Judge James "Hook 'em" Nowlin (photo courtesy of state of Texas)
U.S. District Judge James R. Nowlin of Austin is not without compassion. When Wal-Mart attorneys in the Waggoner v. Wal-Mart case insisted that it would be a hardship for their clients to be be deposed anywhere other than Arkansas, the clearly Longhorn-loving Nowlin decided to cut them some slack. His order (will download a PDF) in the case is a quick and hilarious read.
A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.