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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 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
  • Feb 12

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry
    2-12-16 Indiana: Database would be similar to sex offender registry INDIANA —New legislation is making its way through the Indiana General Assembly to create an online public registry for convicted child abusers. Indiana State Sen.…
Rank this Week: 19

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 12

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce
    Michael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted 'In the Wasteland of Your Mind': Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Process (Virginia Journal of Criminal Law,…
  • Feb 12

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law
    Paulina E. Wilson (Queen's University Belfast) has posted Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law: Constructing a Framework for Micro-Comparisons for Translation Purposes (in Tessuto G and Salvi R (eds), Language and Law in Social…
  • Feb 12

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime
    Sabine Gless , Emily Silverman and Thomas Weigend (University of Basel , Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and University of Cologne) have posted If Robots…
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Feb 12

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Broadens Scope of Lawful Stop on Vague Description of Suspect

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Broadens Scope of Lawful Stop on Vague Description of Suspect
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court appears to have broadened the scope of “reasonable suspicion to stop” a person in circumstances where he did not match the descriptions of the suspect as provided by…
  • Aug 2

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

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

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

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
Rank this Week: 176

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Three Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    Three Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
    Unless you have received a referral from a trusted friend or family member, hiring an attorney can be a pretty daunting task. It's even more intimidating if you've never worked with a lawyer before. Before you begin narrowing your list down…
  • Feb 10

    Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Mississippi

    Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Mississippi
    A 2010 Reader's Digest article revealed the worst, deadliest and the best roads in America. All fifty states were ranked, according to safest roads, most dangerous roads, most scenic roads and most "sensible" roads. In this particular article…
  • Feb 5

    Peer-to-Peer Car Services: Who is Liable?

    Peer-to-Peer Car Services: Who is Liable?
    Modern technology and creative innovation have led to the rise of a "sharing economy" in the United States today. There are peer-to-peer vacation rental services (such as AirBnb), peer-to-peer businesses (such as Ebay), and perhaps the most…
Rank this Week: 1721

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Hoffman Firm.

http://www.miamicriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Are you eligible for a hardship license?

    Are you eligible for a hardship license?
    Has your license been suspended? Are you worried about how you are going to get to school and/or to work? Despite having a suspended license and the stresses that come with that, Florida does give drivers a hardship license. Unlike many other…
  • Feb 2

    Have you been charged with a Federal Criminal Crime?

    Have you been charged with a Federal Criminal Crime?
    Have you been contacted for a federal investigation or accused of committing a federal crime? What many people do not know is that the federal system is very similar to the state system in law and procedure. It is important to understand the…
  • Jan 14

    Recent Crime in Broward County violated Florida’s Grand Theft Statute

    Recent Crime in Broward County violated Florida’s Grand Theft Statute
    One of the most violating experiences you can experience throughout your life is your property being stolen from you. No matter whether it is your car, jewelry or a priceless painting, your property being taken from you without your prior…
Rank this Week: 2138

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Feb 12

    Constructive Possession of Cocaine in Florida - Conviction Tossed

    Constructive Possession of Cocaine in Florida - Conviction Tossed
    Constructive Possession of Cocaine in Florida - Conviction TossedWhat happens in a typical Constructive of Possession of Cocaine Case in Florida?Here are excerpts from what a constructive possession appeals court court just did in Tampa Bay,…
  • Feb 2

    Tampa Marijuana Attorney - Lawyer - Can Drug Charges be Dropped?

    Tampa Marijuana Attorney - Lawyer - Can Drug Charges be Dropped?
    Tampa Marijuana Attorney asks: Can Drug Charges be Dropped? Yes, Florida Drug Court Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer Casey Ebsary of Tampa helps with, Marijuana, cocaine, prescription, and other drug charges that can be dropped. Tampa Bay…
  • Jan 22

    Methamphetamine Case Tossed - Open Door and the Community Caretaker Function

    Methamphetamine Case Tossed - Open Door and the Community Caretaker Function
    Warrantless entryMedical emergencyCommunity CaretakerWarrantless Entry for Medical EmergencyTreasure Island, Florida has become a hotbed of the methamphetamine world. So while on patrol, a cop saw an open door with mail on the floor near the…
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Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1752

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 942

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 12

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds DWLS Because Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds DWLS Because Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion
    Following a bench trial, defendant Brandon Little was convicted of felony driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLS) and was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge and 60 days in county jail. Little appealed, arguing that the…
  • Feb 1

    Illinois Court Upholds Nine-Year Sentence for Aggravated DUI

    Illinois Court Upholds Nine-Year Sentence for Aggravated DUI
    On January 21, 2016, the Fourth District Illinois Court of Appeal upheld defendant Albert Fleming’s nine-year prison sentence for an aggravated DUI. Fleming struck and killed pedestrian Anthony Pauls while he was crossing the street on…
  • Jan 11

    New York DWI Dismissed Because Defendant’s “Body is a Brewery”

    New York DWI Dismissed Because Defendant’s “Body is a Brewery”
    DWI charges against a woman in Buffalo, New York, were dismissed based on a surprising defense:  “Her body is a brewery.” The woman’s blood-alcohol level was recorded at over four times the legal limit when it…
Rank this Week: 4967

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    Upset With Judge, Litigant Sends Threatening Email

    Upset With Judge, Litigant Sends Threatening Email
    It’s not unusual to see divorce litigants upset with the family justice system. Whether it’s unhappiness with the court’s decision or frustration over the delay and expense of family law proceedings, the courtroom is…
  • Feb 4

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
  • Feb 2

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too

    Pooches Need Protection in Divorce Too
      The State of Alaska is joining several other States in introducing new legislation to protect dogs that are caught in the midst of their owners’ divorce or domestic violence incidents. Family law lawyer and Democratic House…
Rank this Week: 760

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Feb 12

    10 Strangest Personal Injury Lawsuits and Their Outcome

    10 Strangest Personal Injury Lawsuits and Their Outcome
    In legal speak, “personal injury” refers to cases in which a plaintiff has been the victim of physical, emotional or psychological trauma, typically due to malice or carelessness on the part of an outside party. Most often, the…
  • Dec 16

    Injured at Work

    Injured at Work
    Getting reimbursed as an injury victim is different if the injury took place at work. If you were injured on the job, your injury compensation will be handled by the system known as “workers’ compensation.” Workers’…
  • Dec 9

    Psychology of Persuasion

    Psychology of Persuasion
    We consider ourselves to be masters of the psychology of persuasion. We have had to be tremendously diligent in learning the science behind what is and is not persuasive because it is so important to our clients. If our clients’…
Rank this Week: 2954

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Arrested for my first DUI

    Arrested for my first DUI
    Like many people in Pennsylvania, you find your self in a situation you never thought to be in.  You have just been arrested for a DUI.  You think to yourself “how could this happen to me” or “how will this affect…
  • Nov 13

    Pa. State Senator Receives ARD For 3rd DUI Offense

    Pa. State Senator Receives ARD For 3rd DUI Offense
    Every state has their own rules and regulations when it comes to how they treat DUI’s. Pennsylvania is no different and in fact has a program specifically designed for first time offenders.  This program is called Accelerated…
  • Oct 11

    Sleeping in a Parked Car in Pennsylvania Can Still Lead to a DUI Arrest

    Sleeping in a Parked Car in Pennsylvania Can Still Lead to a DUI Arrest
    The news occasionally reports on people getting arrested for suspected DUI after police find them asleep in their parked vehicle. This raises the question of how one could be suspected of driving under the influence if the car is parked…
Rank this Week: 1867

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 217

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 12

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Family of Slain CA Baby Wonder if Black Lives Matter:  In the wake of the suspected gang-related murder of a one-year-old Compton girl, her great-uncle is calling on the public to face the problems in neighborhoods.  Michelle Moons…
  • Feb 12

    Sentencing Reform, Through the Looking Gla

    Sentencing Reform, Through the Looking Gla
    I saw this article in SL&P about Bernie Sanders' campaign promise:But, here is a pledge I've made throughout this campaign, and it's really not a very radical pledge.  When we have more people in jail, disproportionately African…
  • Feb 11

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Two MD Officers Shot and Killed:  Two Maryland sheriff's deputies were fatally shot Wednesday afternoon during an incident that began in a crowded restaurant, and the shooter was also killed.  Justin Jouvenal and Dana Hedgpeth of…
Rank this Week: 261

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David M. Boertje.

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Chipotle is Subpoenaed in Criminal Inquiry Over Norovirus Outbreak

    Chipotle is Subpoenaed in Criminal Inquiry Over Norovirus Outbreak
    A Chipotle restaurant chain in California has been served with a grand jury subpoena as part of a criminal investigation of a norovirus outbreak. The subpoena was granted by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Central District of…
  • Feb 10

    Gov. Brown Denies Parole For SD Officer’s Killer

    Gov. Brown Denies Parole For SD Officer’s Killer
    Early this New year, Governor Jerry Brown has once again denied parole to a former gang member who was convicted of fatally shooting a San Diego police officer in 1978. Jesus Salvador Cecena, 54, was only 17 when he was convicted of…
  • Feb 5

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016
    With the New year just starting, a lot of new criminal laws will be effective that may affect you.  There have been 807 bills signed into law set to take place in the new year, affecting everything from gun ownership, new regulations on…
Rank this Week: 2010

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Defending Against Manslaughter Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against Manslaughter Charges in the State of California
    In California, there are three different types of manslaughter: involuntary, voluntary, and vehicular. If you have been charged with any of the three crimes, it is imperative that you rely on a skilled California criminal defense attorney to…
  • Feb 5

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California
    If you have been charged with first degree murder in the state of California, your future, your freedom, your everything hangs in the balance. You need to mount the strongest possible defense, and this requires the dedication of a skilled…
  • Jan 28

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California
    If you have been charged with a hit and run offense of the state of California, you need to know what to expect if you are convicted.  The precise consequences depend first on whether the offense is categorized as a misdemeanor or…
Rank this Week: 4125

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: 317

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 12

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
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  • Feb 11

    Milwaukee Debate Thread

    Milwaukee Debate Thread
    Sorry everyone, I just found out there's a Democratic debate tonight. Here's a thread to discuss it. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 11

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Like BTD, I'm busy at work. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Feb 12

    Second Circuit Accepts Rajat Gupta’s Insider Trading Appeal

    Second Circuit Accepts Rajat Gupta’s Insider Trading Appeal
    This week I spoke with Fox Business reporter Serena Elavia about the Second Circuit’s decision to grant a certificate of appealability in the Rajat Gupta insider trading prosecution.  Gupta is the high-profile former McKinsey &…
  • Jan 25

    Supreme Court Holds General Statute of Limitations is Not Jurisdictional Defense

    Supreme Court Holds General Statute of Limitations is Not Jurisdictional Defense
    It appears that not even this weekend’s colossal winter snowstorm could deter the Supreme Court from its business, today deciding several criminal cases on its docket.  In addition to the landmark Montgomery v. Louisiana decision,…
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Court Takes on Insider Trading “Personal Benefit” After All

    Supreme Court Takes on Insider Trading “Personal Benefit” After All
    Just when the Supreme Court appeared to be turning its collective attention away from the standard for insider trading convictions by denying the writ for certiorari in United States v. Newman, the Court today granted cert. in Salman v.…
Rank this Week: 2772

White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Feb 12

    Where Did You Go, Batman? Martin Shkreli, Congress, the Fifth Amendment and You

    Where Did You Go, Batman? Martin Shkreli, Congress, the Fifth Amendment and You
    It does not help that the most recent symbol of the Fifth Amendment is The Joker:   There has been plenty of news coverage about Martin Shkreli, “pharma bro” and alleged securities fraudster, and his appearance before…
  • Feb 3

    The Freedom of Little Joe Cartwright: Tax Crime, Edgar Allan Poe, Noir Film and Lacrosse

    The Freedom of Little Joe Cartwright: Tax Crime, Edgar Allan Poe, Noir Film and Lacrosse
    Notes for the week. Prosecuting Individuals Federal criminal tax lawyer Jack Townsend blogs at Federal Tax Crimes.  Here is his note on Prosecuting Corporate Employees, particularly in the tax context: I have previously blogged on…
  • Dec 24

    White (Collar) Christmas: Gin, Crime, Theology and the Rat Pack

    White (Collar) Christmas: Gin, Crime, Theology and the Rat Pack
      The hour is upon us, so herewith a few Christmas items. Cocktails Here from the archives is a recipe (via Garden & Gun magazine) for Milk Punch for Christmas Morning and a new recipe for An Old Old-Fashioned   . From…
Rank this Week: 1871

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 2008

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Governor Rauner decides another 100 clemency petitions on February 11, 2016

    Governor Rauner decides another 100 clemency petitions on February 11, 2016
    While it may be too early to say this decisively, it certainly looks as though Governor Rauner is attempting to make clemency decisions a monthly activity during his 2016 tenure. Yesterday, he decided an additional 100 clemency petitions,…
  • Jan 16

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016

    Illinois Governor Rauner grants 5 clemency petitions, denies 149 on January 15, 2016
    In his first act of executive clemency this calendar year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner decides a total of 154 clemency petitions, granting 5 and denying 149. Once again, I am pleased to say that I have a client among the 5 who was…
  • Dec 24

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15

    Governor Rauner grants clemency to 7 individuals on 12/23/15
    In what is very likely his final grant of clemencies this year, Governor Bruce Rauner has granted 7 people pardons with authorization to expunge their past convictions in Illinois on December 23, 2015. I am proud to say that one of these…
Rank this Week: 4556

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer…

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1904

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Feb 12

    What I’m Reading These Day

    What I’m Reading These Day
    The podcasts I listen to cost me money. On a recent podcast, I caught an interview with Cal Newport, who discussed his new book, Deep Work. I’ve been taking a break from business books lately, but this one is very different. His thesis…
  • Feb 11

    Pro-Tip on E-Filing at the Georgia Supreme Court

    Pro-Tip on E-Filing at the Georgia Supreme Court
    Every now and then, I e-file things at the Supreme Court that require me to attach a set of exhibits. There are a few categories of things that require you to petition for the Court to take your appeal. And when you do that, you have to put…
  • Jan 6

    My Interview Regarding Gun Control

    My Interview Regarding Gun Control
    Yesterday, I was interviewed by Zosha Millman regarding the Constitutionality of Obama’s proposed executive actions on gun control. She did a great job of explaining the proposals as well as the potential permanence of them and their…
Rank this Week: 931

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: 2141

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Covers criminal law. By The Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
  • Feb 12

    Your Pierce County / Tacoma DUI Might Mean CPS Involvement and Custody Issues – Be Prepared

    Your Pierce County / Tacoma DUI Might Mean CPS Involvement and Custody Issues – Be Prepared
    Being arrested for DUI is terrifying enough. It’s usually caused by a temporary lapse in judgment with someone who has had no previous legal problems. So now, for the first time in your life, you’re facing potential jail time,…
  • Feb 11

    Know Your DUI Probation Requirements in Tacoma / Pierce County

    Know Your DUI Probation Requirements in Tacoma / Pierce County
    You were arrested for DUI, you were tried and you were convicted.  Or perhaps you plead guilty.  If you had the assistance of Smith & White, PLLC then you likely plea bargained to a reduced charge that does not have mandatory…
  • Feb 9

    What a Charge of Interfering of Domestic Violence Reporting Can Mean in Washington

    What a Charge of Interfering of Domestic Violence Reporting Can Mean in Washington
    Have you or someone you care about been accused of domestic violence assault or any crime marked as domestic violence? Then you now know just how scary this can get. Washington takes domestic violence very seriously. You’re…
Rank this Week: 2093

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CONFIRMS SHARPTON'S IRRELEVANCE. SANDERS IS DRINKING HIS OWN KOOL-AID. BLOOMBERG WAITS.

    CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CONFIRMS SHARPTON'S IRRELEVANCE. SANDERS IS DRINKING HIS OWN KOOL-AID. BLOOMBERG WAITS.
    (The following post is by blog contributor The Professor. Enjoy. )Al Sharpton got his legs cut off from under him Thursday, when the Congressional Black Caucus endorsed Hilary Clinton.  Sharpton, after having breakfast with Sanders on…
  • Feb 9

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!

    NIXON RESIGNS! DEWEY BEATS TRUMAN!
    From the JAA Broward Blog yesterday:Imperato to resign? – a bailiff was caught scurrying away earlier this morning with what looks to be some of Cindy Imperato’s personal belongings in an archive box, including an…
  • Feb 9

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY TODAY
    The irascible, grouchy, unpredictable, "live free or die" citizens of New Hampshire go to the polls today and vote in the nation's first political primary (as opposed to the Iowa caucuses) in this presidential season. We can't help but…
Rank this Week: 86

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

An online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall.

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 2090

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/
  • Feb 12

    Juvenile arrests made in Jacksonville murder of taxi driver

    Juvenile arrests made in Jacksonville murder of taxi driver
    Jacksonville police announced that they have arrested more than one juvenile in the murder of a Duval County cab driver late last year, according to an article in the Florida Times Union.  The victim was found shot in his vehicle the…
  • Feb 9

    St. Johns County police looking for men accused of stealing television

    St. Johns County police looking for men accused of stealing television
      St. Johns County police have released surveillance video and are looking for two men accused of stealing flat-screen televisions from a local store  Police said two men entered the Walmart about 1 a.m. and then loaded up a…
  • Feb 5

    Shooting in Clay County confrontation ruled justified under the Stand Your Ground law

    Shooting in Clay County confrontation ruled justified under the Stand Your Ground law
    A man who shot and killed another man during an argument in a fast-food drive-thru will not face criminal charges.  Prosecutors ruled, nearly a year after the New Year’s Day 2015 shooting, that the 29-year-old man was acting in…
Rank this Week: 1577

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 12

    Can Social Media Prevent Future Crimes?

    Can Social Media Prevent Future Crimes?
    In 2002, Steven Spielberg directed Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report. Spoiler alert: the movie’s plot focused on a detective in a futuristic world where the police used the gifts of three people who could see into the future to…
  • Feb 10

    Was Sean Penn’s Meeting with El Chapo a Crime?

    Was Sean Penn’s Meeting with El Chapo a Crime?
    In one of the stranger bits of news to start 2016, Sean Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor and director, secretly met with and interviewed one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, aka…
  • Feb 8

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?
    There is a Latin phrase that many attorneys learn in law school: “post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Basically, that phrase translates to “after this, therefore because of this.” When one event is seemingly related to an…
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/
  • Feb 12

    Ayala v. Davis, No. 09-99005 (per curiam;…

    Ayala v. Davis, No. 09-99005 (per curiam; panel is Reinhardt, Wardlaw, and Callahan) --- On remand from the United States Supreme Court, see Davis v. Ayala, 135 S. Ct. 2187 (2015), the Ninth Circuit held that the California state courts did…
  • Feb 9

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas appeals.  In the first, the en banc panel settles a question about what "clearly established federal law" governs a claim, and rules in favor of a California state prisoner.  In the second, a…
  • Feb 9

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113…

    United States v. Johnson, No. 14-10113 (Rosenthal, DJ (S.D. Tex.) with Kozinski and Tallman) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated a sentence for false statements and perjury and remanded for resentencing because the sentencing judge failed to make…
Rank this Week: 136

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Prosecutor Dismisses Case Against Pinconning Man Facing Drug Charge

    Prosecutor Dismisses Case Against Pinconning Man Facing Drug Charge
    In December of last year, 24-year-old Jonathan J. Pilat was pulled over by Michigan State Troopers after he was spotted in a cemetery and troopers noticed upon him leaving that the license plate light on his vehicle was inoperable. Upon…
  • Feb 11

    Appeals Court Overturns Conviction in Wire Theft Case

    Appeals Court Overturns Conviction in Wire Theft Case
    In 2014, Chad Colton Bass was convicted in Lewis County in Washington State on charges of first-degree trafficking in stolen property, second-degree burglary, and third-degree theft in connection with the stripping of recyclable metals from a…
  • Feb 9

    Leather Jacket Left at Connecticut Bar Results in Discovery of Drug Factory, Arrest of Suspect

    Leather Jacket Left at Connecticut Bar Results in Discovery of Drug Factory, Arrest of Suspect
    Recently, a Danielson, CT man was arrested on numerous drug charges following an investigation that stemmed from a leather jacket found on a bar stool at The Sports Page in November of last year. According to news reports, a routine bar check…
Rank this Week: 1607

Beyond The Scope

Beyond The Scope

Covers the practice of interstate drug interdiction and property seizure/forfeiture. By Stowers & Sarcone, PLC.

http://www.interstatedrugbust.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Proposed Changes to Public Intoxication Laws in Iowa

    Proposed Changes to Public Intoxication Laws in Iowa
    Recently, I wrote a post about public intoxication laws in Iowa. In the post, I explained that it is illegal to be intoxicated in Iowa in a public place. I wrote that, however, the law allows people to be intoxicated in private residences,…
  • Feb 11

    New Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Legislation

    New Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Legislation
    As I wrote recently, it is a crime to possess and use any kind of marijuana products in Iowa. However, in 2014, Iowa’s medical marijuana law took effect. The law allowed patients with severe epilepsy to use medical cannabis oil and…
  • Feb 10

    Forfeiture Attorney: Iowa’s Cash Seizure Cops Target Out-of-State Driver

    Forfeiture Attorney: Iowa’s Cash Seizure Cops Target Out-of-State Driver
    I’m an attorney, I handle significant forfeiture cases and I know that Iowa’s cash seizure cops do target our-of-state drivers. A few months back I posted an Editorial from the Des Moines Register, “Patrol forfeitures target…
Rank this Week: 2296

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/
  • Feb 12

    DMV Hearing After A DUI In Okaloosa County or Walton County

    DMV Hearing After A DUI In Okaloosa County or Walton County
    Dealing with the DMV in Florida: Scheduling the DUI Administrative Hearing The DUI review hearings are scheduled at the Bureau of Administrative Reviews local office. For cases originating in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, that office…
  • Feb 6

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?

    Can A Felony DUI Get Reduced To A Misdemeanor In Okaloosa County?
    Accidents or Prior DUI’s Lead To Felony Charges In Florida, we have seen a push by prosecutors to enhance DUI charges. Any DUI related to a crash or accident, or property damage are being treated much more severely by the courts and…
  • Feb 2

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County
    Are DUI checkpoints legal in Florida? See “What To Do When Stopped For DUI In Okaloosa or Walton County, Florida DUI checkpoints have faced Constitutional scrutiny for many years. DUI checkpoint advocates suggest that they reduce…
Rank this Week: 1927

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 12

    Sexism at LegalTech?

    Sexism at LegalTech?
    Last year, I did a quick run through LegalTech, the trade show for businesses with a lifespan of about a month to show how cool their legal technology is. It was the “swag report,” and it was for fun, though some of the…
  • Feb 12

    P.O. Liang Convicted, And No One Was Saved

    P.O. Liang Convicted, And No One Was Saved
    Rookie New York City Police Officer Peter Liang was convicted in Brooklyn of Manslaughter 2° for the killing of Akai Gurley in the stairwell of the Pink Houses. Gurley is still dead, not to mention smeared for the audacity of being the…
  • Feb 12

    How Fair Is Too Fair?

    How Fair Is Too Fair?
    Among the myriad complaints arising from colleges adjudicating rape and sexual assault claims following the unlawful and misguided efforts of the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, to compel schools to recreate their campuses…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 677

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: 67

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    The 5 AM Miracle and Why Lawyers should Read it

    The 5 AM Miracle and Why Lawyers should Read it
    I read self improvement and motivational books all of the time. I think it is easy to say that these books are all essentially the same. However, many times the author will remind you in a new way of helpful things to improve your life or…
  • Feb 8

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08

    The DUI Breath Alcohol Per Se limit should not be lowered from .08
    Lowering the legal limit should be rejecting as punishing social drinking; it would not have any impact on reducing serious DUI accidents as these are not being caused by individuals with breath test results under .08.   Fox40 points out…
  • Feb 3

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading

    New evidence supports correlation between gastric bypass and higher breath test reading
    The results of a sobriety test, such as the Breathalyzer or blood test, frequently play a crucial role in the outcome of a drunk driving case. When assessing how reliable the sobriety test results may have been, it is important to consider…
Rank this Week: 4733

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/
  • Feb 12

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The New Hampshire presidential primary happened Tuesday.  Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the contest for their respective parties.  Politico reports that the New Hampshire results forecast an intense battle in the coming months…
  • Feb 11

    Talking about Sentencing at Trial

    Talking about Sentencing at Trial
    It’s like Fight Club: the first rule of talking about sentencing at trial is don’t talk about sentencing at trial. Well, it’s not actually a hard-and-fast rule. But the relatively few cases we have suggest that it’s…
  • Feb 10

    Selfies, Distracted Driving, and the Virginia Plan

    Selfies, Distracted Driving, and the Virginia Plan
    Everyone knows that it is unlawful to text while driving in North Carolina.  But what’s the legal status of all of the other distracting things people do with their phones?  Is it unlawful to take a selfie while driving? To…
Rank this Week: 1557

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 11

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School
    At some point, the late Judge Sylvania Woods was honored by becoming the namesake of a Prince George's County, Maryland, elementary school. If he knew about this month's child pornography filming scandal there, he would be rolling in his…
  • Feb 9

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt
    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they…
  • Feb 8

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter

    When alleged shoplifters receive dollar-demanding lawyer letter
    Shoplifting collections letters are part of retailers' larger efforts to minimize loss from theft. For that reason alone, a person cannot expect to pick his or her nose or scratch his or her butt in a large store without being caught on…
Rank this Week: 155

The Criminal Lawyer

The Criminal Lawyer

Provides commentary and breaking news about criminal law and policy. By Nathaniel Burney.

http://burneylawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 11

    A Tiny Bit More on Qualified Immunity

    A Tiny Bit More on Qualified Immunity
    Last summer, I made a little ‘splainer for the Washington Post briefly explaining how Qualified Immunity works (and doesn’t). [Link] This afternoon, a very nice reporter reached out to me for some followup.…
  • Nov 13

    Thou Shalt Not Dissent

    Thou Shalt Not Dissent
    The first commandment of any orthodoxy is “thou shalt not dissent.” Because, to the orthodox, their doctrine is who they are. It is their identity. Any threat to the dogma is existential — any challenge to their beliefs is a…
  • Nov 11

    A Prosecutor Defends Eyewitness Identification

    A Prosecutor Defends Eyewitness Identification
    It’s fairly well-established that eyewitness identification sucks, as a rule. There have been tons of scientific studies going back decades — and more are conducted all the time — on the reliability of eyewitness…
Rank this Week: 1419

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

DeKalb County Criminal Law Blog

By Cohen Law Firm.

http://www.cohenlawatlanta.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Local Georgia mayor jailed for criminal charge

    Local Georgia mayor jailed for criminal charge
    A Georgia mayor is currently behind bars after being arrested by police officers in his own town. Police believe that he operated a local government vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, although he never actually submitted to any…
  • Jan 28

    Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charge

    Alleged fake cancer diagnosis results in criminal charge
    Georgia police arrested an area woman after claiming that she preyed on the generosity of others in order to gather donations for herself. Her criminal charges consist of one felony and one misdemeanor charge, although authorities have…
  • Jan 14

    Criminal charges filed against Georgia woman suspected of heist

    Criminal charges filed against Georgia woman suspected of heist
    U.S. Marshals recently took a 24-year-old woman into custody on accusations of committing multiple jewelry store heists. Arrested in Georgia where most of the alleged robberies took place, authorities suspect that she might be connected to…
Rank this Week: 2391

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog covers DWI/DWAI, traffic violations, gun crimes, weapon crimes, prostitution, and other criminal offenses. By New York attorneys, Tilem & Associates.

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

    GUNS AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS

    GUNS AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS
    New York firearms attorneys Tilem & Associates have been following the increasing number of guns recovered at US airports and more specifically the guns being recovered at local airports such as LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark with…
  • May 28

    New York Law Firm Gets Two DWI’s Dismissed on the Same Day in the Same Courtroom

    New York Law Firm Gets Two DWI’s Dismissed on the Same Day in the Same Courtroom
    Two New York DWI cases were dismissed in back to back victories, in the same Court on the same day, yesterday. The unusual drama played out in a New York County Criminal Court courtroom, last week as the Judge...
  • Apr 29

    Tilem & Associates Beats Another Handgun Ammunition Charge at Local Area Airport

    Tilem & Associates Beats Another Handgun Ammunition Charge at Local Area Airport
    Again, at JFK airport in Queens, New York, Tilem & Associates beat another handgun ammunition charge after a client was found bringing handgun ammunition through the TSA screening area. As described in a previous blog, the New York City…
Rank this Week: 2029

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Feb 11

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained

    Honest Services Fraud - "Value of Benefit Received" Explained
    United States v. Harper, No. 14-2701. The defendant pleaded guilty to fraud consisting of her having abused her position as a member of a Chicago public-school board by accepting kickbacks of more than $500,000 from bus companies to which…
  • Feb 3

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification

    Eyewitness Identification - Landmark Decision Identifies Fallibility of Eyewitness Identification
    People of the State of Illinois v. Eduardo Lerma, No. 118496. Editor's Note - This is an Illinois Supreme Court Opinion. The issue is whether, in light of the specific facts and circumstances of this case, the circuit court of...
  • Jan 22

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule

    USSG 2D1.(b)(12) Stash House Enhancement - Boilerplate Rule
    US v. Acasio Sanchez. No. 15-1356 Acasio Sanchez pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and was sentenced below the guidelines range to 40…
Rank this Week: 883

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

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

    What Are My Rights If the Police Stop Me?

    What Are My Rights If the Police Stop Me?
    Many people who are stopped by the police in different circumstances don’t know what to say or do. Some people ask questions like, “What should I say if I am stopped by the police?”, “How do I act… The post What…
  • Feb 9

    Be Careful When Pleading Guilty to a Drug Crime

    Be Careful When Pleading Guilty to a Drug Crime
    When someone is charged in Palm Beach County with committing a drug-related crime such as possession of marijuana or possession of cocaine, he or she is given a date to go to court.  Oftentimes, the prosecutor makes a… The post Be…
  • Jan 28

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?

    What Are My Rights at Airports and Borders?
    Are you traveling from Florida anytime soon? Will you be at the Palm Beach International Airport? Do you know what your rights are? It’s important to know your rights so that you can exercise them if… The post What Are My Rights…
Rank this Week: 3617