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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/
  • May 28

    Thursday Open Thread: Aspen Bound

    Thursday Open Thread: Aspen Bound
    I'm off to NORML's annual Aspen legal conference. My talk this year: "Getting High With Someone Who Dies: Defending Drug Users Charged With Complicity and Enhanced Penalties in Drug Overdose Cases." Here's the entire agenda, it's a... [[ This…
  • May 27

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    My blogging is light because I'm just finishing watching the last 24 episodes of Cartel de los Sapos (First Season.) In between episodes, I read about the real life persons the charaters are portraying, to see how closely the show follows…
  • May 27

    Soccer Officials Face U.S. Indictment and Extradition

    Soccer Officials Face U.S. Indictment and Extradition
    Swiss police have arrested several FIFA officials and sports marketing executives on a U.S. grand jury indictment alleging corruption and bribery related charges. They will be extradited the the U.S. to face trial. The head honcho, Sepp…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • May 28

    Former Short Sale Specialist Convicted of Mortgage and Tax Fraud

    Former Short Sale Specialist Convicted of Mortgage and Tax Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Charise Stone, 46, Ashburn, Virginia resident was convicted by a federal jury on 13 charges related to mortgage fraud, passing fictitious financial instruments, and tax fraud. The defendant was indicted on April 15, 2014.…
  • May 27

    Judge Hands Down 30 Year Prison Sentence to Leader of Mortgage and Investment Fraud Scheme

    Judge Hands Down 30 Year Prison Sentence to Leader of Mortgage and Investment Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. James Tyson, Jr., 34, Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen to 30 years in prison, Carrie Tyson, 61, Winterville, North Carolina, was sentenced to 18 years in prison,…
  • May 26

    It’s Prison Time for Man Who Ran $4M Loan Fraud Scheme

    It’s Prison Time for Man Who Ran $4M Loan Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Julian Martin Gaspar Vazquez, 52, of Mexico was sentenced on May 22, 2015, by United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas, to forty-one months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release for…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    MO - My story Failure to register

    MO - My story Failure to register
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By SD: In the State of Missouri those that predate January 1 1995 are not required to register under State law due to the States…
  • May 29

    Child custody brings new charge

    Child custody brings new charge
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Rail Roaded: I have a sex assault conviction in 1994 for pinching a nine year old girl inappropriately. Yes, I was messed up and high and…
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • May 29

    Hord case cited in state audit

    Hord case cited in state audit
    5-29-15 Tennessee: The office of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin Wilson has released its reports of cash shortages, caused by theft, fraud or other problems in local government. One report covers county governments, while the…
  • May 28

    This woman is trying to stop juvenile sex offenders — by helping them

    This woman is trying to stop juvenile sex offenders — by helping them
    5-28-15 National: Elizabeth Letourneau is one of the country's leading experts on sex crime — why it happens and whether there are better ways to stop it. She focuses in particular on juvenile sex offenders: people who commit a sex crime…
  • May 27

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender

    State drops charges against Hampden woman accused of running over sex offender
    5-27-15 Maine: NOBLEBORO, Maine — All charges were dropped May 12 against a Hampden woman who was arrested in March for allegedly running over her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender, with a car after she caught him allegedly attempting to…
Rank this Week: 20

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: 24

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • May 29

    An Ounce of Prevention

    An Ounce of Prevention
    If you haven’t heard by now, internal fraud is expensive, costing companies an average of 6 percent of revenues each year. Employees are in an excellent position to steal the company blind. Particularly for those in upper management,…
  • May 25

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case

    Lifestyle Analysis in Family Law Case
    This article was originally printed in the ABA Section of Family Law eNewsletter, November 2011. One of the chief concerns in a divorce or child custody case is identifying the true income of one or both of the parties. It is not unusual for…
  • May 21

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
Rank this Week: 30

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
  • May 29

    VICTORY: You Took a Stand. Now Moses Akatugba Will Walk Free!

    VICTORY: You Took a Stand. Now Moses Akatugba Will Walk Free!
    Yesterday, Amnesty International activists put renewed pressure on the governor of Delta State to free Moses before the governor's term ends. We learned yesterday afternoon that Moses was granted a full pardon.
  • May 28

    Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?

    Why are the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar?
    In the past three years, tens of thousands of Rohingya have boarded ships to flee abroad, to escape persecution in Myanmar. However, the issues they face are not new.
  • May 28

    Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques Convicted for Writing a Book

    Angola: Journalist Rafael Marques Convicted for Writing a Book
    There is a short distance between freedom and conviction in Angola. For journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais, it was one week.
Rank this Week: 31

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 29

    Orange County District Attorney’s Office Tossed Off Murder Case

    Orange County District Attorney’s Office Tossed Off Murder Case
    Scott Sanders was just doing his job, as the Santa Ana assistant public defender representing accused mass murderer Scott Dekraai before Judge Thomas Goethals. But what he found not only compelled the judge to throw the entire friggin’…
  • May 29

    FIFA And The Long Arm Of The Law

    FIFA And The Long Arm Of The Law
    Unlike David Post, I’m a real American and couldn’t care less about soccer. Sure, I joined my high school’s inaugural junior varsity soccer team, but quit after a few weeks. Kicking was fun, but who knew there would be…
  • May 28

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?

    Because They All Look Alike, Right?
    Reading the Second Circuit’s affirmance of District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s suppression ruling in United States v. Watson, my initial thought was that it was a shame that Judge Barrington Parker wasn’t on…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 49

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: 65

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • May 29

    DOJ civil rights chief shaped by landmark TX litigation

    DOJ civil rights chief shaped by landmark TX litigation
    In the course of twenty years in Texas' criminal-justice reform movement, Grits has enjoyed the good fortune to work with a bevy of amazing women and, for whatever reason, only a handful of men operating at the same, high levels who for the…
  • May 28

    Forensic error roundup

    Forensic error roundup
    A few more tidbits on forensic science reform, Texas' junk science writ, new legislation clarifying its meaning, and the upcoming oral arguments next week rehearing Ex Parte Robbins.Maurice Chammah of the Marshall Project wrote a story about…
  • May 28

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?

    Who killed Texas' 'ban-the-box' bill?
    After a promising start in the House, "ban the box" legislation - postponing questions about criminal history until later in the hiring process at state agencies - failed even to get a hearing on the senate side this year. Senate Natural…
Rank this Week: 75

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 88

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • May 29

    Rubin on Prison Diffusion

    Rubin on Prison Diffusion
    Ashley T. Rubin (Florida State University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice) has posted A Neo-Institutional Account of Prison Diffusion (Law & Society Review, Vol. 49:2, pp. 365-400, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 29

    Karmel on The Need for a Definition of Insider Trading

    Karmel on The Need for a Definition of Insider Trading
    Roberta S. Karmel (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Law on Insider Trading Lacks Needed Definition (Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Insider trading is not defined in the federal…
  • May 29

    Huddleston on Federal Sentencing Error as Loss of Chance

    Huddleston on Federal Sentencing Error as Loss of Chance
    Kate Huddleston has posted Federal Sentencing Error as Loss of Chance (Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, p. 2663, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal courts have taken the wrong approach to discussing sentencing error. Circuit court…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 123

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner

    Mass. Court Officer Accused of Raping Female Prisoner
    A Massachusetts court officer has been held on a $50,000 bail after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female prisoner on multiple occasions while escorting her through Lawrence District Court. Jose Martinez was arraigned at Essex…
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim

    Motorcycle Organization Helps Abuse Victim
    Nice piece about this motorcycle group helping childhood victims of sex abuse and assault.
  • May 2

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child

    Wayland DPW foreman charged with raping child
    A foreman with the Wayland Department of Public Works is facing child rape charges for reportedly assaulting a girl several times beginning when she was 5 years old, the Middlesex district attorney's office said, as reported by the Boston…
Rank this Week: 127

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 141

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 151

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/
  • May 24

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality

    2015.59: Revenge Porn Statutes and Confidentiality
    If I were to write a penal statute that was a content-based restriction on speech, I would come prepared with an explanation of how the statute passed constitutional muster, since such restrictions are presumptively invalid. The proponents of…
  • May 20

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute

    2015.58: New Jersey’s Revenge-Porn Statute
    c. An actor commits a crime of the third degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he discloses any photograph, film, videotape, recording or any other reproduction of the image of another person whose ……
  • May 20

    2015.57: 170 in Waco

    2015.57: 170 in Waco
    More than one hundred seventy bikers are in jail in Waco on charges arising out of the Twin Peaks melee that killed nine. According to the LA Times article, in McLennan County, “there are just 100 [lawyers on the court-appointed…
Rank this Week: 153

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 29

    Bill Otis on MSNBC

    Bill Otis on MSNBC
    Bill will be on the MSNBC program "Up with Steve Kornacki" at 9:00 a.m. EDT tomorrow discussing the Nebraska repeal.That's 6:00 a.m. here on the Left Coast.  I think I'll Tivo it....
  • May 29

    Nebraska Death Penalty Referendum

    Nebraska Death Penalty Referendum
    Nebraska's Attorney General believes the repeal is unconstitutional to the extent that the legislature modifies existing sentences.  Meanwhile, Grant Schulte reports for AP:The attorney general's announcement came one day after state…
  • May 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Measures to Fix Prop. 47 Held Back in Assembly:  Two measures aimed at restoring the opportunity to charge firearm theft and the possession of date rape drugs as felonies, after both crimes had been downgraded to misdemeanors under…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 163

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/
  • May 29

    **Final Update** Two Vehicle Crash South of Aberdeen

    **Final Update** Two Vehicle Crash South of Aberdeen
    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…
  • May 29

    ***Correction*** One vehicle crash off US 91 in Blackfoot

    ***Correction*** One vehicle crash off US 91 in Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • May 29

    Fatality Crash on US30

    Fatality Crash on US30
    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: 176

The Justice Blog

The Justice Blog

The Official Blog of the United States Department of Justice.

http://blogs.justice.gov/main/
Rank this Week: 183

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/
  • May 27

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War

    Intelligence Failure, Memory Loss And The Truth About Bush's War
    "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"  -- Groucho Marx"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating…
  • Apr 30

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie

    Vermont's Finest: The Importance Of Being Bernie
    "It's a little-known fact, but we reporters could successfully sell Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or any other populist candidate as a serious contender for the White House if we wanted to. Hell, we told Americans it was okay to vote for …
  • Apr 29

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh

    The Supreme Court Demands Its Pound Of Flesh
    "The pound of flesh which I demand of him Is deerely bought, 'tis mine, and I will have it."  -- Shylock, The Merchant of VeniceIn the 1970s, without any scientific testing, a state medical examiner from Oklahoma concocted a three-drug…
Rank this Week: 190

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    SUPER COFFEE MAN

    SUPER COFFEE MAN
    That was no E.T. outside the back of the REGJB this morning. It wasn't Buck Rogers or a NASA trainee on a jet pack. It was just a man serving coffee to bleary eyed lawyers. Welcome to Miami. See it like a native. Super Herald…
  • May 26

    LUNCH & LEARN

    LUNCH & LEARN
    FREE CLELUNCH & LEARNGO. EAT. LEARN. Site Feed
  • May 26

    SUMMER DAY ONE

    SUMMER DAY ONE
    It's the first day of summer, and (male) lawyers in Miami will wear clothes that are more appropriate for a brisk fall day than 90 degree with 95% humidity. And still the chief judges in Federal and State court blink in wonderment and…
Rank this Week: 201

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: 205

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: 210

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/
  • May 29

    Hastert Case Raises Question

    Hastert Case Raises Question
    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been indicted for structuring and lying to the FBI, two crimes that many reasonable people, including me, are not certain should be crimes. Structuring involves, as alleged here, limiting…
  • May 26

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge
    According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to bring corruption charges against up to 14 senior officials at FIFA, the world's soccer governing body. The reports from CNN come from "law enforcement officials."…
  • May 26

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?
    My friend Kimberly Brown used to invite me once a year to address her Administrative Law class at University of Baltimore Law School. The topic was always the pros and cons of an Independent Counsel, operating under the auspices of...
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • May 29

    Putting Employer-Provided Health Care in Context and Thinking about the Future

    Putting Employer-Provided Health Care in Context and Thinking about the Future
    Brendan S. Maher, Regulating Employment-Based Anything, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanEmployer-provided health care occupies an uneasy position within health law. On the one hand, it is the primary source…
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
Rank this Week: 226

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: 227

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: 233

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • May 27

    Why battle in court when court involves so much unfairness?

    Why battle in court when court involves so much unfairness?
    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…
  • May 24

    Importance of remembering all who have suffered from war, not only soldiers.

    Importance of remembering all who have suffered from war, not only soldiers.
    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.NOTE: The below blog…
  • May 21

    The importance of helping the prosecutor and judge reach the right decision.

    The importance of helping the prosecutor and judge reach the right decision.
    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.     In the…
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Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 28

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime

    Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 – DUI & Alcohol Crime
    The Waste Management Phoenix Open 2015 edition will be held again at the TPC of Scottsdale. The actual tournament runs from Thursday January 29th to Sunday February 1st (which is also Super Bowl 49). There are tournament related activities…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
Rank this Week: 273

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…
Rank this Week: 303

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

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

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 28

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man

    Woman Beater and GamerGate Opponent Makes Threat Against Disabled Man
    Robert "Bobby" Oliveira, who posts online as Bobby O., is a convicted criminal who has made multiple threats against women. Bobby O. attempted to rise to infamy by opposing GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalist…
  • May 25

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing

    5 Social Justice Warriors Who Support Doxing
    Critics of GamerGate, a consumer revolt against unethical journalism, claim people who support GamerGate support harassment and doxing. What is the truth? The truth is those who oppose GamerGate are the ones who support doxing. For the…
  • May 23

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest

    Should Classrooms Be Segregated by Race and Gender, As Anita Sarkeesian Suggest
    Thought leader Anita Sarkessian was asked a question about segregation. Namely: "'Study Shows Single Sex Schools Negative' I'm not sure how I feel about this. What are your thoughts on this study?" Ms. Sarkeesian responded:…
Rank this Week: 307

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

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

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Cannot dilute jury nullification

    Cannot dilute jury nullification
    Lydia Krebs and Samuel Schirer won in State v. Smith-Parker, No. 105,918 (Kan. Dec. 24, 2014), obtaining a new trial in a Wyandotte County first-degree murder prosecution.  The case actually involves two different incidents that were…
  • Dec 21

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name

    Counterfeit bills are not written in your own name
    Washburn student intern Ashley Green and I won in State v. Greathouse, No. 110,344 (Kan. App. Nov. 26, 2014)(unpublished), reversing an Atchison County making a false writing conviction.  The state alleged that Mr. Greathouse attempted…
  • Dec 14

    Proof of prior violates Descamp

    Proof of prior violates Descamp
    Patrick H. Dunn won in State v. Martinez, No. 110,186 (Kan. App. Nov. 21, 2014), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sedgwick County failure to register prosecution.  The issue had to do with how to classify violations of Wichita…
Rank this Week: 336

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Shines Light on on Dark Oakes - Sentencing Manipulation and Sentencing Entrapment
    “Tommy’s [Oakes] three-year assignment to NET-5 was a natural fit, and one of the most productive on record. His gift of gab, coupled with his tenacity and ceaseless energy, helped him successfully cultivate more informants and…
  • May 19

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J.,…

    US v. Boykin, No. 13-10248 (Lynn, D.J., with Hawkins and Rawlinson).   The 9th affirms conviction for drug offenses, finding sufficient evidence.  It also affirms the sentence, but spends considerable time being "troubled" over…
  • May 19

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt…

    Zavala v. Ives, No. 13-56615 (Reinhardt with Wardlaw; concurrence and dissent by Callahan). The 9th grants habeas relief to a federal prisoner under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for credit for time spent in ICE custody prior to being charged with an…
Rank this Week: 379

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 385

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com/
Rank this Week: 396

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
Rank this Week: 407

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

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

    Closing Comment

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

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

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

    Howard Update

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

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition

    Pakistan court dismisses plea seeking death penalty abolition
    Source: Webindia123 (27 May 2015)http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/Asia/20150526/2601605.htmlPakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the abolition of death penalty, maintaining that life and liberty are not …
  • May 23

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad

    Australia: Adopt New Strategy to End Death Penalty Abroad
    Source: Human Rights Watch (20 May 2015)http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/05/20/australia-adopt-new-strategy-end-death-penalty-abroadFollowing the executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in Indonesia, the Australian government…
  • May 23

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)

    Comparative Executive Clemency The Prerogative of Mercy in the Commonwealth (New Book)
    Author: Andrew NovakPublisher: Routledge Publication date: September 15th 2015http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/search/author/andrew_novak/Abstract:This book provides a comparative constitutional analysis of executive clemency, with a…
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