Nine months ago, Skye Wyatt's legal fortunes suffered what appeared to be a serious blow when the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Kilgore ISD had violated no established law when her high school softball coaches told her mother she was a lesbian. Now, Wyatt's legal team is de ... More >>
Danny FulgencioIn the current paper version of Unfair Park, we detail the lengthy battle between Robert O'Donnell and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who extinguished O'Donnell's child support collection business after several courtroom victories. Despite the efforts of Abbott and his off ... More >>
Brian HarkinDallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsIt's always a good idea 'round this time of the year to make a list of accomplishments, if only to figure out what you need to get done in the coming year. So happens, of course, that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins needs to g ... More >>
Family law judge David Hanschen may have received an "Excellent" job approval rating of just 14 percent on the Dallas Bar Association's 2009 Judicial Evaluation Poll, but he's celebrating a victory in what had been a bitter struggle for him just last year. After facing off with the Office o ... More >>
Randall discusses his work from Freedom Summer
How this lawsuit slipped past the offensive line is beyond me; maybe Flozell Adams and Marc Colombo let it through, like everybody else trying to sack whoever's under center for Your Dallas Cowboys. But on October 16, the Dallas Cowboys and NFL Properties filed a federal suit in the Northern Distric ... More >>
Emily Dowdy's case hangs on a judge's opinion of her own performance on the bench
What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?
Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence
The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times
Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.
A new effort tries to unlock former felons' votes
Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?
The IRS delivers a slap to a dubious charity deal
Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?
Is anything actually against the law in Texas elections?
Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out
Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!
The untold story of why Lenell Geter was freed
For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.
Turning down millions in state money to build juvenile boot camps, Tarrant County opted for a different approach--one that works
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"
Think it's brutal to send a 14-year-old boy to prison for decades? Meet Billy Ray Dennis, and think again.
Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?
A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network
Black leadership goes in the tank on civil rights, fights for the police chief's job instead
One side or the other broke the law in a messy city council race, Dallas' top election official says
In the he-said, she-said world of child visitation disputes, dads like Doug Watkins say fathers have no rights
After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced
The untold story of Dallas' bigest-ever police corruption scandal. Part two of a special report.
The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal
A tax-protesting CEO enlists his employees in the cause
The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink
Two former Dallas prosecutors say that's what they suffered
With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
The race for judge in Dallas' domestic-violence court raises questions of bias
A legal loophole lets illegal immigrants get out of jail nearly free
Lawyer Kenneth Mayfield racks up a winning record in the courts he helps oversee as a county commissioner
Gadfly injects more secret tape recordings into the Peavy saga
When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.
You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.
When young love ended in a rape allegation, the juvenile justice system left a Dallas teen's life in limbo.
Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents - or their religion?