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Death Watch: Deficient Counsel, but Not Prejudicial
Lawyers' terrible job not enough to overturn a death sentence
"...hallway outside the courtroom," noted a 2006 federal habeas petition. "A last-minute interview conducted in such a public setting..."

April 17, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Election Follies
Pressley contests D4 election, Zimmerman in ethics trouble
" technically filed against the winner ("Contestee"), although Pressley's petition argues that the election itself was inadequate or illegal..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Next Target: Springdale
Eastside activists target another urban farm
"...the street from the farm, did not sign the petition and adamantly disagrees with the claims by Llanes and..."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

Then There's This: County Folds on Tax Fight
Commissioners kick can down the road by opting to study appraisal system
"...Commissioner Margaret Gómez absent, County Commissioners nixed filing a petition with the appraisal district to protest the 2014 commercial..."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Kearney Sues UT
Former track coach claims race, sex discrimination
"...According to the petition filed in Travis County district court, UT unfairly singled..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Post by Amy Smith

City Promises to Obey Law ... Eventually
JJ Seabrook neighborhood fights back against 'ongoing construction site'
"...from the site than its opponents. In fact, a petition against the zoning has the support of just under..."

July 19, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

A 'Third Way' for Pot-Law Reform?
Marijuana Policy Project says 'No' to Kennedy proposal
"...As such, MPP has launched an online petition, calling on Kennedy to step back and get real:..."

Jan. 15, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money
Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line
"...Meanwhile, gun advocates have launched a White House petition to get CNN hack Piers Morgan deported, just because..."

Dec. 26, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

"...› The Confederacy has found the Internet! A petition on the White House website, asking for Texas to..."

Nov. 16, 2012 News Feature

Gay Place
What else is happening during the rest of Pride Week?
"...XENA MOVIE PETITION In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Then There's This: Austin Energy Readies Its Defense
New report shows suburban ratepayers don't have it so bad
"...challenge the utility's rate increase by filing a formal petition this month with the state Public Utility Commission...."

Aug. 17, 2012 News Column by Amy Smith

Gay Place: NICE GUNS
That's it, darlin', show off those AK-40-heavens. It's a gun show!
"...XENA MOVIE PETITION In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings,..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Austin Needs Geographic Representation
"...33,000 Austinites that signed the Austinites for Geographic Representation petition to get the 10-1 proposal on the ballot. I..."

July 29, 2012 Postmarks

Gay Place: Intention ... With Abandon
Good intentions pave the way to more pool parties and storming the bastille
"...XENA MOVIE PETITION In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings,..."

July 13, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Gay Place
Get bent this week: Drag, yoga, and more
"...XENA MOVIE PETITION In a time of ancient gods, warlords, and kings,..."

July 6, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Reefer Roundup: 12/9/11
Get your fix of drug war news
"...Lincoln Chafee, who together on Nov. 30 sent a petition to the DEA asking that marijuana be rescheduled. Currently,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

"...week, Michael King mistakenly reported that a charter amendment petition requires "5% of the previous record vote" to be..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Column

De-Registering Romeo and Juliet
Modest reform to sex offender laws goes to guv
"...possession of child pornography could have an opportunity to petition to de-register after being on the list for 15..."

May 12, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Clemency Sought for Veteran
Execution set for Feb. 22
"...Hayes said in a statement included in the clemency petition. "To this day, I do not believe that Timothy..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Baird To Rule on Recusal From Willingham Hearing
Willingham family seeks posthumous declaration of innocence
"...relatives – including his mother, Eugenia – filed a petition in Baird's court asking for him to declare Willingham..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Republicans Go Green
Are Republicns behind the Greens' ballot access?
"...votes cast in the previous election or present a petition for ballot access with 43,992 signatures within 75 days..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
" the Texas Legislature – TFN has started a petition called Just Educate wherein it charges "extremists" on the..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature

To the Cyber-Barricades!
Time Warner wants to meter broadband, and the techno-peasants are revolting
" four cities, including Austin, later this year: Online petitions, angry politicians (mayoral candidate Lee Leffingwell is outraged!), and,..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Kevin Brass

The Common Law
Can I Change My Name Without a Lawyer?
" change his or her name must file a petition requesting a change of name in the county where..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Column by Luke Ellis

Obama Team Says No to Pot
Obama transition team says "no" to legalizing pot
"...already collected more than 36,000 signatures on a Facebook petition calling on Obama to appoint to the White House..."

Dec. 16, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: Domain City Limits
City Charter amendment would end a deal gone sour
"...second proposition, sponsored by the Stop Domain Subsidies citizen petition, would effectively end direct retail subsidies altogether, including the..."

Aug. 22, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Nevadans for Hemp
University of Nevada looking to research hemp as biomass energy source
"...Sun, hempsters in the Silver State have filed a petition seeking to allow the University of Nevada's Desert Research..."

May 16, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...• Spay Austin Coalition is on the verge of petitioning the Austin City Council to mandate spaying and neutering..."

March 7, 2008 News Feature

Hollywood 1, OCEAN 0
Former Dallas Cowboy wins big one – with special teams assist from City Council
"...Community." The four-page screed defending "property rights" included a petition against the amendment, which Henderson submitted to council. At..."

Jan. 25, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Court of Criminal Appeals to Accept E-Filing in Death Penalty Cases
Move comes after petition filed in response to judge's decision to close courthouse door before executed inmate's attorneys could file last-minute appeal
"...former judges, and law professors signed on to a petition asking that the court adopt such a rule, allowing..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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