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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 27

    Weds Night DNC: The "Dangerous Demagogue" vs the Qualified Woman Who Never Quit

    Weds Night DNC: The "Dangerous Demagogue" vs the Qualified Woman Who Never Quit
    Update: It's Obama time. After that horribly weak and depressing introductory video, I hope he reverses the tone and has something inspiring to say. He does. He calls Hillary the woman who never quits, who is absolutely qualified to…
  • Jul 26

    Tuesday Night DNC: Clinton Time

    Tuesday Night DNC: Clinton Time
    I just tuned on the TV for the first time today. I caught the last part of Madeline Albright and thought she was terrific. I purposely waited until certain mothers were finished. Now it's time for Bill Clinton. "In the spring of…
  • Jul 26

    Tuesday Afternoon Open thread

    Tuesday Afternoon Open thread
    Open Thread. Bill Clinton tonight in the 10 o'clock hour. Also Meryl Streep and Alicia Keys. At 8 Mothers of the Movement. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Jul 27

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case

    Grewal on The Rule of Lenity in Tax Case
    Andy Grewal (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Why Lenity Has No Place in the Income Tax Laws (Missouri Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A controversy has emerged over how to interpret statutes...
  • Jul 27

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence

    Shen on Neuroscientific Evidence
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Neuroscientific Evidence as Instant Replay (Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This commentary offers a reflection on the state of…
  • Jul 27

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law
    Oxford University Press has just published Doug Husak's book, Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry. I highly recommend it, and not just for philosophers. The book defends a much broader scope for a mistake-of-law defense than current law…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • Jul 27

    Ninth Circuit: Double Negatives Don't Matter

    Ninth Circuit: Double Negatives Don't Matter
    In an opinion sure to shock the conscience of grammar enthusiasts around the nation, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a defendant's statement, "I don't want to talk no more," was a plain invocation of the defendant's right to silence.The opinion…
  • Jul 27

    Denniston on Whether Citizens United Will be Overturned

    Denniston on Whether Citizens United Will be Overturned
    Via How Appealing, I learned of this post by Lyle Denniston at the Constitution Daily blog for the Constitution Center. Denniston notes several statements in which Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and others forecast that the Supreme Court…
  • Jul 26

    Texas Judge: No Plea Bargains "Involving" Probation for More Crimes than You May Realize

    Texas Judge: No Plea Bargains "Involving" Probation for More Crimes than You May Realize
    The title of this post admittedly involves a bit of a paraphrasing, but not much. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has this post on a Texas judge who has banned plea bargains for probation or deferred adjudication for defendants charged with…
Rank this Week: 2057

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/
  • Jul 27

    One-Vehicle Fatality Crash State Highway 78

    One-Vehicle Fatality Crash State Highway 78
    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.,…
  • Jul 27

    Final Update: Single Vehicle Crash Near Aberdeen Sends Two to Hospital

    Final Update: Single Vehicle Crash Near Aberdeen Sends Two to Hospital
    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…
  • Jul 27

    Single Vehicle Crash Near Aberdeen Sends Two to Hospital

    Single Vehicle Crash Near Aberdeen Sends Two to Hospital
    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: 349

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/
  • Jul 27

    Mayor of Tavares Suspended By Florida Governor

    Mayor of Tavares Suspended By Florida Governor
    The mayor of the City of Tavares was suspended from his office by the governor of Florida on Thursday afternoon. Mayor Robert William Wolfe was charged a day earlier with insurance fraud, a third-degree felony. He bonded out of jail Wednesday…
  • Jul 22

    Citrus County Deputy Charged with Prostitution, Solicitation

    Citrus County Deputy Charged with Prostitution, Solicitation
    A Citrus County sheriff’s deputy was arrested and charged with solicitation and engaging in prostitution, authorities said Wednesday. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said the 31-year-old man was taken into custody.…
  • Jul 20

    Largo Man Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    Largo Man Accused of Possessing Child Porn
    A Largo man has been charged with possessing child pornography, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The 69-year-old was arrested at his home on 126th Avenue Wednesday morning. According to detectives, the investigation…
Rank this Week: 310

Wright & Weiner Blog

Wright & Weiner Blog

Covers criminal defense law.

http://www.nevadacriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    What Is Witness Tampering?

    What Is Witness Tampering?
    If you should come under investigation for having committed a serious crime, your thoughts will naturally revolve around doing anything you can to tilt the odds in your favor. If your efforts in this regard include a bit of witness tampering…
  • Jul 26

    First Things to Do After a Auto Accident

    First Things to Do After a Auto Accident
    The first few minutes following a car accident are sure to be filled with confusion. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to do and say things that can hurt you in the end while forgetting to complete the necessary tasks that anyone who…
  • Jul 14

    Flight Risk and How It’s Determined

    Flight Risk and How It’s Determined
    There are many things you might want to be in life, but when you’re facing criminal charges, a flight risk isn’t one of them. Once you’ve been arrested, though, the degree to which you meet that designation will determine…
Rank this Week: 3830

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    UNIFORM DRIVE

    UNIFORM DRIVE
    In this summer of hate, and shootings, and rantings and ravings and political conventions and speeches by Chachi and Duck Dynasty and mediocre female golfers  (and Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and President Obama) we here in Miami…
  • Jul 27

    RED LIGHT CAMERAS - THIRD DCA SPEAKS .....

    RED LIGHT CAMERAS - THIRD DCA SPEAKS .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT ..... IT'S A GREEN LIGHT FOR THE COUNTY IF YOU RESIDE IN MIAMI-DADE, FOR RED LIGHT TICKETS .....So, for now, if you see this: Then, you can expect to see this: That's because, today,…
  • Jul 25

    "WE. WILL. RISE." .....

    "WE. WILL. RISE." .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:CORY BOOKER, YOUR NEXT BIG STAR OF THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY .....While some of you may be supporters of Hillary, and others may support The Donald, I think we can all agree, as trial attorneys, that we all love it when we get…
Rank this Week: 270

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 27

    The Nightmare for Minorities of "Progressive" Law Enforcement

    The Nightmare for Minorities of "Progressive" Law Enforcement
    We don't need to guess about what liberal policies like widespread sentencing reduction and less proactive policing will do to our citizens, and minorities in particular.  We already have a good deal of evidence.The most recent is…
  • Jul 27

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Shooting Death of Police Up 78% in 2016:  Preliminary data analysis of law enforcement deaths across the U.S. reveals that the number of officers fatally shot in the line of duty is up 78% this year compared with the same...
  • Jul 27

    Did Donald Trump Really Encourage Russian Hacking?

    Did Donald Trump Really Encourage Russian Hacking?
    Ed O'Keefe, Jose A. DelReal and John Wagner have this article in the WaPo, with a lead paragraph that is typical of what is all over the net:Democrats prepared to use their convention Wednesday night to raise fresh doubts about...
Rank this Week: 217

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Jul 27

    "Legalizing and Regulating Marijuana in Canada: Review of Potential Economic, Social, and Health Impacts"

    "Legalizing and Regulating Marijuana in Canada: Review of Potential Economic, Social, and Health Impacts"
    The title of this post is the title of this short essay authored by Mohammad Hajizadeh and now available via this link on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Notwithstanding a century of prohibition, marijuana is the most widely used illicit…
  • Jul 26

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude

    The latest government data on marijuana use and attitude
    This new USA Today article, headlined "Study examines evolving rates, perceptions of marijuana use," reports on some new data on marijuana consumption and related topics in the United States. Here are excerpts from the press report…
  • Jul 25

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie

    Effective coverage of RNC and DNC marijuana reform realitie
    Last month in this post, I highlighted that, at Marijuana.com, Tom Angell does a great job covering news on the marijuana reform law and politics front. The latest posts from this past week highlight why serious marijuana reform students…
Rank this Week: 1903

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 27

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“

    Anhörung zum FINMA-Rundschreiben „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“
    Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA hat am 11. Juli 2016 die Anhörung zur Anpassung des FINMA-Rundschreibens 2011/1 „Tätigkeit als Finanzintermediär nach GwG“ eröffnet (siehe Medienmitteilung).…
  • Jul 24

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter veröffentlicht Leitfaden für EU-Organe und Einrichtungen zum Umgang mit Whistleblowern
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 18. Juli 2016 einen Leitfaden mit Verfahrensregeln zum Umgang mit externen sowie internen Whistleblowern („Guidelines on processing personal information within a…
  • Jul 23

    Tax Freedom Days 2015

    Tax Freedom Days 2015
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat am 13. Juli 2016 die sog. Tax Freedom Days für die Einkommenssteuern von Bund, Kanton und Gemeinde für das Jahr 2015 publiziert. Die Tax Freedom Days zeigen auf, wie lange jemand…
Rank this Week: 2665

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Podcast: New Texas death-in-custody data online

    Podcast: New Texas death-in-custody data online
    Grits contributing writer Amanda Woog, who is a postdoctoral fellow at the UT-Austin Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, has made a curated version of Texas' death-in-custody database available for the first time online. See her…
  • Jul 27

    Victoria jail ignores nutritionist limits on serving cold food

    Victoria jail ignores nutritionist limits on serving cold food
    No longer do Victoria County Jail inmates receive "three hots and a cot," as the saying goes. The Sheriff switched to cold food only in the jail, eliminating all hot meals after inmates on work detail were caught making jailhouse hooch.…
  • Jul 25

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic
    Here are a couple of items related to forensic error that merit Grits readers' attention: Challenging admissibility of junk scienceThe Texas Forensic Science Commission's Lynn Garcia posed what to me sounds like a blockbuster question to the…
Rank this Week: 237

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 494

William T. Bly Blog

William T. Bly Blog

Covers Maine drunk driving and criminal defense topics.

http://www.williamblylaw.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Grand Juries in Maine

    Grand Juries in Maine
    If you're being investigated for a crime, or even after you've been arrested for one, there are a lot of moving parts in the criminal justice system that you'll never see, but that still seriously impact your future. One of these moving parts…
  • Jul 26

    What You Say During a Plea Discussion Stays There

    What You Say During a Plea Discussion Stays There
    Because we live in a country that relies on an adversarial system of criminal justice, you can count on law enforcement to do everything it can to punish you as much as possible. To do this, police and prosecutors try to get all the evidence…
  • Jul 25

    How Police Look for Evidence: Pretextual Searche

    How Police Look for Evidence: Pretextual Searche
    For police to search you for evidence or arrest you for a crime, they need a search warrant or an arrest warrant. If they don't have a warrant, then their search or their seizure has to fall within a limited set of exceptions to the warrant…
Rank this Week: 4564

New Hampshire Legal Blog

New Hampshire Legal Blog

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

http://www.nhlegalblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Pittsburgh Man Sues Over Pacemaker

    Pittsburgh Man Sues Over Pacemaker
    A Pittsburgh man sued the city after his pacemaker failed during a security screening at the municipal court.
  • Jul 25

    Filming In The ER And Patient Privacy Right

    Filming In The ER And Patient Privacy Right
    A New York hospital is being fined for violating patient's HIPAA rights after allowing cameras in for an ABC show.
  • Jul 18

    Recalled Vehicle To Blame for Actor’s Death

    Recalled Vehicle To Blame for Actor’s Death
    Anton Yelchin died when his Jeep rolled backward and crushed him. The jeep was part of an April recall from Fiat Chrysler.
Rank this Week: 1800

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: 134

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Is John Hinckley Jr’s Release Insane?

    Is John Hinckley Jr’s Release Insane?
    INTRODUCTION On March 30, 1981, as former President Ronald Reagan left the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C., John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate the president. Hinckley drew his revolver and fired six rounds, injuring…
  • Jun 19

    Should Orlando Shooter’s Wife Face Criminal Charges?

    Should Orlando Shooter’s Wife Face Criminal Charges?
    INTRODUCTION The discussion began almost immediately after the abhorrent Orlando shooting took place. Should the shooter’s wife face criminal charges? Even before details were released concerning her alleged involvement, numerous…
  • Apr 21

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out
    INTRODUCTION The highest court in the land is currently deciding a case that can have an enormous impact on Driving Under The Influence (DUI) cases in Florida and twelve other states. Each of those thirteen states makes it a misdemeanor…
Rank this Week: 1734

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Jul 27

    NV justice courts have statutory power to suppress during preliminary hearing

    NV justice courts have statutory power to suppress during preliminary hearing
    By statute, Nevada justice courts have express authority to suppress illegally obtained evidence during preliminary hearings. Grace v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court of Nev., 131 Nev. Adv. Rep. 51, 2016 Nev. LEXIS 639 (July 21, 2016). Even if…
  • Jul 27

    OR: Stuff left in a crashed and abandoned stolen truck had no REP

    OR: Stuff left in a crashed and abandoned stolen truck had no REP
    Defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy in containers he left fleeing from a stolen truck. State v. Stubblefield, 279 Ore. App. 483, 2016 Ore. App. LEXIS 928 (July 20, 2016). The officer smelled burnt marijuana during his stop of…
  • Jul 27

    TX13: Arrest on outstanding warrants doesn’t justify search incident of car

    TX13: Arrest on outstanding warrants doesn’t justify search incident of car
    When defendant was arrested on outstanding warrants, his car was not subject to search incident. State v. Sanchez, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 7712 (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi – Edinburg July 21, 2016). “[T]he clearly established…
Rank this Week: 2187

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 338

Criminal Justice Blog

Criminal Justice Blog

Covers public criminal justice and defense. By Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP.

http://www.columbuscriminalattorney.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    New Law Allows Ohio First Responders To Treat Animal

    New Law Allows Ohio First Responders To Treat Animal
    On May 31 of this year, Governor Kasich signed into law House Bill 187, which allows Ohio first responders to treat injured animals in emergency circumstances. Previously, only licensed veterinarians were allowed to render aid to injured or…
  • Jul 25

    Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Ohio

    Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Ohio
    Ohio took historic steps last month in approving a medical marijuana program. With the passing of House Bill 523, Ohioans gained the right to use certain types of marijuana for medical purposes. Ohio joins the District of Columbia and 24…
  • Jul 22

    Coshocton Man Avoids Second OVI Conviction

    Coshocton Man Avoids Second OVI Conviction
    In Coshocton, Ohio, the skilled Ohio OVI defense attorney Chase Mallory aided a young man after he was pulled over and charged with his second OVI offense in four years. Since the man refused to submit to a breath test, the man was…
Rank this Week: 2189

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Coming Your Way: Roadside Saliva Test

    Coming Your Way: Roadside Saliva Test
    I’ve posted in the past about the difficulties of testing for marijuana in drunk driving investigations.  See Does Presence of Marijuana in Blood Constitute Drunk Driving?, Identifying and Proving DUI Marijuana ("Stoned Driving")…
  • Jul 25

    OC Man Gets 7 Years for DUI with Injury

    OC Man Gets 7 Years for DUI with Injury
    In April of 2015, Leonardo Morales was driving his Chevy Tahoe and exiting the 55 freeway in Costa Mesa when he collided into a tree on the off-ramp. According to California Highway Patrol, two officers patrolling the area spotted the flames…
  • Jul 18

    California’s DUI Education Program

    California’s DUI Education Program
    When a person is convicted of a California DUI, they face a number of penalties one of which is to attend a court-approved DUI program. The most common of inquiries regarding the programs have to do with their duration. The length of the…
Rank this Week: 907

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: 1437

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Driving on a Suspended License

    Driving on a Suspended License
    Common Questions About Driving On A Suspended License In Florida Defending A Driving On A Suspended License Charge In Florida Pinellas County court has specialized courts that deals strictly with traffic citations, DUIs and license…
  • Jul 20

    Consequences of Traffic Violations in Florida

    Consequences of Traffic Violations in Florida
    Consequences Of Traffic Violations, And License Suspensions In Florida Habitual Traffic Offenders In Florida And Their Consequences A habitual traffic offender is found under statute 322.264. That means that someone receives 3 or more…
  • Jul 12

    Florida Traffic Tickets, Your questions answered Part One of Five

    Florida Traffic Tickets, Your questions answered Part One of Five
    Frequently Asked Questions About Traffic Violation Tickets In Florida How Long Does Someone Have To File For A Hearing If They’ve Received A Traffic Violation Ticket In Florida If it’s a basic traffic violation, with very few…
Rank this Week: 4067

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
  • Jul 27

    Ethiopia: Human Rights Leadership at the UN Security Council Requires Human Rights at Home

    Ethiopia: Human Rights Leadership at the UN Security Council Requires Human Rights at Home
    This is Ethiopia’s third stint on the UNSC and in a congratulatory message, Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, said the election is a clear indication that the country has won the respect and trust of the world.
  • Jul 22

    Turkey Could Be Taking A Big Step Backwards In Human Right

    Turkey Could Be Taking A Big Step Backwards In Human Right
    Please note this article first appeared on Time.com here. By Katy Pownall, News Writer at Amnesty International It’s rush hour on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge. Queues of cars jostle for position, the noise of horns…
  • Jul 20

    Update: Amnesty Observers at Convention Protest

    Update: Amnesty Observers at Convention Protest
    Amnesty International USA has deployed a delegation of independent human rights observers to monitor protests at the Republican National Convention. We’ll be in Philadelphia next week doing the same thing at the Democratic National…
Rank this Week: 32

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 22, 2016 the unsealing of what will be an epic Medicare fraud sweep involving members of the South Florida community, both in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  This is the largest Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force
    Source: Law.com Slavery and trafficking are synonymous.  Human trafficking includes Philippine young women who are transported to Saudi Arabia and confined as domestic servants, as well as commercial sex operations.  Human…
  • Jun 15

    Arrest Mateen’s Wife for Aiding and Abetting Mass Murder in Orlando?

    Arrest Mateen’s Wife for Aiding and Abetting Mass Murder in Orlando?
    Noor Zahi Salman, (the second and current wife of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen),  told the FBI she knew of Mateen’s plan for a mass murder shooting, accompanied him to scout out potential targets, went with him to the…
Rank this Week: 1522

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

By Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.

http://www.justiceflorida.com/
  • Jul 27

    Florida Paramedics Facing Criminal Charges for Taking Selfies with Unconscious Patient

    Florida Paramedics Facing Criminal Charges for Taking Selfies with Unconscious Patient
    The following article from the Washington Post is about two paramedics in Florida who are facing criminal charges after taking selfies with unconscious patients. To Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, and Christopher Wimmer, 33, the selfies they…
  • Jul 21

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  • Jul 18

    Drug Kits Used By Police Can Sometimes Send Innocent People to Jail

    Drug Kits Used By Police Can Sometimes Send Innocent People to Jail
      I once represented a client who was arrested and formally charged with trafficking in heroin.  However, when that so-called heroin was sent to the lab at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, it was determined that…
Rank this Week: 3535

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/
Rank this Week: 557

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland:  In re Raymond C., 2016 WL 3856139 (2016).  The caption of the case differs from the “State v. ____” or “U.S. v. ____”  type…
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
Rank this Week: 216

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 2078

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jul 27

    The Sweet Lies of Dalla

    The Sweet Lies of Dalla
    Some lies are hard to tell, because someone is going to demand proof. You cured cancer? Prove it. You captured a space alien? Where is he. But some lies are easy to tell, if one doesn’t feel a twinge of shame about lying, because…
  • Jul 27

    Alexis Wartena Was Missing And Cops Took Charge

    Alexis Wartena Was Missing And Cops Took Charge
    From the news reports the day after the parents of 7-year-old autistic Alexis Wartena called the Amarillo police to report their daughter was missing, one would think they’re heroes. Police said Wartena is non-verbal autistic but will…
  • Jul 26

    If Only Cops Were More Like Customer Service Represenative

    If Only Cops Were More Like Customer Service Represenative
    That people are searching for solutions to improve the relationship between police and the public is good. Better than good. Great. But that doesn’t mean any idea that fits inside a fortune cookie is worthy of serious consideration,…
Rank this Week: 42

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Morning Radio: Jessica Lee Mayfield

    Morning Radio: Jessica Lee Mayfield
    It Wednesday.  Walk in the early morning.  Still dark.Thinking about all that is upcoming.Meet all challenges head on.With enthusiasm.With passion.Thinking only good thoughts.All positive.  All good.Here's Jess.She's a friend.
  • Jul 26

    Morning Radio: Stevie's Tuesday

    Morning Radio: Stevie's Tuesday
    Tuesday. 24 new businesses opened in Hobbs in June.Local, local, local.Jobs for Hobbs.Get a copy of the Sunday Hobbs News Sun business section and make a concerted effort to support those businesses.I support those brave men and women who…
  • Jul 26

    Top Ten: July 26, 2016

    Top Ten: July 26, 2016
    Only one today.Last night, I put biscuits in the oven.  They came out warm and golden brown.  I cut one in half and let the butter melt.  I grilled a Boca All-American classic.  Cajun seasoning, red pepper flakes, and a…
Rank this Week: 2007

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/
  • Jul 27

    What’s the Latest on Mopeds?

    What’s the Latest on Mopeds?
    Laws governing the operation of mopeds have changed significantly in recent years. Mopeds now must be registered before they may be driven on state roadways, and the owner of the moped must have insurance.  An overview of the current…
  • Jul 26

    Court of Appeals Rules That Probationer Was Not in Custody When Handcuffed for Safety Reason

    Court of Appeals Rules That Probationer Was Not in Custody When Handcuffed for Safety Reason
    Generally, custody occurs under Miranda when a suspect is handcuffed even if the suspect is not informed that he or she is under arrest for a crime. However, there are exceptions, as evidenced by the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals…
  • Jul 25

    Podcast Update: Episode 2 Now Available

    Podcast Update: Episode 2 Now Available
    In a previous post, I announced the release of our new podcast, Beyond the Bench. The reaction to the first episode was positive, and I’m happy to say that the second episode is now available. It’s on our podcast website, in…
Rank this Week: 465

Criminal Law Blog

Criminal Law Blog

By Brett A. Podolsky.

http://brettpodolsky.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    Texas Pornography Law

    Texas Pornography Law
    Pornography Laws in Texas Some people have a moral objection to certain forms of pornography. They may find them in poor taste or believe that they are harmful to society. Other people object to pornography for religious reasons. While it is…
  • Jul 20

    When Does Sexual Harassment Become a Crime?

    When Does Sexual Harassment Become a Crime?
    Defining Criminal Sexual Harassment Most people are aware that sexual harassment is a very serious issue that can have severe consequences. Whether it happens in the workplace, at school or in a public place, certain offensive behaviors may…
  • Jul 13

    Online Solicitation of Prostitution and How Texas Prosecute

    Online Solicitation of Prostitution and How Texas Prosecute
    Texas Online Solicitation of Prostitution Laws The Texas law on prostitution is very clear: it’s a criminal offense that can land you in jail. These days, more and more people are moving their prostitution activities online. For…
Rank this Week: 1821

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/
  • Jul 27

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi

    American Sexual Culture as Public Health Crisi
    Margo Kaplan, Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Angela HarrisNot long ago, I was indulging in one of my favorite lazy-day pastimes – standing in my local bookstore, reading. The book was Girls and…
  • Jul 26

    Of Firms and Fee

    Of Firms and Fee
    Kathryn Judge, Intermediary Influence, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 573 (2015).Tom C.W. LinProminent economic theories rooted in the seminal work of Ronald Coase have long suggested that firms in a marketplace exist and work to reduce transaction…
  • Jul 25

    Classing up the Agency

    Classing up the Agency
    Administrative Conference of the United States, Aggregate Agency Adjudication, Final Report (June 9, 2016) Administrative Conference of the United States, Administrative Conference Recommendation 2016-2, Aggregation of Similar Claims in…
Rank this Week: 973

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    The Clear Definition of Aggravated Assault or Assault with a Deadly Weapon

    The Clear Definition of Aggravated Assault or Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Assault with a deadly weapon, which can also be referred to as aggravated assault, is a felony charge that hundreds of Las Vegas locals and visitors are charged with every year. If convicted, it carries serious criminal penalties, such as a…
  • Jul 24

    Plea Negotiations are Common in Clark County When Charged with a Criminal Offense

    Plea Negotiations are Common in Clark County When Charged with a Criminal Offense
    Plea negotiations are the most common solution to criminal charges committed in Las Vegas. A plea negotiation can be referred to as “working out a deal” or “pleading to lesser charges,” and the legal definition is not…
  • Jul 21

    TV Crime Shows use the Miranda Rights with Every Arrest, but is that Real Life?

    TV Crime Shows use the Miranda Rights with Every Arrest, but is that Real Life?
    Everybody has watched enough TV crime shows to have heard that “reading your rights” should happen at every arrest, and if the police officer didn’t “read the one arrested their rights,” the case would be thrown…
Rank this Week: 1163

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Atlanta DUI Attorney Blog

Discusses Georgia DUI defenses. By Douglas B. Chanco.

http://chancolaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN IN A DUI ACCIDENT

    TOP 5 THINGS TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN IN A DUI ACCIDENT
    Being in a car accident is a difficult ordeal.  Blood, fractures and injuries can add to the frightening experience.  However, maintaining one’s focus and composure is important in order to document the events of the…
  • Jul 20

    COMMON ADJUSTER TRICKS: DISCOURAGING LEGAL HELP

    COMMON ADJUSTER TRICKS: DISCOURAGING LEGAL HELP
    Insurance adjusters know that if you represent yourself with a Georgia injury lawyer, it often means more cost to the insurance company. Therefore, the insurance adjuster will make it seem to you that you do not need legal help. Regardless of…
  • Jul 13

    CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO SHOW YOUR ATLANTA CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYER

    CHECKLIST OF ITEMS TO SHOW YOUR ATLANTA CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYER
      Your ability to create a record of your injuries is essential in establishing a personal injury claim. Additionally, you should show your Georgia accident attorney documents that relate to your case. To your first in-depth…
Rank this Week: 3306

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First Offense Convictions? Part Two of Two
    In my previous post on this subject, I discussed how the Massachusetts Legislature is debating on whether to change the current OUI/DUI law in Massachusetts – known As “Melanie’s Law” for the young girl who was killed…
  • Jul 18

    Road Rage: Is Your Life Really Worth It?

    Road Rage: Is Your Life Really Worth It?
    I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life.  I’ve been driving since I was able to get my learner’s permit at age 16 (no, I won’t tell you what year that was…)  The point being, I know what it’s…
  • Jul 6

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for OUI First Offenses?

    Should Massachusetts Require Ignition Interlock Devices for OUI First Offenses?
    A battle over how to reduce drunk driving even further has been brewing for some time now at the Massachusetts State House.  Leading this effort is the Massachusetts chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.)  MADD is a…
Rank this Week: 1448

South Florida Criminal Attorney…

South Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2018

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Pokemon Go Being Used In Attempted Robbery, Trespassing And Other Crimes In California

    Pokemon Go Being Used In Attempted Robbery, Trespassing And Other Crimes In California
    Pokémon Go Crime? If you haven’t heard by now, Pokémon Go, a geo-catching game played on a smart phone, has quickly become a phenomenon with over a million downloads in the United States since hit the market this month.…
  • Jul 15

    Juvenile Convictions And Laws In California

    Juvenile Convictions And Laws In California
    PENAL CODE SECTION 1170 MAY OFFER RELIEF TO THOSE JUVENILES CONVICTED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE I previously discussed the 2012 United States Supreme Court case, Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ___ , wherein the Supreme Court held that…
  • Jul 8

    HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE IN GRANDMA’S CAR

    HIGH SPEED POLICE CHASE IN GRANDMA’S CAR
    On a recent afternoon, a Texas grandmother discovered that her two granddaughters, aged 12 and 5, were missing from her home. Her car was missing too. Imaging the worse—that her granddaughters have been kidnapped from her home and…
Rank this Week: 4272

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

    DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
    It’s summer travel season and maybe you are planning a trip to another country. Don’t let your R&R be ruined by a driving under the influence arrest. You may not be aware of this but most countries have harsher DUI laws than…
  • Jul 15

    DUI And The SCRAM Device In California

    DUI And The SCRAM Device In California
    CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF ALCOHOL LEVELS—THE SCRAM DEVICE Most people in California are aware that there is a device that may be ordered installed in person’s vehicle upon conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol. This…
  • Jul 8

    Is A Warrant Required For A DUI Blood Test?

    Is A Warrant Required For A DUI Blood Test?
    SUPREME COURT RULES THAT DUI BLOOD TEST REQUIRES A WARRANT On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Birchfield v. North Dakota, which will affect California’s “implied consent” DUI…
Rank this Week: 4351

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/
  • Jul 26

    What Are the Differences Between Jail and Prison in Arizona?

    What Are the Differences Between Jail and Prison in Arizona?
    Many people use the terms “jail” and “prison” synonymously. But these two types of facilities have some distinct differences, as much as they have much in common. When you are facing charges that may lead to prison…
  • Jul 21

    Is an Extreme DUI the same as an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?

    Is an Extreme DUI the same as an Aggravated DUI in Arizona?
    Extreme DUI vs. Aggravated DUI in Arizona In Arizona, being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is not as simple as one set of charges and penalties. There are a multitude of factors that can lead to felony…
  • Jul 19

    Charged with DUI in Arizona with Suspended License

    Charged with DUI in Arizona with Suspended License
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol while your license is revoked, canceled, suspended or refused in the state of Arizona is considered an Aggravated DUI charge, as specified in Arizona Revised…
Rank this Week: 144

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers criminal law news, updates and commentary. Published By Hoffman & Associates

http://www.losangelescriminallawyersblog.com
  • Jul 26

    Police Contact after a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Police Contact after a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    If you have committed a Hit and Run, there are several ways the police department will contact you. A Hit and Run is a vehicle code violation under VC §20002 and 20003. In order to have committed a Hit and Run, you must have caused…
  • Jul 5

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Potential Consequences of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    If you have been arrested for a Hit and Run, you could be charged under one of two statutes: California Vehicle Code §20002, and California Vehicle Code §20003. California Vehicle Code §20002 refers to cases in which there is…
  • Jul 5

    Elements of a Los Angeles Hit and Run

    Elements of a Los Angeles Hit and Run
    If a person has been arrested for suspicion of a Los Angeles Hit and Run, they may be charged under one of two different vehicle codes: California Vehicle Code §20002 or California Vehicle code §20003. One section deals with damage…
Rank this Week: 3282

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Former state office candidate admits mortgage scam, faces 3 years in prison | NJ.com

    Former state office candidate admits mortgage scam, faces 3 years in prison | NJ.com
    Former state Senate and Assembly candidate Bruce Alston faces up to three years in prison and $133,500 in restitution after pleading guilty today to theft by deception stemming from a 27-count indictment alleging a sophisticated mortgage…
  • Jul 22

    Ex-appraiser sentenced to 6 years for mortgage fraud | TribLIVE

    Ex-appraiser sentenced to 6 years for mortgage fraud | TribLIVE
    A Shaler man whose original eight-year sentence was overturned by a federal appeals court was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for his role in a multimillion dollar mortgage fraud scheme. A Pittsburgh federal jury convicted Jason…
  • Jul 19

    Alleged Fraudster Used DOL OIG’s Digital Signature on Fake Transcript

    Alleged Fraudster Used DOL OIG’s Digital Signature on Fake Transcript
    Edgar Avila aka Michael Mendez aka Michael Edgar Avila-Mendez, aka Michael AvMen was indicted on one charge of mail fraud and one charge of bank fraud in connection with two separate fraud schemes. According to the affidavit in support of the…
Rank this Week: 3

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Los viejos izquierdistas en el Perú deben retirarse de la política

    Los viejos izquierdistas en el Perú deben retirarse de la política
    Nunca he leído a Marx, lo he escrito muchas veces ni a ningún pensador, por brillante que sea su carrera y los reconocimientos obtenidos, pues no existe pensador que nos ilustre sobre los marcianos. En el enlace que…
  • Jul 23

    PROYECTO DE DEROGACIÓN DEL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES - EN CHILE

    PROYECTO DE DEROGACIÓN DEL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES - EN CHILE
    http://www.reddigital.cl/politica/24-parlamento/11988-fin_afps.html        REFORMA CONSTITUCIONAL Proyecto de reforma constitucional que establece una nueva regulación del derecho a la seguridad…
  • Jul 23

    EL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES EN EL FUTURO INMEDIATO

    EL SISTEMA PRIVADO DE PENSIONES EN EL FUTURO INMEDIATO
    http://blogs.gestion.pe/menulegal/2016/07/seis-falacias-sobre-las-afps-respuesta-a-enrique-castellanos.html Este artículo ha merecido muchas opiniones, sólo he leído una con atención no porqué las…
Rank this Week: 3266

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    Vehicle Seizures Generate Revenue for Law Enforcement and Government

    Vehicle Seizures Generate Revenue for Law Enforcement and Government
    Under Illinois law, the state’s attorney may petition on behalf of a local law enforcement agency, for the seizure of an automotive vehicle when it is used in the commission of any serious felony crime. Whether the petition is granted…
  • Jun 29

    New Lake County Criminal Courts Building Under Construction

    New Lake County Criminal Courts Building Under Construction
    Construction is underway on a new eight-story criminal court at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois. The new 200,000 square foot building is set to be completed by June 2018. The courthouse has not been expanded since 1989. It…
  • Jun 21

    New Pilot Program in Lake County Provides Treatment for Substance Abuse

    New Pilot Program in Lake County Provides Treatment for Substance Abuse
    A new pilot program in Lake County offers treatment, rather than jail time for those struggling with drug abuse or addition. “A Way Out” is an initiative that will allow individuals that may be in possession of narcotics or…
Rank this Week: 846

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jul 26

    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.

    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2.
    EXCLUSIONARY RULE, PART 2. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 26, 2016 This is part 2 of my effort to demonstrate that we do not take the 4th Amendment seriously (part 1 is…
  • Jul 13

    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.

    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE.
    TO REPLACE A DYING EXCLUSIONARY RULE. Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 13, 2016 In Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. __ (June 20, 2016), the U.S. Supreme Court continued to whittle away at the exclusionary rule. For the…
  • Jul 7

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE?
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FIREARMS BAN- WHAT’S NEW IN MAINE? Posted by:  Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. Date:  July 7, 2016 Last year, changes were made to the Maine statute that prohibits people in various circumstances from possessing…
Rank this Week: 968