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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/
  • Oct 16

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia
    In September, the Washington Post reported that the RNC was paying out huge bucks for legal fees charged by lawyers for Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. regarding Russia. The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money…
  • Oct 15

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That
    I was just reading about the really high prices of Manhattan luxury condos, when I came upon this article in Curbed saying that a 90 story skyscraper is coming to Denver that will change the skyline forever. Then I saw the address: the…
  • Oct 14

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?
    An agreement has been reached by the Raqqa City Council and Raqqa Tribal Elders for the evacuation of civilians from ISIS. Operation Inherent Resolve (the U.S. Coalition) issued this press release today saying it is concerned that the…
Rank this Week: 6

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Bank President indicted for stealing from Bank

    Bank President indicted for stealing from Bank
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David Harris Lavine, 58, Rockville, Maryland, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of theft of bank funds by a bank officer and bank fraud and Lavine and Charles L. Tobias, 56, Potomac, Maryland…
  • Oct 2

    Executive Director of Non-Profit Sentenced

    Executive Director of Non-Profit Sentenced
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kwame Insaidoo, 61, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the former executive director of United Block Association (“UBA”), a New York-based non-profit organization, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and…
  • Oct 2

    Final Pierce Bank Defendant Sentenced

    Final Pierce Bank Defendant Sentenced
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ben Leske, 40, Puyallup, Washington, who worked as a loan officer for PC Bank Home Loans, a division of Pierce Commercial Bank, between 2005 and 2008 was sentenced to 30 days of home detention, 100 hours of…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Oct 15

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Civilian review in Austin brings no reformSee a report that the missus prepared for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition detailing recommendations by Austin's civilian…
  • Oct 14

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base
    While Grits remains sympathetic to activists like Paul Butler who're frustrated at the ability of police unions like the Federation of Police to thwart accountability reforms, I don't find his proposed solutions particularly viable…
  • Oct 14

    How's the weather?

    How's the weather?
    Two recent weather related stories deserve Grits readers attention: The Marshall Project this week offered excellent coverage of Texas' prison heat litigation in a joint project with the Weather Channel, while The Nation covered the issue of…
Rank this Week: 23

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 26

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 41

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

By Michael Lowe.

http://www.dallasjustice.com/dallascriminallawyerblog
  • Oct 11

    The Police Power to Search Your Car:  SCOTUS May Change Things in Byrd and Collin

    The Police Power to Search Your Car:  SCOTUS May Change Things in Byrd and Collin
    Things change. And in criminal law, sometimes things change because the Supreme Court of the United States changes them. Last month, we got a heads up that SCOTUS may be changing the law that controls when a police officer can search…
  • Oct 4

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME: INDICTMENTS OF TEXAS PROFESSIONALS

    WHITE COLLAR CRIME: INDICTMENTS OF TEXAS PROFESSIONALS
    When Suits Are Arrested White collar crime prosecutions for various kinds of fraud, among other things, are popping up all over Texas right now.  Professionals in nice suits and enjoying swanky life styles are getting  arrested…
  • Sep 27

    Grand Theft Auto, Carjacking, Joy Rides, and Car Theft Rings: Felony or Misdemeanor in Texa

    Grand Theft Auto, Carjacking, Joy Rides, and Car Theft Rings: Felony or Misdemeanor in Texa
    Several months ago, the Dallas Police Department released a list of the most popular motor vehicles to be stolen in Texas.  Apparently, the following ten models of cars and trucks are most likely to be taken by thieves: Ford Pick Up…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 59

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: 252

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Oct 15

    Fairfax marijuana lawyer shows THC blood levels don’t mean DUI

    Fairfax marijuana lawyer shows THC blood levels don’t mean DUI
    Does tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (marijuana's primary psychoactive ingredient) concentration correlate to impairment from marijuana/cannabis consumption? The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration ("NHTSA") of the United…
  • Oct 14

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on snitch testimony causing Pruett’s execution

    Fairfax criminal lawyer on snitch testimony causing Pruett’s execution
    Why allow inmate snitch testimony to cause an inmate's execution? Testimony from inmates serving substantial prison terms can too often be expected to be manufactured for seeking to improve their lot, with little concern about the…
  • Oct 13

    Fairfax Criminal Lawyer on Assault Defense- Highly-rated Virginia Attorney

    Fairfax Criminal Lawyer on Assault Defense- Highly-rated Virginia Attorney
    Why is a well-prepared assault defense needed for one's court date? Because as a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know how damning is an assault conviction on one's criminal record, and also the sentencing risks if convicted for assault. The post…
Rank this Week: 203

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/
  • Oct 15

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance
    10-15-17 California: With two weeks until Halloween, the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night may repeal a controversial law that says registered sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website can't open their doors to trick-or-treating…
  • Oct 15

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry
    10-15-17 Pennsylvania: A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision likely means the Megan's Law list will be trimmed. When Patch recently published maps showing where registered sex offenders live in various Pittsburgh communities, the…
  • Oct 15

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected
    10-15-17 Florida: A 60-year-old sex offender in Florida who cut off his ankle monitor and was on the loose since Saturday has been found dead. Larry J. Williams remains were found in Hernando County, and sheriff’s office investigators…
Rank this Week: 106

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 147

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/
  • Oct 15

    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. Congressional Control of Presidential Pardons Glenn Harlan Reynolds University of Tennessee College of Law Date Posted: 28 Aug 2017 3,679 2. Revenge Against Robots Christina…
  • Oct 14

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Amicus Brief of Professor Orin S. Kerr in Carpenter v. United States, 16-402 Orin S. Kerr The George Washington University Law School Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 [new to top...
  • Oct 13

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"
    From The Columbus Dispatch, via the NACDL news scan: The law, passed in 2010, requires law enforcement agencies to use “blind” suspect lineups in which the investigator or officer administering the lineup either isn’t involved in the…
Rank this Week: 261

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Oct 13

    6 Delayed Accident Symptoms Not to Ignore

    6 Delayed Accident Symptoms Not to Ignore
    After a car accident, some people quickly realize they are injured. Fractures, lacerations, and other injuries typically present with clear symptoms, such as pain. Others, don’t show or feel any immediate signs of injury. Even if you…
  • Aug 11

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim
    The justice system used to be simple. For example, at the founding of our nation, if your neighbor’s livestock escaped and ate your crops, your neighbor had to pay you for your destroyed crops. The system was based on common…
  • Aug 11

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim

    7 Biggest Mistakes Made by Accident Victim
    The justice system used to be simple. For example, at the founding of our nation, if your neighbor’s livestock escaped and ate your crops, your neighbor had to pay you for your destroyed crops. The system was based on common…
Rank this Week: 270

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Sevens Legal Criminal Law Blog

Our blog touches on all types of criminal law topics.

http://www.sevenslegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 12

    Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation
    Co-founder of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, was recently fired after allegations of sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein Fired From Company Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations In an article recently published by The New York…
  • Oct 5

    Equifax Breach and Identity Theft

    Equifax Breach and Identity Theft
    In August Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, announced that over 140 million had their information compromised after a data breach took place between May and July. Identity Theft and the Equifax Breach It has now been reported that…
  • Sep 28

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    Domestic violence affects millions across the world. Bringing awareness to the issue is one the main ways to defeat this terrible problem. That’s why October has been declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What is Domestic…
Rank this Week: 135

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
  • Oct 12

    What Is a Lifestyle Analysis?

    What Is a Lifestyle Analysis?
    Tracy Coenen talks about the lifestyle analysis in divorce cases: what it is, and the basic uses for it.
  • Oct 9

    The Face of Forensic Accounting

    The Face of Forensic Accounting
    Tracy Coenen recently appeared in Milwaukee Magazine’s Faces of Milwaukee feature. When you need to find lost or hidden money, forensic accountant Tracy Coenen is the detective you want on your side. She doesn’t just add up the…
  • Oct 6

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit
    You are being audited.These are some of the most dreaded words an individual or business will ever hear from a state or federal tax auditor. They invoke fear, panic, and sometimes anger. Most of all, they create a need for documentation.…
Rank this Week: 121

Crime in the Suites

Crime in the Suites

Covers white collar defense issues, including civil forfeiture, federal crimes, federal sentencing and internet law. By the Ifrah Law Firm.

http://crimeinthesuites.com/
  • Oct 4

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.

    Customer Data Collection: GDPR Changes Everything.
    Beginning on May 25, 2018, companies which process the personal data of European Union residents will be expected to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Even companies located in the United States are subject to this…
  • Oct 3

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO

    SEC Continues to Focus on ICO
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
  • Oct 3

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?

    Is the SEC Moving Towards a Ban on ICOs?
    A new enforcement initiative  by the Securities and Exchange Commission, part of its proclaimed efforts to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors, indicates that the agency is including Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)…
Rank this Week: 257

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

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

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
  • Oct 4

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement

    Service-disabled veteran owned business fraud leads to more than $3 million in settlement
    On October 3, the Department of Justice announced that three Buffalo, New York area contractors have agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that the companies defrauded the government by using a…
  • Sep 23

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program

    SolarCity pays nearly $30 million to settle allegations of false claims to solar energy program
    On September 22, the Department of Justice announced that SolarCity Corp. had agreed to pay $29.5 million to resolve civil allegations that arose from a federal investigation into the company’s claims for solar energy subsidy payments.…
  • 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)…
Rank this Week: 157

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 1

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court

    Party Time: D.C. v. Westby in the U.S. Supreme Court
    Swear to God, same thing happened to me!  Go to a party on a Saturday night, cops bust in,  homeowner claims to “know nothing”, everybody gets busted and goes down to the police station.  Officers make arrests for…
  • Sep 30

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.

    Interesting People Have the Best Cases: Rod Class v. U.S.
    I happen to like people like Rodney “Rod” Class, even if I often  disagree with them.  Some people call him a “gun nut.”  He refers to himself as a “constitutional bounty hunter.”  He…
  • Sep 29

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age

    Back to the Future: the Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
    OK, those unfortunate souls who occasionally read this blog know that I like to go on about the intersection of the 18th Century language in our Bill of Rights (which includes such tremendous ideas like religious liberty, freedom of…
Rank this Week: 113

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Salcido Law Firm PLLC Blog

Covers Utah criminal defense and divorce law.

http://www.salcidolawfirm.com/
  • Sep 27

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case

    Admissibility of Polygraph Results in Utah Criminal Case
    Polygraph Results Are the Subject of Expert Testimony Generally speaking, polygraph results are not admissible in Utah courts because they do not satisfy Utah Rules of Evidence 702. That is because over time, they have been unable to meet the…
  • Aug 29

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire
    How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they separated and a lengthy divorce action ensued. It wasn’t until 2008 that the…
  • Aug 29

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire

    Modifying an Alimony Award When the Paying Spouse Retire
    How Does a Court Decide if an Alimony Award Should be Modified when A Spouse Retires? In 1975 Ronald and Paula Ann got married. Twenty-four years later they separated and a lengthy divorce action ensued. It wasn’t until 2008 that the…
Rank this Week: 148

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: 187

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    From the Album: Chavez Sings Fischer!

    From the Album: Chavez Sings Fischer!
    First track: Byrne, Donald - Fischer, Robert James (1957)("I consider this to be my cover version of the greatest poem ever written, with some especially high notes.  (If you don't believe me, check out stanza 17.)  As always, a…
  • Sep 16

    Everybody Is Warhol Now

    Everybody Is Warhol Now
    Fourth single off "A Darker Blues."everybody is warhol noweverybody is big shot noweverybody is instagram noweverybody is warhol noweverything is warhol noweverything is 24/7 noweverything is televised noweverything is warhol noweverybody is…
  • Sep 14

    Morning Radio: 1959

    Morning Radio: 1959
Rank this Week: 183

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: 85

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: 156

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Texas Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers arrests, criminal appeals, drug offenses, federal crimes and searches and seizure in Texas. By Michael J. Brown.

http://www.texascriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 226

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 119

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI…

Houston Criminal Lawyer and DWI Blog

Covers Texas criminal and DWI law, with an emphasis on Greater Houston cases. By Scheiner Law Group.

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

    A Quick Guide to Texas DWI Laws and Penaltie

    A Quick Guide to Texas DWI Laws and Penaltie
    DWI laws across the United States are getting more complex and detailed every year, especially when it comes to dealing with first time offenses – and Texas is no exception. While the nuances of Texas DWI laws are complex, we wanted to…
  • Mar 18

    Charged with a First Offense DWI in Texas? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Charged with a First Offense DWI in Texas? Here’s What You Need to Know
    The state of Texas takes DWI offenses extremely seriously, and the financial penalties are severe, even for first time offenders. DWIs are the most commonly committed crimes in the United States, but most of the time they are committed by…
  • Feb 1

    How to Choose a DWI Attorney in Houston, Texas: 3 Steps to Getting the Defense You Deserve

    How to Choose a DWI Attorney in Houston, Texas: 3 Steps to Getting the Defense You Deserve
    Being charged with a DWI offense in Texas can be a severely traumatic experience. The financial penalties are harsh, the prospect of jail time is very real, and your reputation can be compromised with potential employers, insurance companies,…
Rank this Week: 180

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: 265

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
  • Jan 7

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter

    U.S. charges ex-Haiti coup leader with drug trafficking conspiracy | Reuter
    The leader of a 2004 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and who had been wanted for more than a decade by U.S. authorities, was charged on Friday in the United States with engaging in drug trafficking and money…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
  • Sep 23

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”

    “Government self-interest corrupted a crime-fighting tool into an evil”
    The Washington Post on September 18, 2014 released the following: “By John Yoder and Brad Cates John Yoder was director of the Justice Department’s Asset Forfeiture Office from 1983 to 1985. Brad Cates was the director of the…
Rank this Week: 87

White Collar Fraud

White Collar Fraud

Covers white collar crime, securities fraud, the accounting profession, internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley. By Sam E. Antar.

http://whitecollarfraud.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer

    Overstock.com Hatchet Man Judd Bagley's Downward Spiral: Junkie, Confessed Criminal, Admitted Adulterer
    In the years that I’ve written extensively about Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), I have always been amazed about its bizarre CEO Patrick Byrne and the gang of misfits he has surrounded himself with. By far, the worst was a real loser…
  • Feb 5

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook

    Crook vs. Crook: Why Former Congressman Michael Grimm is a Dumb Crook
    In my first segment of a series of Op-ed articles about white-collar crime on CNBC, I examine the case of former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm who recently pleaded guilty to income tax evasion and awaits sentencing on June 8, 2015.New…
  • Dec 31

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014

    White Collar Fraud List of Blog Posts for 2014
    December 19, 2014: Cleveland.com - Crazy Eddie CFO shares how companies trick auditors and fleece investors: Plain Dealing, by Sheryl HarrisDecember 3, 2014: Going Concern - Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO's 10 Tips for Advancing Your Accounting Career by…
Rank this Week: 262

Law Offices of David A. Black

Law Offices of David A. Black

Discusses criminal law issues for people in Phoenix, Arizona.

http://www.dbphoenixcriminallawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    How can I beat a DUI charge (Infographic)

    How can I beat a DUI charge (Infographic)
    The post How can I beat a DUI charge (Infographic) appeared first on David Black.
  • Dec 18

    Revenge porn charged, despite court order staying enforcement

    Revenge porn charged, despite court order staying enforcement
    Arizona is one of a number of states that have recently passed what are commonly known as “revenge porn” laws. The laws criminalize the display of nude or sexually explicit photos of a person without that person’s consent.…
  • Dec 11

    School shootings in the new

    School shootings in the new
    There was a time when we heard about a threat of violence involving a school – usually a phony bomb threat – once in very long while. For some reason, these threats have become a regular part of life for students and their…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 128

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 143

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Broden & Mickelsen Law Blog

Focuses on federal and state landmark cases and current criminal defense litigation, cases and notable crimes in Dallas, Texas.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police
      Police stops in Texas have proved controversial in recent years. In a high profile case, Sandra Bland, an African American woman, took her life after a routine traffic stop with a state trooper led to an argument. The Sandra Bland case…
  • Oct 9

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa
    Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminality in the United States and Texas. It’s an area of expertise for Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor who has spent her career battling cybercrime, the Dallas Morning…
  • Oct 2

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016
    Violent crime is increasing in Texas at a rate that outstrips the rest of the nation, according to recently released statistics.  Violent crime in the Lone Star State is above the national average, although lower than a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 2262

Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

Features articles on criminal defense in Dallas and throughout Texas. By Broden & Mickelsen.

http://www.brodenmickelsen.com/blogs/
  • Oct 16

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police

    Department of Public Safety Issues Advice for People Stopped by Texas Police
      Police stops in Texas have proved controversial in recent years. In a high profile case, Sandra Bland, an African American woman, took her life after a routine traffic stop with a state trooper led to an argument. The Sandra Bland case…
  • Oct 9

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa

    Cybercrime Expert is Tapped to Become the U.S. Attorney for Northern Texa
    Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing areas of criminality in the United States and Texas. It’s an area of expertise for Dallas’ likely new top federal prosecutor who has spent her career battling cybercrime, the Dallas Morning…
  • Oct 2

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016

    Violent Crime Rose Above the National Average in Texas in 2016
    Violent crime is increasing in Texas at a rate that outstrips the rest of the nation, according to recently released statistics.  Violent crime in the Lone Star State is above the national average, although lower than a decade ago.…
Rank this Week: 2122

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/
  • Oct 16

    New Cases Hold that Using a Stingray Is a Search

    New Cases Hold that Using a Stingray Is a Search
    Several years ago, I wrote about law enforcement use of cell site simulators, or Stingrays, noting that “[t]here’s a controversy about the legal status of these devices.” This post discusses some new cases that attempt to…
  • Oct 13

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Remember that officer in Utah who handcuffed the nurse who refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient? CNN reports that he has been fired. Keep reading for more news. Judicial elections, redistricting, judicial selection, Attorney…
  • Oct 12

    Probation Officers’ Use of Naloxone and the Good Samaritan Law

    Probation Officers’ Use of Naloxone and the Good Samaritan Law
    Like many government agencies, Community Corrections is working to address the opioid epidemic. (Jeff wrote about some of the other things the government is doing here.) Under a new administrative policy, North Carolina probation officers are…
Rank this Week: 3082

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

http://fourthamendment.com/
  • Oct 16

    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye

    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye
    Just Security: Surveillance “Reform”: The Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye by Patrick Eddington: Over 16 years after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent repeated passage or renewal of draconian “temporary”…
  • Oct 15

    PA: One def pleads state constitution and wins, one doesn’t and lose

    PA: One def pleads state constitution and wins, one doesn’t and lose
    Birchfield came down after the blood draw in this case. Defendant only pled the Fourth Amendment and did not cite the state constitution. There is no good faith exception to the Pennsylvania exclusionary rule, but there is to the federal,…
  • Oct 15

    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime?

    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime?
    WaPo: When is a Facebook ‘like’ a crime? by Ann E. Marimow: The U.S. attorney’s office for D.C. told a judge Friday that the government has ‘little interest’ in obtaining the names of thousands of people who…
Rank this Week: 1262

Federal Criminal Law Center

Federal Criminal Law Center

Covers criminal law news and cases. By The Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg.

http://www.federalcriminallawcenter.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Five Reasons You do Not Want to Go to Federal Court Without a Lawyer

    Five Reasons You do Not Want to Go to Federal Court Without a Lawyer
    It is never a wise idea for a person to proceed with a case in federal court without the assistance of a skilled attorney. While representing one’s self in federal court without an attorney can appear to be an inexpensive and affordable…
  • Oct 9

    The Constitutional Right to Bail

    The Constitutional Right to Bail
    Bail is an agreement that the court will authorize a person’s release provided that the person promises to follow any conditions listed by the court. If a person fails to satisfy any of the terms of a bond, he or she will be returned to…
  • Sep 29

    Are There Different Types of Appeals?

    Are There Different Types of Appeals?
    Appeals occur when a higher court reviews a lower court’s decisions and either decides to affirm the lower court’s decision in a case or reverse the lower court’s decision. Depending on the type of case and matter, there are…
Rank this Week: 4310

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    ROY GONZALEZ HAS PASSED AWAY

    ROY GONZALEZ HAS PASSED AWAY
    There's a new Hawaiian shirt in heaven today. We received some very sad news that long-time Assistant Public Defender Roy Gonzalez, who had retired, has passed away. Below is the obituary that we received from his wife.Roy was a…
  • Oct 12

    NEW JUDGES

    NEW JUDGES
    "No Judge writes on a wholly clean slate."Felix Frankfurter, 1937. Judges Ivonne Cuesta and Laura Stuzin were elevated from county court to circuit court this week, replacing the vacancies that occurred with the retirement of Judge…
  • Oct 11

    GEORGE CHOLAKIS FUNERAL DETAILS

    GEORGE CHOLAKIS FUNERAL DETAILS
    There will be a visitation with family on Thursday evening at Van Orsdel Funeral Home at 4600 SW 8th street, Miami, Fl, from 6-9. The funeral services will be Friday morning at St. Sophia Church, 2401 SW 3rd Avenue at 10:00…
Rank this Week: 1074

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Edited by Douglas A. Berman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/
  • Oct 16

    Examining taxation issues and economic development surrounding the marijuana industry

    Examining taxation issues and economic development surrounding the marijuana industry
    I am excited to realize and report that, after spending the first half the current semester preparing various presentations for the students in my Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform seminar, this week begins the part of the class in which…
  • Oct 12

    Yet another study finds link between marijuana reform and a reduction in opioid death

    Yet another study finds link between marijuana reform and a reduction in opioid death
    The evidence suggesting that marijuana reform could and should be a part of the toolbox of responses to the opioid crisis is starting to become overwhelming. I make that statement as a result of this latest study published in the American…
  • Oct 12

    Thanks to Prez Trump(?!?), marijuana sales hit new milestone in Colorado

    Thanks to Prez Trump(?!?), marijuana sales hit new milestone in Colorado
    As reported in this local piece, headlined "Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months," sales of recreational marijuana hit a new benchmark in Colorado. Here are the details: Legal marijuana is a bona…
Rank this Week: 2376

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Oct 16

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle
    At the beginning of the summer, I signed up for a marathon in Chattanooga. And I spent most of June through August training for it. At about the halfway point in my training (mid-August), school started back. Then I had a fairly slammed…
  • Oct 14

    The Hardest Part About Being in Jail

    The Hardest Part About Being in Jail
    Yesterday was Friday afternoon, but I needed to see an inmate to let him know when he would go before a judge on bond. Some work around the office pushed that visit into the afternoon. And when I finally arrived at the jail, the entire…
  • Oct 13

    America Should Adopt the British Solicitor/Barrister Model

    America Should Adopt the British Solicitor/Barrister Model
    Let me tell you about my latest obsession: the British legal system. I came upon this topic by accident. Two weeks ago, I had a two-day hearing in Barrow County, Georgia, with some colleagues. For those of you who do not know much about…
Rank this Week: 3388

Jachimowicz Law Group Blog

Jachimowicz Law Group Blog

Covers injuries, criminal defense, DUI, employment and workers compensation.

http://www.jachlawgroup.com/san-jose-law-blog
  • Oct 16

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident

    Residents Take to the Streets to Prevent San Jose Pedestrian Accident
    To reduce the city’s high pedestrian fatality rate, San Jose sponsors workshops throughout the area to get citizen feedback. In these workshops, neighborhood residents often take to the streets, with an eye towards identifying…
  • Oct 12

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident

    New App Promises to Help Protect Store Customer Against Slip and Fall Accident
    Slip and fall accidents are common in grocery and retail stores. Unfortunately, when these accidents happen, the damages can be severe. Even a seemingly minor fall could cause injuries requiring long-term medical care, while resulting in…
  • Oct 11

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation

    Employer Obligations Under ERISA: Common Violation
    The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (or ERISA) is an important compilation of federal laws designed to protect the retirement income security of workers employed in the private sector who have health and pension plans through their…
Rank this Week: 1540

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 16

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement
    After some 400 jury trials, I have seen many attempts to impeach witness testimony – sometimes successful, sometimes not. There are many techniques one can use to impeach a witness with an inconsistent prior response. Trial lawyers tend…
  • Oct 16

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?
    As part of the “Unsafe Spaces” tour being run by Spiked, a panel discussion will be held at New York Law School on November 2d, with former president of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen, as moderator. The title of the panel is…
  • Oct 16

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency
    Just when progressives, in Congress and elsewhere, were absolutely certain that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was the embodiment of everything they hated because he was bent on undoing their bureaucratic shift in law, he went and did…
Rank this Week: 3887

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una…

Nuevo Código Procesal Penal - Una Lectura Fácil

Temas de Derecho de preferencia, también de debate en otras áreas del quehacer humano e intereses personales del autor. By José Guillermo Anderson Anderson.

http://www.joseguianderson.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    ANDRÈS CALDERÓN - no me vengas con cuento

    ANDRÈS CALDERÓN - no me vengas con cuento
    http://elcomercio.pe/opinion/columnistas/china-me-vengas-cuentos-andres-calderon-noticia-465901 China, no me vengas con cuentos, por Andrés Calderón “Y las instancias de la autorregulación deberían…
  • Oct 15

    MARITZA ESPINOZA Y LA FAMILIA PUNALUA

    MARITZA ESPINOZA Y LA FAMILIA PUNALUA
     “Por eso, cuando veo en el Facebook las fotos de aquellas celebraciones donde todos (hijos, nietos, nueras, yernos) elogian matrimonios que han durado cincuenta, sesenta, setenta años, siempre miro los rostros arrugados y…
  • Oct 15

    El "negrito" que jamás será morado.

    El "negrito" que jamás será morado.
    http://larepublica.pe/politica/1110529-gran-farsa-peruana “Mientras, en el Apra dicen estar interesados en una reforma electoral para mejorar la política, pero aprovechan la euforia del partido de fútbol con Colombia…
Rank this Week: 2512

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part One

    South Florida Woman Convicted of Contract Killing after Third Trial – Part One
    The scene opened with a text placard reading: It then fades out to a passage showing the entrance of the Boynton Beach Police Department where the narration by a detective begins as follows: “We received a call that was transferred into…
  • Sep 17

    Hurricane Irma Brings Out Burglars and Looters in South Florida Crime Spree

    Hurricane Irma Brings Out Burglars and Looters in South Florida Crime Spree
    As Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean laying waste to all centers of population in its path, opportunities arose for those with criminal intent. After the storm basically leveled the tiny island of Barbuda leaving much of the…
  • Aug 20

    Opiate Epidemic Assaults South Florida

    Opiate Epidemic Assaults South Florida
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, the opioid epidemic became a campaign issue with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 nationally the previous year detailed by the latest current available data. It was just a few weeks ago that the…
Rank this Week: 3103

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/
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2773