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State Races Make for Critical Choices in the Middle of the Ballot
Taking a look at the state slate
" of seven seats between the state's two highest courts, the Supreme Court (which only handles civil matters) and..."

Oct. 16, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Answers to Your Questions About Voting by Mail in Travis County
"...voter suppression tactic and is now being challenged in courts.)..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature

Abbott Issues Proclamation Limiting Ballot Drop-Off Sites
Only one location per county allowed under the order
"...a statement issued today, TDP Chair Gilbert Hinojosa said, “Courts all over the country, including the Fifth Circuit yesterday,..."

Oct. 1, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: UT’s Gender Affirmation Project Is Back With Virtual Clinics
Plus, rainbow reading, queerlesque, and more to-do’s
"...pandemic has slowed just about every function of the courts." Travis County is hearing name and gender marker cases,..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...including Barking Springs, disc golf courses, and neighborhood tennis courts. Quote of the Week..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature

Key Races on the November Ballot
A quick guide to the biggest contests to tide you over until endorsements
"...years in contests for Railroad Commission, the state's high courts, and (for those south of the river) the State..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Reid Replies
"...Considered A Description of the Reid Technique How the Courts View the Reid technique There is no behavior unique..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Postmarks

Boys State
Austin-shot documentary tracks the future, confused leaders of America
"...event. They’re milling around on the Clark Field sport courts, in the shadowy back rows of assemblies led by..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Mike Clark-Madison

As Eviction Crisis Looms, Local Leaders Ramp Up Relief
Help is on the way?
"...county's initial eviction moratorium was temporarily lifted and its courts resumed sessions, 370 eviction cases were set for hearing,..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Jose Benjamin Montaño

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuit
Filing: Court “incorrectly abdicated” duty to uphold women’s rights
"...they have a right to redress in the federal courts. While they remain optimistic about the legislative changes and..."

Aug. 11, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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

Pointing Out Detention Centers "In Plain Sight"
Sky-high art turns eyes to migrant detention and incarceration
"...and 5th, planes will fly above detention centers, immigration courts, and international bridges throughout the United States, scripting messages..."

July 3, 2020 Arts Post by Victoria Rossi

The Common Law
Child custody & COVID-19
"...even if the school is closed. Simply put, Texas courts have ruled that COVID-19 and any associated governmental regulations..."

July 3, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

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

Amid COVID Surge, City of Austin to Close City Parks, Barton Springs Pool
Officials fear holiday weekend will give virus a transmission boost
"...and recreational facilities – such as golf courses, tennis courts, boat ramps, recreation/cultural centers, museums, the Austin Nature &..."

June 29, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

SCOTUS Protects Abortion Rights, Upholds Texas Precedent
Roberts concurs with majority to strike down Louisiana measure
" move the dial back decades by filling the courts with conservative judges and justices. This ploy did not..."

June 29, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

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

Showtime's Outcry Unravels the Greg Kelley Case
Everyone thinks they know what happened to the wrongly-accused Leander highschooler, but Pat Kondelis needed to find the whole story
"...entire story as it wound its way through the courts – with the facts changing constantly. The filmmaker said,..."

June 26, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Disturbed and Disappointed
"...protect the public against all forms of victimization, our courts need fair and impartial judges, not judges acting as..."

June 19, 2020 Postmarks

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

Paxton Renews Threats Against Vote-by-Mail
Attorney General threatens “criminal sanctions” for “illegal” VBM
"...he said that “it is up to the federal courts to step in.” (“Texas Voters Face Malicious Prosecutions After..."

June 15, 2020 News Post by Michael King

How Are We Going to Vote?
While the U.S. moves toward voting by mail, Texas digs in its heels
"...Texas voters, by court orders subsequently stayed by higher courts following appeals by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. It's..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

The Common Law
The stay at home order vs. the right to assembly (protest) and free speech
" 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

Voting By Mail? The Decision Is Yours.
Texas Supreme Court rejects Paxton writ of mandamus, leaves VBM to voter
" COVID-19," as had been entertained in the lower courts – but left to the voter to determine if..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

A Month After Mike Ramos Died, Some Hesitant Steps Toward Accountability
Justice comes slowly
"...police violence and their families often turn to civil courts for restitution. Because lethal force policies give leeway to..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Austin Reopens Some Public Services and Private Businesses
Here's what you need to know before you head out
", such as bars, water parks, and mall food courts, allowed by the governor to reopen...."

May 30, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

Texas Supreme Court Issues Ambiguous Decision on Vote-By-Mail
Rules COVID-19 risk not a “disability" – leaves VBM decision to voters
"...matter; separate lawsuits are pending in state and federal courts, and most observers believe the dispute will eventually rise..."

May 28, 2020 News Post by Michael King

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...the album sails on the singer's siren song, which courts Lynchian mystery on lead-off roofie "Behold" ("I like suspense,..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Phase Two of reopenings, including water parks, mall food courts, driver education programs, and adult rec sport leagues...."

May 29, 2020 News Feature

Council Recap: Strategies for Keeping Austin Workers Safe
City Council tackles reopenings, relief funds, and more
"...The freeze on eviction proceedings established by Travis County courts is set to be lifted on June 1, and..."

May 22, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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