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School Finance: A Timeline
"...school finance is an issue for states, not federal courts...."

May 1, 2015 News Feature

Lege Lines
Budget fight on the horizon, GOP leadership spat, TMF thwarts anti-choice measures, and more
"...voter ID fight of 2011? It's back in the courts, with the Texas NAACP appearing before the 5th Circuit..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: April 21
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The arc of the moral universe is long, but..."

April 21, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Bill of the Week
Rep. Dutton proposes to cut taxes for sexually-oriented business
"...for strip clubs) was challenging the bill in the courts. In 2008, District Court Judge Scott Jenkins ruled it unconstitutional..."

April 17, 2015 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: Deficient Counsel, but Not Prejudicial
Lawyers' terrible job not enough to overturn a death sentence
"...In writs filed with the state and federal courts, appellate attorneys have noted the lack of preparation his..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Woman in Gold
Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis
"...famous Austrian composer, fought in the Austrian and American courts to win back that painting, along with five other..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Permanent Markers
How a trailer becomes brick-and-mortar
"...for themselves. Savvy landlords turned empty lots into food courts, some with more amenities than others. Austin's scene soon..."

April 10, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The AggreGAYtor: April 2
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Lobbying the courts is a thing in Texas, Indiana loses its big..."

April 2, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The Hightower Report: Turning Human Misery Into Corporate Profits
Corporations use the courts to prey on financially devastated Americans
"...the debt profiteers turn to their meanest dog: the courts...."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Playback: Upholding the Code
Keeping SXSW safe selectively?
"...ring up between $200-600, depending on deferments from the courts...."

April 3, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Lege Lines
School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more
"...around and try to play lawyer and out-guess the courts?"..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: Meth, Madness, and Death
Capital case tests limits of insanity defense
"...Courts denying Sprouse's appeals have noted that he had an..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Lege Lines: Brewing Up Beer Bills, Biz Lobby Smacks Tax Cuts, and More
The Lege brews up beer bills, the biz lobby slams Patrick's tax cuts, and more
"...the grand jury commissioner method of jury selection. Currently, courts can either use a jury pool, or the judge..."

March 27, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Women's unequal status under Israeli law is vividly conveyed in this award-winning film
"...for refusal. The primary interest of the presiding rabbinical courts is the preservation of the Jewish family, so unless..."

March 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
SXSW Thursday handicapping by the blurb
"...of 2011 debut EP Líneas Mentales, the psych-painted sextet courts fans of past stage-mates Arcade Fire and TV on..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

The Luv Doc: Family Friendly
Getting to know the neighbors
"...You, however, seem to be in a relatively safe..."

March 13, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

The Legal Trail
"...who died from injuries) filed four lawsuits in three courts alleging that South by Southwest and Bastrop-based Transportation Design..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The AggreGAYtor: March 5
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Alabama is bucking and braying at superior courts to keep its marriage ban. The Fugly..."

March 5, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Death Watch: Insufficient Arguments
Manuel Vasquez hasn't had a lot of luck convincing judges that he shouldn't be on death row
"...ago, though none has carried much weight with the courts. His direct appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals,..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...slaves and therefore being denied rights, they petitioned the courts to be recognized as white. A tribunal of judges..."

March 6, 2015 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Divine Semantics
"...of marriage are not decided by the state, the courts, or majority vote, but then you lose track, for..."

March 4, 2015 Postmarks

News Roundup: Never Give Up
Fight against marriage equality continues; F&F looks for a new venture
"...for a judicial-conduct complaint. That’s why we have appellate courts, to consider trial court rulings,” he said. “[The complaint]..."

March 2, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

The Hightower Report: Debt Buyers Bury Hard-Hit Consumers in Lies
Surprise! Debt collectors are unscrupulous.
"...against debtors in a recent four-year period, using our courts as its private collection arm. Problem is, Encore's bulk..."

Feb. 27, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Buehler's Civil Case Dismissed, for Now
Cop watch activist plans to appeal
"...Antonio Buehler had two misdemeanor charges dismissed by municipal courts – became even more so on Friday, Feb. 20,..."

Feb. 23, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

News Roundup: Marriage (In)equality, Buehler, and the Mayor
Paxton vs. true love; Buehler civil suit dismissed; and more
"...Lane’s dismissal, citing Lane’s own acknowledgement that other circuit courts don’t agree with the Fifth Circuit, but he conceded..."

Feb. 23, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

UPDATED: Travis County Allows First Texas Gay Marriage
Travis County clerk issues marriage license to gay couple this morning
"...UPDATED: Conservative Attorney General Ken Paxton swiftly filed and..."

Feb. 19, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Common Law: Can a Friend Officiate the Wedding?
Marriage through the eyes of Texas
"...ceremonies, including a justice of the Supreme Court or courts of appeals; federal or magistrate judge (located in Texas);..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Column by Luke Ellis

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell
It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life
"...unnamed Dallas Democratic judge for the innovation of drug courts "that treat alcoholism and drug addiction as a disease,..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War
The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills
"...of foreign laws (i.e. Sharia Law) to either state courts or marriage cases, despite the fact that the First..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Anti-Immigration Lawsuit on Shaky Ground
Anti-immigrant lawyers file Brownsville lawsuit against Obama order
"...expansion of executive power in a century, and the courts are another means of trying to restrict the expansion..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

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