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FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • May 2

    The Intercept: Seattle’s sanitation workers can no longer pry through trash without a warrant

    The Intercept: Seattle’s sanitation workers can no longer pry through trash without a warrant
    The Intercept: Seattle’s sanitation workers can no longer pry through trash without a warrant by Cyrus Farivar: A Washington county judge has ruled that the city of Seattle’s warrantless searches of garbage violated the…
  • May 2

    The Intercept: FBI Chooses Secrecy Over Locking Up Criminal

    The Intercept: FBI Chooses Secrecy Over Locking Up Criminal
    The Intercept: FBI Chooses Secrecy Over Locking Up Criminals by Jenna McLaughlin: The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to discuss even the broad strokes of some of its secret investigative methods, such as implanting malware…
  • May 2

    WaPo: All Writs Act and cracking into cell phone

    WaPo: All Writs Act and cracking into cell phone
    WaPo: Morning links by Radley Balko: Of the 41 cases in which law enforcement officials invoked the All Writs Act to ask courts for permission to forcibly unlock a cellphone, and for which the reason for the request is known, ……
Rank this Week: 2895

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/
  • May 2

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95

    Commercial Vehicle crash blocks US-95
    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.,…
  • May 1

    *FINAL UPDATE* Injury Crash in Bannock County

    *FINAL UPDATE* Injury Crash in Bannock County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Apr 30

    Injury Crash In Bannock County

    Injury Crash In Bannock County
    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: 136

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • May 2

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO

    ATTACKING PROBABLE CAUSE ON A DWI CHARGE IN NC – VIDEO
    This article is an outline designed to help North Carolina Attorneys defend their clients in a DWI charge. The focus of this article is attacking the probable cause to arrest for Driving While Impaired. In any attack based on probable cause,…
  • Apr 22

    Obtaining a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) for an Out Of State Conviction

    Obtaining a Limited Driving Privilege (LDP) for an Out Of State Conviction
    How to Get a North Carolina Limited Driving Privilege if Your North Carolina Driver’s License is Suspended by a DWI or DUI in Another State   If you are a resident of North Carolina convicted of DWI or DUI in Federal Court or in…
  • Apr 19

    Minick Law to host open forum on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and DWI

    Minick Law to host open forum on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and DWI
    Driving While Impaired (DWI) Convictions Resulting in Heightened ICE Involvement (para español, desplazarse hacia abajo)   In November 2014, the Obama Administration through the Department of Homeland Security set new…
Rank this Week: 2661

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • May 2

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?

    If an Officer Asks if You Consent to a Search of Your Car What Should You Do?
    Often times a police officer will ask someone who they have stopped to issue a traffic citation to if the officer can search their car. It surprises me sometimes how often a person consents to allowing the officer to search when the officer…
  • Mar 26

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?

    Can Police Search Your Car if they Smell Marijuana?
    Often times, upon stopping a motor vehicle, police will claim they smell marijuana leading to a search that yields not only marijuana but other controlled substances. If the officers claim they smell marijuana, under current case law, law…
  • Jul 16

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou
    Florida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of "no contest" or guilty plea to a felony…
Rank this Week: 4413

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • May 2

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update
    The Dayton Daily News reports that the Village of New Miami will be asking the Ohio Supreme Court to review the ruling in favor of motorists by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Denise Callahan writes, “The Village of New…
  • Apr 20

    New Firm Mug

    New Firm Mug
    Important news update.  🙂 The post New Firm Mugs appeared first on .
  • Apr 12

    Engel Representing Seminary Student in Disciplinary Records Dispute

    Engel Representing Seminary Student in Disciplinary Records Dispute
      Joshua Adam Engel is representing a seminary student in a dispute over educational records.  The seminary student was dismissed from a Columbus school without being provided a reason — a lawsuit seeks to compel the…
Rank this Week: 2899

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
  • May 2

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline

    Supreme Court Confronts Complexity of U.S. Sentencing Guideline
    Federal sentencing is a complex process.   The U.S. Supreme Court on April 20, 2016 was forced to confront a conflict among the federal circuits in their review of federal sentences. Their decision was handed down in the case…
  • May 2

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?

    When Is Domestic Violence a Federal Crime?
    The recent indictment by a Dallas County grand jury of Johnny Manziel for a Class A misdemeanor assault based on allegations made by his former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, has placed the recurring issue of domestic violence in the center…
  • May 2

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death

    Denial of Bail Offends Presumption of innocence, Forces Pleas and Leads to Jail Death
    We recently posted a piece about bail which is an essential component of our criminal justice system but which is too often abused by those in charge of running it. What we did not discuss in that piece are the… The post Denial of Bail…
Rank this Week: 572

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
  • Apr 29

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • May 2

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available

    Sentencing Commission Recidivism Report Available
    The North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission and the Division of Adult Correction recently released their Correctional Program Evaluation: Offenders Placed on Probation or Released from Prison in FY 2013—known better as…
  • Apr 29

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    The North Carolina General Assembly’s short session began Monday.  On the first day of the session, supporters and opponents of HB2 held well attended dueling rallies in Raleigh according to this report from the Charlotte Business…
  • Apr 28

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender

    Federal Judge Enjoins 300-Foot Rule for Sex Offender
    The North Carolina law making it a felony for some sex offenders to go within 300 feet of certain locations intended for children is unconstitutionally overbroad under the First Amendment. Last week, a federal judge permanently enjoined all…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • May 2

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline
    After weeks of debating and compromising, law enforcement members, defense attorneys and lawmakers have reached an agreement to revamp drug laws and sentencing guidelines for the first time in 27 years. There was much debate about revamping…
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
Rank this Week: 877

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/
  • May 2

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 412 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016…
  • May 2

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution
    Tim Lyman has posted 22nd JDC (LA) Study on Race, Homicides, and Prosecutions, 1976-2011 on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This study examines the racial characteristics of homicides occurring in Louisiana’s 22nd JDC (St. Tammany and…
  • May 2

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie
    With the American Law Institute’s annual meeting scheduled to begin May 16, critics of the draft provisions on sexual assault are doubtless considering what amendments to offer. Without slighting the other possibilities, let me suggest one:…
Rank this Week: 63

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law…

Minnesota Criminal Defense Law Blog

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

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • May 2

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline

    Minnesota Revamps Drug Sentencing Guideline
    After weeks of debating and compromising, law enforcement members, defense attorneys and lawmakers have reached an agreement to revamp drug laws and sentencing guidelines for the first time in 27 years. There was much debate about revamping…
  • Apr 28

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown

    Nearly 1,000 Cited During Distracted Driving Crackdown
    Despite warnings that extra enforcement would be on the road, nearly 1,000 Minnesotans were cited during the recent statewide distracted driving crackdown, which ran from April 11-17. Like always, there were more than a few interesting…
  • Apr 27

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?

    Is “I Smell Marijuana” Probable Cause To Search Your Car?
    A reader recently posed the following question to us in the comments section in one of our blogs: “If an officer states that your car ‘smells like marijuana,” does that give him probable cause to search your vehicle for…
Rank this Week: 936

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/
  • May 2

    MIchigan DUI Cases and Alcohol Testing

    MIchigan DUI Cases and Alcohol Testing
    This will be an article about "testing" in Michigan DUI cases. As a DUI lawyer who concentrates his practice in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, I have watched testing as a condition of bond (release) has grown to become…
  • Apr 29

    Quality Time with your Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI Lawyer

    Quality Time with your Michigan Driver's License Restoration and DUI Lawyer
    As a Michigan driver's license restoration attorney and DUI lawyer, I sometimes describe myself as being like a "Q-tip," with one end of my practice being capped by DUI cases, the other end capped with license reinstatement appeals,…
  • Apr 25

    Michigan License Restoration Appeals - Who is your Hearing Officer? - Part 2

    Michigan License Restoration Appeals - Who is your Hearing Officer? - Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, I began my updated examination of the Michigan Secretary of State Administrative Hearing Office (AHS) hearing officers who staff the Livonia hearing office, and who decide all the Michigan driver's license…
Rank this Week: 1231

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Bilingual Minnesota Attorney Blog

Provides immigration law and criminal law information in Spanish. By Tamara Caban-Ramirez.

http://bilingualmnattorney.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 3693

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice,…

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC Blog

Covers Maryland criminal law.

http://www.ricelawmd.com/blog
  • May 2

    Maryland Window Tint Regulation

    Maryland Window Tint Regulation
    The Maryland State Police have released this handy window tint regulation reminder for all motorists.  We have reprinted this information from the Maryland State Police Website, for the original press release, click here. What is Legal…
  • May 2

    Who Dunnit? Determining Who’s At Fault in a Car Crash

    Who Dunnit? Determining Who’s At Fault in a Car Crash
    Maryland, like most states, uses a fault system to determine who is liable for an accident. That determination dictates who must pay for any injuries, property damage or losses suffered by the other party. If you’ve been involved in a…
  • Apr 25

    Top 15 Questions Personal Injury Lawyers Will Answer and Another 5 You Should Be Asking

    Top 15 Questions Personal Injury Lawyers Will Answer and Another 5 You Should Be Asking
    You’re never really prepared to be the victim of a car accident—you’ve undoubtedly got a lot of questions about what comes next and how to handle your claim. It’s usually a good idea to talk to a personal injury lawyer…
Rank this Week: 2609

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • May 2

    “I DIDN’T KNOW I’D HIT ANYONE”: LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS

    “I DIDN’T KNOW I’D HIT ANYONE”: LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT IN ILLINOIS
    Illinois law requires that any driver involved in a motor vehicle accident must stay at the scene, file a police report and/or call for assistance. The law further requires you to reasonably assist any injured person including carrying that…
  • Apr 12

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES

    2016 UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE CELL PHONE RULES
    After some confusion resulting from the recent removal of cell phone lockers at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, it seems like a good time to review the rules. Cook County first implemented its courthouse cell phone ban in 2013.…
  • Mar 23

    CAN THEY STOP ME FOR THAT? IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE DISPLAY IN ILLINOIS

    CAN THEY STOP ME FOR THAT? IMPROPER LICENSE PLATE DISPLAY IN ILLINOIS
    It’s not hard for a police officer to find a legal reason to stop your car. If it isn’t seat belts or crossing over the center line or an actual moving violation, an officer may stop you because your license … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2708

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
  • May 2

    More Restrictions on DUI Drivers In Free State

    More Restrictions on DUI Drivers In Free State
    Since the passage of AB 91 in 2010, California has required all drivers convicted of DUI in Los Angeles, Alameda, Sacramento and Tulare Counties to install ignition interlock devices (IIDs) in their vehicles if they want to qualify for a…
  • Apr 29

    Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Driver’s DUI Conviction

    Nebraska Supreme Court Reinstates Driver’s DUI Conviction
    Drivers who appeal their conviction for DUI in Los Angeles always hope that an appeals court will rule in their favor. A Nebraska driver had that wish come true—only to have the state’s Supreme Court overrule the appeals court, so…
  • Apr 27

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook

    DUIs Hit Your Pocketbook
    Ever wondered how much a conviction for a DUI in Los Angeles will really cost you? A recent study from InsuranceQuotes.com provides some insights. The website took a look at the average increases in vehicle insurance rates after drivers get a…
Rank this Week: 880

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 2

    News Scan

    News Scan
    High Court Turns Away CA Death Penalty Challenge:  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to California's death penalty system after an Orange County murderer filed an appeal arguing that waiting decades on death row results in…
  • May 2

    Kickbacks and Conspiracie

    Kickbacks and Conspiracie
    The U.S. Supreme Court, 5-3, upheld a conviction for conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act, the federal extortion law, in a case involving a kickback scheme in which crooked police officers referred damaged cars to a particular body shop in...
  • May 2

    The Tea Party Patriot

    The Tea Party Patriot
    Last night, I had the opportunity to talk about proposed sentencing reform legislation in a webinar broadcast by the Tea Party Patriots. (Next month, I'll do so with a politically quite different group, the American Constitution Society…
Rank this Week: 132

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 410

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • May 2

    A Tale of Two Citie

    A Tale of Two Citie
    New York, April 30, 2016. Renee Hill represents one of nine current or former Rikers Island prison guards charged with viciously beating an inmate. Jahmal Lightfoot, the former inmate, is the star witness against the guards. Lightfoot…
  • Feb 22

    Ghomeshi: The Letter

    Ghomeshi: The Letter
    Once in rare while we come across a piece of advocacy which seems almost perfect. This is hard to accomplish in cross examination because your "partner" is hostile and seeks to thwart you at every turn. This is especially true in a sex crimes…
  • Feb 18

    Ghomeshi: Witness #3

    Ghomeshi: Witness #3
    After the DeCoutre Disaster the Crown called to the witness box a woman publicly identified only as complaint #3. If the Crown thought she would bring their case back from the dead, they were sorely mistaken.
Rank this Week: 4673

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Michigan Sex Crime Attorneys Blog

Covers sex crime laws and cases. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigansexcrimeattorneys.com/
  • May 2

    How to Remove Your Name from SORA (Sex Offender Registry)

    How to Remove Your Name from SORA (Sex Offender Registry)
    Anyone who is a registered sex offender knows the negative impact it has on your life.  Most sex offenders are shunned by society, have problems finding employment or housing, and face other tough issues.  Whether you’ve been…
  • Apr 20

    Housecleaning Ad Leads to Accusations of Sexual Assault

    Housecleaning Ad Leads to Accusations of Sexual Assault
    A Dearborn man has been charged with attempted sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly lured a woman to an abandoned home through a housecleaning ad in Canton, according to news reports. The two met in…
  • Apr 13

    Ypsilanti Man Accused of Drugging & Raping Woman Testifies at Second Trial

    Ypsilanti Man Accused of Drugging & Raping Woman Testifies at Second Trial
    Kip Wilson, a 47-year-old Huron High School teacher and resident of Ypsilanti, is on trial again for the alleged drugging and rape of a woman who Wilson claims he was trying to build an exclusive relationship with. The alleged rape took place…
Rank this Week: 3858

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • May 2

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted

    City of Houston Enforcement Pre-empted
    On Friday, April 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court handed down an important decision, very favorable to industry, involving the City of Houston’s over-the-top criminal enforcement program. While this one involved the Texas Clean Air Act…
  • Mar 29

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?

    What has Happened to the USEPA Criminal Enforcement Program?
    I was reading this morning another article about the “new” USEPA Enforcement Initiatives. Notwithstanding the USEPA’s enforcement statistics, criminal enforcement is down. Fewer cases are being made and the cases that are…
  • Mar 15

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

    Chief Engineer MARPOL Conviction Overturned by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
    As reported by my good friend, George Chalos (it pays to ALWAYS challenge everything): On March 14, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an Opinion in United States of America v. Matthaios Fafalios, 15-30146, vacating the judgment…
Rank this Week: 1425

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York City Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By John Buza.

http://www.nycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 2

    When the police can search you (Part Three- car stops)

    When the police can search you (Part Three- car stops)
    This is a multi-part blog post written by a criminal defense attorney dedicated to explaining the circumstances in which the police are allowed to search a person, his car, or his home. Parts one and two were about when the police can search…
  • Apr 25

    When the police can search you (part two- street stops under NY constitution

    When the police can search you (part two- street stops under NY constitution
    In the previous blog post, I wrote about the circumstances under which a police officer may search someone they encounter on the street within the confines of the federal constitution. In other words, it attempted to answer the question…
  • Apr 18

    When the police can search you (Part 1-street stops under federal constitution)

    When the police can search you (Part 1-street stops under federal constitution)
    New York City criminal defense attorneys are often always asked under what circumstances can the police search you, your car, or your home. People tend to know that the 4th Amendment stops the police from conducing unreasonable searches and…
Rank this Week: 2800

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 2

    United Shades of America Visits San Quentin

    United Shades of America Visits San Quentin
    CNN's new series, United Shades of America with comedian and social commentator W. Kamau Bell, airing on Sunday evenings is worth watching. Two episodes aired last night: one on the KKK and one on San Quentin. In the KKK episode, Bell…
  • May 1

    Sunday Open Thread

    Sunday Open Thread
    Everybody's got talent. In Vietnam, voting is open for "Vietnam's Got Talent" on its You Tube channel. Check out Nguyen Trọng Nhân, a 9 year old boy drumming to Bon Jovi's "It's My Life." The song starts at 1 minute... [[…
  • May 1

    Malia Obama Headed to Harvard, After a Year Off

    Malia Obama Headed to Harvard, After a Year Off
    Malia Obama will be going to Harvard in 2017. She graduates this June and will be taking a year off before college, which Harvard encourages students to do. Harvard encourages admitted students to defer for one year to travel, pursue a…
Rank this Week: 2

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
  • May 2

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer

    Dear Loretta Lynch: Give Refugee Kids A Lawyer
    On April 29, 2016,  177 children’s rights, civil rights, human rights, faith-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations and legal service providers sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter to condemn the…
  • Mar 11

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”

    USCIS Proposes to Eliminate the 90 Day Interim EAD Rule: “If its not broken, don't try to fix it”
    On December 31, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to amend its regulation with intentions of improving certain regulating of immigrant and non immigrant visas.  A part of the proposed rule…
  • Feb 2

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric

    ICE Raids Based On Meaningless Rhetoric
    The ICE raids on undocumented immigrants with “final” orders of removal continue to paralyze immigrant communities throughout the country with fear. As many as 121 asylum seekers were taken into custody in Georgia, North…
Rank this Week: 3838

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/
  • May 2

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi
    Texas' failure to finance mental-health services to sufficiently supply the vast volumes demanded by the justice system - in particular "forensic" beds for competency restoration at state mental hospitals - belatedly is receiving attention.…
  • Apr 30

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005
    Texas prisons released 52 percent more prisoners convicted of violent offenses in FY 2014 than in FY 2005, according to the TDCJ annual statistical reports from those years. Comparing the number of people released in those two years we…
  • Apr 28

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform
    Remarkable. Dallas businessman Doug Deason and the Charles Koch Foundation are teaming up to fund a criminal-justice reform center at SMU. Reported the Dallas News (4/26):Tuesday in Dallas, Deason announced that he and his family’s …
Rank this Week: 56

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 2819

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • May 2

    DUI CHECKPOINTS

    DUI CHECKPOINTS
    As we move into the month of May and the days begin to get longer, more and more people will begin to enjoy the weather outside and spend much more time on the road. Law Enforcement agencies all over Pennsylvania will also begin to set up…
  • Apr 18

    PA Medical Marijuana & DUI

    PA Medical Marijuana & DUI
    Pennsylvania is now one of twenty four (24) states to legalize medical marijuana.  Just yesterday Governor Tom Wolf signed this bill into law.  The bill goes into detail on just how patients can take the marijuana if prescribed…
  • Apr 15

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reverses DUI Defendant’s Grant of Early Parole

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reverses DUI Defendant’s Grant of Early Parole
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently reversed a lower court order granting defendant James Finley early parole. In the early morning of August 2013, Sergeant Timothy Clark responded to a report of a person unconscious inside a gray…
Rank this Week: 3299

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    NEW STUFF

    NEW STUFF
    El Chapo cafe at the REGJB is now open for business. There was a soft-no-announce opening last week. Probably because the coffee was horrible and the food worse, and there wasn't- according to reports- a lot available. Judge Sayfie still…
  • May 1

    FACDL AWARDS DINNER

    FACDL AWARDS DINNER
    The FACDL had their 263rd awards dinner last night at the Last Stop Bar in Florida City. Yes, the tradition dates back to a bunch of Calusta Native Americans sitting on a mound of shells in Florida Bay and handing out fresh lobster and…
  • Apr 29

    JUDGE SAYFIE HAS AN OPPONENT

    JUDGE SAYFIE HAS AN OPPONENT
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE NUSHIN SAYFIE HAS DRAWN OPPOSITION .....In a stunning move, Judge Nushin Sayfie, Chief Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, has drawn an opponent.  Judge Sayfie is running for…
Rank this Week: 81

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 2

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric
    At Cato At Liberty, Walter Olson raises a vexing problem that often flies under everyone’s radar. There’s a “legal system” for corporations that’s largely distinct from the one regular folks get to see, or even…
  • May 2

    The Pong of Law

    The Pong of Law
    There is a near-religious belief that the vast number of people who fall into the category of legally underserved are not only worthy of legal attention, but offer a huge opportunity for those who want to chase after their pennies.…
  • May 1

    Feelings, Deconstructed

    Feelings, Deconstructed
    As long-time (or casual) readers of SJ may already be aware, I’m not a big fan of feelings. It’s not that they don’t have their place, but they tend to be used inappropriately, as in lieu of thinking. History prof at UNC,…
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • May 2

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell

    Process Failure on the Road to Obergefell
    Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman, The Process of Marriage Equality, 43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 243 (2016), available at SSRN.Kevin C. WalshIn The Process of Marriage Equality, Josh Blackman and Howard Wasserman provide a chronicle and…
  • Apr 29

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce

    A Right to Participate in the Electoral Proce
    Robert Yablon, Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate, available at SSRN.Jessica Bulman-PozenIn McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts described campaign contributions as a form of participation in electoral politics. His plurality…
  • Apr 28

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law

    Rethinking Parties and Politics in Administrative Law
    Michael A. Livermore, Political Parties and Presidential Oversight, 67 Al. L. Rev. 45 (2015).Mark SeidenfeldEver since courts have recognized the legitimacy of political influence on agency policymaking, scholars have struggled to formulate a…
Rank this Week: 471

New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • May 2

    Friday Music July 11, 2008

    Friday Music July 11, 2008
    Here’s a pretty interesting, great-sounding (and nearly 10-minute-long, be warned…) video of Earth, the band that was once upon a time a sludge/drone metal pioneer. They seem to be going in some wonderful directions and opening…
  • Apr 27

    Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotic

    Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotic
    A busy pain-management physician in the region may not be very busy for awhile. Federal prosecutors believe Eugene Gosy to be among the greediest. They backed up their claim by accusing the physician of running a criminal enterprise that gave…
  • Apr 21

    SpyEye Creator Gets Nine Years While Co-Conspirator is Handed a 15-year Sentence

    SpyEye Creator Gets Nine Years While Co-Conspirator is Handed a 15-year Sentence
    The Russian creator of a computer program that American law enforcement claim drained bank accounts in a variety of countries was sent to federal prison for 9.5 years. Known online as “Gribodemon” and “Harderman,”…
Rank this Week: 1401

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black,…

The Law Office of Aaron M. Black, PLLC Blog

Covers DUI and criminal defense.

http://www.aaronblacklaw.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Can I be charged in Maricopa County with a DUI if no one witnessed seeing me behind the wheel?

    Can I be charged in Maricopa County with a DUI if no one witnessed seeing me behind the wheel?
    If you have recently been arrested for a DUI in Maricopa County and no one was in the area to witness you driving you may have a very good defense for your case. Typically this occurs when there is a single car accident that no one witnessed,…
  • Apr 28

    How can I be charged in Phoenix with a DUI for sleeping in my car?

    How can I be charged in Phoenix with a DUI for sleeping in my car?
    The penalties for a DUI in Phoenix are some of the harshest in the country. Convictions carry mandatory jail and fines, license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device. There are numerous ways that you can be…
  • Apr 24

    What is Arizona RCC Court?

    What is Arizona RCC Court?
    If you have been charged with a felony in Phoenix, Arizona, RCC (Regional Court Center) court is where almost all who are charged with a felony starts. RCC was developed by the Arizona court system to try and quickly resolve felony cases…
Rank this Week: 4435

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 95

    Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 95
    The New York Times obituary of Dan Berrigan, who died April 30, says he turned to his religious devotion when exclaiming “This is the worst time of my long life" with 2008's diminished peace movement.
  • Apr 29

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia
    Mindfulness is a daily practice that does not guarantee that we stay on the path, but does help us better to recognize when we have strayed from the path and to return to the path.
  • Apr 27

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle
    As much as I know I am on the side of the angels doing criminal defense, at the same time, it is always essential for me to see a criminal case from all sides, and am fully moved by Cecil's plight here. To be more blunt, I am beyond pissed…
Rank this Week: 91

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Best of Brand New: 30 For 30-Fantastic Lies (The Duke Lacrosse Case)

    Best of Brand New: 30 For 30-Fantastic Lies (The Duke Lacrosse Case)
    One of the finest shows in recent memory.As someone who has been the subject lately of a bunch of fantastic lies, I am aware of how the Duke Lacrosse players must have…
  • May 1

    Lawyer Regulation: Article with Overview and Solution

    Lawyer Regulation: Article with Overview and Solution
    Just read this article about the regulation of lawyer conduct.  Of course, it's focus is on trust fund issues.  Issues of fraud and misrepresentation. But its information is pretty insightful.Is questioning the disciplinary system…
  • Apr 30

    Where Does Political Speech Begin And Where Does It End?

    Where Does Political Speech Begin And Where Does It End?
    Our President is an attorney.   Some of our best and brightest leaders are attorneys, Republicans and Democrats.Our Supreme Court Justices, both federally and statewide, are mostly attorneys.  Yes, to be a United States Supreme…
Rank this Week: 881

New Jersey Criminal Defense…

New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3296

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/
  • May 1

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky
    Check out this forthcoming article by Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky that is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review - Abstract: "This article examines prosecutors’ accountability for professional misconduct. It begins by identifying a…
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
  • Apr 25

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case

    Supremes Take A Bank Fraud Case
    The United States Supreme Court accepted cert this morning in Shaw v. United States here. In 2014 the Court had looked at section 1344(2) of the bank fraud statute. (Loughrin v. United States). In contrast to Loughrin, this new case...
Rank this Week: 137

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 1

    Robbery Suspect Arrested in Jackson

    Robbery Suspect Arrested in Jackson
    Earlier this week, a robbery suspect was arrested after a police-chase in Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the chase began after an attempted traffic stop. The suspect was driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck that was allegedly…
  • Apr 30

    Robbery vs. Burglary: What’s the Difference?

    Robbery vs. Burglary: What’s the Difference?
    If you’ve never been arrested for either robbery or burglary, you might think they’re the same thing. Although they are similar crimes, they actually have a few very distinct differences. In many cases, robbery, which is…
  • Apr 29

    Elderly Driver Slams Into Restaurant

    Elderly Driver Slams Into Restaurant
    Last weekend, an elderly driver crashed into a restaurant in Crystal Springs. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened at Louise’s Open Pit Barbeque on Saturday. The 72-year-old driver reportedly hit the accelerator…
Rank this Week: 1925

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: 644

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 210

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland laws on drug arrests, DUI and gun crimes. By the Herbst Firm.

http://www.baltimorecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Baltimore And D.C. Causing Increased National Murder Rate

    Baltimore And D.C. Causing Increased National Murder Rate
    During the early and mid nineties violent crime within the city limits of Baltimore and Washington reached unprecedented critical levels. In 1990 there were 474 murders in D.C., which led to the capital city taking on the notorious title of…
  • Apr 24

    Tougher Alcohol Laws Coming This Fall

    Tougher Alcohol Laws Coming This Fall
    Two years ago Maryland lawmakers devoted much of their attention toward marijuana policy, and the media followed suit with daily stories updating the progress of decriminalization and medical pot. Last year was considerably quieter with…
  • Apr 16

    Federal Prosecutors Announce Large Baltimore Area Drug Bust

    Federal Prosecutors Announce Large Baltimore Area Drug Bust
    The United States Attorney for Baltimore recently announced the indictments of four alleged drug traffickers that were arrested a week ago in Anne Arundel County by the DEA. This bust is one of the largest in the area over the past year, and…
Rank this Week: 2446

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer Blog

Provides information about criminal defense topics and proposed legislation in Florida.

http://yourfloridacriminalattorney.com/criminal-lawyer-blog/
  • Apr 30

    Restraining Order Florida Law

    Restraining Order Florida Law
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Filing a Restraining Order in Florida Florida law provides for five (5) different orders of protection against violent conduct. The five (5) different orders of protection are, 1)…
  • Apr 4

    Circumstantial Evidence

    Circumstantial Evidence
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog What is Circumstantial Evidence Evidence in a criminal trial can be either direct or circumstantial.  Circumstantial evidence is dependent upon inference, logic and/or reasoning to…
  • Feb 9

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery

    Aggravated Battery | Felony Battery
    South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Aggravated Battery v. Felony Battery Aggravated battery is always a felony, but felony battery is not always an aggravated battery.  Simple battery can be charged as felony battery…
Rank this Week: 2984

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Uncovering False Arrests In DUI/OVI Case

    Uncovering False Arrests In DUI/OVI Case
    Officer Richard Fiorito was a DUI supercop.  He was honored by Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for his efforts to combat DUI, and he was named a ‘top cop’ by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists…
  • Apr 23

    Ohio DUI/OVI Refusal Law May Be Affected By Cases In U.S. Supreme Court

    Ohio DUI/OVI Refusal Law May Be Affected By Cases In U.S. Supreme Court
    Suppose a police officer comes to your home tonight without a warrant and wants you to consent to a search of your residence. If you are like most people, you would say ‘no’: you would assert your Fourth Amendment right to be free…
  • Mar 26

    Person Medically Incapable Of Urinating Is Not ‘Refusing’ The Test

    Person Medically Incapable Of Urinating Is Not ‘Refusing’ The Test
    A judge in Columbus, Ohio found a man to be in violation of probation because the man was unable to urinate upon request.  The judge was aware the defendant, Mr. Hand, had medical problems which caused urinary difficulties and was taking…
Rank this Week: 3169

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3375

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog…

Versus Texas: A Criminal Law Blog by Texas Defense Attorneys

Covers federal and state criminal law issues that come up during police stops all the way through sentencing. By Varghese Summersett PLLC.

https://versustexas.com/blog
  • Apr 30

    When are Body Cavity Searches Legal in Texas?

    When are Body Cavity Searches Legal in Texas?
    The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution establishes the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Except for certain well- delineated exceptions, the Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement officers from…
  • Apr 14

    SCOTUS: Officers May Now Obtain Consent to Search from One Occupant of a Home after Arresting a Co-Occupant who Objected to the Search

    SCOTUS: Officers May Now Obtain Consent to Search from One Occupant of a Home after Arresting a Co-Occupant who Objected to the Search
    In a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor, expanding the ability of law enforcement to search homes without warrants in situations when two occupants disagree about letting officers inside and the person who is refusing to let…
  • Apr 10

    Occupational Licenses in Texa

    Occupational Licenses in Texa
     FAQs about Occupational Driver Licenses in Texas Our attorneys regularly help individuals obtain occupational licenses. In most cases, we are able to do this without the client showing up to court. What is an occupational driver license…
Rank this Week: 2873