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Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

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

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Stuart Taylor on Cohan

    Stuart Taylor on Cohan
    My colleague Stuart Taylor appeared this morning on the Imus program. He talked about the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, and then offered some comments on author William D. Cohan's work. You can listen to Stuart at this…
  • Apr 23

    Cohan: Fact & Fiction

    Cohan: Fact & Fiction
    In his C-SPAN interview, William D. Cohan described himself as a “serious investigative journalist.” Yet despite a tendency in his book to operate mostly by inference and insinuation, Cohan has made a number of factual errors,…
  • Apr 22

    Cohan & Mangum's Credibility

    Cohan & Mangum's Credibility
    William D. Cohan’s book tour has featured a full-throated defense of prosecutorial misconduct. The prosecutor who withheld exculpatory evidence in violation of North Carolina law is, instead, “honorable.” The district…
Rank this Week: 391

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 260

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in Lockett & Warner v. Evans is available in Adobe .pdf format; also available, a dissent concurring in result by Justice Taylor. "Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates' Claims," is the AP…
  • Apr 23

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation
    The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty has issued a draft of its Final Report and Recommendations. A group of prosecutors have also released a...
  • Apr 23

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor
    "Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes in Arizona," is the AP report, via KTAR-FM. The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty, sending it to Gov.…
Rank this Week: 72

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 45, Bakersfield, California, was convicted by a federal jury finding her guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and two counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. The charges stem from her…
  • Apr 23

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback

    Conspirators Admit Inflating Purchase Prices to Obtain Kickback
    Nsane Phanuel Ligate, 42, Ashburn, Virginia, a real estate agent, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the purchase of two properties located on North Patterson Park Avenue,…
  • Apr 22

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Hard Money Lender Pleads Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Emiel A. Kandi, 37, University Place, Washington, a former hard money lender, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit false statements in loan applications and make false statements to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and to…
Rank this Week: 3

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

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

    Store Owner Jailed for Improperly Selling Contact Lense

    Store Owner Jailed for Improperly Selling Contact Lense
    Yes, you read that correctly. According to the Sun Sentinel, a 27-year-old South Florida shop owner was arrested and jailed on Monday for allegedly selling contact lenses to people who did not have prescriptions. Although the man suspected…
  • Apr 23

    Justice Deptartment to Revise Clemency Criteria

    Justice Deptartment to Revise Clemency Criteria
    It has long been known that prison sentences for convictions involving crack cocaine us are disproportionately more severe than those involving cocaine in powder form. In recent years, as our criminal defense lawyers know, the Obama…
  • Apr 21

    The Significance of Hall v. Florida

    The Significance of Hall v. Florida
    As we get closer to summer, our South Florida criminal defense attorneys know that Supreme Court decisions are just around the corner. In the coming months, we expect to hear a ruling on the case of Hall v. Florida, in which the defendant and…
Rank this Week: 1737

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

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

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 385

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By James S. Friedman, LLC.

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Latest Insurance Fraud Prosecution in New Jersey

    Latest Insurance Fraud Prosecution in New Jersey
    Six Passaic County residents were arrested recently and charged with staging automobile accidents.  The State is alleging that their actions defrauded two insurance companies out of approximately $78,000.00, in connection with accidents…
  • Apr 20

    Fernandez v. California – “No” does not necessarily mean “No”.

    Fernandez v. California – “No” does not necessarily mean “No”.
    Generally speaking, consent searches are on the long list of unwanted events that create additional hurdles to mounting an effective defense in any criminal case.  Fernandez v. California, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on February…
  • Apr 20

    Amend New Jersey Constitution to Help Guarantee an Independent Judiciary

    Amend New Jersey Constitution to Help Guarantee an Independent Judiciary
    New Jersey judges are currently appointed for initial seven-year terms.  At the end of this period, a judge’s appointment is reviewed by the Governor and the State Senate with an eye toward determining whether they should be…
Rank this Week: 2717

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    What Happens When the State Violates a Discovery Order in a DWI case?

    What Happens When the State Violates a Discovery Order in a DWI case?
    One reason we needed the Michael Morton Act (which improved on our State’s horrible discovery rules in criminal cases) is that the State was hiding evidence which convicted innocent people. One problem with the Michael Morton Act, and…
  • Apr 22

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know

    Dallas Police Sobriety Testing Training Problems- What you need to know
    Here’s a story from WFAA about problems with the DPD field sobriety testing program. Apparently too many officers were failing, and it’s taken on a racial angle of sorts. Dallas police sobriety testing training practices called…
  • Apr 18

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case

    State Jail Felony Drug Possession Case
    Have you been arrested for a State Jail felony drug possession in case in Dallas, Rockwall, or Kaufman County? Are you currently a recreational meth, coke or heroin user?  Here is what you need to know.Possession of small amounts (less…
Rank this Week: 755

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/
  • Apr 24

    More turnover at TJJD top spot

    More turnover at TJJD top spot
    The Texas Juvenile Justice Department will soon have its third executive director in less than a month, according to the Texas Tribune. Mike Griffiths, who'd been there about 18 months, recently retired, and "Linda Brooke, the current interim…
  • Apr 24

    Five Harris County jailers accused of contraband smuggling

    Five Harris County jailers accused of contraband smuggling
    More problems with guards smuggling contraband into the Harris County Jail. Reported James Pinkerton at the Houston Chronicle ("Firing of 5th jail guard raises alarm," April 23):On Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced…
  • Apr 22

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report
    On Texas Public Radio, LBJ School instructor Michele Deitch and TDCJ guard union president Lance Lowry were interviewed yesterday on the subject of Gov. Rick Perry's declaration that Texas won't comply with new Prison Rape Elimination Act…
Rank this Week: 77

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

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

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

    False distress signal = $489,000

    False distress signal = $489,000
    Not much happening this week (so far) in the Sixth, so thought I would share this nugget with you.  Yesterday, the Court upheld the sentence in the case of United States v. Kumar. 13-3970  Kumar was a 19 year old student at…
  • Apr 22

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit

    April 14 through 18, a busy week for the Sixth Circuit
    Compared to most weeks, the 6th Circuit was very active this past week. There were five published cases, which appear to be noteworthy. I will provide a brief synopsis of all five. 1) Teresa Prewett v. Stanley Weems, Case No. 12-6489.…
  • Apr 15

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!

    Policy and Perjury and Leadership, oh my!
    Last week, the Sixth Circuit ruled in United States v. Kamper and Head, 12-5167 and 12-5800. The cases concerned an MDMA distribution conspiracy. Kamper was the "administrator" of the conspiracy and Head, a chemist, was "in charge of…
Rank this Week: 1770

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    On Parsing the Cost of the Harm - and Its Cause

    On Parsing the Cost of the Harm - and Its Cause
    There are, in this world, people who do unspeakable things to others.  Some of their victims are children.   And some of them - Well, thereby hangs a tale.Someone rapes a child, films it, and puts the film out in the ether where…
  • Apr 18

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then

    Even When It’s Hard – Maybe Especially Then
    I need to tell you a story today, illustrated with real photographs.It’s about this woman.  Her name is Maryam Hosseinzadeh.  But no.  I cannot tell you about her yet. You must first meet Koukab.  Here she is.She is…
  • Apr 16

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King

    And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of King
    Shakespeare's Richard II, feeling sorry for himself, recognizing that his situation is hopeless and he will shortly be deposed:For God's sake, let us sit upon the groundAnd tell sad stories of the death of kings;How some have been deposed;…
Rank this Week: 1096

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/
  • Apr 24

    Ohio Traffic Law and Google Gla

    Ohio Traffic Law and Google Gla
    Ohio Traffic Law has yet to weigh in on the issue, but other states are creating speed bumps for Google Glass. Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when…
  • Apr 23

    Fourth Amendment Drunk Driving Case Decided By SCOTUS

    Fourth Amendment Drunk Driving Case Decided By SCOTUS
    The Supreme Court handed down an opinion in a Fourth Amendment drunk driving case yesterday in Navarette v. California, No. 12-9490 (Apr 22, 2104) (available here). Writing for the divided Court, here is how Justice Thomas’s opinion…
  • Apr 21

    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on DUI Motion To Suppress Issue

    Ohio Supreme Court Rules on DUI Motion To Suppress Issue
    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on a DUI Motion to Suppress issue in State v. Codeluppi, 2012-Ohio-5812. In August of 2011, Officer Ryan M. Young of the North Ridgeville Police Department stopped Ms. Codeluppi on Lorain Road for driving 53…
Rank this Week: 1018

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    The Racial Politics of Clemency

    The Racial Politics of Clemency
    The Obama Administration's Department of Justice is going all-out in its drive for clemency for a large segment of federal inmates convicted of drug offenses. It's also making a big display of it, with a prominent rollout this week.Why?…
  • Apr 23

    Reasonable Application

    Reasonable Application
    If a criminal defendant argues a debatable question in his appeal in the state courts, those courts rule against him, and the U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up the case (as it does 99% of the time), should the...
  • Apr 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Double-Murderer Put to Death: The state of Missouri executed 57-year-old William Rousan early Wednesday morning for his role in the 1993 murders of an elderly farming couple.  Carey Gillam of Reuters reports that Rousan, along…
Rank this Week: 297

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Rhode Island criminal law and constitutional criminal rights. By Matthew T. Marin.

http://matthewtmarin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Rhode Island Domestic Violence Defense Infographic

    Rhode Island Domestic Violence Defense Infographic
    #rhodeislanddomesticviolencelawyer#ridomesticviolencelawhttp://www.matthewtmarin.com/rhode_island_domestic_violence_defense_lawyer.htmlhttp://www.rhodeislanddomesticviolencelawyer.com
  • Apr 13

    Can I Expunge My Felony Charge in Rhode Island?

    Can I Expunge My Felony Charge in Rhode Island?
    A question that is frequently asked by potential clients is whether they can expunge a prior felony offense.  While the question may seem straightforward, such a determination can be difficult.  First, your felony charge must be…
  • Apr 12

    Assault Charges Dismissed in the Rhode Island District Court

    Assault Charges Dismissed in the Rhode Island District Court
    We are pleased to report that yesterday morning charges of misdemeanor simple assault and battery pending against a Client were DISMISSED in the Rhode Island District Court.  The Client had been facing a misdemeanor charge of simple…
Rank this Week: 1833

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Rocking The Cradle of Liberty

    Rocking The Cradle of Liberty
    In a remarkable post, Radley Balko revisists Boston a year after the marathon bombing.  Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall, bears the nickname “the cradle of liberty.”   On top is a grasshopper weather vane. Knowledge of…
  • Apr 24

    The Path To “Merciless” (Update)

    The Path To “Merciless” (Update)
    In a post entitled “Merciless,” Judge Kopf tells the story of Stephanie Lomax, now known as Hamedah Ali Hasan, who he originally sentenced in 1993 after trial for crimes that occurred from 1988 to 1991. The point of the story…
  • Apr 23

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win

    “Amy” Decided, and Arbitrary Win
    The name of the case is Paroline v. United States, but the case is all about Amy. Amy, Amy, Amy.  As I read the syllabus to the opinion, itself ponderous, my thoughts went to whether a young woman would have made herself the key figure…
Rank this Week: 44

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Domenic J. Lombardo Criminal Blog

Covers criminal defense legal news.

http://www.attorneylombardo.com/articles/
  • Apr 24

    Understanding San Diego Robbery Law

    Understanding San Diego Robbery Law
    If you have been charged with the criminal offense of robbery in San Diego, California you are potentially facing a lengthy prison term if convicted. For this reason, it is crucial that you understand the charges you are facing and that you…
  • Apr 22

    Should I Take a Plea Agreement in San Diego?

    Should I Take a Plea Agreement in San Diego?
    If you are currently facing criminal charges in San Diego and you are new to the criminal justice system you undoubtedly have numerous questions and concerns about the process and the possible outcomes. One question that you will likely be…
  • Apr 17

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?

    Pre-filing Investigation in San Diego: I Am Not Guilty, Should I Talk to the Police?
    Imagine that the police have either detained you or they have asked you to come in and speak with them.  You know you are not guilty of committing any criminal offense and are tempted to talk to them to clear your name. Although it may…
Rank this Week: 3347

Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Apr 23

    Im Zweifel für den Generalbundesanwalt

    Im Zweifel für den Generalbundesanwalt
    Als Folge der Ermittlungspannen im Zusammenhang mit dem Nationalsozialistischen Untergrund (NSU) will Justizminister Heiko Maas die Position der Bundesanwaltschaft stärken: Ein Gesetzentwurf sieht demnach vor, dass die…
  • Apr 22

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?

    Vergewaltigung: Wer ist Täter und wer ist Opfer?
    Der Ärger über den Artikel bezüglich einer Studie zur Strafverfolgung von Vergewaltigungen auf Sueddeutsche (und anderen) ist noch nicht abgeklungen. Zu groß war die Ignoranz und Naivität des Autors…
  • Apr 20

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld

    Ich wasche meine Hände in Unschuld
    Sie sind Strafverteidiger und legen Wert auf eine hochwertige Ausstattung Ihrer Kanzlei, auf hochwertige Details und witzige Accessoires? Dann habe ich – in der Hoffnung, dass Sie das Produkt noch nicht kennen – einen…
Rank this Week: 851

Los Angeles Criminal Defense…

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers celebrity crime, felonies, DUI, three strikes offenses, and white collar crime cases. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    24/7 Sobriety Programs or Interlock Ignition Devices: Which Work Better for Deterring Los Angeles DUI Recidivism?

    24/7 Sobriety Programs or Interlock Ignition Devices: Which Work Better for Deterring Los Angeles DUI Recidivism?
    A profound debate is going on in the Los Angeles DUI defense community (and the DUI community at large): What techniques and strategies work best for preventing so-called “recidivist” behavior? Even though the justice system can…
  • Apr 21

    Did Your Los Angeles DUI Accident Give Someone Whiplash?

    Did Your Los Angeles DUI Accident Give Someone Whiplash?
    According to the Los Angeles DUI injury section of the California Vehicle Code — 23153 — if you injured someone while driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, prosecutors can subject you to a fearsome array…
  • Apr 21

    Horrendous News – 16-Year-Old Girl Dies After DUI Driver Hits Her Apartment

    Horrendous News – 16-Year-Old Girl Dies After DUI Driver Hits Her Apartment
    This awful news qualifies as one of most disturbing Los Angeles DUI stories of the year: a 16-year-old girl died over the weekend, after a suspected DUI driver smashed into her Palmdale apartment complex. Police found a mini-van jammed inside…
Rank this Week: 967

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

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

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 746

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/
  • Apr 23

    Sharonville moves ahead with sex offender ban

    Sharonville moves ahead with sex offender ban
    4-24-2014 Ohio: Sharonville is banning registered sex offenders from membership to the city’s recreation facilities. Though the ordinance, passed unanimously by City Council, takes effect May 8, Law Director Tom Keating said new…
  • Apr 22

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention

    Lawmakers grapple with DCF funds in wake of child deaths; critics warn no money for prevention
    4-22-2014 Florida: In the wake of dozens of child abuse-related deaths, Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would add 400 new child protective investigators. Critics, however, worry the bill overlooks funding to treat mental…
  • Apr 22

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'

    Steinberg seeks sex offender review beyond 'what sounds good'
    4-22-2014 California: California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of…
Rank this Week: 33

Leyba Defense blog

Leyba Defense blog

Covers Washington State criminal matters including DUI issues.

http://www.leyba-defense.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    State v. Mecham – what does this mean for DUI cases in WA

    State v. Mecham – what does this mean for DUI cases in WA
    A few days ago the Division One Court of Appeals in WA State recently came down with a ruling that was not favorable to defendants facing a DUI charge in WA.  In my opinion this ruling will result in one more unfair advantage Prosecutors…
  • Apr 14

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?

    Can hiring a good DUI Attorney ever backfire?
    Recently I was in a local court in King County when I happened to catch the tail end of a heated conversation between a fellow Seattle DUI Attorney (who is well respected among defense attorneys) and a Prosecutor.  Afterwards I was just…
  • Apr 10

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit

    Local cop gets arrested for DUI with BAC less than legal limit
    In case you had any questions about whether there is such a thing as a “legal limit” anymore on DUI cases in Washington State.  This should answer that question.  A local law enforcement officer was recently arrested for…
Rank this Week: 3101

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Federal Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Frost Bussert LLC.

http://www.federalcriminallawblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case

    U.S. Supreme Court provides guidance on how sentencing courts should award restitution in child pornography case
    Our firm has handled a number of child pornography cases, especially within the past few years as the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut have made these cases a high priority.  In every one of these…
  • Oct 5

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”

    “A person, even if convicted of a crime, retains his humanity.”
    So begins the discussion section of United States v. McLaurin, — F.3d –, Docket No. 12–3514–cr. (2d Cir., Oct. 3, 2013), a recent Second Circuit opinion holding penile plethysmography, as a condition of supervised…
  • Sep 26

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release

    New Support for the Early Termination of Supervised Release
    Federal defendants sentenced to a term of imprisonment are typically subject to a period of post-release supervision known as supervised release. While the length of a supervised release term is governed by statute and the Sentencing…
Rank this Week: 2748

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI issues. By the Law Offices of Peter A. Mesich.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 23

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Clients and Defense
    In the last post I discussed the difficulty in DUI jury trials and why I enjoy DUI and criminal defense. In this blog entry, I will discuss clients and defenses. The two go hand in hand for a number of different reasons that will be…
  • Apr 16

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it

    DUI Criminal Defense and Jury Trials- Why I Enjoy it
    I recently posted on the initial steps after getting a DUI and the decision to hire a DUI attorney. The decision to go to jury trial and which attorney to hire should go hand in hand. Some attorneys never go to trial. Things happen in…
  • Apr 4

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney

    March Madness III, What to do After Hiring an Attorney
    From 64 down to four. The Aztec-ian dreams are long faded into hopes for next year. Now Mort and co. attempts to predict who will win it all. Mort has his attorney, and feels a mild sense of satisfaction- and apprehension. After selecting…
Rank this Week: 3475

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1065

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
Rank this Week: 1029

The Saile Law Blog

The Saile Law Blog

Covers New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury, criminal and traffic offenses legal developments. By Saile & Saile LLP.

http://www.sailelaw.com/blog/index.cfm
  • Apr 23

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?

    Will a personal injury settlement address the value of my totaled vehicle?
    If your vehicle is totaled in a car accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company should cover the value of the vehicle. Be aware of how insurance companies value a totaled car, and exercise your rights with help from an…
  • Apr 21

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?

    Jaywalking: illegal or legal in Pennsylvania?
    Most refer to jaywalking as illegally crossing a street. The state of Pennsylvania doesn’t officially use the term ‘jaywalking,’ but does enforce pedestrian safety laws that cover illegally crossing a street and more.…
  • Apr 18

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?

    What information should I collect from the other driver after a car accident?
    The moments after a car accident are important to collect information from the other driver. Asking the right questions and following the right procedure can make a big difference in how your case is handled.Some questions you should ask the…
Rank this Week: 1646

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    LUNCH AND LEARN

    LUNCH AND LEARN
    The lunch time CLE Seminar "Lunch and Learn" will be held this Thursday in courtroom 4-6 at noon.A Judge will be presenting the topic. We're not making this up: Incompetency. Make of it what you will. Incompetency means never having to say "I…
  • Apr 22

    BE NOT DECEIVED

    BE NOT DECEIVED
    "Be not deceived."  That was the  concluding coda to Justice Scalia's first paragraph in his blistering dissent  in Navarette v. California to Justice Thomas's statist opinion upholding a traffic stop in California based…
  • Apr 21

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL

    PLEA NEGOTIATIONS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL
    JANE DOE v. USA ex Rel ROY BLACK, MARTIN WEINBERG, JEFFREY EPSTEIN. The Perlam doctrine;  Fed Rule of Evidence 410; A criminal investigation for sex crimes, a civil lawsuit by the victim; Ipse Dixit, this case has it all!Look! Up in…
Rank this Week: 171

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
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
Rank this Week: 345

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Apr 23

    Remember the Prescription Defense

    Remember the Prescription Defense
    In the case of Daniel Shedd versus the State of Florida, Mr. Shedd was convicted of possession of alprazolam and hydrocodone as well as marijuana.  The facts of his case are as follows: Shedd was pulled over by… The post…
  • Apr 17

    The Rape Shield Statute Does Not Apply to All Sex Crime

    The Rape Shield Statute Does Not Apply to All Sex Crime
    In the case of Deven Cooper versus the State of Florida, Mr. Cooper was convicted of the crimes of lewd or lascivious battery and molestation.  At his trial, Cooper’s lawyer was not allowed to question Cooper’s accuser about…
  • Apr 11

    Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Year

    Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Year
    It is often because of DNA evidence that wrongfully-convicted people are released from prison.  However, as the following New York Times story demonstrates, that is not always the case. By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD April 8, 2014 A…
Rank this Week: 2282

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Apr 23

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett

    SEC Seeks To Move TelexFree Bankruptcy To Massachusett
    Citing a "coordinated effort to avoid the Massachusetts courts," the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a motion in a Nevada bankruptcy court seeking to transfer venue of the TelexFree bankruptcy to a Massachusetts bankruptcy court.…
  • Apr 23

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee

    TelexFree Trustee Says "Compelling Evidence of Fraud," Seeks Appointment Of Independent Trustee
     Given the facts alleged in the SEC Case, TelexFree appears to be engaged in a classic Ponzi scheme. - Tracy Hope Davis, U.S. Trustee  The United States trustee overseeing the bankruptcy cases of TelexFree, LLC, TelexFree,…
  • Apr 22

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information

    TelexFree Seeks Six-Week Extension To File Financial Information
    Attorneys for TelexFree have filed a motion seeking court approval for a six-week extension to provide the required supplements to their bankruptcy filing, including financial disclosure statements, summaries of assets, and lists of…
Rank this Week: 652

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is 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

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/
  • Apr 23

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    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…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 190

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont

    X was the only defendant to take the stand...cont
    The court is satisfied that the court met its obligation to hear the "offer of proof". Defense counsel was twice given an opportunity to summarize the evidence and explain its relevance without restriction by the court. Indeed,…
  • Apr 23

    New York City Penitentiary

    New York City Penitentiary
    The two questions to which the witness claimed privilege were only incidental and collateral and, clearly, the error was not substantial enough to justify a reversal. Furthermore, any error which may have been committed was obviated by the…
  • Apr 23

    Ventimiglia hearing

    Ventimiglia hearing
    During the trial, the defense counsel noted that he had just received information as to the nature of the uncharged crimes which the People intended to introduce during their direct examination of the defendant. The defendant objected to…
Rank this Week: 916

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers DWIs, prostitution, and drug charges. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 1186

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust

    Two Men Arrested in “Main Line Take-Over Project” Drug Bust
    Two young men eager to take over the high-end drug trade in some of Pennsylvania’s best prep schools were arrested during a coordinated drug bust on Tuesday. 25-year-old Neil Scott and 18-year-old Timothy Brooks were arrested after…
  • Apr 22

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    550 Caught Texting While Driving During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    550 Minnesotans were issued citations for texting while driving during the 10-day statewide crackdown that concluded on April 20. Law enforcement officials hope the tickets send the message that their text message can wait. “The number…
  • Apr 21

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber

    Death Penalty Looming For Boston Marathon Bomber
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old accused killing three and injuring 260 spectators near the finish line of the Boston marathon won’t begin until November, and while a guilty verdict may seen like a foregone conclusion,…
Rank this Week: 2210

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814

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: 370

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    OPEN & GROSS LEWDNESS CHARGE AVOIDED

    OPEN & GROSS LEWDNESS CHARGE AVOIDED
    On February 24, 2014 JV, a 66 year old retired carpenter, woke up at about 7:30 in the morning. He sleeps in just a t-shirt. He got out of bed and walked over to a living room window and stood by the window looking outside. His private parts…
  • Apr 10

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED

    ANOTHER ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGE AVOIDED
    On Friday, December 13, 2013, DL, a 44 year old truck driver from Dracut was delivering a load of crushed stone to a construction site in Andover. DL and the foreman at the construction site got into a heated argument about where the crushed…
  • Apr 9

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED

    9 YEAR OLD WARRANT CANCELLED
    Back in 2005 PT, then age 31, kited checks at a local bank in Holyoke, MA and ended up owing the bank $1,100.00. Check kiting is illegal and when he refused to pay the bank the $1,100.00 a criminal complaint for Larceny by Check Over $250 was…
Rank this Week: 4939

Not Guilty!

Not Guilty!

A forum for those who feel they have been blind-sided by the justice system and seek to defend their rights and their innocence. By Sydne French.

http://sfrenchlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police

    What to Do if You Are Stopped By Police
    Knowledge is Power. Know Your Rights!I get a lot of calls from people asking what they should do if the police are at their door asking questions, or if they are stopped by police in the street. In these types of situations it is…
  • Apr 15

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?

    Confessing to a crime via social media: Is it the new social norm?
    What makes a person confess to a crime – online?Given my background in clinical psychology, the driving force behind what makes someone confess to a crime via social media fascinates me. Take the case of Derek Medina in Florida. By now…
  • Apr 7

    Guilty or No Contest?

    Guilty or No Contest?
    Why Knowing the Difference Can Make All the Difference.The two most common pleas a person can enter before sentencing are the guilty plea, and the no contest plea. Both pleas can seem very similar, since both result in a conviction. However,…
Rank this Week: 4550

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 23

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop

    Navarette v. California: Anonymous Tips, Reasonable Suspicion, and Car Stop
    The state of the law with respect to reasonable suspicion, anonymous tips and car stops is already pretty muddy.  Now, with Navarette v. California, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Supreme Court has just made it worse. A woman calls 911 to…
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
Rank this Week: 551

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: 1265

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/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Rank this Week: 223

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By the Kaiser Law Firm PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1960

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Covers criminal law, litigation tactics, parenting rights and medical marijuana.

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Apr 23

    An Ode to Quirky Judge

    An Ode to Quirky Judge
    My wife and I finally started watching the TV series The Good Wife, and we’re hooked. We’ve just finished season 2, and we’re ready to start season 3 despite reading the recent spoiler that Will dies in season 5.…
  • Apr 5

    Wheelchair Users: The Dangers of Falling/Tilting

    Wheelchair Users: The Dangers of Falling/Tilting
    This is a post I wrote today for Guns, Gams and Gumshoes, a website I and my better-half started in 2009 for private investigators, researchers and writers developing sleuth/P.I. characters and stories. Over the years, both of us have written…
  • Mar 14

    ATF Special Agents Sue the Government

    ATF Special Agents Sue the Government
    ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay Dobyns worked undercover in the Hell’s Angels gang.  After finishing this undercover job, he…
Rank this Week: 4068

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 229