I made two additions to my blog roll today. The 2254Blog, written by an attorney in the Arizona Federal Defender's Office, concentrates on habeas decisions out of courts west of the Mississippi, i.e., the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits. For habeas practioners, I also recommend Habeas Corpus Blog, though much of it focuses on the Second Circuit and New York state habeas practice. Then again, after the Supreme Court's decisions this term in Walker v. Martin, Harrington v. Richter, and Cullen v. Pinholster, there may not be much left of habeas cases to write about.
The second is Black Law's Blog authored by Miami criminal defense attorney Roy Black, whose string of successes includes obtaining an acquittal for 3-time Indy 500 winner and Dancing with the Stars champion Helio Castroneves. Black's blog comments on a number of criminal defense related topics, such as the Barry Bonds trial, and includes trial tips, such as this Cross-Examination Checklist.