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Who Killed Stacey Stites?
A re-examination of a Bastrop murder case leaves many unanswered questions.
"...small Texas town. "They [Bastrop County law enforcement and courts] have a much higher level of concern for the..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Citizens Not Invited
The Dems and Repubs posture over redistricting, while the rest of us just look on.
"...That dogfight is entering the middle rounds in the courts. The state Supreme Court is scheduled to issue a..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Death Row Dilemma
Resistant to Change
"...Lawyers pick on the board, Rodriguez says, because the courts allow them to. "I don't see them taking Judge..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

God's Steward at the TNRCC
In Barry McBee's Environment, Politics and Religion Mix
"...been injured, you have full access to the civil courts of this state."..."

Jan. 16, 1998 News Feature by Robert Bryce

PAC by Popular Demand
Critics Say ALLC's Reforms Won't Stem the Tide of Big Money
"...campaign finance ordinances. Pickens said he doubts that the courts will allow a city ordinance to supersede state law...."

Oct. 31, 1997 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Can’t Vote by Mail Now? Perhaps November.
Courts have time – if not the will – to expand VBM before general election
"...Fifth Circuit and therefore, hope remains that the federal courts will restore equal voting rights in time for the..."

June 30, 2020 News Post by Michael King

The Common Law
The stay at home order vs. the right to assembly (protest) and free speech
"...is siding in favor of the First Amendment. Ultimately, courts may be left to determine these tensions. How courts..."

June 5, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

Mike Denton Jumps Into County Attorney Race
As expected, just-retired judge announces campaign for Dem nomination
"...his case, noting particularly his work to create specialized courts that emphasize diversion over conviction: domestic violence courts that..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

How to Help Detained Migrant Families
Make an impact by contributing to these advocacy groups
"...assist in building a new respite center for refugees. Courts & Ports..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Katelyn Landry

Texas Targets DACA
Are Texas and Trump colluding to end DACA?
"...efforts, calling them "virtually unexplained" and thus "unlawful." While courts in California and New York have ordered the administration..."

May 18, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

459th District Court: New Civility
All rise for the new bench
"...latter is an associate judge already in the county courts, with most of her time spent in the CPS..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Nonprofits and the City's Quest for Affordable Housing
Helping usher Austin out of a quagmire of inequality
"...funds to construct the 186 units at Santa Rita Courts, Rosewood Courts, and Chalmers Courts. Each continues to serve..."

July 14, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Lege Lines: Deliberately Discriminatory
Voter ID's future in Texas, without the DoJ
"...Ken Paxton, a de facto upholding of the lower courts...."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

If Not Rosewood, Then Chalmers?
D3 CM would like to see Chalmers upgraded
"...Urban Development Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant to revitalize Rosewood Courts, District 3 Council Member Pio Renteria would encourage HACA..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Funding Balance
Some Austin politicos think qualified candidates of average means are deterred from running due to low contribution limits
"...overall by groups and candidates during the election cycle. Courts have consistently upheld laws that require such groups to..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Jack Craver

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Exclusion
The provider claims the state is breaking federal law
"...effort, say PP representatives. The provider optimistically notes federal courts have blocked similar attempts in Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana, and..."

Nov. 23, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

HB 2 Goes to Washington
Providers want ASC and admit privileges rules gone
"...conflict with decisions from the 7th and 9th Circuit Courts, as well as the Iowa Supreme Court, which hold..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Take Up HB 2
Providers want ASC and admit privileges rules gone
"...conflict with decisions from the 7th and 9th Circuit Courts, as well as the Iowa Supreme Court, which hold..."

Sept. 3, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Next Stop for HB 2 – The Supreme Court?
Legal experts eye Texas law as the most likely abortion case to make it to the high court
"...regulations sweep the nation, state by state, and circuit courts create a patchwork of contradictory opinions, legal scholars predict..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Freedom to Marry Comes to Town
National Freedom to Marry Campaign hosts town hall Monday in ATX
"...Court and when, though, clearly, we’re calling on the courts to take a case. Families should not have to..."

Dec. 15, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Changing Directions
Community-based programs aim to redirect the 'school-to-prison pipeline'
"...misdemeanor tickets that students can receive, handled by municipal courts or justices of the peace, hold serious implications. A..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Dagny Zenovia

Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
"...same panel sent Jasper to death row. Unless the courts intervene, Texas intends to execute him on March 19...."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Perry Chills on Pot Decriminalization
Texas Gov comes out in support of less punitive drug policy
"...punitive drug policy, and supports programs such as drug courts: "after 40 years of the war on drugs, I..."

Jan. 31, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Clemency Process Poor, But Good Enough for Government Work
BPP and court deny Tamayo execution reprieve. Last stop, Perry
"...Texas agree to the ICJ ruling, but the state courts have balked, and the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately ruled..."

Jan. 22, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Madness and Forensics
Two capital cases raise psychological and evidentiary issues
"...of the year) be put on hold while the courts can consider whether Texas would violate their constitutional rights..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Letters at 3AM: Just Since April
Secret surveillance efforts fly in the face of our Constitution
"...Charlie Rose to tell Americans that "you have federal courts overseeing the [surveillance] program ... and you have Congress..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

The AggreGAYtor: July 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Prop 8 supporters in California have been told to..."

July 17, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Judge Edith Jones: Blacks and Hispanics More Violent
Complaint filed over Jones's discriminatory and biased comments
"...report by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Forty-percent of those complaints were filed by prison inmates...."

June 4, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: First Bread, Then Circus
If the 83rd Lege glazed your eyeballs, act two might wake the balcony
"...Antonio federal court to replace GOP-authored maps that the courts had concluded discriminated against minority voters. It's not entirely..."

May 31, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Supremes Agree Texas Inmate Should Have Appeal Heard
Extends 2012 ruling on ineffective assistance of counsel
"...of Criminal Appeals and the federal district and appeals courts previously ruled that Trevino forfeited that claim by not..."

May 29, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

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