When McAllen attorney Shiree Salinas (J.D. ’90) first heard about the St. Mary’s University School of Law’s groundbreaking online J.D. program, she immediately wrote back to the law school sharing her excitement. This fall, St. Mary’s Law became the first law school in the nation to have a fully online J.D.
A Brazoria County District Clerk Sorted Jurors by Race. A Black Man Convicted Under Her System Wants a New Trial.
The first defendant to request a new trial because of Rhonda Barchak’s system had a hearing last week.
Sally Hernandez, Kim Ogg, and Catrina Shead speak about the importance of working together to protect a city's most vulnerable residents.
He just wants to rock and roll all night, and hook ’em every day.
The NFL is threatening to pull out of Texas when it comes to event consideration, and the governor is fighting back.
The popular outdoor ”take-a-book, leave-a-book” displays face new restrictions in Big D.
The embattled Dallas County DA resigned this week.
The embattled agricultural commissioner is being investigated by the Texas Rangers, which may have given casual observers déjà vu.
That’s definitely not how anyone saw that investigation going.
He’s not wrong about that, but is this an opportunity to reconsider gambling laws?
The school, which has owned the trademark on ”12th Man” since 1990, has a history of renting it out to NFL franchises.
Fort Worth defense attorney Bryan Wilson lands a body blow in his quest to claim the ”most ridiculous lawyer in Texas” crown.
The Dallas Judge Who Said A Raped Teenager “Wasn’t The Victim She Claimed To Be” Has Been Formally Reprimanded
A panel determined that District Judge Jeanine Howard undermined public confidence after a controversial statement.
The Attorney General of Texas doesn’t usually shy away from the spotlight, but after turning himself in for three felony charges Monday, the outspoken chief civil lawyer for the state has been shockingly reticent.
Pamela Colloff writes about the first prosecutor to be disbarred under a new law in Texas.
After the Houston Chronicle's shocking and revealing depiction of what can happen with a grand jury, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is pushing for change.
The video proving that Brelyn Sorrells acted in self-defense the night he fatally stabbed another man had been sitting in the prosecution's office for fifteen months.
"Revenge porn"—the public sharing of nude photos of someone on the Internet without their permission—isn't yet illegal in Texas. And after a Houston woman was awarded $500,000 in damages after her ex-boyfriend posted videos and images she gave him to YouTube and elsewhere, it's worth asking if it needs to
Austin's always colorful district judge smacks down a request by Lance Armstrong's lawyers for a temporary restraining order against the United States Anti-Doping Agency. It was refiled on Tuesday.
The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.
Michael Morton spent 25 years wrongfully imprisoned for the brutal murder of his wife. How did it happen? And who is to blame?
Sure, Texas’s criminal justice system is tough. But as Fort Worth inmate Richard LaFuente could tell you, the federal criminal system is even tougher.
The senior editor on following the paper trail of Texas history, learning about Jack Johnson sparring with “Chrysanthemum Joe” Choynski, and researching his own family roots.
Houston attorney Bill Kroger and state Supreme Court chief justice Wallace Jefferson are on a mission to rescue thousands of crumbling, fading, and fascinating legal documents from district and county clerks’ offices all over the state. Can they save Texas history before it’s too late?
Joe Gutheinz has helped recover 79 moon rocks that the government lost track of in the past four decades.
Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist David Eagleman is out to change the way we think about guilt and innocence (and time and novels and, well, neuroscientists). Can he pull it off?
Greg Ott, the philosophy graduate student who was convicted of killing a Texas Ranger in 1978, has finally been released and is getting on with his life.
For years my relatives have claimed that they were robbed of oil and gas royalties on Padre Island. Last May a Brownsville jury agreed, vindicating—for now—the family’s proud heritage and proving that, sometimes, the little guy does win.
Here comes the judge.
WEST OF THE PECOS THERE IS NO LAW; west of El Paso there is no God.” So went the saying in unsettled West Texas—until the day in 1882 when Roy Bean became a justice of the peace in dusty little Langtry, where the sign over the Jersey Lilly, his combination
No high diving boards at public pools. No cameras in operating rooms. All this and more, thanks to lawyers.
If Texas is already overburdened with lawyers, and if, nevertheless, our law schools are still bursting with students, then I have a simple solution. Before submitting an application, all who want to apply to law school must sit down and read every word of the Texas constitution that was passed
Highly partisan justices are at the center of the Supreme Court scandal.
Should a judge’s friendships survive his election to the Supreme Court of Texas?
On Sunday it is legal to buy beer but not baby bottles, screws but not screwdrivers, disposable diapers but not cloth ones. No place but Texas.
What do drunks, prostitutes, lunatics, and elevators have in common? They’re all part of the weird 24-hour-a-day world of the Dallas County courthouse.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals confirms your worst fears about lawyers and judges and the impotence of the criminal justice system.
Whenever you buy or sell a house, hundreds of dollars of your money goes for something called title insurance. Title insurance is a great deal—for the title company.
Rusty Hardin is a prosecutor. Most of the time, his job is to put people in jail. This time, he wants a man dead.
It will be up to the 66th Legislature to solve these problems, and we’ll have to live with the solutions.
When we write a constitution for the first time in almost 100 years, everyone wants a piece of the pie. In spite of it all, the new draft turned out to be an improvement. Now it's the legislature's turn.
A law firm of almost 200 attorneys becomes an institution with massive power and life of its own. Three such firms are in Texas, including two of the four largest in the U.S. We open them, for the first time, to the public.
Making the rounds with Texas’ most unlikely cop.