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Point Austin: Primary Lessons
Doggett victory bracing in an otherwise gerrymandered day
"...the block past the university – and until the courts rule on or direct the final district lines, he..."

June 1, 2012 News Column by Michael King

City Panel To Hear More on Yogurt Shop Murders
Former investigator takes issues with PSC member's comments
"...violation with the way the cases were prosecuted, the courts ultimately overturned both Springsteen's and Scott's convictions. And after..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cable Beef
"...company? Where do you go? Nowhere – except the courts, thanks to the bipartisan Texas legislators’ "screw you consumers..."

May 22, 2012 Postmarks

The Problem of Wrongful Conviction
New registry details nearly 900 cases
"...were dismissed after their convictions were overturned by the courts and new DNA evidence linked to an unknown male..."

May 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Seeing Red in House District 47
Downton and Workman campaigns are black and blue in Travis' only red district
"...he's spent the last year defending the maps in courts in San Antonio and D.C. But he was never..."

May 18, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...He would be a solidly progressive addition to the courts. Travis County District Attorney: Rosemary Lehmberg..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature

Courting Change
Travis County needs a new civil and family courthouse – and a new way of doing business
"...move the civil and family sections of the county's courts to a separate building. They're currently pondering whether or..."

May 4, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Gentlewoman and a Scholar
Smith takes home Texas Institute of Letters journalism award
"...into question the legitimacy of physical evidence in Texas courts. The case is now under appeal because forensic evidence..."

April 17, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

From the Vaults: Bully x 2
"Bully," the 2001 film by Larry Clark, has been overshadowed
"...went out unrated. What is it about bullies that courts controversy and limits conversation?..."

April 16, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

'I Need Rehab Not Discipline'
Ahmede Jabbar Bradley was fatally shot by an APD officer

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Panel Emphasizes Need for Prosecutorial Oversight
Michael Morton's case is one of dozens in which misconduct has been alleged
"...Although courts have confirmed that prosecutorial misconduct occurred in 91 Texas..."

April 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Letters at 3AM: A Pattern of Subversion
President Obama regularly oversteps his bounds of office
"...of the Constitution trumps those of Congress and the courts."..."

April 6, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Life in Prison for Hemp
José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.
"...connected with the work of those labs, demands that courts exercise caution when analyzing lost or destroyed evidence," the..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wagner Walks, Loewy Balks
No disciplinary action and no indictment in officer-involved fatal shooting

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge to Bee Cave: Leave Planet K Alone
Bee Cave on the warpath over novelty shop's signage

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Redistricting: A Timeline
"...after the 2000 Census, leaving the matter to the courts...."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Welcome to the Circus!
The redistricting fight and the grassroots politics of chaos
"...April 21 in the Austin Convention Center." If the courts stick with that date, then the party will not..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

APD Defends Flawed Yogurt Shop Case
Assistant chief rejects idea that “tunnel vision” played a role in the investigation
"...and two convictions that were subsequently overturned by appellate courts. Moreover, in 2008, newly tested DNA evidence obtained from..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Why You're Not Voting Today
How gerrymandering took Texas out of Super Tuesday
"...campaigning earlier, rather than fighting the elections in the courts, then none of this would have happened...."

March 6, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Abbott Joins Anti-Birth Control Lawsuit
State jumps into contraceptive fray

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A 3-D Race for the Bench
Three Dems vying for high-profile felony court
"...program run through the 167th court. Diver­sion and specialty courts (such as drug court and domestic violence court) help..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Paper Towel Choking Case Back in Appeals Court
Briefs filed for and against a new trial

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

System in Texas Is Broken
"...people DT while in custody. Faster access to the courts and a greater financial reward for decent representation is..."

Feb. 20, 2012 Postmarks

Ultrasound Suit Loses Ground
Sparks says his hands are tied after 5th Circuit finds ultrasound law constitutional
"...federal court in North Carolina; in each case, the courts have barred enforcement of the law – and unlike..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Answering the Redistricting Questions
The answers are mostly, no, no and May 29
"...already saying that they may have to ask the courts for a ruling that will allow them to change..."

Feb. 16, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...negotiations at an impasse and the San Antonio federal courts telling all parties that they must reach an agreement..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature

Judges to State: Fix Your Maps Now
New districts by Feb. 6 or primary shifts
"...issues, which are still being hammered out in other courts...."

Jan. 29, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Texas Map Morass
SCOTUS sends San Antonio court back to the drawing board
"...very similar to the interim maps. After all, the courts are still responsible for protecting the voting rights of..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ultrasound Reimposed by Appeals Court
Edith Jones and the 5th Circuits rule mandatory ultrasounds constitutional
"...women" seeking abortion. Sparks reminded Mitchell that the federal courts do not file "advisory" opinions on issues not before..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SCOTUS: Back to the Redistricting Drawing Board
State, local politicians respond to latest shifts on the maps
"...decisions of elected leaders. As the Justices point out, courts are ill-suited to make policy judgments and redistricting is..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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