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"...The Third Court is one of 14 intermediate appellate courts statewide, but the Austin-based court, which serves 24 counties, has statewide impact. In addition to the routine civil and criminal cases it hears, Third Court judges also consider appeals involving state agencies and officials – from utility and environmental regulations to licensing disputes to public corruption cases – that have statewide ramifications..."
"...2]: Several years ago, I tried to get traffic and jaywalking statistics from the city in response to police harassment of homeless newspaper vendors. I was told that traffic and misdemeanor tickets are quickly delivered to the municipal courts, where they are no longer subject to the Open Records Act..."
"...Ideally, once misconduct is found, courts should allow for a retrial without the tainted evidence. It's not about letting a guilty person walk, he notes; it's about making sure the process is fair. Final Days..."
"...... [M]ost courts allowing surveillance are so secret, [Smith] wrote ....."
"...Take a gander at his vision for an airliner. It's really a hotel for the sky, built to carry 450 passengers and 155 crewmen on intercontinental trips, with 302 cabins, 13 pantries, three kitchens, two bars, a veranda cafe, three private and two public dining rooms (one of which converts into a dance floor for 100 couples), an orchestra platform, a promenade deck, a gym, four courts for tennis and six for shuffleboard, a doctor's office, a barber shop, a hair salon, two solariums, and a library spread over nine decks, with a massive engine room and hangars for two emergency airplanes..."
"...› The state-run Women's Health Program excluding Planned Parenthood is apparently ready to go, but Texas isn't so eager to give PP the boot before federal money runs out. State Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek announced Wednesday that the Medicaid-funded Women's Health Program will continue as-is until the courts rule that the PP exclusion violates the law and Medicaid funding ceases...."
"...The Supremes have previously recognized the existence of freestanding innocence claims – that is, where a claim of innocence stands alone without being tied to some procedural defect or other legally cognizable claim – but have declined to define exactly what it takes to prove up such a claim. State courts are divided on how to answer that, the law professors wrote, and the Supremes should take the Jimenez case precisely because the CCA opined that clear and convincing "evidence of innocence entitles a prisoner to a new trial but that a 'preponderance' of such evidence does not."..."
"...• Instead of fighting it out in the courts, the AggreGAYtor suggests that gay fraternity Delta Lambda Phi competes with gender neutral “frarority’ Delta Lambda Psi in a ball. The first category is business professor realness..."
"...Liturgy (Sun., 2:05pm) Boundary-pushing Brooklyn act courts controversy with its self-styled "transcendental black metal."..."
"...In a statement this morning, ACLU executive director Terri Burke wrote, "Given the ongoing discrimination in voting federal courts have recently found in Texas – its adoption of racially biased redistricting plans and a photo ID requirement for voting – I’m not surprised that some state officials don’t want an independent organization to take a look at our elections."..."
"...Jan Reid: I’m not sure it could have been different, because of the Ruiz case, and the courts essentially had taken the reins of the prison system. The Clements Administration had backdoor policy, of paroling a huge number of people every week…..."
"...But should it do so, and decide that the three-judge panel got it wrong, the final TWHP rules contain a poison pill provision: If the courts require the Texas to do something that contravenes state law, the state will fold the entire program – potentially leaving more than 115,000 women without any access to health care. Whether the clause is in keeping with lawmakers' intent is unclear..."
"...Travis County District Courts: In all nine districts, incumbent Democrats are running unopposed. State Board of Education..."
"...In all, roughly 32,000 of those screened made it to a full-fledged pretrial investigation, for which staff collects references, conducts a background check, and considers a variety of issues – including employment status and family support – that might suggest whether a defendant will show for court or be rearrested. The agency then makes a recommendation to the courts about whether the person should be granted a personal bond..."
"...Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, as the Supreme Court prepared to consider the appeal of Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin, after lower courts had affirmed the university's affirmative action admissions procedures..."
"...28]. With or without the city, Save Our Springs Alliance will challenge the permit request in formal evidentiary hearings before the state Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulators and, if necessary, in the courts..."
"...That means Yeakel has agreed with federal Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin that Reed has been unable to prove he'd had sex with Stacey Stites prior to her death in 1996. If he can't prove a prior affair, then the DNA found in her connects him to her in death, the courts have ruled...."
"...17) Aussie's Grill & Beachbar In addition to great appetizers and pub fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back. 306 Barton Springs Rd...."
"..."That same jury assessed the sentence. The conviction has been upheld by the appeals courts."..."
"...The local tabloid publishes photos of local gays and calls for their hanging, while the government mounts legislation that would condemn them to life in prison. This doc closely follows the efforts of David Kato and fellow activists as they build a human rights case in the courts and in the press..."
"...Most of us (including the U.S. courts) over the following centuries have read Jefferson's analysis and the Establishment Clause itself as reassuring religious (and nonreligious) minorities that the government is constitutionally prohibited from favoring any form of religious beliefs in the public arena..."
"...Harrington suggests that the administration doesn't want to rock the boat with middle-class parents, and that it's fearful those parents will send their kids to charter schools. However, he argues that they must tackle this problem for the long-term good of the district, and TCRP has not ruled out using the courts to force them to do so..."
"...Arguably, a 10-1 plan would encourage ward politics (and the "independent" commission is a Rube Goldberg contraption invisible on the ballot); the 8-2-1 proponents may be relying too much on "diversity" arguments and the anticipated resistance of an electorate that has six times rejected districting. If both props achieve 50%, the proposal with the most votes win; if neither achieves 50%, districting goes down once again (unless imposed by the courts)...."
"...The Court of Criminal Appeals last week denied a stay of execution for Robert Wayne Harris, convicted in 2000 of killing two people during a shooting spree at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving. Unless the federal courts intervene, on Sept..."
"...› Texas Republicans suffered a double blow last week after D.C. courts rejected both their gerrymandered redistricting maps and their voter ID law for reducing minority voting rights..."
"...He's among those advocating for $4.3 million in funding for a new departmental Wildfire Division, which would work to mitigate the city's wildfire risk, increasingly high in West and Northwest Austin. For more on that, see "Wildfire Prevention Waiting for Ignition." Municipal Courts: No Room at the Inn..."
"...This week we have updates on two capital cases. Each has spent years pending in post-conviction appeals, and in each case, forensic testimony plays a key role – but how the courts will evaluate the science in resolving them remains uncertain. Rodney Reed..."
"...The rest are chosen from a pool in which reviewers also consider such factors as leadership, special achievements or talents, and racial and cultural diversity. The admissions process has been upheld by lower courts as meeting the Supreme Court's standard (established in a 2003 case, Grutter v..."
"...The Briseño factors are not scientific tools, they are the decayed remainder of an uninformed stereotype that has been widely discredited by the nation's leading groups on intellectual disability, including the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. That neither the courts nor state officials have stopped this execution is not only a shocking failure of a once-promising constitutional commitment, it is also a reminder that, as a society, we haven't come quite that far in understanding how so many of those around us live with intellectual disabilities."..."
"...Since then, Texas has failed during several times during legislative sessions to pass a law that would codify the principles from the Supremes' decision in Atkins v. Virginia; lawmakers have instead decided to allow the state's courts to work it out..."
"...It places further damage on the hundreds of thousands of lives, the players, coaches, administrators, and fans of Penn State football that had nothing to do with Sandusky. The real monsters here should be dealt with in civil and criminal courts, not by the righteous behavior of Emmert and the NCAA..."
"...Reportedly, Hearn and three accomplices kidnapped Meziere at gunpoint, forced him into his own car, and took him to an industrial area in the Oak Cliff area of South Dallas, where they shot him a dozen times before taking his wallet and personal items and fleeing in his car, which was found abandoned about five miles from the body. Hearn's execution has been set before but was stayed while courts considered appeals claiming he was mentally retarded and could not legally be executed..."
"...Whistler contacted Jack Darby, the man behind the online Austin crime database Krimelabb (also the source for much of the data used in this story, including data on the length and severity of the criminal history of repeat offenders), and the two developed a program that would let the 5th Street Community neighbors track area perps from arrest through disposition. Whistler gathered paperwork from the police and the courts, and she and a core group of neighbors began sitting in district court day after day, watching the process work...."
"...Supreme Court on Monday overturned most of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but left in place – for now, at least – the so-called "show your papers" provision, allowing cops to check immigration status. The court said it would wait to weigh in on that provision until state courts have a chance to rule on its legality...."
"...4, 2011). The only political consensus is that there will be school finance reforms next session – whether voluntarily introduced by lawmakers or demanded by Texas courts..."
"...Fennell is currently serving a 10-year sentence for kidnapping and sexual assaulting a woman while on duty and responding to a call for service as a Georgetown cop. Reed's case has been wending its way through state and federal courts on appeal since 1999, and, in the intervening years, a mass of evidence has come to light that paints Fennell as a man with a troubling history of violence toward women – a history that Reed's supporters say bolsters their contention that Fennell murdered Stites after discovering that she was having a sexual affair with Reed...."
"...Whether the courts will approve the new rules, of course, remains to be seen; a lawsuit brought by the state's PP clinics is currently pending in federal court that challenges the state's attempts to push its largest provider of WHP services out of the program for good. For more on the case, see "Planned Parenthood Wins Preliminary Injunction," April 30...."
"...Dear Editor, Got a beef with your cable company? Where do you go? Nowhere – except the courts, thanks to the bipartisan Texas legislators’ "screw you consumers bill" Senate Bill 5 79th (2) that stripped consumers of the right to file a complaint. The Texas Legislature gave Texas regulators rights to grant cable companies – like Time Warner – to operate (forever and ever) and stripped consumers (forever and ever) of the right to file complaints against the same cable companies..."
"...Those cases are detailed in a report attached to the registry. The registry includes 84 exonerees from Texas, and eight from Travis County – including Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen, who have not been legally exonerated, but against whom all charges related to the infamous yogurt shop murders were dismissed after their convictions were overturned by the courts and new DNA evidence linked to an unknown male cast serious doubt on the state's case against them...."