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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/
  • May 19

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    It's one of those infrequent gray sky days here. So gray that I've turned on all the lights and lamps and it's only 8 a.m. I think I'll stay in, ride my Peloton and catch up on paper work. Has anyone noticed the change in Google... [[…
  • May 19

    A Beautiful Wedding

    A Beautiful Wedding
    I woke up just in time to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows and be proclaimed husband and wife. It was a very pretty ceremony with very nice music. The only thing I didn't see or hear was "You may kiss the bride." …
  • May 16

    Judiciary Committee Releases Hearing Testimony on Russia Meeting

    Judiciary Committee Releases Hearing Testimony on Russia Meeting
    The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of congressional testimony today including testimony concerning Donald Trump's 2016 "Russia Meeting" in which he hoped for dirt on Hillary. WAPO analyzes what it all means. A question:…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Greensboro Man Convicted for Extensive Bank Lien Theft Scheme

    Greensboro Man Convicted for Extensive Bank Lien Theft Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Xavier Milton Earquhart, 30, Greensboro, North Carolina, was convicted following a three-day jury trial of an extensive bank lien theft scheme, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. The evidence at trial showed…
  • Feb 15

    Federal Jury Convicts Illinois Attorney in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Federal Jury Convicts Illinois Attorney in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jessica Arong O’Brien, 50, Chicago, Illinois was convicted after trial of fraudulently obtaining loans related to the purchase, maintenance and sale of properties on Chicago’s South Side by causing lenders to…
  • Jan 16

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Gary P. DeCicco, 59, Nahant, Massachusetts, and Pamela M. Avedisian, 54, Nahant, Massachusetts, were charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 24

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
  • May 23

    Typical Red Flags of Ponzi Scheme

    Typical Red Flags of Ponzi Scheme
    Last week the FBI posted an article on its site, A Pyramid of Lies, that told the story of the Gentry Ponzi scheme in rural Tennessee. Ponzi schemes are pretty easy to spot if you know the red flags. Even if you don’t know FOR SURE that…
  • May 21

    Companies at Greater Risk of Fraud

    Companies at Greater Risk of Fraud
    What kinds of companies are more prone to fraud? In my business, we talk a lot about the red flags of fraud. There are two different types of red flags: the kind that suggest that a fraud is currently in progress, and the kind that puts a…
  • May 17

    Accountants and Family Law Case

    Accountants and Family Law Case
    Family law cases involving complex financial issues often require the assistance of a financial expert for the following issues: Preparing a financial disclosure, including creating a marital balance sheet Comparing balance sheets from…
Rank this Week: 26

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson
    As reported in this new CNN piece, "President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone." Here is more: "Today I've issued an executive grant of…
  • May 24

    Amazing new empirical research in federal sentencing outcomes detailing disparities based on political background

    Amazing new empirical research in federal sentencing outcomes detailing disparities based on political background
    This week brought this amazing new working paper by Alma Cohen and Crystal Yang titled simply "Judicial Politics and Sentencing Decisions." I did not want to blog about the paper until I had a chance to read it, and doing...
  • May 24

    "The Company Store: A Deeper Look at Prison Commissaries"

    "The Company Store: A Deeper Look at Prison Commissaries"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from the folks at the Prison Policy Initiative. This press release describes the report as a "first-of-its-kind data analysis [of] the economics of prison commissaries in…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jan 11

    Prosecution dropped following defendant’s death

    Prosecution dropped following defendant’s death
    1-11-18 Georgia: Federal prosecutors asked for the dropping of charges against a man accused of committing sex crimes following the man’s death in December. A federal grand jury indicted Brian A. Temple, 55, in September 2015 for…
  • Jan 11

    Was homicide victim attacked because of his alleged history as sex offender? Detectives looking into the possibility

    Was homicide victim attacked because of his alleged history as sex offender? Detectives looking into the possibility
    1-9-18 California: A Los Angeles man who was stabbed more than 50 times and whose body was dumped near Rosamond may have been targeted in the belief that he was a sex offender, according to a search warrant. The slaying of Roderick White…
  • Dec 23

    Homeless man arrested in 2015 killing of convicted rapist

    Homeless man arrested in 2015 killing of convicted rapist
    12-22-17 Oregon: SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield police say a homeless man has been arrested in the 2015 killing of a 71-year-old man. Sgt. David Lewis said in a news release that 50-year-old Edward Hughes was arrested Thursday night…
Rank this Week: 40

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 25

    Short Take: Why Does Gov. Jerry Brown Hate “Law and Kierkegaard*”?

    Short Take: Why Does Gov. Jerry Brown Hate “Law and Kierkegaard*”?
    California’s perpetual governor, Jerry Brown, draws the dreaded Chipotle analogy. Gov. Jerry Brown, who in his last two terms has pushed, often unsuccessfully, to reshape the state’s expansive higher education system, on Wednesday…
  • May 25

    Short Take: The Flaccid Commerce Clause

    Short Take: The Flaccid Commerce Clause
    Former Chicago cop William Whitley may be despicable scum, but that’s not why he copped a plea to having sex with a minor in the Northern District of Illinois rather than a state court. Whitley pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal…
  • May 25

    Keith Mumphrey’s Dropped Pa

    Keith Mumphrey’s Dropped Pa
    Michigan State has good reason to be particularly sensitive to threats of suit, allegations of Title iX violations, failing to believe the “victim.” Given its failure to protect a great many women from Larry Nasser, the last thing…
Rank this Week: 43

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 24

    It's Not You - White Collar Cases Are Down

    It's Not You - White Collar Cases Are Down
    If you are in Washington, DC, and practice white collar criminal defense, you have probably seen an uptick in representing individuals related to ongoing investigations from the Special Counsel's Office. But outside of the city, and actual…
  • May 20

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid
    Congratulations to my old friend and colleague William T. Reid IV (aka Bill Reid) of Reid Collins & Tsai (see Bill's bio here) who recently won a complete acquittal for his client Olga Hernandez in San Antonio federal court. Hernandez,...
  • May 16

    Carry on Mueller

    Carry on Mueller
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson's Memorandum Opinion and Order gives a green light to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III proceeding with the cae against Paul J. Manafort, Jr. (see here and here). Her straightforward Order dissects the authority…
Rank this Week: 47

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 25

    Burch on Habeas and New Judgment

    Burch on Habeas and New Judgment
    Thomas V. Burch ( University of Georgia School of Law) has posted 'New Judgment' and the Federal Habeas Statutes (8 Calif. L. Rev. Online 88 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Prisoners love to file habeas petitions. Maybe a...
  • May 24

    Pham & Pham on Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect

    Pham & Pham on Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect
    Huyen Pham and Van H. Pham (Texas A&M University School of Law and Baylor University - Department of Economics) have posted Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect (New York University Law Review, 2019) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 24

    Carback on Cybersex Trafficking

    Carback on Cybersex Trafficking
    Joshua Carback has posted Cybersex Trafficking: Toward a More Effective Prosecutorial Response (Criminal Law Bulletin, Volume 54, Number 1 (2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Cybersex trafficking, the trafficking of children to perform…
Rank this Week: 53

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    DICK GREGORIE IS RETIRING

    DICK GREGORIE IS RETIRING
    Famed South Florida Prosecutor Dick Gregorie is retiring from the US Attorneys Office this week after a career in prosecuting that began in the early 1970's. While Mr. Gregorie spent most of his career with the Feds, he did a two year…
  • May 21

    A DARK DAY

    A DARK DAY
    Lots of breaking news. Check the prior post of the Captain to see your two new county court judges- Elijah Levitt and Ramiro Areces. Congrats to both. "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless…
  • May 21

    TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES NAMED .......

    TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES NAMED .......
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:AND YOUR TWO NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGES ARE ....... As I reported last week, the Governor was scheduled this week to name two new County Court Judges, to replace Judges Multack and Kravitz. Today, the Governor chose: Ramiro…
Rank this Week: 88

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • May 15

    DOJ announces its intervention in whistleblowers’ kickback suits against opioid maker

    DOJ announces its intervention in whistleblowers’ kickback suits against opioid maker
    On May 15, the Department of Justice announced that it had filed a complaint in intervention in five qui tam (whistleblower) suits against Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, Inc., alleging that the company violated the False Claims Act in its…
  • May 11

    Mercy Health settles Stark Act allegations for $14.25 million

    Mercy Health settles Stark Act allegations for $14.25 million
    On May 10, the Department of Justice announced that Cincinnati-based Mercy Health had agreed to settle the company’s self-disclosed allegations that its hospitals had violated the Stark Act, which forbids certain financial arrangements…
  • May 6

    Federal prison employee settles kickback charges for $50,000

    Federal prison employee settles kickback charges for $50,000
    On May 4, the Department of Justice announced that a Bureau of Prisons employee in Texas had agreed to pay $50,000 to settle civil Anti-Kickback Act allegations that he accepted payments from a prison health contractor (who had settled its…
Rank this Week: 86

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 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…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 93

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Sheriff Fights Gang Control of LA County Jail:   Since the 1950s, the Mexican Mafia has established its control over smuggling, drug sales, extortion and other criminal activity inside the Los Angeles County Jail system . …
  • May 23

    The Hard Truth About Recidivism

    The Hard Truth About Recidivism
    Rehabilitation is a beautiful thing.  The story of a person who previously followed a life of crime seeing the light, turning himself around, and becoming a productive and law-abiding member of society warms our hearts.Regrettably, it is…
  • May 23

    News Scan

    News Scan
    4x Arrested Car Thief Charged with Murder of Police Officer.  Saliqa Khan, Jayne Miller, and Kai Reed report for WBAL that the accused killer of Baltimore Officer First Class Amy Caprio has been denied bail.  " 'Your client, in...
Rank this Week: 134

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/
Rank this Week: 132

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
Rank this Week: 131

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 135

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
  • Jul 17

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop

    Advice if Subjected to a DUI Stop
    Within the last year in California, reports reveal that there were 882 fatalities due to drunk driving. As a result of this high number of fatalities, California strongly enforces its regulations regarding drunk driving. These consequences…
Rank this Week: 168

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: 143

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 190

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Media Advisory - "100 Deadliest Days of Driving" / DUI Task Force - Media reps invited to a briefing TODAY, May 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Meridian

    Media Advisory - "100 Deadliest Days of Driving" / DUI Task Force - Media reps invited to a briefing TODAY, May 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Meridian
    Media advisory "100 Deadliest Days of Driving" / DUI Task Force - Media reps invited to a briefing TODAY, May 25, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Meridian For immediate release, May 25, 2018 Contact: Tim Marsano, Public Information Officer, Idaho State…
  • May 25

    Fatal Crash On US30 In New Plymouth

    Fatal Crash On US30 In New Plymouth
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • May 23

    Non-Injury Crash WB US12 at milepost 76.6, near Kooskia

    Non-Injury Crash WB US12 at milepost 76.6, near Kooskia
    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…
Rank this Week: 254

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • May 24

    The Marshall Project: Your Home is Your…Snitch?

    The Marshall Project: Your Home is Your…Snitch?
    The Marshall Project: Your Home is Your…Snitch? by Daniel Zwerdling: When your appliances work as police informants.
  • May 24

    M.D.Fla.: No prejudice for IAC where alleged 4A violation produced nothing for trial

    M.D.Fla.: No prejudice for IAC where alleged 4A violation produced nothing for trial
    One of defendant’s 2255 claims involved a search of a gun safe that had nothing of evidentiary value in it. It didn’t matter at trial, was a “red herring,” and there could be no prejudice. Belitsky v. United States,…
  • May 24

    LA5: Parole officers were stalking horses for police acting without RS

    LA5: Parole officers were stalking horses for police acting without RS
    Defendant’s parole search was without reasonable suspicion. In addition, the parole officers were acting at the request of law enforcement officers acting on an unsubstantiated tip, and that’s unreasonable in this state. State v.…
Rank this Week: 209

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • May 23

    State v. Turnage and Determining When a Defendant is Seized

    State v. Turnage and Determining When a Defendant is Seized
    A Fourth Amendment seizure does not occur when an officer turns on her patrol vehicle’s lights and siren to signal for a vehicle to stop. Instead, it occurs when a driver submits to that show of authority by stopping the car. Thus, if…
  • May 21

    Supreme Court: Driver of Rental Car, Not Listed on Rental Agreement, Has Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    Supreme Court: Driver of Rental Car, Not Listed on Rental Agreement, Has Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    A week ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a circuit split and ruled that a person driving a rental car, but not listed on the rental agreement, has a reasonable expectation of privacy in the vehicle . . . at least…
  • May 18

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Michigan State University reached a $500 million settlement this week with the hundreds of women that Larry Nassar sexually abused under the guide of medical treatment while working in the gymnastics community.  The New York Times says…
Rank this Week: 269

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/
  • May 16

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down
    The Democrats in Congress continue to go about the business of governing as a respectful minority party.  They express concern about the degradation of our politics, ask pointed questions at confirmation hearings of horrific nominees who…
  • Mar 30

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Orange

    The Great Orange
    The Mets have made a lot of disastrous trades over their ignominious history.  Fans can cite the familiar litany that includes trading Nolan Ryan for a washed up Jim Fregosi; Amos Otis for a never-was Joe Foy and, of course,…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • May 11

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFINED

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFINED
    [Photo of Sociologist Edwin Sutherland from wikipedia]In 1939, famous sociologist Edwin Sutherland defined white collar crime as crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.This…
  • Apr 17

    BLAGOJEVICH APPEAL DENIED AGAIN

    BLAGOJEVICH APPEAL DENIED AGAIN
    [Blagojevich photo from wikipedia]     According to news reports, the appeal to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been denied a second time.    …
  • Mar 28

    DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE FISA ABUSES

    DOJ INSPECTOR GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE FISA ABUSES
    [Image from wikipedia]     It finally has been confirmed by various news reports today that the D.O.J. InspectorGeneral has opened an investigation into the FISA abuses by top members and agents of the D.O.J. and…
Rank this Week: 250

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

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

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Deducting False Claims Act Damage

    Deducting False Claims Act Damage
    Dear Readers:Among the nuggets contained in the recent Tax Bill passed by Congress is a provision that will have a tremendous impact on how damages in False Claims Act ("FCA") settlements must be characterized in the settlement documents…
  • Jan 29

    Discerning the True Meaning of Escobar: the remarkable case of US ex rel Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation

    Discerning the True Meaning of Escobar: the remarkable case of US ex rel Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation
    Dear Readers:I strongly commend to you the recent case, US and State of Florida ex re Ruckh v. Salus Rehabilitation, LLC, et al, 2018 WL 375720 (1/11/2018, M.D. Fla). Applying the Supreme Court’s decision in Universal Health Services,…
  • Jan 1

    Highlights of U.S. Department of Justice 2017 False Claims Act Satistic

    Highlights of U.S. Department of Justice 2017 False Claims Act Satistic
    Dear Readers:Happy New Year. As we come to the close of 2017, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently issued its 2017 annual statistics for False Claims Act ("FCA") cases filed and settled in fiscal year…
Rank this Week: 240

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate

    [Study] Virginia Counties with the Highest Drunk Driving Fatality Rate
    I regularly defend folks who are charged with DUI in Virginia. Our criminal justice system depends upon criminal defense lawyers fighting hard to limit the government’s reach and protect individual rights. At the same time, I recognize…
  • Mar 6

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic

    [Infographic] Virginia’s Most Shocking DUI Statistic
    Virginia is known for having tough laws against drunk driving and has made efforts to reduce the rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved crashes. Despite everything that is done to discourage drivers from drinking and driving, drivers…
  • Feb 10

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?

    How much does a VA reckless driving lawyer cost?
    If you received a reckless driving ticket, you are probably wondering what to do about it and how much does it even cost to hire a VA reckless driving lawyer? Many of my clients have never needed a lawyer before, so it’s not unusual to…
Rank this Week: 276

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law and criminal defense in Maryland. By Silverman Thompson Slutkin White LLC.

http://www.marylandcriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Child Pornography Defendant Receives Probation Before Judgment in Harford County

    Child Pornography Defendant Receives Probation Before Judgment in Harford County
    I recently represented a young man in Harford County Circuit Court who was charged with Possession of Child Pornography.  I am former prosecutor and career full time criminal defense attorney practicing exclusively criminal law for 22…
  • Oct 3

    Maryland Criminal Attorney – Jury Acquits Police Officer in 30 Minute

    Maryland Criminal Attorney – Jury Acquits Police Officer in 30 Minute
    A few weeks ago I defended Baltimore County Police Officer Christopher Spivey in a use of force assault case.  After listening to 3 days of testimony and evidence, the jury took less than 30 minutes to find him not guilty of all…
  • Aug 30

    Child Pornography Arrests Increase in Baltimore County and Throughout the State

    Child Pornography Arrests Increase in Baltimore County and Throughout the State
    Representation in cases involving Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography require expertise that only an Aggressive Criminal Law Specialist can provide.  I am a full time Maryland Criminal Attorney and former Baltimore…
Rank this Week: 206

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: 221

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Covers Utah criminal law and criminal defense. By Utah Defenders.

http://www.utahdefenders.com
  • Mar 23

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt with Conflicting Evidence

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt with Conflicting Evidence
    Conflicting Evidence and the Burden of Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Whether conflicting evidence can still result in a jury verdict beyond a reasonable doubt was address in a recent case, State v. Bourk. Bradley Edward Bourk was convicted of…
  • Jan 12

    Disclosing the Identity of a Confidential Informant

    Disclosing the Identity of a Confidential Informant
    Confidential Informant Law A Utah County officer was informed by a confidential informant that M.G. was selling ecstasy and had plans to attend a rave with friends. Consequently, officers pulled over a vehicle with M.G. driving and four…
  • Nov 1

    New Trial From New Evidence

    New Trial From New Evidence
    Getting A New Trial Based on New Evidence Can Be Difficult Danny Logue was convicted of aggravated murder, possession of a dangerous weapon by restricted person, and obstruction of justice. Brandon Wright, a witness for the State at trial,…
Rank this Week: 262

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: 227

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
Rank this Week: 304

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    GETTING A DUI WHILE ON DUI PROBATION

    GETTING A DUI WHILE ON DUI PROBATION
    Typically, a first-time DUI will result in a 3-year informal probation (also called summary probation) term. The probation, while informal (meaning you do not have to report to a probation officer), requires that the probationer comply with…
  • May 15

    TAKING A DUI CHARGE TO TRIAL IN CALIFORNIA

    TAKING A DUI CHARGE TO TRIAL IN CALIFORNIA
    While most DUI charges conclude with a plea bargain, some DUI defendants chose to put their case before a jury.  A trial before a jury of his or her peers is the DUI defendant’s right under the U.S. and California Constitutions.…
  • May 4

    DUI BASED ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

    DUI BASED ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
    In the last of my three-part series about Dave’s misadventuresafter an afternoon of beer and barbeque at a friend’s, we come to another possible defense Dave may have following his arrest for DUI and a hit and run. To summarize:…
Rank this Week: 337

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

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

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • May 21

    School Security Locks Now Allowed to Barricade Classroom Doors in Utah

    School Security Locks Now Allowed to Barricade Classroom Doors in Utah
    Utah Governor Gary Herbert has recently signed a bill allowing schools to install security locks to barricade classroom doors in the event of a school lockdown or drill. Safety at school On the heels of yet another school shooting, parents…
  • May 16

    Penalties Increased for Killing a Police Dog

    Penalties Increased for Killing a Police Dog
    A new bill sponsored by Sen. Jani Iwamoto and Rep. Lowry V. Snow was put into effect this month, increases penalties for individuals who are charged with killing a police dog. Dangerous job Police dogs have many jobs including detection of…
  • May 14

    Compensatory Service in Lieu of Fine Amount

    Compensatory Service in Lieu of Fine Amount
    Work it off or pay it off, the state of Utah now allows those convicted of an infraction or some misdemeanors to choose performing a compensatory service instead of paying a fine. Monetary punishment Anytime someone is found guilty of a…
Rank this Week: 405

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • May 21

    The Jailhouse Call: The US Constitution Need Not Apply

    The Jailhouse Call: The US Constitution Need Not Apply
    The jailhouse call may be the most dangerous weapon to destroying an individual’s freedom. The call is one way that a criminal defendant can lose the protection of the attorney-client privilege and the United States Constitution. While…
  • May 17

    United States Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Gambling

    United States Supreme Court Legalizes Sports Gambling
    In an outcome that shocked many across the country, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision to strike down the “Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act” which was enacted in 1992. News of the decision was…
  • May 14

    The Reid Technique: Where False Confessions Live

    The Reid Technique: Where False Confessions Live
    One concept that is often utilized in the state of Michigan is the “Reid Technique” which is a method that been consistently proven to provide government actors with false confessions of an innocent defendant. Today, we will…
Rank this Week: 346

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • May 17

    Are Terrorism Charges for Ocala High School Shooter Valid?

    Are Terrorism Charges for Ocala High School Shooter Valid?
    It was Friday, April 20, 2018. A 19-year-old teenage boy shot a high school student at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. Fortunately, the incident resulted in only one minor injury, but the teen now faces several charges, including…
  • May 17

    Engage in Insider Trading, Get a Securities Fraud Charge

    Engage in Insider Trading, Get a Securities Fraud Charge
    In 2008, the Troubled Asset Relief Program allowed the U.S. Treasury to send $250 billion to banks that bought and insured bad assets and equity. A recent study conducted by the University of Cambridge and Stanford found that these…
  • May 7

    Memo to Congress: More Severe Penalties for Opioids Won’t Work

    Memo to Congress: More Severe Penalties for Opioids Won’t Work
    Research has shown that tougher penalties do not deter drug abuse; that harsh penalties tend to affect the wrong people.   Against that backdrop, it is not surprising that federal lawmakers are trying to increase penalties for drug…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 446

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 16

    Submitting Law and Order SVU Episodes as Evidence?

    Submitting Law and Order SVU Episodes as Evidence?
    It is not as crazy as it sounds. Defensive theories, while totally credible, can sometimes be perceived as outrageous. In some of these cases, different types of evidence is used to prove a defensive theory. But, this evidence must meet…
  • May 16

    Reasonable suspicion…

    Reasonable suspicion…
    For any officer to make a traffic stop he or she must have reasonable suspicion. But, what is reasonable suspicion? Well, based on the famous case, Terry v. Ohio, the officer must have the belief based on specific articulable facts that…
  • Apr 27

    Can a judge question witnesses at trial?

    Can a judge question witnesses at trial?
    It is the role of the judge to remain impartial in your criminal case. This means the judge will treat both sides equal, fair, and, just. But, depending on what stage your case is at, maybe a jury trial, bench trial, or punishment hearing,…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • May 16

    California Lawmakers Seek to Limit When Police Can Use Deadly Force

    California Lawmakers Seek to Limit When Police Can Use Deadly Force
    For many, Stephon Clark was the last straw. In March, police who were responding to a 911 call regarding a person breaking car windows fired 20 rounds at Clark because they believed he was holding a gun. According to reports, eight bullets…
  • Apr 25

    Orange County Sheriff’s Department Finds Loophole in California Sanctuary State Law

    Orange County Sheriff’s Department Finds Loophole in California Sanctuary State Law
    While President Donald Trump’s Administration has taken a hardline stance against illegal immigration, the state of California has passed laws that make it difficult for federal immigration agents to find and arrest undocumented…
  • Apr 18

    Do Ring Doorbell Cameras Violate Wiretapping Laws? (PC 632)

    Do Ring Doorbell Cameras Violate Wiretapping Laws? (PC 632)
    Companies like Ring make doorbells that allow video and audio to be recorded when motion is detected near your front door. It is now easier than ever to install security cameras in different rooms of your house to keep an eye on your pets or…
Rank this Week: 389

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

Versus Texas Criminal Defense Blog

By Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

https://www.versustexas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 428

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law news. By Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer24-7blog.com/
Rank this Week: 334

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Arnold & Wadsworth Blog

Covers bankruptcy, family law, divorce, DUI, criminal defense and general litigation.

http://arnoldwadsworth.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    When Can the Office of Recovery Services (“ORS”) Collect Alimony?

    When Can the Office of Recovery Services (“ORS”) Collect Alimony?
    This issue causes a lot of heartache because ORS does not uniformly implement its regulations.  Implementation often depends on the caseworker, which is very frustrating. Here is the regulatory rule governing the issue. (R527-34-2):…
  • Jun 20

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action

    A Brief Introduction to Utah Deficiency Action
    When a lender forecloses on a mortgage and sells the property, it sometimes happens that the sale price does not cover the entire mortgaged amount. For example, you owe the bank $250,000 but the home only sells for $200,000 at auction. The…
  • Jun 15

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest

    What You Need to Know About the Utah Driver’s License Appeal Process Following a DUI Arrest
    Millions of Americans rely on their driver’s license to legally drive to and from work, school, the grocery store, and other destinations. Losing it after a DUI arrest can be inconvenient at best, and life-changing at the worst. The DUI…
Rank this Week: 369

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 363

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Frisco DWI Lawyer & Attorney Blog

Covers Texas DUI/DWI, blood tests, breath tests, and field sobriety tests. By Hunter Biederman.

http://www.friscodwilawyer.com/
  • Mar 3

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book - “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
  • Mar 2

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State

    A Cup of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United State
    I want to give a big thank you to everyone who purchased our book – “A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States” last night during the launch. The launch turned out to be an incredible success, and…
Rank this Week: 354

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: 426