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Punch & Jurists: Criminal Law News You Can Use

One reason PLN doesn't expand its coverage into criminal law is because other publications already do a good job covering it and we see little point in duplicating those efforts. Punch and Jurists is, bar none, the best criminal defense newsletter and website in America today. Now in its ninth year of publishing, P&J has thorough, timely (it is a weekly) coverage of federal criminal litigation, including forfeitures, sentencing issues and the death penalty.

While their newsletter is a great source of information, their website is the true mother lode, the premier criminal defense website on the Internet. In addition to having all their back issues, they also include the full text of thousands of cases useful to criminal defendants and their attorneys. The " Apprendi Watch" section alone catalogues every decision, published and unpublished, dealing with the lower court's application of Apprendi . Their online brief bank includes motions and appeals dealing with all aspects of criminal law filed by many of the best criminal defense lawyers in America. Their special search engine allows for detailed searches by issue, and judge, among other criteria, i.e., find out how a particular judge has ruled on a specific issue before.

P&J is to federal criminal law what PLN is to prison law. Anyone interested in federal criminal law should subscribe to their website. Prisoners without access to the Internet should consider getting friends or relatives to subscribe on their behalf. The only drawback to P&J is that they do not focus much on federal habeas litigation by state prisoners. P&J is highly recommended. For subscription information contact: P&J, P.O. Box 11, Washington Bridge Station, New York, NY 10033. (212) 781-8685.

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