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Travis County Clerk Lays Out Her July Election Plan
Despite threats by AG Ken Paxton, Dana DeBeauvoir expects a "hybrid" July election
"...condition" is a pending question in state and federal courts. On April 17, state District Judge Tim Sulak ruled..."

May 8, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
" that what you need is to pack the courts (see Bush v. Gore) and then reshape every legislative..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: Defense to D.A. – A Conflict of Interest?
John Hummel’s attorney calls original trial lawyer’s presence in D.A.'s Office “an irresolvable conflict of interest,” seeks to stop execution on that ground
"...has filed motions for Hummel in state and federal courts and is asking the Texas Board of Pardons and..."

March 13, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...presides over all the Travis County civil and family courts (and her primary opponent is a vainglorious party-jumper); litigator..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Pressley’s Zombie Council Fight Gets Snuffed
Texas Supreme Court declares an end to 2014(!) city election
"...imposed upon her and her attorney by the lower courts for their "frivolous" claims (including accusing election officials of..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Immigrant Women Stuck in Detention
T. Don Hutto detainees can't get their day in court
"...a disorganized and overburdened system. The nation's 58 immigration courts (Texas has nine) work differently than standard federal courts,..."

Jan. 26, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Live Music to See This Weekend
Unpacking Christmas in July
"...Broken Hearts. – Alejandra Ramirez SATURDAY A. Savage (Parquet Courts)..."

July 14, 2017 Music Post by The Music Staff

Bills Grant Texas Doctors Legal Cover to Mislead Pregnant Women
Is the Lege giving doctors a license to lie?
"...during an interview with CNN. An Intrusion of the Courts..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: The Way Things Are
Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls
"...enact a new voter ID law, and shouldn't the courts wait for that? Very reassuring. To The Victors …..."

April 14, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Roe's End?
After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court
"...power of one of the most conservative federal appellate courts in the country. In September 2013, roughly two months..."

Jan. 29, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Cost of Justice
Will voters want to pay for a new courthouse?
"...courthouse – the planning name is "Civil & Family Courts Complex" (CFCC) – is in itself unlikely to generate..."

July 10, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Women's unequal status under Israeli law is vividly conveyed in this award-winning film
"...for refusal. The primary interest of the presiding rabbinical courts is the preservation of the Jewish family, so unless..."

March 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell
It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life
"...unnamed Dallas Democratic judge for the innovation of drug courts "that treat alcoholism and drug addiction as a disease,..."

Jan. 23, 2015 News Column by Michael King

What's Next for Rosewood?
The transformation of Rosewood Courts is the centerpiece of a larger neighborhood plan
"...a fat white Chihuahua runs to greet me. Rosewood Courts, as it currently stands, feels parklike and friendly...."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Katie Pearl Halloran

Texas Governor to Decriminalize Pot!
Perry claims progress … but the facts are not so plain
"...punitive drug policy, and supports programs such as drug courts. "[A]fter 40 years of the war on drugs, I..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch
The Texas death chamber gets back into gear
"...state and ultimately denied in both state and federal courts. In February, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Texas Court Declines to Consider Final Appeal
McCarthy would be 500th inmate and 5th woman to be executed
"...state's highest criminal court is ceding to the federal courts the ability to decide on its own all such..."

June 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Keeping Busy
Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment
"...probably the most important environmental decision that the federal courts have made in a very long time. I think..."

Sept. 14, 2012 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

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

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 Race To Balance Out the Supremes
Dems, Libertarians vie to break GOP lock
"...1st Court of Appeals, one of 14 intermediate appeals courts in the state, where he is the only Dem..."

Oct. 22, 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

District Eternity
As Ronnie Earle steps down, he looks back on his life's work
"...the concept of "community justice" – including diversionary drug courts, child-abuse prevention, family-violence prevention, community justice councils, and so..."

April 11, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Supreme Attention
Four candidates and only two open seats in play in high court race
"...not only in the Supreme Court but all Texas courts, as a way to provide "meaningful [public] access to..."

Feb. 22, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
City will seek north location for courts
"...for construction, but for improvement of SATC's already existing courts. This is the latest victory for the opposition, the..."

Aug. 26, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law
Recreational waivers and releases
"...When contested, courts analyze these waivers to ensure that at the time..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...was violated – so that his appeal in Texas courts can first proceed. See "Supremes Hold Off on Mexican's..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Texas Joins the Inadequacy Club
School-finance decision consistent with national trends
"...held in common with almost two dozen state Supreme Courts...."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Naked City
Supreme Court hears arguments that Texas courts mishandle capital appeals
"...before the U.S. Supreme Court that state and federal courts have been misapplying the law in dozens of Texas..."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

After 18 Months, APD Releases Report on King Shooting
The APD report on the Sophia King shooting answers some questions, leaves others unaddressed
"...was shot and killed by police at the Rosewood Courts housing project in June of 2002. King, described by..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

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