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

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Springsteen Sues for Innocence – in Bexar County

Freed inmate takes his case to a friendlier venue

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Honest Numbers? Nelson Spins Texas Health Care

Senator claims significant progress in women's health

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

MPP: Ready to Roll on Pot in Texas

The Marijuana Policy Project is rolling out a Texas legalization campaign

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

AFD Hiring: Smoke or Fire?

Add the EEOC to the parties weighing in on firefighter hiring

News Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

Who's That Not Knocking On My Door?

It's the police, but you wouldn't know it

News Daily, Feb. 20, 2014 9:15 AM

Beats Nothing

Women's health gets funding bump

News Feature, Feb. 20, 2014

Lawyers Disagree on DNA Test Results in Skinner Case

Questions still linger about brutal crime

News Feature, Feb. 13, 2014

Does DNA Testing Prove Skinner's Guilt?

That depends on whom you ask

News Daily, Feb. 6, 2014 10:00 AM

The 'People's Court'

Pro-pot candidate enters JP race

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2014

Is the City Trying to Bust the Firefighters Union?

Minority candidate hiring is still a hot-button issue

News Feature, Feb. 6, 2014

CCA Denies DNA Testing in Swearingen Case

Death row inmate doesn't have right to test murder weapon for DNA

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2014 1:13 PM

Texas Exonerates 13 in 2013

Nationally, more than 1,300 exonerated since 1989

News Daily, Feb. 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Super (Reefer) Bowl I

Pot-state teams battle in game, pot advocates battle on billboards

News Daily, Jan. 31, 2014 9:43 AM

Holding Prosecutors Accountable

Anthony Graves seeks justice in wrongful conviction case

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2014

Skirting the Constitution

Texas rules Basso competent for execution

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2014

Perry Chills on Pot Decriminalization

Texas Gov comes out in support of less punitive drug policy

News Feature, Jan. 30, 2014

Texas Governor to Decriminalize Pot!

Perry claims progress … but the facts are not so plain

News Daily, Jan. 24, 2014 12:10 PM

Texas Clemency Process Poor, But Good Enough for Government Work

BPP and court deny Tamayo execution reprieve. Last stop, Perry

News Daily, Jan. 22, 2014 10:30 AM

Holding Prosecutors Accountable

Anthony Graves seeking justice for wrongful conviction

News Daily, Jan. 21, 2014 9:00 AM

Death Watch: Hearing in Tamayo Clemency Case

Judge will consider whether Texas process is fair

News Daily, Jan. 20, 2014 3:40 PM

Death Watch: Texecutioners vs. the World

Capital case raises questions of international consular rights

News Feature, Jan. 16, 2014

Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit

Lawyers consider next move

News Feature, Jan. 16, 2014

Hair Analysis: The Root of the Evidence Problem

Texas takes on first-in-the-nation statewide case review

News Daily, Jan. 13, 2014 3:10 PM

Escamilla's Defense

Aftermath of Lehmberg removal trial leaves opponents still polarized

News Feature, Jan. 9, 2014

Just Drive, She Said

Judges defend abortion restrictions

News Feature, Jan. 9, 2014

Turning Back the Clock on Reproductive Rights

Council members endorse bill that would fight abortion restrictions

News Daily, Jan. 8, 2014 1:05 PM

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories

Freedom for the Kellers and Rosemary Lehmberg's wild ride

News Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

DSHS Rules: The Right Not to Have an Abortion

Agency upholds ambulatory surgical center standard

News Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

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

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