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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 20

    NYT Reporter Latest to Fall, Where is the Investigation of Trump?

    NYT Reporter Latest to Fall, Where is the Investigation of Trump?
    Glenn Thrush has been suspended from the New York Times and will be entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program, following a Vox expose of his conduct with young female reporters. The report has copies of text messages between Glenn and…
  • Nov 16

    Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own

    Sen. Al Franken Gets A Groping Allegation of His Own
    Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles reporter has issued a statement detailing a pretty disgusting encounter with Al Franken in 2006. Franken was not a Senator at the time. The story ends with a photo of him grabbing her breasts while she's asleep…
  • Nov 16

    Execution Inmate Poked for 30 Minutes, No Usable Vein

    Execution Inmate Poked for 30 Minutes, No Usable Vein
    Ohio began the process of executing Alva Campbell, a 69-year-old inmate with medical problems yesterday morning. The executioners jabbed him with needles for 30 minutes, in his arm and below his knee, trying to find a usable vein to inject…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sentence in Modification Fraud

    Sentence in Modification Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ana Maritza Gomez, 45, Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud victims…
  • Oct 16

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Andreotti, 46, Wyckoff, New Jersey, a former settlement agent, was convicted at trial on charges related to the refinancing of properties in Bergen and Morris Counties, New Jersey.  Andreotti was found guilty on…
  • Oct 16

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David T. Odom, 53, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a wire fraud conspiracy arising from a scheme to defraud lenders in order to…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Nov 19

    For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison

    For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison
    11-19-17 Illinois: The Rockford native committed a sex crime, and in order to get out of prison he has to meet the state’s long list of rigid parole requirements for those convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault. He could remain…
  • Nov 9

    Accused child molester plunges to death trying to escape angry parent

    Accused child molester plunges to death trying to escape angry parent
    11-9-17 New York A Queens man was accused of molesting two kids at a children’s birthday party — and then wound up dead on the pavement hours later. Edgar Collaguazo, 44, plunged to his death from a fourth-floor apartment inside a…
  • Oct 28

    South Carolina Sets Rules for Sex Offenders on Halloween

    South Carolina Sets Rules for Sex Offenders on Halloween
    Other than fear mongering there is no known issue connecting former sex offenders with Halloween 10-28-17 South Carolina: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is requiring many sex offenders to stay inside their own homes during prime…
Rank this Week: 15

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Nov 17

    Almost No One Makes Money in MLM

    Almost No One Makes Money in MLM
    Nothing ever changes in multi-level marketing. Even when it looks like the government is taking action against a company like Herbalife, other MLMs continue with business as usual. Almost everyone loses money in MLM. Which means almost no one…
  • Nov 15

    Financial Statement Fraud: The Damage Inflicted

    Financial Statement Fraud: The Damage Inflicted
    Financial statement fraud impacts any person or organization that has a financial interest in the success or failure of a company. A manipulation of the company’s reported earnings or assets can affect a bank that extends credit to the…
  • Nov 14

    FInancial Statement Fraud: How It Is Done

    FInancial Statement Fraud: How It Is Done
    Financial statement fraud happens is one of the most costly types of fraud. It is a significant problem because people inside and outside the company rely on the information provided in the financial statements. They assess the financial…
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Nov 20

    "Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs"

    "Eliminating Police Bias When Handling Drug-Sniffing Dogs"
    From NPR, via the NACDL news scan: Seven years ago, a researcher named Lisa Lit published a study that she now calls "a real career-ender." On the surface, the study tested the abilities of fourteen certified sniffer dogs to find...
  • Nov 20

    "Four thoughts on the briefing in Carpenter v. United States"

    "Four thoughts on the briefing in Carpenter v. United States"
    Orin Kerr has this post at Lawfare. In part: I think Carpenter's position is misguided, but his basic theory is the most direct and clear argument for equilibrium-adjustment that I have seen articulated in a legal brief. As some readers...
  • Nov 20

    "15 men exonerated in one day -- and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street"

    "15 men exonerated in one day -- and 7 Chicago cops taken off the street"
    From CNN, via the NACDL news scan: The men whose charges were tossed alleged that Watts and his team of officers planted drugs on them during arrests between 2003 and 2008, then falsified police reports, leading to their convictions,…
Rank this Week: 31

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 33

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 72

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/
  • Nov 20

    Evaluating criticisms of risk-assessments in bail reform

    Evaluating criticisms of risk-assessments in bail reform
    Risk assessments have always been part of the justice system in some form or fashion. But until recently, there was little if any transparency surrounding them. Instead, they involved some unknown process that goes on in a prosecutor's mind,…
  • Nov 19

    Lege to study what 'gaps in services' contribute to recidivism of young offender

    Lege to study what 'gaps in services' contribute to recidivism of young offender
    The Texas House Corrections Committee received several "interim charges" recently, including one directing them to study:current Texas criminal justice system policies and practices regarding 17- to 25-year-olds, specific to probation,…
  • Nov 18

    Suggested rules for using Precision Immobilization Technique

    Suggested rules for using Precision Immobilization Technique
    At the Houston Chronicle, St. John Barned-Smith has a story on Houston PD's decision to use the "Precision Immobilization Technique" (PIT) - causing a fleeing suspect's car to crash by intentionally ramming the back corner of their…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 83

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 88

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 81

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic

    Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic
    The holidays are notoriously one of the worst times of year for drunk driving. From just before Thanksgiving to just after New Year’s Day, people attend more alcohol-laden parties than at any other time of year. We eat more, drink more,…
  • Nov 8

    Should Left Lane Hogs be Ticketed and Fined?

    Should Left Lane Hogs be Ticketed and Fined?
    We’ve all been stuck behind a slow driver in the left lane. It can be frustrating, aggravating, even infuriating. But should it be illegal? Most states have addressed the issue of left lane “slowpokes” through legislation,…
  • Nov 1

    PA District Attorney Refiles Most Serious Charges in Penn State Hazing Case

    PA District Attorney Refiles Most Serious Charges in Penn State Hazing Case
    Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore at Penn State University, died last year due to injuries sustained in a hazing incident. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which was supposed to be alcohol-free due to a previous suspension, led Piazza and…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Nov 20

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!
    Michael Kagan, Rebecca D. Gill & Fatma E. Marouf, Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 106 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professors Kagan, Gill and Marouf have identified a remarkable gap in…
  • Nov 20

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!

    Hey Lexis, Hey Westlaw: Please Include All Appellate Decisions in Your Databases!
    Michael Kagan, Rebecca D. Gill & Fatma E. Marouf, Invisible Adjudication in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 106 Georgetown L. J. (forthcoming, 2017). Gabriel "Jack" Chin Professors Kagan, Gill and Marouf have identified a remarkable gap in…
  • Nov 17

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation

    “A Major New Move” in Contract Interpretation
    Omri Ben-Shahar and Lior Strahilevitz, Interpreting Contracts via Surveys and Experiments, U. of Chi. Coase-Sandor Inst. for L. & Tech. Research Paper No. 791 (2017), available at SSRN.David HoffmanDespite its practical…
Rank this Week: 120

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 115

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Marin DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic ticket defense. By Law Office of John Stanko.

http://www.marinduilawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    District Attorney in Solano County gets DUI grant.

    District Attorney in Solano County gets DUI grant.
    The Solano County District Attorney’s Office has received an annual grant to prosecute DUIs.  The grant is for more than $300,000 and is the sixth grant in six years that the DA has received. District Attorney Krishna Abrams said,…
  • Nov 16

    Rapper Fetty Was arrested for DUI

    Rapper Fetty Was arrested for DUI
    On November 3, 2017, police in New York City arrested Rapper Fetty Wap for DUI and other traffic offenses.  Police contacted the rapper after he was spotted drag racing on a  a New York City highway. Fetty Was was  s given…
  • Oct 30

    Marin County Woman Arrested For DUI in Napa County After Crash.

    Marin County Woman Arrested For DUI in Napa County After Crash.
    On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 the California Highway Patrol in Napa County arrested a 63 year old Marin County woman for drunk driving after she was involved in a head on collision.  The Novato woman suffered serious injuries as a…
Rank this Week: 124

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.
    Lexington, Kentucky.  April.  2015.  An apartment complex.  Salahuddin Jitmoud delivering a pizza. Well, not exactly.  Exactly, Jitmoud was delivering his life (so the cops and courts said) to 3 men who were…
  • Nov 12

    What? You Thought the System Got It Right?

    What? You Thought the System Got It Right?
    Danny Brown did not kill Bobbie Russell.  That's settled in the minds of just about everyone except her son, whose memory of his mother's murder is false, and the Lucas County Prosecutor who agreed to cut Danny loose after he spent…
  • Nov 4

    Just Look at Them and Sigh

    Just Look at Them and Sigh
    It was April 2, 1997, just over 20 years ago.  A sheriff's deputy was taking Alva Campbell from jail to the courthouse where he was set to be arraigned on a charge of aggravated robbery.But Campbell broke away, stole the deputy's pistol,…
Rank this Week: 122

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 131

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Oct 21

    Why the Lo Test Will Prevail

    Why the Lo Test Will Prevail
    Here I expressed confidence that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will eventually straighten out the law on what makes a regulation content based, putting various speech-restricting statutes that intermediate Texas Courts have found not to…
  • Oct 21

    Sterner Days for Texas Free-Speech Law

    Sterner Days for Texas Free-Speech Law
    Situation excellent: On Wednesday the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the Beaumont Court of Appeals in Leax v. State. When the Court of Criminal Appeals granted discretionary review on Leax, I thought it would be the culmination…
  • Oct 9

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law
    When Texas first passed its nondisclosure statute, it allowed some people with successfully completed deferred-adjudication probation to seek an order of nondisclosure effectively sealing the public records of their arrest. Nondisclosure had…
Rank this Week: 148

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

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

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    New Arizona Fireworks Bill and Business Self Regulation

    New Arizona Fireworks Bill and Business Self Regulation
    Rebuilding My Family in Recovery: Addiction Survivors Discuss Mending Fences After Finding Lasting Sobriety Photo credit: Pixabay The excruciating pain of addiction isn’t limited to the person who’s abusing substances —…
  • May 25

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?

    How Soon After I Suffer a Personal Injury Do I Have to File a Claim?
    After going through an accident that ends up with injuries, the victim will never know the full extent of their damages until some time has passed after the accident. Even if a person believes that their injury was minor, they could suffer…
  • May 5

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?

    What Are the Top Five Mental Health Disorders That Are Misdiagnosed?
    Many people might find it difficult to go seek help for a mental disorder that they may have. Obtaining a diagnosis is the first step in receiving treatment. Going to a physician’s office may be the first step, but not the last.…
Rank this Week: 145

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Nov 20

    No Reason Needed For Police to Ask to Enter Home

    No Reason Needed For Police to Ask to Enter Home
    Police do not need a valid reason to ask someone if they can enter a home and unless a warrant is served, homeowners do not need to comply with the request. Respect but protect Many Utah residents acknowledge police officers as being…
  • Nov 15

    Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Just how not every person charged with a crime is guilty, not every attorney prosecuting a case is innocent. Some may do whatever it takes to ensure a conviction, even if their ways of obtaining a guilty verdict are unethical or even illegal.…
  • Nov 13

    The Eighth Amendment and the Death Penalty

    The Eighth Amendment and the Death Penalty
    If the people are protected against cruel and unusual punishments, where does the death penalty come in? Eighth Amendment The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor…
Rank this Week: 185

O'Connell Law Blog

O'Connell Law Blog

Canadian criminal law with a particular focus on the development and application of the Court of Appeal.

https://mydefence.ca/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Supreme Court of Canada Addresses Legal Errors Widespread in the Bail System

    Supreme Court of Canada Addresses Legal Errors Widespread in the Bail System
    For as long as I can remember there has been a widespread disjunction between the legal rule that the form of bail release imposed on an accused be no more onerous than necessary and the application of that rule in our courts. In my…
  • Nov 14

    Dangers of Hearsay

    Dangers of Hearsay
    Hearsay is an out-of-court statement tendered for the truth of its contents.While all relevant evidence is generally admissible, hearsay is presumptively inadmissible, given the dangers it presents. Because hearsay is declared outside of…
  • Nov 13

    Directed Verdicts of Acquittal

    Directed Verdicts of Acquittal
    In a typical criminal case, the Crown Prosecutor leads evidence in an attempt to prove beyond a reasonable doubt all the essential elements of each of the charges before the Court. When the Crown has concluded its case, the Court invites the…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 202

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 177

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

Comments on Ohio law with an emphasis on criminal law. By Russ Bensing.

http://www.briefcase8.com/
  • Feb 28

    Friday Roundup

    Friday Roundup
    Big news from SCOTUS.  Not really.  The Potamac Nine did come down with a decision in a criminal case, Fernandez v. California.  The Highly Abbreviated Version of What Went Down:  the cops arrested Fernandez at his home,…
  • Feb 27

    My latest experiences with the burning bush

    My latest experiences with the burning bush
    I do a lot of appeals -- over 150, my BFF Lexis tells me -- and I'm constantly amazed at how much I still learn.  I've had two recent epiphanies.  The first is that the best time to start practicing for oral argument is just before…
  • Feb 26

    An unlikely story

    An unlikely story
    Every trial is a story.  The prosecution has a story.  The defense has a story.  Oftentimes, the defense story is nothing more than that the prosecution hasn't proved their story beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution's…
Rank this Week: 189

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Albuquerque Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law and DWI case updates and news. By Collins & Collins, P.C.

http://www.collinsattorneys.com/criminalblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive

    Legal Scope of Search Warrants Somewhat Elusive
    The requirement of a valid search warrant prior to the search of individual's property is a very important 4th Amendment protection. It is pretty clear that a failure to properly secure a search warrant where one is required constitutes an…
  • Oct 11

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone

    Search Warrants Issued by Phone
    The 4th Amendment illegal search and seizure protections are closely guarded in New Mexico. In fact, the New Mexico courts by way of the New Mexico Constitution often extend these protections beyond those found under federal law. The…
  • Oct 3

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure

    Show of Force and Voluntary Consent to Search and Seizure
    The 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure are among the greatest protections afforded to citizens. There are very strict criteria for search and seizure. An illegal search and seizure will result in illegally seized…
Rank this Week: 162

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Nov 20

    When the Death Penalty Is the Only Punishment That Fit

    When the Death Penalty Is the Only Punishment That Fit
    I  bring you the beginning of this story from the Washington Post, revolting even by the standards we sometimes need to discuss on this blog (emphasis added):About 4:02 p.m. on Friday, police in Jerseyville, Ill., were dispatched to the…
  • Nov 20

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Goodbye Charlie:  The world improved slightly yesterday when the twisted, manipulative serial murderer Charles Manson died of natural causes at 83.  Jamie Schram of the New York Post walks us back through Manson's life of crime and…
  • Nov 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    More MS13 Members Arrested:  ICE officials announced yesterday that over 200 members of the notorious MS13 gang have been arrested across the country as part of a federal and state crackdown called Operation Raging Bull.  Tisha…
Rank this Week: 301

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 20

    Blow Hard

    Blow Hard
    Among the many things shared by Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken, Kevin Spacey and Roy Moore, is that none of them have been convicted of a crime. Weinstein might, but he hasn’t yet. Another thing shared is that they have seen their…
  • Nov 20

    Paved With Gold

    Paved With Gold
    There’s money to be made on the streets. You won’t be making it. You’ll be paying it. It’s been there for decades, but to the extent municipalities didn’t make the roads go cha-ching, it was merely…
  • Nov 19

    Short Take: License To Ruin

    Short Take: License To Ruin
    Florida changed its driver’s license? Well, that’s special. Banks, businesses and agencies that require people to present picture identification should be aware that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has…
Rank this Week: 270

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    WHEN WILL THE OTHER SHOE DROP?

    WHEN WILL THE OTHER SHOE DROP?
    Hollywood. Congress. Liberal Senators and even TED talks conferences for goodness sakes... have all been roiled by accusations by women of unwanted sexual advances by men. When will the shoe drop here?Take one powerful and experienced…
  • Nov 15

    BILL SUROWIEC HAS PASSED AWAY

    BILL SUROWIEC HAS PASSED AWAY
    Former long time assistant public defender Bill Surowiec, who had since retired, passed away this week.  This is sad news.Bill was a part of the fabric of the REGJB for many many years. He was a fixture and a friendly face that we would…
  • Nov 14

    A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE FOR CRIMINAL

    A NEW ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE FOR CRIMINAL
    With the departure of Judge De La O, the hot topic over coffee and pastelitos at the El-Chapo Cafe  was who would be the new administrative judge? Now we can answer the question. But first, an update on new judge…
Rank this Week: 268

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/
  • Nov 16

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared

    Senator Robert Menendez Jury Hangs: Mistrial Declared
    Here is a story from Max Greenwood of The Hill and another from Bill Wichert of Law 360. Make no mistake about it, this was a great and hard-fought victory for Menendez's lead defense attorneys Abbe Lowell and Raymond Brown...
  • Nov 13

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary

    Special Counsels Are Sometimes Necessary
    Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online compares the aggressiveness of Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Russia collusion investigation to the disgraceful kid gloves DOJ-FBI treatment of Mrs. Clinton and her email server. He is right on all…
  • Nov 9

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection

    Fox News Reports Veselnitskaya Fusion GPS Connection
    Fox News is reporting here that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both before and after her June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jaren Kushner, Paul Manafort, and others. The Trump...
Rank this Week: 276

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    PROSECUTORS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THE DEFENSE ALL EVIDENCE, INCLUDING EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE FAVORABLE TO THE DEFENDANT.

    PROSECUTORS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THE DEFENSE ALL EVIDENCE, INCLUDING EVIDENCE THAT MAY BE FAVORABLE TO THE DEFENDANT.
    When a person is charged with a crime, the prosecution is bound by law to provide all the evidence supporting the charge or charges, including evidence that might exonerate the defendant. Evidence that is favorable to the defendant is called…
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA
    A little over 20 years ago, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 was passed by an act of Congress. The act was precipitated in part by the increased attention to violent crime including street gang violence and mass…
  • Nov 2

    SWEEPING PRETRIAL DETENTION/BAIL REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE

    SWEEPING PRETRIAL DETENTION/BAIL REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE
    When a person is arrested in California for a felony, and some misdemeanors, he or she will be detained—most often at the county jail—until an arraignment before a judge. At the arraignment, the judge will set bail, or in some…
Rank this Week: 224

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 298

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

Addresses issues common to fraud, public corruption and other white collar crime cases. By The Goolsby Law Firm, LLC.

http://whitecollarcrimeingeorgia.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    The Russian Probe, Paul Manafort, and Moving Up the Ladder

    The Russian Probe, Paul Manafort, and Moving Up the Ladder
    Much has already been written about the F.B.I.'s predawn raid, earlier this week, of the home of former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort.  And much has been speculated about the reasons why the feds utilized a search warrant,…
  • Feb 19

    AMERICAN JURY TRIALS

    AMERICAN JURY TRIALS
    Today, I simply wanted to write about the role of the jury in the American criminaljustice system.  After more than 38 years as a criminal lawyer, including 26 years as a former prosecutor, and since then, over 12 years as a criminal…
  • Mar 20

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
Rank this Week: 229

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 296

Kansas Defenders

Kansas Defenders

Forum for discussion about issues and appellate decisions of interest to Kansas defenders.

http://kansasdefenders.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 1

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing

    No weighing of aggravating factors in Jessica's Law sentencing
    Christina M. Kerls won in State v. McCormick, No. 109,985 (Kan. Sept. 9, 2016), obtaining a new sentencing hearing in a Sumner County rape prosecution. The KSC affirmed Mr. McCormick's convictions, but remanded for resentencing because the…
  • Aug 27

    October 2016 KSC docket

    October 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for October 24-27, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend you…
  • Jul 9

    September 2016 KSC docket

    September 2016 KSC docket
    Here are the criminal cases on the KSC docket for September 12-16, 2016. These summaries are based on the issues listed in the briefs filed and may not very accurately or fully describe the actual issues in the cases. I recommend…
Rank this Week: 211

Brown & Little Blog

Brown & Little Blog

Covers Arizona criminal defense.

http://brownandlittlelaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 14

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…

    Lots and Lots of Blog Posts…
    And not a single one of them here. They’re all over at Mimesis Law: MOB JUSTICE FOR A DEAD GORILLA NYPD GIVE FAR TOO MUCH CREDIT TO THE POP OUT BOYZ THOMAS VITANOVITZ’S LUCKY INTERVENTION…TO A POINT DONALD RAY…
  • Jun 29

    Customer Service Self Help

    Customer Service Self Help
    I had the displeasure yesterday of spending quite some time in a court with about the most hostile staff around. As soon as I made it past the security guard, who was pretty friendly, I got nothing but scowls from the various clerks, who…
  • May 27

    I’ve Been Really Busy…

    I’ve Been Really Busy…
    Not just with legal work, but with blogging too. Just not here. Over at Mimesis Law. Here are links: FIXING THE DOUBLE STANDARD AT THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR STEPHEN RANKIN’S COP BUDDIES, STEALING THE PROSECUTION’S THUNDER TO (MAYBE)…
Rank this Week: 221

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 295

Harmful Error

Harmful Error

Discusses the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal law in Nevada. By JoNell Thomas.

http://www.harmfulerror.com/
  • Oct 8

    District court judge debate videos available

    District court judge debate videos available
    Fact to Face with Jon Ralston has posted videos of district court judge candidate debates:
  • Oct 8

    Oral argument mp3's available

    Oral argument mp3's available
    The Nevada Supreme Court has made available oral argument recordings for arguments heard on October 6: Sheriff v. Bucham Landreth v. Malik In re: William M. and Marques B.
  • Oct 8

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15

    Oral Argument Calendar: Wed. Oct. 15
    The Nevada Supreme Court has posted its oral argument calendar for Wednesday October 15th, 2008: 10:00 AM -- D'NAL2 VS. HARBORS, LLC (48519)
Rank this Week: 245

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Firefighter in Duval County arrested for St. Johns County sex crime

    Firefighter in Duval County arrested for St. Johns County sex crime
    A fireman working in Jacksonville has been arrested for solicitation of a child via computer and unlawful use of a two-way communication device out of St. Johns County.  According to a report in the Florida Times Union, the man allegedly…
  • Nov 14

    Local police officer arrested for domestic battery in Jacksonville

    Local police officer arrested for domestic battery in Jacksonville
    A Jacksonville Sheriff’s officer has been arrested for domestic battery in Duval County, making him the tenth employee of the office arrested in 2017.  According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the officer allegedly bit…
  • Nov 2

    My loved one has been arrested in Jacksonville. Now what?

    My loved one has been arrested in Jacksonville. Now what?
    It is a terrible jolt when you or someone you love is arrested in Duval, Clay, Nassau or St. Johns County.  There is a feeling of helplessness, but you don’t have to handle it alone.  Our Jacksonville Arrest Attorney, Victoria…
Rank this Week: 388

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/
  • Nov 19

    ** Update ** Crash Blocking in Jerome County

    ** Update ** Crash Blocking in Jerome County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Nov 17

    Injury Crash SB US95@312.2 Lewiston

    Injury Crash SB US95@312.2 Lewiston
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway…
  • Nov 17

    Injury Crash on US26 Near Ririe

    Injury Crash on US26 Near Ririe
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 475

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: 409

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Nov 15

    Prosecutorial Misconduct by Waco District Attorney Alleged by His First Assistant

    Prosecutorial Misconduct by Waco District Attorney Alleged by His First Assistant
    First things first, remember the big shooting down in Waco last year, where hundreds of arrests were made in the big “biker shootout” at the Twin Peaks restaurant?  We’ve discussed it before, read “Waco Justice?…
  • Nov 8

    Rand Paul Has 5 Broken Ribs:  Simple Assault in Texa

    Rand Paul Has 5 Broken Ribs:  Simple Assault in Texa
    Right now, you probably know that Senator Rand Paul was attacked by his next-door neighbor while mowing his lawn on a Friday afternoon.  News reports are Dr. Paul suffered injuries that are much more serious than originally reported.…
  • Nov 1

    Doctor Warning: Opioid Drug CEO Indictment Is Tip of Health Care Fraud Arrest Iceberg

    Doctor Warning: Opioid Drug CEO Indictment Is Tip of Health Care Fraud Arrest Iceberg
    Last week, two big things happened in the Prescription Drug World which will impact doctors and health care providers in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas area.  How? More and more, Texas doctors and local physicians are going to…
Rank this Week: 347

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
  • Nov 13

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”

    CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL JUDGES MANUAL “A Step by Step Guide From the Beginning of Trial Thru the Return of Verdict”
    In 2013 I published a Criminal Jury Trial Manual for Judges and Attorneys that covered every step of a Jury Trial from the pre-trial conference thru the return of verdict. It serves a dual purpose. For judges it serves as … Continue…
  • Sep 24

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?

    EXPOSING IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION…HOW?
      Attorneys, judges and jurors all want to see themselves as fair, equitable, and rational, yet studies show that despite our best intentions none of us are free from bias. Implicit bias refers to unconsciously held biases that do not…
  • Jul 24

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW

    TEN TIPS THAT EVERY NEW ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW
    PERSONAL UPDATE: I woke up this morning realizing that it had been 6 months since my last post. One of the drawbacks to the aging process is that time seems to pass so much faster than when we were younger. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 313

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    2 New Laws Could Help You Prove Your Innocence After Being Found Guilty (PC 1473)

    2 New Laws Could Help You Prove Your Innocence After Being Found Guilty (PC 1473)
    Innocent people are convicted of crimes far too often. Ed Easley is one of those people. In 1993, Easley was convicted of molesting a 7-year-old girl. He served eight years in prison, five more on probation, and was required to register as a…
  • Oct 30

    California Passes Prison Reform to Help Old and Young Inmate

    California Passes Prison Reform to Help Old and Young Inmate
    California has been dealing with the issue of prison overcrowding for the past several years. During that time, the state has passed various laws to help reduce the prison population. With prison overcrowding still an issue, California…
  • Oct 6

    Defendants Can’t Gain Access to Private Social Media of Alleged Victims, Court Rule

    Defendants Can’t Gain Access to Private Social Media of Alleged Victims, Court Rule
    It is safe to say that most people have an expectation of privacy when it comes to sending messages and information on Facebook. Although posts on your wall and comments may be readily available for the public to see, you probably expect the…
Rank this Week: 341

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Michigan Resident

    Winter Driving Safety Tips for Michigan Resident
    According to NOAA, the state of Michigan is forecast to be at the heart of an active storm track this winter, which likely means we will see more snow and winter precipitation than normal. Some of us love the snow and cold temperatures,…
  • Oct 25

    Grabel and Associates Win Landmark Case

    Grabel and Associates Win Landmark Case
    The law firm of Grabel and Associates won another landmark case when prosecutors dismissed sexual assault charges against a former Michigan State Police trooper Brian Alexander after the Michigan Supreme Court ordered a new trial on the…
  • Oct 24

    The Mistrial: The Misunderstood Motion

    The Mistrial: The Misunderstood Motion
    One topic that is often at the center of law school lectures but is not an issue that garners a great deal of publicity is the mistrial. The mistrial is one of the most difficult motions that any litigator will ever face should they decide to…
Rank this Week: 343