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Report Highlights Inequities in AISD Funding
Title I cash and private fundraising don't align in most local schools
"...district, and TCRP has not ruled out using the courts to force them to do so. However, he said..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Chartering a New Course
A thumbnail portrait of the proposed City Charter propositions
"...districting goes down once again (unless imposed by the courts)...."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...probably the most important environmental decision that the federal courts have made in a very long time. I think..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Death Row Inmate Hoping for Supreme Intervention
Original defense attorney called no witnesses and presented no mitigating evidence
"...the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving. Unless the federal courts intervene, on Sept. 20 he'll be the eighth man..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Tug of War Between Art and Morality
Andrew Shea's 'Portrait of Wally' follows the trail of Nazi plunder
"...private collection, including Portrait of Wally. The Austrian restitution courts had sent Portrait of Wally to the Austrian National..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

"...Republicans suffered a double blow last week after D.C. courts rejected both their gerrymandered redistricting maps and their voter..."

Sept. 7, 2012 News Feature

Public Safety: A Growth Industry
As the city grows, so does the public safety budget
"...on that, see "Wildfire Prevention Waiting for Ignition." Municipal Courts: No Room at the Inn..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Mexican President Says Texas Court Ruling Discriminates Against Poor Defendants
Nieto asks U.S. Supremes to review notorious Austin case
"...evidence is required "reinforces" a split among the federal courts as to what level of evidence is needed, he..."

Aug. 29, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reed and Swearingen Evidence in Question
Two more death penalty cases under appeal scrutiny
"...testimony plays a key role – but how the courts will evaluate the science in resolving them remains uncertain...."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ineffective Counsel Blamed in Death Row Inmate's Case
John Balentine was convicted of a triple murder of teenagers in Amarillo

Aug. 17, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Justice Demands Affirmative Action
In UT admissions case, 'diversity' is important – but justice more so
"...diversity. The admissions process has been upheld by lower courts as meeting the Supreme Court's standard (established in a..."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Death Watch: Texas Goes Through With Wilson Execution
Supreme Court declines to intervene in case of man with IQ of 61
"...Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. That neither the courts nor state officials have stopped this execution is not..."

Aug. 8, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Texas Set to Kill Mentally Disabled Man
Few hours remain for Supremes to step in
"...Virginia; lawmakers have instead decided to allow the state's courts to work it out. As such, the Court of..."

Aug. 7, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

When Dewhurst Goes Back to Senate
How Cruz and Campbell's run-off wins rewrite the Legislature
"...both voter ID and redistricting are stuck in the courts.) He's not the only exiting committee chair. Add to..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Docket Is Full, but Judges Are Few
Federal judges see a jump in cases as court vacancies go unfilled
"...Chief Jus­tice John Roberts – has recommended expanding the courts to incorporate 53 new permanent district judgeships, including four..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Sucking the Life From Penn State
The baddest beast on the block
" should be dealt with in civil and criminal courts, not by the righteous behavior of Emmert and the..."

July 23, 2012 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Junket to Portugal Instead of England

July 16, 2012 Postmarks

Jovita's Defendant Not a Dealer, Lawyer Says
Tatiana Huang came to Austin to attend UT

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Appeal Denied, Another Heads to the Chamber
Stockbroker was shot 12 times
"...execution has been set before but was stayed while courts considered appeals claiming he was mentally retarded and could..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The 5th Street Posse
Neighbors and cops banded together to shut down this open-air drug market
"...disposition. Whistler gathered paperwork from the police and the courts, and she and a core group of neighbors began..."

July 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Jovita's Court Dates Continue
Alleged kingpin will have his hearing July 10

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

"...wait to weigh in on that provision until state courts have a chance to rule on its legality...."

June 29, 2012 News Feature

AISD Weighs Tax Increase
District considers joining already crowded election ballot
"...whether voluntarily introduced by lawmakers or demanded by Texas courts. Either way, Education Austin President Ken Zarifis called it..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

More Details Emerge in Jovita's Case
Detention hearing for Amado Pardo set for June 28

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Officer Settles Claim Against Young Driver
Lawsuit followed incident that left Byron Carter dead

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge Recommends Rejecting Rodney Reed Appeal
Magistrate judge contends that DNA proves Reed's guilt
"...has been wending its way through state and federal courts on appeal since 1999, and, in the intervening years,..."

June 29, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SCOTUS Overturns Most of Arizona Immigration Law
Court also outlaws life-without-parole for juveniles
"...that provision until challenges to it made in state courts have been resolved. Those challenges could be resolved in..."

June 25, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Changes Rules for Planned Parenthood
Another twist in the assault on family-planning clinics
"...Whether the courts will approve the new rules, of course, remains to..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

DNA Testing Granted in Skinner Case
It took more than a decade, but Skinner wins fight to test evidence

June 8, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dem Results: Few Surprises
Several Democratic incumbents easily secured victory Tuesday night

June 1, 2012 News Feature

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