Mark Graham Billy James Smith spent almost 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, he wants the city to make it right. This morning Billy James Smith became the first man exonerated through DNA evidence to file a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the City ... More >>
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
Off-field indiscretions be damned, Michael Irvin deserves football immortality
A rookie Democratic judge faces tough on-the-job training
Wait...we voted for who?
Criminal District Judge Manny Alvarez is a Republican. But he'd prefer it if you kept politics out it. Back in May, a non-partisan poll showed that two years after Bush won a historic 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, Republicans' stance on immigration was alienating Latinos at a rapid clip. Whether ... More >>
In just a few years, David Wells has eaten a big slice of Dallas' bail-bond business. His secret? It depends on whom you ask.
A grand jury looks into the relationship between a bail bond company and a Dallas deputy
When you make the cops mad, they can make you very, very sorry
Candidate R.D. Rucker explains the joy of sex and the problems of an elected judiciary
The trails of covering the Irvin case
Lawyers, goons, money--and some very curious sex toys. Laura Miller does the post-game analysis of the Michael Irvin trial.