Criminal Justice

Arbitration Nation

Posts track how well arbitration agreements are passing scrutiny in appellate court decisions nationwide—paying special attention to rulings that define the limits of arbitrators' power and giving frank opinions on this jurisprudence. Some posts answer her readers questions about rules hidden inside the Federal Arbitration Act.

Art Law

"Recent developments in art litigation and art finance."

Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire

Posts discuss cases dealing with the purchase, possession, import, export and smuggling of cultural artifacts, both in the United States and internationally.

Defrosting Cold Cases

The blog gives victims of unsolved cases a Web presence—well over 100 victims so far—and also speaks out for defendants she thinks have been wrongfully convicted. If readers are able to find and send her more information about a case she's written about, she'll file follow-up posts. Other posts contain interviews with evidence experts and crime novelists about their work.

EvidenceProf Blog

Every weekday, law professors post on the very latest rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases and what sorts of lines of questioning should be permitted at criminal trials. They also note differences between the federal rules of evidence and the rules of various states. Occasionally, they will comment on whether they think courts have reached the right outcomes in these evidence cases or note fishy behavior by prosecutors.

Fault Lines

Op-eds and first-person posts on criminal law topics and coverage of appellate criminal decisions. The blog ceased publishing on March 20, 2017.

FCPA Professor

Posts cover Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions, news, and analysis. Lawyers who have participated in FCPA cases sometimes contribute guest posts; and lawyers from other nations—such as the United Kingdom and Australia—contribute posts focusing on their own countries' regulation.

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com has summaries of search-and-seizure cases and news.

Gamso - For the Defense

Posts cover recent cases in the news related to criminal defendants; the wrongfully convicted and the exonerated; the death penalty and sentencing in general.

Grand Jury Target

This blog focuses on white-collar crime, particularly federal prosecutions of corporate executives. Posts contain information about grand jury probes and current cases, as well as commentary on recent court decisions and legislation.

Jotwell

Jotwell—which stands for Journal of Things We Like (Lots)—features relatively brief law prof-authored reviews of recent scholarly articles in plain English.

Koehler Law

The author writes about his day-to-day experiences as a criminal defense attorney in Washington, D.C., including his appellate work and court-appointed work with juvenile clients. He also discusses happenings in the legal blogosphere.

Lawfare

"The name Lawfare refers both to the use of law as a weapon of conflict and, perhaps more importantly, to the depressing reality that America remains at war with itself over the law governing its warfare with others." Posts cover subjects such as cybersecurity, international law as it relates to U.S. military operations, and anti-terrorism legislation from nations around the world. Bloggers Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey also co-host The Lawfare Podcast.

LawNewz

“Commonsense written and video analysis to the often confusing and always intriguing world of the law.” Posts cover high-profile criminal trials, celebrity-related legal news and legal issues emerging from the current presidential administration.

Ponzitracker

Posts track the course of criminal prosecutions of Ponzi schemers and their accomplices as well as efforts to recover stolen funds for victims of these schemes.

PrawfsBlawg

The authors post about books and papers, law school job openings, concerns of working professors, and "a variety of topics related to law and life."

Sentencing Law and Policy

Several posts per day, keep “sentencing fans” updated on the latest news stories, commentary, cert grants, rulings, argument transcripts, research and scholarship on criminal penalties.

Simple Justice

Posts offer the author's jaded take on criminal justice news and issues within and sometimes beyond New York City’s borders.

Tempe Criminal Defense

First-person posts cover issues related to a small-firm lawyer's Arizona criminal defense practice.

The Criminal Lawyer

Analytical and philosophical posts cover criminal justice writ large: misconceptions about the rate of violent crime, how to fix the jury system, “overcriminalization” and the high rate of incarceration in the U.S.

The Volokh Conspiracy

"Mostly law professors, blogging about whatever we want since 2002."

Windypundit

This blawgger opines on Illinois statutes, law-related current events, links to content on other legal blawgs he finds interesting. He'll also write the occasional movie review and post his photography.

Y’all Politics

"Y'all Politics is the definitive site on politics and law in Mississippi."