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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Long Beach City Court

    Long Beach City Court
    In this Criminal case, the defendant moves to dismiss the superior court information in this matter pursuant to section 210.20 of the Criminal Procedure Law on the ground that the information charges an offense other than the one for which...
  • Oct 24

    Support of Assembly Bill 10473-A

    Support of Assembly Bill 10473-A
    Defendant, through his attorney, moves this Court pursuant to CPL § 440.20, for an order setting aside and modifying the sentence previously imposed upon him on the grounds that the sentence was unauthorized; was illegally imposed; and is…
  • Oct 23

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant

    The court ultimately sentenced the defendant
    In this Criminal action, the defendant here pleaded guilty only after the court told him that, if he did not, he would be remanded until his next scheduled court appearance. The issue presented on this appeal is whether the plea...
Rank this Week: 1115

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Scratch One From the AG Short List

    Scratch One From the AG Short List
    Carol Lee reports in the WSJ:Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama 's nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.Mr. Obama had asked Ms. Ruemmler…
  • Oct 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Rape: Authorities in Texas have arrested a convicted sex offender who is accused of raping two young girls and infecting them with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  Mike Glenn of the Houston…
  • Oct 24

    FedSoc Event on Prop. 47

    FedSoc Event on Prop. 47
    The Federalist Society has a debate Monday evening in San Francisco on the "defining criminality down" ballot measure, Proposition 47.  SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi will speak for the measure, and San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe will…
Rank this Week: 216

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 24

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.

    Stop. Tweet. #StopTorture and Demand Reparations in Chicago.
    October 24th is United Nations Day –meant to commemorate the passage of the Charter of the United Nations.  One of the principles of the UN Charter, enshrined in the preamble, is: “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human…
  • Oct 24

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line

    From Ferguson to Hong Kong: Youth on the front line
    By Rafi Hoq, Amnesty International USA Student Activist Coordinator for Georgia This week, I’ve been reading the latest updates from student-led “umbrella movement” in Hong Kong with a deepened diligence, and…
  • Oct 23

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico

    14 Facts about Torture in Mexico
    For years Amnesty International has been investigating and recording evidence of torture in Mexico. The latest report, Out of Control: Torture and other ill-treatment in Mexico, is full of shocking facts about just how widespread and toxic…
Rank this Week: 40

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

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

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould…

    US v. Castro-Ponce, No. 13-10377 (Gould with Reinhardt and Berzon).  The 9th makes clear that before a court finds that an upward adjustment for obstruction of justice based on false testimony is appropriate, the court must explicitly…
  • Oct 21

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632…

    United States v. Hernandez, No. 13-50632 (per curiam with Pregerson, Tallman, and Bea). In honor of Descamps, we should have a pledge of allegiance to precedent finding overbroad categorical approaches, where there is one statute,…
  • Oct 19

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

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Finds No Value in "No Value" argument - Renzi and loss calculation
    Rep. Rick Renzi  $200,000 for Arizona wine?United States v. Renzi, 2014 WL 5032356 (9thCir. Oct. 9, 2014), decision available here.Players:Decision by Judge Tallman, joined by Judges Callahan and Ikuta.Facts: Before he was an Arizona…
Rank this Week: 161

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 24

    4th Day of Jury Deliberations in Robel Phillipos Trial

    4th Day of Jury Deliberations in Robel Phillipos Trial
    The jury is in its fourth day of deliberations in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with two counts of making a false statement to federal officials in a terror investigation. Count One pertains to his…
  • Oct 24

    Zale Thompson's Hatchet Attack on Police in Queen

    Zale Thompson's Hatchet Attack on Police in Queen
    Zale Thompson of Queens, New York attacked four recent police academy graduates with a hatchet on the street in Queens yesterday as they were posing for a picture. The incident was caught on tape. One officer was struck in the head and is…
  • Oct 23

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed

    First Case of Ebola in NYC Confirmed
    A doctor in New York who recently returned from Africa has been confirmed to have Ebola. It was the main story on CNN (Sirius in the car) all afternoon, segment after segment. He went bowling (I think they said last night) and he took an…
Rank this Week: 3

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 24

    How Execution Times Shifted

    How Execution Times Shifted
    "Predawn Justice at High Court; 5 a.m. order in voting case rare — but not new," is by Tony Mauro for the National Law Journal. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent 5 a.m. order in a Texas voting rights case was...
  • Oct 24

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'

    Continuing Attention for 'Just Mercy'
    Bryan Stevenson's essay, "The Man on Death Row Who Changed Me," appears in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. It was an old hymn they used to sing all the time in church where I grew up. I hadn’t heard...
  • Oct 24

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll

    News Coverage of the Gallup Poll
    The Guardian posts, "Six in 10 Americans support death penalty despite recent botched injections," by Jessica Glenza. Though Americans’ opinions held steady over the past six years, support for executions has slid considerably since the…
Rank this Week: 48

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 201

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Oct 24

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime

    How the Police Are Able to Take Millions of Dollars From People Who Are Not Charged With Crime
    The following article was published last month in the Washington Post.  The article was written by John Yoder, director of the U.S. Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985, and Brad Cates, director of…
  • Oct 20

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System

    Prosecutors and the Criminal-Justice System
    People who are not familiar with the criminal-justice system often tend to believe that the most powerful person in the courtroom is the judge.  But that is not always true.  Earlier this month, The Economist printed the…
  • Oct 17

    Private Companies Cannot Issue Traffic Tickets for Running a Red Light

    Private Companies Cannot Issue Traffic Tickets for Running a Red Light
    In the case of the City of Hollywood versus Eric Arem, an appeals court ruled that it is illegal for a private company to issue traffic tickets to people for running a red light.  The court said that in… The post Private Companies…
Rank this Week: 3239

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Heroin Seized Subject Arrested

    Heroin Seized Subject Arrested
    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…
  • Oct 24

    Mexican National Sentenced for Meth Distribution

    Mexican National Sentenced for Meth Distribution
    POCATELLO – Jose Fabian Felix-Burgos, 41, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced Wednesday to 115 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.…
  • Oct 24

    Caldwell Nightclub Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion

    Caldwell Nightclub Owner Sentenced for Tax Evasion
    BOISE - Herminio Harro Sandoval, 60, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced Wednesday to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to attempt to evade and defeat tax, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge…
Rank this Week: 130

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Mendelson & Bagaric on Assisted Suicide

    Mendelson & Bagaric on Assisted Suicide
    Danuta Mendelson and Mirko Bagaric (Deakin University - School of Law and Deakin University - School of Law) have posted Assisted Suicide Through the Prism of the Right to Life (International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, (2013)) on SSRN.…
  • Oct 24

    "Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL “to address the nation’s profound indigent defense crisis”"

    "Koch Industries gives grant to NACDL “to address the nation’s profound indigent defense crisis”"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy, excerpting the press release, which notes the following focus: * Significant expansion of access to training through an ambitious combination of scholarship support for indigent defenders,…
  • Oct 23

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act

    Imwinkelried on Extrinsic Evidence to Impeach for Untruthful Act
    Edward J. Imwinkelried (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Formalism versus Pragmatism in Evidence: Reconsidering the Absolute Ban on the Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Prove Impeaching, Untruthful Acts that Have Not…
Rank this Week: 149

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Oct 24

    Wrongful Convictions Give Texas Pause on Capital Punishment

    Wrongful Convictions Give Texas Pause on Capital Punishment
    For years Texas has led the nation in executions, but it has also led the nation in wrongful convictions overturned by DNA. CBS-Dallas Fort-Worth reported that state experts are taking notice and reconsidering capital punishment. Kristin…
  • Oct 23

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate

    Innocence Project Co-Director Pleads for Release of Cancer Stricken Inmate
    Texas death row inmate Max Soffar is dying of cancer and could spend the rest of days in isolation all because of a false confession he signed decades ago as a teenager. Despite evidence of his innocence in a triple murder and a confession…
  • Oct 22

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform

    Spotlight on Eyewitness ID Reform
    It has been only a few weeks since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its landmark report on eyewitness identification reform (Identifying the Culprit), and already there has been a significant amount of media attention paid to…
Rank this Week: 379

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/
Rank this Week: 373

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2529

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3627

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Oct 24

    Sexual Abuse in the Schoolhouse

    Sexual Abuse in the Schoolhouse
    The crime of child sexual abuse carries an enormous stigma. This is particularly true where the allegations arise between a child and a person of influence in the child’s life, such as a parent, coach, counselor, or teacher. In criminal…
  • Oct 21

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline

    Illinois Sentencing Guideline
    One of the obvious first questions criminals have after being arrested is “how long will I be in jail?” The answer to that depends on a host of factors, including the crime, the circumstances, the accused’s criminal history,…
  • Oct 16

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?

    Guns & Drugs: A Trade-Off in Illinois?
    City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pitched a controversial idea to help open up prison space for violent offenders and to allow non-violent offenders a chance at a productive life. The pitch is, objectively, a trade-off. Mayor…
Rank this Week: 1377

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/
  • Oct 24

    No Refusal OVI Checkpoint in Springfield Tonight!

    No Refusal OVI Checkpoint in Springfield Tonight!
    There will be a “No-refusal” OVI checkpoint tonight beginning at 8 p.m. at State Routes 68 and 40 in Springfield, Ohio.  According to the Clark County OVI task force, a “No Refusal Checkpoint” means that every car…
  • Oct 23

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?

    Are DUI Laws A Sophisticated Form Of Gaslighting?
    How does “gaslighting” relate to Ohio DUI laws? In the 1944 film Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman’s character  Paula Alquist Anton meets and marries the charming Gregory Anton played by Charles Boyer.  The husband does…
  • Oct 22

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?

    Is It A Crime To Refuse To Take A Breath Test?
    Is it a crime to refuse to take a breath test? Ohio has adopted O.R.C. 4511.19(A)(2) which makes it a crime to refuse to take an evidentiary chemical test if you have a prior OVI (drunk driving)  or OVUAC (juvenile/underage drunk…
Rank this Week: 556

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law…

Jackson White Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers Arizona criminal law.

http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/blog/
  • Oct 24

    What is Entrapment?

    What is Entrapment?
    A person can claim entrapment if they were duped into committing a crime by law enforcement officials who were looking to convict them. However, entrapment is a tricky defense for a lawyer to use because they have to be able to convince the…
  • Oct 22

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?

    What is a ‘Summons to Appear’?
    A summons to appear is a legal document issued by a court requesting the presence of an individual who is being sued or cited. The summons to appear will inform the person of the time and date to arrive in court, and if the person fails to…
  • Oct 20

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona

    Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona
    Each state has different laws defining and prosecuting animal cruelty. According to A.R.S. 13-2910, a person commits animal cruelty in Arizona by: 1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly subjecting any animal under their custody or…
Rank this Week: 1267

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    “Defense” of Intoxication

    “Defense” of Intoxication
    Suppose a person goes out for a night of heavy drinking. After the 10 or 11th shot, he blacks out. He then wakes up the next morning in a jail cell. He has absolutely no idea where he is or what is going on. He is then informed by…
  • Oct 17

    Entrapment!

    Entrapment!
    Everybody seems to have at least some understanding of entrapment. From a common layperson’s perspective, the idea usually comes up in the context of a situation where an under cover cop pretends to buy or sell an illegal product or…
  • Oct 7

    Accomplice Corroboration Requirement in New York

    Accomplice Corroboration Requirement in New York
    Using the testimony of a person who “has turned state’s evidence” is a common and effective tool used by prosecutors throughout the United States. There are many different circumstances in which a prosecutor’s…
Rank this Week: 3329

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers…

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Massachusetts criminal law, including suppression motions and drug crimes. By Law Office of Gregory V. St. Cyr

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Celtics' Assistant Coach Criminally Charged in What Appears to be Civil Dispute

    Celtics' Assistant Coach Criminally Charged in What Appears to be Civil Dispute
    "Larceny by Check" charges were brought against Walter McCarty in the Framingham District Court last week. The former Celtics player and present assistant coach apparently wrote a check to a cabinet maker without enough money in his account…
  • Apr 1

    Marijuana Brownies for Children Results in Charges Against Father

    Marijuana Brownies for Children Results in Charges Against Father
    Distribution of Marijuana and Child Edangerment. Those charges were read against Christopher Desimone and his girlfriend Ann Marie Farrow in the Attleboro District Court on Monday. According to the Sun Chronicle, Desimone is a divorced…
  • Mar 24

    Drug Charges Stem from Alleged "Meaningless Drive" in Norwood

    Drug Charges Stem from Alleged "Meaningless Drive" in Norwood
    The Norwood Police seized cocaine from two men in the Home Depot parking lot last week after a detective watched them meet and drive around the parking lot. According to the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin, detective David Eysie had…
Rank this Week: 2096

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 571

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
Rank this Week: 3317

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law…

Riverside CA Personal Injury Law Blog

By Rizio & Nelson.

http://www.rizioandnelson.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident

    California politician may have caused motor vehicle accident
    Political leaders of any kind are often held to a higher moral standard than the rest of society because of their positions of power. For this reason, when a politician may have caused a vehicle accident and been under the...
  • Oct 15

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager

    California motor vehicle accident injures teenager
    Car accidents that occur at high speeds on major highways can be seriousness enough, but the severity of the accident can be increased greatly if the accident is a head-on collision. These accidents can leave those involved…
  • Oct 9

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy

    California motor vehicle accident blamed on 16-year-old boy
    Teenagers are often not as experienced at driving as older drivers on California roadways. When combined with the rowdiness of several teenagers in a car, this can create perilous situations that endanger both the…
Rank this Week: 953

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Florida Woman with Three Prior Driver’s License Suspensions Arrested

    Florida Woman with Three Prior Driver’s License Suspensions Arrested
    Recently, a Village of Tall Trees woman was arrested after it was determined her driver’s license had been suspended three times. According to an article at the Village News, 37-year-old Stacey Lynn Walker was arrested on Friday evening…
  • Oct 23

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction

    Ohio Supreme Court Denies Late Appeal of Murder Conviction
    In September, Columbus Jones requested that the Ohio Supreme Court allow him to file an appeal in connection with his 2011 murder conviction for allegedly firing a gun at a fraternity house which resulted in the death of one man and injury of…
  • Oct 22

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug

    Missouri Couple Charged with Possession of Drug
    On Saturday, October 18, Scott County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the Benton, Missouri residence of a couple for a follow-up investigation on a domestic disturbance, according to a news article at the Southeast Missourian.…
Rank this Week: 398

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Woman Jailed for Using Forged Check to Pay Off Mortgage

    Woman Jailed for Using Forged Check to Pay Off Mortgage
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Melanie Ferreira, 62, Lagrangeville, New York, was sentenced to 51 months in prison following her conviction for engaging in a series of frauds, which included cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of nearly half a…
  • Oct 24

    Jury Convicts Purported Real Estate Developers of Fraud

    Jury Convicts Purported Real Estate Developers of Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Lawrence Foster, 49, Miami Beach, Florida, the President of Paradise is Mine, was found guilty by a federal jury of conspiring to commit wire fraud and seven counts of wire fraud, and Johana Leon, 38, Miami Beach, a…
  • Oct 23

    Man Indicted for Loan Modification Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowner

    Man Indicted for Loan Modification Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowner
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Robert Walker, 43, North Royalton, Ohio, was indicted for operating a loan-modification scheme in which he allegedly defrauded more than 90 homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments by convincing them to pay…
Rank this Week: 4

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1291

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie

    'Evidence of things not seen' and other storie
    Here are several items that haven't made it into individual blog posts this week but which deserve Grits readers attention:Another plea for Max SoffarAt the Texas Tribune, Barry Scheck joined the chorus of voices calling for the governor to…
  • Oct 22

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct

    The case for punishing prosecutor misconduct
    At Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff yesterday made "the case for punishing prosecutors who abuse their power," focusing on the Hannah Overton, Michael Morton and Anthony Graves cases. She also highlighted a case that's gotten less attention:Take…
  • Oct 21

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'

    Poll: Harris DA's race in a 'dead heat'
    A new poll from KHOU-TV in Houston shows the Harris County DA's race is a "dead heat" between incumbent and Rick Perry-appointee Devon Anderson and Democratic challenger Kim Ogg, with an enormous swath of the electorate undecided (46%).That…
Rank this Week: 116

White Collar Securities Defense

White Collar Securities Defense

Tracks developments in notable white collar and securities enforcement actions. By Brune & Richard LLP.

http://whitecollarsecuritiesdefense.com/
Rank this Week: 1310

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 125

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence

    On issue preservation and non-guideline sentence
    In United States v. Sherer, et. al (found here), a bank robbery case, the Sixth Circuit recently reminded folks how to properly preserve several issues, and also more extensively addressed variances based on mathematical accidents within the…
  • Oct 14

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony

    Court limits "use" a firearm in connection with another felony
    In United States v. Norris, the Court remanded for resentencing with instructions to eliminate a enhancement for "using" a firearm in connection with another felony offense.  In Norris, the defendant plead guilty to selling a firearm to…
  • Sep 23

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)

    The Guidelines mean what they say and say what they mean (and, how to preserve your issue)
    Yesterday, in United States v. Snelling, No. 12-4288, the Sixth Circuit affirmed USSG § 2B1.1(B)(1) and its commentary actually mean what is written. The case concerned a Ponzi scheme that took in almost $9 million, but also paid out…
Rank this Week: 831

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 24

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader

    Important Warning From a Millionaire Trader
    Recent market volatility can make traders wealthy or poor.  You need to be prepared for more turbulent times – and learn how to profit from them. Learn how to make more in one day of trading stocks, than most people do in…
  • Oct 21

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire

    From Parent’s Basement to Millionaire
    When Tim Grittani was sitting in his parents basement starting to trade with his puny $1,500 trading account do you think he had any idea would be a millionaire trader just three years later? I doubt it. Before you have that kind of success…
  • Oct 20

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

    The #1 Sign You’ll Succeed as a Stock Trader
    Do you know what the #1 sign whether you’ll succeed big or not as a stock trader is? Tim Sykes is one of the few traders to BOTH turn $12,415 into $1.65 million in 4 years himself AND mentor two other traders who became millionaires…
Rank this Week: 32

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 24

    Taxing issues as marijuana reformers try to get tax issues right

    Taxing issues as marijuana reformers try to get tax issues right
    Patrick Gleason, who is the Director of State Affairs at Americans for Tax Reform, has this notable new commentary at Forbes headlined "Marijuana Taxes On The Ballot This November." Here are excerpts: Voter approval of retail…
  • Oct 23

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization

    Oregon Senator plans to vote in favor of marijuana legalization
    In another sign of the changing politics on marijuana legalization, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley told TalkingPointsMemo.com that he plans to vote for the marijuana legalization ballot measure in Oregon. "I lean in support of it," the…
  • Oct 21

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign

    How To Run A Successful Legalization Campaign
    Talk about perfect timing! Kenneth Leon and Ronald Weitzer's article, Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Comparing Ballot Outcomes in Four States, is available through the Social Science Research Network. Here's the abstract: Medical…
Rank this Week: 3267

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/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 336

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    13 Year Old Charged as Adult in Shooting Death of Homeless Jacksonville Man

    13 Year Old Charged as Adult in Shooting Death of Homeless Jacksonville Man
    In June, Thomas Trent was found dead in a shopping center parking lot on Jacksonville's westside. The 54 year homeless man had died from a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities have now accused 13 year old Sharron Townsend of...
  • Oct 22

    Domestic Violence Injunction Violation: Don't Be A Sucker For Love

    Domestic Violence Injunction Violation: Don't Be A Sucker For Love
    Domestic violence injunctions are serious business. Having an injunction issued against you limits your rights in certain areas. It limits the freedom to go certain places, it limits the freedom to possess firearms, and it creates criminal…
  • Oct 13

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I have observed over the years the criminal justice system's failure with regard to mentally ill defendants. Answers, far too often, were geared toward locking these defendants away, rather than…
Rank this Week: 1184

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 24

    ACLU Challenges Miami Sex Offender Law

    ACLU Challenges Miami Sex Offender Law
    Miami has among the country's strictest regulations concerning where registered sex offenders can reside. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken issue with some of the laws' implications. One of the most rigid laws that…
  • Oct 23

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County

    High Crime Rates in Miami-Dade County
    According to data recently compiled by information services provided Esri, and as reported by the South Florida Business Journal, you're more likely to live in a high crime area in Miami-Dade County than in any other county in South…
  • Oct 20

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison

    Why Michael Dunn was Found Guilty and Sentenced to Life in Prison
    The Florida criminal case of Michael Dunn, who shot at a car full of teenagers and ended up killing one of them back in 2012, attracted media attention in particular for its apparent similarities to the case of George Zimmerman. In both…
Rank this Week: 736

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct

    PowerPoint, Advocacy and Prosecutor Misconduct
    Geraldo Rivera was charged with, and tried for, “attempting to murder Sean and Michael Burns during a fight that started in a liquor store and ended in the parking lot.”  State v. Rivera, 2014 WL 5042454 (Superior Court of…
  • Oct 22

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader

    Defamation, Facebook and the Seventh-Grader
    This post examines a recent opinion the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued in a civil case:  Boston v. Athearn, 2014 WL 5068649 (2013).  As the court explains, Alexandria Boston (`Alex’), a minor, through her parents Amy and…
  • Oct 20

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

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
Rank this Week: 342

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 24

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve
    Who says the cops in St. Louis don’t learn how to play the media?  Sure, they may have arrested reporters and gotten nailed on video dismantling equipment after they gassed them, but that was then. This is now: Some of the physical…
  • Oct 24

    The Puddle: Why Are Lawyers So Expensive?

    The Puddle: Why Are Lawyers So Expensive?
    At The Puddle, Sam Glover takes up the annual cause of explaining to the groundlings why lawyers have to charge such high fees.  Personally, I’m just happy to see an occasional new post at The Puddle, because its vapid rehashes of…
  • Oct 24

    How To Get Elected As New York’s Attorney General

    How To Get Elected As New York’s Attorney General
    Sure, New York is well-known as a liberal Democratic state, right? So why is AG Eric Schneiderman running this ad? Bet you didn’t know that Taking criminals off our streets and keeping cops safe. There’s nothing more important.…
Rank this Week: 60

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Oct 24

    Einspruch, Herr Blüm! Sie reden Unsinn …

    Einspruch, Herr Blüm! Sie reden Unsinn …
    Norbert Blüm hat ein Buch geschrieben: „Einspruch! Wider die Willkür an deutschen Gerichten.“, mit dem er nun durch Deutschland tingelt. Ich habe das Buch nicht gelesen – werde ich auch nicht. Der Unfug, den er in…
  • Oct 23

    Entzug der Fahrerlaubnis bereits ab 1,0 ng/ml THC im Blut

    Entzug der Fahrerlaubnis bereits ab 1,0 ng/ml THC im Blut
    Wer als Fahrer im Straßenverkehr unter Einfluss von Cannabis steht, darf auch künftig nicht auf die Nachsicht der Gerichte hoffen. Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht (BVerwG) entschied gestern, dass bereits eine Konzentration von 1,0…
  • Oct 22

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.

    Falschbeschuldigung: BGH verwirft Revision von Heidi K.
    Der 2. Strafsenat am Bundesgerichtshof bestätigte gestern die Verurteilung von Heidi K. wegen schwerer Freiheitsberaubung in mittelbarer Täterschaft (§§ 239 Abs. 3 Nr. 1 StGB, 25 Abs. 1, 2. Alt. StGB). Das Urteil ist damit…
Rank this Week: 3564

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Justin T. Surginer.

http://jtslegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Pulled over for a DWI: 4 Simple Rules to Follow

    Pulled over for a DWI: 4 Simple Rules to Follow
    Ideally, you should never drive if you have been drinking, especially if you think your blood alcohol content (BAC) level could be higher than the 0.08% allowed by Texas law. Even if you’re below this limit, however, it can be awkward…
  • Oct 21

    Will a Lawyer Help You If He Knows You Are Guilty?

    Will a Lawyer Help You If He Knows You Are Guilty?
    Everyone’s entitled to a defense. Yes, everyone, including someone who is guilty. It doesn’t matter what crime you have committed, when you retain a criminal defense attorney, you are the client, and it’s your lawyer’s…
  • Oct 17

    Top 7 Prevalent Criminal Justice Myth

    Top 7 Prevalent Criminal Justice Myth
    Don’t ever let the truth get in the way of a good story! That’s the attitude Hollywood takes to the criminal justice system in our country, perpetuating multiple myths about how the system works. Unfortunately the myths are, well,…
Rank this Week: 3290

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD

    LAST CALL TOBACCO ROAD
    Tobacco Road, Miami's oldest bar, closes its doors for the last time this Saturday. It's had a good great run.In simpler times, lawyers and judges met after court and had a few cold ones, and maybe ate a cheeseburger before heading home.…
  • Oct 21

    BLINK 182

    BLINK 182
    Ben Bradlee, the charming yet gruff editor of theWashington Post, who found his paper alone reporting arguably the biggest domestic story in US politics, died today at 93. Bradlee's support of his reporters was legendary. He turned the…
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
Rank this Week: 112

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Oct 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Remember Shea’s post about same-sex marriage and how the AOC has advised magistrates that they could face criminal prosecution if they refused to marry same-sex couples? State Senator Phil Berger has announced plans to file a bill to…
  • Oct 23

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence
    Sometimes a good defense to an alleged probation violation is not about the violation itself, but rather about the underlying conviction or sentence. For example, if a violation occurred in month 38 of a probation period that shouldn’t…
  • Oct 22

    Stingray

    Stingray
    This weekend, the Charlotte Observer ran this article, entitled Charlotte Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones. The article concerns the use of so-called stingrays, also known as IMSI catchers or cell site simulators. They are…
Rank this Week: 1321

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    Correction Commissioner Halts Placement Of Sex Offenders At Manchester Halfway House

    Correction Commissioner Halts Placement Of Sex Offenders At Manchester Halfway House
    See earlier: Residents Concerned Over Sex Offender Group Home in Manchester 10-23-2014 Connecticut: The state will not place any more convicted sex offenders in a halfway house that residents have said does not belong in their neighborhood,…
  • Oct 22

    West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case

    West Seneca Neighbors Dismayed Albany Judge Will Hear Sex Offender Group Home Case
    10-22--2014 New York: WEST SENECA, N.Y. -- The battle to move sex offenders out of a group home in West Seneca will continue in Albany. On Tuesday, the judge moved the case on the state's policy on sex offenders and housing from Erie County…
  • Oct 22

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law

    Sexting amounts to child pornography in the eyes of the law
    10-22-2014 Virginia: More than 100 Virginia teenagers are under investigation for sharing child pornography, even if they were simply sexting with their friends. Teens sexting, or sending nude photos to a boyfriend or girlfriend, could end…
Rank this Week: 17

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
  • Oct 23

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS

    CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCES ARE SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS
    When has a sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography paid his debt to society? It is the natural response upon hearing of children being sexually […]
  • Oct 21

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation

    Teachers Are Victims of False Allegation
    Students Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Teachers Teachers are often the focus of false allegations made by students. Whether the student is reacting to […]
  • Oct 13

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?

    Should I Plea to a Sex Offense?
    According to the Special Analysis Unit of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the State of Texas leads the nation with number of current registered […]
Rank this Week: 545

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014 – Talk to Teen Drivers about Driving Sober

    National Teen Driver Safety Week 2014 – Talk to Teen Drivers about Driving Sober
    National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19-25. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for 14 to 18 year olds across the country, which is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has deemed this is as one of the most…
  • Oct 9

    Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

    Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI
    Amanda Bynes was arrested on a DUI charge early Sunday morning in Sherman Oaks, California. CHP officers said they observed the 28-year-old actress driving her white Mercedes Benz SUV west on Riverside Drive, where she stopped for a red light…
  • Oct 2

    Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested on a DUI charge

    Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps Arrested on a DUI charge
    Around 50 percent of people arrested for their first DUI will face the same charges or nearly the same charges if arrested for the same offense in the future. This is the case for Olympian Michael Phelps who was arrested early Tuesday morning…
Rank this Week: 1119

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Defendant Claims Charges Against Him are Defective

    Defendant Claims Charges Against Him are Defective
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said the defendant is charged with petit larceny, theft of services, criminal possession of a forged instrument in the third degree, obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and resisting…
  • Oct 23

    Court Discusses Issues Related to Petit Larceny Charge

    Court Discusses Issues Related to Petit Larceny Charge
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the defendant is charged with petit larceny arising out of a "buy and bust" operation in which the undercover officer allegedly gave the defendant US currency and the defendant fled without providing the…
  • Oct 23

    Defendant is Charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument

    Defendant is Charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the defendant was initially charged with two counts of Unlawful Receipt of Fare for Providing Access to Transit Authority Facilities, a violation, one count of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, one…
Rank this Week: 1308

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1414