• The Democratic Republic of Democrats v Trump

    June 21, 2017

    Just as the Sessions/Comey/Russia-Gate issue started to really heat up, Democrats added insult to injury when nearly 200 members of Congress filed a lawsuit which accused President Trump of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, by profiting from his businesses with foreign governments. This is actually the third lawsuit against Trump since his inauguration, but it […]

  • The Continuing Saga of Comey and Sessions

    June 16, 2017

    In another chapter of the Trump-Russia-Comey-Sessions-FBI cloud over the Whitehouse, this past week has seen its fair share of drama, when both Mr. Comey and Attorney General Sessions testified in an open hearing before the Senate. James Comey testified as to various conversations he had with the President. Some of them concerned the investigation into […]

  • Comey, Trump and Obstruction of Justice

    June 13, 2017

    The biggest news blurb this month is surely that of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony to the Senate committee concerning certain conversations he had with President Trump. After his testimony, while not incendiary, pundits and legal experts debated over whether the testimony would be enough to impeach Mr. Trump on claims of obstruction of […]

  • Sex Crimes and the SOL

    June 6, 2017

    If you are like the rest of America, you might be binge-watching the fairly addicted docu-series on Netflix called The Keepers. It chronicles a cold case murder of a nun, and (SPOILER ALERT) ends up turning into an exploration of the rampant sex abuse and subsequent cover up within the Catholic church in the Baltimore […]

  • Ryan Blanch defends his client in front of 6 judges – NY State Court of Appeals

    May 18, 2017

    Top-rated criminal defense attorney Ryan Blanch of The Blanch Law Firm defends his client charged with murder by pointing out mistakes by the prosecution – Westchester County Courthouse April 2017.

  • Ryan Blanch rated as “Preeminent” – Martindale-Hubbell Reviews 2017

    May 11, 2017

    Ryan Blanch rated as “Preeminent” – Martindale-Hubbell Reviews 2017 New York City criminal defense attorney Ryan Blanch of The Blanch Law Firm has been awarded the prestigious “AV-Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell for the 4th year in a row, with a rating score of 5.0/5.0. The designation is “Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence” […]

  • Five of the Most Notorious… Criminal Defense Attorneys

    May 30, 2017

    It’s easy to think of the most notorious criminals or crimes, but less difficult to pin down who the defense attorneys responsible for all the work behind the scenes of these crimes. Thus, a look at some of the most notorious criminal defense attorneys in law. 1. Johnnie Cochran – the now late attorney, he […]

  • Rights for Prisoners

    May 24, 2017

    Chelsea Manning is due to be released from prison this month, thanks to Mr. Obama’s commutation of her sentence right before he left office. She announced that she was transgender while in custody, and – for the first time in a military prison – she went through hormone therapy and last fall the Army even […]

  • The Blotter 5.20.17

    May 20, 2017

    Welcome to the second installment of the blotter, where the blog collects some of the most unique, weird and dumb crimes around the world. First up – Virginia. At least seven cats in the Roanoke area have been shaved on their lower abdomens – some being shaved multiple times. Police have been informed but they’re […]

  • Traffic Fines and Jail Time

    May 16, 2017

    Most people assume that jail time is reserved for people who commit pretty serious crimes: theft, robbery, drug crimes, or worse. However, a new trend (or maybe just a newly-studied trend) is growing, where people who simply fail to pay fines associated with minor traffic violations are languishing in jail. This has disproportionately affected communities […]