Tag Archives: Texas Courts

Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

For those of you who think Massachusetts is that silly small liberal New England state, our criminal justice issues are no picnic. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2014 BOSTON — This past March, the Dallas … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Judge Ken Anderson Still Can’t Tell the Truth

Former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson, now a county judge, shown before testifying about his role in the murder trial of Michael Morton. Photo by the Texas Tribune / KUT News.Judge Ken Anderson still can’ttell the truth about the Morton … Continue reading

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Blind Justice in Texas : Judge Keller Faces Impeachment Trial

Texas Judge Sharon Keller, and Michael Richard, who was executed after Judge Keller closed her door to his appeal. Keller photo by Elena Grothe / Austin American-Statesman. Photo of Richard from Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Sharon Keller – presiding … Continue reading

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Cheney and Gonzales Indicted in Texas : Abuse of Federal Prisoners

Dick (look out, he’s got a gun) Cheney, photographed in Sydney, Australia, February, 2007.‘The indictment criticizes Cheney’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.’November 18, 2008 McALLEN, Texas — … Continue reading

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Texas Court Decision Worthy of Tom Delay : Checks Aren’t Money!

The Hammer his own self. Photo by Carrie Devorah / WENN.Court Writes Delay a Blank CheckBy Andrew Wheat / September 19, 2008 Two years after scandal drove Tom DeLay from Congress and six years after DeLay allegedly violated state law … Continue reading

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Grits for Breakfast :
Texas Appeals Court Takes New Look at Use of Post-Conviction DNA Evidence

‘We know the criminal justice system needs reform,’ By Grits for Breakfast | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2008 There was a time not so long ago when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals didn’t think too highly of … Continue reading

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