The District Attorney's Office gets the right guy for the wrong reason.
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
Debtors like Craig Watkins used to end up in jail. Now they run for district attorney.
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
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 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?
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