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To Build a Courthouse
Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired
"...arguments for a new Travis County Civil & Family Courts Complex – to be constructed, as it happens, on..."

Sept. 18, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

What Now? What Next?
With clinics already closing, Texas' extreme abortion restrictions head to the courts
"...been enjoined or otherwise blocked by state or federal courts. Can these latest iterations survive legal challenge, or will..."

July 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Will Vote-by-Mail Happen by July?
Legal battle clouds election planning timeline
"...Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’ll appeal. Will the courts provide a resolution by May?..."

April 23, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Beaten by Wackenhut
A former Travis County inmate alleges that Wackenhut Corporation bears responsibility for his prison beating.
"...Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. "The courts really have moved in the last 10 years to..."

July 5, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SOS Files for Bankruptcy
The stalwart defenders of Barton Springs reorganize in face of court loss.
"...advocate in the court of public opinion and the courts for preserving our Hill Country water and wildlife for..."

April 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Strange Case of the 353rd District Court
"Vexatious Litigant" Connor vs. incumbent Judge Sulak in Dem primary
"...been officially declared a “vexatious litigant” in two different courts...."

Feb. 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Love, Simon
Coming-out story remembers the romance.
"...about this big-screen Romeo and Romeo romance, as Simon courts an anonymous closeted schoolmate he’s met online in the..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Woman in Gold
Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis
"...famous Austrian composer, fought in the Austrian and American courts to win back that painting, along with five other..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Men, Women & Children
We might be able to connect as human beings if we could just disconnect from from our wired lives, says this movie about our modern world.
"...At shopping-mall food courts and Friday night football, the title’s interlocking men, women,..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Law Abiding Citizen
Vigilante justice may be just what the law requires in this film starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.
"...painful subtleties and Faustian backroom dealings of the Philadelphia courts: Rice, unwilling to risk his near-perfect conviction rate, nails..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crude
Expert documentarian Joe Berlinger sheds light on the epic environmental lawsuit filed by 30,000 Ecuadorans against the oil company Texaco, which is now owned by Chevron.
"...that surrounds the epic environmental lawsuit filed in U.S. courts by 30,000 Ecuadorans against the oil company Texaco. In..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Capitol Chronicle
The state gridlock persists on public school finance.
"...the Texas school finance system's last trip through the courts, to which Robin Hood was a supposedly temporary and..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Charlotte Sometimes
A sophisticated relationship drama about young Asian-Americans.
"...mood piece than a standard relationship drama, Charlotte Sometimes courts a vague and opaque tone which, although part of..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hail the Judge
"...a little bit helpful in ancient China's wildly amoral courts, has the star reaching such a level of put-down..."

Aug. 29, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Bad Behavior
"...love I've ever seen. The look of Bad Behavior courts shabbiness, the film wanders, and its end is modest,..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Dragon Inn
"...rescue of two young orphans from the dreaded Eunuch Courts by swordsmen Chow (Leung) and Yau (Lin Ching Hsia)..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Story of Qiu Ju
"...to the district chief, the town government, the civil courts,... to wherever each of them tells her to appeal..."

July 23, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Travis Judges Loosen Misdemeanor Bond Requirements
Judges issue "Standing Order" to expand use of personal bonds
"...the seven judges of the Travis County misdemeanor criminal courts issued a “Standing Order” to officially expand the use..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Post by Michael King

The Hightower Report: Turning Human Misery Into Corporate Profits
Corporations use the courts to prey on financially devastated Americans
"...the debt profiteers turn to their meanest dog: the courts...."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Raich Down But Never Out
"...she was done fighting for patient rights in the courts – at least for now. Part of the problem..."

May 15, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Iraq: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Did the Pentagon deliberately hide evidence of a friendly fire incident in Iraq from British courts?
"...inquiry into the Iraq debacle is being suppressed. British courts are finding their investigations being hog-tied, and the political..."

Feb. 6, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
Redistricting: the end? the feds and the courts pick up the shattered pieces of Texas
"...redress, somewhat wistfully, to the DOJ and the federal courts. Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, said the map contains..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Column by Michael King

The Short Unhappy Life of Sophia King
The APD shooting death of Sophia King was a tragedy waiting to happen.
"...on the grass behind her apartment at the Rosewood Courts housing project, where she was known and feared by..."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Criminally Innocent
How can you be exonerated of a crime that never happened?
"...their original accuser insist the men are innocent, the courts have disagreed, concluding that Stephanie's recantation is not as..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Drug Court: No Silver Bullet
If drug court isn't the answer, what is?
"...Travis County has one of the nation's oldest drug courts, begun in 1993 and presided over by Judge Joel..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Decatur, Ga.Austin Needs Tennis CourtsDear Editor,..."

March 11, 2005 Column

Scott Panetti: Sane Enough to Execute?
Supremes' June 28 ruling in case of Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti concludes that law requires condemned inmates have some 'rational understanding' of why they're being executed in order to satisfy Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment
"...5-4 majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy opined that the Texas courts and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' handling..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...And I have always supported drug courts, because we have a lot of drug cases in..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

The Sky's the Limit
County buys AMOA block for a new "hundred-year" courthouse
"...which until recent years also contained the county's criminal courts, now next door – operating at 40% over capacity,..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Neighbors Call Foul on Tennis Center Expansion
Galindo residents want to keep green space
"...with the city's proposed construction of eight new tennis courts for the South Austin Tennis Center, already home to..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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