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Supremes to Examine Death Row Appeals
Supreme Court agrees to hear three Texas death row appeals during its new term
"...each case, the high court will determine whether lower courts – specifically the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and..."

Oct. 27, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
Our picks for the Nov. 7 election
"...Judge – and 10 years experience practicing before the courts in both criminal and civil cases. We believe that..."

Oct. 20, 2006 News Feature

The Roberts Court Begins Its First Term
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
"...to obtain parental consent before undergoing an abortion. The courts have thus far sided with Planned Parenthood of Northern..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Common Law
Admissibility of lie detectors
"...not been admissible at trial in most states. Many courts considered them unreliable because the scientific community did not..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

Who Killed Father Ryan?
A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence
"...recanted within hours, but thus far upheld by the courts. Within a week of Ryan's murder, Odessa police had..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
Right-wingers seize upon Schiavo case; and white-collar hucksters enjoy their freedom
"...should be removed has bounced from six different Florida courts to Gov. Jeb Bush's office to the Florida legislature..."

April 1, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

Why Bush Flip-Flopped on the Issue of Mexican Nationals on Death Row
The Executive Order to review the death penalty cases of Mexican nationals was probably designed to ease upcoming talks
"...The timing of last week's Executive Order requiring state courts in Texas and elsewhere to review the death penalty..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Endorsements
The Chronicle's picks in the Nov. 2 election
"...is the most important of the state's 14 intermediate courts. So it's imperative to elect the most qualified and..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature

The Supremes' Fall Season
Criminal justice, medical marijuana – and maybe redistricting? – on the high court's plate
"...sentence is based. While the Blakely ruling affected the courts in a dozen states, it was an even bigger..."

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Snake Eyes
As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory
"...that House members want first to see what the courts will do...."

May 21, 2004 News Column by Michael King

A Rather Unjudicious Race
Things get personal between the campaigns for Travis Co. judgeships
"...10 years of bench experience in municipal and county courts...."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

The House Gives DeLay His Map
Republicans push redistricting through, public opinion be damned
"...Legislature, not federal judges, should draw congressional districts. "The courts have run our schools and our prisons," said King,..."

July 11, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
T.A.B. Heads to D.C.?
"...group's luck has otherwise run dry in the state courts. The ruling bolstered District Attorney Ronnie Earle's argument that..."

May 30, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Can Lazarus Rise Again?
Gary Bradley faces bankruptcy, and Austin wonders if he'll survive and thrive one more time.
"...brunt of Bradley's failed loans. In 1995, the federal courts levied a $53 million judgment against Bradley, and with..."

Oct. 11, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Read the Fine Print
With arbitration clauses, homebuilders are erecting a legal wall to keep themselves out of court.
"...major home construction contracts keep lawsuits out of the courts and into the hands of private arbitrators. Though consumers..."

Aug. 30, 2002 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Page Two
Saving what we can of Barton Springs -- most recently threatened by a proposed development deal between the city and Stratus Properties -- requires pragmatism and compromise.
"...not supporting this build-out. Given the U.S. Constitution, the courts, and the Legislature, realistically there isn't much that can..."

July 19, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Constable 101
An introduction to the county constable's office
"...warrants issued by their respective justice of the peace courts, as well as the county courts and the district,..."

Feb. 1, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Gifts of the Magi
The State Theater Company's production of the musical The Gifts of the Magi, based on stories by O. Henry, features some appealing design work and polished performances, but they can't overcome the show's generic music and trite dialogue.
"...in it. The majority of the numbers by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain sound generic in the most..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Reasonably Offensive
Two civil suits against live music venues downtown call into question Austin's sound ordinance.
"...calculated" is increasingly looking like a question for the courts. Emotional Distress John Meyer says he's not sure how..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Postmarks
Gore vs. Bush vs. Nader vs. Ventura vs. Hernandez vs. Simone, approximately.
"...vote for either of them? The Democratic Party neither courts me nor cares about my concerns. Why should I..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Column

Endorsements
"...News, is one of the most aggressive, activist, anti-plaintiff courts in the nation. Even if the Democrats or Greens..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature

Permanent Visitors?
Unique View
"...providers such as private agencies, Child Protective Services, juvenile courts, psychiatrists, teaching staff, and churches...."

Jan. 1, 1999 News Feature by Traci Terrill

Saturday Night Live
Mayor Kirk Watson takes his downtown vision to the streets
"...We've been all over the country looking at community courts12 and how we can do a better job with..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Comrades in Court
Boll Weevil Case Could be City's Ace Card in Water Suit
"...the legislature had overstepped its authority and asked the courts to rule that the eradication foundation was unconstitutional. Their..."

April 17, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Targeting the Fat Cats
On Your Ballot: ALLC's Campaign Reform
"...by limiting the size of campaign contributions, even though courts have ruled such limits are unconstitutional. On November 4,..."

Oct. 10, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

The Fight
The ACLU heads into battle to protect your constitutional rights
"...of a presidential administration that seeks to override the courts at every turn, hellbent on continuing its exclusionary and..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A Dangerous Man
At 18, Billy Joe Wardlow took a man’s life. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his.
"...highest criminal court had thrown out the appeal, federal courts further up the line were free to do so..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Role of a Defense Attorney
"...was breaking from the habit amongst local media covering courts to trot out the same old, tired themes: Criminals..."

June 19, 2020 Postmarks

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?
"...avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts...; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or..."

May 8, 2020 Food Feature by Kareem Hajjar

Paxton Threatens Election Officials With Prosecution [UPDATE]
AG says he'll prosecute those who advise mail ballots to avoid COVID-19
"...times previously. We are waiting to hear from the courts."..."

May 4, 2020 News Post by Michael King

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