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Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Feb 13

    Thoughts on Justice Scalia’s Passing

    Thoughts on Justice Scalia’s Passing
    We’re away for the weekend. And I happened to look up and see the news on television at a restaurant. And it still does not quite seem real. When I was a law student, Scalia opinions were the first ones I remember reading and…
  • Feb 12

    What I’m Reading These Day

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

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

    Pro-Tip on E-Filing at the Georgia Supreme Court
    Every now and then, I e-file things at the Supreme Court that require me to attach a set of exhibits. There are a few categories of things that require you to petition for the Court to take your appeal. And when you do that, you have to put…
Rank this Week: 835

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/
  • Feb 13

    ***Update*** Two-Vehicle Crash in Preston

    ***Update*** Two-Vehicle Crash in Preston
    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…
  • Feb 13

    Two-Vehicle Crash in Preston

    Two-Vehicle Crash in Preston
    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…
  • Feb 10

    ***Final Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot

    ***Final Update*** Crash on US26 West of Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 233

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79

    Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79
    You'll have heard this by now. The big issues - President Obama will nominate a replacement. The GOP Senate will not vote or confirm the nominee. What will this mean? Discuss. [Update TL below]} Thanks, BTD for posting this. I…
  • Feb 13

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    It's moving day here. I'm beyond exhausted. I also have to figure out how to hook up my cable. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. Update: This may be the second time I have ever rated a Comcast employee a 10. "Linda"…
  • Feb 12

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Thread. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia Has Left The Building

    Justice Scalia Has Left The Building
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with pleasure."  -- Clarence DarrowIn what may be the most positive political development in a very long time, there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court that can now be replaced…
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
Rank this Week: 178

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    JUSTICE SCALIA DEAD

    JUSTICE SCALIA DEAD
    Justice Scalia died unexpectedly  today at age 79. He was found dead at a resort in Texas. The NY Times story is here.Not to get too political here in this hour of loss and sadness, and make no mistake, this is a loss of monumental…
  • Feb 13

    ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD AT 79

    ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD AT 79
    It has been confirmed the Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at age 79.  He apparently died of natural accuses while attending a function in Texas.  He was last seen at dinner and when he did not appear for breakfast organizers looked…
  • Feb 13

    GOODBYE

    GOODBYE
    In 1989, history reveals that  a woman named Elaine had an encounter with an alien in a bar in a Holiday Inn in Paramus, New Jersey. The alien told Elaine that the world would end on Valentine's Day, 2016. If you're like us,…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Feb 13

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder
    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own…
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
Rank this Week: 769

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 344

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia Dead at 79

    Justice Scalia Dead at 79
    I was shocked to learn just now that Justice Antonin Scalia died while on a trip to Texas.I knew him slightly.  My wife clerked for him both on the DC Circuit and on the Supreme Court.Public life has seldom seen...
  • Feb 12

    News Scan

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

    Sentencing Reform, Through the Looking Gla

    Sentencing Reform, Through the Looking Gla
    I saw this article in SL&P about Bernie Sanders' campaign promise:But, here is a pledge I've made throughout this campaign, and it's really not a very radical pledge.  When we have more people in jail, disproportionately African…
Rank this Week: 215

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of Mark Sherman LLC.

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1841

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Feb 13

    S.D.W.Va.: 30 minute delay of stop for drug dog unreasonable

    S.D.W.Va.: 30 minute delay of stop for drug dog unreasonable
    The stop was admittedly justified for a traffic offense, but the officer intentionally delayed ten minutes the writing of the traffic ticket, apparently to give more time for the drug dog to arrive. The dog arrived over thirty minutes into…
  • Feb 12

    The Recorder: Judge Questions FBI Agent Who Planted Courthouse Bug

    The Recorder: Judge Questions FBI Agent Who Planted Courthouse Bug
    The Recorder: Judge Questions FBI Agent Who Planted Courthouse Bugs by Ross Todd: U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer must decide whether warrantless recording devices amounted to improper eavesdropping.
  • Feb 12

    IN: Refusal to stop for “Hey, I need to talk to you,” didn’t justify an arrest

    IN: Refusal to stop for “Hey, I need to talk to you,” didn’t justify an arrest
    Refusal to stop for “Hey, I need to talk to you,” didn’t justify an arrest in Indiana. It wasn’t a stop to flee from. Miller v. State, 2016 Ind. App. LEXIS 33 (Feb. 9, 2016). Defendant’s stop for criminal…
Rank this Week: 2059

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
  • Feb 13

    “My Heart Is Exhausted”: A Mother’s Story of Death Row in Saudi Arabia

    “My Heart Is Exhausted”: A Mother’s Story of Death Row in Saudi Arabia
    Ali al-Nimr was just 17 when he was arrested on 14 February 2012 a few months after taking part in anti-government rallies. He was sentenced to death, despite being a minor when he was arrested and following a deeply unfair … Please…
  • Feb 10

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know

    Waterboarding Is Torture: 3 Things You Need to Know
    For years, Amnesty International has witnessed public figures repeating misconceptions and inaccuracies about waterboarding.  This American debate on torture has mostly got it wrong – here are three realities you need to know:…
  • Feb 9

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?

    Muhammed, What Were You Thinking About When You Accepted the Reality of Your Death?
    Muhammed -What were you thinking about when you accepted the reality of your own death? What thoughts and images went through your mind when you realized you were willing to risk permanent physical damage or even death to gain your ……
Rank this Week: 22

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 13

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 265 The Insanity Defense: Nine Myths that Will Not Go Away Michael L. Perlin New York Law School Date posted to database: 16 Jan 2016 2 197 The Constitution...
  • Feb 12

    Brown on Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization

    Brown on Natapoff on Misdemeanor Decriminalization
    Darryl K. Brown (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Decriminalization, Regulation, Privatization: A Response to Professor Natapoff (Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 69, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short comment on…
  • Feb 12

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

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce
    Michael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted 'In the Wasteland of Your Mind': Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Process (Virginia Journal of Criminal Law,…
Rank this Week: 86

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Feb 13

    The Pettiness of Divorce

    The Pettiness of Divorce
    It is amazing how long former spouses can hold a grudge and exhibit pettiness, particularly when one spouse is obliged by court order to make spousal support payments to the other. The resentment that builds up when one spouse believes the…
  • Feb 12

    Upset With Judge, Litigant Sends Threatening Email

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

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter

    Super Bowl Ad Features Dads and Daughter
    Who could have imagined that an ivory tower academic scholar could influence a major corporation to produce a television ad that relied on her research about the relationship between dads and daughters? That’s what hair product company…
Rank this Week: 1064

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Opinion: Bangladesh must abolish the death penalty now

    Opinion: Bangladesh must abolish the death penalty now
    Source: DW (12 February 2016)http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-bangladesh-must-abolish-the-death-penalty-now/a-19044275The Bangladeshi Law Minister Anisul Huq’s remarks on the death penalty came after a meeting with a European Parliament…
  • Feb 11

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

    End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government
    Source: The Indian Express (1 September 2015)http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/law-commission-recommends-abolition-of-death-penalty/Over 53 years after it favoured retention of the death penalty in statute books, the Law…
  • Feb 9

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail

    Man cleared of murder after over 20 years in jail
    Source: Straits Times (2 February 2016)http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/man-cleared-of-murder-after-over-20-years-in-jailSHANGHAI • A man jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder has been acquitted, the latest in a…
Rank this Week: 1260

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
Rank this Week: 292

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 13

    Nine Very Long Year

    Nine Very Long Year
    Nine years ago today, the first post appeared at SJ.  As of today, there have been 7,641 posts (including this one) here. That’s a lot of posts. In internet time, nine years seems like forever. I never kept count of the…
  • Feb 13

    Stuart Gibson’s Really Bad Idea

    Stuart Gibson’s Really Bad Idea
    Some of the screams of online outrage are ridiculously adorable. Some are batshit crazy. Some just keep screaming and screaming, supported by the popcorn lobby. Some become legends. Sit down, Mike Masnick. I have something to tell you and…
  • Feb 13

    Ebony In Ivory: Delusions and Lies About Arrest

    Ebony In Ivory: Delusions and Lies About Arrest
    Upon reading the Daily Princetonian’s story of the nightmarish racist treatment of a Professor of African Studies, the first thought that popped into my mind was of the absurd complaints surrounding the Aaron Swartz prosecution. His…
Rank this Week: 38

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    3 Years Federal Prison for Wire Fraud Suspect in Online Auto Sales Scheme

    3 Years Federal Prison for Wire Fraud Suspect in Online Auto Sales Scheme
    The man said he was roped into an international fraud after striking up a conversation with a group in a Romanian night club. That was back in 2007. The plan didn’t involve physically hurting anyone, simply separating them from their…
  • Feb 9

    Bail Set for “Peeping Tom” Suspect in Pembroke Pine

    Bail Set for “Peeping Tom” Suspect in Pembroke Pine
    Prosecutors say Pelayo Alexander Cerulia grew increasingly brazen with his exploits over the course of two years. He allegedly started by peering into the homes of unsuspecting women. Then he started doing so while touching himself. Then, he…
  • Feb 6

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection

    Drunk Driving Arrest in Boynton Beach for Man Who Hit 7 Cars at Intersection
    After reportedly plowing into seven vehicles at a Boynton Beach intersection, the driver of a pickup reportedly failed a number of field sobriety tests. He was arrested by police for DUI and driving on a suspended license.  James Dean…
Rank this Week: 790

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

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

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

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

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry

    Indiana Senate unanimously passes legislation to create child abuse registry
    2-12-16 Indiana: Database would be similar to sex offender registry INDIANA —New legislation is making its way through the Indiana General Assembly to create an online public registry for convicted child abusers. Indiana State Sen.…
Rank this Week: 20

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
Rank this Week: 254

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Three Questions to Ask When Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

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

    Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Mississippi

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

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

    Peer-to-Peer Car Services: Who is Liable?
    Modern technology and creative innovation have led to the rise of a "sharing economy" in the United States today. There are peer-to-peer vacation rental services (such as AirBnb), peer-to-peer businesses (such as Ebay), and perhaps the most…
Rank this Week: 1438

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Hoffman Firm.

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

    Are you eligible for a hardship license?

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

    Have you been charged with a Federal Criminal Crime?

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

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

    Recent Crime in Broward County violated Florida’s Grand Theft Statute
    One of the most violating experiences you can experience throughout your life is your property being stolen from you. No matter whether it is your car, jewelry or a priceless painting, your property being taken from you without your prior…
Rank this Week: 1769

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Feb 12

    Constructive Possession of Cocaine in Florida - Conviction Tossed

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

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

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

    Methamphetamine Case Tossed - Open Door and the Community Caretaker Function

    Methamphetamine Case Tossed - Open Door and the Community Caretaker Function
    Warrantless entryMedical emergencyCommunity CaretakerWarrantless Entry for Medical EmergencyTreasure Island, Florida has become a hotbed of the methamphetamine world. So while on patrol, a cop saw an open door with mail on the floor near the…
Rank this Week: 4802

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1100

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 840

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Illinois Appellate Court Upholds DWLS Because Officer Had Reasonable Suspicion

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

    Illinois Court Upholds Nine-Year Sentence for Aggravated DUI

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

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

    New York DWI Dismissed Because Defendant’s “Body is a Brewery”
    DWI charges against a woman in Buffalo, New York, were dismissed based on a surprising defense:  “Her body is a brewery.” The woman’s blood-alcohol level was recorded at over four times the legal limit when it…
Rank this Week: 4966

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

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

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

    10 Strangest Personal Injury Lawsuits and Their Outcome

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

    Injured at Work

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

    Psychology of Persuasion

    Psychology of Persuasion
    We consider ourselves to be masters of the psychology of persuasion. We have had to be tremendously diligent in learning the science behind what is and is not persuasive because it is so important to our clients. If our clients’…
Rank this Week: 2789

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Arrested for my first DUI

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

    Pa. State Senator Receives ARD For 3rd DUI Offense

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

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

    Sleeping in a Parked Car in Pennsylvania Can Still Lead to a DUI Arrest
    The news occasionally reports on people getting arrested for suspected DUI after police find them asleep in their parked vehicle. This raises the question of how one could be suspected of driving under the influence if the car is parked…
Rank this Week: 2250

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Chipotle is Subpoenaed in Criminal Inquiry Over Norovirus Outbreak

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

    Gov. Brown Denies Parole For SD Officer’s Killer

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

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

    New Year’s Round Up: The Criminal Law Changes That Will Take Place in 2016
    With the New year just starting, a lot of new criminal laws will be effective that may affect you.  There have been 807 bills signed into law set to take place in the new year, affecting everything from gun ownership, new regulations on…
Rank this Week: 2719

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

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

    Defending Against Manslaughter Charges in the State of California

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

    Defending Against First Degree Murder Charges in the State of California

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

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California

    Defending Against Hit and Run Charges in California
    If you have been charged with a hit and run offense of the state of California, you need to know what to expect if you are convicted.  The precise consequences depend first on whether the offense is categorized as a misdemeanor or…
Rank this Week: 4122

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

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

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

    Second Circuit Accepts Rajat Gupta’s Insider Trading Appeal

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

    Supreme Court Holds General Statute of Limitations is Not Jurisdictional Defense

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

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

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

White Collar Wire

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

http://jacksharman.com/
  • Feb 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
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Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alabama Criminal and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Skier & Associates.

http://www.alabamacriminalandfamilylawyerblog.com/
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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/
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Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

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

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

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

    Know Your DUI Probation Requirements in Tacoma / Pierce County

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

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

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

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

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

    Juvenile arrests made in Jacksonville murder of taxi driver

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

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

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

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

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

Southern California Defense Blog

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

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

    Can Social Media Prevent Future Crimes?

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

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

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

    Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?

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

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

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

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

    Two opinions in noncapital habeas…

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

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

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

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Prosecutor Dismisses Case Against Pinconning Man Facing Drug Charge

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

    Appeals Court Overturns Conviction in Wire Theft Case

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

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

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

Beyond The Scope

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

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

    Proposed Changes to Public Intoxication Laws in Iowa

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

    New Iowa’s Medical Marijuana Legislation

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

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

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

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

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

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Feb 12

    DMV Hearing After A DUI In Okaloosa County or Walton County

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

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

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

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County

    DUI Checkpoints Fort Walton Beach Destin Okaloosa County
    Are DUI checkpoints legal in Florida? See “What To Do When Stopped For DUI In Okaloosa or Walton County, Florida DUI checkpoints have faced Constitutional scrutiny for many years. DUI checkpoint advocates suggest that they reduce…
Rank this Week: 2029

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

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

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

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

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 537

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

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

    The 5 AM Miracle and Why Lawyers should Read it

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

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

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

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

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