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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

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...And I have always supported drug courts, because we have a lot of drug cases in..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

A Quarrel With the Status Quo
Charlie Baird on criminal justice, equity, and the Travis County D.A.
"...can tell you ... you can go in those courts .... I think Judge Sage told me she'd tried..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

D.A. Face-Off
Charlie Baird vs. Rosemary Lehmberg
"...If the federal courts ever resolve the redistricting disputes delaying the Texas primaries,..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Ultrasound Law Takes Effect
Court gives green light during appeal of anti-abortion law
" anyone else seeking a fair hearing from our courts."..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Civics 101
"...OCCUPY THE COURTS Protest the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling on its..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Column

Page Two: Lost Horizon
A journey both medical and existential
" Covering Local News: How To Report on Cops, Courts, Schools, Emergencies, and Government and blogs about the growing..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Column by Louis Black

Arena Case Meets the Supremes
Will the Supremes find innocence sufficient for vindication?
" much deference should be given to the lower courts in determining whether Arena could be cleared on grounds..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Austin's Violent Start to the New Year
Police record three murders within first week of 2012

Jan. 13, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup: 12/30/11
Your drug war news
"...not a problem that should be clogging up our courts, jails, and prisons with addicts."..."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Did City Stifle Free Speech?
Judge to rule soon on city's trespass citations during Occupy protest

Dec. 30, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

"...more than 60% of Texas students, pending in the courts...."

Dec. 30, 2011 News Feature

"...primary elections from March 6 to April 3; the courts still have to thrash out the congressional and state..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature

Murder Case Marks 20th Year
Yogurt shop murder case still unsolved

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Exonerees Testify About Mistaken Eyewitness IDs
Police departments statewide must adopt new lineup procedures

Dec. 9, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Doggett, Travis Returned to Normalcy
New congressional map gives Travis a three-way split, which is a lot better than five
" another's throats in vicious primary fights. Now federal courts have overturned all three maps, ending a political conflict..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pease Out
New year will mean limited park use for commercial fitness groups
"...classes obstructing sidewalks and stairways, blocking basketball and tennis courts, and using equipment, such as tires and elastic bands,..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Task Force to Abbott: Don't Mess With Texas
Minority and voter representation advocates deplore AG's stalling
"...chair Gary Bledsoe) noted, the maps approved by the courts "do not reflect the political overreach of the legislature,..."

Nov. 30, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Class Differences Not the Problem
"...soon. The problem is that the people and the courts have ceded the power to politicians to grant favors..."

Nov. 21, 2011 Postmarks

Morton Prosecutor Wrote the Book on Crime
Judge Ken Anderson as a prosecutor leapt to judgment on Morton
"...finally freed last month and declared innocent by the courts. After years of refusal by Anderson's successor, D.A. John..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Page Two: Fatty and Mabel
On writing and muses in the bright, fresh morning
"...was over. Interestingly, this was not because of the courts or the media or the public. It was because..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Rick Perry Death Watch
Another Execution for Texas
"...Esparza was slated for lethal injection on Wednesday evening; courts had rejected a bid to have his execution postponed..."

Nov. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Ordered To Redraw Maps
D.C. Courts: Don't gerrymander Texas
"...Party Chair Boyd Ritchie said in a statement: "The courts said what we've been saying all along. These illegal..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Stay for Skinner
Hank Skinner was scheduled to die this week

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Court Seeks More Info in Choking Case
Attorneys asking court to throw out Jimenez conviction

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Travis Report: Autopsy Facts and Figures
2010 Medical Examiner’s report released

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Stars, Bars and Radiator Grills
Texas DMV votes no on Confederate flag license plates
"...are expected to challenge the denied request in the courts, but just as significant may be the impact on..."

Nov. 10, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Feds Toss Out Election Maps
Three judge panel stick sword in heart of the Gerrymander
"...tried to game the system by going through the courts rather than the Department of Justice. Yet even the..."

Nov. 8, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

School Lawsuits Multiply
Three groups of Texas school districts are suing the state over the public school finance system
" force lawmakers to fix it is through the courts...."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Last-Minute Appeals on Skinner Execution
Skinner denied access to DNA testing
" the urging of Gov. Rick Perry) or the courts demand that the evidence, which could demonstrate that someone..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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