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Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
  • Sep 25

    Question: What is one of the Most Common Mistakes Made by Trial Attorneys When Cross-Examining an Expert Witness?

    Question: What is one of the Most Common Mistakes Made by Trial Attorneys When Cross-Examining an Expert Witness?
      ANSWER: One of the most common mistakes made by trial attorneys when cross-examining an opposing expert witness is attempting to attack the expert’s opinion directly or head on. EXPLANATION: During the cross-examination of…
Rank this Week: 2647

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers…

New York Theft and Larceny Lawyers Blog

Covers New York criminal law regarding larceny, embezzlement, extortion and theft. By Crotty & Saland PC.

http://www.newyorktheftandlarcenylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1217

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: 50

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Lawmaker seeks more limits on where sex offenders live

    Lawmaker seeks more limits on where sex offenders live
    Never have I seen a lawmaker show a need for such legislation other than "Its a good idea" which proves nothing. This is an idea looking for a problem.. 12-10-16 Texas: AUSTIN — Small cities have trouble keeping registered sex…
  • Dec 8

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program

    Audit finds flaws in state prison psych program
    12-8-16 Colorado: The Colorado Department of Corrections has several gaps in its behavioral health programs that need addressing, a state audit revealed Tuesday. The department’s mental-health and sex-offender programs were lacking on…
  • Dec 8

    New sex offender rules stalled

    New sex offender rules stalled
    12-8-16 Michigan: LANSING – Passage seems increasingly unlikely for a bill that would limit the places registered sex offenders can work and was inspired by the discovery that sex offenders worked at a Lansing nonprofit that serves victims…
Rank this Week: 52

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Winning at trial with the smoking video

    Winning at trial with the smoking video
    For defending criminal and DWI prosecutions, the defense early on needs to move to preserve and obtain video, audio and photographic evidence of and related to the incident. At first blush, the criminal defense lawyer might ask whether it is…
  • Dec 9

    The battle is about the battle, not about personalitie

    The battle is about the battle, not about personalitie
    In court and beyond, we are offered many opportunities to react angrily to others' seeming trespasses and lack of consideration. Some police and prosecutors try to talk uncalled-for trash about my clients. Other cars cut us off on the road.…
  • Dec 8

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof

    Virginia death penalty opponent David Bruck defends Dylann Roof
    Three years ago or so, I was waiting my turn to check in for my annual visit to a United States Supreme Court oral argument. There in front of me was David Bruck, a giant in a modest man's clothing and visage who greeted me gently and warmly…
Rank this Week: 508

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/
  • Dec 10

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 3,547 Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects? John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary -…
  • Dec 10

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Honeycutt v. United States: Whether 21 U.S.C. § 853(a)(1) mandates joint and several liability among co-conspirators for forfeiture of the reasonably foreseeable proceeds of a…
  • Dec 9

    Harris on Riley and Third-Party Search Doctrine

    Harris on Riley and Third-Party Search Doctrine
    David A. Harris (University of Pittsburgh - School of Law) have posted Riley v. California and the Beginning of the End for the Third-Party Search Doctrine (University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 18, p. 895, 2016) on…
Rank this Week: 101

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
Rank this Week: 723

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

Connecticut Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.connecticutcriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    New Connecticut Minor In Possession of Alcohol Laws Effective Oct 1

    New Connecticut Minor In Possession of Alcohol Laws Effective Oct 1
    Any of the top Darien, New Canaan or Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys will tell you that underage drinking arrests and infraction summonses are on the rise. Especially in small Connecticut towns like Darien, New Canaan,…
  • Dec 3

    The Made-for-TV Legal Battle over Sofia Vergara’s Fertilized Embryo

    The Made-for-TV Legal Battle over Sofia Vergara’s Fertilized Embryo
    While I’ve never litigated a Connecticut child custody case (I leave that to the top Westport & Greenwich Connecticut divorce lawyers), every once in a while a national family law case catches my eye…like the current court…
  • Nov 26

    When Police Need to be Policed: the East Hartford Police Cover-up Case

    When Police Need to be Policed: the East Hartford Police Cover-up Case
    Problems in our criminal justice system are becoming a hot conversation topic, especially in light of shows like “Making a Murderer.” For most people, the idea of police planting evidence only happens in TV crime shows. Not so…
Rank this Week: 1599

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Columbus OVI/DUI Attorney Blog

Comments on DUI law. By Shawn R. Dominy.

http://www.columbusoviattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Ohio Supreme Court: Cruiser Videos Are Public Record

    Ohio Supreme Court: Cruiser Videos Are Public Record
    When a celebrity is accused of DUI/OVI in Ohio, the celebrity’s cruiser video is often on the local news the next day. News outlets obtain cruiser videos by making public records requests with the arresting law enforcement agency. Those…
  • Nov 19

    Should A DUI / OVI As A Juvenile Enhance A Later DUI / OVI As An Adult?

    Should A DUI / OVI As A Juvenile Enhance A Later DUI / OVI As An Adult?
    In Ohio DUI / OVI cases, mandatory minimum penalties are increased based on prior OVI convictions.  One issue faced by Ohio courts is whether a person’s OVI adjudication (‘conviction’) as a juvenile can be used to…
  • Nov 12

    Calibrating Breath Testing Machines In Ohio DUI/OVI Case

    Calibrating Breath Testing Machines In Ohio DUI/OVI Case
    Over 20,000 DWI cases in New Jersey are being called into question due to problems with the recalibration of breath-testing machines.  According to New Jersey 101.5, Sgt. Marc Dennis skipped a critical step each time he recalibrated the…
Rank this Week: 2193

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 1205

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/
  • Dec 10

    Update:Crash in Lowman Sends One to the Hospital

    Update:Crash in Lowman Sends One to the Hospital
    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.,…
  • Dec 9

    Winter Weather Conditions Between Pocatello and Blackfoot

    Winter Weather Conditions Between Pocatello and Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Dec 7

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland

    ***Correction*** Fatality Crash Near Fruitland
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 319

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Dec 10

    New report suggests Florida marijuana market now poised to grow massively

    New report suggests Florida marijuana market now poised to grow massively
    In the run-up to the November 2016 election, I suggested that Florida's vote over a significant medical marijuana ballot initiative could be as important as any of the recreational marijuana reform votes taking place in other states. This new…
  • Dec 8

    Trump nominates anti-legalization retired general to run DHS

    Trump nominates anti-legalization retired general to run DHS
    Despite uncertainty as to his personal views on marijuana, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't shied away from nominating people to his administration who are openly hostile to it. Trump recently nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the…
  • Dec 8

    "7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal Marijuana"

    "7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal Marijuana"
    The title of this post is the headline of this effective new Time magazine article. I recommend the piece in full, and here are some key excerpts and major headings: With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against…
Rank this Week: 2427

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/
  • Dec 10

    Priorities, choices, and poor drug-war outcome

    Priorities, choices, and poor drug-war outcome
    What a world we live in.Asset forfeiture by the government now takes more money from people than burglars and the number of heroin deaths has surpassed gun homicides.Can't blame Donald Trump for that, huh?OTOH, one recalls that Gov.…
  • Dec 10

    A first look at Exoneration Review Commission recommendation

    A first look at Exoneration Review Commission recommendation
    See the new report from Texas' Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission, released this week. Let's review their main proposals:ELECTRONIC RECORDING OF INTERROGATIONS I. Require either audio or audiovisual electronic recording of…
  • Dec 9

    Roundup: Unprepared, Uncounted, Untrained, and On the Hook

    Roundup: Unprepared, Uncounted, Untrained, and On the Hook
    Here are a few odds and ends which haven't made it into independent Grits posts but merit readers' attention.More Harris County bail litigation Harris County faces additional litigation over excessive bail and unnecessary pretrial…
Rank this Week: 108

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Proving Intent in Larceny By False Pretenses Case

    Proving Intent in Larceny By False Pretenses Case
    Larceny by False Pretenses Larceny over $250 by false pretenses is a felony in Massachusetts under G.L. c. 266 Section 34. The law simply states that “[w]hoever, with intent to defraud and by a false pretense, induces another to part…
  • Oct 5

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel

    Judges Should Dismiss Larceny and Shoplifting Cases Tainted by Store Security Personnel
    Larceny and Shoplifting Cases I cannot even begin to put a number to the amount of calls I get from people bullied by store security personnel into confessing to crimes they did not commit. The scenario is always the same. Either a patron or…
  • Aug 30

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?

    What Should Do If I Have No FID Card And My Gun Gets Stolen?
    No FID Card and the Danger of Reporting a Stolen Firearm This is not an uncommon story. Someone from out of state comes to Massachusetts. They bring with them a firearm lawfully purchased and possessed in another state. They don’t know…
Rank this Week: 416

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Kans Law Firm, LLC Blog

Discusses alcohol-related crimes and their defenses with a concentration on Minnesota.

http://www.dwiminneapolislawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Common Problems with Breathalyzer Test

    Common Problems with Breathalyzer Test
    Police pull over a DUI suspect and administer a breathalyzer test. The driver blows into the machine, and the results show a .1% BAC level—just above the legal limit of .08%. Many people assume that when this situation occurs it is an…
  • Nov 29

    Minnesota Group Has Constitutional Concerns Over New Ignition Interlock System

    Minnesota Group Has Constitutional Concerns Over New Ignition Interlock System
    In recent news, non-profit group Minnesotans for Safe Driving has reported it opposes new state rules requiring that newer ignition interlock systems have GPS data collecting capability. According to Jon Cummings, Minnesotans for Safe Driving…
  • Nov 21

    Thanksgiving DWI Dangers: What You Should Know

    Thanksgiving DWI Dangers: What You Should Know
    The holidays naturally give rise to DWI law-related stories and topics. In fact, Thanksgiving weekend has surpassed St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s as the deadliest time for drunk driving. Recent data from the Denver-based…
Rank this Week: 756

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/
  • Dec 10

    Escuela, estudiantes, Maestros y Sociedad

    Escuela, estudiantes, Maestros y Sociedad
    He escuchado recientemente al señor León Trahtemberg quizás la persona más enterada de la problemática educativa y sus posibles soluciones, declaró que la prueba “pisa” estuvo pensada y…
  • Dec 8

    Los Bomberos en el Perú y la reforma del Dec. Leg. Nº 1260

    Los Bomberos en el Perú y la reforma del Dec. Leg. Nº 1260
    No pretendo ser agua fiestas mas no puedo permanecer con los dedos tranquilos cuando leo un Decreto que está lleno de imprecisiones, consagrando un trato discriminatorio inaceptable para los bomberos que, además, introduce un…
  • Dec 7

    Ingrid Bazán - Noticiero en Quechua

    Ingrid Bazán - Noticiero en Quechua
    Sigrid Bazán – Noticiero en Quechua Diario La República 07-12-201  MI COMENTARIO  Quechua” o  “Runasimi”, no se absolutamente nada de nuestro idioma ¿debo por ello estar en contra…
Rank this Week: 3286

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Dozens Arrested in Miami for Trafficking Drugs, Gun

    Dozens Arrested in Miami for Trafficking Drugs, Gun
    Federal authorities recently made dozens of arrests in Broward County for alleged trafficking in drugs and guns. In all, officials filed federal charges against 29 defendants in 23 separate cases, which ranged from narcotics trafficking…
  • Dec 7

    Marijuana Grow Arrests Will Continue Despite Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana Grow Arrests Will Continue Despite Medical Marijuana Legalization
    Florida voters overwhelmingly agreed that medical marijuana should be legal in the Sunshine State – but don’t expect cultivation and possession arrests to drop off any time soon. Amendment 2, in favor of access to medicinal…
  • Dec 3

    Fort Lauderdale Burglary Suspect Catches One Break After Another

    Fort Lauderdale Burglary Suspect Catches One Break After Another
    Last year, a Pompano Beach man was convicted of a slew of burglary and robbery charges. He faced up to 60 years in prison. The judge deferred his sentence in lieu of probation. But then, he was stopped for driving without a license. He…
Rank this Week: 437

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 10

    Is British Airways’ New Idea Tough To Swallow?

    Is British Airways’ New Idea Tough To Swallow?
    Stew 1: 27C is feeling a bit hungry. Stew 2: Oh my, I will rush over there with a delightful raspberry scone immediately. Fantasy? Not if British Airways gets its way. British Airways is looking to automate its service by getting passengers…
  • Dec 10

    The Sanctum Santorum: Striking Fear In The Lecture Hall

    The Sanctum Santorum: Striking Fear In The Lecture Hall
    The peculiar belief of college administrators that their special authority exempts their campus from the laws that apply to the unwashed is bad enough. But what of the mere professor who believes that, of all places in the nation, his…
  • Dec 10

    The Final Freedom For Your Own Good

    The Final Freedom For Your Own Good
    The parting gift of the Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development to residents of public housing is air. Not exactly clean air, but air free of cigarette smoke. Those who find smoking repugnant will applaud, noting that no one should…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Dec 10

    Burton’s Bill Seeks to End Minor Traffic Violation Arrests | Senate Bill 271

    Burton’s Bill Seeks to End Minor Traffic Violation Arrests | Senate Bill 271
    A Look at Senate Bill 271 By now, the story of Sandra Bland’s arrest and death inside a small Texas jail last year is well known nationwide. What people may not remember, however, is that Bland’s initial crime — the offense…
  • Dec 8

    Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Violation

    Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Violation
    State Attorney General’s Officers, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies have dedicated teams that solely investigate financial practices of doctors’ offices and health care providers, including looking for Stark Law and…
  • Dec 7

    Federal Criminal Statute of Limitations | How Long Can the Feds Prosecute

    Federal Criminal Statute of Limitations | How Long Can the Feds Prosecute
    A federal statute of limitations dictates the time within which a criminal case can be filed in court. Failure to file before the statute of limitations bars a case from being instituted. This protects the quality of evidence and the ability…
Rank this Week: 1972

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/
  • Dec 9

    Convicted Massachusetts Rapist Seeks Visitation Rights to His Victim’s Child. Should This Be Allowed? Part One of Two

    Convicted Massachusetts Rapist Seeks Visitation Rights to His Victim’s Child. Should This Be Allowed? Part One of Two
    Anyone familiar me or with this blog knows that I am a fierce defender of anyone who has been charged with a Massachusetts rape offense, or any Massachusetts sex offense.  No, not because I don’t find rape or any sex offense to be…
  • Nov 25

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?

    Black Friday Shopping Store Injuries: Uncivilized Masses, or Et Tu, Brutus?
    Well, well – here we are:  Black Friday, that ignominious day in the American calendar when otherwise (and I use this term liberally) “normal” people, turn into openly aggressive, violent, even maniacal individuals…
  • Nov 19

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket

    Massachusetts Gun Permit Applications Skyrocket
    More and more these days, I get calls from people who want me to assist them in obtaining a Massachusetts firearms license (gun permit,) or to represent them in an appeal of a permit denial they have received.  Importantly, these…
Rank this Week: 658

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 9

    Incoming Administration Should Make Thiopental or Pentobarbital Available

    Incoming Administration Should Make Thiopental or Pentobarbital Available
    Another controversy relating to the execution of Ronald Smith concerns use of the three-drug protocol with midazolam (Versed) as the first drug.  This is the same protocol that was at issue in Glossip v. Gross in 2015.  Kent Faulk…
  • Dec 9

    The Alabama Execution and Hurst v. Florida

    The Alabama Execution and Hurst v. Florida
    As noted in today's News Scan, last night Alabama executed murderer Ronald Smith.  The execution involved last-minute petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is routine, but there was an unusual four-four split on the presently…
  • Dec 9

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Louisiana Illegal Immigrant Rapist on the Run: One of the two illegal immigrants suspected in an aggravated rape in 2013 is on the run. John Binder of Breitbart News reports that Illegal immigrants from Mexico, Christian Ramirez and Mario…
Rank this Week: 207

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

San Diego Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.sandiegocriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    California Supreme Court: Prop. 47 Applies to Plea Deal

    California Supreme Court: Prop. 47 Applies to Plea Deal
    In the latest court case involving Prop. 47, the California Supreme Court recently held that the voter-approved ballot measure that reduced penalties for certain drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, applies to prisoners…
  • Dec 7

    U.S. Marshalls File Probable Cause Statement Against Ammon Bundy’s Lawyer

    U.S. Marshalls File Probable Cause Statement Against Ammon Bundy’s Lawyer
    In a bizarre end to an already-bizarre criminal case, a group of six U.S. marshals surrounded the criminal defense attorney who defended Ammon Bundy, tackled him, and stunned him with a taser. The marshals have now filed a probable cause…
  • Dec 2

    Prop 57: Voters Approve Early Inmate Release

    Prop 57: Voters Approve Early Inmate Release
    In the latest criminal justice reform to pass through the state of California, California voters have also approved Prop. 57, the Parole for Non-Violent Criminals and Court Trial Requirements Initiative. The measure passed with 65% of the…
Rank this Week: 1065

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Recidivism and Criminal Specialization

    Recidivism and Criminal Specialization
    It is widely known that many offenders find themselves in trouble with the law again within a few years of their release from prison, but do the recidivism data reflect specialization among criminals? The question has implications for…
  • Nov 21

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”

    My New Book Out Soon: “Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era”
    I now have a publication date for my new book: January 17. The excessively long, but nicely descriptive, title is Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-on-Crime Era: How Judges Retained Power and Why Mass Incarceration Happened…
  • Sep 12

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam

    Obama Clemency Grants Pick Up Steam
    Somewhat lost in the run-up to Labor Day weekend and wall-to-wall media coverage of the Clinton and Trump campaigns, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on August 30. This builds on what has quietly become…
Rank this Week: 3205

Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre

    Sixth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppre
    In United States v. Abernathy, the Sixth Circuit considered the denial of a motion to suppress stemming from the search of a residence. Officers obtained a search warrant after conducting a trash pull outside Mr. Abernathy's home. That trash…
  • Nov 25

    To In Propria Persona or not In Propria Persona? Sixth Circuit Affirms Appointment of Counsel for Unruly Defendant

    To In Propria Persona or not In Propria Persona? Sixth Circuit Affirms Appointment of Counsel for Unruly Defendant
    Defense attorneys have their fair share of stories involving difficult clients, and many of us have served as "standby" counsel for defendants who wish to represent themselves (insert the old "fool for a client" adage here).  In United…
  • Nov 22

    MS Word Magicians Beware: Amendments to the FRAP are Effective on December 1st!

    MS Word Magicians Beware: Amendments to the FRAP are Effective on December 1st!
    Microsoft wordsmiths beware! The United States Supreme Court recently adopted significant revisions to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that will affect the format of every brief, motion and other document filed with the court.…
Rank this Week: 2483

Athens DUI Law Blog

Athens DUI Law Blog

Covers criminal law. By Baker & Slider, LLC.

http://www.athensduilawblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Challenging the Legality of Law Enforcement Roadblock

    Challenging the Legality of Law Enforcement Roadblock
    Many DUI cases arise out of traffic stops conducted by police when they have a reasonable suspicion to believe that a driver may be intoxicated. Under federal law, a stop is a constitutional seizure as long as police have a reason to believe…
  • Nov 28

    Georgia Court Considers When Constitutional Violations May Be Harmle

    Georgia Court Considers When Constitutional Violations May Be Harmle
    Issues of illegal searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment arise frequently in DUI cases. Individuals may be improperly stopped by police officers, or the search of a driver and his or her vehicle may exceed the scope of the traffic…
  • Nov 18

    Criminal Convictions Even Without DUI Testing – Alternative Charges Used By Georgia Prosecutor

    Criminal Convictions Even Without DUI Testing – Alternative Charges Used By Georgia Prosecutor
    When faced with the decision of whether to agree to participate in state administered alcohol testing following an arrest for DUI at a traffic stop, drivers have many factors to consider. A refusal to cooperate can be used against…
Rank this Week: 1755

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
Rank this Week: 29

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: 1015

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Are There Too Many People in Prison Today? One Study Finds Nearly 40% of Prisoners Shouldn’t be There

    Are There Too Many People in Prison Today? One Study Finds Nearly 40% of Prisoners Shouldn’t be There
    Recently, a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law found that 39% of prisoners shouldn’t be behind bars. Considering there are 2.2 million individuals in prison today, many believe we are in crisis and that…
  • Nov 18

    Black Friday 2016 – Safety Should be Top Priority on The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year

    Black Friday 2016 – Safety Should be Top Priority on The Busiest Shopping Day of the Year
    While Black Friday is a day many people look forward to more than any other shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving also brings all of the crooks out of the woodwork. Not only are crooks ready to turn your holiday shopping into a…
  • Nov 14

    Expert Testimony…The Tutor the Breaks the issues Apart

    Expert Testimony…The Tutor the Breaks the issues Apart
    Trump vs Hillary is not the only debate that has raged in throughout the state of Michigan. The field of litigation has been in a battle over the concept of expert testimony. The battle for Expert Testimony is tug of war between Frye and…
Rank this Week: 615

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Natick Woman Arrested for DUI with Daughter in Car Following Crash

    Natick Woman Arrested for DUI with Daughter in Car Following Crash
    According to a recent news article from the MetroWest Daily News, a woman has just been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following an accident in the town of Natick, which is just west of Boston, Massachusetts. Authorities have said the…
  • Dec 1

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving After Driving Himself to Station

    Man Arrested for Drunk Driving After Driving Himself to Station
    There is very little question that alcohol can negatively affect one’s thought process.  This is one of the many reasons that drunk driving is dangerous and can and often does result in a serious car accident.   However,…
  • Dec 1

    Mom and Twins Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver in Salem

    Mom and Twins Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver in Salem
    According to a recent news report from the Boston Globe, a mother and her two young twins were celebrating Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts when things went seriously wrong. As the trio left the downtown center, they realized that one…
Rank this Week: 3294

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

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

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan

    Real Or Fake News: Former Met Manager On Short List To Become Ambassador To Japan
    I've become pretty good at distinguishing between real news and fake news.  Child pornography ring run out of a D.C. pizza parlor by Hillary Clinton: fake.  Brazen financial self-dealing, petty tweets designed to stifle…
  • Dec 7

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder

    Coping With Post-Traumatic Election-Induced Stress Disorder
    I am very slowly working my way through the five steps of grieving (see Five Stages of Trump), mostly still toggling between denial and anger.  It is impossible to move forward when every day brings a new trigger -- another trifecta…
  • Dec 2

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up

    The Media Needs To Wake The Fuck Up
    Now is the time to counter lies with facts, repeatedly and unflaggingly, while also proclaiming the greatest truths:  of our equal humanity, of decency, of compassion.  Every precious ideal must be reiterated, every obvious argument…
Rank this Week: 79

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer…

The Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Staycie R. Sena.

http://criminal-lawyer-blog.irvinecriminallawyer.com/
  • Dec 9

    Orange County Man Accused of Recording or “Upskirting” Girl. Police Claim He Owns Hundreds of Videos.

    Orange County Man Accused of Recording or “Upskirting” Girl. Police Claim He Owns Hundreds of Videos.
    A 53-year old registered sex offender in Orange County, California is accused of video recording up a 13-year old girl’s skirt on Sunday, in a La Habra craft store. A witness claims he saw the man use his cell phone to “presumably…
  • Dec 8

    Baltimore Tutor Allegedly Knocks Out Boy’s Teeth And Fractures Jaw

    Baltimore Tutor Allegedly Knocks Out Boy’s Teeth And Fractures Jaw
    Timothy Randall Korr, 25, of Baltimore was employed as a tutor of the Baltimore Curriculum Project. While tutoring at City Springs Elementary School, Korr allegedly told police he removed Trayvon Grayson a seven-year old, from the class for…
  • Dec 7

    Firefighter Sexually Assaulted With a Sausage

    Firefighter Sexually Assaulted With a Sausage
    In January 2015, at an Ellis County, Texas firehouse, five volunteer firefighters allegedly held down a new recruit and sodomized him with a sausage while a woman recorded it on her cell phone. A grand jury indicted the group along with the…
Rank this Week: 510

New Jersey Lawyer News

New Jersey Lawyer News

Covers criminal and immigration law. By Lubiner, Schmidt & Palumbo, LLC.

http://www.newjerseylawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 1319

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Sex Offender Registration in Chicago: Public Protection v. Rehabilitation of Offender

    Sex Offender Registration in Chicago: Public Protection v. Rehabilitation of Offender
    Controversy has always surrounded the disclosure aspects of the sex offender registration program in Chicago. To some this is nothing more than a charter for vigilantes to attack those who have already served their time. To others 730 ILCS…
  • Dec 7

    Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle in Chicago

    Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle in Chicago
    One of the most common crimes in Chicago is that of possession of a stolen vehicle. For a defense attorney such cases present certain peculiarities and challenges, but they also present opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the…
  • Dec 2

    Public Indecency in Chicago: Maintaining Standards of Behavior

    Public Indecency in Chicago: Maintaining Standards of Behavior
    Even as the USA becomes more and more liberal when it comes to human sexuality, there are certain boundaries that are not to be crossed, such as outraging public decency as defined in the Chicago law. Indecent exposure is the nightmare…
Rank this Week: 1642

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: 1846

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

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

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    From juvenile court to adult court

    From juvenile court to adult court
    There’s an erroneous believe that if a juvenile commits a crime, the case is sent to juvenile court. If the crime charged is serious enough, the case can be assigned to adult court. Certification to prosecute as an adult Any person…
  • Dec 6

    DUI field sobriety test

    DUI field sobriety test
    If a police officer in Nevada suspects that a person is driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination thereof, the suspect is likely to be asked to perform what are known as standard field sobriety tests. Those consist of…
  • Dec 3

    Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

    Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent
    Time and again, in movies and on television shows, you see characters being told they have the right to remain silent. The reality is this represents one of the most important rights you possess if you have been arrested for a crime in Las…
Rank this Week: 1204

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

Addresses issues faced by license professionals and regulated businesses in civil, business, administrative and criminal matters with an emphasis on health care. By Green & Associates.

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 431

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Defending Minnesota Ignition Interlock Violation

    Defending Minnesota Ignition Interlock Violation
    One of the most difficult hurdles our clients face is the potential loss of their license.  They simply cannot afford to lose their ability to drive; their children need to be taken to school and events, they have to get themselves to…
  • Nov 30

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota
    When you (or someone you know) is facing a DWI charge, it can feel like your whole life just came to a screeching halt. All your life's plans, hopes, worries, and expectations suddenly take a backseat to this new, lurking monster that…
  • Nov 30

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense
    There are some things each of us simply cannot do.  We all know the famous saying:  I just can't do it, Captain, I don't have the power! All joking aside, the issue of physical inability is a serious topic in DWI cases.…
Rank this Week: 666

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

Minnesota DWI Defense Blog

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

http://www.mndwidefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Defending Minnesota Ignition Interlock Violation

    Defending Minnesota Ignition Interlock Violation
    One of the most difficult hurdles our clients face is the potential loss of their license.  They simply cannot afford to lose their ability to drive; their children need to be taken to school and events, they have to get themselves to…
  • Nov 30

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota

    Finding A Qualified DWI Defense Attorney In Minnesota
    When you (or someone you know) is facing a DWI charge, it can feel like your whole life just came to a screeching halt. All your life's plans, hopes, worries, and expectations suddenly take a backseat to this new, lurking monster that…
  • Nov 30

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense

    Beating Minnesota DWIs: The Physical Inability Defense
    There are some things each of us simply cannot do.  We all know the famous saying:  I just can't do it, Captain, I don't have the power! All joking aside, the issue of physical inability is a serious topic in DWI cases.…
Rank this Week: 1229

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 9

    Child Pornography, the Network Investigative Technique and the 4th Amendment

    Child Pornography, the Network Investigative Technique and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an opinion issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina: U.S. v. Knowles, 2016 WL 6952109 (2016). The District Court Judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Dec 7

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Williams, 2016 WL 7041629 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that “[b]efore us is the defendant's interlocutory appeal from the…
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
Rank this Week: 662

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/
  • Dec 9

    What is Cyberlaw, or There and Back Again

    What is Cyberlaw, or There and Back Again
    Jeanette Hofmann, Christian Katzenbach & Kirsten Gollatz, Between Coordination and Regulation: Finding the Governance in Internet Governance, New Media & Society (2016), available at SSRN.Michael MadisonThe concept of…
  • Dec 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Dec 9

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Diners at a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, were terrified Sunday when a North Carolina man, Edgar M. Welch of Salisbury, entered the restaurant and fired a rifle in an effort to “self investigate” an online…
  • Dec 8

    Confinement as Part of a Deferral or Conditional Discharge

    Confinement as Part of a Deferral or Conditional Discharge
    May probation pursuant to a deferred prosecution or conditional discharge include incarceration? The question has come up a lot lately, both on the front end when a person is placed on probation and on the back end if he or she violates. What…
  • Dec 7

    Court of Appeals Says Magistrate’s Order Does Not Toll Statute of Limitation

    Court of Appeals Says Magistrate’s Order Does Not Toll Statute of Limitation
    The court of appeals held yesterday in State v. Turner, __ N.C. App. ___ (2016), that the issuance of a magistrate’s order charging a defendant with driving while impaired did not toll the two-year statute of limitations for…
Rank this Week: 3472

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Congratulations to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child. I don't get why so many people are trashing him for having a child at age 73. He's got more energy than most people half his age and will probably live long enough to…
  • Dec 8

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy
    From Jesse Berney in Rolling Stone, An American Tragedy on what we know about Donald Trump: We know he's inexperienced and ignorant enough to cause genuine harm to America's interests....We know he doesn't understand or care about... [[…
  • Dec 7

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul
    British photojournalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie is still alive. ISIS released a new video today of him in Mosul. He asks why the coalition forces are bombing Mosul's bridges when the only people affected are residents -- the ISIS…
Rank this Week: 2

DUI Blog

DUI Blog

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

http://www.duiblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    New Efforts to Push Roadside Marijuana DUI Test

    New Efforts to Push Roadside Marijuana DUI Test
    In April of 2015 I wrote about Assembly Bill 1356, written by Assemblyman Tom Lackey from Palmdale, California, which would have allowed law enforcement to use a device similar to a breathalyzer that could detect the presence of marijuana and…
  • Dec 1

    California DUI with Out-of-State Prior

    California DUI with Out-of-State Prior
    Many people know that a California DUI is a “priorable” offense. This means that if a person is arrested and convicted of a subsequent California DUI within ten years, the penalties by operation of law increase. Generally, a…
  • Nov 23

    Pilot Arrested for DUI

    Pilot Arrested for DUI
    An Indiana man was recently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. It was later discovered that he was on his way to the Indianapolis airport. The man, identified as Robert Harris III, is a commercial pilot. According to…
Rank this Week: 2326

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

Lynnwood DUI Defense Blog

By Dichter Law Office.

http://www.dichterlawoffice.com/Lynnwood-DUI-Defense-Blog.aspx
  • Dec 8

    DUI Suspect Arrested in I-5 Wrong Way, Multi-Vehicle Accident

    DUI Suspect Arrested in I-5 Wrong Way, Multi-Vehicle Accident
    The young driver who was arrested this week for hitting a dozen different vehicles while recklessly driving on Interstate 5 was also recently arrested on suspicion of DUI earlier this week, officials have revealed. As MyNorthwest.com…
  • Oct 25

    2 Arrested, 1 Killed After Two Separate DUI Crashes on I-5

    2 Arrested, 1 Killed After Two Separate DUI Crashes on I-5
    Two people were arrested after two separate DUI crashes that left one dead and closed down Interstate 5 for several hours in Tacoma. According to KOMO News, the Washington State Patrol reports that a total of six cars were totaled and…
  • Oct 14

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter to Give CLE Lecture on Reasonable Doubt

    Attorney Jonathan Dichter to Give CLE Lecture on Reasonable Doubt
    This coming Friday, Attorney Jonathan Dichter will be presenting his lecture "Reasonable Doubt: Blasting Through the Prosecutor’s Case" at the annual Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers misdemeanor CLE program. The…
Rank this Week: 3377

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 621