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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/
  • Sep 21

    D.C. Appeals Court Rules Sting-Ray Devices Unconstitutional

    D.C. Appeals Court Rules Sting-Ray Devices Unconstitutional
    The D.C. Court of Appeals has overturned the convictions of a man named Prince Jones because the police employed a "sting ray" (cell-site simulator) device without a warrant. The opinion is here. We agree with Mr. Jones that the…
  • Sep 21

    Insurers Balk at Republican Health Care Plan

    Insurers Balk at Republican Health Care Plan
    Does anyone not hate the proposed Republican health care bill? Major insurance companies joined the opposition to the bill today. The two major trade groups for insurers, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and America’s Health…
  • Sep 20

    Happy Rosh Hashanah and Open Thread

    Happy Rosh Hashanah and Open Thread
    Today is the beginning of the High Holy Days for those of the Jewish faith. The ten day period begins tonight at sundown with Rosh Hashanah (the new year), and ends in 10 days with Yom Kippur (day of atonement). The customary greeting…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 8

    60 Month Sentence in Pennsylvania Loan Fraud

    60 Month Sentence in Pennsylvania Loan Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Zaki M. Bey, 39, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months in prison. Bey previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit loan and bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud…
  • Sep 8

    Phoenix Family Members Sentenced in FNMA REO Fraud

    Phoenix Family Members Sentenced in FNMA REO Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Daphne Iatridis, 59, and her husband, Arthur Telles, 59, were each sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to forfeit 26 fraudulently purchased properties to the United States. Both had previously…
  • Sep 6

    California Loan Broker Indicted for Wire Fraud

    California Loan Broker Indicted for Wire Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Hooshang Noori, a loan broker who operated Finance for Americans, Corp, doing business as Pacific Realty, Lake Forest, California, was indicted on one count of wire fraud in the Central District of California. According…
Rank this Week: 5

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 13

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: 25

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: 33

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/
  • Sep 21

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.
    I was on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night and he asked me whether Bob Mueller was guilty of "mission creep on a grand scale" by investigating "financial dealings going back some years." Presumably this was a reference…
  • Sep 16

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.

    Second Circuit Chills Joint Defense Communications in U.S. v. Krug.
    In a remarkable opinion issued last Friday in United States v. Krug, the Second Circuit ruled that a courthouse hallway conversation between two co-defendants covered by the same Joint Defense Agreement, and overheard by a third covered…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Sep 22

    TDCJ ends solitary confinement as punishment, and other storie

    TDCJ ends solitary confinement as punishment, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere:TDCJ is ending the use of solitary confinement as punishment, and the number of people in ad-seg overall continues to drop precipitously. "Before…
  • Sep 20

    Texas yet to 'turn the page' on police reform, and other storie

    Texas yet to 'turn the page' on police reform, and other storie
    Lets's clear out Grits' browser tabs with a quick roundup of stories about policing which deserve Grits readers' attention:Texas hasn't 'turned the page' on police reform just yetFirst, The Crime Report had an interview with Texas state…
  • Sep 17

    Reasonably Suspicious: Listen to the podcast, join us for our Launch Party!

    Reasonably Suspicious: Listen to the podcast, join us for our Launch Party!
    After several months of working out the kinks in a soft launch, Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast now is up and running on numerous platforms - iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc..  Please subscribe and give it a…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 5

    Neighbors, provider locked in legal battle over nursing home for inmate

    Neighbors, provider locked in legal battle over nursing home for inmate
    9-5-17 Connecticut: A nursing home for paroled inmates that recently received approval for federal funding is now locked in a legal battle with its neighbors, who argue the facility is hurting their property values and putting their families…
  • Aug 31

    Man Kills Former Neighbor With Ax After Accusing Him Of Sexual Abuse: 'I Killed My Pedophile'

    Man Kills Former Neighbor With Ax After Accusing Him Of Sexual Abuse: 'I Killed My Pedophile'
    8-30-17 Minnesota: A man allegedly murdered his former neighbor on Friday by chopping him up with an ax-like tool known as a splitting maul. Mitchell Edward Hoogenakker, 24, has been arrested for the death of 67-year-old John Gallagher. The…
  • Aug 22

    Rock sheriff's office to share in money from sale of sex offender's home

    Rock sheriff's office to share in money from sale of sex offender's home
    8-23-17 Wisconsin: JANESVILLE -- Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden is scheduled to receive a check Wednesday for $153,660. Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin Jeffrey M. Anderson will present the check,…
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/
  • Sep 22

    Miller on Reciprocal Immunity

    Miller on Reciprocal Immunity
    Colin Miller (University of South Carolina School of Law) has posted Reciprocal Immunity on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A defendant is charged with using extortionate means to collect a loan. Two brothers give statements to the FBI. One…
  • Sep 22

    "Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations"

    "Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations"
    From The New York Times: The rules, a sharp break from the Obama administration’s directives, will now permit colleges and universities to raise their evidence requirements to a “clear and convincing standard” of proof. The Obama…
  • Sep 22

    Holden on Gambling and Virtual Currencie

    Holden on Gambling and Virtual Currencie
    John T. Holden (Florida State University) has posted Trifling and Gambling with Virtual Money (UCLA Entertainment Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Gambling, in particular sports gambling, is one of the most pervasive…
Rank this Week: 49

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
  • Sep 21

    Net Worth Method of Proof: Calculating Income in Divorce Case

    Net Worth Method of Proof: Calculating Income in Divorce Case
    In divorce cases, forensic accountants can use the “net worth method of proof” to calculate income. This is used to search for hidden or unreported income. Rather than simply taking a spouse’s word for it that his or her…
  • Sep 18

    How to Commit Fraud and Get Away With It

    How to Commit Fraud and Get Away With It
    If a fraud is worth committing, it’s worth committing right. A little extra effort in the commission of a fraud can go a long way toward profiting from it as long as possible. Follow these recommended steps to increase your chances of…
  • Sep 14

    Why Women Are Often at a Disadvantage in Divorce

    Why Women Are Often at a Disadvantage in Divorce
    In many divorces, women are at a significant disadvantage, especially when it comes to money. In many marriages, the husband has been the main breadwinner. He often controls the purse strings, and often knows much more about where money has…
Rank this Week: 62

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 22

    Short Take: 1000 Journalists Named Timmy

    Short Take: 1000 Journalists Named Timmy
    We need reporters. Without them, we’re blind as to what’s happening in the world writ large. Or not writ at all, which is the problem. But with dead-tree media dying (if not dead and now searching the nation in search of brains…
  • Sep 22

    The Simple Lawyer’s Guide To Getting Shot

    The Simple Lawyer’s Guide To Getting Shot
    There are many websites providing deep insight into how lawyers can be wildly successful and gain extraordinary wealth by this one cool trick. The Puddle has made a business of it, as a new potential reader is born every minute. For the most…
  • Sep 22

    The Black Student’s Burden In California

    The Black Student’s Burden In California
    In an unsurprising knee-jerk reaction to the DeVos Department of Education’s anticipated undoing of Catherine Lhamon’s radical shift in Title IX campus sex adjudications, California has decided to bring it to kindergartners. At…
Rank this Week: 106

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

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

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

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

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 110

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 115

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: 120

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: 146

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal Lawyers

Covers the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control and its Specially Designated Nationals list. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

https://ofac-sdn-list-removal.com
Rank this Week: 165

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    ...THE BELL TOLLS FOR THEE

    ...THE BELL TOLLS FOR THEE
    TIME PERIODS TOLLED ...film at 11.Supreme Court of FloridaNo. AOSC17-71IN RE: EMERGENCY REQUEST TO EXTEND TIME PERIODS UNDER ALL FLORIDA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUITADMINISTRATIVE ORDERWHEREAS…
  • Sep 20

    END OF DAYS AND WITHER THE KEYS CASES?

    END OF DAYS AND WITHER THE KEYS CASES?
    The End Of Days? We have a false prophet speaking at the league of nations. Item: On Monday a massive earthquake struck Mexico City. In in 1985, on the exact same day, a massive earthquake struck Mexico City. Item: In the last…
  • Sep 15

    CRIMINAL COURT SCHEDULE - WEEK OF 9/18/17

    CRIMINAL COURT SCHEDULE - WEEK OF 9/18/17
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:CRIMINAL COURT SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 .....Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, Judge Sayfie, has issued the following information as to what we can expect to take place at the GJB next…
Rank this Week: 171

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Sep 6

    List of Harris County Jail Inmates Entitled to Immediate Release

    List of Harris County Jail Inmates Entitled to Immediate Release
    Article 17.151 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure provides: A defendant who is detained in jail pending trial of an accusation against him must be released either on personal bond or by reducing the amount of bail required, if [...]
  • Aug 14

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …

    The masochist says “Beat me!” …
    … and the sadist says “No.” It is hard not to pay attention to people who are screaming for your attention. It’s hard to manage your own attention in the best of circumstances; sages have for thousands of years been…
  • Jul 8

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly

    Such an Alpha, He Even Piddles Himself Dominantly
    “Trump ‘won’ Putin handshake: body-language expert.” Erm. No. Submissive dogs reveal their throats. Humans show their palms. . . . . The opposite of the dominant handshake is to offer your hand with the palm facing…
Rank this Week: 194

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: 197

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/
  • Sep 21

    Final Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

    Final Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking
    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.,…
  • Sep 21

    Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

    Update: Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking
    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.,…
  • Sep 21

    Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking

    Crash Eastbound On I84 Near Black Canyon Blocking
    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: 204

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 214

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Sep 21

    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search

    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search
    A cop needs probable cause to say s/he will search a suspect or the suspect's property. If the suspect responds by consenting to a search, handing over contraband or telling where the contraband will be found, the Defendant may still…
  • Sep 19

    How to remain powerfully calm on the road to courtroom victory

    How to remain powerfully calm on the road to courtroom victory
    No matter how often I discuss techniques for remaining powerfully calm on the way to courtroom victory, the topic needs to be revisited and crystallized occasionally. I still have some clients who tell me about the sleep they lose…
  • Sep 15

    Arrested undocumented & deportable people make ICE’s job easier

    Arrested undocumented & deportable people make ICE’s job easier
    Arrested undocumented and deportable people make ICE's deportation job easier, because jail authorities in Virginia and beyond give access to immigration authorities about non-United States citizen detainees. The post Arrested undocumented…
Rank this Week: 216

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: 218

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: 230

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Sep 19

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP

    Alaska settles with DOJ over alleged false claims in SNAP
    On September 18, the Department of Justice announced a settlement with the state of Alaska over its use of federal nutrition assistance funds. According to DOJ’s press release: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS)…
  • Sep 13

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation

    New York city hospital firm pays $4 million for alleged Stark Law violation
    On September 13, the Department of Justice announced that New York city-based MediSys Health Network, Inc., has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s suit alleging Stark Law violations for $4 million. According to DOJ’s press…
  • Sep 11

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit

    Chain of South Carolina family practice clinics settles whistleblower’s lawsuit
    A chain of family practice clinics in South Carolina, and related individuals and companies, have agreed to pay $2 million to settle a whistleblower’s civil fraud lawsuit, the Department of Justice announced on September 11. According…
Rank this Week: 243

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
  • Sep 20

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity

    Limitations on the Business Case for Diversity
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available on SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickThose working in antidiscrimination law are well-versed in the central role that the…
Rank this Week: 258

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Browning v. Baker, No. 15-99002…

    Browning v. Baker, No. 15-99002 (9-20-17)(Gould w/Wardlaw; dissent by Callahan).  The 9th gave habeas relief in this Nevada capital matter. The 9th found that in a prosecution for a robbery and murder in a Las Vegas jewelry store, the…
  • Sep 17

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Seals the Deal - Doe and Closed Dockets for 5K Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Ninth Seals the Deal - Doe and Closed Dockets for 5K Sentencing
      “Snitches get stitchessealed dockets.” United States v. John Doe, 2017 WL 3996799 (9thCir. Sept. 12, 2017), opinion available here. Players: Decision by Judge Christen, (mostly) joined by Judge Watford and DJ…
  • Sep 15

    US v. Hernandez Martinez, No. 17-50026…

    US v. Hernandez Martinez, No. 17-50026 (9-15-17)(Ikuta w/Fletcher & Barker).  This is a significant 1326 sentencing case under the 2016 amended  2L1.2 guidelines.  The 9th holds that the enhancement for 2L1.2(b)(2)(B) will…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Sep 1

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston

    A Different Harvey Descends On Houston
    In 2013, Matt Harvey emerged as one of the great young pitchers in baseball -- a dynamic force who appeared on his way to becoming one of the most exciting players in Met history. Every one of his starts was…
  • Aug 31

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein

    An Open Letter To Senator Feinstein
    Dear Senator Feinstein:I am outraged by your recent comments at a Commonwealth Club event in San Francisco urging patience for Donald Trump.  You note that it has only been eight months since he took office, and that we should wait…
  • Aug 29

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation

    Principled Republicans Just Want A Kinder, Gentler White Christian Nation
    Don't get me wrong.  I welcome the condemnation of the malevolent orange shit-gibbon from many sides.  It is admirable that conservatives are (finally) speaking out about his mental and moral unfitness and against…
Rank this Week: 272

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 21

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse

    First Degree Perjury, Attempt to Influence a Public Servant and Tracing IP Addresse
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Colorado Court of Appeals – Division III: People v. Garrison, 2017 WL 3431820 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that thecommon knowledge and experience of an ordinary person…
  • Sep 15

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”

    The Judge, the Email and “Violating a Criminal Protection Order”
    This post examines an opinion issued by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado: People v. Lesuer, 2017 WL 3588713. The opinion begins by explaining that thePresiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties'…
Rank this Week: 275

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 22

    Shouting Down Jim Comey

    Shouting Down Jim Comey
    Readers may remember my mentioning that Jim Comey and I were AUSA's together in the Nineties.  I have a high regard for his integrity, even while questioning his judgment and effectiveness in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's…
  • Sep 22

    A Black Life that Didn't Matter

    A Black Life that Didn't Matter
    The Washington Post reports (emphasis added):Zaire Kelly was returning home from a college prep course and was less than 300 feet from his front door when authorities said a man tried to rob him along a footpath in a small park...
  • Sep 22

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Court Denies Murderer's Appeal:  After nearly ten years of review, a county judge in Colorado has rejected the appeal of triple-murderer Sir Mario Owens.  John Ingold of the Denver Post reports that while the judge, in a 1,343-page…
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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…
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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…
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Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Sep 19

    Cryptocurrencies: Are They Securities?

    Cryptocurrencies: Are They Securities?
    Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, have been in the news a lot lately, but many people still don’t know what they are—or whether they’re regulated.  Here’s a quick rundown. What Are Cryptocurrencies?…
  • Sep 13

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Covered Class Actions May Be Litigated in State Court

    Supreme Court to Decide Whether Covered Class Actions May Be Litigated in State Court
    As the beginning of the next US Supreme Court term nears, one case in particular has caught our attention, as the question presented asks whether state courts have jurisdiction over certain securities class actions. The case before the…
  • Aug 31

    “It’s Complicated:” The Evolving Case Law on How Relationships Impact Insider Trading Liability

    “It’s Complicated:” The Evolving Case Law on How Relationships Impact Insider Trading Liability
    Last Wednesday, former SAC Capital Advisors manager Mathew Martoma lost a bid to overturn his 2014 insider trading conviction in the Second Circuit.  United States v. Martoma, No. 14-3599, 2017 WL 3611518 (2d Cir. Aug. 23, 2017). …
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • Aug 25

    No Winner

    No Winner
    There is so much about which to cry.CharlottesvilleBarcelonaSyria  We might quote Tacitus.They make a desolation and call it peace.It's easy to hate in response.Other things are hard.  Hard to draw strength and inspiration from the…
  • Jul 24

    The Nooses Tighten

    The Nooses Tighten
    As I type this, it is a little after 1 in the morning in Ohio.  In just under 9 hours, Ron Phillips will be killed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.The killers will be a group of prison guards.  It's duty…
  • Jul 22

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose

    And It's Wikipedia by a Noose
    They plan to kill TaiChin Preyor Thursday.It's not all that surprising.  We're talking Texas, after all.  And while executions are fewer these days than just a few years ago, well . . . .  We're talking Texas, after…
Rank this Week: 342

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    When is “Sexting” a Crime in Massachusetts?

    When is “Sexting” a Crime in Massachusetts?
    Most people have heard the term sexting by now. It’s a play-on-words, combining “sex” and “texting” to refer to sending and receiving lewd or suggestive images via smart phone or another electronic device. When…
  • Sep 22

    The Punishment for the Crime of Arson in Massachusett

    The Punishment for the Crime of Arson in Massachusett
    In the past, arson referred to the crime of burning someone else’s home or property while the structure was occupied. It was intended to protect the lives of anyone who happened to be inside the burning structure. However, the modern…
  • Sep 18

    Charged with Stalking in MA? – Here’s What you Need to Know.

    Charged with Stalking in MA? – Here’s What you Need to Know.
    Stalking and harassment crimes generally involve two people who know each other, often intimately. For this reason, when a person is facing charges for stalking or criminal harassment, he may have been unaware that his behavior had crossed…
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Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

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

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

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

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

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

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

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 363

justcrim

justcrim

Covers capital punishment and criminal law news and resources. By Brian Williams.

http://justcrim.typepad.com/deathpenalty/
  • Dec 20

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post

    Visit justcrim.wordpress.com for current post
    C'est la vie justcrim @ Wordpress.com is free ...
  • Dec 18

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube

    Hallelujah - The Voice (Tribute to victims with Leonard Cohens) - YouTube
    The coaches and artists pay tribute to the Connecticut shooting victims with Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Christina Aguilera , Adam Levine & more ... December 17 , 2012. Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., The…
  • Dec 17

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker

    Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker
    Then there were—many more, in fact—and when the latest and worst one happened, in Aurora, I (and many others) said, this time in a tone of despair, that nothing had changed. And I (and many others) predicted that it would...
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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/
  • Sep 22

    California Moves to Protect Immigrants in Court

    California Moves to Protect Immigrants in Court
    Earlier this year, under President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began keeping a watchful eye on people coming in and out of courthouses, seizing an opportunity to detain…
  • Sep 13

    California Could Copy Kentucky to Overhaul Bail System

    California Could Copy Kentucky to Overhaul Bail System
    After you are arrested, the court will typically assign bail. Bail is a monetary payment made by the defendant in order to be released from custody while the case is pending. The money is held by the court as a way to ensure the defendant…
  • Sep 13

    What We Learned from the 2016 California State Crime Report

    What We Learned from the 2016 California State Crime Report
    The California Department of Justice recently released its annual report on crimes. For the year 2016, several notable trends were spotted. Here is a look at some of the important statistics in the report. Violent Crime Increased for the…
Rank this Week: 381

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Michigan drug crimes and drunk driving. By Attorney Jeffrey J. Randa.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Michigan Driver’s License Clearance – Appealing a Denied Administrative Review

    Michigan Driver’s License Clearance – Appealing a Denied Administrative Review
    As a Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer who handles a ton of out-of-state clearance cases, I want to use this article to look at how you can appeal after you’ve lost a “do-it-yourself” administrative review…
  • Sep 11

    The 3 Rules of Michigan Criminal and DUI Cases: Location, Location, and Location

    The 3 Rules of Michigan Criminal and DUI Cases: Location, Location, and Location
    The location of your criminal or DUI case is one of the most important factors in determining how it will turn out, and what will (and will not) happen to you. As a local, greater Detroit-area criminal and DUI lawyer, the very first question…
  • Sep 8

    Bond and Probation Violations for Alcohol and drug Testing in Michigan DUI Case

    Bond and Probation Violations for Alcohol and drug Testing in Michigan DUI Case
    In my role as a Michigan DUI lawyer who concentrates his drinking and driving practice in the Metro-Detroit area (meaning Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties), I have published hundreds of informational articles about every facet of the DUI…
Rank this Week: 383

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 387

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)
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Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutors Are Now Making Sex For a Fee Cases More Difficult to Defend

    Prosecutors Are Now Making Sex For a Fee Cases More Difficult to Defend
    Sex For a Fee Massachusetts In Massachusetts, soliciting a prostitute or the act of prostitution is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 53A. The statute has a variety of subsections that make a conviction for this crime punishable by up to ten…
  • May 23

    Domestic Assault and Battery in Massachusetts Involving Non-Citizens and the Risk of Being Deported

    Domestic Assault and Battery in Massachusetts Involving Non-Citizens and the Risk of Being Deported
    Domestic Assault and Battery and Deportation Any experienced criminal defense attorney will tell you that if you charged with domestic assault and battery and you are not a citizen you are at risk of being deported. That risk has increased…
  • Apr 3

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction

    Illegal Search and Seizure Results in Reversal of Gun Possession Conviction
    We Fight Illegal Search and Seizure At a hearing on a motion to suppress an illegal search and seizure, a Boston police officer testified about responding to a radio broadcast for someone wanted in connection with a domestic assault and…
Rank this Week: 417

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: 442

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: 454

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
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