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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/
  • Apr 24

    Bernie's "Jobs for Everyone" Program

    Bernie's "Jobs for Everyone" Program
    Bernie Sanders has come up with a new plan for the government to hire every worker who wants a job at the rate of at least $15 an hour, plus health and retirement benefits. Sanders's jobs guarantee would fund hundreds of projects…
  • Apr 19

    Does It All Come Down to Prague?

    Does It All Come Down to Prague?
    McClatchy is reporting through unnamed sources that Mueller has evidence Michael Cohen went to Prague. Cohen famously denied the allegation at the time. Read through the McClatchy article and see what it says the import would be for Trump…
  • Apr 18

    Wednesday Open Thread: In the New

    Wednesday Open Thread: In the New
    Tomorrow will be a remembrance day for the media. The second half of April is one of the worst in history. April 19th is the anniversary of the WACO siege and the Oklahoma City bombing. On April 15, the Boston Marathon bombing occurred. …
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 16

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 59, Granite Bay, California, pleaded guilty  to wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. According to court…
  • Jan 16

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Sergio Roman Barrientos, 64, Poway, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution and bank fraud. According to court documents, from about September 2004 through…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 14

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/
  • Apr 24

    TXDoT waived $1.3 billion in defaulted toll late fees; shouldn't old DRP surcharges also be waived?

    TXDoT waived $1.3 billion in defaulted toll late fees; shouldn't old DRP surcharges also be waived?
    The Texas Department of Transportation has announced it will waive $1.3 billion dollars in late fees on toll fines,  The agency had sent 2.2 million accounts to collections agencies last year, alone, reported KXAN.The change comes after…
  • Apr 24

    Judges explain need for bail reform; Exonerated, Exonerating; and other storie

    Judges explain need for bail reform; Exonerated, Exonerating; and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit readers attention:Judges explain need for bail reformSee Harris County District Judges Mike Fields and Darrell Jordan, a Republican and a Democrat, respectively, discussing the need for bipartisan bail…
  • Apr 24

    Levin: Rural counties need to get on justice-reform train

    Levin: Rural counties need to get on justice-reform train
    The Texas Public Policy Foundation's newsletter arrived in my Inbox this morning and their top story related to over-incarceration in rural counties, focusing on pretrial detention:What to Know: Criminal justice reforms are decreasing jail…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 33

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 24

    Evidence Subverted: Will Cosby Get A Fair Trial?

    Evidence Subverted: Will Cosby Get A Fair Trial?
    The first trial ended in a hung jury, to the consternation and outrage of onlookers certain that there could be no outcome other than conviction. The difference was that the jury heard evidence. This time, the atmosphere may be different.…
  • Apr 24

    CUNY National Lawyers Guild “Explains”

    CUNY National Lawyers Guild “Explains”
    The attention of lawyers was drawn to one sentence, uttered during the protest to silence Josh Blackman at CUNY law school. Perhaps it was the fear that they had tainted all law students at the school, given that they might someday care to…
  • Apr 23

    Short Take: Empirical Guidelines? Nonsense, Judge Bennett Say

    Short Take: Empirical Guidelines? Nonsense, Judge Bennett Say
    Judge Mark W. Bennett takes a momentary break from his thoughtful posts here to take a deep dive into the myth of empiricism of the federal Sentencing Guidelines. A federal district judge who has sentenced more than 4,000 offenders in…
Rank this Week: 36

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    PRISONERS DILLEMA PART 2 APPEARING IN BROWARD

    PRISONERS DILLEMA PART 2 APPEARING IN BROWARD
    Want to know what's good about being in a Broward court before a Broward Judge? .....after more than thirty-five years of practice when we think of something we will let you know. Here is Broward Judge Merrillee Ehrlich having a total…
  • Apr 20

    PRISONER'S DILEMMA

    PRISONER'S DILEMMA
    Long time and careful readers of this blog know that Rumpole has a modest expertise in Game Theory, with a keen interest in the Nash Equilibrium and it's application to real life legal decision making. In Prisoner's Dilemma, we examine…
  • Apr 19

    CONSTITUTION REVISIONS COMMISSION a/k/a "CRC" .....

    CONSTITUTION REVISIONS COMMISSION a/k/a "CRC" .....
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:MARCY’S LAW - THE CRC HAS SPOKEN ..... While most of our loyal readers have been focusing on the really important issues of the day - Trump, North Korea, Comey and his new book, and Attorney/Client Privilege via the…
Rank this Week: 42

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 51

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    The challenge of modern federal sentencing: "there are 15 distinct factors in 3553(a)"

    The challenge of modern federal sentencing: "there are 15 distinct factors in 3553(a)"
    The line in quotes in the title of this post is a phrase that was uttered yesterday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during Supreme Court oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. (The full argument transcript is available at...
  • Apr 24

    "The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players"

    "The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players"
    The title of this post is the title of this new report from the Corrections Accountability Project at the Urban Justice Center. Here is its introduction: In 1983, CoreCivic received its first contract to operate a correctional facility,…
  • Apr 23

    "Leveraging Marijuana Reform to Enhance Expungement Practices"

    "Leveraging Marijuana Reform to Enhance Expungement Practices"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper I have written for a forthcoming issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter which is now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: States reforming marijuana laws should be...
Rank this Week: 54

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: 61

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: 57

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/
  • Apr 24

    **Further Update**Fatality Crash Ramsey Road/ Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene

    **Further Update**Fatality Crash Ramsey Road/ Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Apr 24

    ** Update ** Crash with Blockage Westbound I-84 near Eagle Road

    ** Update ** Crash with Blockage Westbound I-84 near Eagle Road
    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.,…
  • Apr 24

    Crash with Blockage Westbound I-84 near Eagle Road

    Crash with Blockage Westbound I-84 near Eagle Road
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 66

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Happy 420 – Fairfax criminal lawyer on marijuana legalization as freedom of choice

    Happy 420 – Fairfax criminal lawyer on marijuana legalization as freedom of choice
    Fairfax criminal lawyer applauds marijuana's inroads with legalization, decriminalization, and medicinal use. Happy 420. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I learned long ago that 420, 4/20 (April 20), and 4:20 (as in toking near the end of the…
  • Apr 12

    Marijuana tax act conviction of LSD guru Timothy Leary reversed by SCOTUS

    Marijuana tax act conviction of LSD guru Timothy Leary reversed by SCOTUS
    Fairfax criminal lawyer on a marijuana case victory for Timothy Leary. Marijuana tax act (Act) prosecutions were popular right through the 1960's, until the United States Supreme Court in 1969 reversed LSD guru Timothy Leary's conviction for…
  • Apr 11

    Exposing genitals to a minor is a crime in Virginia whether live or online

    Exposing genitals to a minor is a crime in Virginia whether live or online
    Virginia criminal lawyer warns to keep one's birthday suit clothed in the presence of children. Exposing genitals to a minor can get an adult in hot water in Virginia. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that too many adults will…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 73

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/
  • Apr 24

    Wolf on The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act

    Wolf on The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act
    Abby Wolf has posted The World Still Looks to California: The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age (The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas, August 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth...
  • Apr 24

    Bowling & Westenra on Crimmigration

    Bowling & Westenra on Crimmigration
    Ben Bowling and Sophie Westenra (King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law and University of Oxford) have posted ‘A Really Hostile Environment’: Adiaphorization, Global Policing and the Crimmigration Control System…
  • Apr 23

    Demleitner on Sex Offender

    Demleitner on Sex Offender
    Nora V. Demleitner (Washington and Lee University) has posted Structuring Relief for Sex Offenders from Registration and Notification Requirements: Learning from Foreign Jurisdictions and from the Model Penal Code: Sentencing (Federal…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 75

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
  • Apr 24

    Expert Reports and Testimony in Family Law Case

    Expert Reports and Testimony in Family Law Case
    The culmination of a financial expert’s work in a divorce or child support case is the expert report. This is followed by testimony, at deposition and possibly trial. The process of reporting and testifying should not be taken lightly,…
  • Apr 19

    Evaluating Fraud Tip

    Evaluating Fraud Tip
    Insider fraud is most commonly detected in companies through a tip, either from an employee, a customer, a vendor, or an outside party. Anonymous hotlines are excellent tools for reporting fraud, but management must have a plan for evaluating…
  • Apr 16

    Changing Auditors: What Does It Mean?

    Changing Auditors: What Does It Mean?
    The firm that audits a company’s financial statements is very important. Audited statements are used by shareholders, lenders, and other interested parties to make decisions about the company and its future. When companies change…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 87

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: 92

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
  • Apr 24

    What Religious and Racial Hatred Does to American Criminal Justice

    What Religious and Racial Hatred Does to American Criminal Justice
    Hatred has become a multi-million dollar industry in America. It is a subject we have spoken to on several occasions (here and here). In fact, hate groups in this country have scoped Islam as their favorite target upon which to… The…
  • Apr 24

    Acquittal of Defendant in Pulse Nightclub Shooting Raises Question

    Acquittal of Defendant in Pulse Nightclub Shooting Raises Question
    Omar Mateen’s shooting rampage at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on September 14, 2016 left 49 people dead and another 53 seriously injured. The New York Times called the mass shooting “the worst terrorist attack on…
  • Apr 17

    Understanding Bitcoin Money Laundering Charge

    Understanding Bitcoin Money Laundering Charge
    The term “money laundering” was first used at the turn of the 20th Century. It was a label used against organizations who took income derived from illegal activity and washed it into the flow of legal money in the…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 115

Durham-in-Wonderland

Durham-in-Wonderland

Features comments and analysis about the Duke/Nifong case. By Professor KC Johnson.

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Closing Comment

    Closing Comment
    When I first started writing about the lacrosse case, at a joint historians’ blog called Cliopatria, I did so in reaction to the Group of 88 statement. Then (and now) I considered the statement an indefensible betrayal by professors of…
  • Jul 13

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia

    The Group of 88 & Wikipedia
    Some interesting comments in a Wikipedia discussion thread regarding efforts to remove mention of their membership in the Group from Wikipedia bios of Group of 88 members. The evidence regarding Cathy Davidson, author of the infamous…
  • Jul 11

    Howard Update

    Howard Update
    Anne Blythe reports in the N&O that Judge Hudson has said he wants to grant bail to Darryl Howard, whose prosecution, writes Blythe, the judge described “as one of the most 'horrendous' prosecutions he had seen in his 34 years on…
Rank this Week: 102

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 150

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.illinoisdriverslicensereinstatementlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Illinois DUI Defense Attorney

    Illinois DUI Defense Attorney
    A DUI arrest can be a frightening experience. Criminal penalties, high fines and a loss a driving privileges can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional life. The Davis Law Group, P.C. is recognized as a leading Illinois…
  • Apr 2

    The Illinois 5-Year BAIID Law

    The Illinois 5-Year BAIID Law
    Effective January 1, 2016, the Secretary of State began to enforce a new law requiring that revoked drivers with 2 or more DUI convictions who were granted a restricted driving permit (RDP) after an administrative hearing, drive on a breath…
  • Mar 25

    Conor’s Law

    Conor’s Law
    In May 2015, Conor Vesper, a 20-year old college student, was arrested and charged with DUI. After his arrest, although he was still intoxicated, he posted bond and was released. Following his release, he was able to get behind the wheel of a…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • 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,…
  • Mar 28

    Time Begins On Opening Day

    Time Begins On Opening Day
    You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.  -- Jim BoutonThomas Boswell, the long-time sportswriter for the Washington Post, wrote a timeless piece…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Apr 10

    Michael Cohen's Attorney Speaks - No Need For a Search

    Michael Cohen's Attorney Speaks - No Need For a Search
    Playing the press has become an important component in handling a white collar case. In the past, one might remain silent and let the case be resolved prior to making any statements, especially press-related statements. With the speed of…
  • Apr 10

    The Attorney Client Privilege is "Alive and Well"

    The Attorney Client Privilege is "Alive and Well"
    The attorney-client privilege has had its challenges over the years. But to say the "attorney-client privilege is dead" is clearly an exaggeration and inaccurate. As noted here, there have been many law offices that have been…
  • Apr 9

    Law Office Searches - Nothing New Except the President's Lawyer This Time

    Law Office Searches - Nothing New Except the President's Lawyer This Time
    The NYTimes is reporting that the FBI raided the office of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. (see here). Raids on law offices are not new, and there have been many law offices throughout the years that have had FBI...
Rank this Week: 183

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: 177

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: 188

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

https://aacriminallaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Minnesota Changing Workplace Sexual Harassment Threshold

    Minnesota Changing Workplace Sexual Harassment Threshold
    A new proposal with bipartisan support would change the threshold for sexual harassment in Minnesota workplaces. The proposed change to the law states that “an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment…does not require the…
  • Apr 23

    How Riding With A Drunk Driver Affects Passenger

    How Riding With A Drunk Driver Affects Passenger
    If you get in the car with a drunk driver, your chances of getting in a traffic accident skyrocket compared to if you rode in a car with a sober driver. But according to new research, that’s not the only way passengers are affected by…
  • Apr 18

    Promoting Prostitution Penalties in Minnesota

    Promoting Prostitution Penalties in Minnesota
    During our decades of legal work, we have talked with many individuals who knowingly and willingly enter the sex trade, full well knowing that what they are doing is crossing some legal lines or is downright illegal. Unfortunately, many women…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 11

    California Lawmakers Proposing 10 New Gun Law

    California Lawmakers Proposing 10 New Gun Law
    The recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has sent shockwaves throughout the country and sparked a national debate about gun control. California already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but…
  • Apr 5

    Can my wife drop the charges? – Corporal Injury On A Spouse

    Can my wife drop the charges? – Corporal Injury On A Spouse
    In criminal defense, we are often asked the question, after someone is charged with corporal injury on a spouse, can my wife drop the charges? The short answer is no. However, there is more to the process. Now there are many factors that go…
Rank this Week: 213

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Single-Photograph Identification Procedures “Disfavored” in Massachusett

    Single-Photograph Identification Procedures “Disfavored” in Massachusett
    Oftentimes, when police are searching for a suspect of a crime, they will employ an identification procedure.  Identification procedures vary, and can include a photographic array; a lineup (as you might see on TV); or a one-on-one show…
  • Dec 19

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Contempt and Order of Petitioner to Unlock iPhone.

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Affirms Contempt and Order of Petitioner to Unlock iPhone.
    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals recently affirmed an order from the Superior Court holding a petitioner in contempt for refusing to abide by an order to unlock his iPhone following a request from a Middlesex County Grand Jury. A grand jury…
  • May 12

    Massachusetts Habitual Offender Predicates Must Be Separate Incident

    Massachusetts Habitual Offender Predicates Must Be Separate Incident
    In a recent decision in Commonwealth v. Garvey, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court agreed with the defendant that the habitual criminal statute required that the underlying convictions be based on separate incidents of criminal…
Rank this Week: 197

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

San Diego DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI defense, penalties and enforcement measures. By Susan L. Hartman.

http://www.sandiegoduilawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    California Vehicle Code Section 14601.3: Habitual Offender Designation

    California Vehicle Code Section 14601.3: Habitual Offender Designation
    California Vehicle Code Section (VC) 14601.3 states: “It is unlawful for a person whose driving privilege has been suspended or revoked to accumulate a driving record history which results from driving during the period of suspension or…
  • Sep 12

    Arrested For DUI & Now Have A Probation Violation?

    Arrested For DUI & Now Have A Probation Violation?
    Typically, when you are sentenced, and your sentence includes probation, one of the things you are ordered to do is not violate the law. If you are arrested, the arrest itself is not a probation violation. However, what ends up happening, is…
  • May 24

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)

    Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs (DUID): California Vehicle Code Section 23152(e)
    Driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID, is essentially the same as a DUI with alcohol. The code section reads: “It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. “ In essence, the…
Rank this Week: 198

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 211

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 215

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    News Scan

    News Scan
    The Consequences of Sentencing Reform:  Opponents of progressive sentencing, which increases the punishment for repeat offenders, prefer the term "sentencing reform" over the more accurate "sentencing reduction", when discussing schemes…
  • Apr 23

    Simian Selfie Update -- 2018

    Simian Selfie Update -- 2018
    Here is an update, possibly the last, on this very off-topic topic.For those who are not familiar with the story, see this post from January 2016 and the earlier posts linked there....
  • Apr 23

    What Exactly Is a Burglary?

    What Exactly Is a Burglary?
    The U.S. Supreme Court has jumped once more into the question created by habitual criminal laws and the variation in the definitions of crimes across jurisdictions.  The problem is particularly acute for federal courts, because the…
Rank this Week: 298

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Defendant Seeks to Represent Himself in Court

    Defendant Seeks to Represent Himself in Court
    People v. S New York Slip Op. 02286 April 3, 2018 Continue reading
  • Apr 5

    People of the State of New York v A. P., Appellant

    People of the State of New York v A. P., Appellant
    #6179 April 3, 2018 A judgment was originally entered against the defendant on May 31, 2017, convicting him of the charge of aggravated cruelty to animals, including torturing animals. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison, which was…
  • May 29

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont

    Family Court of Dutchess Count...cont
    The legislature further finds and declares that domestic violence is criminal conduct occurring between members of the same family or household which warrants stronger intervention than is presently authorized under New York's laws. The…
Rank this Week: 276

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Apr 20

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million

    Lance Armstrong settles Floyd Landis’ Postal cycling contract case for $5 million
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that former cyclist Lance Armstrong, accused by his former teammate Floyd Landis of doping in violation of a team sponsorship contract with the U.S. Postal Service, had agreed to pay $5 million…
  • Apr 20

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle

    Biotheranostics pays $2 million to settle
    On April 19, the Department of Justice announced that San Diego, California-based Biotheranostics, Inc., had agreed to pay $2 million to resolve civil False Claims Act charges over the company’s breast cancer tests. Biotheranostics Inc.…
  • Apr 16

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement

    Hospital corporation Banner Health pays $18 million in fraud settlement
    On April 12, the Department of Justice announced that Banner Health had agreed to pay $18 million to settle civil allegations, originally brought by a whistleblower, that the company’s Arizona and Colorado hospitals submitted false…
Rank this Week: 262

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Features recent criminal and DUI defense news.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Summertime Crime is a Real Thing

    Summertime Crime is a Real Thing
    “Summertime crime” is a real thing. As more and more people leave town for vacation, burglary rates increase. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail…
  • Apr 12

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question
    Apple recently updated its iOS operating service aid Siri to sexual assault and domestic violence questions she receives from users. Siri and Her Responses for Sexual Assault Questions In March, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study…
  • Apr 12

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question

    Siri Can Now Respond to Sexual Assault Question
    Apple recently updated its iOS operating service aid Siri to sexual assault and domestic violence questions she receives from users. Siri and Her Responses for Sexual Assault Questions In March, JAMA Internal Medicine published a study…
Rank this Week: 306

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/
  • Apr 17

    Ya Think?

    Ya Think?
    In fact, if the severity of the consequences counts when deciding the standard of review, shouldn’t we also take account of the fact that today’s civil laws regularly impose penalties far more severe than those found in many…
  • Mar 14

    Five Fucking Year

    Five Fucking Year
    Five years.      FIVE YEARS.         FIVE YEARS.FIVE FUCKING YEARS!OK, it's really 4 years 9 months and 29 days. But that's a quibble.That's how far into the future they've planned the…
  • Feb 6

    Pardon me?

    Pardon me?
    "Can my sins be pardoned?"That's the sort of question I suppose nearly all of us ask ourselves, or ought to, from time to time.  Obviously so for those who believe in an authority, a deity say, who rewards and punishes according to some…
Rank this Week: 310

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Bronx Community Justice Brings Restorative Practices to the Borough

    Bronx Community Justice Brings Restorative Practices to the Borough
    Community members practice restorative circles at a recent volunteer training.Bronx Community Solutions has collaborated with NYPD and the Bronx District Attorney's Office to create an early arrest, early diversion…
  • Feb 16

    New Drug Treatment Court To Serve High Risk Opioid User

    New Drug Treatment Court To Serve High Risk Opioid User
    Bronx Community Solutions' Project Director, Maria Almonte-Weston, speaks at the OAR press conference alongside Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and Chief Administrative Judge, Hon. Judge George GrassoJanuary 28th - BCS…
  • Nov 9

    Former Clients Lead Town Hall on Police-Community Relation

    Former Clients Lead Town Hall on Police-Community Relation
    written by Serena Tillman, Youth Justice Social Workerformer BCS clients present on police-community relations at the Civilian Complaint Review Board town hall meetingYesterday Bronx Community Solutions' Youth/Young Adult Team and two former…
Rank this Week: 242

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Nicholas A. Borgesano Pleads Guilty to Multimillion Healthcare Fraud

    Nicholas A. Borgesano Pleads Guilty to Multimillion Healthcare Fraud
    Owner and president of a New Port Richey pharmacy, Nicholas A. Borgesano, plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the Middle District of Florida on October 30th, 2017, for being at the center of a multi-million-dollar mediation fraud…
  • Nov 15

    Florida Woman Charged With DUI While Riding A Horse Drunk….

    Florida Woman Charged With DUI While Riding A Horse Drunk….
    On November 4, 2017, Donna Byrne, was seen riding a horse while under the influence of alcohol on a busy highway on Combee Road near North Crystal Road in Lakeland, which is 35 miles east of Tampa.   Byrne was found around 3 PM,…
  • Nov 7

    College Campuses “Handle” Sexual Assault Case

    College Campuses “Handle” Sexual Assault Case
    At the beginning of this year CBS News reported that there were more than 300 open investigations of sexual violence at colleges and universities across the country according to the Department of Education.  They also explained that of…
Rank this Week: 315

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Aug 16

    Lessons From the Courtroom

    Lessons From the Courtroom
    Malcolm Gladwell wrote a great book titled Outliers. The book covered the careers of The Beatles , Bill Gates , and others. The premise of the book is that one does not become an expert until they do something over 10,000 hours. After 22…
  • Aug 8

    Reforms Needed for Davidson County Grand Jury

    Reforms Needed for Davidson County Grand Jury
    The Tennessean has recently published two articles on some questionable practices of the Davidson County. TN. grand jury. A grand jury's main role is to determine if probable cause exists in order to return an indictment. The…
  • Jul 20

    Want 30 Days Jail Credit ? Get a Vasectomy.

    Want 30 Days Jail Credit ? Get a Vasectomy.
    Nashville's News Chanel Five reported yesterday of one Tennessee judge's unusual method to reduce one's jail sentence. White County Tennessee General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield entered a standing court order granting 30 days of jail…
Rank this Week: 288

White Collar Crime News

White Collar Crime News

Covers white collar crime news. By Jef Henninger.

http://whitecollarcrimenews.com
  • Jun 29

    Health care fraud is becoming a major…

    Health care fraud is becoming a major issue.  The FBI has cracked down on health care fraud including but not limited to drug compounding.  Expect many people to be arrested.   If you have received a letter, you need to act…
  • Jun 28

    Conspiracy to steal federal funds attorney

    Conspiracy to steal federal funds attorney
    Conspiracy to steal federal funds has become a very hot topic in New Jersey with the arrests and continuing investigation in Lakewood.  Several people have already been arrested.  Many others appear to be under investigation.…
  • May 21

    Dallas, Texas EUO Lawyer

    Dallas, Texas EUO Lawyer
    Dallas, Texas EUO Lawyers An examination under oath can be both scary and confusing.  You should never go to one alone.  If you have been asked to participate in an examination under oath, otherwise known as an EUO you may have…
Rank this Week: 252

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Calgary Criminal Lawyers' Weekly

Covers current developments of the criminal justice system in Calgary, Alberta. By Michael Bates.

http://calgarycriminallawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?

    What are the real costs of Civil Forfeiture?
    It is easy to put up statistics and make yourself look good and the Alberta Attorney General / Solicitor General, Jonathan Denis, has just had help from the Calgary Herald / Edmonton Journal in a feel-good story about the province's Civil…
  • Aug 19

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker

    Herald Editor Needs Hacker
    Okay, maybe just some diligent fact-finding would do. I say this in response to the recent Herald editorial comment entitled "Impaired Judgment" which discusses the impaired driving sentencing decision of Alberta Provincial Court Judge Anne…
  • Jan 12

    Can I Trust You With My Life?

    Can I Trust You With My Life?
    Dear Sgt. Patrick Webb,As Alberta spokesman for the RCMP, I ask you this question. Can I trust the members of Canada's historic national police service with my life and the lives of my family?I expect that you will deliver an emphatic "Yes,…
Rank this Week: 293

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Apr 24

    Appeal Court Says Judges Cannot Avoid Determinations of Grave Risk of Harm in Hague Convention Case

    Appeal Court Says Judges Cannot Avoid Determinations of Grave Risk of Harm in Hague Convention Case
    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reversed a Hague Convention order that a mother from England must return to England with her two children, failing which her British husband would have custody of their children. (Zafar v. Saiyid (2018)…
  • Apr 17

    Should a Child Have His/Her Own Lawyer in Custody Cases?

    Should a Child Have His/Her Own Lawyer in Custody Cases?
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently answered the question posed above in a case where a father asked the court to appoint a private lawyer for his two children, where he also sought to increase his parenting time with them. (Mader v.…
  • Apr 10

    Professional Who Changes His Career Focus Receives Minimal Spousal Support Relief

    Professional Who Changes His Career Focus Receives Minimal Spousal Support Relief
    In my view the heaviest family litigation traffic amongst aging boomers will be in reviews, variations, and applications to terminate spousal support, based on section 17 of the Divorce Act. The Hepburn case is illustrative of this…
Rank this Week: 432