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Reefer Madness: Drug Court: No Silver Bullet
If drug court isn't the answer, what is?
"...Let's face it: America has a drug problem. Perhaps the biggest part of this problem is..."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Jordan Smith

Bid to Reschedule Pot Denied by Federal Court
Pot-law reformers to seek rehearing
"...the Coalition to Reschedule Cannabis first petitioned the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana for medicinal purposes, the..."

Jan. 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

UDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Begins in Federal Court
Contested provisions set to take effect Oct. 29
"...care, UT professor Joe Potter testified today in federal court...."

Oct. 21, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Court Says No to Hemp
After years of legal wrangling, appeals court rules against North Dakota farmers
"...after two farmers appeared before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to argue for their right to grow..."

Dec. 23, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

D.A.’s Office Unveils State Jail Court
Prosecuting drug possession and third theft offenses
"...the Travis County District Attorney's Office will process certain drug-related cases through a new court, to be known as..."

June 1, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Supreme Court OKs Use of Execution Drug
SCOTUS greenlights use of lethal injection drug midazolam
"...On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against four death row inmates (one of..."

July 3, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

UPDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Continues in Federal Court
Second day of testimony continues this afternoon
"...hasn't been easy, she testified this afternoon in federal court...."

Oct. 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

NoDak Farmers Continue Fight for Hemp in Federal Appeals Court
"...Judge Daniel Hovland on Nov. 28 dismissed from his court a lawsuit brought by two local farmers seeking freedom..."

Dec. 12, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Maryland Mayor Sues Cops Over Botched Drug Raid
Mayor Cheye Calvo says SWAT practices must change
"...the Prince George's Co. Sheriff's Office, hoping that the court will order the county to change the way it..."

June 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

ACLU Blasts Drug Task Forces
Yet more charges of impropriety against Texas' much-maligned supernarcs
"...based in Amarillo, was responsible for the infamous Tulia drug arrests. In Austin, the now-defunct Capital Area Narcotics Task..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Supreme Court Makes Abortion Access for Neglected Teens Even More Difficult
Texas Court adds more rules to judicial bypass law
"...– abused, neglected minors. And yesterday, the Texas Supreme Court made those rules even more difficult...."

Dec. 30, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

Drug War Czar Stumping in the Silver State
"...against a host of Nevada public officials, asking the court to restrain them from using their public office –..."

Nov. 2, 2006 News Post by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: DPS Says Drug Seizures Up
Troopers collect $160 million worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, department reports
"...Safety reports that 2005 was another record-breaking year for drug seizures, with troopers collecting more than a ton of..."

June 16, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Drug-War Stories
Struggling against the hysteria
"...seed and oil. In February, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the HIA, and in late..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

Another Drug War Casualty
Testimony continues this week in the capital murder trial of 23-year-old Edwin Delamora, accused of firing the fatal shot that killed Travis County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Ruiz in February 2001.
"...Was Ruiz just another casualty of a war on drugs that's impossible to win?..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Pitonyak Trial: From Court TV to You
Jury finds former UT student Colton Pitonyak guilty of "knowingly and intentionally" murdering Jennifer Cave, gives him 55 years
"...best, to portray his client Colton Pitonyak as a drug-addled fool who somehow shot his friend Jennifer Cave in..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drug War Blowback
Drug-raid tactics come under increasing scrutiny
"...blacks, Kevlar vests and helmets, preparing to execute a drug warrant at the home of Felix and Cruz Rosales..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Drug Warriors
Hays County drug war is costing lives and money.
"...Alexander "Rusty" Windle was not a drug dealer, but he died like one. Before dawn on..."

Nov. 5, 1999 News Feature by Nate Blakeslee

APD's White Takes 'Bad Blood' Back to Court
White lawsuit is the latest chapter in the Mala Sangre saga
"...Austin Police Department Detective Jeff White were headed into court for a hearing to determine the next (plodding) steps..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bill Adler and the Drug Underworld Innocence and Savagery
"...with a story unmatched in the chronicles of the drug war. Adler literally risked his life to tell the..."

Jan. 26, 1996 Books Feature

Jovita's Court Dates Continue
Alleged kingpin will have his hearing July 10
"...arrested on June 21, charged with participating in the drug ring, in the culmination of a yearlong joint federal-state-local..."

July 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: A Drug Shortage
How will Texas kill people if it runs out of the drugs to do it?
"...Department of Criminal Justice uses in conjunction with other drugs to kill its death row inmates...."

March 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Drug War Casualty Gets Pardon
Tyrone Brown soon to be released from prison on terms of conditional pardon issued by Perry last week
"...Arguably Texas' best-known drug war casualty, Tyrone Brown, will soon be released from..."

March 16, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

The Roberts Court Begins Its First Term
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
"...The U.S. Supreme Court's new term began Oct. 3 with 50-year-old John Roberts..."

Oct. 14, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

WilCo Court Fight
Suit claims commissioners gutted constable's budget after it had already been adopted, in order to transfer mental-health duties from constable's precinct to sheriff's office
"...in Griffin's current lawsuit against the Williamson Co. Commissioners Court. The suit claims that the court gutted Griffin's budget..."

July 14, 2006 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

459th District Court: The New Bench
How progressive can you get?
"...The 459th District Court is a new court, created by the Lege last..."

Feb. 16, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

147th District Court: Two Kinds of Experience
One candidate draws on criminal law, the other on civil, for criminal bench
"...The race for Travis County's 147th Criminal District Court pits a seasoned criminal attorney and public official against..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Abortion Law Heads to Court
Suit challenges constitutionality of HB 2
"...abortion regulations law is set for hearing in federal court Oct. 21. Lawyers for a host of women's health..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

459th District Court: New Civility
All rise for the new bench
"...the ballot is the run-off for the 459th District Court. This is a new court, created by the Lege..."

May 11, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The 'People's Court'
Pro-pot candidate enters JP race
"...He's not talking about making new court rules (per se), or about modernizing the court's website...."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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