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Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is an award-winning investigative journalist covering criminal justice and women's health – and hopes the two areas never overlap.

293 articles in 2013   •   page 1 of 8

Mixed Trends on Death Row

Dallas County surges forward in new death penalty sentences

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Reefer Madness: Teens Still Smoke Pot

Would legalization lead to a decline?

News Column, Dec. 27, 2013

Teens Still Smoke Pot

Would legalization lead to a decline?

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2013 3:20 PM

Deadly Statistics

38, 55, 500 … TCADP recounts the grim toll of capital punishment

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2013 9:00 AM

UPDATE: Lehmberg Trial Day Three: No One Sees You Drunk

BREAKING: Removal petition denied; Lehmberg keeps office

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2013 4:17 PM

Death Watch

Two death row cases go before courts

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2013 1:45 PM

UPDATE: Lehmberg Trial Day Two: We're All Drunks

State pursues implication that Lehmberg is an "alcoholic"

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2013 6:38 PM

Dan Keller Freed

After 21 years, reunited with Fran outside county jail

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2013 3:42 PM

Swearingen to CCA: Please Test the Evidence

State says testing won't prove innocence

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2013 9:00 AM

Freedom for the Kellers

Fran and Dan released after 21 years for 'satanic abuse'

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

'Sleeping on Air'

Fran Keller rejoices at the small blessings of freedom ... while wondering about her future

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Aquarium Partner Gets a Year in Fed Tank

Legality of Austin Aquarium still in question

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Austin Aquarium Manager Sent to Federal Shark Tank

Covino gets a year behind bars

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2013 9:00 AM

OPM Report: Probable Cause for Concern

Latest report on police complaints reflects a troubling increase

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

State Health Care Numbers Plunge Again

Clients served drops 77%

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

Texas Preps for Last Inmate to Die in 2013

State will end the year with 16 inmates put to death

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

Fran Keller Released From Prison

After more than 20 years, Keller is home for the holidays

News Daily, Nov. 26, 2013 8:52 PM

Abortion Services Restored at South Austin Planned Parenthood

Doctor now has admitting privileges, as required by HB2

News Daily, Nov. 22, 2013 2:52 PM

Writers on Kennedy

What we think about when we think about JFK

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Supremes Sustain HB 2, 5-4

Abortion providers wait while SCOTUS contemplate a stay

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Death Watch: CCA Dismisses Buck Appeal

Ignores question of racial bias in defendant's trial

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2013 4:08 PM

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit

Law remains in effect at least until appeal is decided

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2013 5:31 PM

Texas Family Planning (Still) Costs More, Serves Fewer Women

State serves 77% fewer women in 2013

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2013 3:48 PM

Tonight: Support Texas Women

And their right to choose!

News Daily, Nov. 18, 2013 4:53 PM

Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One

State files SCOTUS brief defending HB 2

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Texas Makes Its HB2 Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Says no evidence women are harmed

News Daily, Nov. 12, 2013 6:35 PM

No Room at the Health Care Inn

State policies endangering women's lives in the Valley

News Daily, Nov. 12, 2013 2:00 PM

Former DA Anderson Pleads Guilty to Withholding Evidence in Morton Case

Will do a turn in jail and surrender his law license

News Daily, Nov. 8, 2013 3:30 PM

Death Watch: Competency Hearing Granted for Marcus Druery

State's 15th execution of 2013 set for Nov. 12

News Daily, Nov. 8, 2013 9:30 AM

Are Anonymous Bloggers Protected by First Amendment?

That's the question before the Texas Supreme Court

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2013 3:25 PM

HB 2 Heads to Supremes – As Texas Leaps Backward 30 Years

Clinics stop services as abortion law goes into effect

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2013

Legalize it! Tax it!

Colorado voters pass pot tax; Maine voters legalize it

News Daily, Nov. 6, 2013 2:21 PM

Texas Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Divorce

Should Austin couple married out of state be granted divorce here?

News Daily, Nov. 5, 2013 1:13 PM

UPDATED: Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Asking court to vacate appeals decision in HB 2 lawsuit

News Daily, Nov. 4, 2013 12:19 PM

Fifth Circuit Abortion Ruling Harms Women

Closings, tears, and outrage for women and providers at Texas clinics

News Daily, Nov. 1, 2013 5:40 PM

Science Goes to Court

Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

Yeakel: HB 2 Unconstitutional – In Part

Judge strikes down portion of abortion law

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

AG's Office Seeks Ruling to Enforce Provision of HB2 Ruled Unconstitutional

Seeking emergency stay to enforce provision struck by district court

News Daily, Oct. 29, 2013 5:41 PM

BREAKING: Abortion Providers Win Injunction Against Provisions of HB 2

Admitting privileges portion of HB 2 lacks "rational basis"

News Daily, Oct. 28, 2013 1:55 PM

Reefer Madness: Solid Majority Favor Legalization

Poll reflects largest majority since pot-law question has been asked

News Daily, Oct. 26, 2013 12:30 PM

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