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Qmmunity: The Fight for Queers’ Title VII Rights in SCOTUS’ hands
Plus GayCL returns and local stylists host benefit for Cheer Ups’ Maggie Lea
"...LGBTQmmunity under "sex"? Over the years, numerous U.S. Circuit Courts have ruled that Title VII does extend to queer..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

More Dems File in State Judicial Races
Keith Hampton, Amy Clark Meachum announce for high Texas courts

Oct. 11, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

More Dems File in State Judicial Races
Keith Hampton, Amy Clark Meachum announce for high Texas courts
"...judge for all the Travis County civil and family courts in Travis County. According to her campaign bio, she..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Mike Denton Jumps Into County Attorney Race
As expected, just-retired judge announces campaign for Dem nomination
"...his case, noting particularly his work to create specialized courts that emphasize diversion over conviction: domestic violence courts that..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

"...have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, insisting Texas courts have ignored Reed's "comprehensive and persuasive showing" of his..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature

Death Watch: As Execution Pace Quickens, a 30-Day Stay for Barbee
Meanwhile, Randy Halprin loses 5CA appeal and Rodney Reed supporters fight for justice
"...testing of evidence relating to his case, something multiple courts have rejected...."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Fifth Circuit Hears Objections to Texas' Fetal Burial Law
Anti-abortion measure currently on hold pending appeals
"...Morrison & Foerster LLP, have prevailed in the federal courts up until now, as the state of Texas seeks..."

Sept. 18, 2019 News Post by Saskia Henn

Assistant County Attorney Joins Race to Fill David Escamilla's Post
Laurie Eiserloh is the second candidate to officially enter hunt for Travis County Attorney
"...County Attorney's Office prosecutes criminal misdemeanors (often in the Courts-at-Law where Earle and Denton preside), and Eiserloh described several..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

$20 Million State Grant Comes Through for Indigent Defense
Texas Indigent Defense Commission approves four-year grant to create public defender’s office
"...Criminal Courts Presiding Judge Brenda Kennedy said she's cautiously optimistic that..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Texas' Latest Pro-Gun Laws Kick In
Never let it be said that Texas lawmakers have done nothing to respond to mass shootings
", allowing prosecutors and family members to petition the courts to temporarily remove firearms from people in crisis. As..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Death Watch: Mark Soliz Hopes One Stay Leads to Another
Death row inmate argues fetal alcohol spectrum disorder renders him unfit for execution
"...Without intervention from the courts, Soliz will be the sixth man executed by the..."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

State Grant Approved for Public Defender Office
New era in Travis County indigent defense to begin next year
"...resources for the private attorneys currently assigned by the courts to represent poor clients, will mean better and more..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people
"...that those cases are beyond the scope of federal courts. Last year, ALEC drafted a model resolution backing "the..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Luv Doc: He Doesn't Fish
There is no legitimate excuse for racism, sexism, or supporting our demonstrably imbecilic president
"...All that said, there is no legitimate excuse for..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Death Watch: Crutsinger Seeks Last-Ditch SCOTUS Appeal
Following the Aug. 21 execution of Larry Swearingen, Crutsinger could be the fifth Texan killed this year
"...had a "substantial history in the state and federal courts of a lack of professionalism, unethical behavior, and an..."

Aug. 30, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

How Much Reform Is Enough in the Travis County District Attorney Race?
Incumbent D.A. Margaret Moore faces challengers from the left
"...and subsequently played the same role in the federal courts in the Western District of Texas. That experience, he..."

Aug. 23, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Soccer Watch
"..."are right to pursue a legal remedy from the courts or Congress."..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

Anti-Abortionist and Heidi Group Founder Sues U.S. Government
Suit argues anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ groups with "sincere religious beliefs" deserve Title X money
" they want, but neither the government nor the courts should force taxpayers to fund this toxic brew of..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Amid New Immigration Policies, Local Attorneys and Immigrants Navigate a Broken System
Lawyers say the system has been thrown into "chaos"
"...face a backlog of over 892,000 cases on the courts' active dockets. On July 2, a Seattle district judge..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

How to Help Detained Migrant Families
Make an impact by contributing to these advocacy groups
"...assist in building a new respite center for refugees. Courts & Ports..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Katelyn Landry

Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana Effectively Decriminalized in Travis County
Texas decriminalizes “hemp,” chaos ensues
"...Area Private Defender Service board, is pleased that local courts are not accepting misdemeanor marijuana charges for the time..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: The Victory of Tom DeLay
With redistricting ruling, SCOTUS says it’s OK to cheat to win
"...particular. Indeed, as these cases approached SCOTUS, the lower courts ruled that the partisan gerrymanders they reflected had gone..."

July 5, 2019 News Column by Michael King

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward
From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation
", but does need mental health support. In the courts system, County Court at Law Judge Nancy Hohengarten started..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Paxton Thinks Abortion Providers Get a "Pass" in Court
A.G. urges SCOTUS to make it harder for providers to fight anti-choice laws
"..."Lower courts should no longer give abortion providers a free pass,..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

City Council Votes to Protect Mobile Home Residents
Nine mobile home parks rezoned for MH residential use
"...Town Condominiums, about a half mile from the Patton Courts Mobile Home Park, said the park is "a slum,..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Balmorhea is back, baby!
"...Date” pass before arriving. The campground and San Solomon Courts are still closed for repairs. Open daily 8am-7:30pm, Toyahvale,..."

June 29, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

District Court Candidates Announce Dem Primary Candidacies
Here come the judges …
"...Civil Courts..."

June 27, 2019 News Post by Michael King

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil
A taste of Eighties-style buddy-cop action-comedy hits all the right faces
"...a killer, and deciding whether he should face the courts or gang-style justice. It's a relationship summed up by..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Now Streaming in Austin: Flay
Austin horror escapes the courts and creeps onto VOD

June 21, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: “The Time to Act Is Now”
Lloyd Doggett on the need to begin impeachment proceedings
"...the House – a power akin to that of courts to enforce subpoenas by either arrest and confinement or..."

June 21, 2019 News Column by Michael King

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