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Abbott Signs "Sanctuary Cities" Bill Into Law
Anti-immigrant bill to take effect on Sept. 1
"...with you; we will fight this assault in the courts, at the ballot box, and in the streets if..."

May 7, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Adler, Mayors to Meet With Sessions
Friday AG letter to “sanctuary cities” raises new alarm
"...immigrants without a warrant is purely voluntary, and some courts have called it unconstitutional.”..."

April 24, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional
Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps
"...representation. Our diversity is a strength and today the courts have ruled that Republicans will no longer attempt to..."

April 20, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bills Grant Texas Doctors Legal Cover to Mislead Pregnant Women
Is the Lege giving doctors a license to lie?
"...during an interview with CNN. An Intrusion of the Courts..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: The Way Things Are
Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls
"...enact a new voter ID law, and shouldn't the courts wait for that? Very reassuring. To The Victors …..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist
Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote
"...year because of the ongoing proceedings in the lower courts. The bill also faces a very different legal landscape..."

April 11, 2017 News Post by Richard Whittaker

No Sanctuary
Adler, mayors, receive “no clarification” from Homeland Security
"...of a ‘sanctuary city,’” said the mayor, “and the courts will likely have something to say.” He noted that..."

March 30, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Trump Detainer Report Figures “Inflated”
Homeland Security doctors local numbers to hurt Sally Hernandez's case
"...will be more leery to go back to the courts now."..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Cold as ICE
For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand
"...all such accused "criminals" are duly prosecuted in local courts, regardless of their immigration status. It's worth emphasizing that..."

March 24, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Court Rules Texas Congressional Map Discriminates
A federal panel said three districts were mapped to limit minorities
"...case has been up and down in the federal courts for some time, and the 2011 district lines were..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: A Victory for Travis
Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics
"...moot because the 2011 lines were redrawn by the courts in 2013 and those boundaries were used for subsequent..."

March 17, 2017 News Column by Michael King

The Texas Hammer: Public School Budget
Steal from the rich and give to the – well, not the kids
"...Tax Reduction. In 2006, the last time the Texas courts told the Legislature to fix school finance, lawmakers realized..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

ICE Continues Its Raids in Travis County
“Callous disregard for the climate of fear” in immigrant communities
"...effect on immigrant participation with law enforcement or the courts. "Mr. Bible denied political retribution and asserted that ICE..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Headlines
"...and attempting to dodge the constitutional violations that federal courts rejected. Texas Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton and Sen. Ted..."

March 10, 2017 News Feature

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

Death Watch: Cruel & Unusual Confinement
Convicted hit man faces third date with death
"...right to counsel. The state, federal, and 5th Circuit courts denied that motion. The Bexar County District Attorney's Office..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Waxing “Presidential”
Trump delivers the same threats in a more polite package
"...orientation, or gender identity." The resolution notes that the courts have thus far rejected the Trump regime's actions against..."

March 3, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Council Preview: Promised Land Use
Austin Oaks, Plaza Saltillo loom large at Thursday meeting
"...plenty more to zone (Thrasher Lane, Elysium Park, Bouldin Courts, Villas at Vinson Oak), plenty to contend. The musical..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird
Getting stranger with Kino Lorber, plus slime mold!
"...Hanging out in mall food courts with heroes of the era, even attending the strange..."

Feb. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Eight Places in Austin to Drink With Your Dog
Happy hour is more fun with Rover
"...Salt Lick’s comfort food. There’s also lawn games, volleyball courts, and a live music stage, guaranteeing that every time..."

Feb. 13, 2017 Food Post by Sierra Diaz

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights
When community matters more than the law
"...Federal courts have ruled that ICE detainer requests are just that..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Victoria Rossi

Confusion, Misery, Worry: The Immigration Ban in Texas
Refugee Services, SARA Organization attempt to keep their wits amidst chaos
"...first Syrians to resettle in Texas since the federal courts issued a stay on President Donald Trump's executive order..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Whiplash Generation
On trying to maintain humane sanity in a dangerously insane era
"...ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Abbott Cuts County Funding
Governor ices county for $1.8 million payout over immigration reforms
"...with its substance abuse diversion programs and family violence courts. County Judge Sarah Eckhardt confirmed the cuts during a..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...adapt the structure for use by the county's probate courts...."

Jan. 6, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break
Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court
"...adapt the structure for use by the County’s probate courts. That move will also relieve some of the overcrowding..."

Dec. 29, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
The biggest stories from local cops, courts, and criminals
"...city's impending policy is still gummed up in the courts, with no adjusted deployment date listed whatsoever...."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Incoming D.A. Margaret Moore Continues Her Restructure of Office
Would you like to hire a prosecutor?
"...to be run by Dayna Blazey and including specialty courts, diversion, and major crimes investigation (Montford and Moore will..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Headlines
"...criminal court judges of Travis County's district and county courts, penned a memo Monday requesting that APD's currently shuttered..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature

Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
Court judiciary pens memo to Council, county commissioners
"...these cases might need to return to the trial courts for review, and might possibly need to be re-tried.”..."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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