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When an Emergency Is Not an Emergency
Supreme Court rules against Fourth Amendment protection
"...'creation' or 'manufacturing' of an exigency by the police, courts require something more than mere proof that fear of..."

May 18, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
A Wall Street Apology?; and The Art of Tax-Dodging
"...to know that the FBI, Justice Department, and federal courts are all over the major crime cases that so..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Point Austin: What Do They Conserve?
The 82nd Legislature sets a new standard for official recklessness
"...again feebly defending its abandonment of public education. But courts are painfully slow, and Texans will feel the results..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Reefer Madness: Drug Court: No Silver Bullet
If drug court isn't the answer, what is?
"...Travis County has one of the nation's oldest drug courts, begun in 1993 and presided over by Judge Joel..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Has Doggett Found the Four-Way Map?
Plan to split Travis County even further surfaces
"...(as happened in the infamous 2003 re-redistricting) or the courts...."

April 28, 2011 News Post by Lee Nichols

...And In More Comedic News
A comic in Canada gets fined for insulting lesbian patrons
"...or do anything in the name of "a joke?" Courts in Canada think not...."

April 26, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

Naked City
Natalie Antonetti cold case; Forensic Science Commission

April 22, 2011 News Feature

Davis Gets 36 Years for 1985 Murder
Conviction in death of Natalie Antonetti

April 22, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Senate Passes DNA Bill
Other criminal justice reforms stalled
"...the previous test results." Moreover, the bill would require courts to order any unidentified DNA profile to be compared..."

April 6, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Page Two: High Dive
As they abandon their platform, Republicans threaten to take government down with them
"...Scott Walker has been ignoring specific rulings by the courts, as his gang is busy implementing its union-busting legislation...."

April 1, 2011 Column by Louis Black

The Hightower Report
Newt Fakes It; and From Democracy to Plutocracy
"...unions, unleashing corporate money in politics, restricting access to courts, gutting financial and environmental regulation – all of these..."

March 25, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Sweet Sixteen Roulette
No bracket required
"...pub fare, Aussie's offers big-screen TVs and beach volleyball courts out back. 306 Barton Springs Rd., 480-0952. www.aussiesbar.com. $..."

March 25, 2011 Food Feature

sxswf: Trailer Park
Teasers for 'Turkey Bowl' 'Incendiary: The Willingham Case' 'Super'
"...the governor … took the position that, well, the courts have all looked at this. So it's fine. And..."

March 12, 2011 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Case That Wouldn't Stay Closed
The facts: a tragic house fire, a man executed, a governor under suspicion. Everything else is a mystery.
"...the governor ... took the position that, well, the courts have all looked at this. So it's fine. And..."

March 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Jordan Smith

Skinner Wins With Supremes
Death row inmate can sue for access to DNA evidence
"...the state’s post-conviction DNA statute have been rebuffed. The courts have ruled in part that because Skinner’s attorneys failed..."

March 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Chicago
Teen actors show a good grasp of Kander & Ebb's jaded Jazz Age satire
"...it was created. Its vision of loveless marriages, corrupt courts and prisons, human life as a commodity (and a..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

When the New Thing Is Old News Already
Call it Murphy's nth Law of Computing: 'Any given program, when running, is obsolete'
"...detriment, dragging copyright violators and illegal downloaders through the courts has not protected its profits or killed off pirate..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Graves Sues for Innocence
Anthony Graves is seeking to have his name finally cleared
"...Lawyers with the Texas Civil Rights Project and the..."

Feb. 28, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Roundup 2/23/11
Your drug war news all in one place.
"...to other offender-related efforts. Indeed, drug and mental health courts would be funded with just $57 million...."

Feb. 23, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Report
Congressional DeLay Tactics; and System of Checks and Imbalances
"...right-wing has gone court-shopping, filing its cases in the courts of judges who are known to be ideologically hostile..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Clemency Sought for Veteran
Execution set for Feb. 22

Feb. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...vendors offered everything from virtual whiteboards to new basketball courts, while architects compared notes and swapped business cards with..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The State of Perry's Smile
Governor proposes less for arts, more for big business
"...lawsuits" and that this is all about making the courts "accessible to the little guy" might be more credible..."

Feb. 9, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Parliament of Experts
Did 'expert testimony' convict an innocent woman of murder?
"...thing that's changed is, I think, there are more courts and other bodies aware of the fact that expert..."

Feb. 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The War on Talking About the Drug War
Border Patrol agent loses job after stating the obvious

Feb. 4, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Painting by Numbers
Wherein we recall how we got here ... and contemplate the baleful map-drawing future
"...either the Justice Department or the D.C. federal district courts. "For the first time since the 1960s, we have..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

City Retreats From Bungled Bid Process
Staff likely to bulletproof the next plan
"...to challenge the rejection and then moved to the courts with a lawsuit, which was dismissed because a decision..."

Jan. 28, 2011 News Feature by Amy Smith

Death Penalty Off the Hook
Preemptive strike against wrongful conviction fails in murder trial prehearing
"...of anything. He is asking Texas trial and appellate courts to entertain a purely hypothetical claim and make an..."

Jan. 21, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Guilty Until, and After, Proven Innocent
Sebesta still insists that Graves is guilty
"...The evidence showed prosecutorial misconduct by Sebesta, who the courts say hid exculpatory evidence from Graves’ defenders at trial...."

Jan. 20, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Pride Brought Low
Remorseless as ever, Tom DeLay finally encounters a little bit of justice
"...Priest acknowledged that the appellate courts might not agree with the trial's outcome, and DeLay..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Column by Michael King

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