• Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Lesbian Outed By High School Softball Coach Declares Victory in Fight With Kilgore ISD

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Governor Rick Perry 's Lame Statement About Child Support Tells Us All We Need To Know About Republican Ally Greg Abbott

    Danny Fulgencio​In 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 >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins Thinks He Did a Pretty Good Job in 2009

    Brian HarkinDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins​It'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 >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    Family Judge David Hanschen Celebrates A Victory in His Fight for Fathers' Rights, With Help From an Unlikely Place

    ​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 >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Faces Time

    Randall discusses his work from Freedom Summer

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    February 22, 2008
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    October 27, 2006

    Who Owns "America's Team"?

    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 >>

  • News

    April 20, 2006

    Train Kept on Rollin'

    Emily Dowdy's case hangs on a judge's opinion of her own performance on the bench

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    March 2, 2006
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    February 16, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Coloring Book

    What color will the district attorney be, and who gives a rat's rear end?

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    September 15, 2005

    Cell Disease

    Being sick in Dallas County's troubled jail can be a death sentence

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    September 15, 2005


    The mess at City Hall goes back to ancient times

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    September 1, 2005

    Race, Race, Race

    Man. Now everybody's calling everybody a racist.

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    July 21, 2005

    Oklahoma Railroad

    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.

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    December 18, 2003

    Cell-bloc Voting

    A new effort tries to unlock former felons' votes

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    August 14, 2003

    Science Fiction

    Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?

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    May 29, 2003

    The Taxman Cometh

    The IRS delivers a slap to a dubious charity deal

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    October 31, 2002

    Mr. No Apology

    Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?

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    May 30, 2002

    License to Scam

    Is anything actually against the law in Texas elections?

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    May 16, 2002

    Inhale With Hale

    Itinerant pro-pot candidate Steven Hale is down again, but not out

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    April 18, 2002

    Bill Due

    Why did the DMN kill a story about political favoritism? Guess right and win!

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    November 15, 2001

    The Way of the Gun

    The untold story of why Lenell Geter was freed

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    November 8, 2001

    Out of Mind, Out of Sight

    For a growing number of Texas kids with mental illnesses, the only place to get help is behind bars.

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    September 27, 2001

    Thanks, But No Thanks

    Turning down millions in state money to build juvenile boot camps, Tarrant County opted for a different approach--one that works

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    September 27, 2001

    Unhappy Campers

    Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"

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    September 13, 2001

    The Superpredator

    Think it's brutal to send a 14-year-old boy to prison for decades? Meet Billy Ray Dennis, and think again.

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    September 13, 2001

    Make 'em Pay

    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?

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    We Shall Stay on Top

    Black leadership goes in the tank on civil rights, fights for the police chief's job instead

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    May 10, 2001

    Deep Doo-doo

    One side or the other broke the law in a messy city council race, Dallas' top election official says

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    May 10, 2001

    Access Denied

    In the he-said, she-said world of child visitation disputes, dads like Doug Watkins say fathers have no rights

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    September 21, 2000

    Innocent as Charged

    After his acquittal on an assault charge, Clark Birdsall questions the system he once embraced

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    September 7, 2000

    Dirty Cops, Dirty Games

    The untold story of Dallas' bigest-ever police corruption scandal. Part two of a special report.

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    August 31, 2000

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal

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    August 10, 2000

    Taxing Situation

    A tax-protesting CEO enlists his employees in the cause

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    December 23, 1999

    Good time Charlie

    The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink

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    September 30, 1999

    Equal work, unequal pay

    Two former Dallas prosecutors say that's what they suffered

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    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    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.

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    September 3, 1998

    GOP to gays: Butt out

    Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays

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    March 5, 1998

    Choosing sides

    The race for judge in Dallas' domestic-violence court raises questions of bias

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    January 15, 1998

    Crime and no punishment

    A legal loophole lets illegal immigrants get out of jail nearly free

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    October 30, 1997

    Who ya gonna call?

    Lawyer Kenneth Mayfield racks up a winning record in the courts he helps oversee as a county commissioner

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    March 27, 1997

    Dueling tapes

    Gadfly injects more secret tape recordings into the Peavy saga

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    January 23, 1997

    'It's all a matter of power.'

    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.

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    "I'll Fight for You!"

    You want Brian Loncar on your side, all right. Ask anyone who's made the mistake of crossing him.

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    August 8, 1996

    A Minor Affair

    When young love ended in a rape allegation, the juvenile justice system left a Dallas teen's life in limbo.

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    July 18, 1996

    The Dope Bowl

    Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.

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    November 17, 1994

    'Tell Mama Why You Cry' (Part II)

    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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