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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Aug 24

    Cal: Subsequent motions to suppress have to heard by same judge unless unavailable

    Cal: Subsequent motions to suppress have to heard by same judge unless unavailable
    California statute that requires same judge hear a subsequent motion to suppress is designed to prevent forum shopping, and it must be complied with unless the same judge is unavailable or just can’t hear the motion. People v.…
  • Aug 24

    CA11: Writ for body attachment for unpaid child support supports search incident

    CA11: Writ for body attachment for unpaid child support supports search incident
    “This appeal presents a question of first impression about the Fourth Amendment: Can the police arrest someone based solely on a civil writ of bodily attachment for unpaid child support? Ted Phillips appeals his conviction of being a…
  • Aug 24

    CA10: Being a resident of Colorado is not reasonable suspicion for detention

    CA10: Being a resident of Colorado is not reasonable suspicion for detention
    “This case asks us to determine whether, under the totality of circumstances, Kansas Highway Patrol Officers Richard Jimerson and Dax Lewis … had reasonable suspicion to detain and search the vehicle of Peter Vasquez. In…
Rank this Week: 1983

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
  • Aug 24

    DatNav: How to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research

    DatNav: How to Navigate Digital Data in Human Rights Research
    From online videos of war crimes, to satellite images of rights violations in areas as reclusive as North Korea, to eyewitness accounts disseminated on social media, we have access to more relevant data today than ever before.
  • Aug 19

    DOJ Review of Baltimore Policy Department Indicates Urgent Need for Meaningful Change

    DOJ Review of Baltimore Policy Department Indicates Urgent Need for Meaningful Change
    Earlier this week, the Department of Justice released findings from a “pattern and practice” review of the Baltimore Police Department. This is an important step towards transparency and accountability.
  • Aug 17

    Jeffrey Wood is Scheduled for Execution on August 24th, but he Didn’t Commit Murder

    Jeffrey Wood is Scheduled for Execution on August 24th, but he Didn’t Commit Murder
    As death sentences and executions dwindle around the country and most states are abandoning the death penalty, a few states are determined to keep executions rolling. Top of the list is Texas, the state that’s now gearing up to execute…
Rank this Week: 28

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 24

    "Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence"

    "Defining Violence: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America's Approach to Violence"
    The title of this post is the title of this important and timely new report by the Justice Policy Institute. Here is an extended passage from this effective JPI report's effective introduction: Statutes abstractly categorize behavior as…
  • Aug 24

    Important "Real Clear" debate explores whether Texas "smart on crime" reforms have really been successful

    Important "Real Clear" debate explores whether Texas "smart on crime" reforms have really been successful
    A series of dueling posts over at the Real Clear Policy blog has been engaging with crime and punishment data from Texas to provide different views on whether so-called "smart on crime" reforms in the Lone Star State have proven...
  • Aug 23

    "Racial Origins of Doctrines Limiting Prisoner Protest Speech"

    "Racial Origins of Doctrines Limiting Prisoner Protest Speech"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Andrea Armstrong and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines the racial origins of two foundational cases governing prisoner protest…
Rank this Week: 111

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Victim Blaming? So The Dentist Claim

    Victim Blaming? So The Dentist Claim
    The twists and turns of internet intrigue provide a never-ending source of amusement and bewilderment.  When I received a DMCA takedown notice from Carl David Ceder, the Texas Dipshit, he denied knowing anything about it. He has not yet…
  • Aug 24

    When Meanings Morph: Can Statutory Ambiguity Be Manufactured? (Update)

    When Meanings Morph: Can Statutory Ambiguity Be Manufactured? (Update)
    In the discussion surround the meaning of the phrase “sex discrimination” in Titles VII and IX, Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy has taken a different and curious view.  Jonathan contends that the phrase is sufficiently…
  • Aug 23

    Fix-It-Fed

    Fix-It-Fed
    There are few jobs worse than being a member of Congress. One is being a New York City councilman.  At least a congressman gets to vote on laws that have an actual impact, even if they’re just one of 435 votes and have to spend…
Rank this Week: 42

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Is it Legal to Record the Salt Lake City Police Department?

    Is it Legal to Record the Salt Lake City Police Department?
    Violent, sometimes deadly clashes between police officers and civilians have been a major national topic during the past few years.  While some departments have taken steps toward mending community relations, many Utahans are still…
  • Aug 22

    Does Utah Have Stand Your Ground Laws?

    Does Utah Have Stand Your Ground Laws?
    Utah belongs to a majority of states which have “stand your ground” laws.  These laws, which became a subject of renewed controversy after the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012, grant the right to use potentially…
  • Aug 15

    Faulty Evidence Leads to New Trial for Orem Man Convicted of Murder

    Faulty Evidence Leads to New Trial for Orem Man Convicted of Murder
    Nearly four years ago, Conrad Truman was charged with the murder of his wife, Heidy Truman, in the couple’s Orem home.  He was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison, and the case appeared to be over.  However, the…
Rank this Week: 2172

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1690

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Aug 24

    How Much Should You Tell Your Lawyer?

    How Much Should You Tell Your Lawyer?
    What You Should Tell Your Lawyer If you have been accused of a crime, you are probably feeling anxious and worried. Whether or not you actually committed the action of which you are accused, it’s normal to feel nervous about appearing…
  • Aug 17

    Operation Broken Heart: Stopping Child Predator

    Operation Broken Heart: Stopping Child Predator
    Operation Broken Heart in Texas Law enforcement agencies across the nation are engaged in a continuing effort to stop the harm caused by child predators. One of the most successful operations that has been conducted in the name of this effort…
  • Aug 10

    What to Do If Your Friend Is Arrested

    What to Do If Your Friend Is Arrested
    Your Friend Got Arrested, Now What? It can happen at any time. You might be out on the town getting some drinks with your friend or sitting at home having a relaxing evening when you hear a knock on the door. Whatever the cause, your friend…
Rank this Week: 1804

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant
    The defense in a trial of a Miami Township Police Sergeant accused of assaulting a young woman in the police departments “explorer” program is “trying to show the 20-year-old as an immature, attention-seeking liar.”…
  • Aug 23

    Trial of Miami Township Police Officer Begin

    Trial of Miami Township Police Officer Begin
    Engel & Martin attorney Anne Tamashasky helps select a jury in the trial of former Miami Township Police Sergeant John Swing. Coverage from Channel 12: “In this case, you have one allegation that’s going to be before the jury,…
  • Jul 4

    Supreme Court DUI/OVI/Drunk Driving Decision

    Supreme Court DUI/OVI/Drunk Driving Decision
    The Supreme Court of the United States recently issued an opinion in a OVI/DUI/Drunk Driving case that will affect drivers in Ohio.  Birchfield v. North Dakota, 579 U.S. ____  (2016). Opinion by:  Mary Martin In an analysis of…
Rank this Week: 1817

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 480

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
  • Aug 22

    Volokh (and Dolinko's) Lost Maxims of Equity

    Volokh (and Dolinko's) Lost Maxims of Equity
    Here's some informative Monday evening scholarship for those who are interested in learning more about remedies, equity, or life in general. My favorite maxim, which I try to include in every motion I write is "Equity delights in a good…
  • Aug 19

    "Virtual Property," "Virtual Trespass," and Nuisance Law: A Pokémon Go Story

    "Virtual Property," "Virtual Trespass," and Nuisance Law: A Pokémon Go Story
    This post is a spinoff from some of my recent posts on Pokémon Go litigation which you can find here and here. Pokémon Go's popularity and related litigation has prompted commentators to discuss notions of "virtual…
Rank this Week: 2255

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Defending criminal and DWI cases in Virginia General District Court – Don’t blink

    Defending criminal and DWI cases in Virginia General District Court – Don’t blink
    O.J. Simpson's criminal murder trial dragged on for months before the jury reached a not guilty verdict. That is a big contrast to how quickly matters move on a Northern Virginia General District Court date.
  • Aug 22

    End the private prison and jail industry

    End the private prison and jail industry
    Thanks to the Obama Administration for recently announcing movement towards favoring letting contracts with the federal Bureau of Prisons expire and not be renewed with private prisons. A president Hillary Clinton is more likely to keep that…
  • Aug 19

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor

    The prosecutors approaching their jobs as stepping stones, careers, aimless wandering, and fascist endeavor
    One approach to persuading prosecutors is to consider why they became a prosecutor in the first place. The word is out on the streets that if a lawyer wants to become a litigator with a prestigious large corporate law firm, one should buck to…
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Aug 23

    No Injuries in Two Vehicle Crash Near Downey

    No Injuries in Two Vehicle Crash Near Downey
    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…
  • Aug 23

    Injury Crash US95 at MP 240

    Injury Crash US95 at MP 240
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Aug 23

    Injury crash on I84 near Meridian Road interchange.

    Injury crash on I84 near Meridian Road interchange.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 89

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi

    Illegal Gun Possession in Illinoi
    A new study out of the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health finds that lawful gun owners commit less than a fifth of gun crimes in the United States. The study traced the origins of every firearm recovered from crime scenes in 2008 and…
  • Aug 23

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting

    Gangs in Chicago Appear to be Plotting Retaliatory Police Shooting
    Last month, African American teenager Paul O’Neal was killed when a Chicago police officer shot him in the back during a controversial arrest. This shooting has outraged the African American community in Chicago and has worsened the…
  • Aug 21

    Man Wanted for Murder in Chicago Extradited from Mexico

    Man Wanted for Murder in Chicago Extradited from Mexico
    Back in 2013, a woman was found dead in her Southwest Side Brighton Park apartment with her throat slashed. The deceased woman’s husband disappeared before her body was found and the police put out a warrant for his arrest. Authorities…
Rank this Week: 1658

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/
  • Aug 23

    Quinn on Post-Ferguson Social Engineering

    Quinn on Post-Ferguson Social Engineering
    Mae C. Quinn (MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis) has posted Post-Ferguson Social Engineering: Problem-Solving Justice or Just Posturing? (Howard Law Journal, 2016 Vol. 59 No. 3) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay - published on the…
  • Aug 23

    Goldbach on Sentencing Circle

    Goldbach on Sentencing Circle
    Toby S. Goldbach has posted Instrumentalizing the Expressive: Transplanting Sentencing Circles into the Canadian Criminal Trial (Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 25, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article…
  • Aug 23

    Swan on A Tort Law Alternative for Campus Sexual Assault

    Swan on A Tort Law Alternative for Campus Sexual Assault
    Sarah Lynnda Swan has posted Between Title IX and the Criminal Law: Bringing Tort Law to the Campus Sexual Assault Debate (Kansas Law Review, Vol. 64, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the last few years, campus...
Rank this Week: 113

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Aug 23

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work

    Michigan Allows Saliva Testing for Drugged Driving; Why It Won't Work
    Different states all have their own sets of criminal laws, and their own ways of enforcing them. That's why, while both Maine and New Hampshire agree that operating under the influence (OUI) is illegal, the penalties that you can face are…
  • Aug 22

    How do Police Get Search Warrants?

    How do Police Get Search Warrants?
    We've talked a lot about warrantless searches previously. Police can conduct a search for evidence of a crime without a warrant if their search happens within a small set of circumstances. However, once police get a search warrant, their…
  • Aug 19

    Your Privacy Expectations During an OUI Investigation

    Your Privacy Expectations During an OUI Investigation
    In our last blog post, we discussed a recent issue that has come up in South Dakota, where police are forcing drivers suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence (OUI) to provide a urine sample. If these drivers refuse, police have…
Rank this Week: 4607

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 23

    Selecting Families for Presidential Consolation

    Selecting Families for Presidential Consolation
    The AP reports that President Obama today met with the family of Alton Sterling, a black man shot last month by Baton Rouge police.  The story mentions (in one sentence) that he also met with the families of the three...
  • Aug 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Seattle May Open Homeless Housing Allowing Heroin Use:  The creation of a safe-consumption site for addicts -- a supervised facility where an addict could obtain clean needles, anti-overdose medication, medical attention and treatment…
  • Aug 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Arrests Plunge in CA, Lowest on Record due to Prop 47:  California has just revealed its lowest arrest rate in state history and experts say it is the result of Proposition 47, the 2014 voter-approved initiative that reduced penalties…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Aug 23

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Finds Exigent Circumstances to Enter Home Without a Warrant to Conduct Protective Sweep for Officer Safety and to Prevent Destruction of Evidence

    North Carolina Court of Appeals Finds Exigent Circumstances to Enter Home Without a Warrant to Conduct Protective Sweep for Officer Safety and to Prevent Destruction of Evidence
    The United States Supreme Court has stated that the “physical entry of the home is the chief evil against which the wording of the Fourth Amendment is directed” and that “searches and seizures inside a home without a warrant…
  • Aug 22

    Podcast Update: Episode 4 Now Available

    Podcast Update: Episode 4 Now Available
    The penultimate episode of the inaugural season of Beyond the Bench is now available! The first half of the episode was produced by Shea, and explores the penalties associated with impaired driving and their effectiveness at addressing…
  • Aug 19

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    On Thursday, the United States Olympic Committee issued an apology to Brazil for a “distracting ordeal” involving U.S. Olympic swimmers, bathroom vandalism, and a false report of armed robbery.  Earlier in the week, swimmer…
Rank this Week: 3573

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
Rank this Week: 3514

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
Rank this Week: 1790

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

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

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
  • Aug 22

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week
    Police throughout the state of Minnesota will be conducting a DUI crackdown over the next two weeks during the final stages of the “100 deadliest days on the roads” campaign. The 100 deadliest days campaign occurs each year…
  • Aug 17

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year
    Believe it or not, drunk driving has only been prosecuted in Minnesota for 105 years. The Minnesota legislature first made it illegal to “drive while in an intoxicated manner” in 1911, but the law has certainly evolved from there.…
Rank this Week: 3551

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

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

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

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?

    What is the Rising BAC DUI Defense?
    Everybody knows that drinking alcohol raises your blood alcohol content, but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes a while for alcohol to be absorbed in your blood stream, so your BAC is still rising even after you’ve taken…
  • Aug 22

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week

    DUI Crackdown in Minnesota Over The Next Two Week
    Police throughout the state of Minnesota will be conducting a DUI crackdown over the next two weeks during the final stages of the “100 deadliest days on the roads” campaign. The 100 deadliest days campaign occurs each year…
  • Aug 17

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year

    DUI Punishment in Minnesota Over The Year
    Believe it or not, drunk driving has only been prosecuted in Minnesota for 105 years. The Minnesota legislature first made it illegal to “drive while in an intoxicated manner” in 1911, but the law has certainly evolved from there.…
Rank this Week: 399

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)

    MASSACHUSETTS SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE CAMS AND YOU (Part Two)
    Well, last week was supposed to house “the day”. Police Body Cam Day. Certain Boston Police Officers were to be dragged, apparently screaming and kicking, into the controversial body-cam pilot program. As you may recall, this was…
  • Aug 16

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)

    SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES, POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU (Part One)
    Do you think that, if you are neither black nor a police officer, that the dangerously intensifying tensions and battles between police officers and people of color do not effect you? I mean, not all the folks who seem be shooting at or…
  • Aug 11

    UBER DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE IS THE LATEST HIGH-PROFILE MASSACHUSETTS MATTER DISCUSSED (Part Three)

    UBER DRIVER IS CHARGED WITH RAPE IS THE LATEST HIGH-PROFILE MASSACHUSETTS MATTER DISCUSSED (Part Three)
    We have been discussing certain criminal justice truths as they apply to two high-profile matters. In one case, a dentist was charged with sexual assault. In the other, a dentist was charged with a drug-related fraud. In both cases, the…
Rank this Week: 461

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
Rank this Week: 456

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Seattle Criminal Defense Blog

Examines legal topics and news in Washington state. By Pelley Law, PLLC.

http://www.pelleylawgroup.com/seattle-criminal-defenseblog
  • Aug 23

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh

    Case Law Update: United States v. McIntosh
    United States v. McIntosh: In ten consolidated interlocutory appeals and petitions for writs of mandamus arising from three district courts in two states, the panel vacated the district court’s orders denying relief to the appellants,…
  • Aug 2

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)

    Trademarks for Retail Marijuana Stores (Legal Update)
    On July 14, 2016, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decided the matter of In Re Morgan Brown, Serial No. 86362968, affirming the USPTO’s refusal to register the mark “HERBAL ACCESS” on the grounds…
  • Jun 30

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)

    United States v. Christie (Case Law Update)
     The panel affirmed the convictions of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry for violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in a case in which the defendants claim that their convictions violate their rights freely to…
Rank this Week: 1146

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Rosenthal & Wadas, PLLC Blog

Covers DWI evidence, blood testing, and breath alcohol testing.

http://www.rosenthalwadas.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Understanding the Basics of SR-22 Insurance

    Understanding the Basics of SR-22 Insurance
    If you live or work in Collin County, Texas, you understand the importance of being able to drive. But driving is a state-regulated privilege, not a right, and therefore there are many legal requirements that a driver has to…
  • Aug 16

    DWI Process in Collin County

    DWI Process in Collin County
    By: Justin Wilson While the facts of every DWI investigation have their own unique nuances, in general, DWIs follow a predictable process. The following outlines this process after an arrest through the disposition of a case. Bond Process…
  • Aug 9

    What Constitutes Guilt in a Collin County White Collar Crime?

    What Constitutes Guilt in a Collin County White Collar Crime?
    “White collar crime” is a catchall term used to describe a wide variety of serious non-violent criminal offenses, typically financial in nature. Types of White Collar Crimes One of the most common types of white collar crime is…
Rank this Week: 4816

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Lawyer & Strafverteidiger Blog

Presents news and decisions on German criminal law. By Dr. Bottner.

http://www.anwalt-strafverteidiger.de/
Rank this Week: 885

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    5 Notre Dame Football Players Arrested

    5 Notre Dame Football Players Arrested
    Five Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night after police stopped them for speeding and reported finding a handgun and marijuana in the car. A senior safety, a redshirt freshman cornerback, a freshman wide receiver, a sophomore…
  • Aug 22

    Texas Judge Resigns After Alleged Text Scandal With Prosecutor

    Texas Judge Resigns After Alleged Text Scandal With Prosecutor
    Texas district Judge Elizabeth E. Coker is stepping down from the bench after she was apparently caught texting prosecutors on how to win cases. A whistleblower revealed that Corker was sending text messages to prosecutors with suggestions on…
  • Aug 19

    Clermont Man Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Girl Online

    Clermont Man Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Girl Online
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested a 24-year-old man Wednesday for attempting to solicit a 10-year-old girl on the internet. Authorities say the girl’s mother told the Orange County Sheriff’s Office that her…
Rank this Week: 598

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Aug 23

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment

    CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rule Prompts Thousands of Comment
    The comment period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)’s proposed arbitration rulemaking ended on Monday, and the Bureau received nearly 11,000 comments both strongly supporting and opposing the proposed rule.  As…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule

    CFPB Proposes Multiple Changes to TRID “Know Before You Owe” Rule
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued 293 pages of proposed changes (the “Amendments”) to the federal mortgage disclosure requirements it propounded in October 2015 commonly known as the…
  • Aug 5

    CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Servicing Rule

    CFPB Issues Final Mortgage Servicing Rule
    On August 4, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its long-awaited final mortgage servicing rule under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and implementing Regulation X, and the Truth in Lending Act…
Rank this Week: 1765

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Criminal Law and the Ryan Lochte Me

    Criminal Law and the Ryan Lochte Me
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “How is getting charged with a crime on a college campus different from being charged off campus?” Anyone with access to the internet has likely heard about the mess Ryan…
  • Aug 16

    Civil Forfeiture Law In South Carolina Draws Attention

    Civil Forfeiture Law In South Carolina Draws Attention
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been falsely accused?” A man from North Carolina had a firsthand experience with neighboring South Carolina’s sweeping civil…
  • Aug 11

    Georgia Court Says Recording “Upskirt” Videos Not A Crime

    Georgia Court Says Recording “Upskirt” Videos Not A Crime
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “I was found not guilty of a charge, buy my record still shows the charge. What is going on?” Most people would instinctively assume that secretly recording a woman…
Rank this Week: 652

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1900

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3183

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?
    Early voting has started for the judicial elections. People are talking. There is a buzz...oh wait, that's the Judge Stan Blake Memorial WiFi which still doesn't work a damn (Blake was instrumental in getting the first wi-fi system…
  • Aug 21

    BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE STANFORD BLAKE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ......

    BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE STANFORD BLAKE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:To paraphrase a line from the infamous 1971 movie DIRTY HARRY .......... "You’ve got to ask yourself one question. DO YOU FEEL LUCKY?"For the past 22 years we have been very lucky. Thousands of…
  • Aug 16

    BRENNAN BROUHAHA

    BRENNAN BROUHAHA
    Update: Take our new Judge Brennan poll. This story was broken by David Ovalle of the Herald While angrily trying to boot her teen son’s drunk pals from her Key Largo home, police say a Miami judge used a metal pipe to smash…
Rank this Week: 93

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Miami-Dade Woman Arrested for DUI Manslaughter and Related Charge

    Miami-Dade Woman Arrested for DUI Manslaughter and Related Charge
    If you or someone close to you is charged with any alcohol-related driving violation it’s crucial to retain a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who specializes in these types of occurrences at the earliest possible moment.…
  • Jul 26

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud

    Second Convicted Inmate Scheduled for Release in Massive Health Care Fraud
    Following up on an article posted here last September, the second of five defendants who was convicted of bribery charges that stemmed from a fraud that amounted to millions in duplicitous Medicaid and food stamps payments will be released…
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
Rank this Week: 3680

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident

    How Manslaughter or Murder Charges are Determined in a DUI Accident
    Drinking and driving can result in a DUI accident. These tragic accidents can lead to fatalities that are devastating to everyone involved, especially the loved ones left behind. Death of a loved one in an accident is a huge loss to deal…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding the Different Types of Theft Charge

    Understanding the Different Types of Theft Charge
    Theft is one of the most common criminal charges that are charged. However, it is often called by many names. Theft, robbery, larceny, embezzlement, and fraud are just a few of the names associated with a theft charge. So, what is the…
  • Aug 10

    Dealing with a Forfeiture in Arizona

    Dealing with a Forfeiture in Arizona
    As unfair as it may sound, the government can confiscate property under criminal forfeiture or civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture is to seize property used in criminal activity, although charges have not been filed. When civil forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 172

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2034

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: 1798

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, breath testing, and field sobriety tests in Minnesota. By Charles A. Ramsay & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Victory at the Court of Appeal

    Victory at the Court of Appeal
    The Ramsay Law Firm just scored a major victory that will affect thousands of DWI cases and driver's license revocations each year.  Earlier today the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Janssen v. Commisioner of…
  • Aug 17

    Brady Violations and "My Cousin Vinny" Revisited

    Brady Violations and "My Cousin Vinny" Revisited
    Earlier this week, we used a memorable scene from "My Cousin Vinny" to discuss Brady violations.  As a recap, prosecutors must provide their evidence to the defense, especially when the evidence favors the defendant.  And, like all…
  • Aug 12

    "He's Not Allowed Any Surprises."

    "He's Not Allowed Any Surprises."
    Most have seen the 1992 comedy "My Cousin Vinny," starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.  It follows a New York attorney (Pesci) in his attempt to defend his wrongfully accused cousin in a Alabama court. Many remember this movie for the…
Rank this Week: 4459

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Covers DWI/DUI news, issues and defenses. By Charles A. Ramsay.

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Victory at the Court of Appeal

    Victory at the Court of Appeal
    The Ramsay Law Firm just scored a major victory that will affect thousands of DWI cases and driver's license revocations each year.  Earlier today the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Janssen v. Commisioner of…
  • Aug 17

    Brady Violations and "My Cousin Vinny" Revisited

    Brady Violations and "My Cousin Vinny" Revisited
    Earlier this week, we used a memorable scene from "My Cousin Vinny" to discuss Brady violations.  As a recap, prosecutors must provide their evidence to the defense, especially when the evidence favors the defendant.  And, like all…
  • Aug 12

    "He's Not Allowed Any Surprises."

    "He's Not Allowed Any Surprises."
    Most have seen the 1992 comedy "My Cousin Vinny," starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.  It follows a New York attorney (Pesci) in his attempt to defend his wrongfully accused cousin in a Alabama court. Many remember this movie for the…
Rank this Week: 1610

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Peters Criminal Defense Blog

Covers all types of criminal defense topics.

http://www.losangelescrimelawyer.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right

    Charged with Hit-and-Run DUI? Understand Your Legal Right
    Getting charged with a hit-and-run can potentially lead to significant fines and criminal penalties. Those fines and penalties are “enhanced” if you are convicted of a hit-and-run while intoxicated (DUI) and operating a motor…
  • Aug 18

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.

    Fighting Firearm and Related Criminal Charges.
    If you or a loved have been charged with firearm related criminal charges, or are facing criminal charges related to owning or carrying a firearm, do not fight the government alone. The laws surrounding firearms in California are quite…
  • Aug 15

    Three Reasons to Hire a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Three Reasons to Hire a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
    If you or a loved one is facing felony charges or misdemeanor charges in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Encino, or anywhere else in California, you may be confronting a possible conviction that could alter your life permanently. Nevertheless,…
Rank this Week: 2138

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

New Jersey DWI Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseydwiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ignition Interlock Violations in Michigan – This is Unfair!

    Ignition Interlock Violations in Michigan – This is Unfair!
    It’s likely that if you’re reading this, you have received a notice of an ignition interlock violation, are about to lose your license all over again, and have already paid to have a camera-enabled interlock unit installed in his…
  • Aug 19

    Michigan DUI Lawyer – Can you Please Explain Pleas?

    Michigan DUI Lawyer – Can you Please Explain Pleas?
    In my previous DUI article, we looked at pre-trials.  We learned that there can be multiple pre-trials in a DUI (or any criminal) case, and that the ultimate goal of a pre-trial is to work out a plea arrangement that will avoid a person…
  • Aug 14

    The Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Process – Part 2

    The Michigan Driver’s License Restoration and Clearance Process – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, I began explaining how I do Michigan driver’s license restoration and clearance appeals within the framework of the Michigan Secretary of State’s established process.  I pointed out that genuine…
Rank this Week: 4170

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

Covers drunk driving laws, news and false evidence. By Lawrence Taylor.

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Do I have to Do a Breathalyzer During a California DUI Stop?

    Do I have to Do a Breathalyzer During a California DUI Stop?
    Of all the questions I get about what to do and what not to do during a California DUI stop, the question about whether a person has to give a breath sample after a DUI stop is among the most common of the questions. Strangely enough, the…
  • Aug 16

    Temporary Tattoo Give BAC Reading

    Temporary Tattoo Give BAC Reading
    Considering purchasing a personal breathalyzer? I’ve suggested it before as one of several ways to help prevent a DUI. What if knowing your blood alcohol content was a simple as slapping on a temporary tattoo? Well, researchers at the…
  • Aug 11

    Crime Labs Paid for Convictions – But Not for Aquittals?

    Crime Labs Paid for Convictions – But Not for Aquittals?
    A conviction in a drunk driving case depends, of course, on the accuracy and reliability of the blood or breath test administered to the suspect.  And this depends upon the accuracy and reliability of the government’s crime…
Rank this Week: 2658

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Aug 22

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case

    Page Pate quoted on CNN about constitutional challenge to death penalty in Texas case
    Constitutional law expert Page Pate is quoted by CNN in the story of Jeffrey Wood’s recent stay of execution by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Wood was the driver… read more → The post Page Pate quoted on CNN about…
  • Aug 3

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation

    New IRS Policy on Returning Money from “Structuring” Violation
    The federal government recently changed its policy for seizing money that was deposited by otherwise innocent individuals and business owners through alleged “structuring violations.” (The term “structuring” refers to…
  • Jul 15

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police

    Alton Sterling Shot by Police
    Attorney Page Pate appears on CNN Newsroom to review the facts of the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Page explains why this case represents a clear example… read more → The post Alton Sterling Shot by Police…
Rank this Week: 412

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/
Rank this Week: 1086

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Maryland Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Anthony A. Fatemi, LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2976