Texas

1829 ABA Journal articles on Texas.

5th Circuit says cash bail system in Texas county is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that the cash bail system in Harris County, Texas, violates the due-process and equal-protection rights of poor defendants.

The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit…

Judge rules in battle of law firms using same initials in their names
A law firm that used the P and M initials in its name didn’t infringe the trademark of another law firm that used the same initials, a Texas judge has ruled.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

Judge charged with bribery after criminal defense lawyer participates in federal sting operation

A judge in Edinburg, Texas, has been charged with bribery in a federal sting operation aided by a local criminal defense attorney.

Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado, 64, was accused of…

Dale Felton: Texas Lawyers’ Facebook friend
After Hurricane Harvey, Dale Felton shared tips, insights and advice about flood insurance claims on the Texas Lawyers Facebook page.
Escaped federal inmate is captured returning to prison with booze, pot, home-cooked food

An escaped federal inmate in Beaumont, Texas, was arrested Wednesday evening as he was returning to prison with alcohol, tobacco, pot and home-cooked food.

Joshua Hansen, 25, of Dallas was…

Self-styled crime reporter is charged with misuse of information; she sees free-speech violation

A Texas woman who heads to crime scenes and broadcasts her own crime reports on Facebook is facing charges after she broadcast the name of a man who committed suicide…

Judge informs jurors that God told him accused sex trafficker isn’t guilty

Jurors in Comal County, Texas, weren’t swayed when the judge entered the jury room and said that God told him the defendant wasn’t guilty.

Judge Jack Robison said God told…

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

Google app feature matching selfies to art is blocked in 2 states with strict biometrics laws

A new and popular feature on the Google Arts & Culture app isn’t available in Illinois and Texas because of strict laws on the collection of “face geometry” and other…

Texas justice tweets in his Camry’s persona

A Texas justice recently confirmed to a federal appeals court isn’t the only member of the Texas Supreme Court with a penchant for Twitter.

Jeffrey Brown has been tweeting in…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

ICE detention center proposed for rural Wyoming town with no immigration attorneys

A private company has proposed to build an immigration detention center outside Evanston, Wyoming—a town that reportedly has no immigration lawyers and is more than an hour away from the…

How New York could change the game for its criminal defendants

After decades of criticism from defense attorneys and others, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he would push to change New York’s “blindfold law,” which allows prosecutors to withhold evidence against…

Advocates are fighting to outlaw adult marriages to minors
Virginia, Texas and New York forbid under-18 marriages, except for emancipated minors. Six more states will consider legislation soon. More than half of all states do not specify a minimum age for marriage.

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