Oh, wouldn't you know it? Leave it to me to get all gooh-gooh-eyed and sweety-feets about things. Then cruel reality comes crashing in. It's because I'm just too innocent of heart.
Just yesterday, I had my zither out singing softly to you about how the mayor had done the right thing in the municipa ... More >>
Maybe it is like watching them make sausage, but at least you have to give them a tip of the hat when they get the sausage right. The mayor and the Dallas City Council put themselves through a bruising debate yesterday on municipal court reform and in the end came up with the right answer, mostly.
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The secret story behind the story of the Dallas municipal judge fracas is that judges in the city courts don't run their own courts anyway. Ticket lawyers do.
I have been talking about this to lawyers familiar with the municipal courts -- lawyers who work there sometimes, not all the time. They kno ... More >>
Pretty good time this morning on Get Off My Lawn on KNON Radio (7a.m. every Monday), where I talked about a bunch of stuff but especially this morning's upcoming Dallas City Council budget briefing where a council member will be introducing the proposed new Cheryl, Tim and Ruth Law.
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Yesterday, the Dallas City Council approved a new slate of municipal judges after months of contentious debate. The city's court system was seen by some as too lenient and not generating as much revenue as it should. In shot, they were too damned fair.
What had been a mostly arcane debate boiled ov ... More >>