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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: 3

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • 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: 24

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • 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: 32

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 51

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: 53

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: 62

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: 79

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: 80

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: 87

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: 90

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: 104

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: 115

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: 110

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 118

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: 129

Grace Case

Grace Case

Covers the U.S. v. W.R. Grace criminal prosecution. By the University of Montana School of Law and the School of Journalism.

http://archive.umt.edu/gracecase/
  • May 28

    Week 2 Wrap-Up

    Week 2 Wrap-Up
    This week, both the U.S. Government and Defense counsel for W.R. Grace and individual defendents layed out their case in opening statements. EPA On-Site Coordinator Paul Peronard was introduced, examined and cross-exaimined after Molloy…
  • May 19

    UM students from Libby split on verdict

    UM students from Libby split on verdict
    MISSOULA (May 18, 2009) –  Not guilty. To Danielle Bundrock, a University of Montana senior, the verdicts sounded a lot like, “No justice.”
  • May 19

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident

    Verdict is justice deferred for many Libby resident
    LIBBY (May 10, 2009) — The environmental criminal inquiry into the most sprawling industrial disaster in U.S. history ended in the failed prosecution of a company charged with poisoning a small Montana town. Some residents of the town say…
Rank this Week: 136

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: 152

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: 158

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: 155

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: 168

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: 205

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 211

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: 234

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Top UF Official Accused of Stealing Over $180K From University

    Top UF Official Accused of Stealing Over $180K From University
    A top University of Florida housing official has been charged with stealing more than $180,000 to buy $16,000 worth of lunches, nearly $45,000 in furniture and $37,000 more in electronics, a report shows. The 41-year-old senior director of UF…
  • Sep 13

    Nashville Woman Accused of Shooting Homeless Man after He Asked Her to Move Her Porsche

    Nashville Woman Accused of Shooting Homeless Man after He Asked Her to Move Her Porsche
    A woman was arrested and charged in the attempted murder of a homeless man in Nashville. Police claim the 26-year-old allegedly shot a 54-year-old homeless man Aug. 26 near Music Row. The man was critically wounded and is being treated at…
  • Aug 23

    Jupiter Doctor Accused of Practicing Medicine Without License

    Jupiter Doctor Accused of Practicing Medicine Without License
    A Jupiter man’s license to practice medicine was suspended in 2015 after he was allegedly found dispensing powerful pain medications to drug addicts, patients with mental-health issues and, in one case, a “morbidly obese”…
Rank this Week: 241

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Sep 6

    Private Enforcement

    Private Enforcement
    Recently, the Environmental Integrity Project issued report that used a review of federal records to document a significant decline in environmental enforcement during the first six months of the Trump Administration. Is there a commitment to…
  • Aug 29

    Third Party Payments and Supplemental Environmental Projects Under Scrutiny

    Third Party Payments and Supplemental Environmental Projects Under Scrutiny
    On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (“Sessions Memo”) issued his memorandum that stated that the USDOJ will no longer agree to settlements that include “payments” by a defendant to a third party…
  • Jul 7

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act

    The Status of the “Oops” Defense under the Endangered Species Act
    The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) makes it a crime to “knowingly” violate the statute. “Any person who knowingly violates any provision of this Act, of any permit or certificate issued hereunder, or of any…
Rank this Week: 218

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

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

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 237

California Attorneys Representing…

California Attorneys Representing Licensed, Regulated And Other Professionals

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

http://greenandassociates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 222

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Birmingham Criminal Defense Blog

Covers Alabama criminal law and procedure, including DUI,, theft crimes, and violent crimes. By Steven D. Eversole.

http://www.criminal-defense-attorney.info/
  • Nov 10

    Understanding the Basics of Alabama Probation

    Understanding the Basics of Alabama Probation
    It is no secret that the prison system in America is overcrowded, and there are many cases where an experienced Alabama criminal attorney can successfully work with Alabamans that have been charged with crimes to avoid conviction. However, in…
  • Nov 7

    Understanding the Basics of Alabama Domestic Violence Law

    Understanding the Basics of Alabama Domestic Violence Law
    Alabama domestic violence charges are typically misdemeanor charges depending on the severity of the action. However, even as a misdemeanor, courts usually take domestic violence charges very seriously and these types of charges can have a…
  • Nov 4

    Legislation Could Change How Alabama Teens Are Tried in Court

    Legislation Could Change How Alabama Teens Are Tried in Court
    Current Alabama law §12-15-204 requires teens that are 16 or 17 years old to be tried as adults in an Alabama court when they are facing serious Alabama criminal charges. Crimes qualifying a 16- or 17-year-old to be tried as an adult in…
Rank this Week: 224

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: 266

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: 307

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: 298

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: 296

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: 363

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: 329

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

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

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 351

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    Chicago DUI Law Blog: Chicago DUI lawyer comments on Tiger Woods' no-alcohol-DUI

    Chicago DUI Law Blog: Chicago DUI lawyer comments on Tiger Woods' no-alcohol-DUI
    This Chicago DUI attorney is not alone in experiencing déjà vu.Mr. Woods was arrested over the holiday weekend. This time, it appears he is being charged with DUI.I spoke to my mum today about these issues. Yes. You can be…
  • Mar 2

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on License Suspensions for DUI Arrest
    This Chicago DUI attorney has posted here and hereabout having your driving privileges taken away before you ever have your first day in court.  From the Chicago Tribune:Bureaucratic mix-ups have let thousands of drunken drivers…
  • Jan 19

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday

    Chicago DUI Lawyer's Thoughts on Martin Luther King's Holiday
    My Dear Friends,I have already posted my thoughts over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog on this subject.  There is always something you can do today.-- PaxContinue reading over at Chicago Criminal Law Blog
Rank this Week: 384

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Phoenix Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal cases and news. By Law Office of Vladimir Gagic PLLC.

http://www.phoenixcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 11

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?

    Are Field Sobriety Tests in DUI cops use Junk Science?
    In 2012, Arizona courts incorporated federal rule of evidence 702, which codified the United Supreme Court's Daubert decision. The current Arizona Rule 702 reads: A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience,…
  • Dec 26

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...

    Selling Marijuana on Craigslist is a bad idea...
    If someone has an Arizona medical marijuana card but has more marijuana than the card allows, will the police charge the person with possession for just the marijuana that is over the legal limit or will all the marijuana in the person's…
  • Dec 12

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension

    Arizona Underage DUI and Driver's License Suspension
    What happens to someone who under 18 and is charged with a DUI? Because the person is under 18 years old at the time of the offense, the person will go to juvenile court and not be tried as an adult, right? How long will the driver lose their…
Rank this Week: 342

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: 414

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
  • Sep 20

    Convictions of Police Officers Indicted for Fatal Shootings Rare

    Convictions of Police Officers Indicted for Fatal Shootings Rare
    Some of the facts in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith in December 2011 by former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley are not in dispute.   On December 20, 2011, Stockley and his partner Brian Bianchi witnessed a… The…
  • Sep 17

    Muslims Wrongfully Placed on Terrorist Selectee List Can’t Sue

    Muslims Wrongfully Placed on Terrorist Selectee List Can’t Sue
    The Terrorism Screening Center (TSC) is a multi-agency center created in 2003 in the wake of 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. The TSC is administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation which is part… The…
  • Sep 16

    Appeals Court Reverses Mandatory Sentence for Sex Offender

    Appeals Court Reverses Mandatory Sentence for Sex Offender
    According to a January 2017 report by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the number of federal offenders serving a period of supervised release—post-prison community monitoring similar to state parole supervision—reached an all-time high…
Rank this Week: 411

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Sep 15

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online

    How to Pay Your Virginia Traffic Ticket Online
    Looking to pay your Virginia traffic ticket online? If so, you may have already come across this page on the Virginia Judicial System website. Needless to say, the Commonwealth does exactly make the process intuitive. In an attempt to…
  • Aug 31

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse

    What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buse
    © marketing for Andrew Flusche, 2017. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post What You Need to Know About School Zones and Buses appeared first on Andrew Flusche.
  • Aug 14

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?

    Eluding the Police in Virginia – Is it a Felony?
    Eluding the police is a crime in Virginia, but exactly what type of crime and what punishment you may be looking at will depend upon the specifics facts of your case. Eluding law Virginia law lays out the basic standard and punishments for…
Rank this Week: 404

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: 456

White Collar Crime in Georgia

White Collar Crime in Georgia

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

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

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

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

    AMERICAN JURY TRIALS

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

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

    Former T.V. Infomercial King, Kevin Trudeau, Sentenced to Ten Year
    [Photo of Kevin Trudeau from Wikipedia]     Did you hear the news about the sentencing of former television informercial spokesman Kevin Trudeau?  According to published news reports, Trudeau has beensentenced to…
Rank this Week: 460

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 408

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog

New York Criminal Attorney Blog covers DWI/DWAI, traffic violations, gun crimes, weapon crimes, prostitution, and other criminal offenses. By New York attorneys, Tilem & Associates.

http://www.newyorkcriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 554