Teresa Hawthorne, the Dallas County judge who ruled that the state's death penalty statute was unconstitutional, must recuse herself from a capital murder case, a judge ruled today. Hawthorne was presiding over the capital murder trial of Roderick Harris, who's accused of killing brothers Alfredo ... More >>
The wheels of justice in the public defender's office grind up a few lawyers
Just a few months after we launched Unfair Park, we profiled Dallas public defender Mike Howard, then running the tell-all site Wretched of the Earth, on which he'd write about counseling the indigent on the county's dime. But Howard yesterday sent out a virtual change-of-address notice: He has left ... More >>
Brad Lollar On Tuesday, Dallas County Chief Public Defender Brad Lollar resigned -- right about the time he was being forced out by Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who claimed Lollar wasn't very good at his job -- wasting money, wasting time. From jump, Scott Henson at Grits for Breakfa ... More >>
The bill for the county's bad software gets bigger
Got a missing relative? Maybe you should look in the jail--and good luck with that.