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Judge Appointed to Consider Court of Inquiry
Anderson will face veteran jurist
"...Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson today tapped a veteran North..."

Feb. 16, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ken Anderson Should Face Court of Inquiry in Morton Case
Judge Sid Harle signs off on probable cause
"...State Judge Sid Harle on Friday signed off on a probable cause affidavit, setting the stage for..."

Feb. 10, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Morton Case Court of Inquiry One Step Closer
Ken Anderson may have deliberately concealed exculpatory evidence
"...State Judge Sid Harle on Friday signed off on a probable cause affidavit that sets the stage..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Third Court Rules in Willingham Case
Matter must be referred to Judge Stubblefield
"...The Third Court of Appeals has ruled that the region's presiding administrative..."

Dec. 21, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Willingham Family Appeals to Third Court
Family hopes to see last week's ruling overturned
"...Willingham's surviving relatives are asking that the entire bench of the Texas Third Court of Appeals reconsider that panel's..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Future of Austin’s Crime Lab
The backlog of DNA evidence is moving, but is it shrinking?
"...passed since the Austin Police Department announced the shutdown of its DNA lab due to poorly trained staff and..."

Dec. 2, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Bill of the Week: Prosecuting the Prosecutors
DAs oppose proposal to expand criminal liability
"...a prosecutor opposed it – indeed, several, including representatives of both the Bexar and Harris County D.A.'s offices signed..."

April 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Hair Analysis: The Root of the Evidence Problem
Texas takes on first-in-the-nation statewide case review
"...Friday morning to move forward with a first-in-the-nation review of state criminal convictions that included testimony on microscopic hair..."

Jan. 13, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Appeals 3rd Court Ruling in Nisbett Murder
Can Stacey Soule prove that Vicki Nisbett is actually dead?
"...has filed a petition for discretionary review to the Court of Crim­inal Appeals requesting that the state's high criminal..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Release of Breaion King Arrest Footage Leads to APD Investigations
Police and community members meet for “an open, honest dialogue”
"...are under way at APD into the policing strategies of two Henry sector (Southeast) cops and the oversight of..."

July 22, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Group Accuses Morton Prosecutors of Gross Misconduct
Group files grievances with State Bar
"...lawyer accountability advocacy group on Monday filed a series of grievances with the State Bar, alleging that the lawyers..."

Nov. 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Tire Mound of Mystery
Thousands of city tires lie moldering southeast of town – and the city is claiming ignorance
"...in long rows and towering piles in the middle of a field southeast of Downtown are thousands of tires..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

APD's White Settles: The End of Mala Sangre?
Unanswered questions leave a cloud over top brass
"...this month, a few weeks before trial, the city of Austin and APD Detective Jeff White reached an agreement..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Death of Ben Brownlee
A Rockdale teenager's suicide raises questions about official protections for gay and transgendered kids
"...Karen Johle arrived home from work on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 18, her youngest son, 13-year-old Christopher Brownlee..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Science Goes to Court
Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance
"...Rigoberto Avila was in the living room of the small two-bedroom apartment on El Paso's west side..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card
"...Predictably, the governor's all-but-official presidential run cast a long shadow over the Capitol,..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

Williamson County Injustice
Morton attorneys call for court of inquiry
"...The best and worst of the criminal justice system was on display in the..."

Dec. 21, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Warrant Issued for Former WilCo DA
Judge finds evidence he hid favorable evidence from defense
"...the jurist who earlier this year presided over a court-of-inquiry to determine whether Anderson deliberately withheld evidence in connection..."

April 19, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Holding Prosecutors Accountable
Anthony Graves seeking justice for wrongful conviction
"...and sentenced to die for the gruesome multiple murder of Bobbie Joyce Davis, her daughter, and four grandchildren in..."

Jan. 21, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Female Perversions
"...but they're all there to service the movie's line of inquiry into how social conditioning shapes the female psyche...."

May 23, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Former DA Anderson Pleads Guilty to Withholding Evidence in Morton Case
Will do a turn in jail and surrender his law license
"...criminal contempt for withholding exculpatory evidence during his prosecution of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully convicted of the 1986..."

Nov. 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Dark Blue
"...corrupt LAPD Sergeant Eldon Perry, arrives at the tail-end of the third act of Dark Blue to blow the..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Where's Your Evidence?
Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy
"...prosecutors – in Gray County and the attorney general's office – for the right to DNA-test certain items of..."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Holding Prosecutors Accountable
Whitmire files bill to protect wrongfully convicted
"...In an effort to combat the growing number of wrongful convictions in Texas, state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston,..."

Feb. 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Liberty and Justice
Michael Morton tells Al Reinert his story of wrongful conviction and 25 years behind bars
"...time Michael Morton returned to the historic Williamson County Courthouse last year, it had long since been transformed into..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Jordan Smith

Baird To Rule on Recusal From Willingham Hearing
Willingham family seeks posthumous declaration of innocence
"...An inquiry into whether Texas executed an innocent man in 2004..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Morton Seeks Accountability
'Revenge is a natural instinct, but it's not what I'm asking for here'
"...the paper and kissed it as the assembled crowd of onlookers stood and applauded. "This is a happy day,..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

More WilCo Maneuvering in Morton Case
Bradley trying to pull plug on investigation?
"...With Michael Morton finally out of prison, is Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley trying..."

Oct. 14, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Holding Prosecutors Accountable
Anthony Graves seeks justice in wrongful conviction case
"...and sentenced to die for the gruesome multiple murder of Bobbie Joyce Davis, her daughter, and four grandchildren in..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Innocence Project Seeks Justice
Timothy Cole died before his false conviction could be overturned, but his family – and the victim of the real attacker – still seek closure
"...If Lubbock court officials had paid any attention to a letter they..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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