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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 19

    Missing Afghan Cops Training at Quatico With DEA Found

    Missing Afghan Cops Training at Quatico With DEA Found
    The DEA brought a bunch of Afghan police to Quantico to train them. It says it polygraphed them and took their passports. That didn't stop two of them from taking off in Georgetown Saturday. They have now been found. They will be returned…
  • Sep 19

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Scotland voted to stay in the U.K. "With 31 of 32 constituencies declared, unionists had won 55 percent of the vote while separatists were on 45 percent." The bill to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels has now passed in the Senate. …
  • Sep 18

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy

    ISIS: Major Change of Hostage Media Strategy
    British reporter John Cantlie was first captured by extremists in Syria in July, 2012. Here he is in a new video, calmly sitting at a table dressed in the tell-tale orange detainee garb, telling the public this is the first of a series of…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Sep 19

    SpearIt on Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

    SpearIt on Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Spectacular or Specious? A Critical Review of the Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat (39 T. Marshall L. Rev. 225 (2014))…
  • Sep 19

    Hamilton on the Reliability of Assault Victims' Immediate Account

    Hamilton on the Reliability of Assault Victims' Immediate Account
    Melissa Hamilton (University of Houston Law Center) has posted The Reliability of Assault Victims’ Immediate Accounts: Evidence from Trauma Studies (Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Sep 19

    Fan on Executioner Confidentiality and Legal Injection Drug Supplier

    Fan on Executioner Confidentiality and Legal Injection Drug Supplier
    Mary D. Fan (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Extending Executioner Confidentiality to Lethal Injection Drug Suppliers (95 Boston University Law Review (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The strategy of…
Rank this Week: 399

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 19

    How to Increase Gross Domestic Product

    How to Increase Gross Domestic Product
    The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded yesterday by the Annals of Improbable Research.And the prize in economics goes to [drum roll] ...ISTAT -- the Italian government's National Institute of Statistics, for proudly taking the lead in fulfilling…
  • Sep 19

    Catch and Release

    Catch and Release
    Federal Judge Richard Kopf at Hercules and the Umpire has this post with a funny cartoon and a serious point.  Down in the comments, he concedes that the point is poorly worded in the original post and substitutes this wording:My...
  • Sep 19

    Jury Tampering

    Jury Tampering
    In Seattle, jury selection has finally begun in the trial of a notorious case that has already been delayed far too long by bizarre rulings by the trial judge.  Here are links to prior posts in this case:May 2013:  Strength...
Rank this Week: 317

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
  • Sep 19

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man

    Philadelphia District Attorney Agrees to New Trial for Man Who Served 22 Years for a Murder DNA Proves Was Committed by Another Man
    After initially denying requests for a new trial, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office today announced that it will agree to a new trial for Anthony Wright. New DNA testing of the rape kit identified a man with a lengthy criminal…
  • Sep 18

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed

    Brooklyn Convictions Overturned, Charges Dismissed
    On Wednesday, a panel of New York state appeals court judges unanimously reversed the convictions and dismissed the indictments against Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Conner, two Brooklyn men who were found guilty of murder and kidnapping…
  • Sep 17

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort

    The Oklahoman Praises Innocence Project Effort
    Less than a week after Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence pointing to her innocence, the Oklahoman underscored the importance of Innocence Project…
Rank this Week: 914

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Gigstad Law Office LLC Blog

Covers criminal defense topics, including DUI, checkpoints, and traffic tickets.

http://www.gigstadlaw.com/Criminal-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 19

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 9/19/14 - 9/21/14 Another weekend, and more checkpoints. There's a lot going on this weekend with the Plaza Art Fair, the Royals in town, etc. and the police will be on the look out! Here's what we…
  • Aug 29

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition)
    Kansas City Area DUICheckpoint Update: 8/29/14 - 9/1/14 (Labor Day Edition) Labor Day Weekend 2014 is upon us, and that means the Police will be out in force. There are numerous agencies running DUI enforcement this weekend. Here's what we…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14

    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14
    Kansas City Area DUI Checkpoint Update: 7/18/14 - 7/20/14 Here's what we know so far: 1. Johnson County Sheriff's Dept. has announced that they will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in Overland Park Friday, July 18th, 2014 with the assistance…
Rank this Week: 3848

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    People v Moore, People v Doyle... cont

    People v Moore, People v Doyle... cont
    The court values the opinion of Professor Denzer's annotation to section 190.65 that the precise meaning of sec. 251 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was not readily discernible from the language of the statute. People v. Peetz declared...
  • Sep 19

    THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT CASES

    THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT CASES
    Defendant, a 16 year old boy, is charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property both arising out of an alleged pocket-book snatch on May 1, 1978. He was arraigned the next day and held in bail pending...
  • Sep 18

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"

    Grand Jury was "severely undermined"
    Section 35.15(2) sets forth further limitations on these general principles with respect to the use of "deadly physical force": "A person may not use deadly physical force upon another person under circumstances specified in…
Rank this Week: 1191

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 19

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?
    I have Facebook friends who regularly “like” posts by Food Babe Vani Hari.  She has a cult-like following of people who listen to her as she screams bloody murder about all sorts of food.  FoodBabe, known to some as a…
  • Sep 18

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud
    Would you recognize the clues that you (or your client) have been ripped off by one of your employees? Or would management conduct business as usual, blindly trusting the employees? Companies make the mistake of not actively searching for…
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
Rank this Week: 14

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 19

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma

    Commentary & News From Oklahoma
    Today's Enid News & Eagle publishes the editorial, "Working press should not be excluded from execution phase." Regardless of the execution method, working media provide a sense of public accountability. Journalists are constitutionally…
  • Sep 19

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit

    Arizona Journalists Join Civil Lawsuit
    "Media coalition joins lawsuit over botched Arizona execution," is by Michael Kiefer in the Arizona Republic. In the wake of a botched execution, a coalition of Arizona TV, print and radio outlets has joined a lawsuit to compel the Arizona...
  • Sep 18

    An Update From the Federal Court Hearing in Oklahoma

    An Update From the Federal Court Hearing in Oklahoma
    "Federal judge urges state to delay executions," is by Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World. Here's an extended excerpt from the beginning: A federal judge strongly urged state officials to delay three upcoming executions, noting the state is…
Rank this Week: 50

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change

    The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change
    Guest post by Rebecca SolnitThere have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or…
  • Sep 16

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime

    A Purist's Take on Improving the National Pastime
    Rob Manfred will take over as the new Commissioner of Baseball from the ex-Wisconsin car dealer Bud Selig who, having presided over the Steroid Era, the advent of interleague play, and the malfeasance of Met ownership, is retiring after…
  • Sep 11

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War

    Reverse Barometers and the Call for Perpetual War
    General Custer to officer:  Anything that man tells me will be a lie.  Therefore, he will be perfect reverse barometer. . . .Custer to Jack Crabb:  What should I do, mule skinner? . . . . Should I go down there, or…
Rank this Week: 434

Second Circuit Blog

Second Circuit Blog

Feature case summaries and commentary by the Federal Defenders office in New York City.

http://circuit2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 382

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/
  • Sep 19

    Centerville OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 19, 2014)

    Centerville OVI Checkpoint (Sept. 19, 2014)
    There will be a Centerville OVI checkpoint tonight from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. at South Main St. and Dale Ridge Dr.  The sobriety checkpoint will be accompanied by aggressive saturation patrols in and around the area.  Be safe and…
  • Sep 19

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?

    When Stopped On Suspicion of DUI – Should I Blow?
    When you are stopped on suspicion of DUI the question becomes – “Should I Blow?”  Unfortunately, the answer is “maybe” and involves a very complicated investigation of the facts of your case and your…
  • Sep 17

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition

    Drunk And Disorderly, A Definition
    Drunk and Disorderly! The crime of disorderly conduct while intoxicated is a violation of O.R.C. 2917.11.  The crime of disorderly conduct is also know, and often charged, as public intoxication.  This…
Rank this Week: 478

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1605

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 807

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

Shaun Kaufman Law, PC

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

http://shaunkaufmanlaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government

    Former ATF Agent Jay Dobyns Wins His Case Against the Government
      Back in March, I wrote a blog about ATF agents who were suing the government, which began: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — on their official website, they still go by the abbreviation ATF) special agent Jay…
  • Sep 4

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Lawyers and Private Investigators: A Symbiotic Relationship
    The close, symbiotic relationship between investigators and lawyers can be challenging because PIs and attorneys often have different work styles, training and professional objectives. Approaches, Backgrounds and Goals One difference in…
  • Aug 27

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer

    Prejudices About Trial Lawyer
    (Book Excerpt: A Lawyer’s Primer for Writers: From Crimes to Courtrooms) Many legal thrillers focus on the dynamics of trial lawyers battling it out before and during a courtroom trial. Therefore, we thought it would be interesting to…
Rank this Week: 4023

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: 1168

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 544

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

Covers criminal and injury law. By Tenn And Tenn, P. A.

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NH Motorcycle Fatality

    NH Motorcycle Fatality
    A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.
  • Sep 11

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH

    Reckless Driving on Motorcycles in NH
    Last week New Hampshire State Police arrested two motorcyclists who were reported to have been driving at least 125 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone. NH Reckless Driving Laws include speeds at 100 MPH or greater.
  • Sep 11

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH

    Bicycle Accidents & Injuries in NH
    Always ride with traffic. Riding against traffic can be dangerous, and when you’re riding with traffic, you are more visible to motorists.
Rank this Week: 3025

Wright Law Group Blog

Wright Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury and criminal law topics.

http://wrightlawgroupnv.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!

    Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust!
    Date of ruling 9/18/2014 Nevada Supreme Court Rules HOA’s Super Priority Lien Extinguishes First Deed of Trust! The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that NRS116.3116 gives a homeowners’ association (HOA) a Super-priority lien on…
  • Sep 6

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright

    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright
    Las Vegas Trial Attorney John Wright, founder of The Wright Law Group; P.C. located at 2340 Paseo Del Prado Building D Suite 305 – Las Vegas NV 89102. Call us at 702.405.0111
  • May 30

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application

    State Of Nevada Finally Issues Its Medical Marijuana Application
    On May 30, 2014, the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (“Division”), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services finally issued a NOTICE to its subscribers that it will begin taking…
Rank this Week: 3081

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Sep 19

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground

    Local Officials Have Their Marijuana Boots On The Ground
    Thought this article from American City and County on a conference call facilitated by the International City/County Managers Association would make a good complement to Rob's work on the local option for marijuana. The topic of the…
  • Sep 19

    DC marijuana "legalization" ballot measure polling at 65%

    DC marijuana "legalization" ballot measure polling at 65%
    From Marijuana Business Daily, a new poll shows 65% of registered voters in support of Washington D.C.'s Initiative 71, a quasi-legalization measure on the ballot this November. Initiative 71 is a bit different from previous marijuana ballot…
  • Sep 17

    In new ad campaign, "Marijuana Industry Battling Stoner Stereotypes"

    In new ad campaign, "Marijuana Industry Battling Stoner Stereotypes"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this notable new AP article. Here are excerpts: Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in…
Rank this Week: 2464

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case

    US Supreme Court Places Limits on Restitution Awards in Child Pornography Case
    Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Paroline v. United States.  The decision instructs district courts to adopt a common sense approach in computing restitution awards in child pornography cases. Paroline…
  • Sep 17

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?

    US Supreme Court Opinions – When is the Text “Final”?
    The New York Times recently published an article entitled “Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t:  Supreme Court Keeps editing.”  (5/24/14)  Although it appears in the ostensibly “popular” press, every…
  • Jun 30

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant

    Police Cannot Search Cell Phones Incident to Arrest Without a Warrant
    On June 25, 2014, the US Supreme Court released its decision in Riley v. California and the companion case of US v. Wurie.  The Court held that the police may not search digital information on a cell phone that was seized from an…
Rank this Week: 3004

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3302

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Businessman Indicted for Submitting False Loan Application

    Businessman Indicted for Submitting False Loan Application
    Selim Zherka, 46, Somers, New York, was indicted by a federal grand jury in White Plains for submitting multiple false loan applications to banks, tax fraud, wire fraud, and witness tampering. Zherka allegedly obtained over $146 million in…
  • Sep 18

    Judge and 4 Others Plead Guilty to Real Estate Fraud

    Judge and 4 Others Plead Guilty to Real Estate Fraud
    Steven E. Jones, 56, a family court judge, and four co-defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for defrauding over 22 people of millions in an investment fraud scheme involving real estate transactions.  As part of his plea…
  • Sep 17

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor

    2 Charged with Defrauding Real Estate Investor
    Fred Davis Clark, Jr., a/k/a Dave Clark, 56, and Cristal R. Clark, a/k/a Cristal R. Coleman, 41, both formerly of Monroe County, Florida, were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and multiple counts of…
Rank this Week: 5

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Country Star Lynn Anderson Arrested for DUI

    Country Star Lynn Anderson Arrested for DUI
    One-time country superstar Lynn Anderson, who is best known for her 1970 country-pop crossover hit “Rose Garden,” was arrested early on Friday on a DUI charge after she was apparently involved in an accident in Nashville,…
  • Sep 12

    Flagler County Deputies Arrested Three People Over Labor Day Weekend

    Flagler County Deputies Arrested Three People Over Labor Day Weekend
    With extra patrols on hand, Flagler County deputies made three DUI arrests and conducted 247 traffic stops over the Labor Day Weekend. The extra patrols were conducted from Friday, Aug. 29, until Monday, Sept. 1. In total, deputies executed…
  • Aug 29

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend

    Drivers Beware: DUI Checkpoint Scheduled in The Keys Labor Day Weekend
    Planning a trip to Key West for the holiday? There will be a DUI checkpoint on Stock Island, according to reports. As most Florida drivers know, there can be huge traffic delays in the Florida Keys if there is a crash on U.S. 1, which is the…
Rank this Week: 973

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 135

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Sep 19

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II

    Can a DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part II
    The last post discussed some of the background involved in the District of Columbia’s problems it had with its Breathalyzer program. The Metropolitan Police Department not only miscalibrated the machines to read 40 percent higher than…
  • Sep 11

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.

    Can a DC DUI Conviction be Expunged? Part I.
    In short, the answer is maybe. The District of Columbia record sealing statute makes Driving under the Influence and Driving while Intoxicated “ineligible misdemeanors.” Accordingly, on its face, the law prohibits sealing of a…
  • Aug 1

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact

    DC Marijuana Decriminalization: Know the Fact
    Marijuana decriminalization took effect a few weeks ago and its important to know the facts before you spark up. First and foremost, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. There is a good chance that at least the United States Park…
Rank this Week: 3197

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 19

    A Time to Grieve and a Time to Dance

    A Time to Grieve and a Time to Dance
    By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this…
  • Sep 19

    ‘There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet’ Why On Earth Is Amnesty International Joining the People’s Climate March?

    ‘There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet’ Why On Earth Is Amnesty International Joining the People’s Climate March?
    By Aaron Tovo, Amnesty International USA volunteer leader and Area Coordinator (Minnesota) I’m going to New York this weekend to make history and to make change. And I’m not the only one. On Sunday, 100,000+ people are expected to…
  • Sep 18

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force

    Torture, the Way of Life for the Nigerian Security Force
    An encounter with the Nigerian security forces can be a dangerous thing. The police and military routinely engage in beating people in their custody with whips, gun butts, machetes, batons, sticks, rods and cables.
Rank this Week: 46

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved

    Jury Impartiality: Why it's so Difficult, and How it Can be Achieved
    The right to an impartial jury during one's criminal trial is fundamental; it is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This right is of such importance because it must be the case that those who render verdicts, which…
  • Sep 17

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System

    Racism in the Criminal Justice System
    The United States has come a long way since the days of Jim Crow, and certainly since the times of slavery. Nevertheless, just as we cannot wash away the stains these horrible eras have left on our national history, we cannot deny the fact…
  • Sep 16

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?

    Should a Jury Be Allowed to Hear Questionable Testimony by a Defendant?
    To be sure, the circumstances surrounding the case of Jorge Barahona are cringe-worthy. That said, should a jury be able to hear the statements he gave police when he was heavily medicated and not thinking clearly? In early 2011, Barahona was…
Rank this Week: 1073

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/
  • Sep 19

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website
    I mentioned that your correspondent testified the other day to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on electronic privacy issues. At the same hearing,  the committee took testimony from staff only on another interim charge, "Study…
  • Sep 18

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence
    Several days ago on the Texas District and County Attorneys Association user forum, prosecutor Terry Breen from Goliad suggested that, although "The TDCAA has a long standing policy of being neutral on pending legislation. This needs to…
  • Sep 18

    CCA: Texas' improper photography statute unconstitutional, Hannah Overton salt poisoning conviction overturned

    CCA: Texas' improper photography statute unconstitutional, Hannah Overton salt poisoning conviction overturned
    Yesterday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals threw out Hannah Overton's capital murder conviction based on ineffective assistance of counsel and ordered a new trial. See coverage from Texas Monthly and the San Antonio Express-News.Also on…
Rank this Week: 75

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 19

    This Is Your Brain On Cheeto

    This Is Your Brain On Cheeto
    Because they’re not the entitled Slackoisie. Because they say so. 1. We play by our own rules. 2. We don’t take the first answer given to us. 3. We don’t care about getting into trouble. 4. We’re willing to work for…
  • Sep 19

    Outlaw Apple

    Outlaw Apple
    Apple!  Yay!!!  iPhone!  Yay!!!  iOS8!  Yay!!! Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search…
  • Sep 19

    And A Cop’s Murder, Too

    And A Cop’s Murder, Too
    When Jason “J. Rock” Austin’s lawyer, Richard Kling, prepared for sentence, the charges for which the defendant stood convicted were for drug dealing.  But this is America, and he stood in a federal…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Sep 19

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED
    On August 27, 2014, EG, a 58 year old married mother of two children went into the Whole Foods Market in Andover. She filled her shopping cart with about $150.00 worth of food; unfortunately she filled her pocketbook with about $130.00 worth…
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
Rank this Week: 4881

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson

    Emails, Facebook, Threats and Charles Manson
    William A. White is charged with five counts of the federal crime of “communicating an interstate threat to kidnap or injure with intent to extort, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 875(b).”  U.S. v. White, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
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Kathryn L. Harry & Associates,…

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

Covers criminal news in the Chicago land area.

http://www.youraffordabledefense.com/illinois-criminal-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime

    Above the Law: White Collar Crime
    The biggest misconception about white collar crimes is that they are committed only among the wealthy. Anyone, from any socioeconomic background, within any demographic, can be susceptible to being involved in white collar crimes. These…
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
  • Sep 17

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi

    Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Assault and Battery In Illinoi
    The terms “assault” and “battery” are often incorrectly used interchangeably. Although they are often used in conjunction, knowing the distinctions between the two can clarify some misconceptions about the crimes. When…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Lots of interesting news this week, so let’s get right to it:   Constitution Day. It was Constitution Day this week, the 227th anniversary of the constitutional convention’s proposal of what became our Constitution. Why not…
  • Sep 18

    You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit

    You Get What You Get and You Don’t Throw a Fit
    My daughter is awfully fond of this expression (when applied to one of her brothers, of course). Turns out it also is apropos for this week’s court of appeals decision in State v. Shaw. Facts. The defendant in Shaw pled guilty to…
  • Sep 17

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart

    Jail, Prison, or SMCP? A Place of Confinement Chart
    You know I love a chart. I’ve made sex offender charts, Justice Reinvestment charts, maximum sentence charts, and drug trafficking charts. You should see the charts I make for family vacations! Today’s post presents a new chart…
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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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
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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/
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Strafakte.de

Strafakte.de

German blawg from Hamburg about criminal law and criminal procedure.

http://www.strafakte.de
  • Sep 19

    Neu in der Strafakte: Die digitale Strafakte

    Neu in der Strafakte: Die digitale Strafakte
    Es gibt eine Neuigkeit in der Strafakte: die digitale Strafakte. In dieser eigenständigen Rubrik soll es um die schöne bunte Welt der Technik gehen – so­zu­sa­gen als Techblog im Lawblog.
  • Sep 18

    Frauen heimlich unter den Rock fotografiert

    Frauen heimlich unter den Rock fotografiert
    Ein bayrischer Politiker fotografierte im Sommer 2013 heimlich zahlreichen jungen Frauen auf einer Rolltreppe unter den Rock. Der Verkäufer einer Obdachlosenzeitung, der dies beobachtet hatte, rief die Polizei. Diese stellte auf der…
  • Sep 17

    Kosmetik für die geistige Unterschicht

    Kosmetik für die geistige Unterschicht
    Man kann es freundlich als ‘nicht so großen Wurf’ bezeichnen oder treffender als Gesetzgebung für die geistige Unterschicht an Deutschlands Stammtischen. Gemeint ist die diesjährige Reform des Sexualstrafrechts,…
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Norm Pattis Blog

Norm Pattis Blog

Covers criminal law.

http://www.pattisblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    USA v. Rowland: Fiddling While The Country Crumble

    USA v. Rowland: Fiddling While The Country Crumble
    Editor's Note: John Rowland was convicted today after scarcely any deliberations at all. Why don’t jurors get a pause button, or some other instrument, so that they can stop the government mid-sentence when a prosecutor says something…
  • Sep 19

    Would You Pay A Ransom?

    Would You Pay A Ransom?
    There’s a cold logic in refusing to pay ransom to terrorists: Holding a firm line may well serve as a deterrent to further acts of terror. Destroy the pecuniary incentive for terrorists to kidnap folks, and, the theory goes, there will…
  • Sep 18

    Why Ban Opening Statement

    Why Ban Opening Statement
    During the past year, I've been surprised by the number of times jurors have requested read backs of testimony they just heard only a few days earlier in criminal cases. In some instances, it seems to take almost as long to listen to the…
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Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Levow & Associates.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
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New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI issues, including field sobriety testing, post-conviction relief, ignition interlocks. By Evan M. Levow.

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4670

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/
  • Sep 18

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On

    So We Can Remember To Be Perfect From Now On
    Tim Cole was 39 when he died from asthma-related heart issues in 1999.  He's buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, which is where he's from.  But it's not where he died, and it's not where the story began. It began in…
  • Sep 17

    Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    You know these words.  If you're of a certain age - or a certain background, I suppose, you were required to memorize them.We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establishJustice, insure domestic…
  • Sep 14

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That

    Of Course, It's More Complicated Than That
    Judge Kopf began with Digby.  Digby'd staked out the remarkably stupid position that since Nino didn't think the Constitution prohibited the execution of the factually innocent, and didn't think that it was immoral to hold that position,…
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Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....

    IT'S A TOWN FOR LOSERS.....
    If you've noticed that we've been posting less frequently, you are correct. Blame the feds. They are relentless. And of course the 11th Circuit doesn't give you a whole of time to file a brief. But we are thankful for the work. The…
  • Sep 16

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
    This is the sign hanging on a Judge's courtroom on the sixth floor. She's not the only judge with the sign on her door. It's illegal. It's wrong. Children are people too, unless you're Adrian Peterson, asshole football player for the Vikings.…
  • Sep 14

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY
    A retired member of the judiciary was recently robbed at gun point. Thankfully he was not hurt. David Ovalle has all the details on his twitter. But it reminds us of the time that Gerry Klein was robbed on the Miami Beach Golf Course around…
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New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Sep 18

    Defendant Applies for Subpoena Duces Tecum

    Defendant Applies for Subpoena Duces Tecum
    The defendant applies for three judicial subpoenas duces tecum or subpoena for production evidence to be directed to governmental or municipal entities. These subpoenas would require the production in Court of various police records relating…
  • Sep 17

    Defendant Request Copies of Witness Testimony

    Defendant Request Copies of Witness Testimony
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the defendant, a cook at the Nassau County Jail, has been indicted for allegedly selling liquor and marijuana, and agreeing to sell heroin to an inmate at the jail. The indictment contains 14 counts…
  • Sep 16

    Court Dismisses Case for Lack of Prosecution

    Court Dismisses Case for Lack of Prosecution
    A New York Criminal Lawyer said that the records reflect that the accused allegedly committed the criminal acts charged, and a warrant for his arrest was issued. He was incarcerated in a State Prison, in a different jurisdiction, as a…
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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/
  • Sep 18

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring
    What we see here is, a thousand registrants get haircuts, or let it grow, gain weight, or lose it, get married or divorced, get sick and go to hospital, visit grandma or grandpa, end up homeless, dress like a hippie, or any other thing…
  • Sep 17

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say
    See also: Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors, Amendment 2 (2014) 9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could…
  • Sep 17

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot
    9-17-2014 Missouri: Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 16Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal…
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Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Sep 18

    Should Your Client Testify at a Sentencing Hearing ?

    Should Your Client Testify at a Sentencing Hearing ?
    Being a criminal defense attorney requires you to use many types of advocacy. You have preliminary hearings , motion hearings , jury trials ,and sentencing hearings. Each area requires different skills of persuasion. Today , I want to discuss…
  • Sep 18

    Should Your Client Testify at a Sentencing Hearing ?

    Should Your Client Testify at a Sentencing Hearing ?
    Being a criminal defense attorney requires you to use many types of advocacy. You have preliminary hearings , motion hearings , jury trials ,and sentencing hearings. Each area requires different skills of persuasion. Today , I want to discuss…
  • Sep 17

    Why the Tennessee Rules of Procedure Need to Apply to General Sessions Courts ?

    Why the Tennessee Rules of Procedure Need to Apply to General Sessions Courts ?
    Over the last few days , I have been thinking about the inequalities in the Tennessee criminal justice system . Most cases are misdemeanor cases and can be resolved in General Sessions Court. However , you are not entitled to receive…
Rank this Week: 4977

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
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