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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/
  • Dec 8

    Reuters: Repubs.May Cut Up to $28 Billion in Medicare If Tax Bill Passe

    Reuters: Repubs.May Cut Up to $28 Billion in Medicare If Tax Bill Passe
    Republicans voters are so clueless and gullible. They actually believe tax cuts for the wealthy will trickle down to them, that Medicare is an entitlement program. They also don't care that their leaders talk out of both sides of their…
  • Dec 8

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    I'm sure there's news to discuss today. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dec 7

    Al Franken Resign

    Al Franken Resign
    Democrats just shot themselves in the foot. After his fellow Congresspersons began calling on Al Franken to resign, Al Franken has done just that. What a loss from a policy perspective it. It reminds me of the old adage, "one cannot…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sentence in Modification Fraud

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

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud

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

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case

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

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Child molester's death at Shelton prison investigated as homicide

    Child molester's death at Shelton prison investigated as homicide
    11-22-17 Washington: OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 57-year-old man serving a life sentence for child molestation at the Washington Corrections Center near Shelton died over the weekend and police are investigating it as an apparent…
  • Nov 19

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

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

    Accused child molester plunges to death trying to escape angry parent

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

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: 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
  • Dec 11

    Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Consumer

    Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Consumer
    Now is the time when everyone scrambles to get their tax situation in order. There are some tax moves you should make BEFORE the end of the year, so act now. I was interviewed in 2008 on CNBC about year-end tax planning. The advice is still…
  • Dec 8

    Lack of Retail Sales in MLM

    Lack of Retail Sales in MLM
    When someone introduces you to multi-level marketing (MLM), they are likely talking to you about the sales aspect of the company. They are talking about the fabulous product (maybe even about how it “sells itself”) and they are…
  • Dec 6

    Calculating Business Interruption Claim

    Calculating Business Interruption Claim
    Tracy walks through the process of calculating a business interruption insurance claim, also called a business income loss. When a company is unable to operate for a period of time due to a covered loss (a fire, for example), its insurance…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 34

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/
  • Dec 11

    Wheeler et al. on Attitudes Toward Police

    Wheeler et al. on Attitudes Toward Police
    Andrew Palmer Wheeler, Jasmine Silver, Robert E Worden and Sarah J McLean (University of Texas at Dallas - School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, State University of New York (SUNY) - School of Criminal Justice, John F. Finn…
  • Dec 10

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. The Idea of 'The Criminal Justice System' Sara Mayeux Vanderbilt University - Law School Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 259 2. The Challenges of Prediction: Lessons from Criminal…
  • Dec 9

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Yesterday's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Koons v. United States: Whether a defendant who is subject to a statutory mandatory minimum sentence, but who substantially assisted the government and received a sentence below…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 52

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: 56

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Dec 4

    CCA: Parole board cannot be made to follow statute

    CCA: Parole board cannot be made to follow statute
    What a difference a year makes. In 2016, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously ruled in Ex Parte Antonio Sepeda that habeas corpus writs were the "proper remedy" to compel the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to comply with state…
  • Dec 1

    What next after TJJD's Gainesville scandal?

    What next after TJJD's Gainesville scandal?
    In the wake of recent sex-abuse allegations at the Gainesville State School, the Dallas Morning News editorial board recommended closing Texas' five remaining youth prisons. But they didn't really address what should happen with the…
  • Nov 30

    Police unions, the media, and me ... and other storie

    Police unions, the media, and me ... and other storie
    Grits fell ill at the end of the holiday weekend, am only now really back on my feet, and find myself in a desperate need to clear my browser tabs. So, y'all get a roundup of all the stuff I don't have time to blog about right now.Police…
Rank this Week: 93

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Dec 11

    Kopf: A Short Take On A Coincidence

    Kopf: A Short Take On A Coincidence
    Albert Einstein (just call him “Al”[i]) is reputed to have said a lot of catchy things. One of them is this: Keeping in mind what Al said, I write about Senator Chuck Grassley and Judge Alex Kozinski. Because it tickles me, I…
  • Dec 11

    #DefameMeToo

    #DefameMeToo
    With women empowered to reveal those matters from their past by the many who have dredged up the offenses, large and small, real, perceived or imagined, provable or not, names are being dragged through the mud without opportunity to…
  • Dec 11

    Under A Bad Sign

    Under A Bad Sign
    The idea was still somewhat novel when Garrett Morris popularized it on national TV, but it was well past time when hearing people realized that with one remarkably easy addition, hearing-impaired people could enjoy news and public…
Rank this Week: 96

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 110

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 8

    Government Wins DACA Skirmish

    Government Wins DACA Skirmish
    The Government won a preliminary skirmish in the Supreme Court in the battle over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  In the case of In re United States, et al., No. 17A570, the high court ordered:The application…
  • Dec 8

    SCOTUS Takes Up New Criminal Case

    SCOTUS Takes Up New Criminal Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a short orders list taking up for full merits briefing and argument     criminal cases:17-155 Hughes v. United States:  Sentence reduction due to retroactive amendment to the…
  • Dec 8

    The Role and Impact of Nationwide Injunctions by District Court

    The Role and Impact of Nationwide Injunctions by District Court
    Sam Bray at the Volokh Conspiracy has this post on developments in this area.  He links to this page on the House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet with video of a hearing held on November 30...
Rank this Week: 118

Crimen Digital

Crimen Digital

Podcast sobre cómputo forense, seguridad en Internet y todo lo relacionado con el cibercrimen.

http://www.crimendigital.com/
  • May 11

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015

    Gana entradas gratis Campus Party México 2015
    Se acerca una nueva edición de Campus Party en México, y en esta edición 2015 nuestro podstar Andrés Velázquez se presentará en dicho evento, con la conferencia magistral “Investigaciones…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
  • Nov 30

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing

    051. Seguridad y Forense del Cloud Computing
    Bienvenidos de vuelta! Excelentes noticias del curso del SANS Institute sobre Forense FOR 408 en México…. Gracias a Luis Javier Pérez (@astrohack) por estar de nuevo con nosotros! LO NUEVO Seguridad y Forense del Cloud…
Rank this Week: 121

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: 122

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/
  • Dec 8

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Clarence Thomas' Wife Gives Award To Man Who Tried To Discredit Sexual Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore At Trump Hotel

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Clarence Thomas' Wife Gives Award To Man Who Tried To Discredit Sexual Assault Allegations Against Roy Moore At Trump Hotel
    James O'Keefe's most recent stunt attempted to discredit the Washington Post's credible reporting on Roy Moore's sexual improprieties with underage girls.  O'Keefe hoped to show the Post was promoting fake news about Moore by…
  • Nov 20

    The Reckoning: Clinton & Franken Versus Trump & Moore

    The Reckoning: Clinton & Franken Versus Trump & Moore
    Sexual misconduct does not have a party affiliation.  It is all about power, and white men -- Democrat and Republican -- have long wielded it. So, at this moment when women are finally feeling empowered to speak out, they are speaking…
  • Nov 17

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran

    Muchas Gracias, Carlos Beltran
    "I am blessed to have played this game for 20 years.  I am blessed to have played for so many great organizations. I am blessed to have shared all of my experiences with my wife and my three kids, my family and friends. To have so…
Rank this Week: 131

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 155

Arbitrary and Capricious

Arbitrary and Capricious

Covers criminal law.

http://skellywright.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 152

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: 156

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/
  • Dec 8

    The Next Potential Bombshell: Associate Deputy AG Ohr Met With Steele and Simpson.

    The Next Potential Bombshell: Associate Deputy AG Ohr Met With Steele and Simpson.
    James Rosen of Fox News reported last night that recently removed Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr (an Obama holdover) met during the 2016 Presidential campaign with Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele and shortly after the…
  • Dec 5

    "Follow the Money"

    "Follow the Money"
    Philip Ewing, NPR, Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump Arno Schuetze, Nathan Layne, Reuters, Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: source Russ Choma & Andy Kroll, Mother Jones,…
  • Dec 4

    Point of Personal Privilege: Can the President Obstruct Justice? Yes and No.

    Point of Personal Privilege: Can the President Obstruct Justice? Yes and No.
    First, let's look at the precise words attributed to the President's outside counsel John Dowd in Axios: "The President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has…
Rank this Week: 166

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: 164

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 161

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Fourth Amendment bars ordering a suspect’s erection – Fairfax criminal atty

    Fourth Amendment bars ordering a suspect’s erection – Fairfax criminal atty
    Fortunately, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has this month confirmed that the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution bars ordering a male criminal suspect to produce an erection. The post Fourth…
  • Dec 6

    DUI convictions & public intoxication convictions bring immigration risk

    DUI convictions & public intoxication convictions bring immigration risk
    DUI convictions (see here) & public intoxication convictions (see here) bring immigration risks for those who are not United States citizens, at least for those with multiple alcohol-related convictions. The post DUI convictions &…
  • Dec 3

    Northern Virginia DUI lawyer urges fighting such charges tooth and nail

    Northern Virginia DUI lawyer urges fighting such charges tooth and nail
    Virginia DUI charges should be fought tooth and nail by people charged with such offenses. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know the fallout from a DUI conviction, including loss of liberty through possible jail time and through probation…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Sep 25

    OUI Marijuana and Field Sobriety Tests, Commonwealth v. Gerhardt

    OUI Marijuana and Field Sobriety Tests, Commonwealth v. Gerhardt
    OUI Marijuana On September 19, 2017 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided the case of Commonwealth v. Gerhardt, SJC – 11967. This dealt with the admissibility of field sobriety tests as they relate to operating a motor…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 195

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: 193

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/
  • Dec 11

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    A Prescription for Overcoming Gender Inequity in Complex Litigation: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    Brooke D. Coleman, A Legal Fempire?: Women in Complex Civil Litigation, 93 Ind. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Suzette M. MalveauxIf ever there was a right time to discuss gender inequity in the legal profession, it is now. With a…
  • Dec 8

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy

    Protective Legislation and Its Critics: an Enduring Legacy
    Nancy Woloch, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s (2015).Joseph SlaterWhile some readers may already know this work, legal academics do not always keep up with monographs that focus on history. So, I…
  • Dec 7

    Strict Compliance and Wills Act Formalitie

    Strict Compliance and Wills Act Formalitie
    Peter T. Wendel, Wills Act Compliance and the Harmless Error Approach: Flawed Narrative Equals Flawed Analysis?, 95 Oregon L. Rev. 337 (2017).Camille DavidsonIn the law of Wills, the testator’s intent is of upmost…
Rank this Week: 222

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: 225

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/
  • Dec 10

    Fatality Crash I90 milepost 34.5

    Fatality Crash I90 milepost 34.5
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Dec 9

    Two Vehicle Fatality Crash on State Highway 33

    Two Vehicle Fatality Crash on State Highway 33
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Dec 9

    Fatality Crash near Arimo

    Fatality Crash near Arimo
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5255 S. 5th Avenue, Suite 2 Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 252

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/
  • Dec 4

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word

    These Are the Saddest of Possible Word
    From Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man:Cease then, nor Order imperfection name:Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.Know thy own point: this kind, this due degreeOf blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.Submit.–In this, or any…
  • Nov 26

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
    Return with us now to the thrilling days of yesteryear when (OK, if you're old enough to know how the rest goes and yearn for it, you'll be disappointed) . . . when blawggers talked to each other on their blawgs.Over at Simple Justice this…
  • Nov 15

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

    On Victims and Killers and Survivors. On Life and Death. On Forgiveness.
    Lexington, Kentucky.  April.  2015.  An apartment complex.  Salahuddin Jitmoud delivering a pizza. Well, not exactly.  Exactly, Jitmoud was delivering his life (so the cops and courts said) to 3 men who were…
Rank this Week: 276

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: 282

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: 278

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    HO HO HO

    HO HO HO
    Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada just named a woman to Canada's Supreme Court. Is it me, or do the Justices all look like Santa Claus? I mean, if you're Canada, and you're closer to the North Pole than the US, do you really want to dress…
  • Dec 9

    CARDONA TO WRAP UP AND JUDGES ON THE MOVE

    CARDONA TO WRAP UP AND JUDGES ON THE MOVE
    The Cardona case moved along  this past week, with a read back of the late Dr. Hyma's testimony as the medical examiner on the case. Up Monday: Dr Death herself: Chief ME Emma Lew will also testify. It's worth a look for a young lawyer,…
  • Dec 7

    The President Can/ Cannot Be Charged With Obstruction

    The President Can/ Cannot Be Charged With Obstruction
    Here's a first: A blogger debate. Millennial Me will defend the position the president  committed obstruction of justice. Rumpole, as an intellectual exercise will take the other side. Rumpole goes first*:R: The President is…
Rank this Week: 311

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 2

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 2
    In part 1 of this article, we began our examination of how and why a person facing an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) charge may want to – or be required to – evaluate his or her drinking.  In this second part, we’ll…
  • Dec 4

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 1

    Facing a Michigan DUI – Has your Drinking Become a Problem? – Part 1
    At some point after you pick up a DUI, and even if it’s your 1st offense, you’re going to have to think about your drinking.  In this article, I want to examine the issue of drinking, and when a person’s relationship to…
  • Dec 1

    Legal Fee Schedule in Michigan Criminal, Driver’s License Restoration and DUI Case

    Legal Fee Schedule in Michigan Criminal, Driver’s License Restoration and DUI Case
    As much as I hate having to increase my fees, and like the idea of writing about it even less, as the lawyer I am, I believe that not being clear and upfront about costs is a huge red flag. Almost since I launched my first website over 10…
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Nov 29

    Two South Florida Women Arrested at Aventura Mall in Credit Card Fraud Case

    Two South Florida Women Arrested at Aventura Mall in Credit Card Fraud Case
    Police arrested two women on Monday at the Aventura Mall who are accused of trying to buy thousand of dollars’ worth of designer goods with stolen credit cards. Aventura police said the women, 31 and 52, allegedly stole five credit…
  • Nov 28

    Florida Crime Down in First Half of 2017

    Florida Crime Down in First Half of 2017
    Crime fell across Florida in the first half of 2017, according to the Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. While there were more than 6,000 fewer crimes reported in Florida in the first sixth months…
  • Oct 24

    2 Arrested in Hernando County for Credit Card Fraud

    2 Arrested in Hernando County for Credit Card Fraud
    Two people have been arrested in Hernando County and are facing multiple fraud and drug charges in connection with an alleged credit card fraud scheme. The pair have been booked into the Hernando County Jail. A detective with the Hernando…
Rank this Week: 322

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: 309

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

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

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

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

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

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 310

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: 356

Potter Law Offices Blog

Potter Law Offices Blog

Covers felonies, casino markers, murder, manslaughter, arson and other criminal conduct.

http://pottercriminaldefense.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    You Need an Attorney If You’ve Been Charged with a Las Vegas DUI

    You Need an Attorney If You’ve Been Charged with a Las Vegas DUI
    It’s always surprising for a Nevada DUI defense lawyer to hear people question the need for their services. People who are arrested on suspicion of DUI in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the state may think that they don’t need a lawyer…
  • Sep 23

    Constitutional Rights In Custody

    Constitutional Rights In Custody
    It’s easy to feel powerless while you are in custody. Whether you have just been arrested and are awaiting arraignment, are awaiting trial or have been imprisoned after a conviction, you are not powerless. The Constitution still…
  • Sep 20

    Binge Drinking and DUI Charges in Las Vega

    Binge Drinking and DUI Charges in Las Vega
    Binge drinking is a problem in Nevada. It seems to be a particular issue for Las Vegas. It may occasionally be locals who indulge in this bad habit, but it’s more often visitors who have come here looking for a good time. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Dec 1

    What is Disorderly Conduct? Will I Go to Jail in Massachusetts?

    What is Disorderly Conduct? Will I Go to Jail in Massachusetts?
    When it comes to most types of criminal misconduct, such as drunk driving, selling heroin, or spousal abuse, the act itself is a crime. Drunk driving is a criminal offense in MA, with specific penalties based on the circumstances surrounding…
  • Nov 21

    Can a Convicted Domestic Abuser Purchase a Firearm in MA?

    Can a Convicted Domestic Abuser Purchase a Firearm in MA?
    Beginning in 1996, federal law made it illegal for any person convicted of domestic abuse to purchase a firearm. But in the more than 20 years since that law passed, countless mass shootings have been perpetrated by individuals with a history…
  • Nov 17

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

    Be Smart This Holiday Season- Don’t Become a Drunk Driving Statistic
    The holidays are notoriously one of the worst times of year for drunk driving. From just before Thanksgiving to just after New Year’s Day, people attend more alcohol-laden parties than at any other time of year. We eat more, drink more,…
Rank this Week: 387

Ponzitracker

Ponzitracker

Covers Ponzi schemes. By Jordan Maglich.

http://www.ponzitracker.com/
  • Nov 2

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer

    After Mistrial, Feds Will Retry Accused $100 Million Ponzi Schemer
    Nearly eight years after a Utah man was indicted on charges he masterminded a $100 million Ponzi scheme, federal authorities announced that they will retry the man after a recent trial ended in a mistrial.  Rick Koerber was originally…
  • Nov 1

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor

    SEC Investigating Mortgage Company That Raised $1 Billion From Investor
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a Miami federal judge to enforce subpoenas against nearly 250 companies affiliated with Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC ("Woodbridge") in connection with the Commission's investigation into…
  • Feb 13

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback

    For Galemmo Ponzi Victims, Recovery Chances Depend On Clawback
    When a Cincinnati money manager's $100 million Ponzi scheme collapsed over three years ago, authorities seemingly acknowledged the bleak prospects of recovery in declining to seek appointment of a receiver to marshal and gather assets for…
Rank this Week: 382

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

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

    Why the Lo Test Will Prevail

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

    Sterner Days for Texas Free-Speech Law

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

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law

    Texas’s New Nondisclosure Law
    When Texas first passed its nondisclosure statute, it allowed some people with successfully completed deferred-adjudication probation to seek an order of nondisclosure effectively sealing the public records of their arrest. Nondisclosure had…
Rank this Week: 377

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
  • Dec 8

    The Crime of Chronic Pain

    The Crime of Chronic Pain
    The numbers are indeed alarming.   100 million Americans live with chronic pain. It is the most common cause of long-term disability in this country. Pain affects more people in the U.S. than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer…
  • Dec 8

    Are We about to Be Plagued By Cases of “Virtual” Sexual Assault?

    Are We about to Be Plagued By Cases of “Virtual” Sexual Assault?
    Are We about to Be Plagued By Cases of “Virtual” Sexual Assault?   It seems these days that a new story arises daily about some prominent person being accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment.   Everyone from…
  • Dec 7

    Hand Drawn Pornography by Inmate Leads to Harsh Sentencing

    Hand Drawn Pornography by Inmate Leads to Harsh Sentencing
    Section 1466A(b)(1) & (d)(5) of Title 18, United States Code, makes it a criminal offense to knowingly produce, distribute, receive, or possession with the intent to distribute a visual depiction of any kind, including a drawing ……
Rank this Week: 452

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

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

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Dec 8

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    As the Charlotte Observer reports, a hacker attacked Mecklenburg County’s computer systems this week, locking the county out of its electronic files and demanding a ransom of two bitcoins to provide an encryption key.  At the time…
  • Dec 7

    Some FAQ about Place of Confinement

    Some FAQ about Place of Confinement
    The chart available here summarizes the rules for the proper place of confinement for felonies, misdemeanors, and impaired driving. But additional questions come up from time to time that don’t fit neatly in a chart. Today’s post…
  • Dec 6

    What We Know (And What We Don’t) About Drug-Impaired Driving

    What We Know (And What We Don’t) About Drug-Impaired Driving
    Ask someone to identify an emerging area of interest related to motor vehicle law and chances are the person will mention drugged driving. Indeed, the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2010 set a goal of reducing the prevalence…
Rank this Week: 421

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    How to Interact with the Police – Scholarship Entries – Fall 2017

    How to Interact with the Police – Scholarship Entries – Fall 2017
    Two times a year we run a scholarship contest to help out college / trade school students. The fall 2017 theme was to create a PSA about how to interact with the police, and we received some great entries. We will announce the winner soon,…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 425