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Page Two: Mutiny: A Ballet in Several Parts
Part II, Illustration Not Validation
"...or illegal should be determined almost independently of the courts, because some judges and lawyers are corrupt and the..."

May 14, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Day Trips
The famous trees of Texas
"...Texas were used as makeshift gallows, some by legitimate courts and some by vigilantes. In Goliad, a giant oak..."

April 30, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...justice system as a whole." – Jordan Smith Specialty Courts Proponents Honored..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 4/15/10
Hooray for council-free Thursdays
"...The Housing Authority meets at Chalmers Courts Apartments, 1801 E. Fourth, at noon. Among other topics,..."

April 15, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Mother Falcon
"...its airy swoon, and five-minute closer "Faint Green Light" courts chamber folk in charming swells. Credit the Canadian collectives..."

April 9, 2010 Music Review by Doug Freeman

U.S. Supremes Give Skinner a Reprieve
Death row inmate awaits decision on DNA
" a controversial one that has split the circuit courts of appeal – a circumstance that also makes the..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Supremes Ponder 'Pole Tax'
Debate over stripper surcharge goes to state's highest court
"...Karpod Inc. have successfully challenged it in two lower courts. In this latest appeal by the state, Solicitor General..."

April 2, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Pot Possession a Passport to Deportation?
Supreme Court considers when a legal U.S. resident can face deportation
"...ineffective assistance of counsel. Not so, said the Kentucky courts, since deportation was only a "collateral" issue it didn't..."

April 1, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Strippers to the Supremes
Texas Supreme Court gets into major First Amendment case
"...v. Susan Combs, et al has been circling the courts for two years as the state has tried to..."

March 26, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Travis County's Specialty Courts

March 26, 2010 News Feature

Niche Justice
Travis County specialty courts try to break the cycle of crime
"...This has led to the creation of numerous "specialty courts" – also called "problem-solving" or "therapeutic" courts. According to..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Recovery Projects
Help for defendants who are homeless, alcoholic, or mentally ill
"...officials say, has been the increased communication between the courts and the Travis County Sheriff's Office, which runs the..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Family Violence Court: 'Homicide Prevention'
"...power. "There has to be some coordination among the courts," she said. And cases involving wealthy defendants still have..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Order! Order! The Totally Awesome AusChron Newscast is In Session!
Specialty courts and more
"...week's cover story on the local surge of "specialty" courts – dockets designed to address specific instances and offenses,..."

March 25, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Row Case Evidence May Never Be Tested
When technicalities take precedence over finding out who done it
"...standard would seem to apply to Skinner's case, the courts so far have not agreed: Apparently it is Skinner's..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

299th District Court: Montford and Sage Eye Next Stage
The two top vote-getters move to run-off

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

147th District Court: Brown Takes Gammon Down
Hands down for Cliff Brown

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New Hearing for Death Row Inmate
Charles Dean Hood heads back to district court for new punishment hearing
"...of Mr. Hood's case, it should not distract the courts or the public from the more troubling issue at..."

March 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drug Budget
What does Obama's new drug budget say about his administration's priorities?
"...slated to go to criminal justice programs, including drug courts, which have had great success across the country in..."

March 5, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

'Kia Neill: Terrain'
An eerie, shimmering otherscape somewhere between LAX and the land of faery
" far removed from where there are banks and courts and mundane quotidia, it could be that you'd also..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Point Austin: What's in a Word?
Joseph Stack's terrorism calls attention to rampant political hypocrisy
"...trial. That is, Smith wants to bar from U.S. courts prisoners only accused of violent acts (mostly by bounty..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Column by Michael King

No Excuses for Keller's Conduct, Attorneys Argue
New filings suggest judge is shirking responsibility for inmate's death

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Supports Olga Seelig
" crucial to our democracy at every level of courts, not just the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, the bench..."

Feb. 23, 2010 Postmarks

The People's Courts
Dems square off in three races
"...five justices of the peace oversee, essentially, the "people's courts" – they consider, for example, lawsuits involving less than..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

331st Court: Who Should Follow Judge Perkins?
A two-man race
"...the criminal justice system. For years, he says, the courts were not "being fair to people with mental illness..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Feb. 18-25
"...these judicial candidates for the 299th and 147th district courts, respectively. Bring canned food for the Capital Area Food..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature

"...$5 nude entertainment fee on the books. Two lower courts have already ruled the fee (variously nicknamed the pole..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature

The San Antonio Shimmy
Texas Supreme Court to review stripper surcharge
"...However, the state (which simply won't let this shabby,..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Innovative Justice: Lipscombe vs. Seelig
Both candidates push alternatives to incarceration
"...The six Travis County Criminal Courts at Law handle an enormous number of misdemeanor cases..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Political Dust Clouds 201st: Patterson vs. Meachum
Is the candidate with most experience also a liability?
"...of the docket distinguishes her candidacy. "These are the courts where my practice has been for the last 10..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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