built on the premise that the investments of original investors can be used to generate new…
  • Feb 20

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity

    Sentencing Disparity in Federal Cases Borders on Insanity
    Sentencing disparity in child pornography cases is an infectious virus undermining the integrity of the federal judiciary. We discussed this problem as far back as 2010. The problem has gotten worse.   This horrific federal sentencing…
  • Feb 19

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud

    Case Illustrates Reality of Non-Citizen Voter Fraud
    President Donald Trump has at every opportunity falsely stated that anywhere from three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential election. Neither he nor anyone else in his administration has provided the public, any…
Rank this Week: 254

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/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 263

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 256

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Feb 6

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)

    How to Beat an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge (PC 245)
    Assault with a deadly weapon is one of the most serious crimes in California. Under California Penal Code Section 245, you could face up to four years in jail and $10,000 in fines if you are convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon.…
  • Feb 1

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?

    Should There Be a Hate Crime Offenders Registry?
    Hate crimes have recently become a persistent issue across the country. As the number of crimes based on race, religion and sexual orientation rises, many minorities are feeling unsafe in their homes and communities. To combat this growing…
  • Jan 18

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life

    6 Proposed California Criminal Laws That Could Change Your Life
    The 2017 legislative session is underway and California lawmakers have introduced a flurry of proposed laws. Many of the proposed laws could have a major impact on the California criminal justice system and how certain crimes are punished.…
Rank this Week: 266

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

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

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

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

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)

    Siler v. 146 Montague Assocs. (supra)
    Page 127 683 N.Y.S.2d 127 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 12,018 Benita Nicasio MORALES, Respondent, v. COUNTY OF NASSAU, Appellant. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department. Dec. 31, 1998. Page 128 Devitt, Spellman, Barrett, Callahan, Leyden…
Rank this Week: 253

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 293